Eat your way around the world on the Gold Coast

Eat your way around the world on the Gold Coast

There is no better way to truly immerse yourself in a culture than by experiencing its traditional cuisine.

With an ever expanding dining scene, the Gold Coast is a top spot for foodies to either try something different without trekking across the globe or allow them to step back in time to their travel memories through their tastebuds.

With a cuisine to suit ever flavour, these are our top picks to eat your way around the world on the Gold Coast.

Thai

Who? Chiangmai Thai
Where? 2779 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
Why? Uncover the otherworldly experience of Thailand through neon lights, fountains, statues and most importantly, curries, satays and salad as if they were straight off Thailand’s iconic street food markets.

Chiangmai Thai Restaurant Surfers ParadiseImage Source: Chiangmai Thai Restaurant

Spanish

Who? Don Miguels
Where? 44 Nerang St, Southport
Why? Spain was the birthplace for the tapas phenomenon, and no one does it quite like Don Miguels. Whether you order their renowned raciones, the mouth-watering paella or refreshing sangria, this is your one stop shop to uncover all the flavours of Spain.

Don Miguels 2Image Source: Don Miguels

Italian

Who? Fellini Ristorante
Where? Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Why? When it’s owned and operated by native Italians, you know you will get the real deal. The internationally-acclaimed restaurant not only boasts fine dining at its best, but really does bring true Italian cuisine to our doorstep.

Fellini Restaurant Rollata di Vitello al funghiImage Source: Fellini Ristorante

Mexican

Who? Bonita Bonita
Where? 2460 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Why? The best of Mexico meets the Gold Coast as traditional recipes are given a modern twist. The next-level Mexican serves up some pretty mean Margaritas, crispy snapper tacos and sweet pumpkin empanadas.

Bonita BonitaImage Source: Bonita Bonita

Indian

Who? Randhawa’s Indian Cuisine
Where? 6/3027 The Boulevard, Emerald Lakes
Why? Cooked from scratch to suit all tastes, Randhawa’s promises all our classic favourites as well as some of India’s best kept secrets to their menu.

Randhawa's Indian Cuisine curryImage Source: Randhawa’s Indian Cuisine

American

Who? Easy Street Diner
Where? 12/2563 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Why? For good old fashioned American cuisine, you can’t go past the steaming buffalo wings, cheesy fries, loaded burgers and mustard topped hotdogs at Easy Street Diner.

Easy Street Diner 2Image Source: Easy Street Diner

Vietnamese

Who? Can Tho Kitchen
Where? 5/465 Oxley Drive, Runaway Bay
Why? Husband and wife team Vien and Thao came to Australia from Vietnam in the 80’s and are sharing the best of their culture through steaming wok stirfrys, rice paper rolls and Vietnamese noodles.

Can Tho Kitchen Bar 2 Pho Beef NoodleImage Source: Can Tho Kitchen

Ethiopian

Who? Horn of Africa
Where? 5/46 Nerang Street, Southport
Why? Scoop up traditional stewed meat and vegetable dishes with authentic injera flat bread at Horn of Africa, the real deal when it comes to Ethiopian culture and cuisine.

The Horn of Africa 2Image Source: Horn of Africa

German

Who? Bavarian Bier Café
Where? 2 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach
Why? Healthy, hearty and inspired by true German heritage, the Bavarian Bier Café promises a sausage, schnitzel and beer to suit all palettes.

BavarianBierCafe_4Image Source: Bavarian Beer Cafe

Japanese

Who? O-Sushi
Where? 72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta
Why? It’s no surprise that O-Sushi was voted QLD’s favourite Japanese restaurant with their perfect blend of tradition and creativity.

BroadbeachSlider-06Image Source: O-Sushi

Greek

Who? Xenia Grill
Where? Beach House Plaza, Corner McLean Street and Marine Parade, Coolangatta
Why? Using family recipes and traditional cooking methods, you won’t get Greek food much more authentic than this. Let’s not forget the oceanfront location for some pretty sweet dinner views.

xenia grill 3Image Source: Xenia Grill

Korean

Who? Yi Dynasty BBQ
Where? 3 Nerang Street, Southport
Why? For an interactive and authentic Korean BBQ experience, sear your own meat to your own personal perfection as your dinner cooks at the table before your eyes.

Yi Dynasty BBQ 1Image Source: Yi Dynasty BBQ

Middle Eastern

Who? Taboon
Where? 514 Christine Avenue, Robina
Why? Uncover a melting pot of flavours from the east with homemade falafel, dips and pita bread and slow-cooked lamb tagine.

Taboon Modern Middle Eastern Cafe 3Image Source: Taboon

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