As one of the signature dining venues at The Star Gold Coast, Kiyomi is renowned for its cutting-edge Japanese fare, delicately melding authentic flavours with modern techniques to create an unforgettable fine-dining experience. Sashimi, caviar and raw delicacies act as the perfect prelude to Kiyomi’s large share dishes, which includes izakaya-style plates, tempura delights, and high-end offerings like the Kiwami wagyu, which is exclusive to Kiyomi.
Located in Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, room81 offers a unique fine-dining experience. Diners have the opportunity to take a self-guided tour through room81’s renowned modern-Australian dishes, selecting items from the tasting menu that are meticulously plated using local produce. Everything here is just as much a feast for the eyes as it is the palate.
Social Eating House + Bar
This refined-dining gem enjoys pride of place wrapping around the base of The Oracle towers. Swing in for cocktails, bar snacks and plates of sliced-to-order goodness from the charcuterie cabinet, or settle in for a journey through its share-style modern-Australian menu. The small and large plates dance across the land and sea (from lamb shoulder that’s slow roasted in sheep’s milk yoghurt to daily sashimi arrangements) with local produce always in the foreground.
Mamasan Kitchen + Bar
If you’re looking for modern Asian in Broadbeach, this is the place to go. Chef Ray Choi’s menu covers everything from small bites though to banquet-style feasts. Start with the octopus karaage salad, wrap your mitts around pillow-soft bao, or opt for larger share plates like the Peking duck pancakes or the slow-cooked pork cheeks in orange-soy master stock.
Nineteen at The Star
Those on the search for an extra-special dining experience in Broadbeach can’t look past Nineteen. Enjoying pride of place atop The Darling luxury hotel, this elevated fine diner offers a menu based around simplicity and elegance. The rock-lobster bolognese is a must-try, while the ‘rare to rare’ slow-roast prime rib can’t be passed up. Oh, and you’ll have some of the best skyline views in town.
Moo Moo Wine Bar + Grill
Since 2005, this Broadbeach institution has built a long-standing reputation for its specialty steaks and fine wines. Beef is the star of the show here (there’s also delicious seafood and poultry on offer), with the menu featuring some of the country’s finest pasture-fed and grain-fed cuts. There’s also an extensive cellar list and a raft of cocktails to choose from.
Known for delivering time-honoured Italian cuisine (just like Nonna), Gemelli transports diners to some of Italy’s most delicious regions. From antipasti to pizza, handmade pastas and more, Gemelli is a go-to for quality Italian in Broadbeach. Salute!
The eye-catching woodfired pizza oven really sets the scene for a delicious night ahead at Cucina Vivo. Inspired by Italy’s rich food culture and the cliff-top restaurants of the Amalfi Coast, Cucina Vivo dishes up authentic classics in a cheerful, relaxed setting overlooking the pristine tropical pool. From handmade pastas and pizzas to larger dishes off the charcoal grill, you can expect a true Italian dining experience here.
The Loose Moose
It’s best to back off those belt buckles a few notches ahead of a visit to The Loose Moose. From haloumi fries and karaage chicken to Buffalo wings, hotdogs and towering burgers, you certainly won’t go home hungry. Wash it all down with a beer-tasting paddle, and finish with the Golden Gaytime buttermilk waffles.
Hideaway Kitchen + Bar
Hidden in plain sight on the Gold Coast Highway, Hideaway is a haven for street-style Asian eats. Start with bites from the raw bar, before working your way through smaller plates like sticky lamb ribs in hot and spicy sauce, handmade dumplings (the wagyu beef and mushroom dumplings are a delight), baos, barbecue dishes and larger plates like curries, pork belly and whole fish.
This Italian icon is one of the longest-running restaurants on the Gold Coast. Mid-2019 marked the 30th year in operation for Mario’s, which is a true testament to its passionate family of owners. The open kitchen dishes up favourites like traditional Italian pizza, comforting pastas, fresh seafood and authentic mains. Expect to roll out of Mario’s with a big smile and a belly full of garlic bread and wine.
Harajuku Gyoza Beer Stadium
As the name suggests, it’s all about gyoza and beer at Harajuku. You’ll be greeted with a hearty “Irasshaimase”, before settling in for a night of tasty Japanese fare, paired with craft beer brewed on-site and an endless selection of sake. The gyozas are handmade daily in combinations like pork and kimchi, duck with spicy vinegar, and even a crispy fried three-cheese gyoza. The menu expands further with vibrant poke bowls and hearty chicken katsu burgers, through to colourful Japanese salads, crunchy karaage chicken and more.
Koi Dining + Lounge Bar
Perched right in the thick of the action on Surf Parade, you certainly can’t miss Broadbeach icon Koi. Not only is it the home of The Koi Boys, this long-standing restaurant and bar offers sophisticated alfresco dining. The extensive menu suits all tastes (hot tip – if you’re unsure what to order, go for the sandcrab lasagne with abalone cream sauce), plus there’s a fun list of cocktails to sip through. Plus, it’s the perfect people-watching spot.
If you’ve worked your way through that list (go you!) then head over to our Stumble Guide to explore the rest of Broadbeach.