According To Locals, These Are The Best Eateries On The GC

By Lisa Gribble
16th Jul 2018

best restaurants gold coast

We asked the hard questions and you answered—who does the best burger, coffee, breakfast and everything in between on the Gold Coast? It’s like trying to choose your favourite child, but you did it! We’ve trawled through all your votes for your fave hot spots on the Gold Coast and without further ado, here they are:

Main Street Burger bar—the name says it all: these guys do burgers, and they do them freaking well. Safe to say the votes are down to their out of this world, mouth-watering burgers. Main Street Burger Bar is the perfect place for burgers, beers and music, we’re not surprised you guys voted and voted and voted for them! PS—if you're a fan of corn on the cob, you need to make a pilgrimage here. 

Paradox Coffee Roasters is one of your favourite spots to get your daily coffee—and for good reason. Finding good coffee is easy on the Gold Coast, but picking just ONE favourite? Now that’s hard. But Paradox Coffee Roasters have taken the gold! Could it be because of their high coffee take on high tea? Or their grungey, exposed brick vibes? Most likely. If you like your coffee served out of a cooler-than-thou warehouse—where the beans are roasted on site—with a side of epic breakfasts, we'd suggest checking out Paradox Coffee Roasters. 

We aren’t surprised in the slightest that Lockwood Bar was voted number 1 by all of you. This hidden bar in Burleigh has been popular since opening back in 2017. We don’t throw this term around lightly but Lockwood Bar is mind-blowing! There, we said it. If you haven’t checked these guys out, what are you waiting for?! Expect a speakeasy-style bar, with bartenders dressed in ties, flat caps and waistcoats, with entry only granted via text message. These guys only seat 50 people at a time, so you know you're in the coolest bar in town. 

Spoiler alert—they’re all great! The votes for the best beach was so popular we couldn’t see one clear winner. Since you couldn’t choose, we won’t either, but here’s a list of our absolute favourites. Got something to add to the list? Send us a DM!

The Scottish Prince earned their spot on the list with a hefty amount of votes from all of you guys! We’re not sure if its because of the 150+ bottles of whisky and the lads at The Scottish Prince making it their life mission to see every patron enjoying whisky, or the menu that will have your mouth watering with every dish­—this menu will have us returning time and time again. PS—it doubles as the perfect spot to bring out of towners to wow the pants off them.

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Image credit: Grace Elizabeth Images for The Urban List

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