There’s only one thing better than a spread of delicious food, and that’s an unlimited spread of delicious food. With that in mind, we thought we’d compile the Gold Coast’s seven best all-you-can-eat restaurants or event nights that will leave you bursting at the buckle.
Bazaar Interactive Kitchen At QT Gold Coast
There’s some stiff competition in elite hotel circles, but when it comes to buffet feasts, QT Gold Coast’s Bazaar is considered the best in the city. Big call, right? And like everything QT does, they’ll ask that you forget any past buffet experiences, because they like to be different, and they nail it. Firstly, they’ll have you know this isn’t a buffet, it’s an “interactive marketplace”. Dishes are purposefully displayed without labels, forcing you (in a good way) to interact with the friendly staff and chefs on hand. Bazaar’s selection is seriously eye-popping and always changing with dinner options like made-to-order steaks; seafood (prawns, crabs, oysters), an Asian station (dumplings, stir-fries, curries), countless salads and an impressive array of sweets. Served seven days a week for breakfast ($39.50), dinner ($75 to $79.50), and Sunday Brunch ($59); one thing is guaranteed, you’ll need to be rolled out the door.
Il Barocco At Palazzo Versace
Palazzo Versace’s Il Barocco is a buffet restaurant with class. If it’s possible to keep your poise while returning for plate after plate piled high with fresher-than-fresh seafood, carvery roast meats and naughty desserts, this is the place to test your composure. Prices are lower for non-crustacean lovers, but you’re looking at $89.90 Monday to Thursday and $99.90 Friday to Sunday. Their all-you-can-eat menu will take you on an international culinary adventure, but if you’re anything like us, you’ll be seizing the opportunity to eat mountains of prawns, oysters, calamari, crab, mussels, smoked salmon and fish.
Harvest Buffet At The Star Gold Coast
For one of the Gold Coast’s best buffet experiences, make a beeline for Harvest Buffet at The Star Gold Coast. Decked out with fresh oysters, prawns, sushi, crabs and mussels, even boasting mouth-watering carvery roasts and classic favourites like pizza, pasta, curries, soups, salads and a chocolate fountain, even the fussiest eater will leave in a food coma. Open seven days a week for breakfast ($34.90) and dinner, with lunch served on weekends, prices can vary depending on the time of week but you can expect to pay around $50 for a prawn buffet and $74.90 for the premium seafood buffet.
Salt Meats Cheese All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Night
Incorporating a delicatessen and wood-fired pizzeria, Salt Meats Cheese is a dream for all lovers of Italian food. There’s a lot to love about this place (their Flaming Cheese Wheel is one of them), but perhaps our most favourite is their All You Can Eat Pizza nights. Monday night you can enjoy unlimited pizza from 6pm for $25 per person with any drink purchase and vegans are invited to join in on the fun with the same deal running on Thursday nights with unlimited vegan pizza. Prepare for a carb overload.
Mr P.P’s All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Night
Southport’s favourite spot for after-work tipples and weekend soirees, Mr P.P.’s boasts a European style deli and wine bar downstairs and a casual rooftop patio with city views and breezes from the Broadwater upstairs. But you’re here for some of the best all you can eat on the Gold Coast, and Wednesday is your night for bottomless plates of pasta, for $20 per person (with purchase of a drink). Think: housemade sausage ragu with rigatoni pasta, chili pumpkin linguini and more.
Citrique At Marriott Resort And Spa
Citrique is an institution, serving up one of the best all you can eat buffets on the Gold Coast. Paying homage to the incredible produce of SE Queensland, you can expect a fresh and innovative menu with international flair, set amidst a lively atmosphere. With a huge selection of seafood on offer, get ready to gorge on locally-caught ocean fresh prawns, Hervey Bay scallops, mussels, Tasmanian smoked salmon, oysters and crab. If seafood is not your style, never fear, as they’ve got a range of antipasto, succulent roasts, Asian dishes, wood-fired pizza and European classics to keep you satisfied. And like any good buffet, there’s an indulgent spread of desserts and delicacies to fill up your sweet side. Citrique is open seven days a week, with lunch ($70) available on the weekend, dinner ($82 to $89) from Monday to Saturday and breakfast ($40 to $44) served each morning.
Four Winds Revolving Restaurant At Crowne Plaza
If the name didn’t give it away, Four Winds 360° is a revolving restaurant that boasts breathtaking, 360-degree views of the Gold Coast, as well as an impressively delicious buffet. The award-winning menu features seafood and Australian-fusion dishes along with desserts and an extensive wine and cocktail menu to help you wash it all down. You can expect to eat until your heart’s content while you take in picture-perfect views of the golden sand, surf, cityscape and hinterland. Open all week, enjoy lunch from $61 to $72 and dinner from $71 to $81.
Terraces Restaurant At Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
Set amidst the iconic Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Terraces Restaurant is the epitome of an Instagrammable dining experience, surrounded by water features and shimmering lagoons. You’ll be pleased to know their seafood buffet is as delicious as it is stylish, serving up fresh oysters and prawns, delicious roasts and a sweet, sweet selection of desserts. Tuck into breakfast ($43 to $49), lunch ($69 to $88) or dinner ($83 to $95) seven days a week.
Worked your way through the best all-you-can-eat restaurants on the Gold Coast? You’ll probably need to take a hike next.
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