Food & Drink

37 Of The Best New Openings On The Gold Coast In 2023

By Urban List Gold Coast

From re-launches of some of our favourite Gold Coast institutions to exciting fresh faces in the foodie landscape, these new restaurant openings on the Gold Coast are set to shake up a scene that’s already bursting at the seams with wining and dining goodness.

Break out the diaries, Gold Coast. Here are 37 of the best new restaurant openings on the Gold Coast.

Little Truffle 2.0

Mermaid Beach

little truffle

In huge news for the Gold Coast, esteemed Mermaid Beach dining institution Little Truffle has just reopened its iconic timber doors, revealing a magnificent million-dollar renovation. Renowned chef and restaurateur Daniel Ridgeway and wife Ruggie are unveiling the highly-anticipated rebirth of their distinguished fine-dining haven, Little Truffle Dining Room & Bar on Tuesday 10 October.

The decision to temporarily close during the light rail construction was rooted in a deep commitment to their guests' premium experience; now, it’s time to experience a revitalised, elevated experience at Little Truffle. The restaurant's jaw-dropping million-dollar metamorphosis includes a complete change of layout, fixtures, seating, bar, amenities, and kitchen. The new Little Truffle menu is as exceptional as always, starring some familiar signature dishes (yes, the Moreton Bay bug and prawn tortellini) as well as dazzling new additions from the wood-fired oven. Continue reading here.

Coming Soon | Blowfish Ocean Bar + Grill


BLOWFISH Ocean Grill + Bar is an opulent new seafood restaurant brought to us from the restaurateurs behind Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill, Steve and Autumn Adams, so we already know it’s going to be seriously special.

A few highlights of the still-under-wraps seafood-centric BLOWFISH menu include Blowfish posh fish and chips, Eastern rock lobster from Coffs Harbour, a whole sole deboned tableside and caviar. While details are still under wraps, we can confirm the sprawling double-storey seafood restaurant seats 150 patrons and is set to open its doors on the former site of The Bavarian in Broadbeach on Friday 24 November. Continue reading here

O Bagel Smith Collective


a charcoal bagel

Cult-favourite bagel lords, O Bagel have opened their third location in Smith Collective Southport, following great success at their OG Broadbeach and Brisbane locations.

O Bagel specialises in hand rolled artisan bagels which are baked daily and this specialty bagel house boasts an extensive menu of sandwich bagels—fat bagels stuffed with loaded gourmet fillings—or simple bagels for when you’re just after the classics. And the choice of bagels, we hear you ask? You’re spoiled for choice with plain, sesame, poppy seed, spinach and cheese, blueberry,  the everything bagel and even a Southport-only charcoal jalapeño bagel. Continue reading here.




The epitome of a modern bar and grill concept, kōst boasts Australia’s first two-metre Mibrasa charcoal bar and grill and has taken over three previous tenancies on Oracle Boulevard to create one sprawling venue and a striking outdoor pavilion; encompassing a stunning 130-seat restaurant and 50 seats for cocktail-style dining. 

kōst seamlessly blends elevated bar and grill cuisine with playful cocktails, fine wine and live fuel cooking methods, to deliver a high-level sensory immersion experience. Speaking of design, almost everything in kōst has been carefully hand designed and procured—from the curved timber seats to the gold accented tableware to the stone tables with 'kōst' emblazoned on them. Continue reading here

Southport Pavilion


a blue and white pavilion on the water

The Gold Coast is home to an immeasurable number of incredible dining spots, but it certainly seems like the Southern Gold Coast has more than their fair share of foodie destinations, and the North Gold Coast can be a little, well, sparse. Northern Gold Coasters, rejoice because a decked-out new venue is coming to shake up the restaurant scene, opening its doors on Friday 14 July. 

Situated on the edge of the Nerang River, the waterfront Southport Pavilion boasts a coastal blue and white Euro-style fit-out and magnificent views of the Surfers Paradise skyline and the hinterland. The multi-level venue boasts a grand 300 seats and encompasses multiple dining—and drinking—areas, including outside upper and lower decks for sunset sips, an interior dining space for a relaxed dinner and waterfront cabanas with bottle service. Continue reading the article here.

Mex Cartel

Burleigh Heads

a table full of mexican food

It’s no secret we have a passionate love affair with Mexican cuisine, and if you’re anything like us, then you need to make your way to Burleigh’s Mexican newcomer, Mex Cartel. Formerly Margarita Cartel, the revamped new venue boasts a boldly colourful fit-out, top-notch Mexican eats and impressive cocktails to boot.

The expansive menu which stars hand crafted tacos (eleven inventive flavours, to be precise), small bites, share plates and desserts. While you’ll be tempted to try everything on the menu, the char-grilled corn ribs with whipped queso crema and paprika salt, the 24-hour slow-cooked pulled pork tacos and the wild forest mushroom tacos with truffle oil and smoked gouda ticks are must-trys. Oh, and don't get us started on the cocktails. Continue reading here.

Horizon Sky Dining
Surfers Paradise

a sky high view of surfers paradise

The Gold Coast is renowned for boasting stunning vistas, but it doesn’t get much better than at Horizon Sky Dining. Formerly Four Winds 360 Revolving Restaurant, the beloved Gold Coast icon has been reborn as Horizon Sky Dining, with 360-degree revolving views sitting sky-high above Surfers Paradise. 

The only rotating view of the Gold Coast changes in beauty and aspect with every bite—there’s no need to choose between an ocean or hinterland view when you can have both. With an expansive seafood buffet, space for 128 patrons and sparkling ocean views, Horizon Sky Dining is taking the Gold Coast stalwart to new heights as the pinnacle of the Crowne Plaza’s multi-million dollar refurbishment.

Crispy Italian Bar

Burleigh Heads

an italian bar

Crispy Italian Bar is the first-of-its-kind traditional Italian bar on the Gold Coast. As charming owners Ricky Proserpio and Matteo Tricario explain to us, traditional Italian bars or ‘Bar Italianos’ seamlessly blur the lines between restaurant, cafe and bar—a place where you can grab a panini and espresso at 9am, an aperitivo at sunset or sit down with friends and chow down on pizzas.

Crispy Italian Bar slings up loaded paninis, antipasti to share, perfectly crispy (hence the name) pizzas, cheeky desserts, cocktails and digestivos. Continue reading the article here.

Social Espresso

Burleigh Heads

black exterior of a Burleigh cafe

With slick black-and-white modern architecture on one hand, and a cup of locally roasted premium coffee in the other, Social Espresso's sweet new digs are a must-visit. This bite-sized cafe in the Burleigh Heads industrial boasts an impressive exterior design, and we assure you the coffee is just as good.

After one sip of their top-of-the-line coffee, it’ll come at no surprise that owners Mitch and Hayley Roberts are two massive coffee fanatics (even more than us). You may even be greeted with a familiar flavour, as Social Espresso have been sourcing their premium, locally-roasted coffee beans to 40 high-quality cafes from Byron Bay to Brisbane since 2015.  Keep reading here.


Burleigh Heads

three stacked fresh sandwiches

Piknik is Burleigh’s sweet new pint-sized sandwich store slinging up plant-based sangas made with love. Born from owner Maddi’s passion for picnics, Piknik deliciously caters to Burleigh’s laidback lifestyle. Piknik’s fresh and toasted sourdough sandwiches are loaded to the max and made fresh in-house daily, so the quality is top-notch and there's plenty of gluten-free options too. This aesthetic AF sandwich shop also boasts Julius Meinl coffee, smoothies, salads and a banger avocado toast. Piknik is a skeleton key for the eater that just can’t decide.

Happy Endings 


a japanese style bar front facade

Happy Endings is Broadbeach’s new Japanese-inspired speakeasy hiding unsuspectingly above bustling laneway bar and sister venue, Fig + Frankie’s. The upstairs space was previously the site of a massage parlour, before being transformed into the aptly named Happy Endings—a cheeky nod to its former life. 

Follow the sound of tunes down the alleyway, venture upstairs, turn left past the tattoo parlour and you’ll find the intimate venue pumping with swathes of eager bargoers. While specialising in cocktails, Happy Endings also boasts a late night Japanese snacks menu so you certainly won’t go hungry. The concise ten-piece cocktail menu is inventive, colourful and damn delicious. Continue reading the article here.

Sofi Rooftop 

Surfers Paradise

a surfers paradise rooftop bar at dusk

While the temperature is cooling down, the Gold Coast bar scene is certainly heating up. Sofi is a new luxury Mediterranean-inspired rooftop bar that is designed to transport you to the Amalfi Coast—without the 21-hour flight. Boasting sweeping views of the Gold Coast skyscape and waterways, the Surfers Paradise rooftop bar offers a luxurious yet relaxed experience, showcasing a premium cocktail and wine list with small plates to pair.

Think: tantalising tastes of caviar, pasture-fed steak tartare, Tuscan bread salad and peach napoleon—all prepared by Michelin star chefs. Oozing sophistication and style, Sofi’s neutral colour palette with pops of terracotta and burnt orange is complemented by olive trees, whitewashed lounges and private cabanas.

Isla Cantina

Isle of Capri

While the Isle of Capri is well acquainted with aesthetic waterfront restaurants, this bustling suburb has scored yet another stunning waterfront restaurant that fails to be anything other than breathtaking. Owned by the brains behind the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort (Mulpha Hospitality Group), Isla Cantina brings us a scrumptious combination of Mexi-Cali cuisine. 

Mulpha’s executive chef Mark Marshall (who worked with Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing) has put his absolute all into creating a menu for you and your eyes to feast on. This one-place-feeds-all restaurant is perfect for picky eaters too, with its wide range of delectable feeds. From fresh spanner crab tostada with refreshing jalapeno lime mayonnaise to eight-hour slow-roasted melt-in-your-mouth lamb barbacoa, Isla Cantina has got a delicious range of delicious Mexi-Cali options that are guaranteed to leave you in awe.

Carafe Wine


If you’re a wine lover we’ve got great news for you, because Southport has just nabbed Gold Coast’s very first (and only) tap wine bar and brandy distillery. After his long journey with Palm Beach’s Play Room (rest in peace, Playroom) and Louis Vuitton’s prestigious Moet Hennessy, local hospitality and wine icon Archie Cox has recently settled down, bringing you the newly opened Carafe Wine

Archie Cox has revolutionised the world of wine drinking - he encourages his guests to rethink the way they drink with an eco-friendly approach to wine consumption and has reduced the carbon footprint of wine consumption by 90%. The freshly opened Carafe Wine offers a mouthwatering (and rotating) selection of exclusive brands from the tap, sourced from award-winning wineries across Australia. With divine flavours such as Land of the Sun - Rosé, Under the Palms - Sav Blanc and Playroom to Pinot - Pinot (don’t worry Archie, we noticed), we guarantee there’s something for all lovers of wine. And if you’re looking for a little side, you’re in luck, because they’ve got share platters of only the most extravagant cheeses, along with fresh baguettes and olives. 

Tropic Vice

Nobby Beach

There was a palpable noise of hearts breaking when Nobby hotspot, Tropic Vice closed its doors last year for renovations, but fear not—Tropic Vice is back with a fresh new face. The bright rooftop space overlooking the iconic Nobby’s strip first opened in late 2021 and has just reopened after a major five-month revamp. The bright, modern rooftop space oozes laidback Palm Springs meets luxe Cali-cool vibes and has transformed into a more elevated and sophisticated bar-meets-restaurant.

The Caribbean-influenced menu has levelled up, while stars like the much-loved white chocolate passionfruit martini remain. Tropic Vice is pulling out all the stops when it comes to cheeky deals—on Thursdays they’re slinging up a $5 taco special and on Sundays treat yourself with the too-good-to-be-true bottomless margarita lunch with a five-course lunch and bottomless margis for just $99. 

El Ranchero

Burleigh Heads

the facade of a Mexican-inspired bar

You already know Mo’s Desert Clubhouse as one of the Gold Coast’s top live music venues, but they’re emerging as a thriving events space and vibrant watering hole. The Americana psychedelic desert-inspired music venue (yes, it’s a thing) is about to launch its new event space and bar, El Ranchero and you haven’t seen anything like it.

The eclectic bar and outdoor garden is inspired by a mix of Mexico City culture, traditional hacienda vibes and in typical Mo’s style, the fit out is incredible. El Ranchero will boast a curated range of wines, local beers and cocktails including various styles of margaritas, sangrias, tequila espresso martini and an Aperol margarita (available by the jug). These slurp-worthy sips will be complemented by street-food style meals from a Route 66-inspired Southwest American-style food truck. 

Lenny Pizzeria & Bar


It's not just the Southern Gold Coast which gets the banger restaurants—Mudgeeraba has just scored a bustling new pizzeria from the ex-Justin Lane crew and its name is Lenny Pizzeria & Bar. You’d be thrilled to know that Lenny is a restaurant already well-loved by all, since its opening in March. So loved that they’re running out of food every night (and we assure you, it’s not for lack of preparation). 

This authentic Italian pizzeria has an extensive menu that will have you drooling; from pork and beef meatballs to arancini with porcini mushroom, you’re guaranteed to be positively glowing the entire meal. As well as the tasty selection of salads, there’s an almost dizzying amount of options for everyone’s favourite—pizza.  From garlic prawns that explode with flavour to sizzling pork and fennel coated with fresh mozzarella, Lenny Pizzeria is a skeleton key for picky eaters. 

The Winey Cow

Main Beach

There is certainly no lack of abundance of incredible cafes on the Gold Coast, but every now and then, a new spot opens up which really catches our eye. The Winey Cow is just that. The OG Winey Cow was founded in 2014 in the Mornington Peninsula, and has secured a name for itself as one of the most lauded brunch restaurants in Victoria.

Their impressive stack of awards including Cafe of the Year in Victoria and Best Breakfast Restaurant in Victoria are testament enough. Nine years later, these champions of brunch are opening their Main Beach venue on Monday 27 March. The Winey Cow's menu showcases all your classic breakfast and all-day favourites elevated with innovative twists. Think—stuffed mushrooms with salted ricotta and walnut crumble, limoncello and coconut waffles with passionfruit jelly and pork belly bao buns. The cherry on top is the sounds-good-enough-to-eat doggy menu filled with pup-friendly snacks like Peking duck wing and lamb shank bone. 

California Tacos

California Tacos serves up vibrant Southern Cali-meets-Mexican cuisine, but has made a name for itself thanks to its signature dish...Australia's largest plate of nachos. We're not joking. California Tacos doesn't do anything by halves, and their enormous nachos stack and huge burritos which weigh in at almost 1kg attest to this.

California Tacos is a Burleigh Heads staple, and the team has recently expanded to The Oasis in Broadbeach, slinging their tacos, nachos, burritos and frozen margaritas to the more northern Gold Coast. Next time you're craving a flavourful Mexican feast, pay a visit to the new California Tacos Broadbeach (walk-ins only) and prepare to be rolled out. 

Marilyn's Bar 


This high-end cocktail bar is bringing a touch of glitzy glam with a dash of 1970s nostalgia to Broadbeach and we can’t get enough. Marilyn’s Bar pays homage to 1970s Las Vegas—everything from bold pink and green interior to the artisan cocktails to the eclectic music selection has been carefully curated to transport you back to the heydays of the 70s.

The specially crafted cocktail menu boasts delights like a Yuzu High Ball (macadamia whisky, yuzu, cinnamon, coconut and mint) and a Plata o Plomo (caramelised white chocolate, tequila, gin, pink grapefruit, sherry and tonic). Once you’ve quenched your thirst, pursue the Spanish-inspired tapas menu with nibbles like patatas bravas, anchovy montaditos and freshly shucked oysters. Venture inside the pink-hued entrance of Marilyn’s Bar and you’ll find the perfect marriage of nostalgic sophistication and lively fun.


Main Beach

Palazzo Versace’s signature Italian restaurant, Vanitas, has re-opened after a twelve-month hiatus and it’s already shaking up the Gold Coast fine dining scene. The Australia Good Food Guide Chef Hat Awards recognise the best of the best restaurants nationwide, and Vanitas was not only named as one of only five 'Most Notable Openings' but also scored 15 Chef's Hats, making it the most highly-rated restaurant on the Gold Coast. 

Vanitas is unrivalled in sophisticated dining, with diners treated to a nine-course degustation menu that is a refined celebration of modern Italian classics infused with native Australian ingredients. Delicacies like Hibachi veal, Sovereign lamb and prosciutto linguine are just some highlights on the re-imagined degustation menu. If that wasn’t enough already, the venue itself is seriously opulent—you’ll feast within the decadent Palazzo Versace while overlooking a sparkling lagoon and an exquisite 13-metre Italian painting adorns one wall.

Cheeky Waffles

Surfers Paradise

Chocolate-covered penis and sprinkle-topped vulva waffles are on the menu at this saucy dessert shop in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Rude, anatomy-focused, or downright fun—whatever you want to say about it, Cheeky Waffles are sure as hell doing desserts differently. This racy new shop slings sweet treats in the shape of your good bits and we love it.

The phallic waffles come covered in melted chocolate and cookie crumble, and there's even one called the Sugar Daddy, which comes topped with caramel, Biscoff and gold powder. For $1 you can get a 'happy ending'—a drizzle of very suggestive white chocolate sauce. Go on, you know you want to. 

Malibu Racquet Club

Burleigh Heads

Burleigh is gaining a reputation as the mecca of good food and top-notch drinks on the Gold Coast, and it is venues like the Malibu Racquet Club which affirm this. If you’ve wandered along the bustling Gold Coast Highway strip anytime recently, you would have seen the jade-green venue quietly being constructed. Perhaps you’ve wondered what’s inside. Let us enlighten you. Malibu Racquet Club is a stunning new cocktail bar which elevates its offering with an outstanding raw menu.

The breezy, Cali-esque eatery seats a cosy 54 patrons and is decked with a sleek wrap-around bar, high arched windows and green tables which contrast against the white fit-out. The kitchen is headed up by Paul Macnish, formerly of La Bella Cellar and a private chef for the British royal family. So, yes he’s damn qualified. The concise raw menu showcases six raw dishes but what they lack in variety, they easily make up for in quality. We suggest the divine wild venison tartare with truffled yolk and crisp sourdough. Of course, you need to pair your meal with a cocktail and Malibu Racquet Club offers a range of elegant cocktails, wines and beers.

Costa Taco 2.0 

Byron Bay

Okay, so this one isn't technically on the Gold Coast but since Costa Taco originated on the Gold Coast we feel like we have at least some claim to their new outpost in Byron Bay. The Palm Beach location has experienced great success, and after just a year, the Costa Taco team have found a new location to spread their Mexican love.

The popular taqueria features a fresh and authentic menu packed to the brim with locally-sourced, seasonal produce, and some of the best service around. The birria beef is melt-in-your-mouth divine while the chilaquiles (wet nachos) are a must-order. There’s a lot to be said for simple, fresh and tasty Mexican food, done well.


Mermaid Beach

Australia's first charity-owned not-for-profit coffee shop has opened in Mermaid Beach, with 100% of profits going directly to support communities across South East Queensland. SERVED. by Serving Our People operates as a sweet hole-in-the-wall coffee and juice window and slings up Melbourne-based St. Remio coffee beans.

Now you can feel extra good about your daily coffee habit. Serving Our People Founder and President, Yas Matbouly, said SERVED. allows Gold Coast locals to support a meaningful cause in the simplest way possible. “ The concept of SERVED. allows individuals to support a great cause without spending more money than they normally would. Connecting with the local community is so important to us and SERVED. offers us a great opportunity to do just that." 

Dalas Kitchen 2.0

Palm Beach

Dalas Kitchen has their finger on the sweet, summer pulse and are slinging up delicious, wholesome salads to prove it. Since opening in their first salad bar in Nobby Beach last year,  husband and wife duo, Michael and Jess Davies were inspired to bring a second Dalas Kitchen to life at Pavilions Palm Beach when they realised there was a  strong need for fresh and healthy grab-and-go meals.

If the line frequently snaking out the door is anything to go by, the Gold Coast loves Dalas Kitchen. The exclusively vegetarian (and mostly vegan) menu is not only a party in your mouth, but it also celebrates our local farmers and environment, as all of the produce is sustainably sourced, local and as fresh as can be. The sweet salad bar dishes up a selection of seven signature salads, as well as sweet treats and house-made sodas.

Bird Royale


The Gold Coast’s only specialty charcoal rotisserie chicken shop offers a deliciously elevated take on the humble rotisserie chook—and that’s not all. Bird Royale, the purveyor of crispy, succulent charcoal chicken has just swung open its doors at Brickworks Ferry Road and the vibrant day-and-night venue is slinging up an array of wholesome salads, gluten-free fried chicken, made-to-order sandwiches and burgers and of course, its signature charcoal chicken.

Flavour-packed charcoal chicken is the hero at Bird Royale—the chicken is cooked on-site over a purpose-built charcoal chicken rotisserie, resulting in succulent chicken with a subtle charcoal hit.  Bird Royale will be dishing up its cleverly crafted menu from 7am until 5pm daily from in store, then from 5pm until 8pm you can enjoy kerbside collection—or as we prefer to call it, chick’n collect—from the open-air chicken shop window. 

Meda Deli

Mermaid Beach

Meda Deli is Mermaid Beach's new artisan deli championing the zero-waste movement and slinging up an incredible array of European-inspired delicatessen products. With a heavy focus on sustainability, Meda Deli aims to establish itself asa leader in high-end artisanal products and simultaneously educate its customers by showcasing produce that is geared towards net-zero. 

The venue not only has a strong ethos driving it but it also looks damn gorgeous—the interior is fitted out with aqua blue tiles, terrazzo floors and warm timber shelving reminsicent of 80's-style European delicatessans.  Stock up on house-made grab-and-go meals, charcuterie delights, organic groceries, gourmet baguettes, fresh pasta, Italian dips, cold cuts and smooth coffee at Meda Deli



Just when we thought the Gold Coast’s art scene was bursting at the seams with creative goodness, a new unique venue hits the scene. FINEPRINTCO Art Bar is an upmarket art gallery-meets-cocktail bar that seamlessly blends the creativity of handcrafted cocktails with fine art. The elegant establishment is located within Brickworks Ferry Road and in addition to local artists on display, FINEPRINTCO holds the exclusive distribution rights across Australia and New Zealand for the Slim Aarons range. 

Head mixologist, Rumtin Nouzat hails from some of Sydney’s most prestigious bars and has designed a European-inspired cocktail menu, which can be personalised to guest’s palettes. FINEPRINTCO Art Bar will also host a series of events and workshops including cocktail making masterclasses, Wednesday wine and cheese pairings and Saturday gin and tonic tasting boards.

TGI Fridays

Surfers Paradise

The iconic American restaurant brand, TGI Fridays has made a global name for itself with its handcrafted burgers and juicy ribs, and the largest TGI Fridays store in Australasia has just opened in Surfers Paradise. Yes, that's right, the Paradise Centre in Surfers Paradise is the home of Australasia's flagship TGI Fridays store and is the first-ever beachside venue. 

Founder of the iconic ‘happy hour’ and loaded potato skins, TGI Fridays is a cool-yet-casual beachfront venue which is perfect for laidback catchups, with beach views for days. The expansive 180-patron venue boasts seating ranging from sleek timber booths to stools at the central island bar, and casual, window-side tables to soak up the salty breeze, good times and Insta-worthy ocean views.

Paradise Centre Dining Precinct

Surfers Paradise

Popular shopping destination Paradise Centre has just welcomed eight new dining hotspots, creating a vibrant new foodie precinct in the heart of Surfers. The $40 million re-development boasts Queensland's first Wahlburgers restaurant (yep, owned by verified hottie Mark Wahlberg) alongside Tex-Mex joint El Camino Cantina, Australia's largest TGI Fridays store, the Gold Coast's only Gelato Messina and more.

Joining the outdoor dining precinct, Wahlburgers is serving up gourmet, American-style burgers and sides including the decidedly Aussie Our Burger with complete with beetroot, pineapple, and egg, as well with lots of vegetarian and gluten-free options, a cocktail menu, and live sport around the clock. 

The sprawling 340-seater El Camino Cantina boasts beachfront views to pair with your frozen margs and it is the first Australian venue to offer a breakfast menu (yes, including breakfast tacos), while the only Gelato Messina on the Gold Coast stocks 35 signature gelato flavours, five rotating weekly specials, eight gelato cakes and the full dessert spreads range.

The Beverly 

Surfers Paradise

It’s been two years since Gold Coast institution Melbas shut its doors and finally, the vacant site is getting a luxe new resident and we couldn't be more excited. This week, the sophisticated and chic The Beverly will open its doors, for the first of many memorable nights. Located in the heart of Cavill Avenue, The Beverly pays homage to its L.A. namesake with a vibrant colour palette of rich greens, blush pinks and golds, an A-list of cocktails and unforgettable live entertainment to match.

A baby grand piano and stage wrapped in bespoke floral print command your attention and will be home to live performances, setting the mood for afternoon soirees leading into late-night festivities.  The Beverly is inspired by the L.A charm of hospitality institutions, which renowned for creating a multi-sensory, high-energy, dynamic experience, rather than just 'another watering-hole.' The Beverly is currently open every Friday and Saturday night from 5pm until late.



Australia’s fastest-growing frozen yogurt brand, Yo-Chi, has opened its first Gold Coast store in Broadbeach and we’re already drooling. The gourmet frozen yogurt store dishes up an incredible range of fro-yo flavours like salted butterscotch and strawberry cream which obviously have to be loaded to the max with indulgent toppings. We’re talking about everything from fruit pearls to fresh cookie dough to watermelon and mint.

The new store opening coincides with Yo-Chi’s new chef collaboration series, which gives notable chefs the opportunity to create a unique bespoke topping for a month. During September, you can devour pastry chef Darren Purchese’s designer topping of red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and chocolate glaze.

T'ang Court

The Langham, Surfers Paradise

If the recent opening of The Langham Gold Coast wasn't exciting enough already, well, we've got some news for you. The Langham's iconic Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant, T'ang Court has just opened its doors this week, making the Gold Coast venue the first T'ang Court restaurant in Australia. T'ang Court promises a unique and authentic Cantonese fine-dining experience that embraces the essence of Southern Chinese dining. 

The exquisite menu showcases an array of traditional culinary masterpieces, including duck pancakes with hoi sin sauce, sauteed pearl meat with ginger and shallots, and spicy black tiger prawn with roasted garlic. The 80-seat restaurant seamlessly blends modern luxury and traditional authenticity, with an elegant fit-out that celebrates the vibrancy of the T'ang Dynasty.

Rosé Gelateria

Main Beach

After opening their first location at Sanctuary Cove last year, Rosé Gelateria is already expanding into their second location and we could not be more excited. Nestled in the heart of Main Beach, the second Rosé Gelateria is just as gorgeous as the first—think luscious hues of dusty pink, pops of white and gold accent and beautiful booth-style seating.

Their sumptuous gelato range includes 32 artisan Artisan flavours and if you’re looking for a little extra energy with your sweet treat, you can sip on coffee using Single O beans―the latte art alone is worth the trip. For the cherry on top (or should we say, the chocolate on top) they've even got Nutella on tap. It's an undisputed fact that anything drowned in Nutella tastes delicious.

White Oat Distillery

Biggera Waters

The Northern Gold Coast just got a whole lot boozier with the opening of White Oat Distillery in Biggera Waters. The contemporary gin distillery is unlike any other distillery we’ve seen—think a wraparound pastel-pink counter contrasted by black accents, festoon lights suspended from the ceiling and long timber tables inviting you to sit down and share a drink with friends, old and new. Award-winning head distiller Tudor Duxbury uses modern twists such as adding oats to the gin distilling process, which add a velvety undertone to the drink.

The distillery currently produces two sip-worthy signature gins, the London Dry Gin and Berry Pink Gin, but more are in the works. Take your gin with soda or level up and order one of their incredible cocktails, like the More Tea Vicar, which muddles pink gin, camomile, grapefruit, ginger beer and thyme. White Oat Distillery regularly hosts live music and food trucks, so you can pair your drinks with finger-lickingly good  bites.

Tweed River House

South Murwillumbah

The magnificently restored colonial manor, perched on the banks of the Tweed River, has been a focal point of the Murwillumbah community for well over 100 years and after its recent restoration, Tweed River House has been given a new lease on life. The luxe riverside manor boasts sweeping views across lush tropical cane fields to the imposing Wollumbin and Border Ranges, so you’re guaranteed a stunning backdrop to your meal.

If the impressive fit-out (think: chandeliers, dark wood and whitewashed walls) wasn’t enough to draw you in, Tweed River House won a Chef’s Hat in the 2022 Australian Good Food Guide Awards after just four months of operation. Executive Chef Joseph McGrattan has created an ever-evolving menu that showcases the flavours of native and Northern Rivers produce—as well as some classic European techniques thrown in for good measure. Expect delicacies like crispy soft-shell lobster with salumi chorizo crumble and shellfish mousse, and chicken breast with pancetta crumble bunya nut and riberry presse.



The Gold Coast is definitely in no shortage of trendy coffee shops but when you hear that a retro coffee caravan turned speciality coffee shop has opened up a second location, you check it out ASAP. Wavybone rightfully gained a fan following in their vintage coffee caravan and now has expanded into their seconds bricks-and-mortar location in Broadbeach, sharing a space with the trendy Barber Bro's & Co. Wavybone's southern Gold Coast coffee addicts now have a place to get their daily dose of Wavybone's elixir, with the culturally crafted coffee spot having already made its mark on the northern Gold Coast at its OG Chirn Park location. At this funky joint, you know you’ll be getting a top-notch cup of locally brewed Blackboard Coffee and the baristas certainly know their way around coffee—expect quality latte art here. Once you’ve had your caffeine fix, tuck into a sumptuous array of baked goods and bagels or indulge in one of their signature smashed avos. 

Rise Bakery

Sanctuary Cove

Sanctuary Cove is saying bonjour to a slice of France with the recent opening of high-end French patisserie and champagne bar, Rise Bakery. The gorgeous bakery was inspired by the tea houses of Southern France and is aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious. Think: a soft palette of cream, pale pink and gold which complements the arched windows, plush leather seats, an outdoor terrace and a champagne bubble-esque glass feature wall.  Now of course, the baked goods. You can watch through glass panes as Rise Bakery's chefs whip up delectable sweet and savoury pastries and freshly baked sourdough loaces and baguettes daily. Order one of their incredible French croissants, pair it with a top-notch coffee and sit back in this gorgeous new patisserie. Rise Bakery is absolutely one of the best new openings of 2022.

Suzy BBQ

Burleigh Heads

Grab your gang, because Suzy BBQ, nestled in the heart of Burleigh Heads, is the funky Korean BBQ house we’ve all been waiting for. From the vintage Korean posters lining the walls to the red Coca-Cola chairs on the footpath to the bustling atmosphere, everything about Suzy BBQ is eccentric, fun and something the Gold Coast hasn't seen before. Grill your own meats to taste at the table and tuck into them hot alongside drool-worthy kimchi dumplings and Instagrammable kimchi pancakes, all washed down with a range of crisp, cold Asian beers and spirits (and yes loads of soju, of course). It’s communal-style eating with a K-pop twist. Hands down, one of the best new openings on the Coast this year.


Mermaid Beach

They just keep packin’ ‘em in to Mermaid, don’t they? Not that we’re complaining. Piatto is an authentic Italian diner from the team behind the much-loved Lupo, which sadly recently closed its doors, but in its place comes this gorgeous new venue. Piatto serves up a range of mouth-watering antipasti, pasta and contemporary Italian cuisine including delights like 30-month prosciutto and melon, divine ‘silk handkerchiefs’ with mushrooms and egg yolk and King George whiting with tomatoes and capers. This intimate new Gold Coast restaurant is perfect for your next date night and will deliver you straight to Italia, sans the airfare.

So you’re up to date on all of the Gold Coast’s newest restaurants, but are you on top of the latest foodie news? Here’s all the tasty things happening on the Gold Coast right now

Image Credit: Little Truffle, Studio Y, Isla Cantina, Carafe Wine, Malibu Club, FINEPRINTCO, TGI Fridays, Coral Moon, White Oat Distillery, Tweed River House, Brooke Darling Photography, Suzy BBQ, Pablito’s, Clayten Fowler Photography & supplied (Instagram)

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