Food & Drink

Where To Find Six Of The Gold Coast’s Best Winter Roasts

By Alex Mitcheson
22nd May 2019

best roasts on the Gold Coast

Nothing pairs more perfectly with a chilly winter’s day than a Sunday roast, good company, crisp wine and a side of Yorkshire puddings. Thankfully, there are plenty of Gold Coast restaurants and pubs that have heard your cries for an epic Sunday roast loud and clear—these are our favourite places on the Gold Coast that are doing roasts right.

The Island

Surfers Paradise

Part of a number of venues helping put the Surfers Paradise nightlife scene back on people’s radars, The Island and particularly their Rooftop bar are doing a pretty great job of attracting revellers week in and week out. Come Sunday though and replace sipping cocktails on the roof for tucking into an excellent Sunday Roast at The Island’s very own casual dining space Goldies. Think French rotisserie and wood fire oven-cooked meats complete with roast veges, breads and sauce. 

Greenhouse Canteen


What the folks at Greenhouse can’t do with plant-based food probably isn’t really worth knowing. Pretty much setting the benchmark for vegan eats on the Gold Coast, even full-blown carnivores will be blown away by their mouth-watering menu. An delicious nut roast with some perfectly seasoned veggies and even a vegan gravy is the go for Sunday evening here; and can we just say, a meat-free roast dinner has never tasted so good.

Social Eating House


Social Eating House deservedly holds its own as a Gold Coast restaurant heavyweight. First and foremost, these guys whip up some tip top cocktails, but hold on a minute because their food is just as great. Firm believers in share-style dining, you’ll want to wrap your choppers around their one kilo boneless lamb shoulder, slow roasted in sheep’s milk yoghurt, lamb jus and cabbage slaw. Or try the whole free range chargrilled chicken with lemon, garlic, fresh herbs and roasting juices. Top it off with a side of roasted chat potatoes and green beans with toasted almonds.

Craft House


Fairly new to the Tugun scene is Craft House, but it hasn’t taken long to establish themselves as a top watering hole with some damn fine food to boot. Every Sunday sees the roast here constantly changing; therefore the mystery of what’s on offer might just have you slipping over in your own pool of drool. If you don’t believe us then you really need to check out their Instagram. If the incredible food isn’t enough then regular live music and a bevvy of the craft beers surely should be. 

The Glenelg Public House

Mermaid Beach

The Glenelg Public House is known for its melt-in-your-mouth steaks so it’s probably not a surprise that they also offer up a cracking good roast too. Their free-range roast chicken breast comes with your classic peas, carrots and bacon. Take it to the next level by ordering a bunch of their drool-worthy sides, like the roast pumpkin with honey, goats curd and pistachios and the wagyu fat roasted kipfler potatoes, Kalamata, chorizo and rosemary. 


Nobby Beach

Often rated as one of the Gold Coast’s finest eateries; Hellenika always lives up to our expectations. Although the Greek menu doesn’t scream classic British fare, the six-hour slow roasted lamb shoulder, paired with potatoes roasted in lamb fat accompanied with a liberal dollop of tzatziki is really something to behold. For a Sunday roast (that can be enjoyed any day of the week) with a little twist, make this one your go-to.

Image Credit: La Petite Brioche 

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