Serving up some of the best tapas in Coolangatta for yonks, locals are all over this treasure chest. Take the escalator upstairs at The Strand, where you’ll find ocean vistas framed by Norfolk Pines and casual yet attentive service to help you slide into that holiday groove. Our tip? Start with an espresso martini before moving onto share plates like popcorn chicken with spicy mayo, prawn-stuffed zucchini flowers with a jalapeno dipping sauce and steamed bao bun stuffed with karaage chicken. Hungry yet? Bin 72 is one of the originals in town and still one of the best restaurants in Coolangatta.
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