Light Years Asian Bar And Diner
Already loved in Noosa and Byron Bay, Light Years Burleigh Heads is a modern and distinctly upbeat Asian diner that’s sure to work its way into your heart, and most certainly your social life.
In harmony with Burleigh’s salty vibes, the funky tunes, effortlessly hip crew and trendy fit out does a fine job of solidifying this place as somewhere you’ll totally want to hang out. It features a collection of pastel tiles, white and peach washed walls, breeze blocks, velvety chairs, smattering of terracotta, tropical fiesta pops and knock-out herringbone floors. If we were to rate this place on the ambiance alone, we’d be dishing up a big, fat 10.
Just a quick glance at the share-style menu and pretty much everything from the raw ocean trout, to the honey and sesame king prawns or mud crab and scallop dumplings will jump out at you. We’re also a big fan of the deconstructed spicy Korean fried chicken or eggplant katsu bao, so you can build your own to your liking. Prepare for a flavour hit thanks to curries like the beef cheek rendang or turmeric coconut fish curry, paired with equally tasty sides like the miso corn and Vietnamese slaw.
A sandy-footed stroll from the Burleigh foreshore, we imagine this as the perfect joint to rock up to spontaneously with a crew post beach sesh.
Image credit: Kaitlin Maree for Urban List