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Hanging In Noosa? Here’s Our Fave Restaurants Right Now!

By Claire Plush - 17 Aug 2017

Oh Noosa, you really do have it all.

And whilst that could make us hate you, it really makes us love you even more. Fine-dining, world cuisine, casual eateries… for every craving there’s an answer in Noosa and that, we think, is pretty special.

So, without further ado, here’s 11 spots we’re loving right now. And yep, they’re pretty much the best restaurants in Noosa. Just sayin’.

Sails

Top-notch dining in a beachfront setting. And yes, it really is as luxe as it sounds! For that special end-of-trip dinner or for locals wanting to soak up the holiday vibe of the paradise they call home, this truly is one of the best restaurants in Noosa. If a long, lazy lunch is what you’re chasing, Sails is the place to perch!
Where: 75 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
Contact: 07 5447 4235

Bistro C

Relaxed. Effortless. Mouth-watering. Just some of the vocab you’ll be using to gloat about your breezy dining experience at Bistro C. Great for breakfast but even better as the day goes on, this relaxed restaurant is the perfect place to drop by for some starters and cocktails as the sun goes down.
Where: 49 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
Contact: 07 5447 2855

Noosa Beach House by Peter Kuruvita

World-class dining on Hastings Street is up for the taking at Noosa Beach House by Peter Kuruvita! Start with a cocktail in the super chic bar area—the Passionfruit Mojito is lip-smackingly good—and people-watch your way through the afternoon. Then, slip through to the contemporary dining area and be wowed as you devour a five-course degustation menu complete with matching wines and see why this makes our list of the best restaurants in Noosa.
Where: 16 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
Contact: 07 5449 4754

Locale

Nestled down the Noosa National Park end of Hastings Street, Locale is not to be missed. Pop in for an aperitif and chances are you’ll stay through dinner, dessert, and an espresso nightcap. Serving authentic Italian dishes, including wood-fire pizzas, this sophisticated restaurant feels like a hidden enclave in a bustling resort town. Design-geeks are looked after with a stunning, industrial-style interior to gawk over!
Where: 62 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
Contact: 07 5447 5111

Thomas Corner

Casually cool. If you’re floating around Noosaville this laid-back eatery is easily spotted on the corner of Thomas Corner and Gympie Terrace. With water views, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, Thomas Corner Eatery is renowned as one of the best restaurants in Noosa when it comes to accommodating young thangs. Five stars for service, and that’s before we even get started on chef David Rayner’s sumptuous masterpieces.
Where: 1/201 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Contact: 07 5470 2224

Wasabi

Utilising local produce while still serving authentic Japanese cuisine is way above our area of expertise, but thankfully there are places like Wasabi who have a knack for being creative without forfeiting their beliefs. The best bit? We’re the ones who get to enjoy it! If you count yourself as a real food connoisseur then you best not miss this gem. Oh and did we mention they’ve recently launched their very own cooking school, aptly named The Cooking School Noosa?
Where: 2 Quamby Place, Noosa Sound
Contact: 07 5449 2443

Noosa Boathouse Bistro and Bar

Got a weakness for seafood? Beeline to the banks of Noosa River where you’ll find the Noosa Boathouse Bistro and Bar. Sprawling over three levels, nabbing a prime possie won’t be too difficult. Forgot your shirt? Grab takeaway fish and chips from the adjoining kiosk and watch the sun set in your bikini from the park.
Where: 194 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Contact: 07 5440 5070

Rickys River Bar + Restaurant

Super plush with all the trimmings, Rickys River Bar + Restaurant is a sleek waterfront establishment that will become the prime reason you and your stomach make the regular pilgrimage to Noosa (if you don’t already live here, that is). It’s a little bit fancy, so ditch the salt-stained denim cut-offs for a crinkle-free dress and whack on a bit of lippy, and you’re all set!
Where: 2 Quamby Place, Noosa Sound
Contact: 07 5447 2455

Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

We’ll forgive you if you’ve never been to this riverfront restaurant. Noosa Waterfront Restaurant is tucked away from the busyness of Hastings Street and the main cluster of restaurants in Noosaville, and is exquisite in more ways than one. You’ll feast on incredible Italian-inspired cuisine, all the while overlooking Noosa River and losing your shiz over how stunning the location is.
Where: 142 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Contact: 07 5474 4444

Bordertown

Easily the newest kid on the block, Bordertown is worth its weight in more-ish tacos and drool-worthy burgers. This cocktail bar slash restaurant is the perfect spot to gather your squad and get a little tipsy on the deck in the sunshine, before heading inside for ambience-plus. Psssst! Rock up to this joint between 3pm and 5pm, and you can get your mitts on $5 tacos. We call bargain!
Where: 253 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Contact: 07 5442 4242

Wood Fire Grill

Round up your beefiest mates and dig into a couple of share plates at Wood Fire Grill. Definitely one of the tastiest things to do in Noosa, if you’re hanging for a feed that touches all sides of the stomach, you can’t go wrong with this local fave.
Where: 2 Quamby Place, Noosa Heads
Contact: 07 5473 5904

Did we leave your fave off our list of the best restaurants in Noosa? Tell us!

Image Credit: Ariana Gillrie, Daniel HineBianca White, and Hayley Williamson for Metropolist

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