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Gourmet grub for the discerning diner prepared to splurge...
On-site bar and restaurant at Adel's Grove , with a big open-air deck. A two-course set menu dinner and breakfast are included in room rates (though nonguests can eat here too)...
Drop in to see the friendly kids at the Kuranda Cyber Cafe for cheap delicious pizzas, barra burgers and the best caramel milkshake we've had in a long time...
This friendly timber corner pub is an incongruous foodie destination with reasonably priced pub food best devoured on the wooden veranda facing the street. There are rooms upstairs and a van park across the street.
A deservedly popular Thai BYO restaurant where you can sit outside on the sidewalk, catch a sea breeze, and satisfy those chilli and coconut cravings. There’s a large selection of seafood dishes and snappy service.
One of the Gold Coast’s finest, this ooh-la-la restaurant right on the beach serves award-winning seafood and has sweeping views up the coast to Surfers...
Head upstairs to the Bread ‘n’ Butter balcony, where moody lighting and chilled tunes make this tapas bar perfect for a drink, some woodfired pizza or some tapas (or all three). DJs spin on Friday and Saturday nights.
On the refreshingly under-developed Currumbin beachfront you'll find this breezy, two-tier cafe, which morphs from beach-chic by day into chic at night. Great ocean views and even better Indonesian seafood curry.
Just try to drive past the Ellis Beach Bar 'n' Grill and not stop for a beer and a burger. Oh, and did we mention $1 oysters and live music on Sundays?
This is the only place in Ellis to get a meal.
A swish Melbourne-style restaurant in the tropics, Burp has a small but tantalising menu. Sophisticated selections include pork belly with scallops, Kaffir-lime-crusted soft shell crab, plus some serious steaks.
The most popular restaurant in town serves enormous plates of international fare. The large menu includes chicken enchiladas, grilled fish, veal schnitzel and yummy desserts. It gets very busy; book ahead. BYO.
A cafe that goes above and beyond the usual snackery, with scrumptious mains including crispy-skin salmon in chilli jam and mussels dripping with garlic and cream. The beachfront views are easy to swallow, too.
This understated, casually chic restaurant, with an all-Italian wine bar, spreads across an arcade cul-de-sac. The menu is high-end Aus-Italo and includes exquisite dishes such as Moreton Bay bug spaghetti.
Set in a heritage building with a relaxing verandah and an intimate dining room, GPO serves flavourful dishes like herb-crusted Atlantic salmon, beautifully grilled steaks, and seafood dishes with Asian touches.
Authentic Thai food that gets the thumbs up from coconut-curry-crazed locals. The name of speciality dish 'Heaven on Earth' (slow-cooked coconut prawns with crunchy greens) is definitely not false advertising.
Industrious Trang plates up excellent Vietnamese and Chinese classics on the Hardgrave Rd foodie strip, inside what was once the Rialto Theatre lobby. The 'Special Beef' pho is a winner. Roaring takeaway trade.
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