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Top Choice International in Clifton Beach

Coco Mojo

Even if you're not staying at Clifton, Coco Mojo is worth a special trip. The extensive menu focuses on the wildly varying street foods of the world, covering cuisines from Nigerian to Texan, Indonesian to Lebanese;…
Top Choice Cafe in Palm Cove

Chill Cafe

The primo position on the corner of the waterfront Esplanade, combined with fun, friendly and attentive service, sexy tunes and a huge airy deck are all great reasons to try the oversized, tasty treats (think fish t…
Top Choice Seafood in Yorkeys Knob

Yorkeys Knob Boating Club

A diamond find for fresh seafood and delightful views of the marina's expensive floating toys from the club's expansive dining deck. It hosts various weekly specials, including Taco Tuesdays (tacos and beer $25) and…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Palm Cove


The most beautiful-looking restaurant on the Esplanade is also one of the finest. Menus (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are inventive and well-executed using fresh local ingredients, service is second to none, and the…
Top Choice Seafood in Palm Cove

Beach Almond

The rustic, ramshackle, beach-house-on-sticks exterior belies the exceptional fine-dining experience that awaits within. Black-pepper prawns, Singaporean mud crab and banana-leaf barramundi are among the fragrant in…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Trinity Beach

Blue Moon Grill

A slightly overwhelming menu of creative, original dishes is presented with passion at this cosy, family run bistro two blocks back from the beach. Where else can you try crocodile popcorn?
Pub Food in Ellis Beach

Ellis Beach Bar 'n' Grill

Just try to drive past this rightfully popular place and not stop for a beer and a burger. Oh, and did we mention $1 oysters and live music on Sundays? It's just across from the main swimming area on Ellis; whack yo…
Italian in Trinity Beach

Fratelli on Trinity

Don't let the easy-breezy beach-shack vibe fool you into thinking the food here is anything less than top-class. Pastas are superb, and dishes like pistachio prawns and soft-shell crab with pomegranate and saffron a…
Italian in Trinity Beach

L'Unico Trattoria

Opening onto a wrap-around, beachfront deck, upscale L'Unico Trattoria serves stylish Italian cuisine. Items include bugs (crayfish) with garlic, chilli and white wine, homemade four-cheese gnocchi and wood-fired pi…
Modern Australian in Palm Cove

Nu Nu

Trendy Nu Nu uses fresh local produce to create Mod Oz masterpieces including poached prawns with candied bacon, apple, seed crumb and endive, and the stupendous wok-fried mud crab with sweet pork, chilli tamarind, …