Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Bundaberg

Oodies Cafe

A double garage on the edge of Bundaberg's CBD is the unlikely venue for the town's coolest cafe. Oodies is an oddity where you can lounge on leather armchairs with the hipcats sipping chai lattes, or dine from the …
Top Choice Fusion in Hervey Bay

Coast

A local restaurateur and a red-hot English chef have teamed up to deliver an outstanding Australian venture in the unlikely locale of Hervey Bay. Almost all meals are prepared to be shared, and span the Asian–Middle…
Top Choice Italian in Hervey Bay

Paolo's Pizza Bar

Hordes of locals come for a slice of Naples from the pizza oven or in the form of fine pasta (the spaghetti marinara at $22 was amazing), and relish the attentive family-run service. It's the best Italian in the reg…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Rainbow Beach

Waterview Bistro

Sunset drinks are a must at this swish restaurant with sensational views of Fraser Island from its hilltop perch. Get stuck into the signature seafood chowder, steaks and seafood, or have fun cooking your own meal o…
Top Choice Cafe in Bundaberg

Alowishus Delicious

Finally! A cafe open at night! This creative catering company is a great place to type that blog, meet a friend for a late-night pastry, or bang in a coffee between shifts picking mangoes.
Top Choice Cafe in Maryborough

Pop In

Very popular local cafe with a rotating fresh salad menu and a reputation for fine sandwiches and cakes. Service is efficient and friendly – it's the place to go for a quick meal if you're passing through Maryboroug…
Ice Cream in Childers

Mammino's

On your way out of town, take a detour to Mammino’s for wickedly delicious, homemade macadamia ice cream. Lucketts Rd is off the Bruce Hwy just south of Childers. Don't worry about the faded signs; this place is ama…
Fusion in Bundaberg

Spicy Tonight

What do you get when you cross Thai and Indian? Spices you never knew could coexist. Bundaberg’s saucy little secret serves hot curries, vindaloo, tandoori and a host of vegetarian dishes.
Pub Food in Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

The food is fairly standard pub fare, served quickly, with huge slabs of meat, pasta and sides of chips, but the view and the accompanying beer are the reason you come to places like Rainbow Beach in the first place…
Cafe in Hervey Bay

Eat at Dan & Steph's

Former TV cooking show winners Dan and Steph have kicked on from their public success with a popular restaurant with an informal vibe. Most meals take an interesting spin on familiar dishes. The smoked beef salad ($…