Eating Out in Surfers Paradise, Australia

Thanks to its huge popularity as a tourist resort, restaurants in Surfers Paradise are becoming increasingly expensive all the time. Furthermore, the fact that so many eateries serve up fresh seafood on a daily basis means that this too can be quite pricey for those of you trying to keep your costs to a minimum.

Despite this, there are a number of alternatives which mean that you won’t have to completely empty your wallet in an attempt to satisfy your hunger. Many places operate special packages where, for a set price, you will get dinner, a show and drinks for the night, all inclusive. The most popular is Dracula’s but there are others so look out for these as they’re really good value and brilliant fun.

Another way to avoid breaking the bank is by eating in the huge selection of all you can eat establishments which are scattered throughout Surfers Paradise. Many of these are found in the various shopping malls but many Asian restaurants also provide this option and Chinese and Indian eateries in particular. Takeaways are also extremely popular because with three hundred days of sunshine, you don’t have to worry about your meal being washed or blown away just as you sit down to enjoy it.

Finally, with regard to the type of cuisine on offer, well let’s just say there is nothing that you won’t find. Restaurants serving food from every country you can think of can be found in Surfers Paradise but for those of you who fancy eating as the locals do, there are plenty of authentic Australian restaurants too. And, they’ve even added their own Ozzie touches to the McDonald’s meals too so if you don’t fancy a kangaroo casserole, try a Big Mac with Pineapple, apparently it’s very good but we’ll leave that up to you.

Restaurants in Surfers Paradise

  • Bavarian Steakhouse

    Corner Cavill Ave. & Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Australia

    An authentic Bavarian restaurant with live music by Australia’s leading German band nightly (except Sunday) and serving a unique mix of both German and Australian cuisine. Everyone is dressed in traditional costumes which fits in perfectly with the décor and you can eat at the terrace café or enjoy your meal by the log fire (in 26 degrees it can get quite hot) – either way rest assured that you will thoroughly enjoy your visit.

  • Rusty Pelican Seafood Restaurant

    Elkhorn Avenue at Corner of Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Australia

    For some of the best seafood you’re ever likely to taste head to this fully licensed restaurant in the heart of Surfers Paradise. With a choice of eating in or on the terrace outside, this is a really good place to treat yourself to some really delicious shellfish and seafood in a warm and friendly environment.

  • Gino's Osteria

    3033 Gold Coast Highway at Corner of Laycock Stree, Surfers Paradise, Australia

    A family run establishment serving up delicious Italian specialties using both meat and seafood as well as delicious vegetarian ingredients. Is also fully licensed with a bar which includes a wide variety of really good Italian wines for those of you who know a thing or two about wine. And, for those of you who fancy a quiet night in, a full takeaway menu is also available.

  • House of India

    Raptis Plaza, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Australia

    For authentic Indian and Tandoori cuisine at prices which appeal to even the most budget conscious of backpackers, House of India is the perfect eatery. With a wide variety of curries which can be as mild or as hot as you like as well as a host of your other favourite Indian dishes, try to avail of some of the value meals on offer.

  • King Arthur's Table

    First Floor, Raptis Plaza, Surfers Paradise, Australia

    Decorated to resemble a medieval English banqueting room, this place certainly offers a meal with a difference. The food is a little bit more expensive than some of the other restaurants on the list but the atmosphere makes it very worthwhile as does the wonderful dishes on offer – steaks, seafood and kangaroo for those of you who fancy a change.

  • Montezuma's

    Aloha Building, 8 Trickett Street, Surfers Paradise, Australia

    Those of you who are partial to a good Mexican meal will love this place. Big portions at little prices in a fun and funky environment, ensuring that your meal will go down a treat. Also has an extensive vegetarian and takeaway menu.

  • Sumo

    Raptis Plaza, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Australia

    One of the top Japanese restaurants in the region, Sumo will satisfy any noodle, sushi or teriyaki cravings which you might have. Also has a host of seafood specialties which greatly adds to the appeal of the place as do the prices and portion sizes.

  • Billy T Bones Cafe Bar & Grill

    The Esplanade at Hanlan Street, Surfers Paradise, Australia

    This establishment is your typical bar grill serving everything from steak to seafood and anything you can think of in between. A great place to begin a night out as Billy’s also has a full bar and a real party atmosphere.

  • Sun Suki Restaurant

    Raptis Plaza, Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, Australia

    With main courses priced between $4 and $10 and an all you can eat buffet for just $7.95, this is a true backpacker haven. Only opens between 10.00am and 6.00pm, this is a good one to head to before hitting the pubs and clubs for the night.

  • Hard Rock Café

    Cnr Cavill Ave. & Gold Coast Hwy., Surfers Paradise, Australia

    Surfers' branch of the world famous café is always a good place to go if you are looking for a meal in restaurant that has more life and atmosphere than others. Some Hard Rock specialities include Char-Grilled New York Strip and HRC’s Famous Grilled Fajita.

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