GOLD COAST IN­FOR­MA­TION

Where Brisbane - - Din­ing -

ha­cienda-style restau­rant is a Gold Coast icon, serv­ing the best qual­ity beef from pre­mium pas­tures around Aus­tralia in a wel­com­ing and re­laxed set­ting.

30 Frank Street, Labrador. Daily lunch 12pm–2.30pm, din­ner 6pm–9pm. 5532 2954. cavssteak­house.com

MAIN BEACH RIS­TORANTE FELLINI. Modern Ital­ian.

With beau­ti­ful views over the Broad­wa­ter, the multi-award win­ning restau­rant has long been the place to ex­pe­ri­ence mag­nif­i­cent Ital­ian cui­sine. Pop­u­lar with vis­it­ing celebri­ties and a lo­cal favourite, head chef Richard Burt and part­ner Raf­faele Di Benedetto love cook­ing their in­cred­i­ble dishes al­most as much as din­ers love eat­ing them.

Level 1, Ma­rina Mi­rage, 74 Sea­world Drive, Main Beach. Mon–sun 12pm–10.30pm. 5531 0300. fellini.com.au

SHUCK RESTAU­RANT. Modern Aus­tralian.

Lo­cated at Main Beach on fa­mous Ted­der Av­enue, Shuck Restau­rant is fa­mous for its peo­ple watch­ing, sand crab lasagne and Pek­ing duck salad. Shuck also of­fers a va­ri­ety of the fresh­est seafood, steaks, and other de­lec­ta­ble dishes. Choose à la carte, de­gus­ta­tion or set course menus.

1–4/20 Ted­der Av­enue, Main Beach. Mon–sun 12pm–12am. 5528 4286. shuck.com.au n VAN­I­TAS. Modern Aus­tralian. Be­fit­ting its five-star lo­ca­tion in Palazzo Ver­sace, Van­i­tas of­fers an ex­cep­tional culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ence in an el­e­gant din­ing room with sparkling la­goon views. Din­ers en­joy a beau­ti­fully-crafted sig­na­ture de­gus­ta­tion din­ner with match­ing wines, guar­an­teed to sweep taste-buds on an un­for­get­table culi­nary jour­ney, watched over by a 13-me­tre can­vas show­ing the life of Gianni Ver­sace.

Palazzo Ver­sace, Ma­rina Mi­rage, 94 Sea­world Drive, Main Beach. Tue–sat 6pm–10pm. 5509 8000. palaz­zover­sace.com.au

SANC­TU­ARY COVE

BLACK AN­GUS BAR & GRILL. Modern Aus­tralian.

Si­t­u­ated on the beau­ti­ful wa­ter­front at Sanc­tu­ary Cove, Black An­gus Bar & Grill is a won­der­ful place to re­lax in a spec­tac­u­lar set­ting and with a great meal. The restau­rant spe­cialises in Black An­gus grain fed beef that is aged to per­fec­tion, as well as the fresh­est seafood.

46 The Prom­e­nade, Sanc­tu­ary Cove. Mon–sun 11.30am–late. 5577 9712. blackan­gus­barand­grill.com.au

SURFERS PAR­ADISE

EDGE­WA­TER DIN­ING & LOUNGE BAR. Modern Aus­tralian.

Edge­wa­ter Din­ing and Lounge Bar is the lat­est wa­ter­front din­ing venue in the heart of the bustling Capri on the Isle of Capri. The menu of Modern Aus­tralian with an Ital­ian twist, con­structed by head chef Jar­rod War­ing, uses an eclec­tic mix of trav­elled and ex­pe­ri­enced tastes with cre­ative culi­nary skills. And the cock­tails? Sim­ply di­vine.

Shop 3 G7, Capri on Via Roma, Via Roma, Surfers Par­adise. Daily 7.30am–late. 5570 1624. edge­wa­ter­dining.com.au

HANA­ZONO TEP­PA­NYAKI. Ja­panese.

At the foot of the soar­ing Q1 Re­sort, Hana­zono Tep­pa­nyaki Ja­panese restau­rant is al­most as daz­zling as the views from the top as the skilled mas­ter chefs slice, dice, jug­gle and en­ter­tain. Prepa­ra­tion here is an art form, with the food—from prime steak, seafood and chicken dishes, cooked fresh at the ta­ble.

Shop 8, Q1, cnr Surfers Par­adise Boule­vard and Hamil­ton Av­enue, Surfers Par­adise. Lunch Mon–sun 12pm–2pm, din­ner 5pm–late. 5539 9804. hana­zono.com.au

PAN­CAKES ON THE ROCKS SURFERS PAR­ADISE. Modern Aus­tralian.

Pan­cakes On The Rocks will keep the whole fam­ily happy from its beau­ti­ful beach­side lo­ca­tion in Surfers Par­adise. There’s so much more than just their de­li­cious pan­cakes, in­clud­ing flavour­some piz­zas, rib­eye steak and meals for the kids for un­der $10. For Poke­mon Go fans this is the place to be! There are Pokestops right out­side the restau­rant so you can fuel up both your game and your ap­petite!

4 The Es­planade, Shop T1.31 (in­side the Soul Board­walk), Surfers Par­adise. Daily 7am–10.30pm. 5570 6250. pan­cakeson­the­rocks.com.au

HARD ROCK CAFÉ. Modern Amer­i­can and Aus­tralian.

Ex­pe­ri­ence the beauty and glam­our of Aus­tralia’s Gold Coast when you visit Hard Rock Café Surfers Par­adise. Its cen­tral lo­ca­tion in Aus­tralia’s hottest in­ter­na­tional des­ti­na­tion makes Hard Rock Café the per­fect place to eat, drink, and un­wind dur­ing your trip. The café fea­tures a stylish din­ing room, in­door bar, bal­cony with out­door seat­ing and a re­tail store with col­lectible Hard Rock gear.

Cnr Cav­ill Av­enue and Surfers Par­adise Boule­vard, Surfers Par­adise. Daily mid­day– late. 5539 9377. hardrock.com

SALT GRILL. Modern Aus­tralian.

Every­thing Luke Man­gan touches turns to gold and Salt Grill is no dif­fer­ent. The space is very so­phis­ti­cated with plush booths, a de­gus­ta­tion menu should you want to taste every­thing and a smart wine list. Luke’s

menu is cre­ative and uses only the finest and fresh­est lo­cal pro­duce. The restau­rant has a real buzz and the food here does not dis­ap­point.

Level 1, Hil­ton Surfers Par­adise, 6 Orchid Av­enue, Surfers Par­adise. Lunch Fri­day 12pm–3pm, din­ner daily 6pm–10pm. 5680 8100. hilton­surferspar­adise.com.au

■ SEA­D­UC­TION. Modern Aus­tralian. Be se­duced by Sea­d­uc­tion’s seafront lo­ca­tion at Pep­pers Soul Surfers. The el­e­gant restau­rant is a class above with ex­ec­u­tive chef James Fiske cook­ing up an im­pres­sive menu us­ing his ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence at in­ter­na­tional five-star ho­tels. The menu is ably com­ple­mented by an in­ti­mate wine-tast­ing room, pri­vate din­ing room and bar.

Level 2, Soul Surfers Par­adise, 8 The Es­planade, Surfers Par­adise. Break­fast daily 7am–10.30am, lunch Tue–sat 12pm–2.30pm, din­ner Tue–sat 6.30pm–9.30pm. 5635 5728. sea­d­uc­tion.com.au

■ SEASCAPE RESTAU­RANT & BAR. Modern Aus­tralian/seafood.

This multi-level venue of­fers modern seafood menus, and amaz­ing wa­ter views, perched above Surfers Par­adise on the Soul Board­walk. With a fo­cus on ex­cel­lence the restau­rant of­fers six fresh fish species daily, while the bistro has a mouth­wa­ter­ing share menu in a ca­sual set­ting.

4 The Es­planade, Soul Board­walk, Surfers Par­adise. Daily lunch from 12pm, din­ner from 5.30pm. 5527 6655. seascape.com.au

GOLD COAST VIS­I­TOR IN­FOR­MA­TION CEN­TRES Gold Coast Air­port Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion and Book­ing Cen­tre Site 20, Gold Coast Air­port, Do­mes­tic Ar­rival Ter­mi­nal, 1 Ter­mi­nal Drive, Bilinga .............. 5536 4709 ......................................... vis­it­gold­coast.com ................... in­fo­coolan­gatta@gc­tourism.com

Surfers Par­adise Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion and Book­ing Cen­tre 2 Cav­ill Av­enue (Cav­ill Mall), Surfers Par­adise ....................... 1300 309 440 ......................................... vis­it­gold­coast.com ............................ in­fo­s­urfers@gc­tourism.com

BUSES

Grey­hound Aus­tralia Surfers Par­adise Bus Sta­tion, Beach Road, Surfers Par­adise .. 1300 473 946 ......................................... grey­hound.com.au Surf­side Buslines 43 Com­merce Drive, Robina ........... 13 12 30

GOLD COAST PUBLIC TRANS­PORT

Translink will as­sist you with in­for­ma­tion and tick­et­ing for lo­cal buses, fer­ries, G:link, trains and the Air­train to and from the air­port. translink.com.au............................... 13 12 30 The Gold Coast light rail, G:link, is the driv­ing force of the Gold Coast, stop­ping at 16 des­ti­na­tions through­out the city in­clud­ing Main Beach, Surfers Par­adise and Broad­beach, ev­ery 10 min­utes dur­ing peak hours. Down­load the My G app from the App store or Google Play ................ 13 12 30 .............................................ride­theg.com.au The Gold Coast go ex­plore card of­fers free­dom, flex­i­bil­ity and value for money with many ben­e­fits in­clud­ing un­lim­ited travel on any Translink bus or tram ser­vice to great lo­ca­tions and at­trac­tions on the Gold Coast for $10 a day ....................... translink.com.au

CREDIT CARD EN­QUIRIES

Amer­i­can Ex­press ................... 1300 132 639 Din­ers Club .............................. 1300 360 060 Master­card .............................. 1800 120 113 Trav­elex ................................... 1800 637 642 Visa .......................................... 1800 450 346

TAXIS, RENTAL CARS & LIM­OU­SINES

Avis: Gold Coast Air­port, Pa­cific High­way, Ter­mi­nal Build­ing ........... 5587 9333 Cnr Ferny & Cy­press Av­enue, Surfers Par­adise ............................ 5583 6477 .................................................... avis.com.au

Bud­get: Gold Coast Air­port, Pa­cific High­way, Ter­mi­nal Build­ing.......... 5569 3877 Cnr Ferny & Palm Av­enue, Surfers Par­adise ............................ 5583 6499 .............................................. bud­get.com.au

Brunel World­wide Chauf­feur Drive Air­port trans­fers and tour­ing ser­vices—cap­ture the ex­cit­ing at­mos­phere of the Gold Coast in the air-con­di­tioned com­fort of a Brunel Chauf­feured Car. Speak to your concierge and ask for Brunel, or phone .................................. 1300 855 955 .................................... brunel­limousines.com

Van­i­tas at Palazzo Ver­sace. Photo: Palazzo Ver­sace.

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