Restau­rants in Re­view

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■ BAVAR­IAN BIER CAFÉ. Bavar­ian. Per­fectly po­si­tioned along­side pre­mium fash­ion re­tail­ers, Bavar­ian Bier Café is a des­ti­na­tion in its own right with a chic in­te­rior. The in-haus team of ded­i­cated Ger­man mas­ter butch­ers, mas­ter bak­ers and chefs as­sure out­stand­ing qual­ity for all din­ers and an ex­pe­ri­ence to re­mem­ber. There are also lighter op­tions avail­able.

The Oracle com­plex, 2 Oracle Boule­vard, Broad­beach. Mon–thu 11am–12am, Fri–sun 8am–12am. 5512 0555. bavar­i­an­bier­


Con­tem­po­rary. Beach­side Pavil­ion is a brand new haven for food­ies and fun lovers, spe­cial­is­ing in fresh sus­tain­able seafood, healthy break­fasts, and a mouth-wa­ter­ing all day menu. With an em­pha­sis on great ser­vice, qual­ity food, ex­cep­tional cock­tails and an ap­proach­able wine list, the freshly shucked oys­ters and seafood dis­play all high­light the fresh­ness and qual­ity of their pro­duce. Beach­side Pavil­ion also of­fers a de­li­cious take-away Fish & Chip Bar, per­fectly lo­cated right near the beach and Kur­rawa Park.

The Oasis, Broad­beach Mall (Beach End), Broad­beach. 5539 0377. beach­side­pavil­


Book in for an evening of sen­su­ous bur­lesque, jazz and com­edy, and a meal that ex­ceeds ex­pec­ta­tions. Chef Paul Hoff pre­pares a three-course ban­quet menu with a choice of up to five main meals. For dessert, you can’t go past the ‘Death by Choco­late’—a choco­late cof­fin with a de­li­cious fill­ing.

1 Hooker Boule­vard, Broad­beach. Tue–sun 6.30pm–11pm. 5563 4900. drac­u­

■ GAR­DEN KITCHEN & BAR. Mod­ern Aus­tralian.

This in­no­va­tive restau­rant at The Star Gold Coast of­fers in­door/out­door din­ing, with cas­cad­ing green­ery a high­light. From the fresh­est, sea­sonal pro­duce, to the very best in de­sign that brings the out­doors in—it’s a place where food lovers, fam­ily and friends can come to­gether any time of the day to en­joy.

The Star Gold Coast, Broad­beach Is­land, Broad­beach. Daily till late. 5592 8787.­coast

■ KIY­OMI. Ja­panese. Taste the flavours of Tokyo with Kiy­omi’s mod­ern, yet dis­tinctly Ja­panese menu cre­ated by in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised ex­ec­u­tive head chef Chase Ko­jima, who uses unique com­bi­na­tions to cre­ate ex­cit­ing and sur­pris­ing dishes. Kiy­omi cel­e­brates the ex­pe­ri­ence of shared din­ing with an ex­cit­ing food and bev­er­age menu in­clud­ing a wide va­ri­ety of Ja­panese bev­er­ages.

Lobby Level, The Star Gold Coast, Broad­beach Is­land, Broad­beach. Mon–sat from 5.30pm. 5592 8100.­coast


Since 1989 lo­cals have loved Mario’s Ital­ian Restau­rant in Broad­beach, en­joy­ing the great range of mod­ern and tra­di­tional Ital­ian dishes in­clud­ing seafood, steak, pasta and of course pizza! Dine in­doors or al­fresco and en­joy the won­der­ful re­laxed fam­ily at­mos­phere, not to men­tion de­li­cious desserts and an ex­ten­sive wine and cock­tail list. Now com­pletely ren­o­vated and re­fur­bished, the new look Mario’s Ital­ian Restau­rant is still the per­fect place for spe­cial cel­e­bra­tions and fam­ily gath­er­ings, as well as for all those times when you just need an Ital­ian food fix.

The Oasis Shop­ping Cen­tre, Beach end, Broad­beach. Sun–thurs 12pm–11pm, Fri–sat 12pm–12am. 5592 1899. mar­ios­restau­


Max has been around for many years and re­mains as pop­u­lar as ever with its fine seafood and el­e­gant sur­round­ings. Dine in­side or out, with the choice in­clud­ing Tas­ma­nian lob­ster, seafood plat­ters, steak, chicken and

pasta, with all sauces, condi­ments, crepes and tasty desserts pre­pared fresh in-house.

Vic­to­ria Square Apart­ments, 15 Vic­to­ria Av­enue, Broad­beach. Daily lunch 11am–2pm, din­ner 5pm–9pm. 5538 8998. maxrestau­

ROOM81. Mod­ern Aus­tralian.

The Room81 de­gus­ta­tion ex­pe­ri­ence served by chef Sam Moore is a mouth-wa­ter­ing jour­ney of two, five, seven or nine cour­ses— en­sur­ing a culi­nary tapestry with match­ing wine avail­able from the som­me­lier. The set­ting is vi­brant yet in­ti­mate and the open kitchen al­lows din­ers to ob­serve chef Moore and his team at work.

Lobby level, Sof­i­tel Gold Coast, Broad­beach, 81 Surf Pa­rade, Broad­beach. Tue–sat 4pm–late. 5592 2250. sof­itel­go­ld­


A pop­u­lar In­dian restau­rant, Saf­fron of­fers din­ers de­li­cious and au­then­tic In­dian cui­sine paired with ex­cel­lent ser­vice and a warm at­mos­phere. Have a drink in the Molec­u­lar Bar first, with cock­tails ex­pertly made, and then re­lax over a de­li­cious curry or other de­lec­ta­ble In­dian dishes or lighter veg­e­tar­ian op­tions.

Sierra Grande Build­ing, cnr Mar­garet Street and Gold Coast High­way, Broad­beach. Daily 12pm–3pm, 6pm–11pm. 5538 9291. saf­

SAGE CAFÉ RESTAU­RANT. Mod­ern Aus­tralian.

“Sim­ple, pop­u­lar food cooked ex­cep­tion­ally well with ser­vice that al­ways ex­ceeds your ex­pec­ta­tions!” That is the prom­ise of this vi­brant Broad­beach eatery. The award-win­ning chefs pre­pare sim­ple yet de­li­cious meals in a warm and wel­com­ing am­bi­ence with ta­pas, pizza and shared plates served with a smile.

5/20 Queens­land Av­enue, Broad­beach. Daily 7am–11pm. 5538 9938. sager­estau­

■ SO­CIAL EAT­ING HOUSE. Ta­pas. A place to bring clients, fam­ily, friends or that spe­cial some­one to in­dulge in Matt and Amy Jef­fer­son’s ca­sual yet so­phis­ti­cated restau­rant. Matt’s choice of ta­pas and shared plates to­gether with the ex­cit­ing, orig­i­nal cock­tail list, in­ter­na­tional whiskeys and saké as well as a su­perb in­ter­na­tional wine list will have you so­cial­is­ing on a daily ba­sis.

Shop 137–138, 3 Oracle Boule­vard, Broad­beach. Daily lunch from 12pm, din­ner from 6pm. 5504 5210. so­cialeat­ing­

■ TEN. Ja­panese. This is Ja­panese cui­sine at its best, with head chef Yuta Yoshimura serv­ing ex­cep­tional meals in a set­ting that is more Tokyo than Gold Coast. Choose an à la carte menu, or a se­ries of set menus and de­gus­ta­tion ex­pe­ri­ences, with the Omakase eight+ course menu an un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence.

Meri­ton Pe­ga­sus Build­ing, Shop 2–4/ 2669–2679 Gold Coast High­way, Broad­beach. Lunch Fri–sat 12pm–2pm, din­ner Tue–sat 6pm–9pm. 5570 1010. tep­pan­


■ THE FISH HOUSE. Seafood. As the name sug­gests The Fish House spe­cialises in fish and seafood from their scenic coastal set­ting at Burleigh Heads. Chef Aaron Smith has cre­ated an ex­cel­lent menu in­spired by south­ern Europe, with the desserts and the wine list—crafted by the som­me­lier team on site—adding to the oc­ca­sion.

50 Good­win Ter­race, Burleigh Heads. Tue–sun lunch 12pm–2.30pm, din­ner 5.30pm–9pm. 5535 7725. the­fish­


■ CAV’S STEAKHOUSE. Steak. Es­tab­lished in 1984, Cav’s is owned and op­er­ated by Richard Cav­ill, great-grand­son of James Free­man Cav­ill, an early pi­o­neer of the Gold Coast. This award-win­ning and his­toric

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