Restaurants in Review
■ 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. bavarianbiercafe.com
BEACHSIDE PAVILION. Seafood/
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. beachsidepavilion.com.au
■ DRACULA’S CABARET RESTAURANT. Contemporary.
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. draculas.com.au
■ 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. star.com.au/goldcoast
■ 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. star.com.au/goldcoast
■ MARIO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA. Italian.
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. mariosrestaurant.com.au
MAX SEAFOOD RESTAURANT. Seafood.
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. maxrestaurant.com.au
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. sofitelgoldcoast.com.au/en/room81.html
SAFFRON INDIAN GOURMET. Indian.
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. saffrongc.com
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. sagerestaurant.com.au
■ 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. socialeatinghouse.com.au
■ 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. teppanten.com.au
■ 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. thefishhouse.com.au
■ 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