There was a time when Broadie (as we like to call Broadbeach) played cute little sibling to Surfers Paradise. But that was then, and now it’s all grown up. The beaches are beautiful and the parks are relaxing. You can browse among the weekend markets or head straight on to Broadbeach Mall. And along the way you’ll encounter traveling street artists and various Broadbeach restaurants that have made the area a centre of fine dining and sumptuous cuisines.
The various types of restaurants Broadbeach can offer you cater to many types of tastes, for food and for atmosphere. Take a look at some of the best restaurants in Broadbeach and see if you can resist their siren call:
When you want a respite from the hustle and bustle of the streets of Broadbeach, you can always enter the otherworldly ambiance of Mecca Bah. While the chefs create their magical dishes from Turkey, Morocco, and the Middle East, the friendly staff will guide you through the various options off the menu. For some, the best is the Baharat Spiced Lamb Shish, which is big enough for two. It’s prepared with onions and bell peppers, fattoush salad, Lebanese flat bread, and fresh herbs, along with aromatic pilaf rice. Others go for the garlic chicken kebab, mjaddarah and tabbouleh. These are just the start of your epicurean journey here at the Mecca Bah, and it deserves its standing as one of the best restaurants Broadbeach visitors and residents love.
To visit this newly renovated steak restaurant, you will have to go into the heart of Broadbeach. It overlooks Victoria Park, and you’ll find it on the opposite side of Jupiters Casino and Gold Coast Sofitel Hotel. Once you’re there, you may be tempted to stay. To call this place award-winning doesn’t even begin to cover its greatness. It has received as many as 15 different awards, since it opened its doors in 2005. These include Gold Coast’s Best Steak Restaurant, Queensland’s Best Steak Restaurant, and Best Informal Dining Restaurant. And it won the Gold Coast Restaurant of the Year Award twice. Seriously, if you want steak, then this is the place you need to visit.
The Gold Coast is so filled with numerous dining establishments that you have lots of options when it comes to Thai food. But Thai Silom is widely recognised as the best restaurant Broadbeach denizens can go to for Thai cuisine. Upon entering, you will find the vibe exotic and beguiling, with its traditional Tai décor, sunken tables, and red banquettes. Then you can try the Macadamia Prawn with stir-fried with crushed macadamia, chilli pepper, snow peas, and chilli paste garlic. Or you can go with either the Pla Lard Prik or the Prik King Pla, which are both spicy deep fried fish fillet with different sauces and spices. Whichever dish you try, you’ll find the taste authentic and true.
What makes Sage one of the best Broadbeach restaurants is that they offer a truly comfortable and filling experience. Their philosophy is simple: they will offer mouthwatering yet popular food with only the best seasonal ingredients, and they’ll do this with super-friendly service. They do these things so well that they’ve been voted Queensland’s Favourite Family Restaurant in 2014. Along with pizza, they offer steak sandwiches, lamb burgers, and char-grilled chicken breast for lunch. For dinner, you need to try their unique Grilled Moreton Bay Bugs, which they oven-bake with a walnut and garlic butter, cherry tomato, rocket, pear, and Spanish onion salad.
This award-winning seafood restaurant offers both indoor and alfresco dining, with absolutely the freshest fish and seafood ingredients available. And they have a long list of wines and beverages you can try out with your dishes. So if you’re looking for prawns, scallops, clams, oysters, Moreton Bay bugs, crabs, yellowfin tuna, salmon, whiting, ocean trout, or bouillabaisse, this is the spot you need to head to!
Here’s the other steak place in Broadie, and here the prices are a bit more affordable. You can choose from one of the 9 signature steaks, or you can always pick from the a la carte dishes available. This is the epitome of relaxed and casual dining – which is perfect for Broadbeach.
So if you ever find yourself in Broadie, you owe it to yourself to try these superb Broadbeach restaurants. These restaurants will proclaim that Broadbeach doesn’t play second fiddle anymore.