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A foodie’s paradise

Top spots to eat at The Star Gold Coast.

Kiyomi, The Star Gold Coast (image by Jess Kearney)
Kiyomi, The Star Gold Coast (image by Jess Kearney)

Ah, the Gold Coast – a paradoxical paradise of liveliness and laid-back leisure. We could, and will, brag about our array of cafe and restaurant options. Our dining scene really is as vast as our seaside. But what if we told you there was one location to have it all? Taste it all?! Well, spoiler alert- there is. The Star Gold Coast’s dining precinct is impressive, to say the least. Much like our paradoxical paradise, the precinct is a lavish yet easygoing locale with culinary choices to tantalise all taste buds our satiate the ever-evolving appetite for newness. Where to start, you ask? Let us break it down for you.

Cucina Vivo Italian Restaurant at The Star (image supplied)
Cucina Vivo at The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)

Cucina Vivo
Can’t make it to Italy this year? Worry not! Cucina Vino is inspired by the cliff-side restaurants of the Amalfi Coast, drawing on the soul-nourishing Italian cuisine and the effervescent culture that comes with it. Come for the traditional Italian favourites, and stay for the award-winning alfresco dining experience. The perfect backdrop for that Aperol spritz glass clink with the gals. If you manage to make it past the Fusilli Bolognese, made with 30-hr ragù, pomodoro and pecorino cream then the drool-worthy pizza selection, prepared exclusively on their impressive two-metre long wood-fired oven is for you. You can thank us later.
Perfect for: a first date spot, catching up with friends, or special occasions.

Kiyomi, The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)
Kiyomi, The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)

If you’re looking for highbrow with taste to match, make your next reservation, Kiyomi. Expect a traditional Japanese culinary experience fused with a modern flair to keep you on your toes. The menu features an assortment of unique takes on traditional cuisine. Some of our favourites include Hiramasa Kingfish Miso Ceviche with Crispy potato, green chilli, miso ceviche, Queensland Roll with Spanner Crab, spicy aioli, avocado, soy paper and Kiyomi Mochi Ice Cream, Frozen strawberry milkshake. However, the real crowd-pleaser has to be the set menu, Sushi and Salmon Table. A table of sushi?! Yes, please!
Perfect for: date night or an intimate dinner.

Uncle Su at The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)
Uncle Su at The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)

Uncle Su
Forget diluted multi-Asian cuisine. If you’re craving an authentic Cantonese-style dining experience, look no further than Uncle Su. Focused on quality and authenticity, their premium Yum-Cha, Banquet, and A La Carte menus feature a selection of signature Beijing and Szechuan dishes. They offer superior (not snobby) traditional Chinese cuisine that caters to every occasion and dining style.

For lunch, it’s Yum Cha all the way! We strongly advise you not to skip the Shanghai Xiao Long Bao, Mini Soup Dumplings or the Bean Curd Roll with Oyster Sauce. But, if you’re looking for something a little more elevated, dine at night to experience an expanded, premium menu focused on fresh, live seafood.
Perfect for: a family dinner or corporate dinner party.

Winter menu at Garden Kitchen & Bar, Broadbeach (image supplied)
Winter menu at Garden Kitchen & Bar, Broadbeach (image supplied)

Garden Kitchen & Bar
This venue was made for a good time; therefore, there is no other place for your next special occasion or afternoon spritz. Soak up the Gold Coast sunshine on The Lawn with prosecco in hand, or enjoy a leisurely long lunch in the indoor garden oasis. Live entertainment is never a miss, whatever the season. As the temperature dips, Garden Kitchen & Bar transforms into the ultimate winter retreat. Experience a cosy winter evening with a fire pit and hamper package, which includes a bottle of Pepperjack Shiraz. This two-hour session of pure winter bliss will set you back $99 for the package for up to 6 people.

The Garden Kitchen & Bar’s talented chefs use fresh produce, hand-picked herbs, and garnishes to construct an array of seasonal dishes. Airlie Beach Tiger prawns with a crisp sparkling wine, anyone? They’re currently offering a three course Winter Warmer deal for $65 per person (not available Saturday evenings). You had us at Dark Chocolate Fondant!
Perfect for: group events, midweek and weekend catching up with friends, and fun for the whole family. 

Seafood at Harvest Buffet, The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)
Seafood at Harvest Buffet, The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)

Harvest Buffet
If picking a single cuisine isn’t your thing, why not have everything all at once? Harvest Buffet beckons family and friends to enjoy a flavour adventure with something for everyone. Find a bounty of ocean treats, from plump oysters to succulent prawns, alongside hearty roasts and international delights.

Don’t be fooled by the array of options—quality is not skimped on! Harvest Buffet promises an unforgettable dining escapade, perfect for casual rendezvous and joyous celebrations alike!
Perfect for: catching up for family dinner or with a group of friends.

Food at Cucina Vivo at The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)
Food at Cucina Vivo at The Star Gold Coast (image supplied)

The Star Gold Coast’s culinary haven caters to every dining desire, from intimate date nights to lively catch-ups with friends and family gatherings. Come indulge in the culinary escapism at the heart of our beloved coast.

Where: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach
When: See The Star website for venue opening times

Words by Chelsea Ipsen


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