20 Gold Coast restaurants featured in delicious magazine’s top 100

Iku Yakitori Bar
The North Room
Restaurant Labart
The Fish House
Gotham Grill & Rooftop Bar

It’s a good day to be a Gold Coaster friends (when isn’t it) because 20 of our local restaurants were named in delicious magazines’ top 100 in Queensland over the weekend and we’re very proud over here.

Congratulations to everyone who took out the top honours, well deserved.

Here they are in delicious’ order. Prepare to get hungry.

2. Rick Shores
Found on the absolute beachfront in Burleigh, Rick Shores quickly became a favourite thanks to its incredible, Insta-worthy cocktails and THOSE BUG ROLLS. It’s truly next level and absolutely deserving of the number 2 spot (first on the Gold Coast).
Where: Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads

13. nineteen at The Star
It’s the rooftop destination atop The Star Gold Coast’s new Darling building and its five star dining at its finest. The setting is pure sophistication and the menu is made up of the finest produce around.
Where: The Darling, Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

19. Hellenika
Next up is a Greek extravaganza at Nobby’s institution Hellenika who recently underwent a classy makeover and introduced an expanded menu (and wine list). Known for their incredible eats and sophisticated, taverna vibes Hellenika is all the good things. They also secured the number one spot overall for their Brisbane Hellenika venture at The Calile, but the Gold Coast is where it all began).
Where: 2235 Gold Coast Hwy, Nobby Beach

20. Kiyomi
The Star’s famed eatery brings us the authentic taste of Tokyo with mouthwatering sashimi (could eat every meal), crispy rice rolls and some of the best cocktails on the Coast. If you haven’t been, pop this one on your must-do-soon list and get excited.
Where: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach

28. Glenelg Public House
A newbie to the list, Mermaid Beach’s Glenelg Public House has quickly become much-loved for their next-level steaks and laidback gastro pub style of venue. We say the sides are equally as delicious as the mains and don’t go past the beans and the dirty fries.
Where: 2460 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

29. The Fish House 
With 180 degree Burleigh beach views and produce flown in daily from wherever the best quality can be found, The Fish House certainly deserves it’s spot on the list. Spend your next date night celebrating the tastes of the sea in the little white cottage by the ocean.
Where: Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads

32. Restaurant Labart
Restaurant Labart, was gifted to us earlier this year and what a gift it is. Brought to us by renowned Sydney Chef Alex Munoz-Labart, the space is one of the most beautiful we’ve seen. The food can be both share-style and keep-for-yourself-style and every single dish on the menu is an absolute delight.
Where: Hill St, Burleigh Heads

55. Videre
Found way up high at RACV Royal Pines, Videre offers exceptional food with some of the best views around. They offer a stunning High Tea if you’re in the market, otherwise head on up for some of the best produce on the Coast.
Where: Ross St, Benowa

59. Mamasan Broadbeach
Slow cooking is the name of the game at this Asian fave. Again, we’ve got tasty share plates with a unique menu including everything from Korean friend chicken to beef tataki salad. Find them in the heart of Broadbeach and try one of everything.
Where: 3 Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach

60. Social Eating House + Bar
An absolute stunner in Broadbeach, Social Eating House is a casual, modern Australian tapas eatery and one of the best there is at that. Everything is absolutely incredible and you can wash it down with an equally ridiculous cocktail.
Where: Shop 137-138, 3 Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach

61. Vanitas
Another fine dining gem, Vanitas can be found in the spectacular Palazzo Versace in Main Beach. It’s Italian eats at their very best and we highly recommend a feast here for a special occasion in your finest attire. They are the proud owners of several Chef’s Hats too.
Where: 94 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach

73. The North Room
A relative newbie on the Coast, The North Room is next up. It’s a cosy, compact space offering a seasonal menu made up of locally sourced produce in a share-style setting. Find them in Mermaid Beach.
Where: 2527 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach

74. Iku Yakitori Bar
It’s the sensory experience of your dreams in a Burleigh back alley and one of our absolute faves. The food is of the chicken, seafood and meat on a stick variety and all of it is five star. The cocktail list is divine, changing weekly and everything about this place is mind-blowing.
Where: 1730 Gold Coast Hwy (front entrance) or head in through the back on Justin Lane (next to Lockwood Bar).

82. Gemellini
We’ve got another Italian gem, this one located in Nobbys Beach. As we all know, pasta is life and when it’s combined with recipes by the owners’ Nonna, you know you’re onto a winner. Go when you’re extra hungry and order all the things.
Where: 2247 Gold Coast Hwy, Nobby Beach

83. Little Truffle Dining Room
Another old faithful found in Mermaid Beach is Little Truffle. As you might imagine, truffles are the hero so try to time your visit when they’re in season. Luxe ingredients and European-style sauces will blow your mind so add this one to your list of asaps.
Where: 2444 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

85. Jimmy Wah’s 
Again we find ourselves in Burleigh and this time for a Vietnamese feast of epic proportions. Sip spectacular cocktails and share tasty tapas plates while enjoying the upbeat vibes. Perfect for a night out with the girls if you love Vietnamese cuisine with an Aussie twist.
Where: 1724 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads

86. Etsu Izakaya 
Oh Japanese food how we adore you. Particularly that of the Etsu variety. The Mermaid Beach gem has been around for a few years now and the love is strong for their array of whiskeys and tapas-style eats.
Where: 2440 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

87. Gotham Grill
The northern-most restaurant of the bunch, Gotham Grill opened their sophisticated doors earlier this year. They boast two dining spaces including a rooftop serving pizza and share-style dishes and a more formal dining room where steak is the star.
Where: 6 Bayview Street, Runaway Bay 

97. Lupo
The cosy space offers a share-style menu made up of the very best produce around and it changes regularly so it’s likely you’ll never eat the same thing twice. Which is something we can definitely get behind. The atmosphere is upbeat and the drinks menu is filled with an array of tasty treats.
Where: 2460 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach 

Words by Kirra Smith