Five must-visit restaurants in Surfers Paradise
Gearing up for that long-awaited Gold Coast family holiday in Surfers Paradise? This iconic Queensland destination has so much to offer, from great shopping, a variety of activities and even a theme park - not to mention that gorgeous beach!
However, when it comes to food it's always good to be prepared, especially if you've got a hungry family ready to tuck into a tasty meal.
Parents will most definitely want to know ahead of time where the best places are to grab a bite - and the good news is that Surfers Paradise has plenty of family-friendly restaurants to satisfy even the most picky appetite!
You don't want to be wandering around in search of food with young children in tow, so make the most of your family holiday and get ahead with this guide to the top five eating spots in Surfers Paradise.
1. Vapiano Soul
Located at 8 Cavill Avenue and boasting a menu full of flavoursome Italian classics, your family are sure to enjoy chowing down at Vapiano.
The child-friendly atmosphere of the restaurant goes well with its diverse range of tasty dishes such as their antipasti platter, arrabiata, fresh pasta and their wide array of delicious pizzas.
With food that tastes this good, even the most capricious of little appetites is sure to be tempted by the wonderful aromas and tastes at Vapiano - and what's even better is that the knowledgeable and passionate chefs will cook your dishes right in front of you to truly make the dining experience special.
2. Hard Rock
Located at the corner of Cavill Avenue and Surfers Paradise Boulevard, the Hard Rock Cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite with a hungry family.
Located within easy walking distance of Mantra Paradise Centre Apartments in Surfers Paradise, the Hard Rock Cafe serves up traditional American cuisine as well as fresh new flavours in a friendly atmosphere with music and entertainment.
With plenty of tasty food on offer such as Tupelo Chicken Tenders, Santa Fe Spring Rolls and the classic Hard Rock Nachos piled high with cheese and pinto beans, you'll get your fill easily at the Hard Rock Cafe.
"Surfers Paradise has plenty of family-friendly restaurants to satisfy even the most picky appetite"
A friendly little bistro establishment, Bumbles is open for breakfast/brunch and lunch everyday, and dinner on Thursdays.
It offers great coffee and tasty cafe-style food presented beautifully in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Located at 19 River Drive, Bumbles makes the perfect home-style environment to chow down in, and the menu is sure to have something for everyone.
4. Chiang Mai Thai
Ranked in the number 13 position in Trip Advisor's list of the best restaurants in Surfers Paradise, Chiang Mai Thai offers a child-friendly dining environment with a wide array of tasty Thai cuisine.
Located at 5 Palm Avenue, Chiang Mai Thai has a reasonably priced menu and a great location for those looking to make the most of their Gold Coast vacation.
Asian food lovers will be in culinary heaven with the fresh and delectable dishes on offer here, so make sure to stop by with your family the next time you're in the area.
With a focus on serving healthy and contemporary style Asian food, Kamikaze has a well-deserved culinary reputation and a mouthwatering menu that's sure to tempt even the most picky members of your family.
All the dishes at Kamikaze are prepared using a selection of the finest meats and freshest seafood for a delicious and flavoursome result, prepared expertly by the resident Teppan chef Macky Law. As the food is prepared in true teppanyaki style, you will be able to watch the chef chop it up right in front of you - you'll be amazed by the chef's skills and speed!
For families interested in Asian cuisine, Kamikaze is a great place to visit on your Surfers Paradise holiday.
There are two main events being held, both kicking off at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, with qualifying rounds and on track entertainment in between. Make sure you book your tickets for these thrilling races as soon as possible.
There are packages available for families and groups, plus regular general admission tickets available. You can also opt to pay a little extra to be right by all the action, with various Grandstand options available that have great views of different points along the track.
Save some energy for the night time entertainment too. On October 24 you can enjoy the Sea FM Friday Night Drags, while on Saturday night, hip hop outfit Hilltop Hoods will perform on the Jim Beam 600 Sounds stage.
With so much excitement scheduled for the weekend of the GC600, you'd be mad to miss out. Make sure you're a part of this action-packed event and head along for what's sure to be a couple of days of heart-stopping action both on and off the track.
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