The Top 10 restaurants in Nobby Beach, Gold Coast

Mar 11, 2021

Top 10 restaurants within walking distance of Nobby Beach

When blue skies give way to stunning sunsets the 500+ Gold Coast restaurants open their doors to tourists and locals alike. Nobby Beach Holiday Village has the pick of the bunch as we are centrally located across the road from the ultra-trendy Nobby Beach Café and Dining Precinct; home to over 20+ restaurants, cafes and bars.

This vibrant little precinct grows from strength to strength every year with new additions adding to its already incredibly diverse and colourful food scene. Whether you are a visiting The GC aka the “Gold Coast” or are a local looking for your next mind-blowing meal, you certainly aren’t lacking on options. From swanky upscale Australian restaurants to cosy Italian eateries, there are loads to choose from. Here are the best places to eat in Nobby Beach.


1. Bine Bar & Dining: Is the perfect spot for an afternoon beverage with live tunes. Appreciate its choice of 80+ beers and daily food and drinks specials; oozing burgers, loaded fries and nachos.

LOCATION: 1/28 Chairlift Avenue, Nobby Beach, QLD 4218
HOURS: 4pm – 10pm Mon, Wed, Thurs. 3pm – 12am Fri. 12pm – 12am Sat. 12pm – 10pm Sun.
PHONE: 5527 7412

2. The Arc at Nobby’s: Sleek sophistication meets wood-fired pizzas and spicy braised pork belly. The share plates, live music, comedy nights and extensive drinks menu is perfect for a Sunday afternoon session.

LOCATION: Shop 4, 28 Chairlift Ave, Nobby Beach
HOURS: 3pm until late Monday to Friday and 12pm to late Saturday and Sunday
PHONE: 5572 5572

3.    Romanas: Indulge in tradition Italian home style cuisine, including such favourites as pizza, pasta, risottos and a variety of drinks and desserts.

LOCATION: 2233 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach QLD
HOURS: 4:30pm – 10pm Mon-Sun
PHONE: 5572 7572

4.    Nobby Beach Surf Club: Serving traditional dishes in a beachfront dining experience with 180-degree views. The seafood platter is one not to be missed.

LOCATION: 25 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218
HOURS: 10am till late 7 days a week
PHONE: 5578 6680

5.    Ally Chow: is an Asian-inspired wonderland that serves up share plates and drinks that will sing to the very depths of your soul. Grab a Saigon Sally cocktail and chow down on snapper dumplings with hot tamarind sauce; before larger plates of Burmese-style slow-cooked lamb shoulder curry, steamed rice and snake beans. Perhaps wrap your hands around a pork belly katsu bao; while sweet tooths eye options like deep-fried ice cream, salted caramel and raspberry sherbert.

LOCATION: Shop c/2215 Gold Coast Hwy, Nobby Beach QLD 4218
HOURS: 5pm till late 7 days a week
PHONE: 5572 4068

6.    Grill’d Nobby Beach: Offers a vast selection of mouth-watering Burgers from the Big Queenslander to Kickin’ Chicken and the Wagyyu Wunder, top it off with a selection of hot bites, chips, and dips to savour the perfect meal.

LOCATION: Shop 1A/2215 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218
HOURS: 10:30am till late 7 days a week
PHONE: 5526 6543

7.    MexiCali Bar & Taqueria: Delivering quality Mexican delicacies in a sweet little space filled with eclectic art plus cocktail jugs. Relish the tastiest of tacos, Jalapeno poppers with goats cheese and crema, Char grilled corn, Chicken Drumettes and King Fish Ceviche.

LOCATION: Level 1/2223 Gold Coast Hwy, Nobby Beach QLD 4218
HOURS: 5-9pm Monday to Friday and 12pm till 10pm Saturday and 9pm on Sunday
PHONE: 5572 0588

8.    Gemellini: Pizza and pasta lovers mingle jovially with a glass of wine in hand, taking time to unwind from the seriousness of busy day-to-day life. Savour hand stretched wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas, antipasti plates like the polenta al ragu – slow cooked Angus beef cheek with grilled polenta, pappardelle funghi, with a mixture of field mushroom, thyme, truffle oil and Italian sausage.

LOCATION: 2247 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach QLD
HOURS: 5-9pm Tuesday – Sunday
PHONE: 5575 1418

9.   Tropic Vice: A Palm Springs paradise perched high above the Nobby precinct, where the sun-kissed rooftop restaurant and bar awaits to tantalize your taste buds with a symphony of flavors! Prepare yourself for a delectable experience that combines handcrafted cocktails with an irresistible array of gourmet bites that’ll leave you craving for more. Indugle in Bug Rolls, Beef & Brie Sliders, and Tropical Kingfish Ceviche.

LOCATION: 2215 Gold Coast HIghway, Mermaid Beach
HOURS: Thursday 4-10pm. Friday 3pm to late. Saturday/ Sunday 12pm to late. Closed Monday-Wednesday.
PHONE: 0431 095 243

Notable mentions that are a little further away:

  • Okazu Sushi: Japanese soul food from the heart of Osaka. Indulge in fresh and tasty bowls, Sushi, Okonomiyaki and healthy cabbage based savory pancake made your way.

LOCATION: 2223 Gold Coast Hwy, Nobby Beach QLD
HOURS: 11am – 8pm daily
PHONE: 5679 1199

  • ETSU IZAKAYA: Open the barn door and discover a magical mystery tour of Japanese share plate dining, that embraces all aspects of Japanese fare from sushi and sashimi to tempura, salads and teriyaki; think plates like Robata lamb, miso, blue cheese, black onion rings and cabbage and lightly-seared truffle infused Wagyu carpaccio, with garlic chips, chives and ponzu sauce.

LOCATION: 2440 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach 4218 QLD
HOURS: Open daily from 4:30pm–12am
PHONE: 5526 0944

  • Rubi Red Kitchen & Bar: Brings a Pan-Asian infusion to indulge your palette. Try there many South-East Asian delights including classics like Soft Shell Crab Jianbing with spicy hoisin, Kingfish Sashimi with green nam jim and coconut and Thai basil and the larger famed Pork Hock with apple kimchi pancakes and hoisin to name a few.

LOCATION: 2235 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach
HOURS: Opening in March 20222

  • Lucky Buddha Thai: Offers home-style dishes in a cosy atmosphere. Feast on Thai-style BBQ crispy duck, salt and pepper calamari, roasted duck red curry, with coconut milk, pineapple, lychee, bamboo shoots and vegetables.

LOCATION: 4/2375 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218
HOURS: 11:30am – 3pm Wed-Mon & 4:30pm-9pm daily
PHONE: 5527 7708

  • Tayta Nikkei Restaurant & Bar: Offering Japenese infused cusines in a cosy atmosphere. Feast on Okura Ume & Apple Yakitori & flaming wagyu, Pork Okonomiyaki and Beef Anticucho.

LOCATION: 2251 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach
HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday 05.00 pm – 10.00 pm
PHONE: 5632 9129

  • The Little Truffle: fine dining in a modern European dare. Relish in the Braised beef cheek potato gnocchi with truffle cream sauce and Fried Zucchini Flowers filled with Persian feta and pine nuts or go out and take on their degustation menu.

LOCATION: 2444 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218
HOURS: 5:30-10:30pm Monday to Saturday plus 12-3pm Friday and Saturday
PHONE: 5526 5033

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