The Halliday’s top five spots to dine at Burleigh

One of our luxurious abodes, Elder 1, happens located within the beating heart of Burleigh Heads, also known as the Gold Coast’s foodie hub.

The Coast’s dining scene has really evolved in recent years and, whilst we may be biased, we believe our surf city has some culinary gems that would rival those in the southern states of Sydney and Melbourne.

If you’re feeling peckish during your stay with us, here are our top picks for the best local bites:

For a long lunch

For a beautiful long lunch or dinner, it’s difficult to beat the hatted Rick Shores, located right on the sand at Burleigh Headland.

The Pan Asian favourite is a hit with locals, tourists and foodies who flock here for their famous Moreton Bay bug rolls, which, alone, are worth a trip to the Gold Coast for.

Add some killer cocktails, delicious share plates and that spectacular view into the mix and you might want to stay for dinner as well.

Where: 3/43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads.

For the best brunch

One of the Coast’s newcomers, The Burleigh Pavilion, is a hot spot for an afternoon rose and casual bite.

Each Saturday from 11am until 1pm, the Pavilion’s more upscale eatery, The Tropic, hosts a bottomless Beachside Brunch designed by chef Guillaume Zika and it is worth trying.

The menu consists of dishes like freshly shucked oysters and prawn cocktail rolls with a choice of free-flowing NV Chandon and NV Chandon Rose for $99 or bottomless Veuve Clicquot and Veuve Clicquot Rose for $129.

Where: 3a/43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads.

For a casual bite

It is hard to beat local icon Justin Lane for a fun night out.

Their sourdough pizzas are arguably the best on the Gold Coast and there’s an impressive selection of boutique wines, signature cocktails and tap beers.

Justin Lane’s lively rooftop is a perfect spot for a sundowner or post-dinner drink.

After all, what is not to love about a venue whose motto is ‘eat, drink and be messy.’

Where: 1708 – 1710 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

For a divine foodie experience

We like to think of ourselves as foodies at The Halliday so trust us when we say you should not leave town without dining at Restaurant Labart.

An upscale experience without the pretention, chef Alex Munoz Labart, formerly of Sydney’s Monopole and Cirrus Dining, creates modern Australian dishes with a European influence.

Where: 2a/8 West Street, Burleigh Heads.

For good times and people watching

For zesty Asian flavours and a seriously cool setting – think pops of pastel – head to Burleigh’s hottest newcomer, Light Years.

With outposts in Noosa and Byron Bay, the ultra-hip Asian diner serves up some delicious cocktails and tasty delights like mud crab and scallop dumplings – they are that good! – eggplant katsu and ocean trout.

Where: 1848 Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads.

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