One of the questions we get asked is “Can you recommend a great place to eat?” Thanks to a variety of cuisines and an abundance of beautiful locally grown ingredients we think the Gold Coast has some amazing spots to go for a bite. Whether you want a cheap eat or 5 star dining we have our favourite places to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner while on the Gold Coast.
This local bakehouse has everything from good coffee to great pastries, all baked on site daily. You’ll need to get in early as their famous croissants in flavours like raspberry, snickers and almond sell out before midday.
One of our favourites is the
Bam Bam Benny $18.9
Two poached eggs, ham off the bone, tarragon hollandaise, toasted Bam Bam croissant
An iconic location, the Sandbar has been in business for over 20 years and have recently had a makeover. It’s the perfect place for an afternoon drink but we love it for breakfast with the scenic views and if you like to start your day on a full stomach we reccommend
Feast de Résistance $24
Sausage, crispy bacon, baked beans, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, hash browns, sourdough or wholegrain, eggs cooked to your liking
Set in the heart of Burleigh, this restaurant is a fusion of Vietnamese with an Australian influence, drop in of a Sunday when they have a 6 course share style banquet for $75 including bottomless beer or bubbles. Bookings are essential, this is a Economy Car Rentals favourite, one not to miss!
If you’re looking for a great ‘cheap eat’ The Island is a great place to drop in for lunch with their $10 weekday lunch menu, you’ll find the hardest thing; is choosing what to eat, you can pay $15 and upgrade to a meal and a drink!
250gm rump Steak and chips
Chicken schnitzel and chips
Fish and chips
Pork strozzapreti pasta
Southern fried chicken burger and chips
Steak sandwich and chips
Angus beef burger and chips
Chipotle pulled pork burger and chips
With the name of this restaurant, we bet you can guess why we eat here? The steak is a favourite of Gold Coast residents with this steak house a great casual hangout. With a variety of steaks to choose from we can’t go past the Rib on the Bone from Glen Cowrie QLD its pasture fed, 400g and $55
If the ‘Surf’ is more to your liking you can’t go past the famous seafood buffet found at Citrique, at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. You can’t get more locally caught than right out of the QLD ocean with prawns, sweet fleshed bugs, Tasmanian salmon, plump oysters & spanner crab.
If it’s dinner with a view you’re after, then we recommend Alleys with the chef’s constantly updating their menu to take advantage of the local home grown produce, and you can’t get any more home grown than right in their back yard! With an onsite garden as well as their own FlowHive, which means fresh veggies, herbs and honey. This award-winning restaurant is found inside Currumbin RSL and is a favourite of family and friends here on the Gold Coast
With recommendations on places to eat, things to see and where to stay the information you’ll get from the friendly staff at Economy Car Rentals comes free. Book your rental car through us and enjoy excellent customer service and local knowledge of the great area we call home.