Where to eat and drink in Surfers Paradise

Fresh tropical fruit, vegan eateries and catch-of-the day fish: Surfers Paradise has plenty to offer to foodies who stop by its beaches. Here are my top picks from the area.

Breakfast: Elston


Can fruit be as indulgent and filling as an English breakfast? Hell yeah. Enter Elston‘s fruit board ($18), made of tasty freeze-dried berries, fresh rock melon, honey dew and watermelon with bananas on the side. This giant-sized dish comes in the shape of a cheese board, with none of the dairy or the guilt.

Lunch: Latitude 28 


Remember the frozen calamari they served you at the pub? They’re not a thing at Latitude 28. Get yourself a plate of real fried calamari coming from the Queensland shores at Latitude for $26.90: they come with seasonal salads, greens and potatoes. Plus, you can add just-baked gooey brownies to your meal for just $4.50.

Dinner: Govinda’s 

A 100 per cent vegan Indian fresh salad bar with an all-you-can-eat buffet for just $14.95: what more could you want after a tiring day out surfing and tanning? Everything at Govinda’s is a treat for vegans and non-vegans alike and it doesn’t make you regret the lack of meat and dairy. Feeling peckish? Add a date and caramel slice for $6, a healthy and house-made top-notch dessert.


Drink: House of Brews

32 beers on tap, all Australian and quirky, changing monthly. Think eggnog stout, mango pale ale or no-carb lager: the House of Brews caters for everyone. Plus, these signs on the walls show that breweries aren’t just for dudes.

Pictures: Carolina Are


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