Already planning your next summer getaway? Or thinking about somewhere to spend Easter break? There’s nothing quite like an easy escape across the ditch to Noosa in Queensland, where there’s a holiday-vibe all year round and the sun always seems to shine.
We’ve visited quite a few times, so thought it was about time we did a write-up of the best places to eat and drink in the area. Check out our favourite spots below…
At the base of Noosa’s National Park Walk, end of Hastings Street is where you will find Sails Restaurant. The prime location makes for the best views you can ask for, especially if it’s with an Aperol spritz in hand… The friendly waiters who effortlessly recite the day’s specials and offer their wine recommendations are professionals. Highly recommended to anyone who appreciates a long lunch and long wine list – with three working cellars they house one of the largest wine collections in Australia. Book in advance.
75 Hastings street, Noosa
A must visit every time we go! Bistro C’s bright, fresh and clean interiors coupled with is delicious Aussie Menu (which has all your favourites and more) is sure to please. Be sure to book your seat on the beachfront boardwalk for your brekkie, brunch, lunch or dinner.
49 Hastings Street, Noosa
Need a light dinner or have lots of people to please? Then the Noosa Beach House all day bar, by Peter Kuruvita, is the place. Adjoined to the main Noosa Beach House Restaurant, the bar offers all the same gastronomic delights in a high-energy environment. Grab a seat and check out their extensive menu. You could order yourself a waygu burger, but why not go for the oysters or a goat curry? Maybe the Mooloolaba prawns, fries and a tuna nicoise salad sound more like you – but then you’d be missing out on the beef nachos or trout (salmon) poke!
16 Hastings Street, Noosa
If it’s the end of the day and you’re feeling famished, the Captain has you sorted – large, satisfying pizzas and fruity cocktails will get you back on deck in no time! Scale the stairs to pass a lush, tropical entrance and follow the divine aromas of melted cheese and browning pizza crusts. The restaurant is positioned overlooking the street, lined with eclectic boutiques and buzzing with holiday goers. A great location for people watching.
52 Hastings street, Noosa
An chic spot for all the Italian lovers out there ❤ Bombetta is a short 15 minute walk from Hastings street (or 3 minute drive) located in Noosa Junction, and well worth the visit. Along with amazing Italian favourites, they craft seriously delicious cocktails and offer BYO wine at $5 per person.
PS: the truffle polenta chips are single handedly the best I’ve ever had (Claudia).
1/77 Noosa Drive
Wait in the queue – the gelati is worth it! They keep it simple, and the beautiful, creamy texture and natural flavours make it arguably the best gelateria in Queensland. The perfect post dinner treat, before strolling back to your room in the balmy evening weather.
75 Hastings street, Noosa
This hole in the wall serves up a range of amazing acai bowls, superfood smoothies, cold pressed juices and Allpress coffee. If you’re feeling like a treat, you can’t go past their locally sourced “Nice creams” – dairy free, gluten free & vegan 🙂
18 Hastings street, Noosa
Let us know in the comments below if you have any other recommendations – particularly things to do or see!
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