Places to Eat

Walk Nearby or Drive a Little Further ...

Eat Nearby at Palm Beach | Walk or 5min Drive ...

Balboa Italian Restaurant

This is modern, authentic, Italian cuisine right in the heart of Palm Beach. It is stylishly appointed (luv the leather aprons), with a magnificent bar and relaxed ambience and ... 'Yes you should have the antipasto as well as main meal!' (sensational).  A meal at Balboa is hosted by the same calibre of accomplished team that we have experienced at Avvia (same owners as Avvia). They know their wines and capably attend to detail, while we are all chatting away and totally focused on enjoying the night (or day). 

"Yes - Of course they have an Italian chef"

Location:  1069 Gold Coast Highway. Palm Beach. (10-15 mins walk or 5 mins drive from Surfers Horizons)

Palm Beach Surf Club

Lunch, dinner or drinks at the club are too easy combined with one of the most relaxing, balmy, spectacular, ocean-front views. Walk down Jefferson Lane from Surfers Horizons (10mins) or drive (5mins) to the club ... or courtesy bus it ...

This club is the go-to place to unwind and sit back (in comfortable clothes), for a meal to rival most of the swanky restaurants and cafes nearby.

The seafood platter for two (when on the menu), is both good value and good quality... So 'yes' of course the Pasta Marinara is good.
- Selection of Pizza's (tick + yum)
- A nice selection of gourmet salad meals

For those on a quest for the best 'Chicken Parmigiana' (CP). Palmy SLSC version of CP stands up well against the best of them. There are seasonal pork, lamb, and fish dishes and...The steaks are nicely cooked and reliable standard (Wednesday night is 'Steak Night' - Great Value!)

Remember to take ID ... especially if you are planning to walk from Surfers Horizons along the beach to the club. What a wonderful vantage point to sit in the cool of the afternoon, watching the reflection of sunset throw hues of pink, purple or orange across the horizon.

PS and Psst: If you are here for for more than a few days ... becoming a member may be well worthwhile at $5-$10, with discounts off food as well as drinks ... with one flash of your member's card. See you at the club!

Location: 'Beachfront' - Cnr 7th Avenue and Jefferson Lane. Palm Beach. Q. 4221 | Approx 10mins walk from 'Surfers Horizons.

Tallebudgera Surf Club

'Club Talle'

Around 11am Sunday we decided to zip along the beach for a quick dip in Tallebudgera Creek.  As things turned out it was a very quick dip, as hunger pangs started somewhere between here and there. We rocked up to Club Talle ready for a quick bite to eat and then ...... We ordered the seafood platter for two $50 (excellent decision) ... Double serves of Fresh oysters + prawns + mussels + 2 x bugs + fried calamari + fish + scallops + chips with heaps of fresh fruit to finish off.  Just a pity we dived into the platter before taking the time to photograph this magnificent meal ... Note to self ... "Must return, order same again and capture an image for the website". 

We watched the band setting up and decided to wait and see ... as we munched and sipped away outside on the balcony, glancing out over to the beach every so often.  After tapping away to a couple of 70's vibes, then rocking good 80's and then midnight oil in all it's glory, the afternoon was turning 'danceable'.  Once they ramped up 'Midnight Oil', it was hard not to do more than tap the foot ... and dance they did !

Long story short ... it was 3:30pm or so before we headed out onto the beach again for our 15 minute walk back to Surfers Horizons.  Try breakfast, lunch or dinner at Club Talle - good value, good quality and great music every Sunday afternoon on the outside balcony.

Location:  1505 Gold Coast Highway | Approx 10-15 mins walk from 'Surfers Horizons'.  Walk along the beach ... or along the highway until you get to Avvia ... then catch the big walking path along the top of the beach until you reach the 'Club Talle'.

Expresso Moto

Expresso Moto has been described as a 'genius concept' which combines great coffee, great breakfast and lunch with a motor tinkering workshop visible through the big window inside.   Every dish on the menu tried so far, surpasses expection.  Open from 6am in the morning, this breakfast is a 'must-have' while at Surfers Horizons.  Did I remember to say 'great coffee'?

Location:  2 / 1389 Gold Coast Highway. Palm Beach. Q. 4221 | Two blocks north of Surfers Horizons | 5-10 min walk

Barefoot Barista

Breakkies - open from 5am.  Coffee, burgers, smoothies.

Location: 15 Palm Beach Avenue. Palm Beach | 10 mins walk south from 'Surfers Horizons' or 5 mins drive.

Dune Cafe

Such a relaxed vibe at whatever the time of day, and such a  tasty, whole food concept.  Great coffee, matched by a selection of food to go as well as food to order.  Walk south from Surfers Horizons along the beach or walk down Jefferson Lane towards Currumbin ...access the beachfront path right at the end which walks you past Dune Cafe.

Sit and survey Currumbin Creek inlet, as you sip something delicious.  Watch the kids play as the locals walk by.  Take in the walk through the bush track creekside afterwards.

Location:  945 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD | Walk 15-20mins south from 'Surfers Horizons' or 5mins drive.

The Collective

Experience 'The Collective'...You can order from 5 different restaurant outlets, all on the same menu.

Italian | Japanese | Mexican | Luckies Diner ...
Reserve your seat to sit rooftop, in the court-yard or even take-away and order online ...
Location: 1128 Gold Coast Highway | Palm Beach | Walk 10 mins south from 'Surfers Horizons'

Scottish Prince

Unique concept and exquisite tasting menu - the best whiskey on the coast.

Location:  Shop 27/1176 Gold Coast Hway, Palm Beach QLD 4221 | 10 mins walk from 'Surfers Horizons' ... or 5 mins drive south.

 

Frida Sol Modern Mexican

Frida Sol is the little sister restaurant of Bonita Bonita at Mermaid Beach.  This delicious version of Mexican Food is a little more upmarket and matched with an ever evolving range of cocktails with a bit of flair.

Location: Upstairs - 1176 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD | Walk 10 mins south from 'Surfers Horizons'.

Beer Thai - Takeaway

This little outlet is our go-to Thai takeaway for lots of good fresh reasons.  We recommend ... try any of the (fresh) duck meals (eg: 'Basil Duck' - v spicy; or 'Ginger Duck') ...as well as all the other Thai favourites - nicely cooked to take-away.  

Location:  1160 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221 - Same corner shopping block as 'Night Owl' and 'Subway' | Walk 10 mins south from 'Surfers Horizons' ... or drive 5 mins

 
 
 

 

Oz Thai | Eat In or Takeaway

This is one of those Thai Restaurants where the locals eat.  It's good value.  From the inside it's a bit like one of those street Thai kitchens.

Located: 1389 Gold Coast Highway | Walk 10 mins North from 'Surfers Horizons' - 2 blocks (same block as Avvia and Expresso Moto).  Oz Thai is open from 5pm - 9pm (Tues - Sun)

Palms Indian Kitchen

Palms is our go-to Indian restaurant at Palm Beach.  All the usual Indian food favourites including delicious range of Naan's.  Thoroughly recommended for eat-in or takeaway.  Same block as Beer Thai.

Location:  8/1156 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221 | Walk south 10 mins from 'Surfers Horizons' or drive 5 mins.

Wildernis Cafe & Bar

This is a nice place for breakfast or relaxed lunch - upstairs above Gold Coast Highway and with view out across to the ocean.  Nice food, cool and laid back.  Lots of parking in 7th Ave Palm Beach just behind the Wildernis block.

Located: 1166 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221 | Walk 10 mins south from 'Surfers Horizons' or drive 5 mins.

Suga Bar

Suga Bar is a 'secret', cosy, dimly lit hideaway for delicious rums of 60 different varieties, cocktails and small batch sips right in the middle of Palm Beach.  At Suga, all of the fruit and produce used behind the bar is sourced from local growers, and nothing is discarded. The rinds, seeds, husks and elements that would normally be thrown away are re-used to make bar essentials like syrups and caramels, in a bid to offer completely sustainable, local and waste-free sips.

These guys are experienced experts ...  and well worth the quest to discover.

Located:  1142 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221 | Walk 10 mins south from 'Surfers Horizons' or drive 5 mins and park in the big parking area accessed from 7th Ave (behind the block of shops).  Remember - Suga Bar is hard to spot ... just 1 door fronting Gold Coast Hwy.

Hachi Japanese Restaurant

Hachi opens at 5pm and has a fairly good reputation for authentic Japanese food and described by some locals and return holiday guests as a 'hidden gem'.

Location: 1/1136 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221 | Walk south 10 mins from 'Surfers Horizons' or drive 5 mins. 

A Short Drive 5-10 mins ...

    Takeaway Closeby | Eat In

    • Beer Thai

    • Oz Thai

    • Maria's Pizza

    • Palms Indian Kitchen

    • 7th Avenue Fish & Chips

    • Luka's Fish & Chips

    • Kebab 88 & Falafel House

    • Flower Garden Chinese Buffet

    • The Collective Palm Beach

    • Balboa Italian

    • Goodness Gracias Mexican


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