Palm Beach isn’t just one of Queensland’s must-visit beaches but a centre point for world-class dining on the Gold Coast. Opposite Palm Beach, there are a plethora of exciting restaurants and cafes to discover and try, and we’ve rounded up the best for your next holiday – all of which are located within minutes from our Palm Beach accommodation at Princess Palm on the Beach.
Our beachside apartments offer a luxury Palm Beach holiday where you Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Parklands and a whole host of must-visit restaurants and cafes are yours to take advantage of. Our 1 and 2 bedroom options are fully self-contained, modern and with unmatched balcony views facing the ocean, providing you with a relaxing beachfront break on the Gold Coast that won’t disappoint!
Book directly with Princess Palm on the Beach today and start looking forward to these fantastic restaurants near our Palm Beach holiday apartments.
Balboa Italian Restaurant
Take a food trip to Italia at Balboa – one of the finer Italian restaurants on the Gold Coast. Located just a short walk from Palm Beach, Balboa Italian Restaurant offers an all-inclusive Italian menu offering antipasti entrées, a diverse pizza and pasta selection that’s handmade onsite, gnocchi and risotto and all the right wines to complement. Gluten-free pizza and pasta are also available along with a wide range of vegan options.
Paired with a rustic interior, a warm atmosphere and first-rate customer service, Balboa is a must-visit Palm Beach restaurant if Italian is high up on your list of favourite cuisines – open 5.30pm to 9pm Monday to Thursday and 12pm to 9pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
AVVIA Palm Beach on the corner of 23rd Avenue offers flavoursome beachfront dining made from the finest fresh produce with some ingredients grown onsite. Chef-owner Ehud “Eddie” Uzan utilises fresh produce to decorate each dish – local seafood, pastured meats, wild-harvest leaves and plants – all meticulously prepared to look as good as they taste.
Grab something from the breakfast menu or come later in the day for the lunch or dinner menu – both with a selection of eye-popping entrées, mains, burgers, salads and sides. AVVIA’s wine menu is just diverse, offering a variety of red, white and rose wines from Italy, Israel, France and more. With plenty of fresh and exciting dishes to choose from, a return visit to AVVIA is recommended.
The Collective Palm Beach
The Collective has breathed new life into the Palm Beach dining scene since 2016, contributing a broad menu that offers contemporary Australian, American, Italian, Mexican and Asian. There is something for everyone at The Collective – which is located on the Gold Coast Highway near Palm Beach – with five kitchens and a handful of experienced chefs to ensure that each dish is done right.
There is seating for 300 people at The Collective Palm Beach, which includes a lively outdoor dining area for al fresco enthusiasts. The lunch and dinner menu has more than enough choices to appease all preferences, along with a specialty food menu that features gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Pair your meal with a fine wine or tap beer, or try one of the popular in-house cocktails made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
If you’re an early riser, Barefoot Barista on Palm Beach Avenue is a must-visit breakfast and lunch cafe with arguably the best selection of coffee and tea this side of the Gold Coast. Open from 5am Monday to Friday (3pm on Saturday and Sunday), Barefoot is a great spot to kickstart your morning before heading to Palm Beach, where you can sit down and relax with a choice of fresh coffees, exotic teas, smoothies and milkshakes.
Complement your beverage with Barefoot’s interesting breakfast or lunch menu, which features “man food” burgers and rolls, shared boards, salads and tasty extras with organic ingredients and seasoned produce, a handful of which are vegan, vegetarian and dairy-free. For early mornings or winding down in the afternoon, there isn’t a better place to stop on Palm Beach than Barefoot Barista.
San Sebastian is an intimate pintxos and wine bar that isn’t to be ignored if you’ve got a special fondness for Spanish cuisine. Inspired by the coastal town of Donostia-San Sebastian, San Sebastian on Palm Beach offers a unique taste of Spain that focuses on carefully prepared pintxos, tapas and decadent dulce desserts.
Complete with a tempting wine selection, a laidback ambience and welcoming staff, San Sebastian Pintxos and Wine Bar is an authentic Spanish experience at the heart of Palm Beach. Visit San Sebastian on a Wednesday for open mic night, or stop by each Friday night for an evening of live music featuring local independent artists.
Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club
Situated on central Palm Beach and open seven days a week from morning to evening, Palm Beach Surf Club offers fantastic beachside food in between surfing and sunbathing. From delicious breakfast choices and bar snacks to a wide lunch and dinner menu that caters to foodies, vegetarians, vegans and kids with gluten and dairy-free options available, this popular surf club will keep you satisfied more than once during your visits to Palm Beach.
Dine with views over Palm Beach, sip on an evening cocktail or get involved in live entertainment and family-friendly games – a visit to Palm Beach isn’t complete without stopping by Palm Beach Surf Club.
Discover Palm Beach with Princess Palm Beach Apartments
Enjoy the above restaurants with our prime location, which puts the best of Palm Beach at the tip of your fingers. Take advantage of direct beachfront access, explore neighbouring destinations such as Burleigh Heads and Currumbin, and, at the end of a busy day, wind down with our superb onsite facilities, which include a heated swimming pool and spa, a full-size tennis court, gym, sauna and more.
View our beachfront 1 and 2 bedroom Palm Beach apartments now – just visit Princess Palm Beach Hotel.