7 Must-Visit Surfers Paradise Restaurants Near Waterways Apartments

World-class dining comes hand-in-hand with Surfers Paradise, the top holiday destination on the Gold Coast where exciting restaurants can be found behind every corner. With our Gold Coast luxury apartments in Surfers Paradise, you’ll never be too far from somewhere exciting to dine, where our location puts the best Surfers Paradise restaurants in the palm of your hand.

Situated on the idyllic Nerang River where Chevron Renaissance and Paradise Centre are just a short walk away, Waterways Apartments guarantees your best Surfers Paradise holiday with stunning Two and Three Bedroom Apartments that come complete with everything you need to enjoy the Gold Coast.

Book with us today for your Surfers Paradise escape and make sure to visit the following Surfers Paradise restaurants – all located within minutes from our luxury Surfers Paradise holiday apartments.

Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co.

Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. is a retro burger shack with a modern twist at Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre – just minutes away from Waterways Luxury Apartments. If you’re big on burgers, you won’t be disappointed by their mouthwatering choice made from fresh Australian beef patties. Vegetarian burgers are also available along with gluten-free buns to cater to all burger-lovers.

What makes Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. stand out is their in-house-made “Concretes” – the name given to Betty’s signature frozen custard ice cream desserts. The perfect complement to your burger, this famous must-try dessert is served up quick with your choice of delicious mix-in ingredients.

Boom Boom Burgers

Another great place to grab a burger on your Surfers Paradise holiday is Boom Boom Burgers on Chevron Island. From our location, take a short ride up Thomas Drive to find this popular Gold Coast burger bar, which has prided itself on its delicately handcrafted burgers since 2015.

The Smoking Cow is Boom Boom’s signature burger, along with other favourites such as the Boom Boom Bang and Sitting Bull – all made with fresh ingredients and the highest-quality Wagyu and Black Angus beef. Vegetarian burgers and salads are also available, along with tapas options and sides, with Boom Boom’s Puffy Spuds being another in-house signature that is well worth pairing with your chosen burger.

Fu Manchu Oriental Kitchen

Named after the famous fictional villain, Fu Manchu Oriental Kitchen is an edgy Asian fusion restaurant with a wide range of progressive dishes serving up the most tantalising flavours of the East. Also located on Chevron Island along Thomas Drive, Fu Machu makes for a world-class dining experience that can be enjoyed before heading off to Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre or catching a show at Home of the Arts.

Made for sharing, Fu Manchu’s unique menu comprises of filling seafood, meat and vegetarian mains complemented by a decadent dessert selection and a wide choice of tap beers and fine wines from around the world – a must-visit Surfers Paradise restaurant if you’re looking for the best in oriental.

Cafe Alfons

If a tasty lunch or breakfast is what you’re after, Thomas Drive Surfers Paradise delivers again with a popular restaurant-cafe called Cafe Alfons. Standing out in red on the corner of Burra Street, Cafe Alfons offers much more than your traditional cafe with a full menu that boasts mouthwatering all-day breakfasts, customary mains and freshly baked cakes that come hand-in-hand with Cafe Alfons’ excellent choice of quality coffee and tea.

Complete with first-rate service and a relaxed outdoor atmosphere, Cafe Alfons is worth stopping by at least once during your stay in Surfers Paradise.

Salt Meats Cheese

Salt Meats Cheese on Beach Road near Cavill Avenue is a family-owned delicatessen and pizzeria boasting authentic Italian pizzas and imported cheese. Open morning to evening, Salt Meats Cheese brings a traditional taste of Italy to the heart of Surfers Paradise with a menu of wood-fired pizzas, Italian gnocchi, tempting cheese wheels, towers and platters with a handful of daily specials to keep an eye on.

Stop inside for an authentic Italian pizza fresh from the wood-fired oven or purchase from a broad range of irresistible imported cheeses – whichever you have in mind, Salt Meats Cheese promises something to get your mouth watering.

Misono Japanese Steakhouse

On the same road as our Surfers Paradise apartments, Ferny Avenue’s Misono Japanese Steakhouse at Marriott Resort & Spa delivers the leading teppanyaki experience on the Gold Coast. It’s also hailed as the largest teppanyaki restaurant in Australia, so if you’re craving Japanese food cooked traditionally on a hot plate, look no further than Misono.

With renowned head chef Henry Bongay at the helm, Misono serves up artful teppanyaki that’s as exciting to the tastebuds as it is to watch being prepared. The menu incorporates the best of Japan, including sushi, tempura, hibachi rice and more, which can be enjoyed with traditional Japanese sakes.

Citrique Restaurant

Also found on Ferny Avenue at Marriott Resort & Spa, Citrique Restaurant is the place to go in Surfers Paradise for seafood fine dining. The Mediterranean-inspired menu offers a huge selection of locally caught seafood specialities, from fresh prawns, scallops and mussels to delicious crabs and oysters, rounded off with contemporary Australian cuisine and an array of appetising á la carte courses.

Visit for a full continental breakfast, enjoy a full seafood buffet or treat your tastebuds to your fill of palatable á la carte dishes. There are a number of indulgent desserts to choose from, including Citrique’s signature Crème Brûlée, along with an extensive drinks menu that includes classic cocktails, spirits and national fine wines.

Book Luxury Surfers Paradise Accommodation Today

Savour the best food in Surfers Paradise with Waterways Surfers Paradise – your ideal stay in Surfers Paradise where you’ll relax in style in a modern open-plan holiday apartment that offers superb onsite facilities and a close location to everything that’s exciting about Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.

Modern, fully self-contained and complemented by unmatched views over the Nerang River, our Two and Three Bedroom Apartments offer a tranquil stay where you’re visiting with family or part of a group – view our Surfers Paradise accommodation and book directly with us today at Waterways Apartments.