Paradise Centre is taking beachfront dining to the next level. This iconic shopping centre is in the heart of Surfers Paradise and is just a stone’s throw from the famous tourist beach.
Elevated dining has never looked better, with eight new dining options and restaurants spread across two levels offering magnificent views of the waters, sand, and beyond! Let me introduce you to the newest restaurants leading the way in beachfront dining in the Paradise Centre.
El Camino Cantina (Texan-Mexican Beachfront Dining)
El Camino Cantina is one of the restaurants in Paradise Centre’s food scene. It is a Tex-Mex restaurant with Austin, Texas influences. They serve traditional Tex-Mex fare with large flavours and even bigger margaritas.
El Camino Cantina is a 250-seated venue that will surely bring you the serenity and vibe of beautiful beachfront dining on the Gold Coast. This restaurant has an urban edge and stunning neon light fixtures surrounds it.
You’re sure to have a fantastic time in this neon-lit, jukebox-filled, establishment. This place is also a Mexican-herb and spice-scented, margarita-flowing, all-day establishment. It has polished concrete flooring, reclaimed brick walls, and breeze-block elements. These things make it a naturally cool environment. Aside from that, the place has Mexican tiles, and a corrugated iron bar front covered in flame graffiti. It also has vibrant festoon lighting hung over the outside eating area to this place.
The El Camino Cantina in Paradise Centre serves the country of Australia’s first breakfast! Make sure to visit the restaurant on Tuesdays for $2 Tacos. Also, don’t miss Wednesdays for 10-cent wings, and Thursdays for half-off fajitas.
Gelato Messina is another food spot to look forward to at Paradise Centre after a long swim or night out on the town. If you’re searching for a cult following for a gelato shop, head straight to Gelato Messina.
Since 2002, this sweet favourite has been winning fans, and now lucky Paradise Centre has a piece of the action. For savvy Messina fans, the shop will offer 35 signature gelato flavours. They will also offer 5 rotating weekly specials, served from their new pozzetti cabinets.
Along with the full array of dessert spreads, there is a choice of 8 gelato cakes. There are also made-to-order milkshakes and thick shakes. Come on in for some sticky beak!
Gelato Messina has a cult-like following. It is because each flavour of their gelato is handcrafted with the finest natural ingredients, creativity, and love. Each component is created entirely from scratch since quality is important. It includes squeezing mint leaves for chocolate mint and producing candied lemons.
Moreover, the gelato is made by hand by the masters at the Messina headquarters and then freshly whipped in shops. The whole selection of creative gelato cakes, milkshakes, and thick shakes are all available at the Paradise Centre.
This beachfront dining is up from Mondays to Thursdays from 11 AM to 10:30 PM. You can also visit from Fridays to Saturdays from 11 AM to 11 PM, and Sundays from 11 AM to 10:30 PM.
La Playa (Open Air Beachfront Dining)
Do you want to catch the feeling of a salty summer holiday? Capture it at La Playa, a cosy open-air setting and genuine Gold Coast beachfront dining.
La Playa offers a variety of hot breakfast options, like the decadent Baltic Avo Smash and the chorizo-filled Shawarma Wrap, all of which are garnished with parsley and yogurt overflowing with dill. The Blueberry Ricotta Hotcake is now a must-try for dessert lovers and goes best with energizing milkshakes, smoothies, or rich, sustainable, organic coffee. The good times don’t end there; from lunchtime until late at night, customers are served a Mediterranean spread. Share plates such as QLD King Prawns, Warmed Olives, fresh Oysters, decadent Saganaki, and Calamari Fritti are also available to fill the table.
Depending on how lively the venue is, it is open seven days a week from seven in the morning until ten in the evening. Food is served from sunrise until sunset, along with those necessary drinks like wine, spritz, and beer.
For people searching for a food spot for a quick pick-me-up or lunch, try Hero Sushi. Stop by Hero Sushi’s counter or take a seat on the train for a healthy and fresh sushi bento, a choice of nigiri, or a couple of hand rolls.
This sushi shop has all of the favorite on-the-go Japanese bites and sushi ideal for those in a hurry. Pick up a ready-made box or create your own with nigiri, rolls, inari, and more in classic Japanese and Aussie fusion flavours. Hero Sushi is open from Mondays to Wednesdays from 9 AM to 8 PM, Thursdays to Saturdays from 9 AM to 9 PM, and Sundays from 9 AM to 7 PM.
Nahm Talay Thai
Nahm Talay Thai is definitely not your typical Friday-night Thai restaurant. It’s because it combines authentic Thai cuisine with a prime beachfront dining location. Prepare your palate for Thai food unlike any other when you enter the stylish, light-filled, and spacious setting. Traditional Thai flavours have been modernized here, resulting in bright and fragrant dishes ideal for sharing with family or friends by the beach.
Each meal honours traditional Thai flavours while utilizing distinctive regional delicacies such as finger limes. While classics like Pad Thai are still available, don’t skip the curry in favour of pandan and roast pumpkin creme brulee. You can also choose from three beers on tap or fresh, tangy drinks that will take you directly to Southeast Asian beaches to quench your thirst.
The best part is that Nahm Talay Thai is available for breakfast (starting at 7 AM), lunch, and dinner. This way, you may sate your appetite whenever you want. There is also a private balcony ideal for special occasions like birthdays, baby showers, and Christmas parties if you have a large group.
Nothing compares to the joy of sharing an authentic pasta dish or fresh pizza right out of the oven with your dear ones. The main focus at Enzo’s Cucina is to serve Italian cuisine that is hearty, wholesome, and freshly prepared.
Enzo’s nephews make the soft gnocchi from scratch, and the homemade meatballs pay homage to his mother’s cooking.
If you prefer something more traditional, go with a pepperoni pizza or carbonara. The signature risotto contains octopus, clams, king prawns, and mussels. Take the whole family to Enzo’s Cucina for an authentic Italian delicious meal that is inexpensive, welcoming, and created with fresh ingredients.
The rumours are true! Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Paul and Donnie have brought their cult-favourite Wahlburgers to the Gold Coast. Wahlburgers is a beachfront dining restaurant at Paradise Centre designed with good times in mind. Their Paradise Centre location is part of a wider implementation of the brand, which also includes locations in Sydney’s northern beaches and Byron Bay, along with plans for locations in Perth, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
The cornerstone of the Paradise Centre beachfront precinct is a menu that spans breakfast, brunch, and dinner. Burgers are available on the menu, of course, along with other items like tater tots popularly known as potato gems, milkshakes, crispy fried pickles, and “Wahlbrewski” beers.
TGI Fridays (American Beachfront Dining)
TGI Fridays is going to bring a taste of New York to Gold Coast with the opening of their newest restaurant at Paradise Centre in the coming months. The iconic brand’s first beachfront dining venue and the third site in Queensland. It is just the most recent of many well-known names to make their way to the glitter strip.
TGI Fridays is preheating its grills to provide us with the fix of traditional Americana that we’re all looking for. The legendary place to get good wings, burgers, and a steakin’ good time.
You’ll be looking forward to your chance to sample the wide variety of wings, and potatoes in more variations than you can imagine. Also look forward to mouth-watering ribs, salads, and steaks. They also have outstanding desserts, expertly crafted cocktails, and much more.
A Must-Visit For Gold Coast Tourists
If a visit to the Gold Coast is on your holiday schedule, then it’s a must that you visit Paradise Centre, located in the heart of Surfers Paradise and be sure to enjoy everything on offer at these beachfront restaurants. If you’re an early riser, then get your day off to a great start with breakfast at El Camino Cantina or a traditional Thai breakfast at Nahm Talay Thai after an early morning walk on the beach.
Click here to visit the Paradise Centre website and get all the information your need to plan your day out with the family.