Noosa is best known for its pristine beaches, boutique shopping and its world-famous surfing spots. But beyond the eminence of this beachside suburb is some of the best fine dining, putting Noosa restaurants on the map.
From beachfront views at dinner to cool coastal cafes for breakfast, we have your entire dining experience sorted from dusk to dawn. With Noosa so rich in variety, we have narrowed it down and created an essential guide on the best restaurants in Noosa for 2022.
If there is one thing in Noosa that we take very seriously, it’s our love for good coffee and locally curated breakfasts. Whether you’re a long-time local, relaxed holidaymaker or ambitious day visitor, enjoy our picks for the best breakfast in Noosa.
Larder and Baked – Noosa Junction
Serving local born and bred roaster, First Batch Coffee, any coffee lover will find themselves returning to this charming café in the Noosa Junction. Run in for a quick bite to eat or sit amongst the locals on the contemporary furnishing – and yes there is air-conditioning!
Larder and Baked puts a creative difference on a classical breakfast menu. Think gourmet sandwiches, fresh smoothies, superb coffee, and salads that you’ll actually enjoy. Or treat yourself to pan fried gnocchi and eggs for breakfast.
Boardwalk Bistro – Hastings Street
Not often do you get to experience absolute beachfront dining for breakfast. The light-filled restaurant offers a laidback ambience for those who want to leisurely take in the Noosa lifestyle and ocean views.
With the menu brimming with locally sourced provisions, you’ll be sure to walk away feeling completely content. Stick to the classic eggs benedict or venture out into the local’s favourite, the smoked hog hash. If you want a breakfast that actually fills you up, then the Boardwalk Bistro is the place for you.
Vanilla Foods – Noosa Junction
Overflowing with flavour, packed with fresh herbs from their garden and presented with vibrant, edible flowers, their presentation is second to none. This coastal decorated café is not only aesthetically pleasing but all their produce is grown organically and sourced locally when possible.
Vanilla Food offers wholesome dishes with a creative touch. If you are a burrata lover, the moon dried tomato bruschetta is a must, or stick to the crowd favourite, avocado on charcoal sourdough.
10 Hastings Street – Hastings Street
The atmosphere of 10 Hastings instantly invites you in to the vibrant and open dining space. Situated along the bustling Hastings Street, choose between indoor or outdoor dining for a classic breakfast.
Here you can laze in the bright space, creating conversation over coffee and good food. Think classic bacon and eggs, smashed avocado on toast and acai bowls. With delicious and locally made pastries on display, you might even want to grab one on your way out.
With most days brimming with sunshine, Noosa’s love for boozy and long lunches have grown. With industry-renowned chefs offering their delicious dishes during the day, you can take full advantage of the great weather.
We have picked our favourite Noosa lunch spots that are so good they will have you wanting to stay till dinner.
Bistro C – Hastings Street
This absolute beachfront restaurant and bar resides in one of the best locations overlooking Noosa Main Beach. When walking into Bistro C you’ll be drawn to the light-filled space and relaxing ambience.
Listen to the sound of the waves rolling on the beach and gentle conversion. Here you’ll find fabulous dishes such as Fraser Island crab spaghetti, coconut chicken salad, and twice cooked pork belly. Pair with one of their specialised cocktails or spritz for a memorable lunch.
Noosa Boathouse – Noosaville
Positioned directly over the Noosa River, the Noosa Boathouse offers both panoramic river and hinterland views. The menu and service are beautifully complemented with the relaxed waterfront dining.
Recognised for their fresh local seafood, quality meats and locally harvested produce on the lunch menu – you can see why it’s a favourite among locals and holidaymakers. Take in the views over fresh oysters and Mooloolaba king prawns, or experience their signature catch of the day.
Seasons – Hastings Street
Ideal for a relaxing lunch, Seasons on Hastings Street is beachfront fine dining at its best – so close to the beach you can feel the sand between your toes. There is not a bad spot to sit with contemporary furnishing and the abundance of light the space draws in.
You’ll be spoilt for choice with dishes such as spanner crab pasta, seafood yellow curry, or chargrilled eye fillet. It’s a dining experience that is both casual and luxurious. Their exclusive cocktails and extensive wine list pair perfectly with each dish.
Sum Yung Guys – Noosaville
As soon as you walk into this space you’ll be taken back by the charming ambience and vibrant lighting, inspired by Asian culture. You’ll soon realise that this is not your average dining restaurant, but rather Sum Yung Guys is an experience.
Just like their designed space, the food can be considered a masterpiece, with each dish brimming with flavour. This tapas style menu offers an abundance of divine Asian cuisine starting with hiramasa kingfish and finishing with crying tiger short rib. Do yourself a favour and indulge in a few cocktails.
Whether you’re in need of a celebratory venue, looking to book a date night, or just wanting to experience an infamous Noosa dinner, you’ll be spoilt for options. Make a reservation at one (or all) of these notable Noosa restaurants on your next visit.
Locale – Hastings Street
Noosa’s signature restaurant, Locale, is a fine dining experience, drawing heavily on Italian tradition. The moody ambience and dim lighting make for the perfect dinner venue in Noosa. Surrounded by lush gardens and a chic bar, you’ll forget your only moments from the beach.
Indulge in homemade pasta, traditional Italian antipasto, and the best gnocchi you’ll ever taste. With an extensive and bespoke cocktail list, it would be rude not to try a few.
Bang Bang – Hastings Street
This restaurant may be new to the block, but it’s quickly become a favourite. The atmosphere and stylish décor are second to none. Take a seat among the tropical oasis and softly illuminated dining space – it’s the perfect scene to relish in conversation and cocktails.
Bang Bang offers all your fusion Asian favourites including sashimi, sticky pork belly, creamy curries, and the most impressive whole fried snapper you’ll ever eat! Designed to share, Bang Bang lets you indulge in all the fresh and vibrant flavours.
La Vida – Hastings Street
Sitting pretty on the prestigious Hastings Street, La Vida offers a fusion of local flavours with European elements. You’ll instantly be welcomed with an abundance of warmth, casual ambience and lavish provisions.
If your ideal night sounds like people watching, feasting on fresh local seafood cuisine and warming up to a selection of Tasmanian wine pairings – then La Vida is for you. Boasting Noosa’s only private dining experience, La Vida Privato is perfect for weddings, romantic evenings or more intimate occasions.
Sails Noosa – Hastings Street
Offering a panoramic view over Noosa’s main beach, Sails at Noosa oozes casual yet luxurious sophistication. The elegant décor and prime position make for the most romantic dinner venue in Noosa.
Get a taste of the best produce the Sunshine Coast has to offer, with dishes such as prawn linguine, Morton Bay bug and pumpkin filled zucchini flower. Executive Chef Paul Leete has crafted these divine dishes to pair perfectly with their award-winning wine list.
Rickys River Bar and Restaurant – Noosaville
Coastal and chic, this contemporary Australian restaurant has set the benchmark for the Noosa restaurant scene. Ricky’s offers uninterrupted views of the Noosa River and gorgeous sunsets.
Watch their seasonal and local produce come to life in the form of the perfect dish. From whole roasted baby barramundi to ricotta and goats’ cheese gnudi. If you’re wanting a formal dinner with the ease of casual dining, then this is the perfect choice for you.
Get to Noosa restaurants with ease from all our Noosa accommodation, perfectly positioned in Hastings Street, along the Noosa River, moments from the beach and throughout Noosa Heads, Noosaville and the Eastern beaches.