12 Feb 2015
Australia’s Sunshine Coast contains 60 kilometres of coastline thriving with sea life. It’s something locals and visitors have come to demand from the region – amazing seafood caught fresh and cooked to perfection. Nothing quite beats the feeling of a nice cool drink and a fresh seafood basket on a hot summer’s day. If you’re one to appreciate fish more so on a plate rather than in the ocean, you’re going to want to visit these seafood restaurant hotspots. All are renowned for their premium-quality prawns, crabs, oysters and more.
The Waterfront Hotel – Diddillibah
The perfect family seafood restaurant, The Waterfront Hotel makes it to the list for so many reasons. Perhaps it’s the divine riverside views that has locals coming back time and again, or their mixture of great entertainment nights for the entire family. No, while open mic karaoke and the indoor play area for the kids make this restaurant a family affair, it’s the seafood that keeps bookings filled time and again. From mouth-watering oysters through to grilled barramundi and creamy garlic prawns, The Waterfront Hotel offers a smorgasbord of seafood options. Their menu doesn’t stop there, however, as they also offer pastas, risottos, burgers, salads, poultry and food from the grill.
The chefs at The Waterfront Hotel use fresh, seasonal produce for all dishes, so you can be sure there’s always something new to try! If you’re a local, sign your kids up for their Kids Club to be in the draw to win heaps of fantastic prizes, as well as receive great discounts and activities to keep the kids entertained.
Noosa Cruising Restaurant – Tewantin
Imagine sipping a cocktail with your loved ones out on the rivers of Noosa. If this sounds right up your alley, you’ll want a ticket to the Noosa Cruising Restaurant. The best way to see Noosa is out on the sparkling clear water – and what better way to appreciate the view than over a delicious meal! Available throughout the day, this cruising restaurant offers restaurant-quality food on a cruise boat and is large enough to accommodate groups of 40 or less for sit-down meals. The perfect fine-dining option without hurting your hip pocket.
If you want to see it all but don’t have the time, these guys offer cruises throughout the day – starting with a champagne breakfast cruise, then offering a lunch cruise and finishing the day with a romantic sunset dinner cruise. They really cater for everyone: morning, noon and night!
The Terrace Seafood Restaurant – Maleny
If quality dining is important to you, and your evening isn’t complete without tasting some of the most renowned seafood dishes on the Sunshine Coast, then you need to head to the mountains to try The Terrace Seafood Restaurant. Fine dining at its best, The Terrace will go above and beyond to ensure you enjoy your meal. From delectable entrees such as pork belly through to incredible mains including the garlic seafood gumbo, every bite is a delight.
While the food is amazing in quality, the dishes are priced accordingly. This might be a better choice for a romantic dinner for two. Don’t forget to ask for the dessert menu as well. Filled with mouth-watering favourites such as tiramisu, sticky date pudding, Belgian chocolate indulgence and more, whatever the price, their desserts alone are worth it!