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Dining out can make for a memorable trip, but finding a good restaurant in an unfamiliar location can be difficult, especially if hunger has already set in. When you find yourself on the Gold Coast, visit Burleigh Heads. Our Gold Coast suburb is known for its laid-back vibe, excellent surf beaches, lush rainforest, weekend markets, and large dining selection.

Here is a list of five Burleigh restaurants that provide a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

Paddock Bakery

Let’s start with this charming bakery. Paddock Bakery is a walk-in only business and is breakfast perfection! They have plenty of seating, and each guarantees a great breakfast or brunch spot! 

The Paddock Bakery offers dining options in the garden, cottage, rooftop, loft & barn. The bakery used to be an old Queenslander home that was relocated to the Gold Coast from Redcliffe in the 1970s. This 70-year-old house was one of the few originals still standing. After some tender loving care, the dilapidated house was transformed into Paddock Bakery.

The Loft, perched above the garden among the trees, is full of character and history, while the stunning Barn, which opened in December 2019, is the ideal indoor addition. It’s right next to the Cottage and directly beneath the Loft. This space has a laid-back vibe that will keep you comfortable in any weather.

Paddock Bakery serves excellent coffee, toasties, loaves of bread, and pastries, including a delectable doughnut. They also do a milk bar menu until 3 PM, while the grill closes at 2 PM. The bakery is at 20 Hibiscus Haven in Burleigh. They are open from 6 AM to 3 PM daily.

Willow Dining

How does a restaurant with no rules and focuses solely on your dining experience sound? Willow Dining combines fine-casual modern dining with crafty homemade cocktails, signature wines, and a relaxed, rustic atmosphere. Willow Dining serves a feast of Mediterranean, European, Modern Australian, and Spanish cuisine, as well as a fusion of Asian favourites in TAPAS Style. Everything is made from scratch every day.

You will undoubtedly enjoy these in their dimly lit setting, which is ideal for a romantic, cosy night for couples, groups of friends, and families. It truly is a setting made for an enchanting, unforgettable gathering of stories, laughter, and extraordinary meals. Make a point of stopping by Willow Dining for a unique dining experience.

Doko Demo V

Isn’t this a one-of-a-kind restaurant name? In Japanese, Doko Demo means “anywhere,” and the letter “V” stands for vegetarian and vegan. Doko Demo V, when combined, means that you can eat anything here that is cruelty-free. If you follow a different diet or want to make a healthier choice, this restaurant is for you.

Vian, the founder of Doko Demo V, and Chef Jared, the other half of Doko Demo V, serve high-quality multicultural cuisine and beverages. They do authentic Taiwanese steamed buns with BBQ pork, Asian slaw, peanuts, coriander, and crispy onions, known as Gua Bao. They also serve a delicious Korean Chicken Salad and an authentic Pad Thai made of chicken and prawns, which are cruelty-free.

There are both indoor and outdoor dining areas at the restaurant. Their indoor dining area is tastefully decorated with wooden island decor and furniture. Their outdoor dining, on the other hand, transports you to Bali. You can eat under a beautiful Bali hut while taking in the fresh ocean breeze and savouring the sun or staring at the moon.

North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club

At the northern end of world-famous Burleigh Heads beach is the North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club. This establishment has a beachfront bar, restaurant and beer garden open daily for lunch and dinner and serves breakfasts on weekends. You will enjoy eating their modern Australian cuisine while adoring the uninterrupted ocean views.

Aside from dining, North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club also has a brand new, air-conditioned gaming lounge & bar open daily till midnight. And every Friday at 4 PM and Sunday at 2 PM, North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club host a Live Music by the Sea event at their Beer Garden Stage. The lineup varies, but one thing is sure: you will enjoy cool tunes from some of the Gold Coast’s most talented artists like Hannah Johnston, Brad Ledwidge, Common Ground, Cory Hargreaves, Captain Wow Duo, Mono, Cory Hargreaves, Brooke Supple and Wolfie, accompanied by stunning ocean views.

Club Burleigh

Club Burleigh provides a laid-back dining experience. Their chefs take pride in making everything on the menu in-house, from the relish to the raspberry coulis. What they don’t make themselves, they get from only the best suppliers in Queensland and Australia. They are open daily for lunch and dinner. They also have specials such as Monday Members Madness, Tuesday $15 Pizza Night, Wednesday Parmy Night, Thursday Steak Night, Seniors Meal Deal, and a monthly Member Special.

Club Burleigh is more than just a place to eat; it’s also a place to play. The club has 50 of the most recent gaming machines and Card It technology, which makes gaming more accessible and more secure for members and guests.

Now that you know where to go for a lovely and memorable dining experience, it’s time to find a place to call home during your visit. Burleigh Surf is a high-rise complex that provides accommodation with stunning ocean views.

The Esplanade Burleigh Heads accommodation is direct across the street from Burleigh Beach on the Gold Coast. Burleigh Surf also has various facilities, making it the ideal beachfront getaway for singles, couples, friends, and families.

  • 1 Bedroom Standard Apartment: 1 Queen bed for up to 3 guests
  • 1 Bedroom Superior Apartment: 1 Queen bed for up to 3 guests
  • 2 Bedroom Standard Apartment: 1 Queen bed and 2 single beds for up to 5 guests
  • 2 Bedroom Superior Apartment: 1 Queen bed and 2 single beds for up to 5 guests
  • 3 Bedroom Superior Apartment: 1 King, 1 Queen and 2 single beds for up to 7 guests
  • 3 Bedroom Sub-Penthouse Apartments: 1 King, 1 Queen and 2 single beds OR 1 Queen and 4 single beds for up to 7 guests

Two swimming pools, a heated spa, sauna, tennis court, and other amenities are available at the Burleigh Gold Coast resort. The resort is also convenient, providing easy access to natural attractions, family attractions, boutique shopping, and dining options.

Visit the Burleigh Surf website to make your reservation.


238 The Esplanade Burleigh Heads
Gold Coast 4220 Australia

Email: [email protected] ▪ Phone: +61 7 5535 8866 ▪ Fax: +61 7 5535 8523



Make the most of a well-deserved, long stay with us at Burleigh Beach!

Enjoy our stunning features such as:

+ Two swimming pools
+ Indoor heated spa
+ Steam room
+ Full-size tennis court