With so many luxurious hotels and activities in Noosa, it makes sense that there are equally indulgent restaurants and bars to match. However it’s not just about the 5 course meals and champagne. Benefitting from fresh produce from both land and sea, Noosa boasts a dynamic, inventive food scene that features just as much in its 5 star restaurants as in its cafés, coffee shops, and bars. Here’s a pick of the best eats and drinks for all budgets and tastes.
Enjoy a delicious range of modern Asian food in a relaxed setting at Embassy XO
Make sure you’ve worked up an appetite for a trip to this restaurant, as you’re very likely to want to devour the whole menu. Specialising in seafood with a modern Asian menu, you can expect mouth-watering options like crab spring rolls or wagyu dumplings, with a popular yum cha selection for those who can’t bear to pick just one. If you’re just looking for a quick drink but don’t want to miss out on the delicious food, they also offer a $5 bar menu so you can sample some items without breaking the bank.
You’ll find something for any budget and any time of day at Noosa Boathouse
Noosa Boathouse is quite the multi tasker. With an espresso bar on one floor, a fish and chip takeaway on the next, and a bistro, rooftop bar and function space on the others, there’s really not much that it can’t provide for you. With an idyllic riverside location and great atmosphere, it’s a fantastic space to spend a long lunch or lazy evening.
There are several restaurants lining the seafront of Noosa Main beach, but Sails Restaurant delivers an experience that gives it an extra special edge. An exciting, innovative menu coupled with an extensive wine list will send your taste buds into a frenzy, and to top it off you can gaze at the 180 degree views of the beach as you wine and dine. Open all day with an open terrace just a few metres from the beach, you might struggle to drag yourself away once you’ve pulled up a chair.
You won’t be disappointed at Wasabi, the only two hatted restaurant in Noosa
You’ll be hard pushed to find a guide to Noosa’s food and drink scene that doesn’t feature Wasabi. This Japanese restaurant is regularly described as one of the best in Australia, and it’s easy to see why. Not only can you sit right on the water to watch the boats chug by and the sun go down, but you can enjoy truly unique, creative, contemporary Japanese food. The owners of Wasabi have mastered the art of local sourcing, with fresh food from the sea or from their own farms, all served up in beautiful custom made tableware.