Step onto Hastings Street in Noosa and you can’t help but feel immediately at peace as a wave of sea change calm washes over you. Noosa is a favourite beachside destination for good reason, it offers incredibly gorgeous beaches, stunning stretches of National Park, boutique shopping, a relaxing atmosphere and one heck of a food scene. To help you and your belly make the most of your trip to Noosa, here are 10 must-try meals perfect for food lovers!
1. Zac’s Gourmet Burgers
If you’ve got a hankering for a really good burger, look no further than Zac’s Gourmet Burgers. I’ll give you the hot tip right now, the sweet potato fries and onion rings here are really good so be sure to go with someone willing to split both with you. The burger menu keeps things simple and delicious. Try their classic cheeseburger or branch out with the main beach burger of crispy crumbed chicken breast, bacon, and avocado on a brioche bun, topped with salad and mayo. Vegetarians will love the Algerian falafel burger with its homemade falafel pattie and tasty toppings. Find Zac’s Gourmet Burgers here.
2. Providore on Hastings
You’ll find Providore on Hastings inconspicuously tucked into the bottom of a building. Step inside to discover a wonderland of all things gourmet and delicious. Providore offers a deli, abundant with cakes, cheeses, dips, cured meats, bread, ice cream and everything else you need for a gourmet meal or picnic. Most importantly, though, Providore serve up the best coffee in Noosa with beans freshly roasted by Little Cove. They also serve the most delicious toasted sourdough, perfect for an easy start to the day. Find Providore on Hastings here.
3. Bistro C
A visit to Noosa isn’t complete without a visit to Bistro C. Offering beachside dining in an all-too-cool beachy fit-out with stunning views of the ocean, Bistro C is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Start the day with their corn and griddle cake, served with bacon, avocado salsa, roasted tomato and balsamic syrup. For lunch, indulge in their Fraser Isle crab spaghettini or perfectly cooked, crispy skin barramundi. End the day with their caramelised pork belly, duck leg Penang or eye fillet steak finished off with a sweet treat from their all-too-good dessert menu. Find Bistro C here.
4. Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co.
Love burgers? Love ice cream? Head directly to Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co, just be sure to bring a big hunger with you. The menu here is simple, offering yummy burgers like Betty’s Classic, crispy chicken or pork belly as well as one heck of a gooey, cheesy shroom burger for the veggie lovers. Be sure to try the super yummy shoestring fries and onion rings too. Finish off your meal by indulging in a concrete – a series of rich and creamy custard ice cream concoctions turned into wildly delicious flavours like peanut butter brittle, lemon raspberry cheesecake and hot fudge doughnut. Take my money! Find Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. here.
5. Sirocco Noosa
Located in Noosaville, Sirocco offers a beautiful spot to sit and watch the water. It’s the ideal location to lose a few hours with good friends, good wine, and good food. Take advantage of the amazing seafood on offer, sampling the spanner crab cakes, king prawn, and chorizo linguini or Queensland scallop gourmet pizza. For a sweet end to your meal, try the salted caramel creme brulee with Middle Eastern shortbread or the dark Belgian chocolate and espresso tiramisu. Find Sirocco Noosa here.
6. Locale Noosa
For the very best Italian food in town, head directly to Locale Noosa. This open, welcoming space offers the perfect backdrop for a divinely delicious meal you won’t forget. Roll in hungry and share antipasti with friends and family or put the waistband of your pants to the test with their pasta menu. Try the Mooloolaba king prawns with squid ink taglioni, the heavenly gnocchi with zucchini flowers and more or the madepici pasta with Bangalow pork and fennel sausage. Whatever you do, just make sure you sample as many of their beautiful desserts as your body will allow! Find Locale Noosa here.
7. Season Restaurant
Another waterfront favourite, Season is a beautiful spot to soak in the morning or afternoon sun and enjoy a good meal with friends and loved-ones while the waves crash onto the shore. Start the day here with a deliciously creamy mug of cappuccino and their perfectly poached eggs served with chili jam and ciabatta. Visit at lunch and devour the perfectly cooked Mooloolaba prawn gnocchi, Atlantic salmon fish cakes or seared scallops and crispy pork belly. Find Season Restaurant here.
8. Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club
I have to put the Noosa Heads SLSC on this list because it’s my favourite spot in Noosa to grab a cold Stone & Wood with unbeatable views. Surf Club’s and the Queensland weather go hand-in-hand, which, together with its million-dollar-views, make the Noosa SLSC the perfect spot for quiet afternoon drinks and/or lunch. Be sure to try Stone & Wood’s Pacific Ale, if you haven’t already, it’s the quintessential summer drop. For lunch, get stuck into a bucket of prawns, freshly shucked oysters or feast on a seafood platter for two. Find Noosa Heads SLSC here.
9. Zachary’s Gourmet Pizza Bar
Step off Hastings Street and inside the welcoming, laid-back atmosphere of Zachary’s Gourmet Pizza Bar. If you’re in the mood for delicious food in a chilled out setting, Zach’s is just the ticket. Pizzas here are not to be missed, they’re freshly made using only the very best ingredients and go down perfectly shared with friends, a few side plates, and ice cold beers. Try their specialty range of pizzas which boast toppings like hoisin duck or Thai prawn or stick to the classics like Margherita or pepperoni. Find Zachary’s Gourmet Pizza Bar here.
10. Noosa Boathouse
Another gorgeous spot right on the water, Noosa Boathouse is a beautiful location for really delicious food. You’ll find the Boathouse on the water, offering cool sea breezes and panoramic water views and a location too good to pass up for sunset. The food here is no joke! Visit in the afternoon and take advantage of their sunset bar menu offering drinks and share plates at great prices or grab a group of friends and settle in for the four-course feast menu. If sharing isn’t your bag, devour their perfectly cooked fish of the day, locally sourced beef and decadent salads all for yourself. Find Noosa Boathouse here.
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Phoebe Lee is a travel writer and award-winning blogger with a love for storytelling. Phoebe creates practical, fun and engaging written content designed to inspire and energise travel-lovers and dreamers. Follow her and Matt’s adventures at home and around the world, right here on Little Grey Box and through Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.