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Best of the Gold Coast Winners & Finalists

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Best of the Gold Coast Winners & Finalists


That's right, everyday for the next 4 weeks Bridge & Spida are on a mission to find the absolute best that the Gold Coast has to offer. Of course, there's only one way to do this right - listening to YOU.



With 20 different categories, we can only get this done with the help of your local knowledge and the all powerful vote you have at your disposal. We asked, you delivered!

Here is the complete list of the Best of the Gold Coast! 


WINNER - Varsity Lakes

As our last category we thought we would let the Gold Coast decide which suburb is the best we have to offer. There's a whopping 81 different choices and so many different factors to consider. Does it come down to a logical decision or do you vote with your heart? That's a question we will never have the answer for, however we do have the answer to which Suburb is the Best of the Gold Coast and that's Varsity Lakes. 

Finalists - Currumbin, Palm Beach, Robina, Coomera Waters


WINNER - The Press Cafe 

Arguably the most important meal of the day, breakfast was a huge category for us. It's a time to come together start your day the right way, it wasn't surprising that was received an absolute flood of votes upon announcing this category. Coffee, eggs, toast, you name it. The Pres Cafe have nailed their menu and you should give it a try next time you're in Coomera Waters. 

Address: 25/19 Harbour Village Parade, Coomera QLD 4209

Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm

Finalists: Hot Shott Cafe, Frigg, Black Lime Cafe, Ground Floor 64

Highlights: Click here


WINNER - Coomera Waters Tavern

Address: 941 Harbour Village Parade, Coomera QLD 4209

Hours: 11am-10pm

Finalists: Emerald Lakes Golf Course, Big Fella's Pizza, Jacobs Well Tavern, Tallai Country Golf Club

HighlightsClick here


WINNER - Nerang All Sports & Community Club

A sport's club is a huge part of the community & the suburb their situated in. Nothing beats the atmosphere of a live, local game while your barrack for your locals to come up with the win. Not to mention the hot chips and cold beer that usually goes along with the festivities. Its a great place to get involved with local events and build friendships within the community. Nerang All Sports & Community Club

Address: Leagues Club Dr, Nerang QLD 4211

Hours: 11am-11:45am

Finalists: Instinct Netball Club Coomera, Palm Beach Currumbin Alleygators Rugby Union Club, Coomera Cutters League Club, Helensvale Hogs Rugby Union Club

Highlights: Click here


WINNER - De Vito Waterfront

A place for any & all occasions, De Vito Waterfronts delivers fine food & fantastic entertainment. What's better than getting your beautiful, gourmet food cooked whilst the very same chef sings for you? It quite an idea and we love it. It's hard to find top notch Italian food, but with a rich family history proving time and time again that their traditional take on Italian food is unrivaled, De Vito Waterfront is our new go to restaurant on the Gold Coast. 

Address: 2 Barney St, Southport QLD 4215

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday – lunch 12pm -3pm & 5 pm till late

Finalists: Shuck Restaurant, Buffalo Sears Smokehouse, Moo Moo, The Wine Barrel

Highlights: Click here


WINNER - The Boardwalk Tavern 

Nothing beats the electric atmosphere of a great pub. Home of memories, laughs and usually some of our memories that lay on the fun side, this was a very tight race to find the best pub on the GC. We asked & you told us. Apparently, The Boardwalk Tavern takes the cake offering the most well rounded experience on the Coast. If you're looking for somewhere to wet the whistle swing by The Boardwalk Tavern and have a pint! 

Address: Santa Barbara Road, Hope Island Marina Shopping Village, Hope Island, Qld, 4212

Hours: From 10am...

Finalists: Merrimac Tavern, Anglers Arms Southport, Fisho's Mainbeach, Wallaby Hotel

HighlightsClick here


WINNER - Kingswood Park Butchery

A butcher can often be a long term decision, meaning once you find a place that sells you a great cut of meat it usually transpires into long term business. But nothing is better than great meat and friendly service. Kingswood Park Butchery certainly seems to have the whole shebang. One of the highest scoring categories yet, the Gold Coast recommends Kingswood Park Butchery for all things meat. 

Address: 15 Palmbeach Avenue, Gold Coast, Queensland 4221

Hours: 6:00am - 5:30pm

Finalists: Morton's Quality Meats, Loveday's Quality Meats, Prime Valley Organic Meats, Southern Cross Organic Butchery 

Highlights: Click here


WINNER - Flour of Life

Whether it's sweet or savoury, bakeries are one of the rare places that can fill the void, regardless of the craving. Baking is regarded as a craft and so it should be, there's nothing more satisfying than taking a bite of some warm, freshly baked good straight out of the oven. The votes flooded through for this category but surely enough, Flour of Life rose to the top. 

Address: 20 Siganto Dr, Helensvale QLD 4212

Hours: 6am - 4pm

Finalists: Miami Hot Bread Bakery, Highland Park Bakery, Kirra Bakery, Main Beach Bakery 

Highlights: Click here


WINNER - Burleigh Beach

When it comes to the Gold Coast the first thing you think of is BEACH, which in our opinion is a good thing. To put things in perspective, all of the beaches that the Gold Coast has to offer are among the best in the world. There really is no "bad" beach that you could attend, making us very curious as to which beach would take it out. We soon realized that you would have to take in external factors in order to determine a winner. Burleigh has so much to offer including the infamous headland which can be seen littered with locals & tourists almost daily. Burleigh offers a pristine beach and a rare atmosphere that can truly only be experienced by spending the afternoon on the hill. Take in the amazing view, beautiful sun and watch the waves roll in the next time you visit the Gold Coast's favourite beach. 

Address: Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland

Finalists: Currumbin Beach, Kirra Beach, Rainbow Bay, Palm Beach

Highlights: Click here


WINNER - Scales Seafood

Great food & great dining are two huge values that Scales Seafood pride themselves on. With a fantastic outdoor area for the entire family coupled with the river across the road, Scales doesn't just offer great tasting fish n chips but also a memorable experience. Waterside dining with fresh, locally sourced seafood spells out quality when it comes to seafood. Arguably one of Australia's most recognizable meals, Scales Seafood should be your first stop for some Fish n Chips when you visit the Gold Coast.

Address: 47 Kennedy Dr, Tweed Heads NSW 2485

Hours: 9am - 7pm

Finalists: Chevron Island Seafoods, Throwers Fish & Chips, The Galleon Take Away, Kiwi Fish N Chips

HighlightsClick here


WINNER - Gold Coast Design Collective

If you're after organic, fresh or handcrafted products then odds are the Gold Coast Design Collective Market is for you. Easily accessible & family friendly, each market that the Gold Coast has to offer should be able itch your scratch when it comes to shopping for "natural" goods in a lovely setting. Usually situated outside, each market will operate in rain, hail or shine with one thing in common, plenty of friendly smiles. 

Address: The markets are mobile, constantly changing locations

Finalists: Bundall Farmers Market, Carrara Markets, Miami Organic Market, Burleigh Markets



WINNER - Rewired Fitness

Yes, it's not that hard to find a good gym, what is hard is finding a good gym that suits you. Rewired fitness seems to offer everything one would want in a gym including first class equipment and a friendly atmosphere. From beginners to well seasoned veterans, this gym has a come one come all mentality that invites everyone to join in and improve their health. 

Address: Shop 2 1-19 Pacific Highway, Helensvale QLD 4212

Hours: 5am - 11am, 4pm - 9pm

Finalists: F45 Training Labrador, Ashy Bines Transformation Centre, HIIT Burleigh, PCYC Ashmore

Highlights: Click here


WINNER - Highland Court Chinese Restaurant 

We never thought that there would be such a huge fan base for a single Chinese restaurant, what a pleasant surprise! Highland Court Chinese Restaurant was the winner of this category by quite a wide margin, proving that reliable service and great tasting food speaks for itself. A longtime hidden gem on the Gold Coast, Highland Court Chinese Restaurant isn't so hidden anymore. We see good things to come in Highland Court Chinese Restaurants fortune. 

Address: Shop 6, 106 Alexander Dr, Highland Park QLD 4211

Hours: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 10pm 

Finalists: Wok'n Rice, Miami Rice Chinese, My Friends Asian Restaurant, Chinese Smorgasbord 

Highlights: Click here


WINNER - Fat Chicken

Whether it's a Sunday afternoon backyard BBQ or a night of five star dining, a burger will most likely be on the menu. Nothing beats that feeling of biting into a juicy mouthwatering burger for the first time, and that feeling alone may get you across the line to be voted as the Gold Coast's best burger! Head over to Fat Chicken West Burleigh if you're still chasing that feeling, you won't be disappointed! 

Address: Shop 3/5 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, West Burleigh QLD 4219

Hours: 9am - 8pm

Finalists: Hot Shots Cafe, Frigg Cafe, Feed the Earthlings, Eddie's Grub House

HighlightsClick here


WINNER - The Flying Pie Man

Breakfast, lunch & dinner, a meat pie is fitting for every meal. Arguably one of the most iconic Aussie meals, this category was as tight as ever. Judging a good pie isn't the easiest thing in the world with so many different versions flying around, but with the help of the Gold Coast we were able to find out who does it best. With an overwhelming amount of votes, The Flying Pie Man has spread his wings and glided to the top of the leader board. 

Address: 1162 Pimpama-Jacobs Well RdJacobs Well, Queensland 4208, Australia

Hours: 5am - 4pm

Finalists: The Outpost Cafe, Quinny's Pies, Mount Tambourine Vineyard & Winery, Main Beach Bakery

Highlights: Click here


WINNER - Creative Pizza

Being one the most universally liked foods of all time, we knew Pizza was going to be a huge category for the Best of the Gold Coast. Finding a good slice of Za' can be difficult at times, especially when considering how diverse and wide spread the range of Pizza's you can potentially order are. It seems that Creative Pizza has mastered pizza for all occasions. If you're after a reliable, tasty pizza, the Gold Coast thinks Creative Pizza is the way to go.

Address: 7/145 Pappas Way, Carrara QLD 4211

Hours: 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Finalists: Galileo's Pizza Cafe, Merlin's Pizza, Neptune Pizza, That's Amore


WINNER - La Sorella

Let's face it, there is nothing worse than getting a bad hair cut. So we thought throwing "hairdresser/barber" into our Best of the Gold Coast search was essential. La Sorella was a clear favourite, voted by none other then the locals of the Gold Coast. Our suggestion, if you want to put your mind at ease and relax while you get your next trim, La Sorella is your best bet. 

Address: 14/492 Christine Ave, Robina QLD 4226

Hours: 9am - 5pm

Finalists: Chameleon New Age Salon, Tangles Hair Design, Mirror Mirror Boutique, Barber Bros & Co

HighlightsClick here



WINNER - North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club


Yes, location plays a large part in the decision making process when you're choosing which surf club you'll be spending your afternoon. However, it was never going to be that simple when it came to finding the best surf club on the Gold Coast. Food, service, view & culture are all essential factors when considering which club best suits you. North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club certainly ticks all the boxes & if you're looking to become a regular, ride the wave and dive into this outstanding establishment.

Address: 293 The Esplanade, Miami QLD 4220

Hours: 10am - 9:30pm 

Finalists: Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Lifesaving ClubNobbys Beach Surf Life Saving ClubMermaid Beach Surf Life Saving ClubTalle Surf Life Saving Club

HighlightsClick here



WINNER - Black Label Automotive

When it comes to mechanics there's two things we are all looking for, honesty & reliability. That being said, Black Label Automotive sure seems to fit the bill. With an overwhelming amount of positive testimonials praising Black Labels service, these guys sure have the drive to succeed in a highly competitive industry. Don't exhaust yourself finding a new mechanic every couple of months, the Gold Coast has voted and Black Label Automotive should be your first call. 

Address: 8/8-10 O'shea Dr, Nerang QLD 4211

Hours: 7:30am - 5pm

Finalists: Coomera Car CareQuikserve Mobile MechanicWilkinson's Transmissions & Mechanical RepairsAussie Brakes & Mechanical 

Highlights: Click here



WINNER - Le Vintage Boutique Cafe

Voted the best coffee, service and overall experience, Le Vintage clearly has a strong following of regulars. The Gold Coast's favourite cafe has been on the grind, consistently putting out quality coffee everyday. If you're going to take a shot on a new coffee place, the Gold Coast recommends Le Vintage Boutique Cafe. 

Address: 1 Kurilpa St, Worongary QLD 4213

Hours: 6:30am - 2pm

Finalists: Nectar EspressoEupohoria CafeKool Beanz CafeGround Floor 64

Highlights: Click here