Looking for the best places to eat and drink in Noosa? This Noosa foodie guide has you covered. From Hasting Street to Noosaville and out to the Noosa Hinterlands, read on to discover the best places to eat and drink in Noosa.
Hasting Street Restaurants
Breakfast at Bistro C
Sit back against the Main Beach boardwalk and watch as dolphins (yes, dolphins! We saw them jumping through the waves from where we were sitting – amazing!) cruise on pass. Only mere inches from the beach, soak in the sea breeze and take in the Noosa atmosphere from Bistro C.
Start with a selection of coffee, juices, smoothies before working your way to the main event – breakfast. We enjoyed the pancakes, seasonal fruit and smoked salmon, overlooking Main Beach. A great way to start the day, especially before or after hitting the Noosa Fairy Pools at the nearby Noosa National Park. See the Bistro C menu and make a reservation.
Sunset dinner at Season Restaurant
Located on Hasting Street, overlooking Main Beach, Season Restaurant is the ultimate Noosa dining experience. While you can stop in throughout the day, the best time (in my opinion) to visit is just as the sun dips below the horizon and you can enjoy your drinks and meal in the golden glow.
We started our night with cocktails and prawn and squid appetizers overlooking the ocean, before choosing our main course. With so many delicious items on the menu, it was hard to choose; however, I went with the prawn tacos and was not disappointed. See the Season Restaurant menu and make a reservation.
Breakfast at the Noosa Farmers Market
Every Sunday discover the popular Noosa Farmers Market, tucked away in Noosaville. Spend the morning wandering through the stalls selling knick-knacks, wooden decorations, baked goods and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables before tucking into a variety of take away goods like crepes, bakery goods and coffees. For a sneak preview of the stalls see here.
Enjoy afternoon drinks at Whisky Boy
Situated on the corner of Gympie Terrace, overlooking the Noosa River in Noosaville, Whisky Boy is a modernised kitchen and bar, known for exciting drinks and delicious food in Noosa. Sip on colourful cocktails while grazing from a selection of appetizers. With a full kitchen you can also stay on into the evening and enjoy dinner across from the river.
Dinner on the river in Gusto Riverfront Restaurant
Sit back and watch the world go by along Noosa River at Gusto Riverfront Restaurant. Locally sourced ingredients, Gusto serves European style food, with impeccable service and a great relaxed atmosphere. Take a peak at the menu on their website and just try and stop yourself from making a booking.
Treat yourself at Frenchies Brasserie Noosa
If you’re looking for a meal out that’s a step above, you have to include Frenchies Brasserie. Looking out across the streets of Noosaville from Thomas Street, enjoy a three course meal and trust me when I say you will not be able to skip dessert (I particularly recommend Profiteroles). Have a look at the menu or Jump straight in and make a booking.
Breakfast at Eumundi Markets
Famous for a reason, Eumundi Markets, located a 25 minute drive from Hasting Street, is a hive of stalls featuring artwork, clothing, knick knacks and, of course, amazing food. With a wide variety of options available, take your pick before wandering through the stalls at your leisure. Eumundi Markets is open every Wednesday (8am to 2pm) and Saturday (7am to 2pm).
Wholesome fun and food at Cooloola Berries
Head up north and you’ll find yourself at Cooloola Berries, a family owned working berry farm. At different times of the year, you can pick your own strawberries (June to November) or blueberries (December and January). You can also enjoy the farm cafe (see menu) as you overlook the Lavender fields. Make sure you don’t forgo one of their strawberry ice-creams.
Black Ant Gourmet at Kin Kin General Store
While you wouldn’t think to head to a General Store for lunch, Kin Kin General Store will most definitely surprise (and delight!) you. Meet Black Ant Gourmet, a small cafe located within Kin Kin General Store. Tucked away in the small village of Kin Kin this restaurant cafe is located 45 minutes out of Hasting Street. Open everyday, you can enjoy mouth watering (no word of a lie) meals for breakfast, lunch and Friday night dinner in a picturesque hinterland setting. I haven’t stopped dreaming about this prawn, mango and sweet potato salad since this visit. Make a booking here.
The Black Ant Gourmet team also own the incredible Mayan Farms, luxury accommodation just minutes away in Kin Kin.
Wind down the afternoon at Bonsai Brewhouse
If you’re looking for a relaxing place to see out the afternoon, look no further than Bonsai Brewhouse. Located 40 minutes out of Hasting Street, relax with a cheese platter and a drink in the breezy pub surrounded by vines and plants. When we visited on Sunday there was live jazz music playing as well, adding to the quirky and relaxed atmosphere.
Afternoon pick me up at Pomona Distilling Co
Located 30 or so minutes outside of Hasting Street, Pomona Distilling Co is a very popular distillery. One of the best places to eat and drink in Noosa, Pomona is known for good drinks, good food and even better atmosphere. See their menu here or sneak a peak at what to expect below.
Indulge in an Amazing Grazing Noosa platter
And for those who prefer picnics at the beach, the park, your hotel, or where your choose… you can indulge in an incredible platter from Amazing Grazing Noosa.
We relaxed by our Fairshore Resort pool and made our way through this amazingly presented grazing platter. With something for all taste buds, we enjoyed sushi, a wide selection of cheeses, dips (avocado, hummus and beetroot, feta & mint), chocolate, stuffed miniature capsicums, so much fresh fruit (watermelon, berries, coconut) and then so much more on top of that. Very incredible and you can arrange your own Amazing Grazing Noosa platter here.
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