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When on holiday, don’t just eat anywhere. Experiencing the food culture of a place has always been associated with travels. So why not go on a gastronomic adventure on your next holiday whilst in Main Beach. The restaurants listed below are some of the best that Main Beach, Gold Coast has to offer and some of our favourites. You’ll undoubtedly enjoy them. They’re all within walking distance and a short drive from Golden Sands on the Beach.

Main Wave Restaurant

It’s lovely to treat yourself to some fine dining now and again. The best location is on Tedder Avenue’s small corner. The Main Wave Restaurant serves lunch and dinner five days a week and Sunday lunch. Seafood Bug Roll, Roast Beetroot Salad with Chicken, Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks, Twice Cooked Duck, Chicken Boscaiola, Saffron Risotto, and more are among the chef’s creations that will thrill your taste buds.

There are also Kid’s Meals available and delicious desserts such as Crepe Suzette, Creme Brulee, Cheese Plate, and Affogato. Wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails are also available at Main Wave Restaurant. This lovely restaurant is approximately a 5-minute walk or a minute’s drive from the Main Beach accommodation.


To Shuck, let’s travel a bit further, about a two-minute drive or a seven-minute walk.

Since its inception in 2001, this has become the Gold Coast’s signature seafood restaurant, winning numerous industry awards. Shuck uses only the highest-quality local seafood and produce, and its crab lasagne is infamous.

Another must-try delicacy is their oysters, among the most delectable oysters available in Australia. You can also sample some of the world’s best fish here, as Shuck’s menu ‘specials board’ changes daily to highlight their catch. It includes Cone Bay barramundi, East coast blue-eye trevalla, Northern NSW snapper, South Australian King George whiting, and Tasmanian sashimi-grade salmon. So come to Shuck and expect the best dining experience!

Senza Nome Italian

Here’s another two-minute drive or seven-minute walk that’s well worth it! Senza Nome Italian has been noted for its cozy atmosphere, hearty dishes, excellent service, and fantastic food since its beginning in 1998. Multiple awards have been given to its distinctively Italian food.

Senza Nome in Main Beach is where to go if you’re looking for authentic Italian cuisine. Pollo Involtini, a chicken breast wrapped in Proscuitto and loaded with basil, parmesan, garlic, spinach, and ricotta, is one of their specialties. Another dish is the Agnello Brasato, which consists of braised lamb shank with potato mash, sautéed fennel sausage, mixed olives, and button mushrooms in a thick dark sauce. To complement and enrich your eating experience, the Italian restaurant offers a great selection of Italian and local wines and beverages.

Mango’s Bar & Grill 

Mango’s Bar & Grill, which has been around since 1996, is the place to watch sports, listen to live music and have a good time. Yes, the premier local pub and sports bar has everything: AFL, NRL, Super Rugby, A-League, EPL, NBA, NBL, Test Cricket, ODI, T20, Supercars, F1, MOTO GP, Red Bull Air Racing, Boxing, and more.

The family-run establishment is open seven days a week and serves artisan, local, and foreign beers on tap and bottles. Burgers, chicken wings, fries, and pizza are among the items on their pub-style menu with a ‘Pan Asian’ flavour.

Omeros Bros Seafood

Here is a seafood restaurant with uninterrupted and stunning Broadwater views. Omeros Bros, located on the private Marina Mirage boardwalk, is a 3-minute drive or 16-minute walk away.

The multi-award-winning seafood restaurant offers a unique mix of waterfront dining in a relaxed, laid-back ambience. Omeros Bros restaurant provides a fresh Australian seafood menu and an extensive wine list to complement the delectable cuisine. They specialise in the freshest oysters, ocean fish, crustaceans, crabs, and Moreton Bay bugs, serving scrumptious spaghetti and steak entrees.

Glass Dining & Lounge Bar

The final restaurant on the list is a 3-minute drive or a 16-minute walk from the accommodation.

Glass Dining & Lounge Bar offers exquisite dining with cutting-edge design and stunning views to create a relaxing atmosphere that embodies the Gold Coast way of life. Only the highest quality produce, meats, and fresh local seafood are used when it comes to food.

You will have a memorable dining experience at Glass Dining & Lounge Bar with their candlelit dinner surrounded by ambient music and exceptional service. You can also enjoy a lovely lunch with your favourite cocktail while watching the sunset over the marina.

Now it’s time to get ready for your gastronomic adventure on your next holiday. Why not book your Gold Coast accommodation now!

Golden Sands on the Beach offers large spacious apartments with breathtaking ocean views, superb onsite facilities, private beach access and easy access to local restaurants.