Discover the delicious and renowned Noosa restaurant scene on your next escape to the beautiful seaside town.
Eat and drink your way through an abundance of high-quality restaurants with an array of cuisines. To help you plan your next escape to Noosa we’ve put together our list of the best Noosa restaurants that are well worth a visit!
Noosa Heads Restaurants
Sails Restaurant Noosa
Sails has been a staple in the Noosa restaurant scene since it’s conception in 1994. Since then, the Hastings Street restaurant which boasts views of Noosa Main Beach has maintained a high standard of dining with thoughtfully sourced modern Australian dishes. Executive Chef, Paul Leete, has a strong focus on fresh seasonal produce that deliver a quality menu. Sails also boasts one of Australia’s largest wine collections in Australia, alongside an award-winning wine list.
Bang Bang Noosa
Bang Bang Noosa has quickly become one of Hastings Streets most popular dining venues after bursting onto the scene in 2021. Set in a moody and relaxed space against a backdrop of tropical gardens, it’s a great place to settle into a few tasty cocktails! The restaurant offers an Asian-fusion menu packed full of flavour. Some of it’s most notable dishes include the whole fried snapper, soft shell crab slider and kingfish sashimi.
Season Restaurant & Bar
If you’re looking for beachfront dining in Noosa, Season restaurant is one of the local favourites. Offering a fresh and evolving menu (that changes with the seasons) in a laidback and light-filled dining setting, Season is an ideal spot of a long lazy lunch. Try the coconut braised beef short rib, Atlantic salmon fishcakes and Noosa Native G + T cocktail next time you visit!
Locale is Noosa’s signature Italian restaurant. Offering a fine dining experience in their glamorously moody and dimly lit venue, it’s perfect for a special occasion and to toast your Noosa holiday! Sample their delicious menu of homemade pasta, fresh burrata antipasti and bespoke cocktails. Set against lush tropical gardens at the end of Hastings Street, it’s worth a visit on your next Noosa escape. Be sure to book in advance so you don’t miss out!
Nab yourself an absolute beachfront dining experience at Bistro C, where the backdrop is a beautiful as the food. You’ll be treated to a menu curated by a passionate team and inspired by the amazing local produce the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Kick back in this relaxed, light filled, and intimate space that offers the perfect setting for a scrumptious breakfast, lazy lunch, or moonlit dinner.
Dine on iconic Hastings Street at La Vida Restaurant, where the beautiful setting offers a glamourous backdrop to enjoy your meal. The menu reflects European elements with an emphasis on local produce. The wine list showcases Tasmanian producers and includes European wines, paying homage to the Tasmanian owners and French head chef, Pierre Jorion.
Noosa Junction Restaurants
Light Years Noosa
If you want to enjoy a meal in a vibrant, funky venue where the vibes are high and the food is bold, Light Years is the place for you! Light Years Noosa was born from a desire to offer delicious modern- Asian share style food and friendly waitstaff in a unique and quirky space. Enjoy modern Asian classics like pork belly bao buns or try something new like their cumin spiced fired cauliflower! The cocktail list also packs a punch with Asian-inspired flavours giving the old classic a new twist.
Providing an authentic French experience, Flo’s Creperie is becoming a local favourite in Noosa Junction. Serving sweet and savoury crepes, Flo’s is all about friendly service, fresh ingredients and a relaxed beachy setting. Try the tasty ‘Mediterranean Secret’ crepe with prosciutto, goats cheese, sun-dried tomatoes walnuts and honey. Or opt for a delicious sweet crepe with salted caramel sauce, grilled almonds and vanilla ice-cream.
Calling all plant-based foodies! Herbert offers unique vegetarian and vegan dishes that utilise local and foraged ingredients, including herbs, local flowers and organic vegetables. The dishes are designed to share, so you’ll get to try a bit of everything – and prepare to be wowed by the exquisitely presented and delicious cocktails, which are a feast for the eyes with their botanical finishes.
Wood-fired pizza, a laid-back atmosphere and a cocktail list that would rival any bar – Somedays Pizza is the ultimate place for casual, holiday dining. The guys from Somedays Pizza are bringing a modern take to old world methods, focussing on sustainable farming practices and locally sourced produce. Dive into one of their ‘F.I.G.J.A.M’ pizzas featuring gorgonzola, mozzarella, fig and balsamic reduction, arugula and hazelnut, or try one of their anchovy tartine antipasti plates.
Sumi Open Kitchen
The intimate dining space of Sumi Open Kitchen, seating just 26 people, allows you to embrace a unique Japanese dining experience. This hidden gem in Noosa Junction is centred around a sleek open kitchen with bar seating allowing patrons to be part of the whole cooking experience. Try their 4-course menu or opt for the full 6-course affair, you won’t be disappointed.
Specialising in Asian street food from India through to Indonesia, Mr Drifter is an inviting restaurant and bar loved by locals and holidaymakers alike. The eclectic space is adorned with vintage postcards, rustic timber and exposed brick walls, setting the scene for chilled, casual dining.
Noosa River and Noosaville Restaurants
Rickys River Bar & Restaurant
This is one of those Noosa restaurants where you can arrive in style! Take the ferry, water taxi or gondola direct to Ricky’s private jetty. This waterfront restaurant is on the stunning Noosa River, where you and your loved ones can dine with uninterrupted views. Ricky’s uses local produce from their property at Maravista Farm in the Noosa Hinterland. Indulge in their infamous dishes of XXX
Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
Looking for somewhere extra special? Then Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar offers an elegant, yet laidback dining experience, overlooking a serene canal inlet in the Noosa River. Treat your loved ones to lunch or dinner and prepare to be impressed by the perfectly plated food. Changing seasonally, the menu honours fresh and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.
If you want to experience the best pizza in Noosa, look no further than 250 Grammi. With a menu that’s designed to be shared, the team at 250 Grammi offer patrons Italian authenticity with a twist. Choose from a selection of traditional pizzas such as the classic Margherita, or delve into some new flavours with their Invidia pizza featuring Italian sausage and rosemary potatoes.
Whiskey Boy is the perfect place for those wanting a great selection of drinks, tasty food and live music. Chill out in their relaxed outdoor dining space and look out to the Noosa River while you enjoy a Whiskey from their impressive selection. Dive into their notable menu featuring Tomahawk steak, drunken chicken and house made falafel.
Serving up authentic French cuisine, Frenchie’s Brasserie has been a long-time favourite in Noosaville. Set in a casual, light-filled space, Frenchie’s has a great atmosphere and fantastic food. You’re spoilt for choice with their menu featuring duck leg confit, eye filet and Western Australian live lobster. Finish up with a classic Crème Brulé, you won’t be disappointed.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better view for a lunch on the water, Noosa Boathouse is positioned on the Noosa River with views over the river and out to the hinterland. Known for their fresh local seafood and produce, dive into their quality menu while you relax into your waterfront dining experience. Sample their fresh oysters and Mooloolaba king prawns or try their Thai panang curry with the catch of the day (our favourite!).