AMAZING RESTAURANTS IN NOOSA, while there are many things to do in Noosa, foodies can delight as the city is home to just as many trendy restaurants as there are beach bodies. While Noosa Heads’ Hastings Street has long been the city’s epicenter of fine dining, Noosa’s two neighborhoods, Noosa Sound and Noosa Junction, have quickly caught up with, if not surpassed, the major thoroughfare in terms of fine dining. Here are the top restaurants in Noosa, including those off Hastings Street, to help you enjoy your time in the sand, sun, and food.


From cheap, ‘grab-a-burger-on-the-run’ holes-in-the-wall, to high-end gourmet palaces, food options are plentiful and great quality. For post-swim snacks, cafes, bakeries and gelaterias fill any gaps.


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Some Noosa restaurants on Hastings Street are right on the beach. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland & Ezra Patchett


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Hastings Street has some of the best Noosa restaurants. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland & Christian Nott
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If you’re looking for Noosa restaurants Hastings Street is where you’ll find several. Photo; Tourism and Events Queensland & Ezra Patchett

Start off your day with a leisurely power breakfast at 10 Hastings Street.

This Hastings Street restaurant is in a pretty spot, located at the wooded end of the main drag, has a sunny, beach-house décor.

Bare, sandy feet are allowed here; the more casual, the better, it seems.

Chefs whip up a range of fabulous juices and smoothies (superfood acai berries are big here) plus great-value egg dishes.


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Pick a bakery for breakfast in Noosa.

Fancy a spot of lunch at Laguna Bakery (3/49 Hastings St)?

Since you’ll no doubt be hitting the beach or National Park, why not enjoy your lunch as take-away al fresco?

Grab a good old-fashioned sausage roll from the local bakery on the main drag, and while you’re at it, don’t miss the bikini-clad gingerbread men!


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Noosa cafes, gelato bars and bakeries are top notch.

On your return to the main drag, be sure to indulge a little at the local ice-cream joint, Massimo’s Gelateria (75 Hastings St).

Think a touch of Rome-on-the-coast style heaven.

Even the locals who avoid Hastings St in high season (the crowds bother them) will make an exception for this place.

The bonus? The gelati and sorbets are made from natural ingredients only.


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One of the best Noosa bars also has an excellent menu. Photo: Miss Moneypenny’s Restaurant

Where to go for drinks? Miss Moneypenny’s is the spot to hit the local scene.

It brings a touch of the city to the beach.

It has a slick bar and an enormous cocktail list featuring the classics with a twist, such as a marmalade Tom Collins to bloody Marys with a Moneypenny twist.


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Looking for an Italian Restaurant in Noosa? Photo: Katja Anton

Where to have dinner in Noosa?

Locale is tucked away on Hastings Street, yet away from inquisitive passersby, this secret, elegant locale serves modern Italian cuisine, with an emphasis on local produce.

Antipasti plates range from pan-seared scallops to beef carpaccio and excellent mains include snapper, beef (220g worth) and spatchcock.


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Looking for the best breakfast in Noosa?

Aromas is the ultimate people watching palace, where tables face the street-front Parisienne style.

It gets bonus points for opening extra early so line up for a coffee after your pre-breakfast swim.

While it serves up good cooked breakfasts (free range poached eggs, portobello mushroom dishes and the like) a lighter option – bircher muesli or delicious fruit salad – should keep you going until lunch.


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Compared to other places to eat in Noosa, the Surf Club has some pretty excellent views. Photo: Surf Club

To bring you back to your beach roots, grab a pre-dinner snifter at the Noosa SLSC (Surf Life Saving Club).

This wonderfully unpretentious spot right on Noosa’s main beach is typical of any surf club on the Queensland Coast – rowdy, friendly and relaxed.

Grab a seat anywhere (the floor-to-ceiling windows provide for an expansive beach vista) and enjoy a sundowner.

Then it’s time to leave the confines of Hastings Street and spread your culinary wings a little.


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Noosa restaurants with beachside views.
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Whet your appetite in this Noosa restaurant by the beach. Photos: Megan Cullen

After your early morning swim, be sure to enjoy a leisurely breakfast and coffee here.

This fun place manages to blend chic with a casual beachside vibe.

You can wander straight off the beach and grab a table on the outdoor terrace.



Noosaville, around three km from Hastings Street, is a definite hot spot when it comes to some cutting-edge eateries (locals have kept it secret for years).

Our choice for a fabulous evening meal is Little Humid.

A pebble’s throw from the riverfront, this small and cosy spot serves up inventive modern Australian dishes such as crispy-skin duck confit and seafood risotto paella style. And vegetarians rejoice – this place has excellent non-meat dishes (that carnivores also adore).


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Noosa restaurants dish up a cornucopia of international fare. Photo: Nathan Ramsay

Wasabi is in a classy location on the Noosa River, this award-winning high-end Noosa Japanese restaurant has the lot.

Its drinks list as long as a Tokyo train track (including whisky from Japanese distilleries, shochu infusions and sake), authentic Japanese cuisine and pricey, but fabulous, menus.

There’s Omakase (let the chef decide) for $134, Wakeru (to share) for $98, and a la carte (mains from $25).

This is an experience worth lingering over.


If you’re in town on a Sunday morning, head to the Noosa Farmers Market on Weyba Road, Noosaville (open 7 am to noon), and eat your way through a delicious array of foodie stalls.

This is the place for organic produce… and your edible souvenirs to take home.


For more ideas on what to do in Queensland go to Best of Queensland

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