From iconic Bondi Beach to the glittering Gold Coast, Australia has some of the best beaches in the world. When the sun’s shining and the surf’s pumping, tourists and locals alike flock to the beaches to bury their toes in the white sandy beach and a dip in the pristine water. Naturally, some of the best restaurants can also be found along the coastlines, serving up incredible food along with million-dollar ocean views to boot.
From high-end restaurants to Surf Life Saving Clubs, here’s my Listopedia the best restaurants on the beach around Australia that are worth a visit:
Hands down Doyles on the Beach at Watsons Bay is still one of the best seafood restaurants in Australia. A favourite with celebrities, Doyles on the Beach has been family operated for over five generations and the fish and chips has been a Sydney must-do for just as long. Located right on the foreshore of Watsons Bay overlooking the magnificent Sydney Harbour, indulge in phenomenal, fresh seafood with the beach at your side and the CBD glistening across the harbour.
A trip to Bondi isn’t complete without a visit to Sydney’s most iconic beach-side restaurant Icebergs Dining Room & Bar. Since it opened in late 2002, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar has hosted Australia’s biggest stars and international celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Pink and Oprah. Icebergs has all the ingredients for fine dining with the stunning view, uber cool interiors and modern Mediterranean cuisine. The casual Bistro next door is also worth a visit. With more than 200 seats in the club, every spot has panoramic views of Bondi Beach and the historic pool below. Grab a seafood platter for two and some cold beer and you’re pretty much set for the rest of the afternoon.
Coogee Pavilion is the perfect spot for cold beer and pizza after completing the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk. This family-friendly establishment is absolutely huge and always buzzing – it can get very busy and noisy so make a booking in advance for a spot at the rooftop bar. From freshly shucked oysters to super tasty wood-fired pizza, all come with a stunning Coogee ocean view.