50 Queensland restaurants that the critics love

Want to sit down to a meal that would put a smile on a food critics face?

The critics have spoken and Queensland's dining scene has been rated from top to toe. The Good Food Guide, The Australian, Delicious Magazine and Gourmet Traveller all have different opinions, their own rating systems and their favourites.

So how do you choose where to go? Here's a list of Queensland's top 50 restaurants, that combines all the hats, stars, awards and top 10 lists into my own rating system.


Stokehouse Q

Gerard's Bistro
Goma Restaurant

The Wolf

1889 Enotecca
Restaurant Two
The Euro

Blackbird Bar & Gill
Black Hide Steakhouse
Il Centro
Nickel Kitchen & Bar
Sake Restaurant
The Balfour Kitchen
The Survey Co.
Thomson's Reserve

Wasabi, Noosa

Nu Nu, Palm Cove

Harrisons, Port Douglas
Kyomi, Broadbeach
The Long Apron, Maleny

Spirit House, Yandina

Rick Shores, Broadbeach
The Fish House, Burleigh Heads
Ten Japanese, Broadbeach
The Peak, Maryvale

Homage, Granchester
Locale, Noosa Heads
Mamasan, Broadbeach
Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, Noosaville
Ricky's River Bar & Restaurant, Noosa Heads
Restaurant Fellini, Main Beach
Room 81, Broadbeach
Social Eating House, Broadbeach
The Tamarind, Maleny
Vanitas, Main Beach

What's your opinion?  Do you think the critics are right?  Is there a restaurant that deserves to be on this list?  Leave your comments below.

Kerry Heaney is a food sherpa, travelling the world bite by bite. For her, it's all about where to go to eat and where to eat when you go, and she's been writing about that for the past 20 years. A writer and editor who contributes regular food and travel feature stories for RACQ's The Road Ahead and a range of other print publications, Kerry has been sharing food love through Eat, drink + be Kerry for eight years. Although dedicated to eating her way around the world, Kerry is an expert on Queensland food and has written the Queensland food component for several Hardie Grant titles. Kerry is immediate past president of the Australian Travel Writers Society (ASTW).