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10 Noosa Dining Experiences the Locals Love

Noosa is a lot of things: a wining and dining mecca is just one of them. But if you want to dive deeper into the sensational food experiences Noosa has to offer, you need to know where the locals go. Here’s our top 10 Noosa dining experiences that the locals love— and you will too!

1. Fish & Chips from Red Emperor, enjoyed at Noosa River

Known by locals as some of the best fish and chips Noosa has to offer— why not take a stroll down from our noosa sound apartments to Noosa River, order a bundle and enjoy at one of the many picnic tables? We recommend trying their speciality: Red Emperor.

2. Burger and fries from Betty’s Burgers, on Hastings St

For locals, Betty’s Burgers is more than a local love affair: it’s an institution. Head to Hastings Street and indulge where the locals do. You can’t go wrong with the Betty’s Classic, some french fries and one of their famous chocolate thick shakes.

3. Sip & Share Cocktails + Tapas, by the Sea at Bistro C

You can’t say you’ve dipped your toe into the Noosa foodie scene if you haven’t been to Bistro C. Head there in the afternoon between 3-5pm, outside of school holidays, for their Sip & Share Cocktails + Tapas specials. Enjoy their famous cocktails for under $10, with a view to-die-for. that comes complimentary.

4. Lunch at the iconic waterfront restaurant: Sails

With a menu that is always reflective of the seasonal offerings from Sunshine Coast farmers, it’s no wonder why even the locals flock to famous Sails restaurant on Hastings Street. As their menu is always evolving it’s hard to pick a favourite, but you can’t go wrong with a seafood lunch.

5. Coffee and a view at Aromas

If you want to drink coffee with the locals, pull up a forward-facing seat at infamous Aromas on Hastings Street. You can usually find us watching the world go by, whilst enjoying one of their incredible iced coffees or skinny lattes.

6. Dinner and a dance at Rococo

With live music every night of the week, an awesome European-inspired menu and a first-class wine list— you can mingle with the locals till the wee hours of the morning at Rococo. Find us in a corner under the trees, or by the Baby Grand Piano.

7. Picnic at First Point

Not every Noosa food experience can be bought, some need to be experienced. Why not head to our incredible local grocers Belmondo’s or Pardon’s Fruit Market, grab what you like and pack a picnic to be enjoyed at First Point. We recommend seasonal fruit and cheese at sunset.

8. Sunset drinks on the river at Noosa Boat House

From 4:30pm Tuesday to Sunday make your way to Noosa Boat House on Noosa River to enjoy their Sunset Bar. With a range of nibbles, great wines, legendary beers and their signature cocktails— you can’t go wrong. Our advice: get there early to grab a good seat— to enjoy with a Corona or Noosa River Sling.

9. Fresh finds at the Noosa Farmers Market

One of the best kept local secrets, the Noosa Farmers Market takes place every Sunday at the AFL Club on Weyba Road in Noosaville, from 7am to midday. The market showcases the best in local produce, and makes for a perfect discovery-brunch.

10. Brunch at Cafe Le Monde

We might not be Melbournites, but us Noosa folk still enjoy a good brunch, and where better to go for brunch than to our old favourite Cafe Le Monde? Their smashed avo is always a safe bet— and for those with larger appetites— you won’t be disappointed (or hungry) after the Le Monde Big Brekky.

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the waterfront at Noosa sound. A shortly stroll to some of the best dining experiences Noosa has to offer.

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