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11 Best Restaurants along the Noosa River

11 Best Restaurants along the Noosa River

Noosa is renowned for its breathtaking beaches, upscale boutiques, and world-class surf spots. But what truly sets this beachside paradise apart is its thriving dining scene. In this essential guide we will list our 11 best restaurants along the Noosa River and take you on a culinary journey along the picturesque Noosa River. 


Bandita Mexican

Bandita, perched on Gympie Terrace overlooking the picturesque Noosa River, is a contemporary and laid-back Mexican eatery that places a strong emphasis on utilising the abundance of locally sourced ingredients and producers from the Sunny Coast in Queensland. 

Their menu, artfully crafted and cooked over locally sourced firewood, is designed with sharing in mind, making it perfect for a casual snack or a communal feast with friends.  To complement the culinary delights, the drink list adds an element of fun to the BBQ experience, featuring creative cocktails with subtle fire and smoke elements. Whether you’re looking for a casual meal or a vibrant dining experience, Bandita welcomes all occasions with its modern Mexican flair.


Ricky’s River & Bar 

For a taste of coastal elegance, head to Ricky’s River & Bar. This contemporary Australian restaurant is known for setting the standard in Noosa’s dining scene. With uninterrupted views of the Noosa River and stunning sunsets, Ricky’s provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable dining experience. Indulge in dishes like whole roasted baby barramundi or ricotta and goats’ cheese gnudi, and savor the essence of Noosa’s culinary excellence.


Lanai Noosa

Lanai offers an intimate dining experience, where every element of the elegant setting is carefully designed to foster both intimacy and engaging conversation. With its tasteful decor featuring dried blooms, opulent gold accents, and luxurious styling, this artfully crafted venue pays homage to the abundance of local and seasonal produce through the sheer simplicity and sophistication of its culinary offerings. From oysters to petite wagyu shoulders, you may want to add this place on to your ‘to do’ list. 


Noosa Waterfront Restaurant

Nestled along the serene canal inlet of the Noosa River, Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar exudes an atmosphere of casual elegance, making it the ideal destination for a memorable dining experience. Set amidst lush greenery, the restaurant draws inspiration from its Italian heritage, crafting a menu that evolves with the seasons and showcases the finest locally sourced ingredients. 

Here, modern Italian cuisine is thoughtfully paired with a selection of award-winning wines sourced from Australia’s abundant regions and imported from Europe. With a calendar filled with events like degustation dinners, long lunches, and winemaker’s dinners, there’s always something extraordinary happening at this waterfront gem. Come and savour the stunning views and delectable menus at Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar for an unforgettable dining experience.


Noosa Boathouse 

Positioned directly over the Noosa River, Noosa Boathouse provides both panoramic river and hinterland views. This restaurant is celebrated for its commitment to fresh local seafood, quality meats, and locally harvested produce. Delight in the taste of fresh oysters and Mooloolaba king prawns while soaking in the stunning vistas. Noosa Boathouse is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. In the mood for a cocktail? Walk on up to their sunset bar upstairs for an incredible view over the river! 



Rocksalt effortlessly combines coastal chic with a stunning riverside view. As you dine in this contemporary Australian restaurant, you’ll be captivated by the Noosa River’s beauty. The menu showcases the best of Sunshine Coast produce, featuring delectable dishes like prawn linguine and Morton Bay bug. Pair your meal with a selection from their award-winning wine list for a truly unforgettable evening.


Gt’s Bar & Grill

For those seeking a more casual dining experience along the Noosa River, Gt’s Bar & Grill is the perfect choice. This eatery offers a relaxed atmosphere with a diverse menu to please every palate. From delicious wings to fresh fish, Gt’s has something for everyone. Enjoy your meal while taking in the serene riverside ambiance. 


Gusto Noosa

Gusto Noosa extends a heartfelt invitation to embark on a culinary journey to the heart of France, all while basking in the enchanting ambiance of the Noosa River. This restaurant masterfully combines the richness of culinary traditions with a contemporary French flair. Savour the exquisite flavours of Barbecued Mooloolaba king prawns, accompanied by sweetcorn puree, toasted almonds, and a zesty lemon dressing. Alternatively, indulge in the Pan-seared, crispy-skinned Knobby snapper, served atop crushed garden peas, confit shallots, roasted kipfler potatoes, and adorned with delicate lemon crumbs.

As for libations, the drinks menu is an equally enchanting affair, boasting a curated selection of over 40 wines available by the glass, along with a captivating array of Australian gins and cocktails, each brimming with irresistible flavours. Gusto Noosa promises an unforgettable culinary experience that transports your taste buds straight to the heart of France, all while you enjoy the mesmerizing backdrop of the Noosa River.


Whisky Boy

Whisky Boy offers a unique twist on your usual dining experience with a focus on whiskey and spirits. This cosy establishment boasts an extensive whiskey selection, perfect for enthusiasts and novices alike. Pair your preferred spirit with a menu of flavourful dishes designed to complement the whiskey experience. 

Embracing culinary excellence, their menu showcases an Australian beef, luxuriously aged for 60 days and skilfully seared on our volcanic char grill. Alternatively, immerse yourself in a world of flavours with our daily offerings of fresh seafood, each catch meticulously selected from local waters. For convivial gatherings with friends, indulge in the Churrasco platter, a tantalizing ensemble of char-grilled pork belly, succulent chicken wings, artisanal cured meats, and an array of delectable dips – a true feast that promises an abundance of variety for all discerning palates.


Grenny’s Restaurant


Grenny’s Restaurant is a hidden gem along the Noosa River, offering a taste of the local culinary scene. With an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients, Grenny’s crafts dishes that reflect the essence of Noosa’s vibrant food culture. Whether you’re a seafood lover or a fan of hearty, farm-to-table fare, Grenny’s has a dish that will satisfy your cravings.


Noosa’s dining scene along the Noosa River is a testament to the region’s culinary excellence. From a modern Mexican fiesta at Bandita to coastal elegance at Ricky’s, there’s a restaurant to suit every taste and occasion. Whether you’re seeking a casual riverside retreat or a fine dining experience, Noosa’s restaurants along the river offer a delightful journey for your taste buds. Make it a point to explore these culinary gems on your next visit to our Noosa Place resort, and savour the flavours of this picturesque coastal paradise.


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