Cool cafes and delicious Main Beach dining experiences
In addition to famed surf beaches, Main Beach is widely celebrated for its extensive and impeccable selection of dining experiences. While much of the local fare is served in the chic heart of Tedder Avenue (along with a healthy dose of people-watching and sea breeze) there are a number of nearby hot spots that should not be missed. Read on for Oscar on Main’s top tips for enjoying a high-quality Main Beach meal at any time of day.
Beaches Off Tedder
Part of the charm of Beaches off Tedder is that you can wander in, fresh off the beach and enjoy a delicious meal in casual, coastal comfort. Whether you are seeking an early morning breakfast (served from 5am), delicious lunch or a late afternoon beverage, Beaches of Tedder serves up big flavours and big portions! The Breakfast Bruschetta is a tried and tested hit, the coffee is delicious and drinks are served crisp and cold. Beaches Off Tedder is located on the corner of The Esplanade and Woodroffe Avenue, Main Beach.
Lark Café boasts as much colour and creativity in its décor as it does in its food! This laidback hotspot is popular with families and serves an impressive selection of sweet and savoury breakfast options, as well as an all-day lunch menu that is anchored by fresh, homemade burgers and gourmet pizzas. You can also grab some simple supplies for your Oscar on Main accommodation; Lark’s convenient mini grocer supplies simple staples. Weekend afternoons also welcome live acoustic sessions and boutique beers on tap! Lark Café is located on the corner of Stafford Avenue and Main Beach Parade.
Le Jardin Cafe
Both the atmosphere and menu at Le Jardin are unmistakably French. We recommend you pull up a bistro chair beneath the grape vines and indulge in mouthwatering crepes, lovingly served wish lashings of ice cream, strawberries and cream. The coffee is unmissable too! Visit Le Jardin Café at 13 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach.
The fresh fusion of modern and traditional cooking techniques has established Hot Shott as a five star favourite among locals. Alongside delicious brews, the team prepare delightful breakfasts using in-season, local produce. Hot Shott is located at 3/17 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach.
Glass dining and lounge bar
No beach holiday is complete without a seafood indulgence. If you are looking to step up from beachside fish and chips, head to Glass dining and lounge bar for a fine selection of fresh, local ocean fare. The professional and creative team craft award-winning meals to be enjoyed with harbourside views and a glass of exquisite wine. Choose from a-lar carte, tapas, lunch and set menus and treat your tastebuds to a truly memorable experience. Glass dining and lounge bar is located at 27/74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach.
Taking inspiration from Mediterranean and Asian cultures, Bistro Chico delivers high quality food that packs a punch. Recognised as one of the Gold Coast’s top 10 restaurants, this classy restaurant introduces you to some new and creative preparation methods, including charcuterie, pickling, fermenting and curing. The cocktail menu is just as creative, so settle in for an enjoyable evening … your tastebuds will thank you! Find Bistro Chico at 9/26 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach.
Since 1993, this popular Italian restaurant has been serving traditional feasts for families and discerning diners alike. With Chef’s Specials ranging from barramundi and caper linguine to pistachio and sumac crusted lamb, there is no better way to enjoy Italian in Main Beach. Domanis is located on the corner of Woodroffe and Tedder Avenue, Main Beach. Definitely a favourite of Oscar on Main!
Don't forget to try out some other Oscar on Main favourites, such as Crema Espresso (just around the corner from Oscar on Main) or Local & Co for breakfast or lunch, and if you're after a drink or two, check out Mano's, Southport Yacht Club or the Southport Surf Club.