Middle Eastern Restaurants in Gold Coast

 The Gold Coast's Middle Eastern restaurants

With its balmy weather, idyllic surfing beaches and 70 km of pristine coastline, the Gold Coast is one of Queensland's top tourist attractions, and it has a suitably lively and cosmopolitan culinary scene to match. Among its many other fine eateries, the Gold Coast boasts several excellent Middle Eastern restaurants offering warm, friendly service and authentic flavours. Whether you want to grab a quick brunch before hitting the waves or a slap-up meal before touring the city's nightspots, our list of the Gold Coast's top Middle Eastern restaurants is sure to set your mouth watering.

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Arabesque Bazaar

Surfers Paradise
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Shiraz Persian Restaurant

Surfers Paradise
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Mecca Bah Gold Coast

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Lahore Grill

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    Contemporary Middle Eastern restaurants on the Gold Coast

    Great for novices and aficionados alike, there are a number of Middle Eastern restaurants in the Gold Coast that provide a relaxed, modern take on the region's cuisine. With its clean-cut décor and extensive outdoor seating, the Mecca Bah on Broadbeach has a laid-back, welcoming vibe, while its menu features crowd-pleasers such as pizzas with Middle Eastern-style toppings of lamb and feta cheese. But make no mistake, such places are the real deal, as you'll find out when you try their spicy lamb boreks or their grills of salmon and calamari.
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    Middle Eastern restaurants on the Gold Coast featuring Persian cuisine

    Several of the Gold Coast's Middle Eastern restaurants specialise in Persian dishes. At the Shiraz in Surfers Paradise, an interior decked out with traditional Iranian craftworks sets the scene for a menu fragrant with saffron, cinnamon and other Persian spices. After waking up your taste buds with a choice of dips, you can feast on platters of mixed skewers or hearty slow-cooked lamb and chicken stews such as the fesenjoon, made with walnuts and pomegranate syrup, or the ghormeh sabzi, which comes in a sauce steeped in local herbs.
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    Other Middle Eastern restaurants on the Gold Coast

    Lovers of Lebanese and Arabic cooking are also well catered to by the Gold Coast's Middle Eastern restaurants. At establishments such as Cedarz on Queensland Avenue, you can take a break from the beach and grab a quick lunch of falafel, savoury sambousek pastries or spicy wraps. Meanwhile the Arabesque Bazaar in Surfers Paradise offers a shisha lounge and a colourful display of Middle Eastern décor alongside a tasty menu of meze, kibbeh and mixed grills.