The Best Buffets on the Gold Coast

The Best Buffets on the Gold Coast

13 Apr 2023

Hooray for the buffet! There’s something special about stepping out with friends and family to enjoy a decadent all-you-can-eat feast. The Gold Coast has plenty of buffet offerings if you're seeking delicious dishes in a sophisticated setting. Check out our favourite venues to experience endless grazing for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Minimum fuss, maximum yum - tuck in to the best of Gold Coast buffets.

Akoya at The Langham 

The opulent Langham Gold Coast is located smack, bang next to the waves at Broadbeach, people are flocking here not just to stay, but to eat, and Akoya is a major drawcard for those wanting to experience premium buffet dining. Treat yourself to a sumptuous buffet breakfast or lunch daily (except Sundays when lunch is replaced with a Taittinger Champagne Brunch). And each evening, tuck into a banquet of the finest, freshest seafood, including oysters, bugs and lobster, as well as Asian dishes, perfect woodfired pizzas and a charcuterie spread. Just be sure to leave room for a few visits to the dessert station. Design-wise, Akoya’s concertina doors bridge the indoors and the outdoors and offer guests pristine ocean views and a cooling sea breeze – a premium spot to eat your fill.

QT Bazaar

Here we have a mouthwatering mosaic of international foods all vying for your taste-buds' attention and whichever dish you dive into first will be a rewarding choice. The Bazaar buffet experience at QT Gold Coast is one of the Gold Coast’s most popular spots to gather your nearest and dearest for a lively feast. It’s a veritable marketplace of global flavours that adults and kids collectively enjoy eating. Hint: start your day the right way with the breakfast buffet… you won’t regret it! 

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Harvest at The Star

Harvest - if you think the restaurant name suggests paddock-to-plate produce, bountiful seafood catches, delectable meats and sumptuous sides, you’d be right. Harvest is home to luscious spreads of succulent oysters and shellfish delights, carvery roasts and popular crowd-pleasers like pizza, pasta and exotic curries. We love that Harvest welcomes families and your little ones will be thrilled with their tasty kid-friendly menu and the not-to-be-missed famous Harvest dessert bar at The Star!

Citrique at JW Marriott

Visiting an award-winning seafood buffet on the Gold Coast sounds very inviting, right? Well, what are you waiting for? Citrique at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa consistently wows the crowds with its sea-to-plate buffet. Citrique serves up ocean treasures such as Pacific oysters, Mooloolaba tiger prawns, Blue Swimmer crabs, Moreton Bay bugs and more. Land lovers aren’t left out either and always enjoy roast meats, wood-fired pizzas and Asian influenced cuisine offered here. Hint: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so tuck into a mix of tropical fruits, fresh baked pastries, aromatic Asian-style morning offerings and traditional hot breakfast favourites for a magnificent morning meal.

Sea World Cruises

A two-hour scenic cruise combined with a buffet lunch of delicious local prawns, roast chicken, sensational ham off-the-bone, a selection of crisp homemade salads, freshly baked bread and tropical fruit platters – how good does that sound?! Sea Word Dining Cruises are a terrific way to sightsee along the Gold Coast’s beautiful waterways and indulge in a huge yet healthy feed. Relax on the sundeck with your friends and amble your way to the boat’s fully stocked bar for a refreshing beverage or three.

Come evening it’s time for the Spirit of Elston vessel to host the dinner buffet cruise experience. The best of the Gold Coast’s local seasonal produce is expertly prepared by the onboard chef and guests can expect a range of dishes that are sure to impress. Naturally, as the sunset dips, the Surfer’s Paradise skyline will try to steal the show but if you stay focused on the feast before you, you may not notice the city night sky shimmering on the tranquil waters. Kidding! This buffet dinner cruise is a combo deal of amazing food and a megawatt view.

Roxanne Andrews
Roxanne Andrews

Roxanne Andrews is a professional journalist, skilled interviewer and freelance editor born and raised in Queensland. She enjoys researching and writing about domestic and international travel with a focus on sports tourism, the luxury sector, health and wellness and all things cuisine.


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