10th May, 2013

International Cuisine on Australia’s Gold Coast

International cuisine is a combination of different cooking methods from all around the world. Also known as fusion cuisine, it combines elements from different cultures and blends them together in innovative new ways.

The Gold Coast is renowned for the variety and quality of its eateries and if you’re holidaying there, the following are some of those offering fusion cuisine that you may want to try.


This is more of an interactive marketplace than a Surfers Paradise restaurant, with diners able to wander from one cooking station to another and choose dishes from all around the world. Everything is prepared and cooked fresh and you can choose cuts of meat straight out of the cool room. From wood fired pizzas and Asian wok creations to classic pot roasts and freshly caught seafood, Bazaar is a traditional marketplace with a delightful modern twist.


This Chevron Island restaurant sums itself up with the phrase ‘where great produce and imagination come together’, and the dishes it offers are certainly something special. Food is the focus at Samphire and all other distractions are removed, with bare tables and an eight metre tapas bar, allowing diners to watch their food being prepared in the kitchen. From slow cooked meats to the freshest of seafood, Samphire is a real culinary experience.


Koi is a European style restaurant offering enjoyable al fresco dining day and night. Stylish yet casual, it has a relaxing ambience and a tantalising menu. Koi’s award winning chef offers a range of innovative dishes, prepared with the freshest seafood, premium quality meats and finest local produce. This is international cuisine at its best in the heart of Broadbeach..

The Latin Quarter

Another excellent Broadbeach restaurant, The Latin Quarter offers an infusion of the best European flavours with Australian inspiration. The modern Mediterranean menu features a wide range of dishes from seared scallops wrapped in prosciutto, with a cauliflower puree, atop chilled mint butter, to Moroccan Cigars; Moroccan-style beef mince with cheese, wrapped in eastern pastry and served with fresh lemon and mint yoghurt, Exceptional cuisine in a relaxed dining atmosphere.

Fusion Bowl

A family owned restaurant in Surfers Paradise, Fusion Bowl is a wonderful meeting of several different South East Asian cuisines. There are a total of 32 dishes on offer, allowing you to sample several different styles of cuisine in one sitting. With al fresco dining and friendly service, Fusion Bowl is a great taste of South East Asia and a very affordable dining experience.

Goa Indian Fusion

This Main Beach Indian restaurant is one out of the bag. Their dishes reflect the wide diversity of Indian cooking, with their main emphasis on introducing rarely seen recipes selected from the kitchens of the royal households of India. An example of their unique fusion style cooking is Lamb Shaan-e-Raan: boneless leg of lamb, marinated in rum, topped with frontier gravy and served with naan (traditional Indian flatbread). Another interesting dish is their Moreton Bay bugs infused with tomatoes, ginger, onion, curry leaves and mustard seeds and topped with coconut. Goa is a delightful fusion of Indian and Australian and well worth a visit.