- Value for money
Not much beats alfresco dining except, perhaps, if you’re right near the beach. Koi Dining & Lounge Bar is in Broadbeach, Queensland, to be exact, and the views are only the start of what’s right with this venue. This bustling Gold Coast destination opens early and shuts late, seeing you through from breakfast to post-dinner cocktails. The bar is sleek and strategically lit, the wood dark and the outdoor seating area has plenty of tables, which increases the chance of you being able to dine with oceanside views. Come evening, the music is blasting and the crowd is partying – Koi is especially famous for its Sunday sessions – so big parties or groups of people looking to have a good time flock here. Food ranges from grilled halloumi and Spanish croquettes to sashimi and pork belly – there’s definitely a wide range of choices, many of which are Australian favourites. Tempting poke bowls are up for grabs, burgers are served until 4pm and grilled steaks and pasta dishes are as popular as each other. All the more to line your stomach with before the sun sets.