I’ve been so fortunate enough to visit Noosa a multitude of times to visit my beautiful friend who calls the sunny city home. Located just over 100km north of Brisbane in Queensland, Noosa is a glorious location for a relaxed weekend away for Sydneysiders like me. Noosa like most of Queensland is well known for its beautiful sunny temperament and laid back lifestyle. I started off this recap with some snaps of Noosa’s beautiful sunset over Noosa’s main beach. I’m not much of a landscape photographer but this sunset was too beautiful not to try and capture.
Backtracking in time it’s no surprise that a trip to Noosa would include a visit to the beach. It’s a littly chilly during winter but still warm enough for a quick dip or better yet you can hike through Noosa National Park. After lounging around the sun I’d recommend a visit to the Noosa Surf Club to enjoy lunch while watching the waves roll in.
Seafood is pretty pivotal to the Australian lifestyle and most definitely a fixture at any Australian beach. The basket here was plentiful which will leave no man hungry.
There’s a selection of Thai salads on offer which I’m told are quite popular and gloriously delicious. Serving sizes are very generous so well worth the money.
I couldn’t resist the allure of sand crab lasagne which was a fabulous choice. Lasagne is often heavy to eat which is part of its charm but the use of crab and a super creamy sauce made the overall dish a little lighter and easier to palate in the scorching sun.
Hastings St is definitely abuzz with activity during the day but it definitely quiets down during the night. It’s nice to stroll along the beach promenade or Hastings St itself at night to relax and soak up some serenity.
Noosa’s home to some great restaurants and if you’re looking for something a little bit nicer and quite central I’d look into Bisto C on Hastings St.
Bistro C’s eye fillet was pretty fabulous. All you need in a steak with well thought out classic additions, my favourite being the mellow spinach gorgonzola creme.
Pork belly is an Australian favourite and while not my personal favourite protein it’s always a favourite among friends. Sometimes pork belly can be a little dry so the richly flavoured polenta, balsamic baby onions and sweet quince were the perfect accompaniment.
Similar to the aforementioned eye fillet the beef tornadoes were perfectly cooked and overall a well thought out dish mixing classic flavours with a more refined modern twist. I really liked that they omitted potatoes in favour of a unique cauliflower and celeriac puree. It was a bit thicker in texture and consistency than what I always imagine a puree to mean but by no means did that detract from the dish.
If you’re looking for a nice night out in Noosa for dinner I’d definitely recommend a visit to Bistro C. It’s right on the beach so a great view is in order.
Unfortunately I’m sad to report that good coffee has not made its way to Noosa. My Noosavillian friend has affirmed this sad reality but it’s slowly getting there. Maybe I should move up there and start up a kickass cafe serving Sydney standard coffee?
As everyone know poached eggs are my favourite. The poached eggs were cooked well however the avocado was a bit too firm.
A pretty simply big brekky was on offer and while nothing outstanding it’s quintessentially Australian.
I know domestic travel in Australia can cost an arm and a leg but honestly and truly sometimes there’s no place like home. We’re so lucky to have stunning beaches at our doorstop so I’d highly recommend a getaway to Noosa at least once in your life.
Noosa Surf Club
69 Hastings St
Noosa Heads QLD 4567
49 Hastings St
Noosa Heads QLD 4567
197 Gympie Terrace
Noosaville QLD 4566