A day of dog-friendly dining on the Gold Coast

Dog-Friendly Dining on the Gold Coast

Dogs are like part of our family, and we would love to take them everywhere with us. This, especially when eating out, can sometimes be easier said than done.


Luckily, the Gold Coast offers plenty of eatery options for pet lovers from breakfast to dinner. Dog-Friendly Dining on the Gold Coast is made easier with this guide, no matter if you are a tourist or a local!


Dog-Friendly Dining on the Gold Coast at ©BSKT Cafe

Breakfast: BSKT Café

Conveniently located between Lions Head Park and Nobby Beach, BSKT Café serves a wide range of organic Australian food for you and your pooch. Start the morning right with a run in the park and reward both of you with cooling iced coffee and a delicious pupachino. Soak up the sun in the generous outdoor area and watch your dog make friends with all the other customers and their pets, as humans aren’t the only ones who just can’t get enough of BSKT’s menu.


Dog- Friendly Dining on the Gold Coast at Alfred’s ©Pupsy

Lunch: Alfred’s Diner

After brekkie, head down to Nobby Beach, a popular spot for dog owners in the area. Enjoy a long morning of swimming and sunbathing with your four-legged friend, before walking about five minutes to Alfred’s Diner. This 60s-inspired restaurant serves burgers, burritos and co, while you can enjoy its retro atmosphere in a vibey courtyard that offers plenty of shade for you and your pooch.


Dog-Friendly Dining on the Gold Coast at Black Hops Brewery ©Pupsy

Beers: Black Hops Brewery

For all beer lovers, Black Hops Brewery in Burleigh Heads is the perfect place for a chill drink in the afternoon. Founded only in 2014, it has already established itself as one of the leading breweries in Queensland and beyond. From a regular Lager to unconventional brews like Cherry Pie Imperial Sour – Black Hops offers a wide range of the best beers on the Gold Coast. Book a table at one of the taprooms and bring your dog with you!


Dog-Friendly Dining on the Gold Coast at ©Mount Nathan Winery

Wines: Mount Nathan Winery

Not a fan of beer? No problem! If you still fancy a drink and, simultaneously, want to go on a little adventure with your dog, Mount Nathan Winery is the perfect destination. Located only 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast hinterland, this beautiful venue offers a family-friendly and peaceful atmosphere away from the city. Enjoy free wine-tasting, learn about the art of winemaking, and get a chance to feed the winery’s alpacas and sheep.


Dog-Friendly Dining on the Gold Coast at ©Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach

Dinner: Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach

Fine dining with dogs is made possible on the deck of Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach. Here, beautiful architecture meets delicious meals. The award-winning restaurant serves everything from seafood to steak and even offers a four-course chef’s selection of dishes to indulge in. Don’t forget to have a look at the drinks menu and choose from a huge selection of unique cocktails, beers, and wines to complement your dinner.

If you are interested in more dining options with your dog, click here for the Top 9 dog-friendly venues in Sydney.

Or, for a comprehensive guide to dog-friendly locations in Australia, click here.


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