The Gold Coast's Southport restaurants are a diverse bunch
While the Gold Coast's Southport restaurants are certainly eclectic, the main trend is towards casual, upbeat eateries. There are tapas bars like Don Miguel's on Nerang Street where the emphasis is on the social experience of dining out, with small plates of savoury nibbles and sharing bowls of paella and stuffed sardines. Meanwhile places such as Latinoz on Ferry Road offer chorizo burgers, empanadas, bizcocho (Spanish cupcakes) and other South American comfort food. Alternatively, if you prefer eating to a reggae beat, try Shi Loh on Scarborough Street, which offers Jamaican jerk chicken and beef and dumpling soup steeped in Caribbean island spices.