Entertaining locals and visitors since 1984, The Avenue in Surfers Paradise is obviously doing it right. With so many places coming and going, this restaurant, bar and music venue remains a popular attraction.
The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, and has quite an extensive menu that will please most tastes. It includes vegetarian options, a kids menu and it must be said that the chicken parmigiana has become quite a favourite.
Prices are reasonable for the area. You may be able to get a “two for the price of one” meal deal via their Facebook page.
There is a good selection of Australian and international beers, a mainly domestic wine-list plus a range of cocktails.
In the evenings there is live music seven days a week, which can range from smaller acoustic acts to full bands. After the live music, DJs will play popular dance tracks. Although the venue attracts it’s fair share of the younger crowd, it also caters to those a bit older: if you feel a little out of place among the 18 – 20 year old party-goers at other places in town, you might prefer it here.
All in all, it’s an enjoyable place to go: good quality food and music that’s not too edgy, plus a pretty relaxed and easy-going atmosphere.
The Avenue Restaurant and Saloon is located at 4 Orchid Avenue in Surfers Paradise. Telephone (07) 5592 1678