With the year in full swing, the reality of school drop offs, board meetings and deadlines has finally kicked in, so why not take a break and enjoy a long lunch at one of the many dining offerings in and around Robina?
Whether it’s an afternoon with your girlfriends, a weekend family trip out, a romantic afternoon with that special someone or a chance to impress your colleagues or clients, we’ve sourced the best local eateries for you!
Barbosa Fine Food Deli
From the moment you walk into Barbosa Fine Food Deli, you’ll want to spend all day tasting their scrumptious food with its colour-rich exterior it’s not only a treat for your tastebuds, but for your peepers too.
Founded by long-time cafe owner Jose Teixeira and his wife Rita, an established naturopath, the couple opened Barbosa with a vision to deliver fresh and delicious food that’s so good for you inside that you radiate outside.
You can indulge all afternoon long to satisfy your hunger – without the guilt! – while you add a touch of everyday adventure to your lunch experience.
Never fear if you cannot make it through all the delicious food, Barbosa offers take-away options, so you can take a little slice of locally-sourced heaven home with you for later.
Open seven days a week, from 8:30am to 5pm, and until 9pm, you can spoil yourself any day of the week.
Where: The Kitchens, Robina Town Centre, Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/barbosafinefood/
The Lake Brewhouse
This Varsity Lakes hotspot provides a pristine and relaxing environment to lunch all afternoon long – right on the waterfront.
The Lake Brewhouse is a restaurant and micro brewery, serving up southern American style food with a modern twist to tantalise your tastebuds with a refined take on the region’s cuisine.
You know you’re in good hands when visiting this family-friendly restaurant – owners and Canadian natives James and Julia Lee have 30 years experience in the industry, so they know their food!
With a showcase of unique share plates including southern fried squid and jalapeño poppers as well as amazing burgers paired with a glass of your favourite wine, you will be relaxing well into the afternoon sun.
This awesome addition to the local dining scene is open seven days a week, 7am until late so you can get your fix whenever you feel the need.
Where: 235 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lake-Brewhouse/1441516532533986
The Groove Train
Why not add a touch of grooviness to your next lunch at Robina Town Centre’s Groove Train with its own twist of modern flair teamed with industrial design.
With a flavour-loaded menu of modern Australian cuisine and a touch of Mediterranean influence, you will be spoilt for choice when choosing your meal.
Fitted with an authentic wood-fired pizza oven, you can sit back and relax all afternoon long and enjoy gourmet pizza with your pals within the laid-back Groove Train vibe.
No need to leave the kiddies at home as the restaurant offers a special menu just for the tiny tots with the warm and friendly staff more than happy to help with any of their special needs.
Whether it’s catching up with old friends, an afternoon with the girls or a family afternoon expedition, The Groove Train Robina is open seven days a week, 8am until late, so you can enjoy your lunch for as long as you like.
INSIDER HOT TIP: The Groove Train makes a tasty espresso martini – ask if they are on special, last time we were there they were $10.
Where: Robina Town Centre, 1011 Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina QLD
More central Gold Coast dining options to choose from
- We just luuuuuve The Wine Barrell – those arancini balls are mmmmmmmmmm….. good! Read our review here.
- Cocotte Dining, Robina – it may be a hidden gem, but this one’s worth discovering. Read our Cocotte review.
- Read our previous insideR article on a Robina Group lunch favourite, Jimmy Grants – exceptional European cuisine at The Kitchens.
- Read our previous insideR review on vegan fave Elixiba, also located at The Kitchens where you can also enjoy a spectacular herbal cocktail.
- Check out some of the other fab fare on offer at The Kitchens here.
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