The Isle of Palms Resort is situated in the tropical island cove of Pine Lake Elanora on the Gold Coast. The accommodation, which consists of a range of fully self-contained townhouses and villas 3 kilometres from Palm Beach, offers absolute tranquillity. Isle of Palms is the best option if you want the ultimate home away from home.
Aside from total relaxation, the resort is also close to natural attractions the locals love, such as Currumbin Creek, Palm Beach Parklands, and the Burleigh Head National Park. These are ideal for nature lovers, bushwalkers, and picnickers. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, which offers live presentations and up-close animal encounters, is another fantastic nearby attraction for the kids.
We are also very close to many great cafes and restaurants for foodies or families exploring the local dining scene. Here are our five must visit restaurants near Isle of Palms for you to enjoy;
The Scottish Prince
The team behind The Cambus Wallace, one of Gold Coast’s oldest and most renowned cocktail bars, opened a whisky bar in 2017. The Scottish Prince, named after the whisky shipwreck of the same name, is a restaurant and whisky bar that pays homage to a bygone era.
The Scottish Prince adheres to the theme when it comes to the interior. Prepare to slip through the large wooden door hidden down the lane and enjoy a rustic, homely meal or a sip from one of the 450 whiskies available. Yes, one of Palm Beach’s best restaurants has an incredible bar stocked with hundreds of whiskies from around the world. The Scottish Prince also has a delectable cocktail menu.
In addition to drinks, The Scottish Prince offers traditional British pub fare with a Gold Coast twist. Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options are available. Though it’s a restaurant and whisky bar, you can bring the whole family here because they have a healthy kids menu that is reasonably priced.
Frida Sol is open daily for dinner and on weekends for lunch if you’re craving Mexican food. Frida Sol pays homage to the legend herself, Frida Kahlo, and exudes a delectably sultry vibe. The modern Mexican bar & taqueria is a sensory overload of textures, traditional Mexican decor, and Frida Kahlo memorabilia. Frida Sol will undoubtedly become your favourite place if you enjoy all things, Mexican.
Frida Sol’s menu is designed to tickle your taste buds in the best way possible. They take a modern and fresh approach to Mexican cuisine. To name a few, you should try their La Frida Quesadillas, Chimichangas, Charred Cauliflower Ensalada, and Chorizo Croquettes. They also serve Burrito Bowls and tacos on a 6″ flour tortilla, corn tortilla, or lettuce leaf.
All of their meat and poultry is local, free-range, hormone and antibiotic-free, and fresh seafood is sourced locally and wild-caught whenever possible. Finally, their food is prepared with moderate spice levels to accommodate all palates unless otherwise specified.
Las Palmas Bar & Restaurant
How about some Latin American cuisine? Las Palmas Bar & Restaurant serves flavours from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, and other countries. Dayron Concepcion, the executive chef, designed Las Palmas Bar & Restaurant’s menu to be shared with friends and family. It allows their customers to try a wide variety of their dishes. Another thing is the simplicity of their menu, making it easy for the diner to choose – From the Sea, From the Land, From the Earth and The Sweet Stuff.
When it comes to drinks, Jeff Meeker (Standard Hotel, NYC) brings an innovative and fresh approach to the cocktail menu, always putting the customer first. Try Palmas Bar & Restaurant The Buck Stops Here made of Peychaud’s, ginger, orgeat, lemon, dark rum and Jagermeister. How about some Bittersweet Symphony? It has pear, anise, lemon, gin, elderflower liqueur, pisco, and Davidson plum.
All of this can be enjoyed in the open and airy venue of the bar and restaurant, which overlooks beautiful Palm Beach and allows summer and ocean breezes to flow through.
Wildernis Cafe & Bar
Wildernis Cafe & Bar was founded by two friends to create a venue space unlike any other on the Gold Coast. From a full bar, cafe, and dining area to your private function rooms, Wildernis Cafe & Bar has you covered.
The cafe & bar serves modern-inspired dishes for breakfast and lunch daily. Breakfast options include Blackforest Pancakes, Breakfast Burgers, and Wildernis Acai Bowls. You can choose among their Buddha Bowl, Korean Chicken Bao, Salmon Bowl, and more for a delicious lunch.
They also have some Wildernis Brews with delicious caramel, dark chocolate, and hazelnut notes. This blend has a full body and a well-balanced finish. So drop by Wildernis Cafe & Bar and relax with a cup of coffee in the morning or afternoon and soak in the ocean vibes. Yes, Wildernis Cafe & Bar is in the ideal location.
D.Y.O. Sushi and Noodle
D.Y.O. stands for design your own. Yes, you can create your sushi at D.Y.O. Sushi and Noodle. The casual Japanese restaurant serves Baby Rolls, Sushi Rolls, Sashimi, Nigiri, Rice Bowls, Ramen, Yakisoba, Udon Noodle in Soup, and Japanese ice cream. They even have party platters that you can take home with you.
Also available is the D.Y.O. Sushi Roll. Hand roll sushi is unique in that you can use your favourite fillings or experiment to find the perfect combination. The first step is to select one primary fill, which can be Teriyaki Chicken, Fresh Salmon, Cooked Tuna, Unagi, or Wagyu Beef, to name a few options. The second step is to add one extra filling like avocado, cucumber, carrot, egg omelette, seaweed salad and more. Last is to choose if you want to add Mayonnaise, Wasabi Mayo, Sesame Seeds, etc.
D.Y.O. Sushi and Noodle is open daily at 10 a.m. for takeout or dine-in.
Your taste buds tingling? Make your reservation at the Isle of Palms Resort now so you can experience these delicious dining options which are just a short drive from the resort. Check out the Isle of Palms accommodation website for special offers and book direct!