Your Guide To The Wharf Mooloolaba | Gourmand & Gourmet

Cruise in for a night at The Wharf Mooloolaba

While nothing says ooh la la like cruising the Mooloolah River, feeding pelicans and spotting the Irwins (crikey, there’s Terri!), a visit to the Sunny Coast ain’t complete without giving The Wharf at Mooloolaba a wave.

Just like their name suggests, this dining precinct next door to Mooloolaba Beach is harbouring some delicious restaurants and tasty bars that are waiting to be explored!

Take the wheel and sail in for a night on The Wharf, readers – you are the captain now.

Sunset aperitifs at Il Vento

Marina + Marinara. What more could you need?

With a name that means ‘the wind,’ it’s no wonder Il Vento’s wood-fired pizzas and home-made pastas always blow us away. Attack with gusto a slice of their gorgeous La Campagnola before winding down with an Aperol spritz before heading to the next destination…

Small bites at Rice Boi

Looking like the perfect snack is Rice Boi, a pan-Asian restaurant and bar that can’t be beat. Make light wok of their izakaya-style homemade pork buns or local amberjack sashimi before enjoying a cheeky cocktail in the form of their sake-infused Long Island Iced Tea.

Anchor down at The Dock Mooloolaba

Stop, dock, and trawl your way through the menu of The Wharf’s newest restaurant and bar! Specialising in smoked meats and roasted perfection, we suggest going in for the big fish: their hefty chargrilled North Queensland sea-farmed barramundi, served with summer salad, lemon caper butter, and crunchy fries.

Be sweet on Ninth Street

Delicious burgs and dessert x nine? Sounds right up our street!

Start the night right (dessert before dinner anyone?) with a bite of their ‘smooth criminal’ – an ice-cream sanga filled with choc mint ice cream, brownie bits, and chocolate crumb. 

Just desserts at Fior di Latte

One dessert in and can’t button up your pants? Sorbet it.

Your night is not complete without a visit to this waterside gelateria! Pick up a scoop of their heavenly tiramisu gelato or make the most of the Easter season with their limited edition hot cross bun salt caramel combo.

Nightcap at Boston Shaker

Don’t let their 1920’s speakeasy vibes fool you – there’s no prohibition on delicious drinks and quality service at this riverside bar! Before you kip and call it a day, enjoy a nightcap in the form of their dreamy martinis…shaken, not stirred.

Bon voyage Mooloolaba  – we’ll sea ya later.

Words by Jacqueline Pon
- the gourmand who can’t wait to make this precinct her next port of call