Noosa Junction dining guide.

Noosa Junction dining guide.

Perfectly situated as Noosa Crest is, our guests have the enviable task of deciding on a meal by meal basis whether to eat in or head out. Down into Hastings St for high-end dining and spectacular beach views, or stay in and make use of the gourmet kitchen offered in our Noosa Crest apartments? And what about that third option, of an uber cool dining precinct just over the hill? It’s hard: we get it! Read on for a break down of just what’s on offer in the fast growing gourmet hotspot of the Noosa Junction.

As you make your way down the hill toward Sunshine Beach Rd, the first feather in the Noosa Junction cap is Bombetta. This Italian eatery is a stalwart of the Noosa dining scene, delivery consistently good food with slick service and an excellent happy hour (they also deliver!). Next in line is Asian-tiki fusion with a Byron Bay reputation: it’s Light Years Asian Diner. Here, the cocktails have punny names, the share plates are delicious and the décor is just outrageous enough to drag your attention away from the divine aromas wafting around.

If you find leopard prints, tiki vibes and neon signs are a little hard to stomach with your meal, head a few doors down to Somedays. Here, soothing dark woods, pared back furnishings and the simple pleasure of excellent pizza made with locally sourced produce and a lip-smacking wine list will soothe your hunger and satiate the palate.

Back on the Asian continent, Sushi Yah-Man is another locals’ favourite: this is honest-to-goodness Japanese food at its finest. There’s even a sushi train and a sunken dining area, as well as a good selection of sake. Be warned: Yah-Man is very popular. Get in early, get the takeaway menu or be prepared to wait.

Further down Sunshine Beach Rd is Noosa’s only gut health bar, Jungle and Co. The team here serve healthy and delicious meals during the day, as well as a large take home selection of juices and meals. Whatever your crop-dependent diet subscribes, they’ve got it! This is another locals’ favourite for a breakfast or lunch you don’t have to feel guilty about.

Right next door is Pucca, a gourmet Indian and gin bar. Here, the paneer is made on site, the menu comes with a glossary and the gin shelf is mesmerizingly long. Another slick enterprise, Pucca is Indian fine-dining at its best.

So, you’ve eaten. Time for a drink!

Cross the road and head into the Village Bicycle, where mixing with the locals and visitors in the Melbourne laneway-styled bar is always the start of a great night. Further along, Eddie Cheebas and Paradise Arcade vie to serve punters their favourite beverages in alfresco areas along Arcadia Lane.

We’ve only scratched the surface here, but Noosa Junction is definitely punching above its weight when it comes to dining options… and all within drooling distance of Noosa Crest!

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