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Bazaar Restaurant, QT Gold Coast
Bazaar Restaurant, QT Gold Coast

The Gold Coast’s Best Buffet Just Got Even Better

I love a good buffet, I always have. Maybe it’s from those trips to Miss Maud’s with my grandparents, maybe it’s a throwback to school dinners during my brief stint in the UK. Wherever it’s from, it’s been a lifelong love affair. So, when I found Bazaar Restaurant at the QT Gold Coast, I was in nirvana. It’s hands down the best buffet on the Gold Coast.

As is the story with many restaurants around the world, it’s been closed for a good part of this year. But it’s back and, from everything I’ve heard, it’s going to be better than ever.

Bazaar Restaurant, QT Gold Coast. Supplied.
Flavours of Asia at Bazaar Restaurant, QT Gold Coast. Supplied.

After a six-month hiatus, Bazaar will reopen ‘with a twist’ on November 12. More than just a humble buffet restaurant, Bazaar is now described as an interactive marketplace.

That means the various stations – think freshly shucked oysters, deliciously fluffy bao buns or slow-cooked meats – are now manned by chefs you can chat to about the dishes, the origins of the ingredients, or perhaps get a few pointers on how to plate it.

Bazaar Restaurant, QT Gold Coast. Supplied.
The seafood station at Bazaar Restaurant, QT Gold Coast. Supplied.

The new menu embraces global flavours and street food pleasures, with a roster of foodie experiences inspired by Middle Eastern souks, Asian food markets, and Latin American bodegas. Don’t fret though – many old favourites from the previous menu remain.

The things I’ve enjoyed most about Bazaar in the past were the variety, the quality, and the presentation. It feels like a restaurant that would survive and thrive as a standalone venue, not just one that’s tacked onto the side of a hotel. It goes without saying my stomach is rumbling in anticipation.

Bazaar will reopen November 12 for dinner from 5:30pm to 10pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Breakfast will relaunch from November 13 between 6:30am and 10:30am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays too.

For more info visit qthotels.com/gold-coast/eat-drink/

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.