Neon-lit signs and playful art, Light Years Asian Diner combines Asian-fusion fare with a seriously good drinks menu. The bountiful menu is designed to be shared, so if you’re a dining duo, we recommend you taste your way around at least five of their delicious dishes, but not before starting out with some dumplings. And although they have a comprehensive drinks menu, it’s the cocktails that will really get the night going.
1 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Heads
Kiki Bar & Eatery
A sleek fit-out with a tropical garden feel, this is one good looking bar and eatery that you’ll want to escape to. There are several areas to relax in, from the couches to the banquette seating to the bar stools. The cocktails are creative, and the spirits, beers and wine are flowing. They even have kombucha on tap. Plus, if you’re feeling a bit peckish, the menu is Asian fusion.
51 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore
A bright and breezy casual dining restaurant at Mooloolaba Marina, Pier 33 oozes summer vibes. Inside, the interiors are fresh with coastal hues of navy and white with relaxing couches and dining tables to linger around. But outside is really where it’s at. Spread out on the lush lawn or at one of the many outdoor tables while you take in the coastal surrounds. Dine on fresh seafood and order a delightful cocktail from the panoramic island bar.
33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
Miss Moneypenny’s is exactly what you’d expect from a stylish beachside bar. Laid-back bamboo chairs, ambient lighting and an easy-on-the-eye palette. Perfectly plated Mediterranean-inspired dishes flow freely, while the drinks menu is extensive, with an entire section dedicated purely to Champagne cocktails. Be sure to check out their renowned bottomless brunch and their cocktail classes go down a real treat.
6 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads