49 Hastings Street, Noosa
Picture this: Cocktails arrive as the shadows grow tall over Noosa Beach while the sun slowly sets. Bistro C is the perfect spot for a sundowner and for slurping freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters and Calamari Tossed in Chilli, Lime and Coriander.
Nothing is too much trouble for the cheerful waiters, all part of the warm, family-friendly atmosphere at Bistro C. Open since 1992, and in the safe hands of restaurant veteran, Lorri Banks, Bistro C offers Noosa locals and tourists a bustling destination at any time of the day. Open for breakfast right through to dinner and cocktails (or mocktails for the younger ones), Bistro C is mere steps from the fine white sand and sparkling ocean.
Head Chef, Dayle Merlo, has been with Lorri and Bistro C from the beginning – a ringing endorsement of the quality and continued innovation at the venue. Passion, dedication, enthusiasm – Lorri expects nothing less from every one of her staff members. Locals return time and time again, drawn by the service and bustling, relaxed vibe. Bistro C has all bases covered - a place for the entire family, any time of the day.
If you’re dropping in for breakfast, what better to match the uninterrupted view of Noosa Beach than with one of the ever-changing pancake specials. The tasty toppings change daily but think along the lines of Vanilla with Banana-Mocha Fudge with a dollop of cream and crushed macadamias. The entire breakfast menu is always evolving and steers away from traditional fare with dishes like Spanner Crab and Egg Remoulade with shaved fennel, edamame beans, capers, pickled zucchini and micro herbs on sesame flatbread.
As the day rolls into lunch, try the popular Coconut Chicken Salad with snow pea tendrils, Asian herbs, shredded wombok, marinated tofu, cucumber, toasted cashews and nuoc cham dressing. When it comes to dinner, the seasonal entrées are always on point, with a number of mouth-watering main course options. If you enjoy sharing, try a pan of Fresh Local Seafood Spaghetti with mussels, prawns, scallops, calamari and snapper in a marinara sauce.
Bistro C’s Sommelier, Peter Spring, has developed an extensive wine list with new specials every week. The selection of Australian and imported choices includes some less common wines, for the more adventurous. Tequila, Malibu or Amaretto are likely to appear with fresh fruit, herbs and spices on the innovative and somewhat quirky cocktail menu, which changes regularly to keep things interesting. But some say that if you haven’t tried a Bistro C Espresso Martini, you haven’t truly experienced Bistro C. These exhilarating pick-me-ups range in flavour from choc chilli all the way to chai or even tiramisu. They’ll keep you going all night.
A Noosa icon frequented by almost as many people as the main beach itself, Bistro C is a true embodiment of this famous beachside getaway. Whether it be a quick morning coffee or a lengthy, celebratory dinner, a visit to Bistro C is always a treat.
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