Gusto Riverfront Restaurant
257 Gympie Terrace
Noosaville Qld 4566
              P.  07 5449 7144

Press

  • "There's seriously good food to be had here and simplicity is at the heart of its appeal, Snack on pide or bruschetta to start.Sweet roasted cherry tomatoes paired with tangy Woodside goat's curd on charred sourdough is as good as bruschetta gets.
    Prawns from down the road in Mooloolaba are lovingly tucked inside ravioli, served with ribbons of confit leek a beautifully balanced lemon beurre blanc.
    A spring chicken main is generous in the extreme – a barbecued half–bird on a bed of wilted spinach, flanked by three cauliflower & cheese croquettes. "
    • Australian Gourmet Traveller
      Restaurant Review 2015
  • "Food that is innovative yet deceptively simple explains the longevity of Gusto on Noosaville's cut throat dining strip. Owner/ chef Nathan Hall's cuttlefish salad with Persian fetta,olives, red onion and rocket presents a well honed essay in flavour and lightness. Ditto his broad bean, fennel and feta tart with pear and green leaf salad and the Mooloolaba prawn and garlic ravioli with leek confit and lemon buerre blanc. It's all good stuff, aided and abetted by an affordable and thoughtfully assembled wine list,well matched to the dishes on offer and the gorgeous riverside setting , especially if your seated on the terrace with views beyond trendy Gympie Terrace to sailboats on the Noosa River. Wait-staff are swift,unobtrusive and considerate and the entire experience is pleasantly leisurely. After a decade, Gusto is still getting it right."
    • Australian Gourmet Traveller 2010 Restaurant Guide
  • "Gusto trumps Noosa's classy competition with effortless style, superior service and breezy water-views. The Mod Oz menu offers Hervey Bay scallops, opulent bangers and mash, Mooloolaba prawns or melt-in-your mouth cuttlefish, all marinated, cooked and served with passion."
    • Lonely Planet - Australia Guide
  • "On the alternative strip to Hastings Street, this long, thin establishment across the road from the river is a favourite with locals and tourists alike. Chef Nathan Hall creates good, simple food that's big on flavour."
    • Gourmet Traveller 2009 Australian Restaurant Guide
  • "Eight years here for the owners amounts to solid experience, and it shows in food that is dependably good time and again. Seafood and local produce feature on the menu and families are accommodated with a better-than usual children's menu."
    • Courier Mail food and wine guide Queensland 2008
  • "The name is apt: you'll find it difficult to approach the dishes here with anything less."
    • Gourmet Traveller 2008 Australian Restaurant Guide
  • "Chef Nathan Hall brings 17 years' experience spanning London, Melbourne and Brisbane, to this restaurant with its alfresco dining overlooking the river."
    • Brisbane News Dining Out Guide 2007
  • "Gusto caters to the laid-back holiday and weekend crowd who amble along Gympie Terrace in search of something fresh and healthy. By day, the menu is simplified but offers everything from an overflowing BLT; steamed new-season asparagus served with chopped egg, capers and parmesan; roasted beet, pear and walnut salad or pistachio-crusted sardines to fresh Moreton Bay bugs in spaghetti finished with chilli, onion and garlic."
    • Gourmet Traveller 2007 Australian Restaurant Guide
  • "Positioned to make the most of the breezes from its slightly elevated position overlooking the Noosa River, this casual eatery has long been a favourite with locals and tourists alike."
    • Courier-Mail Goodlife Restaurant Guide 2006
  • "Scottish lass Kay Callander does a brilliant job of ensuring diners are well looked after at the casual, yet classy, restaurant she runs with her talented chef-husband Nathan Hall."
    • Brisbane News Eating Out Guide 2006
  • "The casual atmosphere, simple food using the best local ingredients and excellent service are perfect for a holiday dining experience on the Sunshine Coast. But they're given a run for their money by a view that's hard to beat."
    • Courier-Mail Goodlife Restaurant Guide 05
  • "Tables rarely stay empty for long...This casual venue serves the kind of fresh, simple fare that's just right for lazy holiday meals eaten with gaze turned to the water...simply presented and full of honest flavour."
    • Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide Australia 2004
  • "Terrific value for money with a light Mediterranean/Italian hand."
    • The Age, Epicure, Escape, John Lethlean, 13/5/03