The Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise will welcome a new beachfront dining hotspot as shopping destination, Paradise Centre unveils eight dining offerings, part of a $40 million redevelopment.

Set to open on 9 September 2022, the dining precinct will bring casual dining to Surfers Paradise, housing Queensland’s first iteration of gourmet burger franchise, Wahlburgers, tex-mex restaurant, El Camino Cantino and American favourite, TGI Fridays. Locals can also look forward to Gelato Messina, Nahm Talay Thai, Hero Sushi, Enzo’s Cucina and La Playa.

Paradise Centre will also expand its retail offering, unveiling the newly refurbished Eastern Mall as part of the redevelopment. Shoppers are invited to explore new clothing stores including Baku Swimwear, Rip Curl, Stateside Sports and Dastaan Barber, which join recently launched Surf Dive N’ Ski and Vans.

Challenger head of retail, Adam McKean said Paradise Centre’s re-development has been long awaited and is ready to change the face of outdoor dining in Surfers Paradise.

“We’re so excited to welcome a new range of delicious dining options and a stunning new exterior with beachfront views to the iconic Paradise Centre location so many locals and holidaymakers already know and love,” McKean said.

“With eight new dining retailers, this redevelopment will breathe new life into Surfers Paradise, providing the perfect place for diners to immerse themselves in world-class views and enjoy the delicious flavours of the world in style.

“Our redevelopment will elevate Paradise Centre’s offering with the addition of a broad range of dining options that cater to those looking for a casual beachside bite, a long lunch with seaside views or a gourmet dinner with friends.”

Destination Gold Coast CEO, Patricia O’Callaghansaid the wave of new tourism investment being seen across the city continues to elevate Gold Coast’s credentials as a must-visit destination.

“Located only steps away from Surfers Paradise beach, this new precinct offers families and couples a diverse mix of outdoor dining options with unparalleled views just in time for summer. With a number of new hotel openings, personalised experiences and a plethora of dining options on offer, we’re seeing the Gold Coast cement its status as Australia’s favourite holiday playground,” she said.