Coolangatta restaurant is simply best

THE food and service is so good at one of Coolangatta's restaurants that its patrons have voted overwhelmingly to give it a gong for Best Restaurant.

Diners of Cooli Steak and Seafood have voted it the best in the Coolangatta tourism belt for 2009.

The Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce business award was presented to Cooli Steak and Seafood manager Gail Weber at a gala dinner presentation at the Currumbin RSL.

“We were excited to be in the top three and didn't expect the win,” said Ms Weber, after guests nominated the restaurant for having the best steak in town, exceptional service and ambience.

“It's huge, since we've only been open since December last year. I was shocked when they announced we were the winners, but am very proud of the team. Our chefs are young, so it is a huge achievement for them.”

Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce president Gail O'Neill said the restaurant had won due to a large public response in nominations.

“Cooli Steak and Seafood received eight to 10 nominations. Usually businesses only receive two to three,” she said. “I have actually been there myself and the service and atmosphere is excellent. They obviously have lots of happy customers.”

Runners-up for the award were Cazzy's Restaurant in Coolangatta and Alleys at Currumbin RSL.

The Business and Courtesy Awards have been running for 18 years. Nomination forms are sent to businesses, chamber of commerce members and residents from Currumbin Creek to Rainbow Bay areas.

The nominations are collected by the chamber of commerce throughout the year, then narrowed down to five finalists and judged by a member from the hospitality and services industry.



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