The epitome of a hidden gem, Embassy XO is tucked away upstairs in the Sunshine Beach shopping strip. The décor could be described as Asian fusion with a touch of Queensland sunshine – but it doesn’t matter what it looks like: you are here for the food. In chef Seungjoo Kim’s ever-changing menu, flavour and texture hit the plate and palate in all the right places. There’s no doubt this place is a real find: a return visit is almost assured – perhaps for yum cha, served every Friday to Sunday. The XO lounge bar, which opens up to a small balcony, has an impressive wine list and great cocktail menu.
Corner Duke and Bryan streets, Sunshine Beach +61 7 5455 4460