Expatriate New Yorker Jim Berardo came to Noosa to retire, but he ended up with two restaurants and a kiosk. Berardo's Bistro, the more casual of the restaurants, has a prime location right on Noosa's beach, and attracts a constant stream of customers. Quirky fish sculptures line the walls; handblown chartreuse carafes are on every table. The menu lists fresh juices, cocktails, Berardo's Wagyu Burger (at lunch), and light meals that focus on seafood: have the fish of the
day with a garnish of your choice; or linguine with prawns, scallops, mussels, chili, parsley, and garlic. There's also a gourmet deli bar with takeout options.