With a total dedication to the sun, surf and a laid-back lifestyle, Noosa is a tribute to the good life.
It is a culinary mecca with a food style all of its own.
It's capital city slick blended sublimely with a vibrant relaxing verve.
Australia's premier tourist destination - Noosa, is on Queensland's Sunshine Coast and is an easy one and a half hour drive from Brisbane.
The main hub is the internationally famous Hastings Street.
It is parallel to the north-facing Main Beach and Laguna Bay and is glittered with a bevy of savvy boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and cafes.
Hedonism reigns supreme.
On Hastings Street, the classiest restaurant, with a mantra of only the best of everything, is undoubtedly, berardo's restaurant and bar.
Ex New Yorker James Berardo and ex Brisbanite, Greg O'Brien are the entrepreneurial restaurateurs who opened the doors in 1999.
The white decor, lush potted orchids, perfectly starched white canvas-covered chairs, taupe and white-striped cushions on the banquettes, suggest a refined tropical elegance.
The menu, details everything from entrees, mains and a seven course degustation, through to an extensive list of cocktails, spirits, beers and wines including many premium vintages.
Berardos Restaurant and Bar has won numerous awards including, The Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine “BEST REGIONAL RESTAURANT” of the YEAR 2005 for AUSTRALIA.