The Blue Door on 5th offers a superb fine dining experience in a casual setting with exquisite food and service to match. We are a multi award winning restaurant being recently named the Best New Establishment on the Gold Coast at the Restaurant Industry Peer to Peer Awards and earning our first Chef’s Hat from the Australian Good Food Guide. – All in the first 10 months of being open.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us on our journey over the last year, our staff and most importantly our customers, many of who are now regulars and friends.


In a modest space of only 30 seats the intimate dining room allows guests to experience locally sourced, foraged and grown ingredients in a relaxed and carefully considered setting.

The Blue Door is all about creating an experience for it’s customers through its suppliers and team. In preparation for the menu owner and Head Chef Dylan Cashman spends a lot of time visiting suppliers and farms, in order to find the best produce the region has to offer.

Dylan has gained his experience from both local (Seans Panaroma, Cottage Point Inn) and international restaurants; he was most recently known as former head chef to the hatted FINS restaurant, Kingscliff. Under the guidance of executive chef and FINS owner Steven Snow, Dylan respectfully crafted local, fresh and sustainable sourced produce. Dylan aims to preserve the purity of the ingredients whilst adding complexity using skills he has gained through his years of cooking. Now, backed by his gifted sous-chef and friend Ariel Hameiri, the kitchen aims to cook for you with love and ambition on every beautifully crafted dish.

No dish is complete without a beverage; the menu is accompanied by a stellar wine and beverage list constructed with the help of our friend and wine guru Florent Elineau. The front of house team are set to provide educated, approachable and seamless service to their valued guests.

The team around the Head Chef is dedicated in creating a very special experience for all customers following Dylan’s belief that dining out should not just be eating but an experience to remember.

Let us guide you on a journey that is not only culinary inspiring but also connects to your community.