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Palm Beach Surf Club

$$ - $$$
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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117 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4221, Australia
+61 7 5534 2180
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Elanora, Australia
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an early dinner about 5pm all really hungry after a busy hot day at work! Sat out on the balcony wit a beautiful breeze fabulous outlook on the beach. Ordered garlic bread with parmesan cheese very yummy received quickly! and a big serve that calmed our appetite. Hubby had flathead and chips and salad, salad could have been... More 

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Thank Julie B
Brisbane, Australia
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Palm beach surf club is a lovely open club right on the beach overlooking beach activites. Caught up with friends & got a table on the deck, & close to the well stocked bar. Good menu with a number of well priced specials. Will definitely be back as a great location & a great experience.

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Thank 188petere
Ian W, Manager at Palm Beach Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi 188petere, Thank you for visiting our Club and taking the time to review us. We agree that it's a great place to catch up with friends and watch the world go by! All the best from us all. More 

Queensland, Australia
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip advisor reviews of the calamari main serving read extremely well. We received excellent service from all staff, however.... The calamari was just edible, floury, cooked under temperature and made us both feel nauseous. Salad was not fresh, or ingredients used were not fresh. Salad dressing tasted old and was not nice. Chips were not eaten, very unusual for... More 

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Thank KentRHarland
Ian W, Manager at Palm Beach Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi KentRHarland, Thank you for reviewing the Club. We are disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your meals. Our calamari is one of our most popular menu items and our salads are prepared from fresh ingredients every day. We hope you might try again one day. Best wishes from us all. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is very average. Would love them to pick up the game. With this location and a little more effort in the food, this club would be unbeatable.

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Thank Williams68
Ian W, Manager at Palm Beach Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi Williams68, Perhaps you could let us know where we are specifically letting you down? Our Club caters for a very broad range of tastes and budgets and it is our goal to satisfy all of our patrons all of the time. Best wishes from us all. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the salt and pepper calamari...was a huge serve ...tender calamari with chips and salad...couldn't finish it. Others had the fish of the day, the chicken parmigiana, steak burger and steak. Everyone's meals were on the large side. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Wine list could be improved .. A bit basic. Great outlook. Order and pay at the counter and... More 

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Thank SGDeane
Ian W, Manager at Palm Beach Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi SGDeane, Thank you for commenting about our Club. We will take your remark about our wine list on board, we do try to offer a good variety at various price points. 'All day dining' has proven very popular and it's great to receive feedback. All the best from us all. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looks newly renovated, service was right up there! For the price of the lunch special food is great. Hubby had the steak medium rare and they cooked it right. Kids calamari and chips was huge glad our two girls shared they could not finish it. I had the thai salad and was nice and fresh. We will come back again.

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Thank Belzy_B
Ian W, Manager at Palm Beach Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi Belzy_B, Thank you for taking the time to review our Club, we're glad you enjoyed your visit. All the best from our Team! More 

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst we were too late to get a balcony booking, we managed to get a nice table for 4 on the lower deck. The locals were busy in the locals public bar whilst the restaurant looked like it was ramping up for the night. We ordered two Chicken Parmies and two pizzas. The Parmies were beautiful and had fresh leg... More 

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Thank ChasMe
Ian W, Manager at Palm Beach Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi ChasMe, Thank you for reviewing our Club. We love our Chicken Parmies and we're glad you do too! It definitely pays to reserve a table, especially on the balcony. We hope to see you again, best wishes from us all. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best place with a view to the beach and ocean. Will not get any other place like this in Palm Beach. Service great during peak periods and staff on the ball.

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Thank Brownie2403
Ian W, Manager at Palm Beach Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi Brownie2403, Thank you for your comments about the Club. We agree, the view is pretty special. We've been booked solid over the holiday period and we love this time of year! Best wishes from us all. More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed a lovely lunch there today, we arrived unexpected and during their peak time, the service and food was great. The place looked clean and there was a energetic and vibrant atmosphere. Great place!

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Thank PAULINE M
Ian W, Manager at Palm Beach Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi Pauline, Thank you for taking the time to review our Club, we hope to see you again soon. Happy New Year and best wishes from us all. More 

Mackay
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a day trip to the Gold Coast and stopped for lunch at this surf club. If you are not a member of the club, you must produce a drivers licence or other acceptable means of ID. Unfortunately while we were registering, a person in a group of eight did not have ID, so the group left to... More 

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Thank Luvvyduck
Ian W, Manager at Palm Beach Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi Luvvyduck, Thank you for taking the time to review our Club. Similar to all licensed clubs in Queensland, there are entry rules that we are legally bound to follow. That said, we're glad you enjoyed your time with us enough to come back! Thanks again and best wishes from us all. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4221, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Palm Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5534 2180

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?