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Review of Oskars on Burleigh - CLOSED

Oskars on Burleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Oskars has been a highly respected name in dining on the Gold Coast for 33 years. Oskars, since opening in its Burleigh Heads location in 1997, has earned a reputation for it's cuisine and service that has been recognised with multiple American Express Gold Plates including two Hall of Fame Awards, Restaurant and Catering Industry Awards for Best Seafood, Informal Dining, and recently in the Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine List Awards. Innovative cuisine, award winning excellence, a relaxed modern ambience and views without equal. That's Oskars on Burleigh. Owner Kieran Daly invites and welcomes you to this unique and relaxing dining experience. Open 7 days. Lunch & dinner. Reservations recommended.
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Last dined here in 2015 when our experience then was less than enjoyable. As a guest we returned for Sunday lunch recently.
Firstly the view remains extraordinary on a fine day which it was. All dishes served at our table were delicious and tasty. Meals are well-plated and all ingredients are fresh. Servings are not overly generous.
The meals we all enjoyed included the pasta with crab (especially scrumptious), oysters, scallops, grilled barramundi, pork belly, lamb, wagyu steak and bugs.
Servings of vegetables were also ordered.
One could not fault the meals one iota however, and here we come to my bugbear -- the cost of the food. With entrees around $27 each and mains $48 each are these prices considered reasonable and fair - incidentally drinks are also fairly well marked-up. Oysters at $27 for half a dozen and two bugs at $56 is way past reasonable. Prices generally are up there with those charged in major capital cities of the world.
Yes I understand the view is terrific and rent is probably high but one would only consider eating here on exceptionally special occasions. As a local this is definately not your regular eatery.
Staff were excellent and were thoroughly professional and helpful.
Would I go again? Probably as a guest!

Thank Bruce S
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Kieran and Mela... D, Manager at Oskars on Burleigh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hi Bruce,

Thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated.
It's wonderful to read you had excellent service and you enjoyed all of your meals (the crab pasta is my personal favourite!), and our view certainly is spectacular.

With regards to pricing, we certainly take this in to consideration. Please note we are in the same price range of other fine dining establishments of the area, however, whilst on the topic of Oysters, the prices have risen due to POMS (Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome) directly effecting our supply, and as we obtain our oysters from reliable sources who guarantee the highest quality, we unfortunately have to adjust our prices to reflect this.

I hope this helps clarify and we hope to welcome you back for a special occasion soon!

Kindly,
Oskars Team

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

No wonder this awesome dining place rocks - ‍Glen, my flawless previous boss, is running the OSKARS terrifically! Thank you very much because your leadership has been my inspiration each day. The food and drinks are extremely scrumptious and satisfying Glad to see you and Nate And Thank you and all staff for being accommodating to us and my friend’s wedding. Beautiful atmosphere I recommend to all!

Thank Marie Anthonett... P
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Kieran and Mela... D, Manager at Oskars on Burleigh, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Hello,

What a fantastic review!

Thank you very much, we're glad you enjoyed your dining experience for your friends wedding.
We will certainly pass on your praise to Glenn, Nate and the rest of the team, and we hope to see you again soon.

Kindly,
Oskars Team

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

First and last time for this restaurant . Very odd combinations of presentation of main course dishes . My wife had to ask when it came , Was that my dish I ordered ? . Was ordered as pasta , came as a few black sheets of " something " covered in lettuce leaves . First starters of natural oysters was OK , but at $ 50 - a dozen they would need to be good .

Thank 271roym
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Kieran and Mela... D, Manager at Oskars on Burleigh, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Hello,

Thank you for your review and feedback, it is much appreciated.

With regards to the oysters and their current price, unfortunately the prices have risen due to POMS (Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome), directly effecting our supply and as we obtain our oysters from reliable sources who guarantee the highest quality, we unfortunately have to adjust our prices to reflect the current shortage.

Thank you again,
Oskars Team

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Last week our Son and Daughter-in-law chose Oskars as the venue for their wedding ceremony and reception. What a great choice! Nikki, the events manager, was so helpful; working with them to organise a simple, yet beautiful, fairytale setting for their ceremony on the balcony. With the ocean for a backdrop and views across the beach to the lights of Surfers in the distance, it was a picturesque location for such a special event. The lanterns, fairy lights and wedding arch were all that was needed to add to this romantic and beachy atmosphere. As the sun set painting colours on the water and the party started, the drinks and scrumptious canapés flowed to keep everyone satisfied and in good cheer! There was plenty of room on the balcony for dancing, a lounge at the bar for kicking back and a few randomly placed tables and chairs to keep our guests comfortable throughout the night. The whole team at Oskars were very friendly and eager to please and we would recommend this venue for any party event - good value and perfect location! The Bride & Groom were so thrilled with the whole experience at Oskars, saying, "it exceeded our expectations!"

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Thank NauticalWeavers
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Kieran and Mela... D, Manager at Oskars on Burleigh, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Hi Kerrie,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, it is very much appreciated.

Dan & Candice were such a pleasure to deal with throughout the lead up to their special day and on the wedding itself, such wonderful people.

It's so nice to read that you enjoyed all aspects of the evening.
Hopefully we can welcome you back sometime soon for a lovely dinner.

Kindly,
Nikki Russell
Event Manager

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Wow we enjoy our experience here . Food was awesome . We found the staff a treat to deal with . Make us feel welcome as soon as we got there . The waiter was so friendly and happy . It’s really hard to find great service and food in one place . Will definitely be back .
From Perth travelers. We will give you 10/10 all round .
Frank and Julie .

Thank Julie S
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Kieran and Mela... D, Manager at Oskars on Burleigh, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Hi Frank & Julie,

What a lovely review, thank you so much.
We will ensure we let the Chef and waitstaff know they are doing a 10/10 job!

Do come back and visit us on your next holiday to the GC.

Kindly,
Oskars Team

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