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Clifford's Grill & Lounge- voco Hotel Gold Coast, Gold Coast, AU-QLD

Clifford's Grill & Lounge- voco Hotel Gold Coast

4.4
4.4
31 Reviews
$40 and under
Grill

CLIFFORD’S GRILL & LOUNGE – a sophisticated bar and restaurant, with an industrial retro-chic feel. Fuelled by the naked flame of the ten-burner grill, Clifford’s menu offers a modern twist on traditional shared dining, from succulent steaks to smoky share plates, using only the best local produce.

For an experience you won’t forget, treat yourself to the venue’s famous melt-in-your-mouth 1kg T-bone steak, served with shared sides, or, indulge in its famous slow-cooked lamb shoulder for two, served with homemade salsa verde. Whatever you decide, Clifford’s professional and personable service which is based around approachability, warmth and attention to detail ensures every dining experience is unique and memorable for the guest.

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Area

    Surfers Paradise

  • Parking Details

    Limited hotel parking, side street parking is next best option.

  • Public Transit

    G Link stop: Surfers Paradise- located at front doors of the venue.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Tapas

  • Pacific Plate Oysters$17.00

    Freshly shucked, lemon, vinaigrette or our own hot sauce

    • Seared Clearwater Scallops$19.00

      Pea puree, mild prawn sambal, sticky braised pork belly, fresh ginger, basil

      • Seared Bigeye Tuna$19.00

        Wilted fennel and rocket salad, toasted nuts and seeds, yoghurt dressing

        • Salada$16.00

          Roasted baby beets, asparagus, goat's curd, cacao orange crumble, leaves

          • Seared, Rare Wagyu Beef (7+) 80gm$27.00

            Sliced thin with crispy garlic, scallions, infused organic soya, crispy chili threads

            • Jumbo King Prawns$27.00

              Char-grilled Mooloolaba king prawns, garlic cream sauce, toasted sourdough baguette, lemon

              • Warm Calamari Salad$17.00

                Crispy calamari, grilled chorizo, preserved lemon, peppercress, olive oil and sea salt

                • Proscuitto di San Daniele$18.00

                  Sliced to order, served with charred sourdough crostini, goat's curd and pickled baby figs, sage

                  Something Larger

                  • Charred Kingfish Fillet$38.00

                    Grilled small vegetables, dry gremolata, charred lemon, potato aioli

                    • Char-Grilled Half Free Range Chicken$36.00

                      Spiced Memphis dry rub, house-made BBQ sauce, American slaw, grilled corn, crispy onion rings

                      • Banglow Pork Scotch Fillet$34.00

                        Soft parmesan polenta, wilted fennel and apple salad, pancetta crisps and cranberry jus

                        • Grain-Fed Rib Eye (400gm)$59.00

                          On the bone, signature peppercorn sauce, crispy potato rosti, broccolini, blistered cherry tomatoes

                          • Premium Grass-Fed Sirloin (250gm)$39.00

                            Grilled baby vegetables, potato aioli, café de Paris butter, house jus

                            • House-Made Potato Gnocchi$31.00

                              Pan-seared, roasted pumpkin, baby spinach, pine nuts, pesto, buffalo mozzarella, parmesan

                              Signature Sharing

                              • Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder$79.00

                                Started yesterday, pull apart today served with salsa verde, lamb jus, sea salt

                                • Char-Grilled 1kg T-Bone Steak$89.00

                                  Sliced off the bone, three dipping sauces, side of house, truffled mash and specialty salada

                                  • Char-Grilled Whole Free Range Chicken$79.00

                                    Spiced Memphis dry rub, house-made BBQ sauce, American slaw, grilled corn, crispy onion rings

                                    Tasting Experience

                                    $88

                                    • Three Hour Slow Braised Pork Belly

                                      sweet Bali manis, fresh basil, crispy shallots

                                      • Free-Range Buffalo Wings

                                        sticky New York spices, house ranch dipping sauce

                                        • Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid

                                          roasted garlic mayo, fresh lime

                                          • Sicilian Arancini

                                            panko breaded, pumpkin and buffalo mozzarella, truffle and rosemary mayo

                                            • Six Hour Slow Braised Beef Cheek

                                              lemon, capers, grilled crostini, roasted garlic skordallia

                                              A Little Extra

                                              $9 ea

                                              • Garlic Baked Ciabatta

                                                cherry tomato salsa, olive oil

                                                • Clifford's House Mash

                                                  with truffle tapenade and rosemary

                                                  • Charred Broccolini

                                                    with sesame dressing

                                                    • Organic Greens of Rocket and Spinach

                                                      baby beets, quinoa, nuts, seeds, balsamic reduction

                                                      • Seasoned Fries

                                                        with aioli

                                                        • Zucchini Fries

                                                          with lemon and aioli

                                                          • American Slaw, Craisons, Lemon and Olive Oil

                                                            • Grilled Corn

                                                              with sambal

                                                              Last updated: 8 March 2022

                                                              What 31 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                              4.4
                                                              4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                              • 4.5Food
                                                              • 4.3Service
                                                              • 4.3Ambience
                                                              • 4.3Value

                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                              1. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Brisbane

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                My partner and I visited Cliffords for his birthday last night, and the food was amazing, the staff were really lovely and even took a drink each off our bill because they were understaffed. Thank you

                                                              2. MG

                                                                MargieG

                                                                New South Wales

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We shared the tasting experience and would highly recommend with a few of the sides. The food was delicious.

                                                              3. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                10th anniversary

                                                              4. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Gloucestershire

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Good was delicious and exceptional quality. I had one of the best steaks ever. My wife had the fish and starters. Truly delicious gourmet food and the portion sizes were generous too. Service was great too and recommended us the perfect dishes. Highly recommend for sure!

                                                              5. J

                                                                Jarrod

                                                                Melbourne

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 14 April 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Best streak of my life!

                                                              6. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Mexico City

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                1.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 8 April 2022

                                                                overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                                The one waitress named Ann was overwhelmed with work. She is absolutely amazing but there was not enough staff. The poor lady was actually running to try and help everyone but she could not keep up. Clifford’s was by far our favorite restaurant in Surfers but I will never go back their again.

                                                              7. MW

                                                                MarkW

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 30 March 2022

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                Bad food, ordinary wine list and lack lustre service

                                                              8. T

                                                                Twins21

                                                                Gold Coast

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great place to eat .Food was delicious .Presentation great and service was very polite and friendly.We can highly recommend.

                                                              9. BJ

                                                                BennyJams

                                                                Melbourne

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 13 March 2022

                                                                overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                A nice place. Maybe a little pricy on the food - service was lovely. But did have to ask for water for the table. Not my favourite, not the worst... Definitely pushing the envelope on 'fine dining' but this is Surfers Paradise Afterall.

                                                              10. BS

                                                                BernadetteS

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 25 July 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Seriously if you haven’t been here you must go it’s sensational we have been for the second time and had the TBone and oh my god mouth watering x.

                                                                Clifford's Grill & Lounge- voco Hotel Gold CoastResponded on 30 July 2021

                                                                Hi Bernadette, This is such wonderful feedback, thank you so much for taking the time to get in touch! We're so glad you enjoyed the Tbone - our chefs will be thrilled to hear this. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Sophie

                                                              11. DM

                                                                DavidM

                                                                Gold Coast

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                Dined on 24 July 2021

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Excellent food. Steak was tender and succulent. Plenty of reasonably priced wine options. The share plates were good value and tasted great. Service was excellent and attentive. Highly recommend.

                                                                Clifford's Grill & Lounge- voco Hotel Gold CoastResponded on 30 July 2021

                                                                Hi David, Thank you so much for the 5 star review! Our chefs will be thrilled to hear that you steak was cooked to perfection. I will also be sure to pass your kind words regarding the service onto the team. Thanks again, Sophie.

                                                              12. TJ

                                                                TashaJ

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 4 October 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Delicious food and great services, enjoyable night with the family. Kid friendly.

                                                              13. A

                                                                Anonymous1

                                                                Brisbane

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 5 July 2019

                                                                overall3food5service5ambience3

                                                                The food was amazing and our server was lovely but I feel the experience was let down by the fact the restaurant is so cold! We were sat by the window and could feel the wind from outside creeping in along with the fact they had the fans on for some reason leaving me to have to eat with my coat on. We also tried one of the cocktails “the sour goose” which wasn’t sour at all just bitter and hard to drink. I would come again just maybe wear a jumper or two next time!

                                                              14. TM

                                                                ToniM

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 30 June 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We have been here 3 times for my daughters birthday when we visit Australia. Really love dining here.

                                                              15. M

                                                                Mona

                                                                Mexico City

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                1.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 21 April 2019

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                I don't recommend! Price and food quality doesn't match at all.

                                                              16. FA

                                                                FuruseA

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 21 March 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                I could spend a wonderful time . All staff were so friendly and dinner was so dilicious. Thank you so much.

                                                              17. V

                                                                Val84

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 15 March 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great location, food and service. Will definitely come back in the future!

                                                              18. HI

                                                                HIDEKI

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 10 March 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                予約して行きました。味も接客も評価どおりで良かったです。Tボーンが美味しかったです。。。。。。。。。

                                                              19. KA

                                                                KellyA

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 8 March 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                The shared lamb was recommended by a friend and certainly didn’t disappoint. AMAZING! Live music was unexpected but a great addition and just the right volume. Right amount of tables (looks busy but you can’t hear the conversation next to you). Staff were lovely. Timing of food and drinks spot on. Can’t fault it.

                                                              20. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                1 review

                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 28 February 2019

                                                                overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                They were not staffed properly. After 10 minutes I had to get up and remind them I ordered a drink. All food was oversized where it overwhelmed the protein. They tried but do not how to run a restaurant.

                                                              21. AH

                                                                AngelaH

                                                                Brisbane

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 14 February 2019

                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                Beautiful ambience, friendly attentive staff and waiters. Would definitely come back.

                                                              22. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 31 January 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Anniversary - the waiters were so friendly & helpful. The food was amazing!

                                                              23. ME

                                                                MichaelE

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 6 January 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent service and the food was delicious. Great wine list. Wonderful indoor/outdoor setup.

                                                              24. RT

                                                                RochelleT

                                                                Melbourne

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on 5 January 2019

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                Terrific food and great service this is a flexible restaurant that offered something to every diner

                                                              25. J

                                                                John123

                                                                London

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 31 December 2018

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                Hi I went there for new years eve great menu good value nice staff

                                                              26. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Brisbane

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 31 December 2018

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The steak was delicious and the garlic bread was very good.

                                                              27. AJ

                                                                AndrewJ

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 31 December 2018

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Food was amazing, service was brilliant, treated us so well.

                                                              28. SC

                                                                SamiC

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 31 December 2018

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great, quick service especially for it being so busy since it was New Year’s Eve. Great food! Delivered punctually as well, the bomb Alaska was amazing!! Definitely a group favourite. Steak and chicken were both cooked perfectly. Would definitely recommend

                                                              29. JS

                                                                JaquiS

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 30 December 2018

                                                                overall5food5service2ambience5

                                                                Food was amazing!!! Service was friendly but not great. We poured our own wine and had to ask for water. All the staff we spoke to were lovely just not great attention to detail. The food and wine however were a stand out! 1kg t-bone was to die for!

                                                              30. C

                                                                Curbed

                                                                Brisbane

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on 23 December 2018

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                Not as many gluten free options to choose from as last visit :(

                                                              31. LA

                                                                LuisA

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on 15 December 2018

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Great dinner for 5 . The food was outstanding specially the tomahawk rib on the bone , cooked to perfection. Unfortunately ,we were too full to have deserts but next time for sure.

                                                              Safety precautions

                                                              • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                • Contactless payment available
                                                              • Physical distancing

                                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                • Extra space between tables
                                                              • Screening

                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                • Contact tracing information collected

                                                              FAQs

                                                              Clifford's Grill & Lounge- voco Hotel Gold Coast is rated 4.4 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

                                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                              Booked 5 times today
                                                              Google Map for Clifford's Grill & Lounge- voco Hotel Gold Coast

                                                              31 Hamilton Avenue Surfers Paradise Gold Coast, AU-QLD 4217

                                                              Additional information

                                                              • Area

                                                                Surfers Paradise

                                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                                Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                Grill, Meat, Seafood

                                                              • Dining style

                                                                Casual Elegant

                                                              • Dress Code

                                                                Smart Casual

                                                              • Parking Details

                                                                Limited hotel parking, side street parking is next best option.

                                                              • Public Transit

                                                                G Link stop: Surfers Paradise- located at front doors of the venue.

                                                              • Payment Options

                                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                              • Executive Chef

                                                                Daniel Smith

                                                              • Additional

                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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