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Driftwood Social

4.2
4.2
6 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian

** All guests will need to be fully vaccinated to dine in Driftwood Social from 17th December 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required on entry, via Qld Gov Check-in App and/or Covid-19 digital certificate **

Driftwood Social is Gold Coast’s new weekend social haunt for guests and locals. Early risers can enjoy a healthy breakfast and barista coffee on the riverfront or try the Driftwood Signature Breakfast Burrito and Bloody Mary to kick start the day. As the day warms up, so does Driftwood Social. What better place to catch a famous Gold Coast sunset, Driftwood Social provides an escape from the buzzing local night life.
Driftwood Social is a place to drift in and out of regardless of time of day and be social with old friends or new, “That’s Driftwood Social”

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Dining Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 5539 0444

  • Payment Options

    Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Gareth Cresswell

  • Catering

    Miami pool club feel that brings new life to the riverfront, offering a chilled-out ambience at any time of the day. Driftwood Social offers poolside cabanas and a riverfront old-school surf themed bar with various “eat, drink, chill” zones from which to enjoy retro poolside cocktails during the day, and fun classics for when the sun goes down.

  • Area

    Surfers Paradise

  • Parking Details

    Free parking on Chevron Island.

  • Public Transit

    Tram

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • 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
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Smalls

  • Marinated Olives$10.00

    • Hummus$14.00

      nuts & seeds, sourdough

      • Watermelon$18.00

        mint, feta, olive oil

        • Torched Salmon$21.00

          ponzu, wakeme, cucumber

          • Pork Belly$19.00

            crackling, apple salad, pineapple chutney

            • Grilled Haloumi$17.00

              lemon pickle, herbs

              • Cherry Tomato Bruschetta$20.00

                chilli, buffalo mozzarella, sourdough

                • Pork Meatballs$19.00

                  roast tomato sauce, parmesan, sourdough

                  Bigs

                  • Driftwood Sharing Plate$24.00

                    mortadella ham, salami, cornichon, gherkin, sourdough

                    • Cheese Plate$28.00

                      caramelised Adelaide brie, Maffra cheddar, Milawa brie, apple & celery salad, candied walnuts, lavosh

                      • Lamb Ribs$24.00

                        zucchini & herb salad, herb yoghurt, za'atar, lemon

                        • Tuna Loin$28.00

                          sesame, carrot, cucumber, fennel salt, chilli caper dressing

                          Mains

                          • Grilled Barramundi$26.00

                            tomato and onion salad, tartare sauce, lemon, fries

                            • Driftwood Beef Burger$24.00

                              bacon, jalapeño, cheese, aioli, lettuce, sesame bun, fries

                              • Open Steak Sandwich$24.00

                                rump steak, roast tomatoes, caramelised onion, rocket, aioli, sourdough, fries

                                • Open Haloumi Sandwich$22.00

                                  grilled haloumi, roast tomato, caramelised onion, rocket, sourdough, fries

                                  Littlies Menu

                                  • Penne and Roast Tomato Sauce$15.00

                                    parmesan

                                    • Beef Burger$15.00

                                      cheese and fries

                                      • Crumbed Fish and Fries$15.00

                                        Sides

                                        • Fries and Aioli$12.00

                                          • Greek Salad$12.00

                                            Ice Creams

                                            • Ice Creams

                                              Please ask our friendly Driftwood Social team for today's selection

                                              Last updated: 21 December 2021

                                              What 6 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                              4.2
                                              4.2 based on all time ratings
                                              • 4.4Food
                                              • 4.3Service
                                              • 4.5Ambience
                                              • 4.2Value

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                                                Gold Coast

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 6 January 2022

                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                Limited menu but lovely surrounds

                                              2. N

                                                Natta

                                                Gold Coast

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 9 May 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                Right from the start the staff greeted us with a smile showing us to our table. The venue was perfect for a Mother's day lunch with beautifully set tables and open feel overlooking the water. Social games on the grassed area entertained the kids (& adults) and felt totally relaxed enjoying our complementary champagne and then lovely meals. Highly recommended.

                                              3. AJ

                                                AlisonJ

                                                Brisbane

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 26 February 2021

                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                Great food and wonderful staff. Would visit again.

                                              4. KS

                                                KristenS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 5 February 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything at driftwood social is always outstanding. Food is absolutely delicious and is nothing short of perfection. The staff at driftwood social make every experience easy and care free. Its my favourite place to go and spend time.

                                              5. LB

                                                LisaB

                                                Sydney

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 26 December 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A lovely dining experience due to the beautiful ambience, amazing food and lovely staff. Nice to be able to watch the sunset whilst drinking a cocktail before dinner.

                                              6. SB

                                                SusieB

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 25 December 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our family of 4 had a beautiful Christmas Day lunch at Driftwood Social, great food and outstanding service, great table, great atmosphere. Thank you

                                              FAQs

                                              Driftwood Social is rated 4.2 stars by 6 OpenTable diners.

                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

                                              Make a reservation

                                              2 people

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                                              Google Map for Driftwood Social

                                              42 Ferny Avenue Surfers Paradise, AU-QLD 4217

                                              • Area

                                                Surfers Paradise

                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                Lunch
                                                Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
                                                Dinner
                                                Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Modern Australian, Dining Bar

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress Code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking Details

                                                Free parking on Chevron Island.

                                              • Public Transit

                                                Tram

                                              • Payment Options

                                                Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive Chef

                                                Gareth Cresswell

                                              • Additional

                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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