Hard Rock Cafe - Surfers Paradise

4.1
490 reviews
$40 and under
American
Experience the beauty and glamour of Australia’s Gold Coast when you visit Hard Rock Cafe Surfers Paradise. Our restaurant features a stylish dining room, indoor bar, balcony with outdoor seating, and a retail store with collectible Hard Rock march.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 490 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Energetic
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CassieJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious l, we enjoyed the music bingo very much and staff were fabulous.

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DanH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Food prices were a bit expensive. Also the chicken wings were very spicy.
One issue that got me annoyed was that the moment we walked in I was told that we need a mask for entry. So I had to walk back to our hotel to get them. So we got our masks, walked up the stairs sat down and removed our masks. Such a stupid exercise. It is not your job to enforce mask wearing. If you want to enforce mask wearing then maybe supply them to your guests. Based on the price of your food I am sure you can afford it.
Also maybe spend more energy in getting people to sign in with the QR code because no one was checking that. I believe that is more important than wearing masks up a flight of stairs.

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HarryE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service from staff was excellent and were very helpful

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PedroR
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was excelente live music & food was delicious really enjoy our stay there

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CamilleR
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We had a nice meal and everyone enjoyed the food and the service from waitress was very good. The only downside was the price, this was expensive when compassing to similar places.

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Mytzy
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Typical Hard Rock Cafe ambience with decor and live band playing.
Free ice cream treat being my birthday!

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MelHK
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Food was okay but not worth the significant price increase on menu items (two burgers, one starter and three sodas cost over $80 which is ridiculous). Service was hard to come by - even though there were plenty of staff members, we had to wait 20 mins to receive the bill at the end. Also, the ambiance was only average as there were tradies working on the light fittings while we were trying to eat. Workers standing on ladders, on counter-tops etc is not really an atmosphere conducive to enjoying your meal. Surely, considering the venue opens at 12, jobs like this could be done before trade commences?

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DickC
Gold Coast
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the HRC at Surfers Paradise. Can’t wait to return again soon.

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BrigD
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Hard Rock, very tasty food, cocktails and mocktails were very nice and we got to walk away with souvenirs.

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CourtneyB
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Terrible & overpriced food. Cocktails tasted like syrup with no alcohol. Services started off good but went downhill very quickly. Overall, average, overpriced, wouldn’t recommend.

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DanielleS
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Very expensive food. Mashed potatoes were under cooked and hard lumps in them, a side of veg consists of nothing but broccoli, all food was just average but priced to be exceptional.

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DickC
Gold Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have made the Hard Rock Cafe in Surfers our must go venue at least once a week. Family and friends now insist on going there for meals when visiting us. Staff are always happy, friendly and very helpful. Keep up the excellent work as it is our favorite venue.

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SueMac
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service by hard rock waiter - very enthusiastic happy Birthday moment for our birthday lunch companion 👏🏻👏🏻

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ElkinC
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an excellent experience with good music and tasty food

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CamiloS
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was really good, the staff were so helpful and food was so delicious, I love it!!

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CatherineP
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The wings where delicious. Main course was cold and a bit tasteless. Service was excellent and the music was good, though it was very loud. We overall enjoyed our date night out.

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Wozz
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really good atmosphere ; excellent , attentive service ; food is good , if not just a tad pricey - but tasty and well presented. You wouldn't go there just for the food though. It's the vibe ! My party had a great time.

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Benn
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Kissperience concert. Food and staff great, went above and beyond. Thank you so much we had a great time!

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CrystalR
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding !! Great service !!! Was loud but fun.

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MandyM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is consistently amazing. We have been 3 times recently and they always run out of the cobbler dessert. Maybe they should make more.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to have dinner, staff were so lovely and cheerful, food was delicious and overall a great place to go out to.

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SamM
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Made this booking for my wife’s birthday. When we got there they didn’t even care we had booking, sat us anywhere and didn’t even acknowledge my wife’s birthday. I also requested a high chair in the booking and when I got there I had to repeatedly ask them for a high chair for my baby. Won’t be returning or bothering with the booking system anymore disappointing experience

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KelliP
Sunshine Coast
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing! Sat out on the balcony and music a touch loud but they did offer we could eat inside but chose to stay and was not a big issue. Great location and friendly staff.

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GregH
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Overpriced food was ordinary service was awful with people who can’t understand what you were saying use to come hear a lot but will definitely not be going back disgraceful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The live band was awesome, the food was great.
Overall a lovely night ❤️

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MatthewL
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chicken tenders are really good, and I thoroughly recommend them and also both the Espresso Martini and the boozy version of the Hot Fudge Milkshake.

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent quality food and ambience. Loved the venue and would definitely dine there again.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As expected from a hard rock, friendly staff, decent food and decent range of drinks. Expensive, but the big meals justify the price.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

The restaurant was looking very tired and is in need of a face lift, it lacked any type of atmosphere and the food was very average. Service for wait staff was ok. I would not recommend this restaurant which is a shame as it used to be a cool place to go with good food.

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Ramjetfans
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Was excited to see the band ramjet for my buxs night only to be declined and told to come back later at entry
Missed out on 2 hours of the band due to this which is what myself and 7 other people had been excited for all evening as are fans of the band.
Venue seemed empty once inside.
Was planning on taking my family and friends for lunch of 25 people on sunday but went elsewhere due to my disappointments
Wont be returning

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Justine
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The band ramjet was excellent the staff were excellent very accommodating helpful polite and friendly the food was normal as expected Hardrock burgers, tasted all good but overall excellent night.

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SHANEG
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great day. Fantastic waitress. Great food and cocktails as usual. Drinks a bit slow but it was busy.

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DeclanG
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As an apprentice chef Ive eaten some pretty good meals in my time but the burger I had at HardRock was easily the best burger I've ever had & same with the cocktail. More on the higher side price wise but 110% worth that little bit extra

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside and really enjoyed our dinner. It was fantastic
There was so much great music memorabilia

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BrianH
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Booked a table for outside, however was seated inside initially. When I requested to be seated outside I was advised we could, however would be required to order at the bar as there was no table service for outside tables. The food was OK, however not the standard I was accustomed to, as I make a point of attending Hard Rock each time I visit GC. I will not be returning anytime in the future.

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ChefInTraining
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Drinks were taking forever and food was ok, but not worth $51 for a trio of meats, some chips, a pinch of slaw and a pinch of beans. Need to tighten up the basics.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our waiter went above and beyond to make our experience one to never forget. Can’t remember his name but we were on the balcony.

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Stirlo86
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant I have been in a long time. Awesome service, the food.was.amazing and the atmosphere was just electric and really made my partner and my night so enjoyable.

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SharonP
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food had the steak salad was delicious really recommend, great atmosphere there and good service

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TP2021
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

The music was bad. The sound was muffled and outdated.

FAQs

Hard Rock Cafe - Surfers Paradise is rated 4.1 stars by 490 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 reservations at the moment.