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Hard Rock Cafe - Surfers Paradise

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$40 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 386 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.6
Value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DamianB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are excellent the food was top quality and the music was awesome

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Kendall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was very quick and the food was great. Place to go when in Surfers.

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AlyceS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was spectacular. Wish the band had started earlier tho. The price for the meals is a bit pricey which is a shame.

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SueK
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night with fabulous Music. Will comeback more often when good Music on.

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GRamsey
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Line up was long and even though I had a reservation, still had to queue for about 15 minutes.

Service and food was ok. Burger was dry and overcooked.

The band came on after my meal and was good but loud. Very very loud. Loud is good when you want to listen to music but not when you want to communicate with others.

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KayleenF
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first experience at the Hard Rock but it will not be our last. Awesome night. Great food, fantastic staff and amazing memorabilia. Thanks team.

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brooke
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The server was brilliant and food was delicious, worth the price!

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DIANAC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff, great food, great music highly recommend

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MelanieD
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The lady who served us was a bit short and blunt and the menu was a small selection to pick from sadly but over or what we could order off the menu was amazing !

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BrianP
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic venue, great meals and friendly staff. The entertainment on the night was also great.

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SuzanneM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Love the potato skins. Classic burger was yum. Cocktails are always fun.

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LiamG
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good value and excellent service. For a young family this was easy and the kids loved the food.

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DinerMite
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Hard Rock has the best service staff. Friendly, attentive, helpful, witty & very hospitable.

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Samb
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

The service was terrible from the main waiter, however the others were great. We ended up ordering entree and a drink but didn't stay for mains due to the service.

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CharmaineT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Great for something different, but I probably wouldn’t return. Food was pretty basic and overpriced. We had 3 kids and had to ask for the kids menus. I wasn’t overly impressed.

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MelM
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were super friendly and food is well worth the money!

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MM22
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Would not go back it was way to noisy and the service was very slow and did not have any gluten free options

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RussellS
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience5

Spent $240 on our food, but we ordered New York steak medium rare, it came out with rare with blood over the plate, we got it remade but we should have been offered a discount or something for such poor service of food also we had to leave our table all night to get drinks refills which should happen

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BreeL
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I highly recommend the California salad. We had an amazing Italian server, he is the best we have had in a long time, fun and energetic. Live band was excellent, highly recommended Hard rock Surfers paradise

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DavidV
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff,food and entertainment we had an awesome time

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CocktailLover
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food, great atmosphere, delicious cocktails and a live band! Awesome night.

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ChrisV
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend great food fast service friendly staff :)

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GEOFFREYW
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good venue, attentive service and good live music.

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were lovely, the food was great. Music was abit loud but you have to expect that at a " hard rock " cafe. We will definitely go back again next time we're on the gold coast.

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Funky
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the man downstairs in rock shop, to all the staff upstairs , a Awesome night out. Watched as people left, tables were cleared and throughly cleaned, so quickly. Well done to all.

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KatrinaA
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and fun place to take the children. Food was good and in the words of the children, "the best burger ever"

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Stewart
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Couldn’t wait to come here for my sons birthday this week. Was really disappointed. We’ve been to the HRC in New York, Barcelona, Edinburgh and Orlando so we had high hopes for surfers but it wasn’t to be. The food was ok, chips tasted so processed/frozen.
Waiter was friendly but kept getting order wrong & couldn’t hear us over the noise. We had checked the menu online before coming to ensure that there was something that everyone would like to find out once seated with drinks that the menu had changed and website not updated. We ended up having to select something else which in turn they didn’t have any left so our meal was our third option and was really disappointing, we actually discussed leaving.
Live music was good, atmosphere was ok, staff all seemed super lovely and friendly but we won’t be back. Poor menu and frozen food isn’t worth the $$.

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Toni
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, the music and the atmosphere! Will definitely be returning, thank you!

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AmberM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed eating here last week. The food was delicious and the servers were polite and welcoming. I'll definitely be returning next time I'm in Surfers!

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AmandaR
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christian was great. Food was delicious. Great experience.

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Looked even better in person than the pictures and was absolutely delicious!
Thanks Hard Rock, an amazing experience yesterday at your Gold Coast Cafe!

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MatikaC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I am giving this as I felt the service was terrible. The food tasted dry and old. Way overpriced for what we got. When we asked if we could pay and leave we were told we had to wait for our server who was dealing with a 30 people function. When we said we didn’t want to wait we were greeted with a ‘I spose I can do it’ attitude from the girl. Also asked if I could give some feedback on the food and I was told ‘I don’t wanna hear it, do the survey! Goes in one ear and out the other’ I walked out thinking that was terrible. I work in customer service and would NEVER turn away something like that. I would love the manager to give me a call as I feel a refund is necessary as I was absolutely disgusted.
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Mickey
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

The food wasn’t that fresh and music too loud. Not a good place to dine if you want to have a chat.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Waaaay too expensive! Over $300 bucks for drinks for 4 people.

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AndyS71
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hard Rock Cafe delivers again - great service and even better food. Prompt, efficient, friendly - what more do you want?

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SoulEfflux
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were well looked after by our waiter, Christiano, who provided fantastic, attentive service with a wonderful attitude. Much respect to this man.

The food was delicious and plentiful, remember that this is an American style restaurant. Sharing entree is quite large with a variety of sauces including an amazingly balanced blue cheese sauce. Our mains, ribs and a steak with prawns, were cooked to perfection and tender. The medium-rare steak was just that from centre to edge.

Drinks were varied and well executed. Nothing that stands out, just decent, balanced drinks that are a great accompaniment to the evening.

The atmosphere during the current times, and on a Monday night, was quiet but nice. We were able to have good conversation and enjoy our meals.

The prices may appear high for some.
I believe the price covers the high quality food and fantastic service, and was worth every dollar.

Will be returning here when next in the Goldy. Recommended.

MD
MarielleD
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Really nice manager apologized for the dim lightning on the stage. Thanks for acknowledging it, still it was dim! (:

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love going to Hard Rock! The steak was to die for and the band playing was great!

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JessM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, staff were very welcoming and awesome attitude. Great night out!!!

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EvilCc
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great location. Friendly staff. Awesome live band!! Oh and the food wasn't bad either.

FAQs

Hard Rock Cafe - Surfers Paradise is rated 4 stars by 386 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.