Hard Rock Cafe - Surfers Paradise

4
403 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
What 403 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Foodie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Waiters were pushy with ordering food and kitchen closed at 8.30pm even though it was advertised as open till late. Drinks are heavily overpriced. Food was ordinary. No wonder the restaurant was so empty.

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JordanK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good. The waiter we had was had the perfect amount of enthusiasm, and was not overbearing like many.

10/10

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ChevyP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The food and service at Hard Rock Cafe was terrible, I’ve been to hard rock cafes around the world and this one makes a mockery out of the name such a disappointment was not happy at all I will not be revisiting this place ever again

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JeffF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Awesome service backed up with some tasty food and beverages

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Fully
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and good entertainment. A good night out

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SaiyanThings
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I had a great night. Good food, good drink. Good place I think.

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AnnabellM
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was amazing but at least 5-6 items in the menu where not available

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CandiceR
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING MERRUN IS THE BEST WE LOVE YOUR WORK GIRL ! Made us feel right at home . Live music cool vibe and awesome food was boss ! Steak was cooked to perfection and melt in your mouth . The service was just awesome. The fulla who works in the store downstairs is just the most lovely man ever . My husband and I enjoyed talking to him he and all the staff we dealt with are an asset to hard rock . Keep up the good work WE WILL BE BACK 😘❤️

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ShelliT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a good meal at Hard Rock, loved it again, would recommend.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Great, friendly and fast service. Food was nice, however they had sold out of a lot of the meals early on. Menu a little pricey for what you got.

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Tarn
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our group had so much fun, the food and atmosphere was excellent.

TM
TessaM
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

amazing food, lovely service and a great atmosphere

DJ
DawnJ
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value great safe excellent atmosphere.😊😊😊😊

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Clint
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience2

The steak was extremely chewy with a large strip of sinew through it, the knife provided wasn’t suitable to cut thru the streak it had a pocket knife style blade not serrated which the steak required given the chewiness of it. My partner didn’t eat more then a few bites of her steak.
The broccoli and carrot must have only been dunked into the pot and removed, they came almost cold and rock solid. We both ordered the scampi topper, but only one arrived with the meals we had to wait for the other to come. Don’t bother with the cocktails as they are over sweet and not really drinkable. Overall it was a really poor experience, the staff was friendly and polite that’s all the restaurant had going for it. I didn’t complain to the waiter as I was proposing to my partner and didn’t want to spoil the night. I was planning to propose at dinner but as the experience was so poor I decided to wait and find a more special place later in the night.
We will not be returning to HardRock Surfers Paradise.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic great food. Will come again when back in GC.

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KatS
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Food was overpriced and not cooked very well, salad was not fresh at all. Was a disappointing dinner

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TahneeG
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

the food was really bad. it looks and tasted like it was made the night before. the sides were so awful.. its a real shame as I have been to hard rock around the world... and surfers was horrible... the whole place needs a really good clean. more rock and roll memorabilia the staff were really great. but the food was no good...

DB
DamianB
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Kendall
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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AlyceS
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
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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DG93
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

I ordered the brisket burger On Saturday night and it was really nice! Unfortunately my score was let down by my undrinkable cocktail. Was meant to be a Mojito but was given something else and could only drink a sip. I waited for waitress to come back but they didn’t so wasn’t able to say anything and by this time it was getting late. Would’ve been a great score otherwise !

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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

MD
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.

DM
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!

MM
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.

CV
ChrisV
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend great food fast service friendly staff :)

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Hard Rock Cafe - Surfers Paradise is rated 4 stars by 403 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.