Steampunk - Surfers Paradise

4.2
222 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
A VIBRANT ATMOSPHERE FOR ANY OCCASION


If you’re looking for a venue with delectable food, one-of-a-kind drinks and live entertainment, you’ve found the right place. Offering a wide range of local and imported beverages, Steampunk Surfers Paradise offers a vibrant atmosphere for a mid-week pick-me-up or a weekend finale.


Lunch & Dinner 7 days from 12 PM.
What 222 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Energetic
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RossH
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, easy ordering experience and quick service of food/drinks

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Responded 6 hours ago

Hi Ross, Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Jenlew
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Such a good place to have some drinks and dinner with friends. Got a good vibe and even thought it was so busy, we still had space. Love the outdoor heaters too!

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Responded 6 hours ago

Hi Jenlew, Thanks for the 5 stars and yes our new heaters are set to extra toastie :)

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Staff were awesome. Value for money. Food quality ok with desserts being above average.

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BenjaminE
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were very attentive to us. Food was very good and atmosphere was great. Noise level was perfect for being able to still have a conversation.

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Responded on 7 June 2021

Hi Benjamin, Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed your visit.

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bhhhdjdj
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

lady running service was very rude and abrupt, another staff member asked us to come in and she yelled to get back and wait

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Responded on 1 June 2021

Hi Bhhhdjdj, I'm sorry you had this experience in our venue. Please email our venue directly as we'd love more details about this incident and take customer service very seriously. -Steampunk Team

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RyanL
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ! Great place for dinner and some drinks. Staff were very friendly and helpful

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Responded on 1 June 2021

Hi RyanL, Glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you back in the venue soon :)

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nvde
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Atmosphere is nice and bustling, Service was way too much, it felt like we couldn't speak for more than a few mins before someone approached our table. The highlight of this was also having a waitress spill a cocktail on one of my friends and across the table and just threw a few napkins on the table and made no attempt to clean up the mess. Drinks were inconsistent even though we ordered the same ones. When it came to food, the starters were good - However the mains were below average. For its location you can find plenty of better options. You are not missing out on much here.

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Responded on 24 May 2021

Hi nvde, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at our venue. We are currently training a number of new staff members and I will pass on your feedback to our team for improvement. We are always looking for ways to grow and improve our venue and thank you for your support and understanding.

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NatalieB
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Disappointed table was not set up for our group of 10 upon arrival. Had to wait for tables and stools to be rearranged even though our booking was for early in the evening.

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Responded on 24 May 2021

Hi NatalieB, I'm sorry you had to wait for your table. Our restaurant runs straight through with no break for re-set which means we often have to re-set as we go, especially on Saturday's which is our busiest day of the week. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

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TahliaG
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Quick service, warm inside which was great, toilets were quite clean

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Responded on 24 May 2021

Hi TahliaG, Thanks for supporting our venue and the lovely feedback.

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Kris
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would recommend for anyone who loves live music, good food and excellent cocktails

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Responded on 24 May 2021

Hi Kris, Thanks for the lovely 5 stars, hope to see you back in the venue soon :)

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CheriseH
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, awesome cocktails, had a great night

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Responded on 24 May 2021

Hi CheriseH, Thanks for the 5 stars!

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SapB
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Great place for family with kids to enjoy a nice meal on a weekday.
We orderd Tuesday special wings and sause on it was too salty making them in edible.

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Responded on 17 May 2021

Hi SapB, Thanks for the review. We don't add any salt to our hot wings, they are marinated in the World Famous Franks hot sauce. Sometimes the 'hot' feeling can feel similar to a salty sensation but I can assure you it's just the heat. Can I recommend adding a blue cheese dipping sauce or trying our sweet soy flavour next time?

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TRACYD
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience2

We paid $120 for the mothers day lunch package and received the first 4 share plates, each were extremely under seasoned, greasy and inedible. Extremely disappointed for a special event lunch to be of this standard anywhere on the gold coast. We complained to the waiter who apologised. The customer service was great, just the food quality and standard was very very poor.

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Responded on 10 May 2021

Hi TracyD, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your lunch. This package was $60 a head which also entitled you to unlimited Bellini cocktails for 2 hours plus the share plates hence the price point. We are always happy to exchange or refund any dishes and I'm glad our staff member was able to provide great customer service to resolve this on the day.

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ElleM
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to take the family!!! Pizza is a definitely a favourite for us!!!

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Responded on 10 May 2021

Hi ElleM, Thanks for the 5 stars we appreciate your support :)

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KirstyC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The food was nice but incredibly overpriced for what you got - the potato skins were $15 for 3 small potatoes cut in half!
The poutine fries were drizzled with toppings so more than half were just fries for $22!

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Responded on 10 May 2021

Hi KirstyC, Thank you for your feedback. Each serve of skins come with 4 x large pieces of baked potatoes which are hand filled with bacon, onion & cheese. The price is $14.90 due to the labour intensive nature of this dish. We are always happy to refund or exchange items if you are unhappy simply let our friendly team know.

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AshleighJ
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I had booked steampunk for my girlfriends 30th. It was amazing! Only thing I would have changed is where we were seated. But other then that.. loved it.

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Responded on 10 May 2021

Hi Ashleigh, Thanks for the feedback, we always try and give everyone the best seat available. Feel free to leave a seating preference with your booking and we do our best to accommodate it.

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TomokoW
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good atmosphere, friendly staff, tasty food. Price is suitable.

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Responded on 10 May 2021

Hi Tomoko, We appreciate your review and the awesome 5 stars!

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JoshuaM
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great theming, excellent service, nothing we asked for was to much and we appreciated all the staff looking like they genuinely enjoyed there jobs. We visit every year and next year we will be back again :)

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Responded on 10 May 2021

Hi Joshua M, Thanks for this awesome review, we look forward to seeing you back in the venue on your next visit.

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MJAnon
4 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

The food was delicious and the order and pay at the table system makes ordering a lot easier, especially when in a large group.
The customer service was quite poor though. I booked a table for 10. We then got moved to another table with less seating...??
Then it was very difficult to get anyone’s attention when we wanted a fresh water jug.

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Responded on 10 May 2021

Hi MJAnon, Thanks for the review, I will pass this feedback onto our front of house team for review.

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KirstyIsthirsty
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere, but there is a thing called over service. Too many interruptions “are you okay” by about 5 different staff. Just once or twice is suffice. But would go again.

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Responded on 7 May 2021

Hi Kirsty, Thanks for the feedback, we appreciate the 5 stars. Sometimes our team is a little overzealous to please.

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Androse
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Super busy but that's what happens at a good restaurant.

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SamanthaT
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service, food was great however prices on the higher end.

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NatashaL
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was awesome. Salt and vinegar chicken entree was lovely. Ribs were nice and tender. Burgers were great value. Staff were Very helpful when our son started to feel sick. All good we ordered was fantastic. No complaints here. Great work.

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Josie
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

There was a huge fight at Steampunk while I was with my friend from Melbourne. Women and men hitting each other like idiots, bar stools were getting knocked over, blood over the floor from it. When I was leaving I saw a Mum and little girl turn up and had to walk around the blood. I think you need more and bigger security.
Also our cocktails weren’t nt serve in a Tiki mugs like they were shown :(

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Responded on 30 April 2021

Hi Josie, I'm really sorry you had this experience in our venue. Sometimes altercations happen which are out of our control. We do have security to help police RSA policy and security issues but there was no way we could of predicted an incident happening, as this is extremely rare for us. As for the tiki mugs we are currently waiting on a new shipment of funky new mugs and glassware and I can assure you the cocktails are just as delicious in our traditional crystal cut glasses.

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TerryW
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love going to Steampunk been there at least 5 times and look forward to going back. Good menu and great location and ambience, just be careful ordering the Nachos it's big.

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Responded on 27 April 2021

Hi TerryW, We are famous for our large nachos! Thanks for the 4 stars!

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ErinR
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the cocktail was delicious 🤤

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Responded on 27 April 2021

Hi ErinR, Thanks for the 5 stars and lovely review :)

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SueW
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

Unfortunately, we were so looking forward to eating at the Steampunk Restaurant, but the atmosphere was nothing like we had imagined, food had to be purchased online through an app, which then incurred additional charges plus the visa surcharge. Portions were tiny in size but high in price. No service, and menu was extremely limited. We ended up with two drinks, an entree each and left. High point was the live music. He was excellent. Will not recommend returning.

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Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi Sue, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. We have multiple options for people to order at our venue including via our online app, through a waitress or at the bar. We do our best to create good value for money by buying quality produce while still offering heaps of great specials and deals. Thanks for the review.

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BrettC
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic & fun interior designed venue. The ribs were excellent 👍🍻

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Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi BrettC, Thanks for the 5 stars and yes the ribs are delicious!

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TashT
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

We booked a for 12 table 2 weeks in advance, when we got there we were shoved in a last minute table for 8. They grabbed seats from other tables and crammed us in the table that was way too small. Half our order came really late, so half the table were able to eat, and the other half got there’s when the others were already finished. So that kind of made the dinner weird. Being one of the people who received my food late, I did feel rushed, because I felt as though people were waiting for me, so that was off putting. The food wasn’t bad, it wasn’t OMG. It was fairly priced for what you get, however, I think someone needs to let them know that quantity doesn’t make up for the quality. The cocktails were definitely the highlight, I got the watermelon fishbowl which was fantastic. But its probably not enough is convince us to go back.

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Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi TashT, I'm sorry to hear about your experience at our venue, school holiday weekends are the busiest times at our venue but we always do our best to accommodate everyone. We're always happy to provide larger area's if guest require more room. Did your table order the food on one bill or separately? Meals ordered separately will sometimes come out at different times depending on what is order and what kitchen it's coming from? I sincerely apologise about this inconvenience.

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and décor. The staff were great and our particular server was awesome.

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Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi DaveS, Thanks for the awesome review we appreciate your support :)

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ErinB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, staff were very friendly. Great variety of food to choose from

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Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi ErinB, Thanks for the lovely 5 stars! Hope to see you back in the venue soon.

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Brados
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Beer lines might need a clean, the 150 tasted a bit funny, but other then that, everything was great!

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Responded on 13 April 2021

Hi Brados, Our beer lines are cleaned and maintained by a professional company who specialize in this area. I will pass on your feed back as we like to make sure our lines are kept to the highest possible standard. Thanks for the 4 stars.

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KristenC
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the covid plans in place the QR code’s at the tables make it so much easier- don’t have these in Victoria

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Responded on 13 April 2021

Hi KistenC, Thanks for the 5 stars! Just doing our best to keep everyone safe :)

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RachaelG
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, drinks and food as always, with the ability to order either at your table or with a waiter. My only concern was the fees associated with table ordering.

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Responded on 13 April 2021

Hi RachaelG, Thanks for the 5 stars will really appreciate your support. Yes their is a small fee when ordering through the app which is why we also offer table service.

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SeanW
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience3

Great service from staff, nice cocktails, and good value. Just ordinary food

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Responded on 9 April 2021

Hi SeanW, Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your cocktails and great service. I will pass your feedback onto the kitchen

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it! Great atmosphere and food was delicious!

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on 9 April 2021

Hi SusanB, Thanks for the awesome 5 Stars! We appreciate your support :)

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Rhiannon123
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

For the price of the food everything was so bland , it was fine but nothing to rave about.

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Responded on 9 April 2021

Hi Rhiannon123, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your food, we're always looking for ways to improve and appreciate your feedback.

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JustineS
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

If you like basic food and don't mind paying extra for it, and eating in a restaurant where you can't hold a conversation without raising your voice, then Steampunk is the perfect venue for you.

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Responded on 9 April 2021

Hi JustineS, Our venue can get a little loud when we have live music playing but are always happy to move tables to quieter parts of the venue. We appreciate your feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family together for Easter

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on 9 April 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for the awesome 5 stars and yes family is the best :)

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NickyS
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Very disappointed. We’ve been before and loved it but nothing about our last visit will have me wanting to come back.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on 9 April 2021

Hi NickyS, I'm sorry to hear your recent visit didn't live up to your expectations. I'd love for you to contact the us with further details about your experience.

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FAQs

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise is rated 4.2 stars by 222 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.