The Fireplace Restaurant

4.3
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180 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Experience intimate signature dining at The Fireplace, renowned for rich cuts of wood-fired meats. Accompany your dishes with wines from our 300-strong beverage list - recently awarded Two Glasses in the 2018 Australia's Wine List of the Year (the third year in a row). Settle into rustic surrounds while you contemplate the provincial-style menu and indulge in the theatrics of the open kitchen as InterContinental’s chefs prepare culinary marvels before your eyes.

Can’t choose from the a la carte menu? Executive Chef Matt Hart has conducted a melody of Queensland’s finest flavours with a six-course degustation highlighting his favourite items on the menu. This menu requires a 24hr notice.

On Saturdays and Sundays, journey through the evolution of coffee as you spoil yourself with a collection of traditional sweets and savories with The Fireplace's High Coffee experience.

What 180 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JanelleC
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We love sanctuary cove and go back for many special occasions, still never lets us down with great staff, good value and perfect grounds.

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TerryM
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Our High Tea (for four) was very disappointing. The items offered were of a very ordinary nature :( The salmon 'sliders' were absolutely terrible with a dab of salmon paste (?!) The caramalised onion tarts broke into many pieces when they were was lifted/transferred to plate. The sandwiches were dry and the fillings very light on. Also, we felt they may have been made the previous day.

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GavinD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The high coffee experience was quite disappointing unfortunately 🙁 The salmon mousse mini brioche buns were extremely dry, the sandwiches were limited and also quite dry. The scones were nice.

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JacquiH
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really special night out with lovely food and atmosphere.

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GavinD
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We have our special occasions here annually, always very nice. Room for improvement though..

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YvonneS
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A wonderful evening , the food was an explosion of tastes and utter deliciousness.
Quite the best meal for a long time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful venue. Elegant. Wonderful espresso martinis. High tea nibbles were delicious. Guests agreed that more of the delicious savouries would have been nice. The sweets were beautiful and decadent but too many to eat. Luckily we were able to take these home for later. Perhaps more finger sandwich varieties and a few little quiches or savoury tarts would be a good idea. We’ll be back!

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JudithG
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall I loved it and so did everyone else. Service was a little slow though.

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Dani
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant. The food is very good, and it's fun to watch the chefs in actions in from of the fireplace. Never seen this in any restaurant before.
But I wish the staff had more knowledge about which wine I should have with our entry and main meals.

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ShaD
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Unfortunately we did not have a good experience at The Fireplace. We were a table of 4 ladies celebrating 2 very special birthdays so it was very disappointing. The menu was not even slightly similar to the sample menu we had been sent. We only had 3 savoury items but 8 desserts each which was impossible to eat. The 2 skinny sandwiches had no taste and no meat. The service was very poor, we had to remind the staff of the drinks we had ordered and then we had to wait a very long time to receive them. We were not offered tea or coffee which was part of the deal. We unfortunately will not be visiting The Fireplace again, anytime soon.

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CarleenB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The high tea was disappointing. Too many cakes, no savouries and not enough sandwiches which was bland.

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Gabriel
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

For the best Steak you will ever eat, come here. I am not easily impressed with steak as I own and operate a BBQ Store, so I find it difficult to get a good steak house that knows how to cook steak properly.
Compliments to the Chef, I only wish I could have booked it in earlier on our trip as we booked it on our last night, so couldn't go back the next day (I was still dreaming of the steak the next day).
You wont regret coming here (but your pocket might - as its a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for).
Ambiance is amazing, I particularly liked watching the chefs prepare the food in-front of the open woodfired oven. Great Experience.

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PaulineC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food in a fairly small restaurant overlooking pool and gardens at the Intercontinental Hotel. Excellent service. A very extensive wive list.

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MichaelU
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

The service was not satisfying. If you have to top up your wine glasses for a $150 bottle something is wrong. In general, there was not much attention from the service team to our table and that was with a restaurant not more than 25% full.

The eye fillet being the most expensive cut, ordered medium, arrived after 45 minutes well overcooked and well done. There was no other choice than sending it back to the kitchen to get another one cooked. Unfortunately, the second then arrived rare and had to be sent back to the kitchen for a second time. Disappointing when a restaurant prides itself for it's stake cooking facilities and capabilities and cannot get a steak cooked to order. Buy a thermometer and get staff trained so they can leave up to expectations as this is not a cheap place!

I am not coming back. Enough good restaurants on the Gold Coast.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a wonderful evening and the food was spectacular. Can highly recommend the degustation menu

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ClaireE
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time celebrating my friend Jen's birthday at the Fireplace restaurant.

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SharonT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Thank you for helping us celebrate a milestone in our lives with a enjoyable meal.

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WrightS
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Disappointed. There was not good value for money, and our meals were not overly flavoursome.

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JimV
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Our only negative was our initial waiter. He was not enjoying his job. There was no welcome, no smile and certainly not much chat, but the very basics. Fortunately the female hosts were delightful and we enjoyed being there and savour the excellent cuisine.

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SUZANNEC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We used a voucher for this High Tea - and would certainly do that again! It was a very enjoyable afternoon and the staff were very attentive and helpful. Well done.

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PhilipT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, magnificent wine list, classic setting and courteous and knowledgeable service - what more do you need?

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J2412
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

Would definitely recommend to a friend if you were after fantastic food. The service however is not how it used to be. For fine dining and the price per person, I would expect more attentiveness. Nothing against the staff that were working, they were pleasant, there just seemed to be a lack of staff.

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ManuelaO
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

I was a little disappointed as we were the only diners for a while and finally after an hour another two tables were occupied. The restaurant had no ambience, as the decor was very sterile.
The service was good but the selection of sandwiches and cakes for the "High Coffee" was rather ordinary.

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JaniceW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Thank u for a lovely afternoon, even though my husband didn’t say it was for our anniversary. Would recommend it to our family & friends

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was well presented and tasty. Service was excellent. Wasn’t fan of the matching wines with the degustation but overall very impressed

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BobF
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was first class and the ambiance also terrific.
There were four of us and my wife said her main course of pasta (seafood) was the best she had experienced. Our two guests said their selections of pasta and pork belly were also excellent. I chose steak and have to say I was very disappointed in that I ordered medium- rare but it was more of a medium in my opinion and quite dry. A Hogs Breath medium-rare rates well above what I experienced.
Lovely waiter and waitress.

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JeffW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I dont know why we didn't know of this restaurant? Living on the north end of gold coast for years and didnt realise but glad i found it and took my wife out for her birthday, we loved the restaurant but thought it lacked a little ambiance but the the food made up for that, we shall be back.

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LouM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I sent both sets of Parents to High Coffee at Christmas, so I couldn't wait to go myself. The whole experience was lovely and elegant. The food was superb and we managed to bring some home with us. The staff that looked after us were very pleasant and accommodating. I urge everyone to try this experience. Delightful!!

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Ladies
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Lovely setting with lots of natural light & warmth.
Most tables were full but it didn’t feel crowded.
Service was slow. They had an older male waiter who just seemed distant.
Females were very good but had to be prompted for water & our tea & coffee order was forgotten.
Overall lovely afternoon but service not great

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JOANNEM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing value with or without a Cudo voucher. Will definitely come again. Being able to take the cakes we could not eat home even better.

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JaneneG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic high coffee in a very tranquil setting. Service outstanding and dietary requirements were accommodated.
Many thanks to the wonderful staff.

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NatalieW
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutley AMAZING!! The food is incredible. The staff are always so lovely - looking forward to returning again soon.

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LanceC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent. The mushroom entre is to die for. The meat was cooked just right and very succulent. The sauce was tasty. The veges good. The service was good. We are locals and try to go every week.

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SageM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, the food was amazing and overall there was so much attention to detail which is so hard to find. Also they were very particular with food allergies. Definitely recommend if you haven’t been. My partner is a steak lover and very particular but said it was the best steak he had ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Loved the food and drinks on offer.

TM
TheaM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

John gave attentive and exceptional service and the food and ambiance was divine, each mouthful was a delight for the senses. One of the best high tea on the Gold Coast.

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BolynnB
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely classy experience with lovely friends and delicious food!

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JennyL
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We expected fine dining and were disappointed. We ordered steak with two vegetable sides. The steak was correctly cooked but was about to be served onto a stone cold plate before we objected. The vegetables sounded interesting but were not. The carrots and parsnips were in large lumps and appeared to have been simply boiled. The potatoes with Brussel sprouts were disappointing too. We were not tempted to have dessert.

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MalcolmS
Perth / WA
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We have been to the fireplace many times but this time we found it very ordinary

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DeeN
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful night! I have been to The Fireplace three times over the past fortnight and have enjoyed every dish! Our waiter John was fantastic this week and we thank him for his great suggestions. I would highly recommend!

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The Fireplace Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 180 OpenTable diners.

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