The Island Rooftop

4.3
46 reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
The Island Rooftop is the Gold Coast’s largest open air bar and boasts the best cocktails, eats and entertainment. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise with views overlooking the CBD and the famous Main Beach coastline.

Grazy Days Lunch is available every Saturday and Sunday 12pm-2pm, come and bask in Gold Coast’s famously good sunshine. We offer a shared lunch with a difference, our Grazy Days menu is all about, you guessed it.. grazing.

GRAZING-STYLE LUNCH WITH DRINKS PACKAGE
2 hour all-inclusive package – $69 per person

Served grazing style at the table.

View the menu here: https://www.theislandgoldcoast.com.au/menus

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 46 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
3.8
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Energetic
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DayelD
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such great value for money. Food and drinks were amazing.

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RodB
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great Sunday lunch venue in the winter sunshine. Fantastic day

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SharonD
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The food was ok but for $69 each there wasn’t much of it. We ordered a carafe and then 10 minutes later the bar staff came over and asked to take the carafe back because they had none left for future carafe orders.

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NaomiW
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came to The Island Rooftop for the Grazy Days package and were not disappointed. Even on an extremely busy day, the staff were fun, friendly and attentive, the food was hot, fresh and delicious and the cocktails were freeflowing on the 2 hour package, creative and so so good. We will return!

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Mike
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great time at the Island rooftop. The weekend lunch/drinks package is great value for money and the staff are friendly and helpful. Cheers team

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KaylahY
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such an amazing place to chill out with friends and a few cocktails. The staff were so nice and friendly. Did the grazy days package and well worth the money paid. Definitely worth visiting. I will be back

The Island Rooftop
Responded on 6 April 2021

Thanks for the great review KaylahY. The Island Rooftop Team.

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YvetteM
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend, had a great lunch with friends. Staff were excellent, food was plentiful and excellent value for money. Will definitely be back!

The Island Rooftop
Responded on 6 April 2021

Thank you for the amazing review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us at The Island Rooftop.

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CHP792
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Myself and 12 others attended the Island Rooftop for the Grazy Days lunch for my birthday last Saturday.
All was well until one of my friends was refused entry due to a small tattoo on her finger. The tattoo is two lines smaller than a 5c coin. When asked why she wasn’t allowed in they said it was policy, even though multiple of the other guests had full arm sleeves AND finger tattoos. I asked for a further explanation of why she specifically wasn’t allowed in they said it was due to the fact she could be affiliated with a gang!! My friend works as a teacher at a Catholic school and was wildly offended. Not to mention she had driven over an hour to attend the event. I love the venue and am saddened at the fact I will never attend the Island Rooftop again due to the staff being extremely discriminative towards my friends. Definitely would not recommend and will be telling my friends and family to think twice before going here.

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PCBil
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

the initial food (bread) took 1.5 hours to come out for the lunch package. Kids food longer again. 1 hour in we were so hungry we asked for our surprise cake to come out and ended up eating that (which took 30 min to come out) prior to food arriving. People had to leave prior to getting food (and had paid). The team were clearly working hard but didn't communicate with us whatsoever (as I think they had no idea what was going on behind the scenes). We were first in as a booking so were confused as to why others (on the same package were prioritised over us). Disappointing as the sun was out and the venue is great. unfortunately we won't be back

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CourtneyB
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Amazing service!! Food was nice.. staff were really accommodating and the price and selection of drinks was great

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TammyP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Birthday gathering with the girls. Cara was amazing and made sure we were well looked after. Some other staff were not very attentive at the Grazy Days lunch.

The Island Rooftop
Responded on 30 March 2021

Thank you for the amazing review TammyP. We look forward to your next visit. The Island Rooftop.

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Leesa
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Did the grazing day... food and drinks were delicious. Highly recommend

The Island Rooftop
Responded on 30 March 2021

Thank you for the amazing review Leesa. The Island Rooftop.

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Princess
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Good way to spend Sunday lunch and arvo. Good atmosphere and great service from staff.

The Island Rooftop
Responded on 30 March 2021

Thank you for the amazing review Princess! The Island Rooftop

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Neveragain
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We got there and had to wait (along with other customers) there were no staff present to greet anyone then finally one comes out, says nothing, drags a stand with a check in sign and says nothing then walks off - we go check and we’re in the right spot we just need to speak tot he staff who were where??? Useless and a waste of time

The Island Rooftop
Responded on 30 March 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate the time you have taken to review us and have forwarded your feedback to management.

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THEAB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

We, 3 girls attended the grazy days lunch. I was surprised how little groups there were partaking in this offer as I think it was pretty good value. Very quiet when we arrived but livened up throughout the period we were there. Food was reasonable and in abundance for our package. Overall was happy and would go back.

The Island Rooftop
Responded on 30 March 2021

Thank you for the review. We look forward to your next visit. The Island Rooftop.

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Food was cold and service was pretty poor. Seems like they had very minimal staff on. Pretty good value though if food had been hot

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IndyaB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Service was pretty unenthusiastic and slow, otherwise an awesome vibe and a fun afternoon!

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EmmaP
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved the food and variety of drinks. The vibe was chilled and the music suited the atmosphere. Everything was clean and friendly

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ShaniaT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Had the Grazys Days Lunch, was delicious! Such a beautiful spot

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brooke
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolute stunning location! Service and the staff were all friendly and amazing. Food and drinks were of high standard. Will be going back for the bottomless brunch for sure!

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Alyce
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Great day, although the woman servicing us was rude and dismissive. No welcome and had no interest in our group.

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JayM
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome value for money! Really good food and a perfect setting!

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KathP
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

The menu supplied by Open Table is not the menu available at the restaurant. We had to ask for the Vegan meal preorganised by the enquiries line. We also had to request our food to come out after over an hour of waiting. The lamb cutlets were not cooked through properly and they were also missing 1. We were given salads, calamari and chips to share with no additional side plates. All 7 women had to eat out of the same bowls. Not very Covid safe. The bar staff were incredibly slow, maybe to serve fewer drinks during the drinks package. This however created a bottle neck of people at the bar, which of course is also not Covid safe, due to the large number of people in the area. By the time you actually received a drink, the food was going cold. Yes there are certain allowances to be given for the current Covid setting, this however is an incredible let down and I would not bother to return for a meal let alone the Tapas/drinks package again.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great little spot , had a very beautiful crowd

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AngelaH
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was there for Grazy Days lunch. Such good value and the food was soooooo good.

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AllysonT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Welcoming and accommodating staff. Very quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Looking to possibly stay at the accomodation some time in the future

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Georgie
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Customer service was brilliant, great location, room was extremely functional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Steak was almost completely raw. Salmon was over cooked. Staff was rude and unwelcoming. Too expensive for ordering at the bar and not tableservice

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JoanneH
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Have eaten here a few times. This was first time as a group though.Opted for the $10 lunch option which is good value for money, food was a little overdone though.

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amandam
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Enjoyable atmosphere. Price maybe a little bit high for what we got but still nice food and good service.
Rooftop bar is awesome.

The Island Rooftop
Responded on 12 December 2018

Hi Amandam, Thank you for your amazing review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at The Island and look forward to your next visit. The Island Gold Coast Team.

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place and food. Service was good. Can't wait to try out in summer

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Nicola
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service especially for a bistro. Food was amazing.
The outside design (the island lit up in red) is tacky looking and makes it look like a dag, but inside is completely opposite experience to what it looks like externally

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JanineW
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Awesome night
Loads of fun and great times👌
Loved the cocktails
Food was great,
Just the crab and prawn pasta a little dry
Bit more olive oil and garlic👌👌

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Marley
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Came here for dinner and breakfast, had two different waiters and both were rude and unaccomodating towards allergies and intolerances

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SamS
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was great! I would recommend this Resturant to my friends. Food was a little slow to come out, but was all hot and fresh when it arrived.

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Lovely surrounds thank you

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Leila
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience2

very disapointed ! our dishes were not good, our desserts the same. and it's not a rooftop, there are just 10 stairs !!!!!!!!

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Bing
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2017
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The service was great, but the food was served very slow, we waited 2 hours for a steak and fish’s

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

this was our first visit to "The Island" but it certainly will not be our last , the staff are great , very friendly. the food we had was amazing , cant wait to go back

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BellaL
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The manager provided lovely and humorous service. Food was delicious with reasonable portions for a reasonable price. Was full after the chicken salad with was $15.50. Extensive wine list with price ranges from $-$$$. Fantastic overall

FAQs

The Island Rooftop is rated 4.3 stars by 46 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.