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White Rhino - Gold Coast

4.1
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233 reviews
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$40 and under
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Australian
White Rhino Bar & Eats is like nothing the Gold Coast has seen before!
A refreshing, vibrant venue in the heart of Surfers Paradise that is quickly becoming the new favourite amongst locals, visitors, bloggers and Insta-famous socialites!

Covered in greenery with bird cage booth seating, indoor and outdoor options, a mezzanine level and even a rock wall with a waterfall (yes, we said waterfall!) – White Rhino really is an experience in itself with an extensive food menu serving lunch and dinner, a mouthwatering cocktail list and award winning wines!

Some of the White Rhino favourites include the Chilli Bug Linguini, the Chargrilled Eye Fillet and of course, the Wagyu Beef Burger! ‘The White Rhino experience’ is a must try when it comes to breakfast, saving you from having to make that terrible decision by covering both the sweet and the savoury cravings!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 233 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.0
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Energetic
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AimeeD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food4Service5Ambience2

When first making the booking I called up and requested a low table due to injuries and getting up and down off a high table can be damaging. We were put in a corner on a high table and when we asked to move we got told no but when the table next to asked to get moved they were moved instantly. Our waiting Carly was the only thing that made our night good while at white rhino. The ladies that got there before us were still there when we were asked to leave as our booking time was up. Felt we were treated differently because we were glammed up as everyone else there. Spent $500 just the two of us and we’re still treated poorly.

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DanielleT
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Could of been better seating arrangments /placements

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MeganN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service. Thanks guys!!!

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LeeA
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The main meal would have been a lot better if some fresh vegetables were included. Also more of the sauce included on the pork belly. Service was very prompt and the atmosphere was excellent.

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TianeW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Atmosphere, band and food were great - my only problem was that at least 3-4 times we ordered drinks and they were made wrong, or deters them and only half the order came out, or drinks that weren’t ordered came out and we’re charged. Our bill was over $550 for 4 of us and I’m quite sure we were charged incorrectly.

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Alyce
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service and food!!! Live performances are always awesome

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JessB
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Definitely needs help in service department. Multiple times we had other customers food or beverages presented to our table. Which wasn't correct. Also staff need to work on politeness towards customers.

Was given the bill and waited to pay for the bill for 3-5 mins in line but multiple staff had seen us and didn't help to serve.

disappointing in the service as it is a big venue and would think staff would present correctly.

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AnnetteJ
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

A stunning virtual aquarium behind the Bar. Staff were friendly and good service. Our teenagers loved the Carbonara, the Ragout was a hit with hubby and my Barramundi was a simple dish cooked well. Enjoyed the music and would visit again

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SamT
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food great service, great price! The english gentleman serving us was the best eyecandy I had all day. When he asked if there was anything else, I refrained from asking for his number and if he was single.

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Renu
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

due to covid restaurant has sessions, I understand, only time we could get for a Sat was 5pm, the web site said session for 1.5 hours, at around 6pm the waitress cam up and told our party of 3 that we had been already 2 hours and please leave as they have a wedding party coming. of course we had only been 1 hour and were very unhappy that she was telling us this and the way in which she had done it, like we were trash, we are locals and was not the first time we had been there, we were planning to make it a regular thing as we really like the look of the place. The manager Nick did come and apologise when we asked to see him, he was nice and we were told we could stay longer and gave us free desert to make up for it, so he saved the day but still very unhappy how the waitress had treated us who obviously needs to be trained in customer service. We will go back but hope we do not have her serve us ever again or we may change our mind about dinning there, we are local and the spread of word about this type of treatment can be very damaging to any restaurant in the area.

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Babi
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

We paid $28 for a tiny plate of beef ragu pasta that ended up making my friend sick after eating it. The drinks were also very expensive ($19 for a cocktail). Overall the atmosphere was ok but it was hard to have a conversation as it was so loud from the live music. I was expecting more from White Rhino but perhaps we just went on a bad night.

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Jacqui
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Amazing venue with great food, great drinks, great atmosphere and great entertainment. Main dining area can get a bit stuffy when the doors are closed and wait staff service could be improved. But overall, a really classy venue for a great night out.

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kathleenv
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience the live music was great staff were great👍 always one of the must go to when visiting the Goldcoast 👍

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JasmineW
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came to surfers for a girls weekend & this place was our highlight for sure with epic atmosphere, drinks & the staff where so friendly & fun!

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IraidaM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best bar on the Gold Coast. The staff were extremely friendly, drinks were very affordable along with having quality flavours.

Will be back

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AlexG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

We left the venue to go to another bar with better service. It took up to an hour for some people to receive their order and the staff never seemed to care or update us on the delay. We were told it was table service then no one came to serve us for the rest of the evening and when going to the bar to order, we were told to sit down and come back in 5 mins when they weren’t as busy. Couldn’t believe the lack of friendliness and acknowledgement.

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HeeniM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole experience was well worth the time and money. Thank you for a great night. Will definitely return.

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LoganW
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff amazing, food amazing, atmosphere amazing!

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LizG
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend food is amazing service was excellent

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Weeks
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wasn’t sure what to expect but we were very pleased with our visit.
The service was great with very friendly staff.
We tried a few dishes, the mushrooms being a definite favourite.
Looking forward to going back and working our way through the cocktail menu.

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AmberH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and overall a very inviting atmosphere. A big thumbs up 👍🏼 and look forward to returning.

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TraceyG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, venue was beautiful bright and energetic. Live music was fabulous. Food delicious and cocktails a show themselves! Will DEFINITELY go regularly!!!

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Bobby
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

Besides the fact that we go through special bookings due to covid. Staff where placing other customers not within regulations.
All we got from management in response where smart remarks.
As for returning to the venue following spending 200+ @ your establishment I will not be recommending it providing good feedback.

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AbbyB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibes, would highly recommend. I’ll be coming back ASAP.

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DebbieM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A+
Great food. Great service
Awesome entertainment

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DrewC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great Food , Cocktails a little expensive and female oriented.

JM
JoelM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Cocktails, friendly prompt service. Definitely a must do on the Gold Coast

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BronS
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Would have liked the option to stay longer than 1.5hrs.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Extremely rude service. Unhelpful. Very unpleasant experience

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Next level service! This place is a must. Been many places but this definitely did stand out. Bobby and Sofia and the rest of the team were true professionals of hospitality. Highly recommended 🤙

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was quick and friendly! The food was amazing from entree to mains. Everything was fresh and delicious.

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ChantalM
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The white rino was an incredible experience the service was amazing and the bar staff made incredible cocktails definitely will be back again

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and space just a little noisy for dinner had to speak above the music.

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CharlyM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food , and great entertainment. Staff was nice .

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

At beginning, was seated in the far corner of the restuarant, away from everything. It wasn't any issue when asked to get moved to a nicer spot.
Staff was easily the worst experience I've had in an restuarant. They were incredibly rude and "stuck up," they all seamt like they didn't want to be there and they were over it.

Typical pub food with overpriced watered down cocktails. Live music was good but extremely loud, could not have a conversation with the person sitting across from me.
Terrible experience, never coming back.

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Love
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best atmosphere! Felt very comfortable and valued at the resturant.

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BrookeC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best birthday I’ve had. The cocktails are amazing. Staff are quick and so lovely.

Live music was a vibe!

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Layla
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing! The food was great came out nice and quick and the drinks were super yummy too! Our waitress Taren was so lovely and helpful so bubbly and always smiling :) we loved everything about the venue and can’t wait to come back!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Service was terrible but the food was good and a nice atmosphere

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Goodnighttobehad
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place staff were very nice and allowed us to stay on past our booking time as we wanted more food etc
Awesome vibe great music 👍

FAQs

White Rhino - Gold Coast offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5646 9337.

White Rhino - Gold Coast is rated 4.1 stars by 233 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.