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Seaduction

8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 5635 5728
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $47
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: As one of the Gold Coast's premier, two-hatted restaurants, Seaduction has an elegance all of its own. The acclaimed menu is superbly complemented by an intimate wine-tasting room, private dining room and bar.Resisting the seductive aromas conjured by Executive Chef Steve Szabo and his team at Seaduction will prove impossible. Once you've tasted the handcrafted cuisine of our two-hatted restaurant you're sure to return.
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English first
Parramatta, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

As a 2 hatted restaurant you can expect the food to be excellent, and it was for us outstanding, we had already decided on the degustation meal before we arrived, so I didn't look at the menu again to see if it had changed or in fact we should have had truffles in one of the dishes, I prefer not... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The views are spectacular and service exemplary.. However the food not as good as it once was.. Was promised fresh truffle in my entree however there was none to be seen and no explanation provided.. Then a 1.5% credit card surcharge added to the already expensive meal. Still delicious food but I think perhaps taking advantage of the tourist address.

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Adam T, General Manager at Seaduction, responded to this review

Dear Sam B, Thank you for your review. I am not sure which dish you are referring to about the truffle, though if it was stated I would be surprised if it wasn't there. The truffle would not be an over-powering taste but used to enhance the other flavours that it is working with. I will however pass the feedback... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Probably the most delicious food I have ever tasted. The scallops in particular were devine. Highly recommend the degustation. Staff were friendly, informative on each dish and their service was impeccable. My favourite restaurant hands down.

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Adam T, General Manager at Seaduction, responded to this review

Dear Elisha J, Thank you so much for your rave review of Seaduction. I agree in relation to the degustation. Five courses to sample many different taste sensations, without that feeling that you have over-indulged. Our Executive Chef Steve Szabo has won many awards and the degustation allows you to sample the many reasons why this is so. I do... More

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Attended for a girls lunch and found the restaurant to be presented beautifully. Great location, pleasant staff and table set with a range of sparkling cutlery and glassware. On checking the menu I decided to order the chicken with buckwheat served with a 60 degree egg I was not sure what this was but when it was served it was... More

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Adam T, General Manager at Seaduction, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Seaduction experience. I see you dined on our $39 lunch time special of two courses. This has proven so popular we have extended it until mid December. As the name suggests, the 60 degree egg is cooked at 60 degrees Celsius. Given that 100 degrees is the boiling... More

Ormeau, Queensland, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was lucky enough to score a free dinner off a company i was working for, so i didn't hold high hopes. we decided mid week was our best chance of a quiet evening. myself and my wife. we were very happy with what we got! we were seated along the long window overlooking the water and treated to 2... More

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Adam T, General Manager at Seaduction, responded to this review

Dear Brett K, I am delighted to hear that you were pleasantly surprised with your Seaduction experience! It sounds as though you have a very good boss indeed for looking after you. We appreciate you sharing your feedback in this forum, and look forward to welcoming you back again perhaps in the future. Sincerely, Adam Taloni More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had one of the best dinner experiences ever! We were celebrating our 6th aniversary and the wholevtime the waiters and staff were so nice and detailed that it was lovely! And the food, just amazing! True sensorial, flavour and quality masterpieces! Thanks so much for making our day sooo special! Would really recommend it and go back!

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Adam T, General Manager at Seaduction, responded to this review

Dear MartaP172014, Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate such an important occasion with us. I am delighted that the team looked after you so well and left you with such a memorable experience. I do hope we see you again to help you celebrate yet another special event. Sincerely, Adam Taloni More

Surfers Paradise, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

From the Time we arrived the staff were bubbly friendly and inviting, walking through the restaurant to be seat was an absolute delight the atmosphere was fun and vibrant with a great décor and views of the beach. We had the degustation with wine and would highly recommend it the food was sensational visually and only out done by it... More

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Adam T, General Manager at Seaduction, responded to this review

Dear Mickeyboi, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Seaduction. We know the Gold Coast has a lot of restaurant offerings, and we aim to be among the best of them. I am pleased that Steve, Kathryn and the team ensured you had a memorable experience. I look forward to welcoming you back next time. Sincerely, Adam Taloni More

phuket
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The lunch and dinner menus are both great. Never had a disappointing meal, last time had the degustation and definitely recommend it. Service is great and has a lovely atmosphere. One of only a few restaurants on the Gold Coast that does quality food. My mum did order a rare tuna steak and it came out well done, which they... More

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Adam T, General Manager at Seaduction, responded to this review

Dear Lauren S, Thank you for your lovely review of Seaduction Restaurant + Bar. I am delighted you enjoy both the dinner and lunch offerings. We have had such a huge response to our $39 lunch special of two courses, we are extending it through to December! I am absolutely shocked regarding the comments made about the tuna. Please feel... More

Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As a guest staying at Soul, my husband and I decided to treat ourselves to a one off experience at Seaduction. As it was awarded 2 chefs hats we thought it would comparable to a Neil Perry in Sydney or James Mussilon in Canberra. ( I'm a big fan of). We have 2 young kids and went to the trouble... More

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Adam T, General Manager at Seaduction, responded to this review

Dear Sarah Y, Thank you for your feedback both here and on email. I am pleased that you had such a lovely stay at Soul, however disappointed that Seaduction left you underwhelmed. Our Executive Chef Steve Szabo is very proud of his work and aims to deliver the best possible quality and experience to all of our guests. I will... More

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My partner and I went to Seaduction for our anniversary dinner and it was amazing. The staff were so friendly and polite Katie especially. The food was just superb the Chef made us a complimentary entre’ before we even ordered and the view from our table was just beautiful. I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to... More

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Adam T, General Manager at Seaduction, responded to this review

Dear JoshC31, Happy Anniversary! I am so proud that the team made such an effort to help you celebrate this very special occasion. I will pass on your thanks to the entire team, and pay particular mention to Katie. She certainly is one of our stars! I hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Adam Taloni More

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