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8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 5635 5728
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: As one of the Gold Coast's premier, two-hatted restaurants, Seaduction has...
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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 152
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Blissful taste

Steven Szabo's food is prepared with passion and care. When the dishes arrive the delicious aromas assail the table. The atmosphere of this very lovely restaurant is warm and welcoming. I can't wait to to visit again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2014
Angela N
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Steven Szabo's food is prepared with passion and care. When the dishes arrive the delicious aromas assail the table. The atmosphere of this very lovely restaurant is warm and welcoming. I can't wait to to visit again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SeaductionManager, Manager at Seaduction, responded to this review

Hi Angela N, Thank you for posting your review on your recent visit with us at Seaduction Restaurant & Bar. We always take pride in the food that we serve and appreciate the opportunity to share it with our patrons. Many thanks, The Seaduction Team More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Menu hasn't changed in a year. Food isnt the best pretty average for a restaurant like that. $77 for a bottle of wine I normally get at Dan Murphy's for $23. Pretty shocking on how overly priced you have made the cheapest wine

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
SeaductionManager, Manager at Seaduction, responded to this review

Hi Charliechels, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit with us at Seaduction Restaurant & Bar. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was 'average'. Our menu does change, however not all at once, we change 1 to 2 dishes at a time taking into account seasonality and popularity of the dishes. We will... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Service was rushed, hard to catch the names of each course as it was presented very quickly and she didn't even bother telling us what dessert was as she dropped it off. Food was average. Strange combinations of food like overly sweet marshmellow pillow with fried chicken. Chicken was also dry. Other dishes were either overly salty or just bland.... More 

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SeaductionManager, Manager at Seaduction, responded to this review

Hello travelbear255068, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us at Seaduction Restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed our Scallop dish however we are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy our other dishes and that we did not take the time to explain the elements of each dish to you. We understand... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Had a 5 course degustation dinner - WOW - unbelievably fantastic fresh and superb - highly recommended

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Coolangatta, Australia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The freshly shucked oysters to start the meal were magic, presented beautifully on a slate tile. The snapper and pork were both cooked perfect and really tasty. A lot of love went into every dish, everything looked amazing and tasted even better. The chocolate dessert was spot on and the espresso martini was outstanding, made our fingertips tingle!? weird, but... More 

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Came here with my partner for our anniversary, on a holiday. The service was faultless and the food was outstanding. We had the degustation with matching wines which I would highly recommend. Each dish was thoroughly explained. Staff were so lovely and friendly, but very professional. Both of us work in the hospitality industry and can be difficult to please,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Service excellent. Food was a bit fussy and not much of it. My husband was still hungry after three courses and he is not a huge eater. My daughter's lamb was cold but overall, very nice atmosphere and food was nice.

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Sunshine Beach, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Ate here with 4 friends recently and had a wonderful night. The staff are extremely professional. We had the degustation. The staff explained each dish thoroughly and the presentation was amazing. The food tasted as good as it looked and we had a great night. Would recommend eating here to everyone.

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The food – I had the: 1. Entrée - Handmade tortellini of goat’s cheese, with baby beetroot gel, crushed walnuts, mandarin and burnt butter 2. Sides – Broccolini with toasted almonds and the creamed truffled mashed desiree potato 3. Dessert - Velvet chocolate, marshmallow rice crunch, almond dentelle with white and dark chocolate soil I wasn’t able to find anything... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We dined at Seaduction last night, a birthday dinner for my husband and I. The atmosphere is relaxed and intimate. The tables are well spaced, well set up and we were lucky to get a table looking directly out to the Surfers Esplanade. We opted for the degustation menu. It was divine from start to finish! The staff were all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Surfers Paradise
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5635 5728

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 39

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?