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Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
(07) 5504 6466
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Ranked #102 of 279 Restaurants in Surfers Paradise
Price range: $23 - $93
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French, Fusion
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great food, excellent wine, the wait staff knew about the food and the wine, went with my partner and we were absolutely loved it.

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Hope Island, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We dined at Absynthe with a Living Social voucher last Friday and where extremely impressed with the entire experience - what an exquisite taste sensation! The 5 courses where thoroughly enjoyed and the service was very attentive. We last dined a few years ago with disappointment BUT this time it was not the case - faultless. The deal we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

What a night. Treated my dad to a belated father's day dinner...we both spent two hours marveling at how great each dish was. We enjoyed the 6 course degustation; and the waitor was a delight. The restaurant was relatively empty which while it is a shame (as i believe the business deserves far greater success) it made the atmosphere really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We paid for the 6 courses degustation. It was the first time my fiancée and I had been to such a fine dining restaurant and I have to say that it was even better than we expected! The atmosphere was relaxing, Intimate and comfortable. The waiter was very attentive and ensured we had the best experience we could. He ensured... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Fantastic Restaurant! Can't wait to return!!! My partner and I enjoyed a 6 course degustation at Absynthe with a voucher bought online and the experience was everything we expected! Our waiter took care of every little detail and was wonderfully attentive all evening, always happy to answer questions. The service was wonderful and the food even better, especially the dessert... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A French experience provided by the magical host and chef, Meyjitt Boughenout, who also loves Jaguar Motor cars, that would be very hard to beat on our beautiful Gold Coast. My wife, Andrea, and I I love to dress well for dinner and this is one place that does not deserve to be treated as " just a n other"... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Outstanding food and impeccable service. The degustation menu was excellent with a variety of dishes that were all of an extremely high standard. Beautiful French wines that matched the dishes brilliantly. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

I organised the event on the 25th of October. It was my launch party. This is the first event I have ever organized. I organised $8.50 per head canapés with the events organiser which is an extremely reasonable price for a Michelin French Restaurant. I did not expect such large appetites among guests and I learned from this to organise... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We went to Absynthe for special occasion. My husband and I enjoyed the 6 course Degustation very much, nice wine , nice environment, cosy and the service was excellent. We had a great night at Absynthe. Would recommend friends to go there for dinner.

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South Pacific
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Rather ordinary tasting menu utterly lacking in colour, presentation and excitement, but compensated to some extent by prompt and polite service, reasonable wine matching and easy parking. Watch out for the foam and blue cheese.

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Meyjitte B, Owner at Absynthe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us glad you did like everything Let me know personally next time you are in I will get the green and blue plates I have tucked away in the dry store Like this your table will have more colour . More 

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Additional Information about Absynthe

Address: Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
Phone Number: (07) 5504 6466
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Surfers Paradise
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 23 - 93
Cuisine: French, Fusion

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