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Hard Rock Cafe

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Steakhouse, American, Bar, Australian, Barbecue
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Cnr Cavill Ave & Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5539 9377
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 174
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  • 65
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  • 70
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Early dinner in the sun.

Rocked up at about 430pm for an early dinner. Sat upstairs in the sun....perfect amount of ambient music/noise/atmosphere. The young boy had some colouring in fun while we tucked into some great cocktails ( not to strong....but not to weak either). Food was served promptly and ticked all the boxes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
thebowe
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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place has become extremely expensive and the quality of food has decreased. Not like what it used to be in the past. We (6 people) were really looking forward to our meal here and we're deeply disappointed when we compared this visit with previous visits 5 years ago.

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Thank Rylee_travels
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Rocked up at about 430pm for an early dinner. Sat upstairs in the sun....perfect amount of ambient music/noise/atmosphere. The young boy had some colouring in fun while we tucked into some great cocktails ( not to strong....but not to weak either). Food was served promptly and ticked all the boxes for what you would expect from a upper class pup.... More 

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Thank thebowe
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great recommendation from the waitress on how we should order, was appreciated. We were there over the Australia day weekend and actually went back two nights later, but were turned away at 9.15pm, disappointing seeing they advertise they are open till 10pm.

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Thank Markland1967
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked into this place after a long day of activities. The manager greeted us at the desk and gave us a brief history of the various memorabilias in the restaurant. Upon finiding out that I'm a huge fan of Steve Vai he got us a booth right next to his signature guitar on display. The meeting of was great. If... More 

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Thank Sammy I
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place. A staple on any trip to the Gold Coast. Staff are amazing. The manager goes to each table to engage in conversation. We remember when he was working behind the bar. Love the new menu. Wish the elevator worked more often, but happy to visit them regardless. Thank you for always treating us like rock stars!

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Hillbank
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for dinner and our grandson was about to have his dinner when all of a sudden staff started banging on tables and shouting which scared our 19 month old grandson. Got him settled and he happened again which scared him again and he was crying so much that we didn't get to eat our dinner. Surely staff could warn... More 

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Thank Peppi6
Navi Mumbai, India
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58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So I am in general not a great fan of the Hard Rock franchise, but I have to say Surfers is the exception that proves the rule. The décor is of course full of rock and roll memorabilia, but here there are one or two real gems to see (though the kids didn't get most of them - too old)... More 

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Thank JDJ4
Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is looking very tired. All of the rock memorabilia is very dated. It is not appealing to anybody born from the 2000 onwards. In need of an update

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Thank Vixster66
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great menu choices. Meals were delicious! Catered for young also with a great kids menu. Service was excellent! Highly recommend! Nice dinner out :)

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Thank Athena P
Yamba, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for my birthday dinner. The food was incredible! We had the brisket, the fish and chips, the reef and beef and the twisted Mac and cheese. We loved the food and the service was fantastic. Kim and the other girls who served us were great! The drinks are so good also. It's a bit loud but my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr Cavill Ave & Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Surfers Paradise
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5539 9377

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American, Bar, Australian, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 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?