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“Great Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of RockSalt Modern Dining

RockSalt Modern Dining
Shop 12 Aria Building | 20 Albert Avenue, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
0755706076
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Ranked #8 of 196 Restaurants in Broadbeach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Devonport, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I have eaten here numerous times now on visits to the Gold Coast. Food has always been excellent but the maître d' we have had several times has been unbelievable. A table of 10 people - took all of our food and drink orders without writing anything down and everything arrived perfectly! Now that's talented.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Same price as top restaurants in Sydney with full harbour views cooked by a known chef.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Sitting outdoors on a chair that was probably purchAsed from Fantastic Furniture. I say that because I could feel the wooden frame through the faux leather upholstery.No atmosphere but staff were trying although they were not consistent. Throughout our devastation they sometimes forgot to tell us what dish we had been served and to ask if we would like pepper. $10 for a mineral water is voodoo much for this restaurant also.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Having had some less than favourable dining experiences in Broadbeach I was concerned. Trip Advisor reviews for RockSalt all said how good it was. They are not wrong. Their tapas entree for 2 people is really good. Thanks for a nice afternoon.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Pretentious in edible twaddle”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I booked our meal here as our Xmas present to ourselves, the 5 course degustation. We travelled up from Melbourne, had a friend mind our kids. I should have known something was up when we took our table outside - looking directly into an underground carpark, a Nandos and a strip joint/nightclub. First course: raw fish. Not our cup of tea but anyhoo. Second was quail. The quail was divine. The runny boiled egg and cold grated celeriac not so much. Third was a king prawn risotto that was so laden with creme fraiche and al dente it was gross. I'm leaving out the caviar. Repulsive. Fourth I thought for sure we were on a winner! Roast beef tenderloin with colcannon and grated slaw again. My meat was raw. Not underdone. It was still mooing. The fifth and final course dessert was lovely. The staff were excellent and my gluten free (I am Coeliac) needs were met with no worries at all. At the end of our atrocious meal we were advised to speak to the chef with our concerns. His response: he had been there six months and he sends out dozens of DG's a week and we were the first to complain. There must be something wrong with our palates and we should try a different restaurant next time. Guess those chef of the year awards are a thing of the past now for Rock Salt.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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208 reviews 208 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Best steak we have had for some time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Beautiful meal, best steak for quite a while. Terrific service although a couple who arrived just after us had still not ordered and we had received our main course. Not a cheap restaurant but well worth the money paid for a special night out.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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