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“Heaven!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Allure on Currumbin

Allure on Currumbin
136 Duringan Street, Currumbin, Queensland 4223, Australia
+61 7 5525 6006
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Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Currumbin
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are an elegant casual restaurant on the Gold Coast, Queensland, providing a French inspired menu with an Australian twist.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Heaven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What a darling place - Allure captured our anniversary dinner perfectly. We had fantastic table service and the place was chic without being pretentious. Food was delightful - the duck ala orange was one of the best meals I have ever tasted. We will certainly be returning soon!

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Imthechef, Owner at Allure on Currumbin, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Hi Dotomi D

What a lovely review. Thank you for your kind words.

We are so glad you enjoyed your anniversary dinner and that we were able to help make it a special occasion for you.

We look forward to seeing you at Allure again.

Kind Regards

Cheryl and the team
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  • English first
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English first
Adelaide Hills, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Exceptional - who would have expected it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The place has no views, it's stuck in a group of roadside shops and it's in Currumbin [where? I hear you ask - southern Gold Coast Australia] but the food is breath-takingly good from the shared plate of oysters prepared 4 different ways through outstanding entrees to extraordinarily presented mains of the highest calibre and finished with creative and generous desserts, backed with a moderate but broad reaching wine list, this place ticks all the boxes.
It's casual dining with a touch of elegance, reasonable prices and good friendly, professional and unobtrusive table service but all these pale into insignificance alongside the skill of the chef.
The menu is extensive and choice is difficult.
Three colleagues and I dined there on a Saturday evening; arriving round 7.30 the place was full but had largely emptied by 9 as we were enjoying our mains. Each of our party had dined all over the world and quickly recognised an unexcepted gem in this unpretentious place.
This chef would not be out of place in any of the great kitchens of the world.
A memorable experience.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Imthechef, Owner at Allure on Currumbin, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Hi Paul

Wow! Thank you so much for a simply wonderful, wonderful review. We are all so delighted at your very humbling words - we really appreciate the support.

You've touched on everything we try and get across. Nice work!

Brad (our amazing chef and owner with me) and the kitchen team work very hard to ensure everything is absolutely spot on with all meals and they're thrilled with your feedback.

Thanks also from our service staff (Manu, Sam, Sebastian, Emily and I) for your kind words.

All the best and happy dining.

Cheryl and the team
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delivered. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was given a voucher for my birthday, I had read reviews and expectations were high. I can honestly say they delivered on every aspect. Food, service, atmosphere... I will definitely be going back.

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Imthechef, Owner at Allure on Currumbin, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Hi Jimmy

Thanks for coming in and thanks for the great review. So happy when people come in with high expectations and we deliver!

Glad you enjoy Allure - see you next time.

Cheryl and the team
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Service great, food delicious, what you want I your dining experience. And next to one if Australia's loveliest beaches to walk it off afterwards.

Visited June 2014
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Imthechef, Owner at Allure on Currumbin, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Hi Elizabeth

Thanks for your kind review and great rating. We appreciate them both!

It is a wonderful beach and creek we're next to - one of the nicest in Australia.

Thanks again and take care.

Cheryl and the team
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Gold Coast, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best meal on the G.C. ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our party of 4 were all blown away at the quality of the food, the outstanding service, and the diversity of the menu. I am considered by family and friends to be a Gourmet Chef, so, dining out is often a disappointing experience for me and my husband. Allure ticked all of our boxes, from the moment we were seated and given a complimentary pumpkin soup shot, a complimentary sorbet after our entree was also a lovely and unexpected treat. Reasonably priced for the quality, service and overall very pleasing experience. They only problem was choosing what to eat from the amazing menu. I can't wait to go back and try some of the other mouthwatering dishes. Thank you Allure for restoring my faith in fine dining on the Gold Coast! See you again soon.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Imthechef, Owner at Allure on Currumbin, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Hi Kathryn P

What a lovely person you are and what a lovely review.

The wait staff are all buzzing since I showed them your review. They all love it when their service is complimented and they know they have helped to ensure a wonderful evening for our guests.

And being a chef yourself you know how the chef and kitchen staff feel when their dishes are complimented. Brad, the big boss in the kitchen and all his wonderful helpers take great pride in producing mouthwatering meals and you have made their day with your delightful review.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards

Cheryl and the Team
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