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“yikes! where's the door?”
Review of Patio Seafood Buffet Restaurant - CLOSED

Patio Seafood Buffet Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Asian, Seafood, Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet
Description: Located on the 1st floor of the Gold Coast International Hotel. Daily breakfast buffet from 6am - 10.30am. Seafood Buffet and an A la carte Dinner Menu - Daily from 6pm - 10.30pm. If you are after a dining experience with a difference, try our signature dish ‘Hot Rock’ with a choice of either beef, seafood or both, served on a volcanic rock, allowing YOU to become the chef.
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“yikes! where's the door?”
Reviewed December 3, 2009

Mmmm .... not really worth the effort. This place has mediocre food. Their signature dish on the night I went was oysters kilpatrick. The oysters were so small that in some countries they would be illegal.

The place had been pretty much pillaged by a tourist party before we arrived, and the floor around the hot dish area was, how shall we describe it, sticky. Choice, if you want a first rate seafood buffet experience, go somewhere, anywhere else.

The ambiance is great if you are a fan of Dr Who and want to time travel back to the seventies. About the only thing missing were macrame plant holders hanging from the ceiling. And there was enough Formica to host the next World skating champs.

On the positive side, the staff were excellent, very good table service. Too bad the food didn't match.

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1 Thank AussieV
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood lovers delight”
Reviewed November 7, 2009

We tried everywhere to find a seafood buffet without everything being fried, battered or crumbed. Happily we paid our $52 to indulge in unlimited Prawns, Oysters, Moreton Bay Bugs, Paddle Crabs and Swimmer crabs among a great selection of other seafood and non-seafood items including Roast Pork. There aren't children because this is a serious buffet.
The waste buckets were regularly emptied and service was great.
After a 2.5 hour session we all were completely satisfied and destined to return!

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2 Thank beanbagdan
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Quality service but need more food selection”
Reviewed August 3, 2008

Staffs: They were always smiling, friendly and ready to help you out. We were told we could have a look at the buffet selection prior deciding whether to eat at the place or not. Our seafood waste bowl was always taken care of and our drinks were filled quickly. Overall, staffs were efficient and professional.

Buffet Selection: On a Friday night, the seafood available include oysters (very small in size), bug, crab (not very fresh), smoked fish, prawns (these were not too bad) and seafood soup. Salad, potato, and some other cold serves were available. The hot food selection were chewy calamari, some chicken and stir-fry beef, vegetarian pasta, steamed fish, jasmine rice and vegetables. Deserts available were ice-cream (2 different favours), various cake slices, 2 cheese cakes, a chocolate cake and some hot egg-based and berries desert.

I was a little disappointed with the food varieties (I was hoping to see lobster, scallop and a bit more hot food for pricing $52 pp.

I will wait awhile before returning to give this seafood buffet another try.

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1 Thank lady0421
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“Yummy Buffet Restaurant...”
Reviewed February 17, 2008

Yummy Buffet Restaurant - lots of prawns!

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