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“Special Occassion”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of RockSalt Modern Dining - CLOSED

RockSalt Modern Dining
Cuisines: Australian, Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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17 reviews
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“Special Occassion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Service bad, food great.
I had a table of 7, we were there on a special occassion (50th Birthday) and I left somewhat disappointed.
The waitress didn't know the meals very well, and the man I ordered the wine from looked down his nose at me.
On selecting the wine, he stated "That one is too dear ($110), your better off with this one ($55)".
The bill came to around $900 for the table, with only 5 of us drinking, and not heavily.
We had a starter bread, 5 entrees, 7 mains, and three desserts.
The food was excellent. Cannot fault the presentation, taste, and overall food experience.
Will I go back, no.
Will I recommend it, no.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Special and memorable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Eating at Rocksalt was an amazing end to a fun weekend on the Gold Coast. We took 10 ladies there for a friends 30th and we were absolutely spoiled. The wine was spectacular, the service was great and even though we ate and drank our way through 2 hours the bill was only $45 per head! (Before the tip that they absolutely deserved).

Some girls commented that their meal was the best they'd ever had. It was totally memorable and very much recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

RockSalt was a fantastic end to a fantastic weekend in the GC. A group of 10 of us went and took advantage of the lunch special of 2 meals for $40 pp.

On arrival we were greeted by a very enthusiastic and friendly waiter who didn't mind that we had turned up with 3 extra people than we had booked for an set about getting the table ready for us. We were provided with water for the table very quickly and even though we were already aware of the lunch special he told us about it which is great as it is the same price as a single main course.

The food was fantastic and between the 10 of us we managed to try most of the dishes on the menu, all plates were cleaned which is a sign of how good everything was.

Points to note the menu is very seafood based so if you don't like seafood you might struggle with something to take your fancy.

A recommendation from me are the Tempura oysters, I have never had them done like that before and they were remarkable. The spanner crab linguine was also a winner among our group.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Claire B
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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Award Winning Food and Outstanding Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

Overview :
Located in the heart of the restaurant district of Broadbeach on Queensland's, Gold Coast. There are other restaurants on either side but that is absolutely where the comparison stops.
This little gem has won a "Plate" for the "Best Chef on the Gold Coast" for the last three years running and I hope will win another this year, it certainly deserves it.
The owners - Matt and Amy Jefferson are there every night and are hands-on in every aspect of the restaurant. It shows and is an integral part of the outstanding dining experience.

The Food & Beverage :
The dishes that are offered are both interesting in concept and visually tempting in presentation. The range is excellent including delicacies like venison (done to perfection), duck, outstanding local seafood etc. to name but a few. The portions are not huge but the variety and richness of the food ensures you are satisfied.
The creativity extends into their desert offerings, so try and save a bit of space after the main course.
The wine list is very broad including some very interesting local and international vintages that have been personally selected by Matt, who delights in discussing some of their individual subtleties.
You can either have the degastation dinner where the choice is made for you and you get a broad sample of their very interesting culinary creations or you can order a la carte.

Service & Atmosphere:
The service is impeccable, attentive and professional. All staff are well trained and take pride in ensuring the presentation is suitable to the very creative dishes without being pompous, for want of a better term.

Summary :
In a location that offers a sea of mediocre eateries for tourists you couldn't do better than to give RockSalt a try, I am sure you won't be disappointed.
Yes, be sure to book, the secret is out and it is popular but worth it.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Tim K
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brisbane
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“an Excercise in culinary excellence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Fantastic food service wine and atmosphere a a must visit restaurant on the Gold Coast.

My Partner and I dined at Rock salt Wednesday 2nd of October we sampled the eight course degustation menu. Stand out dishes were the John Dory and the Strawberries and Cream 2013.

The service was well executed and friendly without being intrusive.

A great night out

  • Visited October 2013
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