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Ranked #20 of 72 Restaurants in Main Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: An extraordinary gastronomic encounter perfectly suited to Palazzo Versace, the place for classical, sophisticated fine dining. The epitome of elegance a night at Vanitas provides a luxurious fine dining experience with meticulous attention to detail and impeccable service. The regularly changing a la carte menu offers a diverse range of fresh seafood and succulent meats created by Chef de Cuisine, Paul Froggatt.
Broadbeach Waters
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2014

A true sense of quality, Style and occassion rarely experienced outside of a European Michelin starred restaurant. The food, the presentation, the serving, the Table de Art carving of our Chateaubriande and decanting of our wines at tableside were an absolute delight. A credit to Chef de Cuisine Mr James Fiske and Manager Mr. Michael Pyrgos. There is certainly no other restaurant in Queensland to compare with Vanitas . A particular thanks to all of our wonderful waiters and Waitress' that gave us a night to remember.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Kazacos11
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English first
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“They have raised the bar”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Greeted by Michael at the beginning of the evening, seated with a beautiful view of the blue pools and magical hotel, we were persuaded to enter into a 6 course degustatiin with wine to match. The only words I can submit, that it was the opposite of disappointing, truly a memorable experience, and money should never be an issue in this restaurant. Soo good !

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North Lakes, Australia
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147 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2014

From start to finish everything was truly exceptional. Being in the Versace hotel I was worried that it might be a bit pretentious, but not at all. Food was some of the best I have ever had backed by great, friendly and attentive service. And actually great value considering what you get. Ten out of ten.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank NorwichScot
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Melbourne, Australia
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546 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Fabulous food, fine dining at its best”
Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

This is truly fine dining. From ambiance, view , table settings service and food it is fabulous.
We ate from the Degustation Menu which also had a Vegetarian option. Every morsel of food was amazing in both taste and presentation. It is situated in the Versace Hotel so all tableware was Versace. A place we will go back to again I can't recommend it highly enough

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Evelynne G
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Lennox Head, Australia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A tick on the list.”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

We went to Vanitas for our 14th wedding anniversary last 28feb and was impressed. we had the 7 course degustation-vego for my husband and the regular for me. the quality and flavours of the food presented to us were top notch but we did noticed the repeated appearance of some techniques and main ingredients on some few plates like the "purple potato chip" on the amuse bouche then on the 5th course, "powdered" king fish on the 4th course and the "powdered" black olives on the 2nd course. then there's the "foams" galore on the sorbets for in between courses. we were also a bit disappointed on how quiet the restaurant was considering it was a friday night - only 5 tables including us! It was a good experience worth having only once in our lifetime.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank SheilaAstone
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