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“Yummo. I want to go back.”

Little Truffle Dining Room & Bar
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European, Australian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The award-winning Little Truffle Dining Room and Bar has been a favourite with both locals and tourists since opening in 2010. The popular venue is located on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and Bondi Avenue in Mermaid Beach. Guests can enjoy an intimate and relaxed venue, allowing lovers of food and wine to indulge in the palatable menu prepared by Chef/Owner Daniel Ridgeway and Head Chef Jason Burt, whilst exploring the exceptional wine list from around the world. Little Truffle Dining Room and Bar can be split into several different areas to cater for a variety of guests in the contemporary dining room or classic dining room. The award-winning venue also offers two private dining rooms which features hand-made vintage crystal glassware and personal sound system. The smaller private room seats up to 8 and the larger up to 18.
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“Yummo. I want to go back.”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

We had the degustation with the wine match. The food was gloriuse and the service impeccable. We only had a short amount of time because of a baby sitter. As soon as we completed one course it was cleared and the next was brought out promptly. It was beautifully plated and taste was divine. I would recommend to anyone who wants a romantic night with nice food.

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Thank Jobruce212
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English first
Gold Coast
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A great find on the Goldie”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

This was our 2nd visit to Little Truffle. The first time, the place was quite empty. This friday night it was very full, and the lower section was packed, making the place a little more noisy than we would have liked at the start. As people started, the place quietened down though :)

Great food. The menu hasnt changed much in a year, but then again, if you do something great, stick with it.

I had the scallops with blackpudding and puree, the Barramundi and the warm chocolate pudding. All were great quality. Standout dish for everyone else were the tortellini.

Works out at around $100 a head for 3 courses and sharing a bottle of wine and a couple of dessert wines. I think this is good for what you get.

Highly recommend.... Bookings essential too.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Tagnbrag
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Queensland, Australia
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329 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“A little bit of Melbourne”
Reviewed October 1, 2012 via Local Picks

This place is a delight, ambience and flair that make you think this must be Melbourne. To find this on the Gold coast is rare.

Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

Thank Walter J
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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very non-Gold Coast - and that's a good thing!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

You would never even notice this restaurant from the street, it's on the main Gold Coast highway but is anything but GC.

My fiance and I enjoyed a Saturday night meal here, on a weekend away down the coast from Brisbane. I had heard good things, and we enjoyed a lovely meal.

We both went for the $60 set menu dinner. My stuffed fried squash blossoms were delicious, and the pork belly was also good. I must admit that the chicken was a bit dry for mains, the sauce and side dishes were a bit bland - nothing to write home about. However, at that price it didn't matter.

The crowning delight was dessert - my raspberry souffle with white chocolate sauce was heavenly!

Unobtrusive service, no noise from outside, all together a lovely place to eat.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Helga205
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“fabulous evening”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Celebrated my birthday saturday evening with family in little truffles private dining room. The food, the ambience, the wait staff were all absolutely wonderful. Daniel is to be commended on the thought he has put into this particular room, there were 10 guests and room was just perfect. Each course was delicious. Our waiter (Martin) could not have been better, friendly and totally professional and has a wonderful voice (singing) as well. This restaurant is definitely a must!!!!

  • Visited September 2012
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