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“Still my favourite steak place after 5 years!”
Review of Cav's Steakhouse

Cav's Steakhouse
Ranked #6 of 61 Restaurants in Labrador
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cav's Steakhouse has established itself as one of the Gold Coast's most popular restaurants. This award winning hacienda-style restaurant at Labrador is a Gold Coast icon, serving superb meals in a welcoming and relaxed setting. Its premium aged steaks, fresh seafood and other specialty dishes have made it a favourite with discerning overseas and interstate visitors, Gold Coast business people and local families for 30 years. Fully licensed and with ample off-street parking, Cav's is perfect all year round. Located right next door to the restaurant, Cav's Butchery supplies a wide range of premium quality cuts. Customers can take home just about anything that appears on Cav's extensive restaurant menu, including a wide selection of pre-prepared salads and sauces to accompany the chunky fillet steak pies, eye fillets, t-bones, veal cutlets and many other succulent cuts.
Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband and I first went to Cav's steakhouse five years ago when we were travelling then before we even got engaged. I fell in love the the Medallion of the Eye steak, and can never forget the flavor and texture of it since then.

This year in July, we went back to the same place again but this time with both our families, and I must say we had an enjoyable dinner. It was a good meal, and I'm still loving the steak.

The wait for the food can be quite long, but they'll serve some bread rolls for you and those are pretty delicious too. Love the flavor of the butter as well.

When my sister in law was caught stealing my brother in law's chocolate mint by one of the waitress, she was so nice to bring us a small dish of it so all of us could have a taste. Was quite hilarious but it's little gesture like this that makes it memorable.

We'll definitely go back again if we have the chance! :)

Thank Njerlyn
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Donna G, Manager at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Thank-you for taking the time to review us at Cav's Steakhouse and we are so glad it is still your favorite place. We are glad you still loved the steak and the breadrolls that we offer.

We will let the waitress know how much you appreciated the gesture and we would love to see you back for lunch or dinner if you get the chance.

Thank-you again for letting us know of your experience.

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

The place and service were fine but I feel a nice piece of meat was small and over cooked! The vegies we're not even fresh. Overall, it was pub food charged as fine dining price! Will never go back!

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Donna G, Manager at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2014

Thank-you for your feedback.

We would like to apologise that your meal was not up to your standard we would have happily changed your meal or recooked it to your liking had you notified the staff.

Thank-you again for letting us know.

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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wouldn't have know about Cavs but for some family who frequent the Gold Coast.
Glad we made the trip. Kid friendly but still fine if you don't have them. The separate little play room for kids keeps them (mostly) out of harms way.
Was a busy night - but we went early - so no big issue with the slight wait.
Enjoyed the atmosphere here. Take a read through the history (on the menu) this place really has a Long personal family history with the beginnings of Surfers Paradise.

Good menu - we tried a big variety. A couple of Wagyu, one ribs and an eye fillet. Sadly our eye fillet which was ordered butterflied and well done (yes its personal taste) came to the table bloody - and I mean had not been rested bloody through the plate/vegies.
A quick 'excuse me' to the first available waitress saw a perfect replacement to the table within minutes. Shame it happened - but excellent response.

Definitely give this place a go.

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Thank GourmetStyle
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Donna G, Human Resources at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2014

Thank-you for taking the time to provide us with your review.

It is so nice to know that you appreciated our history as that is important to us and that you were understanding in regards to the slight wait.

We are so glad that you tried the variety on the menu and were happy with your selection.

We would like to apologise in regards to your steak not being cooked to your liking but we really appreciate you letting us know on the night so that we did have the opporunity to fix this for you.

Thank-you for recommending us "as worth a trip here for sure"! that is great.

We do hope to see you back again for lunch or dinner.

Thank-you

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

Perfect steaks and a great play area to keep the kids occupied. Steaks were cooked to perfection! (Rare) The coleslaw to me, is the most underrated side dish, balancing the steaks with a sweet but not too cloying taste.

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Donna G, Human Resources at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2014

Thank-you for taking the time to provide us with your review.

We are so glad you enjoyed your perfect steaks and the kids were happy in our play area.
We also love the fact that you enjoyed the coleslaw.


We hope to see you back again soon for lunch or dinner.

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great steak good options and staff great. I love the fake cows out front, funky.
Caves has great steak but it's not cheap, in my opinion over priced for food. You can get a bigger meal at the grands wills up the road for half the price.
Our waiter abused me for not tipping, say what! This is not America !
I do tip if I like service and food.

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CavsSteakhouse, Manager at Cav's Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2014

Thank-you for taking the time to review us here at Cav's Steakhouse.

Feedback is very important to us.

We are glad you found the steak, options, staff and cows great.

We are disappointed however that you compared our independent, established restaurant to that of a pub meal up the road. We constantly review and investigate our prices and we do find these consistent and fair and inline with the market value.

We are completely shocked and totally bewildered that your waiter would say anything to you about tipping. This is certainly not the Cav's way and if you could please take the time to provide us with more information then we can investigate this further info@cavssteakhouse.com.

Thank-you again for taking the time to provide us with these feedback.

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