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“What a delightful surprise!”
Review of Alleys Restaurant

Alleys Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 36 Restaurants in Currumbin
Price range: $11 - $26
Cuisines: Australian, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Situated within the multi-award winning Currumbin RSL and with uninterrupted views of the picturesque Currumbin estuary, Alleys Restaurant offers contemporary dining in a stunning atmosphere and is a favourite venue for locals and tourists alike. Featuring locally sourced produce - including herbs and vegetables from the club's own gardens, a variety of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options, prepared with the culinary creativity by Head Chef - Felicity Best. Alleys caters for everyone in the family. Children's meals and a free kids club with iPads look after the young patrons plus kids eat free every Wednesday night*. While the restaurant always offers its full a la carte menu, Monday night is curry night and Tuesday night is roast night. Alleys is open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week*. It is located within the Currumbin RSL club on Currumbin Creek Road at Currumbin, on the Gold Coast. Alleys' superb food is complemented by its friendly service and stunning water views. Live music accompanies your dining experience every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Alleys is one among other restaurants in Queensland that had won the Clubs Queensland Awards. It was awarded the Best Club Restaurant in Queensland 2007, 2008, 2009 and most recently in 2015. The Club itself won Best Club Gold Coast 2014 and 2015, Best Licensed RSL 2014, Best Gaming Venue 2014, Best Community Service 2014, Best Club Redevelopment and Qld Club of the Year 2015. In 2017 Alleys received Best Club Dining Runner up.
Sydney, Australia
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“What a delightful surprise!”
Reviewed April 20, 2009

On travelling with our hire car back to the Gold Coast airport from Surfers Paradise we decided to heed the advice on a TV ad, and call in at the 'Best Little Club in the World' for lunch. To be honest, we thought the boast on the ad cheeky and amusing and we weren't sure what to expect (having had the experience of many an RSL club throughout Australia). But I have to say, the claims we pretty correct! From the moment we arrived (too early for lunch, but looking for a haven to kill the time) we were greeted with outgoing, charming and friendly staff who were happy to help in any way they could.

We sat in a lovely shaded spot outside right on the river reading our books and newspapers while sipping cool drinks. The cafe serves salads, wraps, quiches and cookies pretty much all day and at 11:30am they start serving the hot food (for which there was quickly a line up!). As hungry as we were, we held off till Alleys Restaurant opened at 12pm for a fantastic lunch. The wait staff knew we were on a tight schedule (we needed to leave by 12:45pm) and accommodated us beautifully. Again, we sat outside in a lovely sheltered spot with fabulous views and atmosphere. What really was a surprise was the quality and value of the meal. I ordered the grilled chicken breast with oven baked roma tomatoes, asparagus and salad (veges available instead of chips and salad). The chicken had that delicious (and difficult to achieve) balance of moist and tender interior with a crisp and tasty skin. Highly recommended. My friends had the chicken Caesar salad and the toasted club sandwich, apparently all good. On leaving, it was apparent that we were not the only ones impressed, as the restaurant was filling at a good rate (especially for a Friday lunch).

My only disappointment was that we had to leave to catch a flight and were unable to stay longer and savour the atmosphere or try the evening menu which looked quite delicious (although I am sure I would've had trouble deciding which dish to have!)

So, do yourself a favour. Next time you are driving through, or needing a haven while waiting to catch a flight, pop into the Currumbin RSL (it was 10 minutes drive to the airport).

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