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Chef's Suggestion - HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar, Surfers Paradise (QLD)

HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar

8.9/10
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135 Bundall Rd, 4217 Surfers Paradise (QLD)See map

Average price A$15

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price A$15
A Selection of Australian Cheese, Cured Meats, House Pickles and Breads
A$35
Oysters Migonette
A$6
Oysters Kilpatrick
A$6

Dietary options

Gluten free,

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HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar, Surfers Paradise (QLD)
Lobster roll - HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar, Surfers Paradise (QLD)

Reviews

8.9/10
Fabulous76 reviews
8.7/10

Food

8.8/10

Service

9.2/10

Ambience

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  • Christopher R.
    Christopher R.

    October 28, 20221 review

    10/10

    Had the corn ribs (gf,Gg) awesome !!

  • Marnie R.
    Marnie R.

    October 23, 20221 review

    10/10

    Such a fabulous lunch menu. Lobster roll was sensational. We will definitely be back. The service was brilliant and such amazing views.

  • Tina P.
    Tina P.

    September 17, 20222 reviews

    8.5/10

    The food and cocktails are always fantastic and of course the views are exceptional but the service continues to be slow and inattentive

    HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar (Owner)

    Thanks for your review, i'm sorry to hear that the service was not up to standard, this is a key area of focus we will now have and hopefully next time you visit we improve. Regards, Tom

  • Don B.
    Don B.

    September 14, 20221 review

    8/10

    Food menu selection is small but good products. More of a bar / restaurant now

    HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar (Owner)

    Thanks Don! We have just released a new cocktail menu and stay tuned for a new food offering, hope to see you back soon.

  • Trish W.
    Trish W.

    July 31, 20221 review

    10/10

    Second time here after a long break. This time with lovely friends who also enjoyed it! Classy and a bit on the expensive side but a great treat after the show at HOTA and beautiful views! The service was friendly and attentive and the food interesting and tasty. I’ll be back! Next time for sunset!!

    HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar (Owner)

    Thanks Trish! I'm glad you and your friends had a great time, see you soon for some sunset cocktails!

  • Yvonne M.
    Yvonne M.

    July 30, 202222 reviews

    10/10

    Omg the view is stunning. Staff was brilliant nothing was to much bother. Food was good.

    HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar (Owner)

    Thanks, we love the view too, not a bad work environment! Hope to see you again soon!

  • Rosemary F.
    Rosemary F.

    July 16, 20221 review

    9/10

    Food was amazing. Highly recommend share plates. Service was very attentive. The venue is amazing. Extensive bar The one issue our group had was that the recorded music was extremely loud making conversation difficult. The choice was highly inappropriate for the demographic that was evident on Friday night.

    HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar (Owner)

    Hi Rosemary, Thanks for your review, we're glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service! We will take your feedback on board regarding the music. We hope to see you again soon.

  • Angela W.
    Angela W.

    July 16, 20221 review

    7.5/10

    Lovely view and good service, but the sound track was terrible. Nineties R&B and hip hop, which didn't fit with the swanky rooftop cocktail bar aesthetic they were going for, and really affected the mood. At one point "I like Big Butts" started playing, and we were there at sunset, not late at night. And then there were some travelling street performers that started doing some crass dancing right in the middle of the bar.

    HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar (Owner)

    Hi Angela, It's great to hear that you enjoyed the view and service during your visit. The street performers were an act that was part of the Underground festival at HOTA that weekend. We will take your feedback onboard regarding the background music!

  • Fleur S.
    Fleur S.

    July 10, 20221 review

    10/10

    OMG what a beautiful venue to chat after a brilliant experience "Come from Away". Totally recommend⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar (Owner)

    Thankyou for your review Fleur! We're glad you enjoyed yourself, and we hope to see you again soon!

  • Elizabeth G.
    Elizabeth G.

    May 29, 20221 review

    7/10

    Food small & chips $20 & all broken up. I received 3, emails, 3 calendar alerts/events & an 06:30 sms Sunday morning to reconfirm my confirmed booking. It’s a beautiful spot to sit & relax with friends. More heaters needed on the deck

    HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar (Owner)

    Thanks Elizabeth, I have passed on your feedback about the chips to chef. So sorry to hear that you have received so many alerts and messages, especially at 630 am, I will have a look and clean this up thank you for letting me know. I agree about the heaters, we have more on the way! Cheers!

  • Ronald H.
    Ronald H.

    May 22, 20222 reviews

    8.5/10

    Good sharing food options with nibbles. Staff most attentive. Fabulous view not weather dependent. Definitely a revisit with friends.

    HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar (Owner)

    Thanks Ronald, for your review, glad to hear you enjoyed it, see you next time!

  • Alicia Z.
    Alicia Z.

    May 20, 20221 review

    8/10

    I went there looking for the sophisticated complicated menu of the past where it was an adventure ordering and a delight tasting. Found a menu with hamburger and toasties and the big adventure steak frite, which was delicious. Overall I was disappointed to find they no longer cater to a sophisticated crowd. That said, the food was delicious. The cocktail menu has been reduced to a selection of maybe five different drinks, I tried a few, none were that good. The mixture of strawberry daiquiri and margaritas was pretty, but awful tasting in one glass. Didn't really care for any of their fruity drinks. With all the choices here on the Gold Coast, can't say I will look forward to going back there.

    HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar (Owner)

    Hi Alicia thank you so much for your feedback, we have changed our menu to suit more of our customer base. I'm sorry we couldn't deliver more of a food adventure for you If you would like to be more adventurous with your taste buds can i please recommend our sister venue Palette. thank you so much for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon

  • Linda M.
    Linda M.

    May 19, 20221 review

    7.5/10

    The ambience was lovely, service good but the food and alcohol were overpriced. The dessert I ordered tasted old.

  • Michia e.

    March 19, 20221 review

    7.5/10

    This little restaurant was a nice little find with view over surfers paradise buildings. Nice furniture, good service, oysters where nice. Don’t get the hummus if your hungry.

    HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar (Owner)

    Thanks Michia for the review, glad you enjoyed the view and service, hope to see you again soon!

  • Bianca C.
    Bianca C.

    March 18, 20222 reviews

    8/10

    The wait staff were welcoming and attentive. The food was delicious as always but not enough variety. The menu is quite limited. The ambiance was ok. Music a bit too loud and the chairs aren’t the best for comfort but the view is stunning

    HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar (Owner)

    Hey Bianca, thanks for your feedback, I will pass onto Chef. We love the view too!

  • Julie W.
    Julie W.

    March 12, 20221 review

    10/10

    Spectacular food, drinks and atmosphere! A trip to HOTA is not complete without it !

  • John And Sandie L.
    John And Sandie L.

    February 10, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    We did not dine here this time. Just after work drinks with the girls. The service is always friendly and fast. The view is fantastic but the staff are what make this fabulous bar.

    HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar (Owner)

    Hey John and Sandie, thanks so much for the review! Our staff are passionate and glad you enjoyed it.

  • Lyle P.

    December 30, 20211 review

    9/10

    This is a fantastic restaurant with great ambience and superb food. My only slightly negative feedback is the food is expensive for the size of the dishes. But having said that, I would happily return for special occasions, just not regularly.

    HOTA The Exhibitionist Bar (Owner)

    Thanks Lyle, I'm glad you enjoyed yourself, keep an eye out for our special food nights!

  • Kerry W.

    December 29, 20211 review

    9/10

    My mum and enjoyed theGallery exhibitions 1st then headed to the Exhibitionist Bar early evening... we really enjoyed the food, especially the lobster roll and prawn in lettuce and mushroom/eggplant.... the cocktails were really nice only bummer it rained and was a cool night... maybe a little light blanket provided... but otherwise amazing lights of Surfers and the sunset

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  • Tina P.
    Tina P.

    December 11, 20212 reviews

    8/10

    The food was amazing and the cocktails were divine. They explain it is table service however despite there being only 3 tables we had to go to the bar each time for our drinks while the staff stood around inside chatting and on their phones. We worked out there was one staff member for every three guests but service was still very slow. Views are incredible - although we asked to use an empty table that was right at the balcony edge to enjoy it (for some reason none of the occupied tables had the advantage of the view). They forgot one item of the order but graciously arranged for it to come late for no charge. We will go again and hopefully the staff will be more attentive to the customers..

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Opening time
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Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
05:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Friday
05:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Saturday
05:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Sunday
05:00 PM - 09:30 PM

How to get to the restaurant

135 Bundall Rd, 4217, Surfers Paradise (QLD), Australia

Directions to get there

Located on the rooftop of the new HOTA Gallery, we're very easy to find — just on 135 Bundall Road over the bridge from Surfers Paradise. There's also lots of ways to get here - walk, bike, public transport or ride sharing.

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