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Palette Restaurant, Surfers Paradise (QLD)
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Palette Restaurant, Surfers Paradise (QLD)

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Palette Restaurant

9.3/10
90
135 Bundall Rd, 4217 Surfers Paradise (QLD)See map

Average price A$125

Sunday High Tea - 2 hour seating (A la Carte menu not available on Sundays) A$65

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Sunday High Tea - 2 hour seating (A la Carte menu not available on Sundays) A$65

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Savoury + Sandwiches + Sweet

Restaurant menu

Chef Dayan Hartill-Law
  • Average price A$125
Stanthorpe Figs
A$18
goats curd, brick pastry, vanilla pistachio
Australian Bay Lobster
A$25
local cheese, beer mustard, fennel
Urban Valley Mushrooms
A$19
smoked egg yolk, brown butter consomme
Sunday High Tea - 2 hour seating (A la Carte menu not available on Sundays) A$65
This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Savoury + Sandwiches + Sweet

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Gluten free, Halal, ,

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Palette Restaurant, Surfers Paradise (QLD)
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Reviews

9.3/10
Excellent90 reviews
9.2/10

Food

9.5/10

Service

9.4/10

Ambience

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  • David J.
    David J.

    November 16, 20221 review

    5/10

    We have been to Palette on 2 previous occasions, however this latest experience was very disappointing, so much so that we questioned whether there was a new chef. We were told that it is the same chef and we could only assume that he has lost his way with the food which was unnecessarily over complicated. He seemed more focused on complex layers of food rather than flavour. The staff were very good and the ambience of the room was pleasant.

  • Rick O.
    Rick O.

    November 16, 20221 review

    10/10

    We had a most enjoyable experience thank you. The waiters explained each dish with great clarity and all the dishes where delicious

  • Marree B.
    Marree B.

    November 9, 20221 review

    10/10

    From the moment we walked in to Palette we knew we would have a good experience. The staff were friendly and attentive without being "in your face". They were all knowledgeable and were able to describe what was in the food and how it was prepared. The food looked as good as it tasted and was delivered in a timely manner as we had a show to go to at the theatre next door. This had already been confirmed by restaurant email and again by staff when we arrived so our meals wouldn't hold us up. We didn't have time or room for desert so were invited to come back for coffee after the show and we were glad we did. Coffee was a lovely well rounded blend and the deserts were worth coming back for. I chose the creme brulee and while it was beautiful I thought the biscuit base was a little on the heavy side. I assume the heavy biscuit base was to hold the brulee up as it was definitely brulee with a difference. I would not hesitate to recommend Palette - fabulous!

  • Yvonne L.
    Yvonne L.

    November 5, 20221 review

    10/10

    Amazing all round experience with 6 star service. Absolutely beautiful food and wine. Great ambience and the staff were wonderful, explaining each dish as they arrived.

  • Katie M.
    Katie M.

    November 4, 20222 reviews

    9.5/10

    The food was presented beautifully, staff well knowledge with the food being served. Polite staff who took the service to the next level by recommending drinks or food we may like based on our tastes, even went out of their way to make a virgin cocktail based on my flavour profile. Overall great experience, the camera roll and cuttlefish were our picks of the night. The only downfall came from other guests who acted abruptly towards staff near our table

  • Sarah L.
    Sarah L.

    October 7, 20222 reviews

    7/10

    We tried the tasting menu. Love the ambiance, service was great, but we expected a little bit more on the food. Taste is good for fish fish, however Swordfish is a bit too dry, would suggest to use some other white fish with much tender texture.

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  • Azra S.
    Azra S.

    October 6, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Good restaurant with a good food

  • Christine M.
    Christine M.

    September 29, 20221 review

    7/10

    Lunch on a Thursday with a lovely lobster entree then a vary undercooked and bland poached quail. Then duck dish for 2, the duck baklava was delicious, the duck neck sausage was ok without the sauce, the baked duck breast was edible but quite undercooked. Potatoes and whitlof were delicious. As we didn’t finish our servings we asked for takeaway containers for potatoes and whitlof and were told no. They were currently sourcing containers. We sourced our own. They said it’s your risk if you take and we said yes that’s fine. Also told them other 2 star restaurant had given us takeaway containers. Then on exiting the blogger beside us took home leftovers wrapped in foil. Not the same rules for everyone.

  • Elizabeth T.
    Elizabeth T.

    September 21, 20223 reviews

    7/10

    This is my second visit, I was slightly disappointed on this occasion. It is a very good restaurant however care needs to be exercised that ambivalence doesn’t set in. That is I thought the service was average and ambience was ruined by loud dance music. It is a quality restaurant and therefore these two areas need further attention. Food is very good and does change with the seasons. I will return and am hopeful of improvement in service and atmosphere.

  • Monique g.
    Monique g.

    September 1, 20222 reviews

    9.5/10

    Beautiful food wonderfully presented. Our waiter had excellent knowledge of the menu and wine recommendations. We were going to a show after and the restarant made sure our meals came through promptly. We will return again.

  • Michael M.
    Michael M.

    August 20, 20223 reviews

    8/10

    Service was patchy. Wine list excellent. Food good but not outstanding. The quail pilvither was a highlight as was the strawberry dessert. Some clever cooking but just need some precision. The beef was tender but fatty. Pork belly was a bit dry.

  • Tony C.
    Tony C.

    August 6, 20222 reviews

    9/10

    Service was fantastic, but steak course was below par, overall good

    Palette Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Tony, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback about your recent dinner with us. I will be sure to share your thoughts with the entire team. We have recently had a menu change, we hope to be able to share some of our new items with you soon. Kind regards, The Palette Team

  • Bruce W.
    Bruce W.

    July 24, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    The most amazing High Tea we have ever enjoyed. First class service, food and environment. Will definitely return

    Palette Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Bruce, We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Palette High Tea experience! I'll share your kind words with the team. We look forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards, The Palette Team

  • Erika G.
    Erika G.

    July 1, 20221 review

    10/10

    Staff were very attentive, food delicious and quite enjoyed the narrative as each dish was served. The degustation menu is the way to go so you can sample most of the main dish.

    Palette Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Erika, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your dinner with us. I will be sure to share your lovely feedback with the entire team. We hope to see you again soon. The Palette Team

  • Leanne T.
    Leanne T.

    May 28, 202212 reviews

    8/10

    The staff were friendly and attentive. Our group had the degustation menu and the food was nice but slightly over salted.

    Palette Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Leanne, Thank you for taking the time to share your genuine feedback about your dinner experience. I'll be sure to pass on your thoughts to our kitchen team. We do hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Palette Team

  • Ann H.
    Ann H.

    May 20, 20221 review

    10/10

    This was our second time to dine at the Palette Restaurant and once again it didn’t disappoint. We had the Tasting menu with the wine pairing and every dish was a delight served by amazing staff.

    Palette Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Ann, Thank you for sharing your experience with us - for the 2nd time! So glad to hear that we were able to delight you again. Looking forward to your next visit. Regards, The Palette Team

  • Liz B.
    Liz B.

    May 13, 20221 review

    10/10

    Absolutely beautiful food. We had the tasting menu and everything was delicious, presented well and at a good pace. The wait staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful lunch and a great way to celebrate a landmark birthday.

    Palette Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Liz, It was our honour to celebrate your landmark birthday with you. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we appreciate your kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, The Palette Team

  • Robert Z.
    Robert Z.

    April 22, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Awesome food. Really enjoyed everything. Lovely waitress. A must try. Cheers.

    Palette Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Robert, We truly appreciate your kind words in regards to your recent dinner with us. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, The Palette Team

  • Cheryl V.
    Cheryl V.

    April 20, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Friendly staff and great food. We had the 9 course degustation menu and it was amazing. The dessert was a real experience! Only down side wax that you felt like you were on show to all the people walking in and out of HOTA.

    Palette Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Cheryl, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent lunch with us. Yes, I see what you mean - we do have many windows, with one directly facing the gallery lobby area. I'm sure everyone passing was wishing they were enjoying our tasting menu too! Hope to see you again soon.

  • Fiona K.

    April 16, 20221 review

    9.5/10

    The food was beautifully presented. We decided to share all the dishes. It was hard to pick which was the best as they all had such a wonderful mix of flavours. The staff were really friendly and very helpful in explaining the dishes. The restaurant decor was lovely. My only small issue, and it was a small issue was that the aircon was bit cold for one of our party who was a little older and unfortunately couldn't be adjusted. Overall though a great dining experience which I highly recommend you try

    Palette Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Fiona, Thank you for taking the time to share your Palette experience. It was our pleasure to host you for lunch. Regards, The Palette Team

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Closing time

Palette is Closed on Friday 15th April 2022. 15% Public Holiday Surcharge applies on Saturday 16th April & Sunday 17th April.

How to get to the restaurant

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

Directions to get there

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

About the restaurant

Please note: there is a 15% surcharge on all public holidays

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