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Local cuisine, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Award winning restaurant in the heart of Broadbeach. Modern Australian Flavours, big & small share plates, great cocktails + wine. Personal Service is our Passion.
PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$55
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Australian, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I seldom give 5 star reviews - but I’d give this 6 stars if I could ! Friendly service from lovely waitresses- incredible steak, heavenly Brussel sprouts ( the best ever) & the lamb shoulder was sublime! Possibly one of the best meals I have...enjoyed in forever ! Thank you. We WILL be back & I can’t waitMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been living on the Gold Coast for 2 years and I have visited several restaurants in the area, I can say that this is by far the best, they rescue European cuisine in a good way, all the dishes are exquisite and in...a beautiful presentation.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just love this place . The reason . Simple . I get really good , food , wine and service at Social Eating House . On this night i arrived late and had nothing to eat apart from drinking coffee . So i was...Hungry .. The Kitchen said they could serve only a limited number of dishes . Damn those words sounded great .. One of the options i have been longing to try . The share plate Chicken . This dish is finished on a char grill , so it tastes great . To bulk this already subtantial dish i paired it with Roast Chat Potatoes and Apple Kolrabi Salad .. Also a couple of glasses of La Crema Chard from the States , A nice rich wine . The Jus with the Chicken was sticky with reduction and just lovely to eat Whole garlic cloves and fresh Sage leaves make for opulent dining . The photos show the meal . For the record i finished all the chicken , but left a few Potatos and some salad . The share plates are the go if you are a big eater . . But the quality is awsome . Nice wine glasses too . Do yourself a favour and go .More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 31, 2021

It has been a few years since we had been to Social eating house however the food standards were as high as ever. It didn't appear that our booking had been allocated a table and we were taken outside. The night was cold and anticipating...this we had asked for an inside table when we booked. This could be accommodated but we were told in a condescending tone that asking for an inside table was only a "request". Inside was full and the room was noisy but this made for a lively evening. We started with delectable San Daniele prosciutto, burrata with grapes and hazelnuts that was sublime and garlic king prawns. The accompanying baguette was perfect. We ordered half share plates for mains, the chicken with roasted garlic was moist and beautifully cooked, the lamb shoulder was meltingly tender and the slaw cut through the fat nicely. We optimistically ordered chat potatoes, also perfect with delicious aioli and brussell sprouts with maple and bacon which had just the right amount of char. The servings were large and we took leftovers home. The wine list is solid and apart from the welcome the service was good. There was no room for dessert and the coffee was fine.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

What a pleasant night! We were first seated outside with no heater, but the waitress was very happy to lead us to another seating with heaters - what a warm welcome. Menu is relatively small but very interesting. We had the roasted quail, lamb shank,...pork belly, and 2 green sides. All delicious! Highlight of the night was Panna Cotta covered with white chocolate. According to our waitress it was a special for the night (kind of an experiment of thing). So well balanced and delicious! We all enjoyed it. The Coffee semifreddo was also yummy. After all, it was a very enjoyable night. Will certainly come back!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 14, 2021

The food was really delicious and different. Service by our waiter Liam was amazing, super friendly and attentive. Only things I'd change is the restaurant is serving really great dishes but the restaurant look itself doesn't match and is more like a standard place/pub kind...of look- from the outside I probably wouldn't go in if I wasn't recommended it due to this ( I am glad I tried though!). And the drinks aren't great and we could see this was the general consensus on the night, wit out waiter even offering to switch our drinks as they had complaints from other diners ( great pickup by him though).More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 12, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful experience from start to finish . Our waitress Bianca was so knowledgeable about the menu and recommended us to have Brussels sprouts and it was MIND BLOWING! Then we also had beef tartar that took me back to Europe the way we make...it there! I seriously can’t fault the service by Bianca and all the other staff who advices us about the food and thankfully the recommendations were so so so -AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for a beautiful date night 💕 I also would like to let everyone know that if you have a puppy you can bring it with you when you book the table outside!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed June 1, 2021

been going here for years. They have had some really good chef's. Until now. The food was average. Scallops were under size to normal. And $8 each asked the waitress why they were so small she blamed coved. 19 Will not be going back.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 29, 2021

A favourite of ours. Back again. Good as ever. Food and service top notch. Oliver looked after us. He was wonderful, providing great service. Lamb, eye fillet and Barramundi were delicious. Keep it up.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 29, 2021

The food was exemplary, and the service warm and friendly, we had the 12 hour lamb shoulder, prawn risotto, fan fried Brussel sprouts and roast potatoes - just superb

Date of visit: April 2021
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Response from DivaGoldCoast | Reviewed this property |
Just give them a call.. enjoy
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(07) 5504 5210 Or try email: socialeatinghouse with a dot come dot au
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Social eating house + bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4