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94 Sea World Dr, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5509 8000
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“foie gras” (2 reviews)
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18:00 - 22:00All hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
94 Sea World Dr, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

always great fine dining, even better under the new chef -delight for eyes and taste buds, good wine list, beautiful original plates

Thank 17Mircea2017
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Vanitas is a beautiful restaurant in Versace on the Gold Coast , great service and fantastic food with a recommended wine accompaniment, would recommend this restaurant for any event

Thank David S
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Vanitas what can I say, grand, theatrical, warm, inviting, intriguing and above all else delicious. Having had the degustation menu we can truly begin to see how food really is going in the world this chef is amazing, we even had him deliver some of...More

Thank donlon1789
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The Gold Coast is spoilt with choice for fine dining. However the very best is Vanitas! The setting by the pool is beautiful and creates a special ambience. The dining plates (yes - the plates) are in themselves a work of art and add a...More

1  Thank OooRoo1
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We dined here on a Wednesday night for my birthday. We had the seven course tasting menu and I had the matching wines. The grilled octopus and prawns from the third course were cooked perfectly. I especially enjoyed the fourth course which comprised Peking inspired...More

2  Thank Joshua H
Reviewed 23 April 2017

My partner and I attended Vanitas on 20 April 2017. The service from the staff was impeccable and the food was amazing. So glad we went and it was the highlight of our trip. The a la carte menu is quite small and limited, however,...More

2  Thank Queen_of_Critique
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I had the misfortune of dining at this restaurant again recently. I had been here once before about 2 years ago. The experience then was disappointing to say the least. The rudest and most arrogant front of house staff I have ever experienced - so...More

2  Thank Pivotalguy
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We felt the restaurant lacked atmosphere. The menu was quite limited and expensive. The wine list was excellent and expensive.

1  Thank Gigi0807_12
Reviewed 31 December 2016

One of the best meals we have had at a fine dinning restaurant. It was an exceptional Christmas Lunch. The food was amazing and the paired wines just as good. The staff were attentive but not intrusive. We have had many Christmas Lunches at many...More

1  Thank Rachael R
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I took my wife to Vanitas to celebrate her 50th Birthday and booked for a 7 course Degustation menu. The service and the surroundings were absolutely first class , the service staff were attentive and very knowledgable regarding food and the wines. We were seated...More

2  Thank waynecl
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Response from Lisa C | Reviewed this property |
The menu is on the website. I'm unable to put the website link in this response.
20 September 2015|
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Response from Livetotellth | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you to ring them directly to make sure they can provide you the best of them, like us we rang and mentioned that we're going to celebrate our birthday they provided an awesome gift!! for you it should be fine as 5... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Sea World Dr, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Main Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5509 8000
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An extraordinary gastronomic encounter perfectly suited to Palazzo Versace, the place for classical, sophisticated fine dining. The epitome of elegance a night at Vanitas provides a luxurious fine dining experience with meticulous attention to detail and impeccable service. The regularly changing a la carte menu offers a diverse range of fresh seafood and succulent meats created by Chef de Cuisine, Paul Froggatt.
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