Rick Shores

4.6
752 reviews
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$100 and over
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Contemporary Asian
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
Pan-Asian flavours in one of the Gold Coast's most iconic locations. Focusing on fresh locally sourced produce with intention to share.

By Head Chef James Brady

Open through lunch to dinner, Tuesday to Sunday.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Asian, Asian, Southeast Asian
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Sunday
Lunch 12pm-2.30pm
Dinner 5.30pm until late
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Phone number
(07) 5630 6611
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 752 People Are Saying
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AP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We were advised of scaffolding obscuring view due to building works. Staff were accomodating but unfortunately, were unable to rectify the food which was disappointing. Have been a regular diner at Rick Shores. over the years, but sadly despite most stunning view will not be returning given standard of food.

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s
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family Christmas Dinner

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GC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Really disappointed with Rick Shores this time around. I have been there over 6 times and while every time it as been exceptional, this time it really let me down. I was bringing my family here for my Dads birthday and he was so excited. Let me start by saying our waitress was exceptional and did go above and beyond for us. However, the food and wait time were way below standard.

We order the Moreton Bay Bug rolls which were outstanding as usual. However, the Pork Belly and Whole Chicken and Greens were a real let down. We waited for 1.5 hours between the entree of Moreton Bugs and the rest. The Pork Belly came out and was cold in sections and very dry. We waited another 15 mins for our Greens and the Chicken. (Of course the chicken is going to take a little bit extra as it is whole) but 1.5 hours between starters and mains is a bit exsessive considering it wasn't a packed restaurant and was 9.45pm at this point. The chicken was dry and the greens very bland.

Our waitress did apologise when we spoke to her about it and offered a round of drinks on them. Great service and she really did go above and beyond.

Hopefully they can make a few improvements coming into the busy summer season.

Of course I will be returning, but this visit really was a let down.

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MR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We had a wonderful Christmas Party with great food, wine and service! Thank you Rick Shores :)

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L
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on holidays at Broadbeach and several local friends had recommended Rick Shores to us. It certainly didn’t disappoint & the service & food was just amazing. Set off by the beautiful beach location & views. Highly recommended & we will definitely be back next trip north in the near future.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. The drinks were to expensive.

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P
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A great venu with attentive staff and delicious cocktails.
The only detractors were the prices ($40+ for a curry, then extra for rice) and the construction on the building.

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HK
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pretty well thought through, fun and flexible menu - tremendous friendly staff, for whom nothing was too much trouble - stunning views and a selection of Gins and flavours to die for.......
What more do you need?

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PG
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were being given lunch as a special treat and it certainly was. We cannot wait to go back again.
The staff were very knowledgeable about the food which was very helpful and really made you welcome.
A great experience. Highly recommended.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as always, pork belly on the charcoal was epic!

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LG
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rick Shores came highly recommended to us, so it had a high level to live up to... And it nailed it!

Everything about the experience was top tier - the service (professional, friendly, courteous and thoughtful), the food (amazing, delicious, interesting and diverse), the view (breath-taking), the drinks list (terrific).

We cannot fault the place and can't wait to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! The food was brilliant, the venue was so busy and yet the staff were so quick to take orders and also to deliver, it was actually unbelievable.

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L
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Bug rolls, champagne and the view. The rest of the menu is lacking.

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L
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and ambience was great. Our table overlooking the beach was amazing and was perfect for entertaining an overseas visitor.

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AJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was great and the location - out of this world! Brilliant experience

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LA
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing our waitress was excellent. And the view was stunning. The chicken karage and the bug rolls were stand outs. The pork hock was the highlight of the mains with the meet just falling of the bone.
Pepita satay cauliflower was incredible everybody raved about that.

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d
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It was the most balmy evening with the sun setting but our experience quickly dampened when after 1 hour we had to ask how much longer our meal would be. We opted to skip starters and order two larger meals with sides. When we arrived there were very few diners seated but everyone who arrived after us, (the restaurant was full within 1 hour) were receiving their starters and we still had not received our order. The prawn curry was almost completely devoid of prawns, with only 3 pieces detectable. A very expensive dish for so little. The duck dish was flavoured as expected, but the fat had not been rendered properly and the breast meat, fat and skin were chewy. The dish was described as "shredded meat throughout the dish with sliced meat on the top" There was no detectable shredded meat throughout the dish. Overall very disappointing and expensive for what we received.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the food and the service at Rick Shaw’s every time we go. The bug rolls and the wine list are second to none. It can be a little noisy but otherwise everything is perfect 👌🏻

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KH
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our experience. Food was outstanding, we went for a date night and had the dinner banquet. Really good value I thought and so much food! Loved every course. Staff were friendly and attentive, acoustics were good, view best ever! Highly recommend

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DM
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service with very good wine. Beautiful location overlooking the beach.

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g
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of our favourite places to dine, we have and will continue to take friends and family to Rick Shores it has never failed us the staff and service is second to none and the food well.... stunning and to top it off we find one of our favourite wait staff from far North Queensland now working there

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R
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Best location, literally on the beach. The food is contemporary, a little eclectic. Potato ice-cream and skin for dessert.
We were 3 for dinner, the service is weird, because they brought out one of the main course first and the rest 20 mins later.

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GK
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing! Service is to a standard I would expect back home in Canada that I rarely see here. Was so impressed. View outstanding! If I had to pick something to fault, which was very hard to do mind you, it would have been nice if the chairs were a bit more comfortable.

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HJ
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an amazing venue and we really enjoyed the few new items on the menu - top class!

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ML
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We very much enjoyed the restaurant. Unfortunately one of our friends received her main course after the three of us had finished ours.

It was embarrassing!!

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WH
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and meal was excellent the arrangement for the booking was a little problematic as I booked on line and tried to change it at a later date from 2 to 4 people and was unable, but kept telling me that 3 places were available and would not accept the modification. So my other guests did not come. The phone system only goes to message bank and I could not contact anyone to help with my enquiry to change from 2 to 4 also I tried to ring to advise that I was running 10 minutes late and only got a message bank. This is annoying and the booking service does not match the quality of the restaurant. Love the place.

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IB
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

All was fantastic until the bill arrived that showed an overcharge of $60.00 for 4 desserts when we had the 'set menu'.

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LB
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

second visit and even better than the fabulous first. Had requested a table with a view, due to celebrating a special occasion, and we had a brilliant table by the window. Staff amazing. Suzanna was attentive, knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Food delicious, wines excellent. A great night We'll be back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was exceptional. The wait staff went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful lunch.

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BE
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing location! Food and service was outstanding! Can’t wait to return

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NV
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Was such a lovely way to celebrate an anniversary!

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AK
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I was quite upset the last time I went to Rick Shores. The service was poor. As soon as my partner and I had got there the lady said 5 minutes till kitchen closes so decide quickly. Even though we had booked months in advance for our anniversary and we were expecting lunch. We were then extremely rushed to pick the food and had no help or recommendations from the staff. It then took me 10 minutes to grab a waiters attention to order in which they told us the kitchen was closed. As you can imagine, this is not acceptable and explained my dissatisfaction to which they reluctantly allowed us to still order. For the rest of the experience, the service was directed to the larger tables and the only time we had someone attend to us was asking if we wanted to buy another drink. I was disappointed as I used to rave about Rick Shores and I was extremely upset with the treatment we were given.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic lunch. The restaurant was full and had a great atmosphere and the service and food were great. All the food was good but the bug rolls were stand out.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Rick Shores is a very good restaurant - some of our choices in the starter/entree section lacked the flavour and uniqueness we are use to from its sister restaurants in Brisbane, but overall very good. The service is outstanding, as is the view.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant, food was creative and our waitress helped us order share plates that complimented each other. Would recommend the Bug Rolls. Absolutely beautiful setting. Will definitely be back.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food for a Friday night chilling with old friends - perfect!

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JD
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still my favourite place to eat on the Gold Coast. Never disappointed!

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GB
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service waiters couldn't do enough for us.
Lovely food, great atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harriett was great, she organised a table for two front of dining area for a special event. Thanks

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JB
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time at Rick Shores for lunch and we enjoyed it even more, we will be back hopefully for dinner, can’t wait . J

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