The Avenue

4.3
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42 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
THE AVENUE IS THE HEART OF SURFERS PARADISE NIGHTLIFE.

The Avenue Restaurant is Italian Influenced New York Style.
The main focus at The Avenue Restaurant is on quality and local produce. With the Ferrari of Pizza Ovens which can turbo cook a pizza in 90 seconds, The Tomahawk Steak which is 1.2 kilo of the most succulent meat you will ever eat, The Double Bronx Burger which is a challenge to finish and our signature Crispy Pork Belly on Apple Slaw, there is something for everyone at The Avenue Restaurant in Surfers Paradise. The setting is a New York style Warehouse in the heart of Surfers Paradise

One of only a few places in Australia pouring Carlton Fresh from copper tanks, the only Unpasteurised Beer on tap and with a great mix of Sessional and Craft Beers, just like The Avenue itself full of personality, fresh and original.

The Avenue = A Destination to Dine, Drink and Party!

What 42 People Are Saying
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MadelineM
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Staff need to communicate with each other, had three staff members come to the table within 5 minutes asking for our order
other than that really good

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Lollie11
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good service, very accommodating staff, good atmosphere!

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DebGC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Attentive service, quick drink and meal delivery. Thank you

MJ
MichelleJ
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to sit and eat and watch the world go by outside. The Thursday night pizza special was great value for our large table and the waitress went out their way to accommodate our seating arrangements.
The Strawberry Dacquiries were a winner too.

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DebS
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, service and a nice lunch out. The service was fast and unobtrusive. We ordered a platter to share , a pizza and the Viking Salad. It was all great, but I absolutely loved the Viking Salad.

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DarylB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, service was excellent, we went out to dinner the following night, ate and then headed over to the Avenue for drinks. Highly recommended for a drink or a meal.

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ShirleeB
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a last minute reservation for our last night in surface paradise. We had the best experience and the food was delicious 5* quality. Our waiter was amazing, he had a great attitude and made sure we were comfortable, made sure he came out of his way to apologise when our food was a little late due to a lot of customers which was understandable. He made sure we had enough drinks and topped up our water.

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PJLM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ribs I've ever had, just fell off the bone!
Lovely wait staff

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AlanR
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had the ribs and it was amazing, best ribs we have had ever in australia. service was great from greeting, to ordering, to paying and leaving. great feel to the place and value was great too. must go if in surfers

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EmmaC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We came to The Avenue expecting some good vibes and good food. Unfortunately the waitress killed any vibes we had. The food was over priced but was tasty but the service took away from us enjoying ourselves. Telling us to wait at the end as she didn't think we had paid was also not great...

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MegB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great show with high energy and enthusiasm - the girls were fabulous! They all certainly worked very professionally and have the audience a wonderful night.

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MarijaQ
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience! The food were all yummy and very friendly staff.

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the pizzas we had were lovely. It was a very busy night due to Seafire, but our waitresses were attentive, and everything came out quite quickly. I would definately come back to The Avenue!

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great, everyone very friendly. A bar, restaurant and a nightclub all in one. What more could you ask for. Also one of the only venues on cavill that wasn't discriminating against tattoos! Only visited 3 places that would let us in with tattoos.

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Traceya
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was rather loud,very hard to conversate.It just needs to be lowered a touch so you are not having to shout .Otherwise everything was great.

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vipCerellaC
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was pretty good, nothing too special. Pizzas were a little bland bit the schnitzel was wonderful. Best part of the night was kareoke.

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MATTHEWF
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good food and pricing is awesome for the area, found it to be 20% less on beer than across the road.
Was recommended to me and now I know why

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TiffanieK
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was very disappointed to find that the restaurant was closed after open table accepted my reservation on Christmas Day. I understand that restaurants can take a break but someone should have informed me or the reservation should not have been able to get through.

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JaimiC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good and reasonably quick. Staff were a bit abrupt with their service at times. Loud music makes it a good bar scene, less pleasant for a sit down dinner.

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Monique
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was good until I found plastic in the chicken and a dead fly in my cocktail
Never had a waiter come over and check on us while we were eating

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Blair
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was pretty dissapointing. Very bland, barely cooked and pretty expensive. Serveal people on my table didn't finish and left still hungry.
Ripped off on the beer tower. You get far less beer than indicated due to the huge cooling block immersed in it.
Won't be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food looked okay, but the taste was average, staff were polite but slow

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AB17
Melbourne / VIC
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Menu at restaurant didn’t match menus online. Our table was forgotten about, drinks we ordered weren’t served.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dinner was good and we had a good waitress. My only issue was we had a mixture of teenagers with us in between 16 and 20 I understand asking to see ID I really do but I had something to say as I was annoyed when you come to our table a 3rd time asking them all again. That has put me off hazving a dinner there again with teenagers.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The food was okay but it was verg overpriced. Service was excellent and the comedy show was a winner!

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DillonD
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were amazing at The Avenue went above and beyond with their service to make me and my girlfriends night really special. It was my girlfriends birthday and they sorted out a cake and even sung her happy bday on the karaoke night. I highly recommend having a look if you are in surfers paradise is a great venue.

JC
JasminC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Avenue and It quickly became one of our favourite Surfers Paradise locals! Always awesome service, staff are always happy and patient. Food always quality, big portions and served in such a timely manner. Best value for money. We love taking friends and family there.

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KellyM
4 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible & great service! The new Avenue is fantastic, thanks for everything. We’ll be back!

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ShabnamT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hi ,

We had a one of the best beer in Australia and I could say the best steak burger I have ever tasted. I loved every thing on the AVENUE: super friendly staff, large portions of food and a AWESOME BEEER.

Thanks,
Shabnam

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Goldygirl
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Music was way too loud. Couldn’t even hear the person sitting next to you. Food was good and the venue itself was nice.

KM
KellyM
4 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new Avenue is great! Beautiful decor, great vibe & attentive staff. Will definitely be a new regular for us. Thanks for a lovely dinner!

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Unremarkable
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

All 4 of us described our meals as "good." Service was a bit slow.
The biggest disappointment of the evening was they didn't have any record of my OpenTable reservation. They were able to seat us but not until after the requisite "could the reservation be under another name." The presumption from the outset was the problem was my error despite my having the confirming e-mail from OpenTable. When we were finally seated I was asked whether I "cared about getting my OpenTable points!"

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jazb
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience5

It was super packed but The staff were so nice and the food was delicious it also came out super quick also which is great as my friend and I were starving!!! Decent prices decent people, nice bar/food restaurant type feel, I would definitely recommend and will be going here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The Avenue has brilliant food, lots of choice, but of everything. They serve Angel Bay patty burgers which is amazing because they’re, in my opinion, the best type of patty. The service was decent. Nothing amazing to note about that. The surroundings are very urban, little bit grungy almost but hip although once I’m the nightclub is going, it’s VERY loud and almost at a shouting level. You get wonderful value for money as the portions are VERY generous - no one at our table ate all of their food. They offer take-home containers though which is great. Their chips were absolutely delicious and they have a rather decent drinks selection too. All in all, I would recommend although I wouldn’t rave about it. 3.5 - 4 stars in my opinion. But I’m no foodie.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food, great atmosphere! love the fact they serve food until late with quick friendly and efficient service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was I blown away by the new venue of the Avenue! Last time I was in Surfers we visited the old Avenue across the road. Last night we returned to the new venue. It is three times the size! From the moment we entered we knew we were going to have a great night! The atmosphere was breathtaking. From the friendly and attentive staff to the most delicious food. Where else can you eat, drink, dance and have Live entertainment......it's a rare find.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish that we would have found this amazing venue earlier on our holiday. After day 6 we have had many disappointments until we found the Avenue. Finally a Restaurant in Surfers that will bring me back.

The staff were friendly and attentive, the food was fantastic, fresh and tasty, the atmosphere was welcoming and full of character. Every where you look you can see the attention to detail in the fit out, not your every day restaurant.

Thank you for making our night so special.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Couldn't fault this restaurant, food was superb and service was great. The main meals are a little expensive, but used as a share plate it works out fine.

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Bec2
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch/dinner drinks and dancing! Value for money and large menu choices. Awesome live music venue also.

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ShonaH
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just awesome! From the fantastic service to the quality of food! OMG the food is amazing. We will be back!

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The Avenue is rated 4.3 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

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