The Collective Palm Beach

4.4
1027 reviews
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$40 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
  • Special Occasions
The Collective is the Gold Coasts newest dining paradise. Situated on the Gold Coast Highway in Palm Beach, The Collective is an innovative way to dine with family and friends that is sure to please even the fussiest of eaters. Open 7 days a week, The Collective features five individually owned restaurants and two bars including a rooftop bar and dining experience. Transforming the old Palm Beach post office, this new venue will exceed all your expectations with seating for over 300 people in an open outdoor dining setting that the Southern Gold Coast has been craving.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
7 Days - 12PM - Late
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Phone number
(07) 5618 8229
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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LG
4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food excellent & quick service. Some confusion in regards to a double order. Maybe due to ordering partly directly with waitress & iPad.
We will be back again. Was my 4th time but my friends 1st & they loved it.
Drinks a bit expensive.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

We were not greeted at all. The first guy came up and completely ignored us, did something on an ipad then asked someone else to serve us, she came over, ignored us, did something on the iPad then passed us on to someone else.
The 3rd girl came up and got everything ready, started to lead us to a table, at which point I asked her if she wanted my name to find my booking (which no one had asked if I had)
We were seated on the top floor on tall bar stools that were awkward and uncomfortable, with the smallest table I’ve ever seen.
The digital menus were good, and I was wondering what the point was of giving us the paper menus as well until the WiFi stuffed up and we could no longer use the digital menus.
This clearly happens often, so why bother trying to be ‘unique’ with digital menus? The whole idea seemed utterly ridiculous and try-hard.
The food came at all different times which is understandable and would probably go unnoticed in a large group of people but as it was just me and my partner, it was very obvious that he had pretty much finished his meal by the time mine came.

The food, however, was really good and very good prices.

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CN
2.0Dined 5 days ago

Attended for a friends birthday.

After circa 50 minutes our food still hadn't arrived so we called our waited for enquire for us, as there are 5 kitchens.

We were informed that this is quite normal. The waiter then openly complained to the manager about us complaining, words to the effect of 'I was just being complained at'.

The manager told us this was quite normal.

In turn they offered us a free burger as we were waiting on 6.

As for the food - the churros were hard and not at all churro like, and the onion rings were the greasiest thing Ive probably ever had.

Sorry guys, you missed the mark.

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AK
3.0Dined 5 days ago

Palmy chicken was very dry and you didn’t get a lot for the price.

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OT
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Loved it. Great service and casual relaxed feel. Kids were very welcomed.

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T
5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a small group of friends catching up for lunch. We hadn't been to The Collective before however had heard great things. From the moment we walked in the door it was exceptional, the staff, the service, the food - everything was awesome. We will definitely be back and I have already recommended to anyone that will listen!

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JS
5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Great service, vibe, food, venue. Honestly an all rounded great atmosphere that I would highly recommend for a night out! Also can I mention The Moscato Sangria 😍❤️👌🏼

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LR
1.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Poor service, iPads were dropped on our table with a short explanation and that was that. We had to ask for help several times to place our order, and when assisted, completely over ordered. iPad in place of face to face - what a fail! We had a 10/10 on previous experiences at the collective, after this 2/10, not sure we will be returning or recommending.

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MB
5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

I had read about The Collective and seeing we were down that way it was an opportunity to try it which I was very pleased with. I think it's a great idea that there are a few different cuisines to sample. We enjoyed all the dishes we tried which were excellent especially the lamb gnocchi with Gorgonzola, excellent. I have already mentioned it to my friends & will certainly take my Sydney friends there on the way back from the airport next time they are up on. The Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful.

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KR
4.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Venue and concept is really very good, the food was ‘fine’ but nothing amazing or to rave about. Service was good and very friendly, parking is terrible in the area.

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HD
5.0Dined on 11 July 2018

First visit for us, very enjoyable. Staff and food were excellent. Will be back

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ZS
5.0Dined on 10 July 2018

Nailed the market style niche with a twist! Great selection and variety of food. Nimble yet dangerous ordering system- it’s so easy you forget how much your spending

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MW
5.0Dined on 9 July 2018

Enjoyable experience with awesome service and food. Would highly recommend it. Family of all ages were well satisfied

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ST
4.0Dined on 8 July 2018

Our waiter was very attentive and accommodating. Food was good and varied. Restaurant was SOOOO noisy we could hardly speak to each other.

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BT
2.0Dined on 8 July 2018

table ordered 1 plate of 5 Buffalo wings. there was 2 plates on the bill. The manager removed it from our bill as we had to leave early. He didnt however remove it from the overall bill, and the remaining people on our table had to pay for 2 plates of wings as they were leaving. That means 3 plates were paid for when only 1 plate was ordered. Verry shabby. You need to ditch the fancy E ordering which is what caused the stuff up in the first place and the subsequent triple charging on exiting the restaurant. Would definitely NOT recommend this restaurant to anyone. POOR

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OT
5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Loved everything about it. The food, service and atmospher was so good. A very enjoyable night out for me and my partner.

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JJ
5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Absolutely had a wonderful time. Took the kids and I was a little hesitant but they too had the best time. We had never been there, but heard the raves and it was all I was told and the expectations were very much met. It was an awesome atmosphere and the food was delicious. The staff were wonderful. Would be back again for sure.

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DL
5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Amazing food and service! We go all the time and love it

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JR
5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Service was prompt and friendly. Easy to book on line. The wide variety of food makes it very appealing to varied pallets and age groups.

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JB
4.0Dined on 5 July 2018

I always enjoy the food & atmosphere however I do t like the introduction of ordering from an iPad as opposed to a person. It seems impersonal. I like to go out to dinner to escape screens & be social

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K
4.0Dined on 4 July 2018

I went for me and my girlfriends 1year anniversary and it was quite lovely! We loved everything, only suggestion might be to drop the prices a little? If it was affordable then we would definitely be able to go more often! We loved the service and how fast everything came out to us. Thankyou very much :)

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P
5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Fantastic concept especially for a group of friends when there are so many special food requirements. The service is spot on & the staff are exceptionally friendly & helpful. As for the food our share sellection was brilliant with not one complaint. Thank you for the experience, we’ll be back.

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L
2.0Dined on 3 July 2018

PBC used to be one of my favourite places to eat, but sadly I don't think I'll be going back there in a hurry. Disappointed to see my favourite dish has gone; Crispy skin salmon with pea puree and kale pesto. I was told the 'new' crispy skin salmon was just as good, so gave it a try and it was really really average. Skin wasn't crispy at all, salmon was dry and it was served with a boring lackluster coleslaw. And the price has gone up too!
The kids nacho's were average too - (can get better at Zambrero's), and the ingredients weren't listed properly on the menu either. Unless the old salmon dish comes back, and effort and flavour is put back in their dishes, I won't be going back.

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C
5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

Great place and great staff! You must try the mulled wine, it's just devine 😍

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LM
4.0Dined on 2 July 2018

I believe there should be a section for couples. I was on a date and surrounded by groups of girls and families celebrating birthdays who were clearly enjoying themselves and very noisy in the process. I found it very hard to engage in conversation with my date. When a person makes an online booking for a couple there should be an option to be seated in a quiet section.

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SP
4.0Dined on 2 July 2018

Good vibe, great food, a touch expensive with the service surcharge, but on balance would not let that put me off going again.

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OT
5.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Can’t beat this place , 💯💯

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JM
4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

We really enjoyed the concept and choice of great tasting food. What we had was brilliant. However we booked at 8.30 PM because that was what was available and then some of the kitchens closed smack on 9.30pm. They did not tell us this would happen until it was 5 mins before. So my recommendation is dont take a booking after 8pm at the latest.

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JW
5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Loved the food, but I was disappointed with the new tablets for ordering. Ruined the ambience with the glow from these tech devices. We spend our lives in front of screens and go out for a break from all things tech. Also I always like to speak to a waiter to get their recommendations.

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SB
4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Fantastic place, Date night with my wife. Service fantastic, tablet menus were great. Food a definite plus. Drinks a little pricey, yet again drinks are pricey everywhere. Be back 4 sure.

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BC
5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Food and service were excellent. We would order a little slower next time

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JG
5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Loved the ipad, it made for great service to the table, food was amazing and loved the atmosphere. Will definately go again

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G
5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Amazing staff, delicious food, such a good fun vibe

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AH
5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

We all had an amazing time at the collective celebrating my birthday. The food was outstanding and everyone was so friendly, my family and I love the Collective and 100% would recommend.

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KB
5.0Dined on 28 June 2018

Went with my husband Thursday night. Had my baby with me In the pram. They made it very accommodating for the pram and made us feel very welcome. Food was amazing as well. Would defiantly go again and recommend to others. 10/10

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T
5.0Dined on 25 June 2018

Always an amazing positive experience! Every time!!!

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CN
5.0Dined on 25 June 2018

Great venue to dine at. Food was quality and staff very helpful. Very good options for different taste in food items. Loved our outing with friends.

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CB
5.0Dined on 24 June 2018

Always the best experience, made even better with their iPad menu option. Quickest service ever!

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JJ
5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

The food was really lovely. But the heaters weren’t sufficient for that evening and i was cold. Make sure you ask for a warm spot if you feel the cold as it did spoil it a bit. Lovely bottle of Shiraz - Elysian springs Adelaide hills
Friendly efficient waitress.
Not so keen on using a tablet for our food order it kept locking up! 😆 brings a new meaning to staring at a screen when you’re out for dinner with hubby 😳

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NR
5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Great service from greeting at front door to table service, enjoyed the electronic menus! Ordered 4x margaritas and they arrived in 3 minutes! Fabulous!
Helpful friendly staff, great atmosphere.

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