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The Soul Building 8 The Esplanade | The Soul Boardwalk, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5631 5935
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“potato mash” (6 reviews)
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The Soul Building 8 The Esplanade | The Soul Boardwalk, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You are literally paying for the view at this joint, stopped for morning tea and the cakes are pretty average and expensive and the tea is lacks flavour. The use teabags rather tea leaves Over promise and under deliver

Thank Chrisandvee16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’d anticipated that Peking Duck rolls would show at least some of the subtlety you’d normally associate with the dish, but no, deep fried. In fairness tHe chicken tenders were not too bad, but again, little subtlety. No serviettes, but when we asked, we were...More

Thank donmalcolm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Elston for a date night and had a really great evening. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming which created a lovely atmosphere. It was a bit cold the night we went so we cuddled up on the couch for our...More

Thank Lettie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last nigh of Family getaway. What to eat and where? after some time, hunger took over, seeing we had had nice experience and a cocktail or two the previous afternoon (espresso martini and pimms) thought we would check out Elston for dinner, specials Rump steak...More

Thank 999waynec
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Special dinner with family and decided to get 3 steaks. One of them was the tomahawk steaks that is advertised as a 1kg steak but in reality we got 3 small slices of steak, 2 slices of pure fat and the rest was bone. The...More

2  Thank Aidan H
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Very poor service, very poor food, hassled by a persistent ibis which staff made no attempt to keep out of the restaurant, sourdough not ‘true’ sourdough. Will not return.

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Elston is certainly a popular spot for locals and tourists right in the middle of the main beach strip at Surfer’s Paradise. We stopped in for a late breakfast and found the meals to be good value and filling, combined with good coffee. Reasonable priced,...More

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful brunch. Excellent location and attentive staff. The beautifully presented creative dishes were delicious. As recent immigrants from Sydney, we were delighted to discover that in our opinion, Elston has the best coffee on the coast. This cafe should be on your...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

My partner and I visited this venue for a quick bite to eat, we both had burgers, very nice but service very slow. We ordered drinks whilst waiting as you do and they arrived the same time the meals came out. A few people ordered...More

Thank HonestViewsTas
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Great little spot, amazing breakfast and lunch, really good staff. Clean and well done. Good prices and fresh food.

Thank Dan R
John L, Owner at Elston, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thanks for your review Dan.. We appreciate your comments & makes it all worthwhile..

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$27
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Soul Building 8 The Esplanade | The Soul Boardwalk, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Surfers Paradise
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5631 5935
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As the waves crash on the beach, the sunlight glistens over the iconic Surfers Paradise shoreline; relax and unwind at Elston. With a delectable, holistic and rustic menu, Elston will excite your senses. Open morning, noon and night, we combine a wine bar dining experience with deli freshness and an urban eatery twist. While the sunsets and Surfers Paradise skyline lights up, enjoy life's simple pleasures with a social beverage and a mouthwatering meal at Elston.
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