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Rainbow BaySurf Lifesaving Club

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€€ - €€€
Bar, Australian
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2 Snapper Rocks Rd, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 2535, Australia
+61 7 5536 6390
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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Food,Service and Location very hard to beat. Ideal place to sit back with a cold drink and break from Cooly's fantastic weather.

Thank Steve D
Level Contributor
39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Loved by the locals and everyone is welcome! This beach club really does welcome everyone from around the World, they have specials on the menu and specials in the bar, the manager was really helpful and a good source of local knowledge, lots of surf superstars treat it like a local and the have a great deck to people watch... More 

Thank Michael C
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Top view from balcony. Recommend sitting on Snapper end, not Rainbow end as buts up against smoker end. Disappointed people were smoking beside us eating. Know better next time get there early for other end of balcony. Chicken parmigiana's were super sized. Hungry teens were defeated, couldn't finish them. Salads range usual for surf club. Basic Caesar, not much to... More 

Thank Carolyn S
Warnervale, Australia
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191 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Called into Club at 1.50pm, welcomed by staff member at top of stairs, who advised lunch finishing in 10 minutes. Ordered 2 fish, chips, salad and tartare sauce, which was the $10 lunch special. Fish was probably flatheads fillets (3 per plate). Ordered drinks and food quickly arrived at table. For the price, meal was hard to beat and service... More 

Thank Paul R
Noosa, Australia
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312 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Another amazing viewpoint along this coast. The food was good too.I had a smoked salmon salad, another had an enormous chicken schnitzel and the third a $10 lunch special prawn etc pizza. Everyone was very happy. The staff were lovely.

Thank cynthia r
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

It was my husband s 70th birthday on Sunday we organise a platter for the family oh my it costed $80 very small cheese aged grapes and crackers Arrived ......I unfortunately paid up first ...... and ........to make matters worse to the rudest young female employee her attitude was terrible .......I am not impressed never again .........will go to a... More 

1 Thank Maria M
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner, but wish we only went for drinks. The view is amazing and that's about it. We ordered two standard pub meals and despite tasting like a foot and being horribly overcooked, they costed more than $50.

1 Thank Michael M
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Rainbow Bay surf club is located near the first beach in Queensland . The view is nothing more than spectacular. The sunsets are magnificent and you can have this view with a drink or some good food.

Thank Donna D
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I have enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner at Rainbow Bay Surf Club over the years. I cannot fault the food which when compared to other surf club bistros is better than many. If you can get a table on the deck (booking recommended) it's a great spot to enjoy a couple of beers with views out to snapper rocks.

1 Thank Russell F
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Caught up with extended family for lunch today. Venue not overly busy it's an incredible location great views of the beach. Sadly food was only average but the waiting staff were rude and unfriendly!

1 Thank kellicrouch3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Snapper Rocks Rd, Coolangatta, Gold Coast, Queensland 2535, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Coolangatta
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5536 6390

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?