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“Birthday Dinner”
Review of Domanis

Domanis
Ranked #9 of 78 Restaurants in Main Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Domani's Restaurant | Cafe | Bar | Tapas was established 1993. Domani's alfresco restaurant and bar is a centerpiece of the Gold Coast's premier dining strip.
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Plenty of restaurants at Tedder Avenue but choose this one ,well what a disappointment ,staff very abrupt ,food basic and over priced ,more inviting in the surf club at least the staff are pleasant there,and make the effort to communicate and see if you are actually enjoying your meal.

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

For a restaurant in a beachside holiday destination, one would think that they would cater to all guests equally. Not so.

While one of the owners quite drunkenly partied with the locals, the staff regularly and efficiently served several tables around us. We were ignored by the staff including the manager. We stopped the manager after several circuits avoiding our table and queried why we were bypassed. His response: "they are locals and are here all the time". wow.

We will not be going back.

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3  Thank ozdma2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Here with friends. We knew our friends were with us, but it took a long time for wait staff to realise we were in their restaurant. From there on in it just went from bad to worse. We had to ask for water for the table; we had to flag a wait staff member down to order a drink; then finally after we had requested menus we had to flag another wait staff member to take our order. We had a great table, the restaurant was not overly full but we were the invisible ones. Our meals varied in selection and were pretty ordinary, especially the pork belly. Complained to the manager of the presentation of the pork belly dish, who indicated he would talk with chef and come back to us - needless to say he didn’t return. Later we indicated we wanted the dessert menus - never saw them. Finally settle bill time. Pointed out to the bill staff member our dissatisfaction- apologised and referred our concerns to the manager once again. Bill is paid and just before we left the manager offered a $50 return voucher to our friends as a goodwill gesture - too late. I’m local and Domanis would have to offer more than a voucher to see me grace their doorstep again. Very disappointed. My suggestion to Domanis is, decide whether your efforts go into running a slick restaurant with good presented food or become a second class restaurant serving alcohol to the hordes sitting in the bar watching the footy match. Is this why Tedder Avenue is losing its identity?

5  Thank johnhudson542
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Had dinner there tonight with our Cudo voucher and we felt so welcomed and the staff were so obliging and friendly. What a difference that can make to your evening! The food was superb - calamari entree was lovely and tender and the bruschetta was top notch. For mains, i had gnocchi and it was cooked to perfection and my partner had the lamb and he said it was superb. The serving sizes were more than ample. Very enjoyable evening and we shall return!

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

13.50
Fries n Calamari.... for that price thought it would be a wee bit more
Perhaps dont order this if yr hungry

2  Thank Dena H
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