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In the heart of Surfers Paradise, we are the best place to start your night out! Enjoy a meal from our amazing dinner menu or sample one of our delicious desserts. Either way you really should treat yourself to something from our incredible new cocktail range (it's the biggest and best in Surfers Paradise). Open from 9am for breakfast, 7 days a week, we encourage you to start your day at Central. Or try our famous $10 lunch menu. With 20 different options, every dish on the menu is $10. No hooks, no surprises, just incredible value! Available daily from 11am to 5pm
USD 9 - USD 32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Pizza, Italian, Bar, Australian
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 26 February 2020

Adam, Adil, Chloe. Great service, friendly staff, amazing food and Chloe makes the best cocktails. Made my birthday celebration special. Brought out a cake and all sang happy birthday. Definitely recommend this place

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 22 February 2020

We payed for a $25 jug of cocktail and it had ZERO alcohol in it even got breathe tested by a cop down the road and there was no alcohol in my system such a rip off don’t go here for a drink lol

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 19 February 2020

Returning visit from the last time we visited Surfers. Absolutely enjoyed our meal. Had the steak with mash and gravy. Omg...that gravy is amazing. The food is what we say in the uk ‘The dogs bollocks’ which means ‘The best’ Will definitely eat here again...and I recommend this place. Adam took our order and gave us recommendations which I doubted at first but so glad I went with what he said. Great location and nice atmosphere. Julie United KingdomMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 10 February 2020

The service was poor, the “manager” offered no service other than talking to all the women that walked by, some of the food was cold, dry and arrived significantly later than the other food. When a complaint was made, the “manager” was rude, dismissive and...kept shaking his head. All round poor experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 24 January 2020 via mobile

5 stars for the entertainment of watching the management take people off the streets! Love that they have the menus in several different languages!! We had X2 $10 lunch meals and a kids chicken nuggets. Steak and chips was great, gravy amazing Chicken wrap was...a bit dry and tasteless... Should have got the pork.. it looked amazing! Will come back again to check the rest of the $10 meals out!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 22 January 2020 via mobile

Second time we have visited here 21-1-2020 And will continue every time we are in surfers paradise. Service is A1 and location. Along with the staff. We have never ever had a bad word to say about there service or there food. Highly recommend this...place for family’s or couples.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 5 January 2020

Staff was friendly, good coffee, but not the best eggs Benedict. For $18, it was extremely underwhelming. The Benedict came with over cooked fried eggs instead of the usual poached eggs. Very basic dish with poor presentation which was disappointing for the price.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 2 January 2020

Staff member advised us to move on as we seemed to much of a inconvenience. Welcomed by another venue with open arms and a big smile

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 22 December 2019

You know the food is bad when none of the wait staff ask you how your meal is because they themselves know its really bad. pizza was definitely a frozen microwave pizza with dodgy frozen seafood thrown on top. we had a slice each and...couldnt continue. They have a quite clever churn and burn money making tourist scam going on with this place - its horrenudus.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 19 December 2019

waited over 1 hr for our meals, when we went to leave and pay for the coke and garlic bread we were treated with complete disrespect. staff was completely unapologetic, told us to sit down we will cook it for you now, i refused to...wait any longer and then the reply was " FUK OFF THEN AND DONT EVER COME BACK" . Absolutely disgusting behaviour, in front of my wife and our 8yr daughter and the entire restaurant. I have never been so upset by any restaurant in the entire world of my travels and i have had some bad experiences before but this takes the cake.More

Date of visit: December 2019
rb78_13, Owner at Central Lounge Bar & Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2019

It's a sad reality that in hospitality you have to deal with people like this from time to time. Fortunately it's not too often! We took the order from this family and all was well, then they later asked for some garlic bread. As is...More

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Central Lounge Bar & Dining is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5