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Tonic on Chirn

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37 Musgrave Ave | Chirn Park, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
+61 7 5532 2201
15:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 15:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Our new favourite. Funky little place with an awesome vibe, fantastic food and great service. Highly recommend.

Thank Kewee2
Gold Coast
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Been here 4 times now and the food and drinks never disappoint. Amazing food, $16-$20 per plate. They do have specials on tues wed & Thursday. Watermelon martini was amazing. Pretty small so def book, very cool decor. Live music on Sundays. Nice for date night

Thank BillvegasGoldCoast
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We decided to go to Tonic again and as always food terrific. Service pretty good also but here comes the BUT. Guys dont leave your specials page in your clipboard Menu if not available. We ordered from it as it was the first page. Don't spoil a good thing. Oh the Fries and Pork Belly as good as ever and... More 

1 Thank Peter J
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I came here for our anniversary. I had heard great things about tonic and I can now say myself that this place is a must for tapas lovers. The food is amazing, we had the pork belly, gyoza , calamari and baked Camembert. Definitely recommend trying something from the cocktail menu, I had the espresso martini. For... More 

Thank Jessimuss C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

if you looking for a chic little eatery, with modern cuisine and up to date drinks menu, this is the place for you nice atmosphere plenty of seating and you feel its well worth what you pay as its innovative and fun

Thank Sylvia S
Gold Coast, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

As a group of work colleagues we frequent Tonic on Chirn fortnightly if not weekly, because it's convenient, has a good atmosphere, food is good and staff that welcome you as old friends and give great service. But the last 3 times we have been to Tonic there has been a change in staff and it has affected the atmosphere... More 

2 Thank iamnicci
Gold Coast, Australia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Wow the food was amazing, we shared 4 dishes between 2 and couldn't finish it all. Loved the beef, chicken and the zucchini chips. Can't wait to try the seafood dishes next. Service was not too bad maybe a bit lacking but we were having such a good time to be too worried. Hopefully next time will be 5 stars

Thank Belzy_B
Gold Coast, Australia
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We went out as group of friends and were asked to take banquet, which was slightly over but we agreed. We had 3 tables and food started coming out. They were small bites with only 1 bite per plate (despite all of us paying full price of banquet). After about 8 items we were told it was done. Slightly surprised,... More 

1 Thank Atul C
America, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Who would like to go out for drinks and you have to ask staff 3 times, after 35minutes then you get your drinks. We ordered 2 chicken but got only 1. We decided to go elsewhere, so we pay our bills, it took 15 minutes for the staff to figure out what we ordered even we pointed out which table... More 

3 Thank remyromee
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Terrible service, staff very confused on busy days. Good food, good atmosphere but with terrible customer service

1 Thank alicekwan25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Bar, International, Pub, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Musgrave Ave | Chirn Park, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5532 2201
Tonic on Chirn is a small vibrant restaurant with a funky, modern warehouse interior. Special features are an Internationally influenced ever-changing Fusion Tapas Menu and a classy seasonal Cocktail List served in a fun and friendly atmosphere!

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