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Tonic on Chirn

37 Musgrave Ave | Chirn Park, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
+61 7 5532 2201
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (46 reviews)
“pork belly” (15 reviews)
“seared tuna” (5 reviews)
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Australian, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
37 Musgrave Ave | Chirn Park, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an awesome place! Unassuming and unpretentious with the friendliest staff great food and quality drink selection. We walked in with no booking during a busy service, the staff were more than happy to accommodate us. We ordered a range of tapas all of which...More

Thank Kahu76
Reviewed 5 days ago

Busy for a tuesday night! Good range of food which was all tasty and hot. Parking was easy to find. Was very dark, some lights could really help everyone see!!

Thank headwington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a late lunch 2.30pm. Kitchen still open and serving the best Tapas on the coast. Service excellent with recommendations on both food and wine. Atmosphere nice and relaxing, music appropriate and modern. Had the chorizo sausage and pork belly excellent. Highly recommend

1  Thank renders491
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I recently had my 30th at Tonic and to say I was impressed is an understatement. It was superb, the food was amazing and the staff were so friendly, helpful and attentive. It made my 30th so special and I will definitely be back. Thank...More

2  Thank CourtneyW972
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and the tapas excellent. Have been there 3 times but last time the service was poor. A little less chatting amongst the wait staff would help and had to order another wine from our table to the barman across the restaurant. Great cocktails

3  Thank Katiemic88
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

If you want atmosphere with a new vibe - Tonic is the place. It is a happening place with great service. The food is good and wine list extensive and reasonable but cocktails are the go.

2  Thank Gerry J
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

A very enjoyable evening. Food was amazing and service fantastic nothing too hard. I'm gluten intolerant and there was many options. Definitely recommend this restaurant highly.

2  Thank Catrionacisz
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This was a great surprise. As a local it’s nice to be able to walk somewhere & have a couple of cocktails. We ordered the mushroom Arancini balls which were tasty. Have been there a few times now. Bartender/ manager friendly. Great atmosphere.

2  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Came here with my friends. Tapas is amazing, Wine on the other hand is expensive, & a very small glass full. We had 2 plates each to share & a shared dessert, & drinks , it was $250 approx for five of us, but we...More

Thank YorkShireAussie74
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Having only recently moved to the Gold Coast it was a great delight to find this little gem just around the corner from us. The Manager, Liam, works at a frenetic pace. If he doesn't know a cocktail he instantly looks it up on line....More

Thank cdee1
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Questions & Answers
11 February 2017|
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Response from Debra S | Reviewed this property |
Not that I saw and the size of the Bar/ Restaurant most likely wouldn't accomodate a pool table.
Bianca R
7 February 2016|
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Response from KenRW | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I can confirm they don't have private rooms, but if you tell them you want to be separate when you book I am sure they will arrange the best they can do. It will worth it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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