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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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94 Sea World Dr, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5509 8000
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I attended Vanitas on 20 April 2017. The service from the staff was impeccable and the food was amazing. So glad we went and it was the highlight of our trip. The a la carte menu is quite small and limited, however, we would recommend the degustation menu. I agree with another reviewer that the restaurant lacks... More 

Thank Queen_of_Critique
Gold Coast, Australia
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the misfortune of dining at this restaurant again recently. I had been here once before about 2 years ago. The experience then was disappointing to say the least. The rudest and most arrogant front of house staff I have ever experienced - so vowed i would not go back. I visited a friend who was staying at the... More 

Thank Pivotalguy
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We felt the restaurant lacked atmosphere. The menu was quite limited and expensive. The wine list was excellent and expensive.

1 Thank Gigi0807_12
Bendigo, Australia
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

One of the best meals we have had at a fine dinning restaurant. It was an exceptional Christmas Lunch. The food was amazing and the paired wines just as good. The staff were attentive but not intrusive. We have had many Christmas Lunches at many places but this was by far one of the most relaxing and memorable Christmases. Thank... More 

1 Thank Rachael R
Gold Coast
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I took my wife to Vanitas to celebrate her 50th Birthday and booked for a 7 course Degustation menu. The service and the surroundings were absolutely first class , the service staff were attentive and very knowledgable regarding food and the wines. We were seated at the window with great view of the lighted pool and entertained with mood background... More 

2 Thank waynecl
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

As we normally do we opted to 'dine-in' on the evening of our arrival at the hotel. It is always a good guage for how the stay will be. The meal we enjoyed was wonderful, from the amuse bouche, service and atmosphere ticked every box. we were fortunate enough to be looked after by Maisie ? - the Canadian host.... More 

1 Thank fivestarsandbeyond
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning food and environment set next to a lovely pool, I brought my girlfriend here for her 19th birthday and she absolutely loved it. Presented a small bottle of Versace perfume as a gift from the team. And we indulged in the seven course experience. It really is an experience rather then just a restaurant, that we both absolutely... More 

1 Thank Gavin W
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Superb service and excellent food cooked to perfection. Our luncheon was a great success as it is every year - we always return for our special AGM and it never disappoints

1 Thank Suzie B
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing staff & great service. Very attentive & makes us feel really welcome. In conclusion: - Service: 5.5 stars - Food: 2 stars - great plating with gorgeous Versace plates but the taste is not as good. I had the potatoes with duck oil for sides. it was burnt and didn't taste so good. The chicken was eatable but I'll... More 

1 Thank Shinta B
Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Vanitas is the place to go! Top of the class attention to the detail in everything. They noted it was a bday dinner and the manager even came out with a gift. We has the degustation menu and it was one of the best degustation menu i have tried in Australia. Only thing i could have fault was that the... More 

Thank Michael C

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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
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Sea World Dr, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Main Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5509 8000
An extraordinary gastronomic encounter perfectly suited to Palazzo Versace, the place for classical, sophisticated fine dining. The epitome of elegance a night at Vanitas provides a luxurious fine dining experience with meticulous attention to detail and impeccable service. The regularly changing a la carte menu offers a diverse range of fresh seafood and succulent meats created by Chef de Cuisine, Paul Froggatt.

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