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Il Barocco

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94 Sea World Dr, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5509 8000
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here to the seafood buffet many times before on both Friday and Saturdays and it has always been sensational, very disappointed to find tonight that they no longer offer bugs on Friday night and the things on offer were very sparse, prawns were only brought out a few at a time, oysters etc the same, a lot of... More 

Thank martinao09
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387 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again back to its best. Fabulous fresh sashimi and seafood and a huge array of hot food. The revised drinks package has a number of quality wines and a good beer selection.

Thank SinkingSeabourn
Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did Breakfast here and it was marvellous - a little expensive but absolutely stunning. You could not ask for an array of fine food in the one spot. We have had breakfast buffets in a wide range of hotels but this was certainly close to the best we have had. Would highly recommend it.

Thank X8390QWgaryp
Grovedale, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent breakfast but the dinner seafood buffet was not as good we have been to less expensive buffet and were a lot better example the Prawns weren't king size and a bit soggy with an excellent breakfast the seafood buffet could be better with an Italian name (Il Barocco) was not much Italian food.

Thank Giuseppe O
Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This buffet, whether it be for dinner or the hotel buffet breakfast, is incredibly, incredibly poor. The Versace standard can be genuinely raved about for hours, but the standard of this buffet is an embarrassment to the hotel. The restaurant recently appeared on the travel guides tv show and showed seafood stacked a mile high, desserts beautifully presented and plenty... More 

Thank Louise G
Robina, Australia
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85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to go to Versace regularly for the buffet but it had been a while so we decided to go there on a rare date night out. The service was superb, staff very friendly and kept checking for drinks and if everything was all right at our table. The seafood was excellent but they were let down by the... More 

Thank D_N_A_1410
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Staff Christmas party in private dinning room last year. Seafood and deserts were great. Hot food was good but there were just too much food to choose from. We have been there 3 years in a row now. We will go back there again.

Thank robert n
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The restaurant was located inside Palazzo Versace Hotel. The seafood buffet including cooked cold crab, oysters, Morten Bay bugs, cooked prawns, sushis, sashimi and salads, cold preserved meat. The choice of food was rather limited. The hot bar was rather disappointing, there is nothing I would recommend. As Asians love the seafood, the food was not replenished fast enough and... More 

2 Thank Yardley K
Bowral, Australia
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Great night at Il Barocco, food was yummy. Plenty of selection. I will say though they advise this as more of a seafood buffet, yet there was lots of selection not mainly seafood. Really enjoyed the night. Nice atmosphere. All in all, good experience!

1 Thank ced27f
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Far too busy and noisy. Inedible meat platters. No soup and no plates or bowls anyway. Too many young inexperienced staff running about like headless chickens and management that were useless.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 10:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 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
Casual dining that dares to be different within a contemporary and classical, elegant and informal setting. Il Barocco Restaurant presents an expose of fresh Australian produce and flavours boasting a lavish seafood buffet 7 nights and a Sunday lunch.

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