Main Wave Restaurant

4.7
49 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
We are a Fine Dining Restaurant located in the heart of the gold coast in a lovely village called Main Beach. When dining in our Restaurant you can expect the highest quality of service and food where nothing is ever a problem. With inside and outside seating, offering blankets and heaters on those chilli night outside with candle light dinners. Our signature dishes include: Lamb's Brains, Veal Scallopine, Twice cooked Duck, Eye Fillet and our outstanding Chilli Prawn Pasta!! We have daily chef's specials created by our amazing chef/owner Vanessa Wyatt and the relaxed, comforting vibe and service by Floor Manager/Owner Ami Webb and her team. Don't miss out on the Main Wave Experience you will be satisfied every time!! See you all soon
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and our main meal just awesome

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SimonL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and amazing service. Amy was the most amazing host I have come across in a very long time. Has been been a long time since i have been to restaurant and felt all boxes ticked. Thank you Amy

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JenniferZ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible service the entire family had a great experience and the food was great! Very friendly environment we cannot wait to come back.

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JennyM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Main Wave many times and can highly recommend.
The food is continually lovely and the service is first class.

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DonnaR
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambience and service - we keep going back for that reason

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CoriB
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, regrettably I can’t recall the name of our waiter but she was young, blonde, very polite and professional.
She managed to sell us on adding a half dozen of the Kilpatrick oysters to our order which were delicious and actually my first time every having an oyster!
We also ordered four entrées to share between the two of us: pork belly squares, duck spring rolls, creamy garlic prawns and the margarita pizza.
Every entrée was absolutely delicious.
Especially the pork belly with it being one of the best pork belly dishes we’ve ever eaten. The garlic prawns were cooked to perfection and the chunky garlic was on point for that dish.
The duck spring rolls were moist and delicious while still being golden and crunchy on the outside complimented by the side of sweet sesame soy sauce.
The margarita pizza was extremely tasty with the perfect thin base.

The restaurant was clearly extremely busy that night as they seemed a little understaffed or weren’t expecting to be as busy as they were. Despite that the service was great and they were very attentive. The food was fresh even though it took longer than usual to get to us but with the ambiance of the restaurant and some good company we really didn’t care, especially after eating the food we would have waited hours more.
Thank you Main Wave! We’ll absolutely be back. :)

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Khai
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service and just an amazing setting. I and my partner will definitely be coming again. Fresh and delicious food, oysters to die for and for my main I had a chicken burger which the cheese & sauces just melted in your mouth with every bite you took.

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ShaneO
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Absolutely amazing experience! Food was world class and the service was great!

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Nick
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cosy ambience with generous meal servings. Beautiful food.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday family lunch
Great food
Excellent service
Good value

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good but wrong meal delivered by new waitress. We accepted the mistake as we did not want to wait for a new meal to be produced. Thought a small discount or free dessert might have been offered due to the mistake, but no. Otherwise food and service was good.

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IainD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a delightful mean and were very satisfied with everything. We would have a couple of tiny suggestions. The cob loaf served as an entree was much too big. Half the size would have been quite enough for two people. The pasta dish was delicious. Plenty of Moreton Bay Bug meat. But we commented to the table server that it did not need nearly so much anchovy. Certainly not both anchovy and capers. We would reduce the anchovies because the main point of the dish is the bugs. And on a personal level, I would never serve spaghetti. It is a peculiar invention of the Italians. I always cut mine up into small pieces that can be eaten with a fork. A smaller size of pasta would be excellent. But overall a great dish. And the wine was great. Strongly recommended despite these niggles.

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DavideW
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great great portions service was great very attentive felt a bit squashed in. venue was a little bit claustrophobic felt closed in at our table

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MarcellaR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Truly delicious food. We chose the specials, which looked more interesting than the menu items. The ambience looked nicer outside. We sat inside under quite a chilly aircon outlet. Would definitely go back and strongly recommend it.

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rickg
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service in a great setting

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MichaelL
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing Food 👌
Service was impeccable
No hesitation in recommending this cafe
We attended Lunch on a Sunday with some nice live but unobtrusive music 🎶

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WayneB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant restaurant serving high quality traditional dishes.

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viplisaf
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the service was impeccable, highly recommend

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daynab
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Amy is lovely and a delightful addition to Main Beach. Well worth a visit. Yummy Australian food at its finest.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!

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PeterW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only quality restaurant in Tedder Ave. Food is fresh and delicious. Lovely restaurant

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

So disappointed. We had booked for 11:15am and arrived on time. "Sit anywhere"..." That table in the window please"..."Oh no, we have someone coming in." Ok so we chose another. Menus came out after 10 mins. "Oh by the way, you'll have to order immediately, and from the breakfast menu, because the kitchen closes so we can set up for lunch." Taken aback, we thought we might order lunch. No, you can't do that til 12. Ohhhkay, we ordered breakfast. It came, the food was good, but just before 12 they came back. "So sorry but we have to move you, we have a big group coming in here now." Really???? Gobsmacked, we moved, taking tea & coffee orders with. We will never, ever go back. Oh, and as we left, that table in the window was still vacant. Perhaps they were warned. Wish we had been.

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KerrieK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, great service & a lovely atmosphere.

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MarianneC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful outdoor table on a very pleasant summer evening. Fantastic service, very helpful with meal choices and wine service. Definitely recommend this for both intimate dinner or a larger group

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ChrisB
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to 'Chill' out with friends on a Sunday to celebrate a birthday and discovered a new way to enjoy Main Beach at Wave.. Great service and tasty food along with good company what more is needed?

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PeterS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome restaurant, best service, great food

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming of our 4yp who has best spag bol ever! When he was fed and happily settled in his pram we thoroughly enjoyed our bottle of presence, culinary delights for entree like lambs brains and the most tender squid ever! Followed up by trout and seafood pasta for main and affagatto to end the night- could have states for hours - the best meal we had on our Gold Coast trip!

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally metres from our apartment this was a brilliant evening dining outside. Amy our host was super attentive, made us feel really welcome and that nothing was a big deal. The kids even got coloured pencils to draw all over the table which got rolled up and we could take it home. Superb night out.

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scho97
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation. Staff were extremely accommodating. We were seated and presented with the menu. We discussed our specific dietary needs, again we received amazing service. We had a great meal stretching over two hours, food was terrific. And again service was excellent.
Wonderful time over a leisurely lunch.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Fantastic service. Great staff. Nothing not to like.

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AnneB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, they always have good specials they accommodate for children really well and the service is excellent

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KerrieK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Main Wave has a great atmosphere and is the perfect place to have a relaxing and enjoyable meal with friends. Would be fantastic for a special Birthday or celebration. It's also set in a really nice area where you can watch the world go by as you enjoy the day.

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ColinW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to Main Wave. The menu is great - the presentation is spot on and the flavours are sensational. The wine list is well thought out to complement the food (so nothing disappointing there) cocktail list is great for special celebrations and the staff are well trained in human contact with their clients - upbeat and extremely professional.
All round a great breakfast, lunch or dinner to be had with your partner or with friends or business associates. "see you ladies again soon"

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ShelleyB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most exceptional service and food. An unbelievable experience. Highly recommend.

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DennisV
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food excellent service together with a very good ambience making it a pleasurable dining experience.

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Manda
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here for mothers day breakfast. It wasn't too busy which was nice. There was a slight mix up with our order but that was quickly fixed by the friendly staff.
I had the healthy breakfast and it was really tasty. Only small issue I had was the avocado was a little hard so it wasn't as creamy and tasty as it should have been.
Overall though very nice food and fantastic service.

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Lina
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Good food and good location but slow service. Asked for wine menu and never got it. Took forever to pay. Just no attention from waitress in general.

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MichaelB
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A very pleasant evening with visiting relatives, one of whom had eaten at Main Wave Restaurant and requested that we do so again

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SMSMJS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot. Open for all 3 meals each day. Lovely interior seating with linen tablecloths, or great outside seating. Menu has good variety, and waitstaff was excellent. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Always excellent.

FAQs

Main Wave Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5591 5661.

Main Wave Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.