Main Wave Restaurant

4.6
67 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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jackie
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual staff very friendly and attentive as usual

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StevenG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very good - I would definitely go back in the future

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Smoosmoo12
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing lunch for Father’s Day! Everything was wonderful.

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vipDeanR
Essex
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Amazing food but service was very slow. We were almost 2 hours for share starter and mains. Food was amazing once it turned up.

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was excellent. Will definitely be back again.

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susand
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great wine. The pasta was overcooked for me.

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SophiaP
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food great service and wonderful menu. I highly recommend it.

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LesleyS
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night dining at Main Wave. Food was delicious and attentive service. Entertainment very enjoyable. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Good food and non existent service. Took a long time for drinks and when they were serving the entree, I was shock to see the waitress place the plate on top of the menu that is still on the table in front of me.

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JoeD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a great variety of dishes on the menu. The variety makes it difficult to choose, so I guess you probably need to plan to visit more than once. As a group we enjoyed the Beef cheeks, Tortellini, Duck and Reef & beef. All delicious, we each all tried a bit of each others dishes to enjoy the flavours. We are not locals, but looking around there were a number a locals calling in, we also noticed the restaurant was busy compared to others near by which is always a great sign. Enjoy it for yourself!

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Wazzat
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booking online was very easy and due to a personal issue, I had to cancel the booking which Vanessa was very understanding of however this was reversed later and Vanessa reinstated the booking.
Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed and the service and food throughout the night was faultless.
Would definitely recommend the restaurant and will return.

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jackie
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff delicious lunch fantastic service good wine good atmosphere

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JoJo
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently great food and service. Great menu that’s hard to choose which dish… so many frat ones!

Damn good value for lunch too!

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JulieE
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and ambience of the restaurant was exceptional

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent authentic Italian with great Italian wine list and spanish waiter.
good night out

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KerrieA
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The 4 of us enjoyed our meals very much. Service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Second attempt at dining here, first attempt ended in a phone call from the restaurant asking us to push our booking back 30 mins. No biggie, just cancel the Uber and rebook, until we arrive at restaurant to find the only table available now was a lonely table for 2 outside all alone in a dark doorway/window, whilst all other diners are inside. We walked out. Emailed a complaint to restaurant, to this day no response. Second attempt, we book online to arrive to no booking because they “ forgot to check their emails” we however had a wonderful lunch in the next door restaurant who bent over backwards to make sure our dining experience was wonderful

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MattL
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amie was our waitress who delivered a high standard of service. Food was on the table in good time, drinks kept coming. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and our main meal just awesome

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SimonL
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
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 on May 8, 2021
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
7 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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant restaurant serving high quality traditional dishes.

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viplisaf
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the service was impeccable, highly recommend

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vipdaynab
5 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.

FAQs

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

Main Wave Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 67 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.