Pink Monkey Bar & Grill

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91 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
The Pink Monkey is an upscale restaurant and bar located at the southern end of the Gold Coast in Burleigh Heads.

With a rooftop patio overlooking the beach, live music and two huge bars, this is the perfect venue to sit back, relax and soak in the sun.

Our signature offerings embody the fresh, natural and laid-back vibe of Burleigh with char-grilled surf and turf dishes, gourmet woodfired pizzas, craft beers on tap and a mouth watering cocktail list.

TERMS:
Tuesday and Wednesday just pizza and snacks available.
Guest under the age of 18 will be restricted from the venue from 5pm onward unless accompanied by a guardian.
One bill per table
Visible face tattoos not allowed
Dress Code: Business Casual
10% surcharge applies on Sundays
15% surcharge applies on public holidays
What 91 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
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3.8
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TiffanyJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Girls upstairs weren’t super nice. We did book in advance and ask to be put outside and were seated at a small table both infront of the musician and beside the bar which was not at all hospitable for a date with my wife...
Luckily we were able to be moved downstairs and enjoyed that environment better. Was a touch disappointed as I’ve been in before and think highly of the venue... but wasn’t my best visit to the venue.

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Meg610
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food good, but not great. Have had better pizza elsewhere. Not bad though! Service also good but went during Covid and mask restrictions. Staff were excellent at ensuring we wore masks when necessary, however did not always wear them appropriately themselves which was frustrating to watch. Good experience but could be improved.

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Analise
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great, would have preferred to be seated out on the balcony, but overall very good

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ElleN
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Booked a table for 12 and when we got there it could only fit 6

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NatashaB
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine with live music!
What else could you ask for 😊

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ErinE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Booked outdoor seating and was put inside the back corner. Not great service.

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Livvy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We used to come here often and loved coming here. We always sat downstairs, but on a recent visit had to sit upstairs because they weren’t offering dining downstairs. What a completely different experience, it was dirty, terrible service, and more of a pub dining experience. I wouldn’t bother going back.

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Kristel
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little bit issue on the speaker, maybe fix the subwoofer.

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Kathy
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Traveled from Brisbane and Byron to catch up with family. Booked Pink Monkey a month in advance. Terrible service, seated downstairs, clearly in the "walk-by" section devoid of atmosphere. I suspect we weren't the "approved generation" despite our previous large tabs, big mistake!
Actually did us a favour, we ventured two doors down to Jimmy Wah's, amazing and food and brilliant service.

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BrendaD
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to see McKenzie play, great venue for younger people, bit noisy for me

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AshleighF
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Our cocktails weren’t very full not all staff were friendly!
Very different to the first time we came

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Chels
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food and drinks. Service was average. And the toilet shenanigans were a good story to re tell. Fun crazy place overall.

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CherylM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had a wonderful time, we will be back again. Thank you so much

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Dianne
Gold Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Poor service. The food was very average. The bar staff didn’t want to be there. Not very friendly. Might be a management issue? Not sure. We sat outside. First customers and all the cushions were everywhere. Just messy and uninviting. The table was sticky Just not a feel good experience. Won’t be back unfortunately.

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BonnieD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and staff were so so lovely and we’re happy to help in anyway they could!

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AdeleC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Basic menu from Monday to Thursday. Only starters and pizza for main meals. If you don’t like pizza there is nothing for you. We left dissatisfied.

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Angel
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food and cocktails are excellent however the customer service completely discredits the experience. I have been to the Pink Monkey 4 times because the Pumpkin & Sage ravioli, the Spanner Crab linguine and cocktails are irresistible unfortunately the customer service is disorganised and lacking. Management need to either rehire or retrain the staff or potentially restructure or replace management themselves. I have attempted to introduce new patrons to the restaurant however have left embarrassed as the people accompanying me complained heavily about the level of service.

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NatalieG
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Why wasn’t downstairs open as advertising? Too loud and not suitable for families upstairs. We left.

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Staff need to know the menu, when you inquire about certain on the menu they don’t know, she goes to another staff member and they don’t know, goes to another staff member and they don’t know, she had to go to the chef and ask about it.
Not a big deal but maybe get them to study the menu a little

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CesarP
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Unfortunately the tables behind where we were had a group of about 20 young men that were very noisy and perhaps oblivious to the other customers needs in the venue. It got to the point where it was so unpleasant that we had to cut our dinner very short and enjoy drinks somewhere else.

In regards to our food selection, the result was not the best either I'm afraid: my pizza was was very salty for my liking, whereas my partner's (vegetarian option) was much nicer.

The waitresses were absolutely amazing: attentive, polite, approachable and with a great attitude. Please pass our words of praise to them, they did a superb job despite how busy the place was.

My apologies if I am sounding too harsh, because I understand there are some circumstances that are out of your control when serving customers at a restaurant. Perhaps if our night wasn't as surprisingly uncomfortable as it was, or my expectations were somehow more realistic, maybe our experience at the restaurant would have been much more enjoyable and memorable.

Thanks for the opportunity to give some feedback. I hope it can help your business somehow.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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KimberleyP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful lunch with beautiful service. We enjoyed it there very much and will definitely be back!

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Lyndah
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worse service food was below average will never go back nor recommend. Management needs to take on constructive critism in a professional manner and all staff need retraining and work on people skills.

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HanDemonium
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They folded me a paper crane for my friends birthday at my request which was super cute.
The Pizza took almost 45 minutes and came out after the the rest of us had finished our meals so that was a bummer.
Great pizza tho.

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Linda
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really Nice food and will be back. Drink orders could be faster but 10/10

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CassieK
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food incredible. The man who directed us to our table was great, but the lady who served us throughout the night was hopeless, inattentive and did seem to care either.
Luckily made up for with delicious food

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AylaB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Too busy, severely understaffed and we got told not too come in as the doors were closed even though we had a reservation. Eventually got in and all the staff were flustered.

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ToyaS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere. Loved it had a great day & night

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DylanB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I really enjoyed it, I was late to the booking but they were quite accomidating.

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KianaG
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing service from the moment we walked in. Food is always great and it was super fast this time

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KrystalH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, great staff and always just a wave away!

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LetitiaR
Gold Coast
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, great friendly service and good value...just a shame about a rowdy crowd who were let go on a bit long before being pulled up. Bit loud for a nice dinner for two. Overall though, can't fault anything else and we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic little place, my first time there. Food was great and drinks were awesome. Once the live music started it was a fun atmosphere. Planning to come back here again soon

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MorganG
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Staff was rude, the bartender gave us the wrong drinks and the lighting over the dance floor was too intense and made it uncomfortable.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Waiters couldn’t even take order correctly due to loud noise, charged me for drinks I didn’t order and didn’t give all food

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EB22
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The cocktails were the best part. I would go back just for drinks. The food was average unfortunately and overpriced. Wasn’t a very comfortable dining experience and we couldn’t wait to finish up and move on.

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VanessaB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, great booking, location, food and they looked after me so well!

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The musicians and vibes are great! However the service has gone downhill lately, the wait for drinks and food is so long, and they completely lost our food order.

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aaaa
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Loved the vibes and music. Food wasn't amazing but we might try the pizza next :)

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Melanie
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the number one place to spend a Sunday sess or a relaxed dinner on the GC. Good vibes and happy times. The Vibe Creators supply the very best live music every Thursday night and Sunday. The service too is always great and the atmosphere is amazing. The quality of their food and drinks is equally as impressive. Wouldn’t go anywhere else :)

FAQs

Pink Monkey Bar & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Pink Monkey Bar & Grill is rated 4 stars by 91 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.