Steampunk - Surfers Paradise

4.3
165 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
A VIBRANT ATMOSPHERE FOR ANY OCCASION


If you’re looking for a venue with delectable food, one-of-a-kind drinks and live entertainment, you’ve found the right place. Offering a wide range of local and imported beverages, Steampunk Surfers Paradise offers a vibrant atmosphere for a mid-week pick-me-up or a weekend finale.


Lunch & Dinner 7 days from 12 PM.
What 165 people are saying
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mattz
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food friendly staff nothing is a bother for them Great night out
10 out of 10 well done guys

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LeisaF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time meals were excellent and great value will be returned

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KatherineB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Really friendly staff, great food and drinks and I would come back.

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Taylah
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and vibe at this place. the fish bowls in particular was incredible and on fridays with 1/2 price bowls. the watermelon one in particular was incredible would absolutely go back!!

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Taylah, Thanks for the 5 stars! Hope to see you back soon :)

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TimE
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

been here a few time, like the place because its a good food/cool bar environment with alot of staff always. only complaint is i usually come here for dinner and when you book a table they don't seem to reserve a spot as such. so last time i got stuck at a tiny little table with stalls with barely enough room for two plates and getting shoved from the table behind us and then all the people walking past

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded 7 days ago

Hi TimE, Thanks for the review. I can assure you we do reserve tables for our dinner bookings. Friday & Saturday are our busiest nights and we do our best to accommodate everyone. Next time you make a booking please make a note on where you would like to sit or let our friendly wait staff know if you need to move tables. We do our best to oblige all request.

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Jill
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food arrived 50mins after ordering. Good thing we weren't starving to begin with.

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Responded 7 days ago

Hi Jill, Thanks' for the review, I see you visited us on Valentine's Day which is one of the busiest day's of the year for us. I'm sorry there was a delay on food and hope to see you back in the venue soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great cocktails and attentive staff

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on February 15, 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thanks for this awesome review!

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ChloeE
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t fault anything. Loved everything - fast food, quality and tasty food and loved being able to order and pay for everything at the table without waiting for anyone to come to us! Awesome all round

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on February 15, 2021

Hi ChloeE, Thanks for this lovely review. Hope to see you back in the venue soon :)

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Sammid
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

My main review is due to the booking itself, I was extremely annoyed, I booked two weeks in advance for a bday dinner for 12 people and we arrived to being separated to two tables, then I complained (because why would I be happy about being separated I booked for 12 together for a reason!) we were then squashed onto those two tables pushed together.

There were lovely bench seat tables at the back plus a few other long tables available that we could all see.

This was very frustrating considering how long in advance I booked.

As for the food, four people in our group ordered ribs and they were all warm close to cold, we did get offered a free round of drinks but for some reason they only took 2 of those drink orders.
It was hard to get the attention of the staff to ask why so we just left it.

The staff were not particularly friendly only one of the male staff whom took our order did however seem friendly and helpful.

I would recommend this place to others for drinks perhaps, but for food I would try again just to give the place a second chance.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on February 15, 2021

Hi Sammid, Thank you for your feedback we will definitely take it on board and use it to improve. I see you visited our venue on the 6th of Feb which was an extremely busy night for us & we had been fully booked for a number of weeks in advance. I know it's frustrating when you see larger tables empty but I can assure you they were booked and waiting for their groups to arrive.

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ErinN
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a place to go for a great meal and great cocktails loved it there

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on February 8, 2021

Hi Erin, Thanks for the lovely 5 stars! Hope to see you back in the venue soon :)

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SunP
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great. Ordered the ribs and calamari salad which were so nice. Bit noisy but understandable for Sat night. Bit frustrated that servers missed the drinks orders waited until food came out and needed to remind the staff about the drinks orders. However she apologised and served straight away which made up their mistake. Overall nice and will definitely visit again.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on February 8, 2021

Hi SunP, Thanks for the review. We're not perfect here at Steampunk but when mistakes are made we do our best to make up for them. Glad you enjoyed your meals, hope to see you back in the venue soon :)

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Julz
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere.
Staff were really lovely and the place is next level.

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StaceyE
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was really ordinary, we were quite disappointed.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on February 1, 2021

Hi StaceyE, I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal here at Steampunk. We do our best to offer delicious, high quality meals at competitive prices and usually get great feedback. If you are ever dissatisfied with your food here at Steampunk please notify one of our friendly team members and we'll do everything within our power to rectify the situation.

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OpenTable Diner
Gold Coast
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time!

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AdamM
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The vibe was great, as was the food. The service is friendly and food/drinks ordered by your phone which is both great and not so great.

It’s great because you can order & pay without leaving your seat. It’s not so great, because if you have questions or requests, you have to flag down a passing server (that are already on another mission), and you can’t make request by the online system. Also, it’s quite antisocial for one person to have their face in their phone, doing the order, meanwhile everyone also around you does the socializing.

The booth seating was also quite hot and stuffy, especially considering that it is full of diners. Some fans/ventilation would be a good addition.

Overall, it is a fun modern place, with great food. I’d go again, but I’d avoid the booths. The ordering system is what it is... it’s ok if there’s just a couple of you, but with a bigger group, it’s not the best.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on February 1, 2021

Hi AdamM, Thanks for the review and I'm glad you enjoyed your food, service and vibe :) We are always happy to seat guests wherever they prefer, maybe try the deck next time to feel that cool summer breeze through your hair. Our waitstaff are always to happy to take your order 'old school' so please feel free to let your hostess know when you're seated. Thanks for the 4 stars!

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BreeD
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to eat or drink with anyone and to chill. Good not to loud music 🙂 food and service were great!

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joshp
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Felt like a big rip off with the food, prices way to high for what we got. Left there unsatisfy and disappointed. Will not be going back.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on February 1, 2021

Hi Joshp, I'm sorry to hear to didn't enjoy your dining experience. We do our best to offer delicious and competitively priced meals here at Steampunk. We also offer heaps of great specials including lunch specials, Wing Deals and 50% off locals night to name a few. If anything most of our diners comment our serving sizes are too large!

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Regga
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great party / social venue. Not ideal for families. Food was really nice and fresh. Music was great but a bit too loud to talk over. Security guy at entrance was unwelcoming and super official. We almost didn’t want to stay because of this. Felt like we were being herded and roped off like animals. All other Steampunk staff were pleasant and efficient.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on February 1, 2021

Hi Regga, Thanks for this review. We love families here at Steampunk and do our best to accommodate them, please let our team know when booking and we can place you in a quieter section of the restaurant. Sorry to hear the security wasn't as welcoming as you would like. He does have an extra stressful role at the moment making sure everyone is signed in for maximum COVID safety and seated in a prompt and timely manner. I will definitely pass your feedback on.

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NicoleO
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing with friendly staff ensuring that everything was ok and our drinks were flowing. Great atmosphere. Food was great and drinks reasonably priced. A place to go whilst in Surfers

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on February 1, 2021

Hi NicoleO, Thanks for the 5 stars glad you enjoyed your visit :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and atmosphere as per usual. The live singer was brilliant too!

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on February 1, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thanks for this awesome review glad you enjoyed the live music :)

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SeanL
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good drink, reasonably priced. A great spot to go before you’re out on the town

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MelJ
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quick service, discount deal on Thursday for locals. Good steak ! Thank you

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Sjas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Service was great and fast, food was eh. Group of 5, 2 got the chicken schnitzel to which it was still a little pink in the middle in spots, beef burger was average, and calamari was ok. All felt a little sick a few hours after however.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on January 18, 2021

Hi Sjas, I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your lunch here at Steampunk. Our lunch parmi's often contain thigh meat which has a more pinkish tinge but I can assure you all our food is cooked and prepared to the highest possible standard. Please notify our team if you're ever unhappy with your meal as we will always do our best to remedy the situation. Glad you enjoyed the service and thanks for the review.

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BrownieB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely love steampunk! $10 espressos, always a great atmosphere and an awesome range of food and cocktails. Will definitely be back again

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on January 18, 2021

Hi BrownieB, Thanks for this awesome review!

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and meals very big in size, great value for money. Drinks were spectacular

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Vikfoz
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a nice meal with good music. Service was quick but it was very quiet at the time. Lots of staff standing around with not a lot to do until someone ordered something.

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DottyJ
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We booked the table on the mistaken idea that this was going to be a cool steampunk bar. This was not the case. Yes, there was a scattering of steampunk accoutrements inside. Unfortunately what ruined it were the TV's with sport playing. So, we had found ourselves in a sports bar in reality being promoted as something else. Very disappointed.
In saying that, the cocktails were fun and the haloumi fries were also nice. The cheese pizza was bland and would not recommend ordering it.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on January 18, 2021

Hi DottyJ, We definitely ARE a Steampunk themed bar from our décor & styling to our steamy themed cocktails. That being said we are also a functioning venue that host's numerous events and caters to many different groups. Our TV screens often play steampunk themed multi media displays but we also cater to sports fans, run slide shows for events and much more. We're always more than happy to seat diners away from the screens upon request. Thanks for the review.

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carolined
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food , fun atmosphere, staff were good once you got their attention. Will defintely return and recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly service and the fishbowls were delicious! Incredible value on a Friday. The shooters were also yum and really fun to choose.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on January 18, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thanks and glad to hear you enjoys our Fishbowls! See you next Friday?

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ChereenA
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, we had chicken wings and the butter chicken pizza. Staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was lovely. Will definitely be back

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on January 11, 2021

Hi ChereenA Thanks for the great review! Looking forward to seeing you back in the venue soon :)

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MeganT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Unfortunately we had a long wait for drinks and food as it was a busy night. Staff should have come to our table to let us know of the wait rather than us have to ask. Due to the contactless way of ordering and paying for food their really isn't any service now. We like to go out to have a chat we staff and be looked after and have the full experience and unfortunately that was lost

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on January 11, 2021

Hi MeganT, I'm sorry to hear staff were not as attentive as you'd like. I'll definitely pass this feedback on to our team. I can assure you we love chatting to our customers too and love to have a yarn when it isn't too busy.

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Brooke
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service. Love this place!

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WayneF
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

My first time experience at Steampunk was not good compared to other dinning experience around the area.
Meals , Cajun Chicken Breast was dry, BBQ Pork Ribs nothing to write home about, Smokey BBQ Beef Burger wasn't very Smokey and under cooked chips, when I asked the waitress for tomato source for my fries and was told it would be $3 extra I said your kidding me.(didn't get the source) Now the drinks 1 glass gold beer and 1 jug of coke 1.25lt all $22 HWY robbery in my books. Never going back thanks and I am a surfer paradise local with many interstate visitors.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on January 11, 2021

Hi WayneF, I'm sorry the hear you didn't enjoy your experience here at Steampunk. We'll definitely take your feedback on board and appreciate your honest review.

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VijithaM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Music/Live act was too loud.
Food is good. Easy to order. Nice service. Great drinks

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on January 11, 2021

Hi VigithaM, We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our live music. Our staff are always happy to move customers who find the music too loud. Glad to see you enjoyed the food service and drinks :)

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JazmynM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Ribs, calamari & loaded fries were incredible and drinks were delicious but definitely order two drinks each to start with as it took about 30 mins for our drinks

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on January 11, 2021

Hi JazmynM, Thanks for this lovely review. Sorry about your wait on drinks, sometimes during the busy period and due to the elaborate nature of our cocktails it can occasionally slow down service in this area. Hope to see you back in the venue soon.

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nickya
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have eaten here and it was amazing both times

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on January 11, 2021

Hi Nickya, Thanks for this amazing review!

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Mary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was not as delicious as before.
Drinks as well, my friend order a coke but it tasted like water. Asked the waiter to change one to us but still the same.
Overall the food quality was a disappointment. But service is good even though it’s very busy.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on January 4, 2021

Hi Mary, I'm sorry our food was not as delicious as your previous visit. New Years Eve is extremely busy for us and I believe the post mix syrup may of run out leading to your coke tasting watery. Hopefully you give us another shot as we really appreciate your support. Happy New Year!

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LanaW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was dry && cold. Milk shake was nice, service was poor too.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on January 4, 2021

Hi LanaW, I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit to our venue. Obviously New Years Eve is the busiest night of the year for us which can sometimes lead to longer than usual wait times. I'd love for you to contact us directly so we can hear more about your experience.

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Lanz
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on January 4, 2021

Hi Lanz, Thanks for the lovely review :)

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KristinT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Sitting in a booth was crowded which dampened the atmosphere. It would have been good for a couple but not a group. Staff were great.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise
Responded on January 11, 2021

Hi KristinT, Thanks for the review and I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your booth seating. We are more than happy for guests to swap to different seating options upon request. We appreciate your support.

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Steampunk - Surfers Paradise does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Steampunk - Surfers Paradise is rated 4.3 stars by 165 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.