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Charred Field Mushroom - The Fireplace Restaurant, Sanctuary Cove, AU-QLD
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Natural and baked Oysters - The Fireplace Restaurant, Sanctuary Cove, AU-QLD
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Wood-fired scallops - The Fireplace Restaurant, Sanctuary Cove, AU-QLD

The Fireplace Restaurant

4.4
4.4
597 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Experience intimate signature dining at The Fireplace, renowned for its rich cuts of wood-fired meats. Accompany your dishes with wines from our 300-strong beverage list - recently awarded Two Glasses in the 2022 Australia's Wine List of the Year (the sixth year in a row). Settle into rustic surroundings while you contemplate the provincial-style menu and indulge in the theatrics of the open kitchen as InterContinental’s chefs prepare culinary marvels before your eyes. We are also the proud winner of the Best Restaurant in a Hotel/Resort at the Restaurant & Catering 2022 Awards for Excellence – South East Queensland.

Can’t choose from the a la carte menu? Head Chef Randy Tablan has conducted a melody of Queensland’s finest flavours with a six-course degustation highlighting his favourite items on the menu. *This menu requires a 24hr notice.*

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Steakhouse, Grill
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 5530 1234
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Hamish Watt
  • Private party facilities
    The Fireplace Restaurant can be privately booked for private events e.g. wedding receptions, corporate functions. Please contact InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort to enquire.
  • Private party contact
    Emma Heath: (07) 5530 1234
  • Neighborhood
    Hope Island
  • Cross street
    Manor Circle Sanctuary Cove, AU QLD 4212
  • Parking details
    Free Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 597 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gold Coast

    Great for fine wines

  • Gold Coast

    Romantic

  • Gold Coast

    Good for special occasions

  • North Gold Coast

    Best Overall

  • North Gold Coast

    Best Food

  • North Gold Coast

    Best Service

  • North Gold Coast

    Best Ambiance

  • North Gold Coast

    Best Value

  • North Gold Coast

    Healthy

  • North Gold Coast

    Good for special occasions

  • North Gold Coast

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • North Gold Coast

    Lively

  • North Gold Coast

    Most Booked

597 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, superior wine list, outstanding service.

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  2. Grant

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an amazing experience at this restaurant with my partner. We had a romantic dinner, and the service was amazing. We shared one most of the freshest plates of a half-dozen oysters of assorted flavours which were very nicely presented. We then both had the 300g Scotch Fillet. They were both nice cuts, however mine was a bit on the tougher side with less marbling than my partners had. I think the kitchen may have also mixed up our cook orders as mine was medium and hers was more medium rare when it should have been in reverse. Her steak was definitely better, however, this is very minor for me as I know how difficult such a small difference in cook can be to plate up at the same time etc. I think her peppercorn sauce could have used a brandy or similar alcohol cooked in to give it that extra hit of flavour and sweetness. I love the red wine jus that I ordered. We also had a side of roast potatoes. I'm really glad we got these to fill the meal out a bit more and they were delicious as well. The restaurant itself was very impressive in the hotel. Such a beautiful and sophisticated place, perfect for a formal date. I'd love to return for lunch so we could walk the hotel grounds in the day light after the meal which I recommend future customers do. Overall, very happy with the experience. Thank you.

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  3. Living

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special. We love everything about this place. Second visit and it didn’t disappoint

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  4. LanaK

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    For the price, the food wasn’t that amazing. The choices weren’t that amazing and the service was just okay..

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  5. Annie

    Gold Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a nice turnout waitresses were nice . Decorated as well . The finest meal was the main course. We go here every year and the amount of people increasing as well.

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  6. BrettGreensill

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s essential to experience this restaurant whenever you’re staying at the Intercontinental or indeed nearby by. Excellent food and wine menus and sumptuous overall.

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  7. AmberE

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely dinner with my fiancé last night. Service couldn’t fault. Food was a bit smaller in size for the price but we will be back.

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  8. stephenm

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service and a lovely venue. We have dined here on many occasions and never been disappointed.

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  9. Mish

    Gold Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit this restaurant every year for our anniversary and are still impressed and love it so much! The service was AMAZING, food was INCREDIBLE and don't think we can wait another year to revisit. Thank you to the whole team - GREAT JOB!

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  10. MarkM

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our dining experience was much better last time. Last night - our waiter was hard to understand. The steak was good - the sauce was disappointing. The waiter let us order a side of broccolini without letting us know it came with broccolini. The desert was poor. It did not represent a sticky date pudding in any way. For $200 for 2 adults with no alcohol - I don’t think we will be going back.

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  11. AmandaR

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We always enjoy our dinners at Fireplace. Very unique cooked in wood ovens . We wish it was open for lunches as well & then you could see the lovely surroundings. That would make it extra special.

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  12. StuartH

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service from Dee he was awesome like the food

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  13. TonyM

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience at The Fireplace was the best nights entertainment I have ever experienced. The staff were perfect, the Food sensational. I know the COST was high but it was forgotten when the evening commenced.

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  14. Jeanetted

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Iverall area and a wonderful day to top it off Hope you can continue arranging these degustation dinners in the future

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  15. MIchelleW

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved celebrating Christmas lunch at the Fireplace Restaurant.

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  16. ValS

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had been planning to try The Fireplace for a long time and finally were able to be there for Christmas lunch. The service was amazing, staff did a brilliant job, food was incredible and it was the perfect introduction to the restaurant. We shall return when we have the opportunity and hope it will be another great experience.

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  17. Susiekayk

    Portland

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It would have rated higher but we ordered the Tommahawk steak for 2 and received a VERY small amount of meat for the price. We saw the same meal platter go by after we were finished and the portion was much larger. We feel we were ripped off for the price. It was good food! Just didn’t get what we paid for or what was presented on the menu. For 2 people it was small.

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  18. FionaG

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My booking info did not transcribe to restaurant-they had no record we wanted degustation menu. We booked a degustation menu at The Fireplace for the 17 Dec 2023. When we arrived they had a booking for us but not the degustation menu and that they wouldn’t be able to provide it because they needed 24 hour notice. We gave much more than 24 hours notice when the booking was made. They advised that a third party provider took the booking. If your third party provider is not passing on information and you have a commercial arrangement with them then don’t pay them! I calmly said that we’d go somewhere else. We were told that they’d talk to the chef. They returned and said that they would provide the degustation menu. I should have followed my first instinct and left. The food was a good standard but the 2nd course was written as prawns (plural). We received one each. If you are going to write prawns on the menu provide more than one each or change the menu to state prawn (singular). During the last course our waiter asked us to rate him out of ten. I was shocked! This is unprofessional at the very least. We just wanted to pay and leave. When we went to pay there was an attempt to over charge us. It was sorted out but it was just another example of shoddy restaurant administration. Individual staff members should look to their managers for organizational culture. Managers need to set an example and make clear to staff their expectations. This doesn’t seem to have been the case here. My wife was really angry and sent a complaint via web form on the Internet and she didn’t receive a reply so she sent an email to Karen Cooke. Karen wrote back advising that a Food and Beverage Manager would contact her. Then the Duty Manager phoned. I spoke to him. I advised him what had happened. He offered extra points but I said that we’d never use them. In hindsight I just should have accepted them.

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  19. AmeliaD

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service is less than expected. The steak is cold, the vegetable is cold and hard.

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  20. GCfoodie

    Deactivated - Central Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive and professional wait staff. Food is delicious and beautifully presented.

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  21. JohnW

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We had the set menu, 3 courses for $85. My scotch fillet was well cooked and tasty. However, more vegetables need to be included, as we only got 2 broccolini and half an onion. Oysters for entree were will presented and tasty. Dessert was also good and plentiful. Service was outstanding. Wine lists were also excellent. Only real negative was the ambience of the room. Tables were of a good size and nicely spaced. The fire cooking area really nice as was the large wine coolers. The central vertical beam post needs fairy lights around it. The walls were crying out for personality. As it was an old queenslander, farm house or italian style. decorative features should include antique plates, horse shoes, acrubras , horse whips, dried flowers, garlic bunches, etc Plus nicer candle holders fitting with the theme for the tables

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  22. Kazza

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere, food average and overpriced. Meals cold and so overcooked had to be sent back. Special food requirements not fully acknowledged so had to be vigilant and remove gluten based items on meal. Gluten free rolls were so bad they should not be served. Staff were good and addressed problems well. Sadly won’t be back as meals were not great value or tasty enough to repeat visit.

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  23. StuartH

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely brilliant, it was a surprise dinner for my wifes birthday. Service by Yash was fantastic. Food was a great and certainly lived up to its billing. Would highly recommend for a "normal" night out or for any occasion. Wine selection superb. It's been a while that we've gone to a restaurant with high expectations, and they lived up to it, even the pineapple Woodford desert was....let's just say I almost licked the bowl..

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  24. RobT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding and can’t recommend it more! Wonderful food, cooked to perfection, great service.

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  25. JennyH

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service.Their unique way of cooking gives steak a fantastic flavour.We were very impressed.Our waiter also gave us great service .We can highly reccommend this restaurant.

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  26. AlisonC

    Gold Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening at the Fireplace. The food was superb, wines were excellent and the service was first class. A great dining experience all round.

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  27. PaulineC

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice setting. Helpful pleasant staff. Excellent food.

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  28. MelissaF

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a rare date night for our anniversary. Very well looked after by the wait staff. They were extremely friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and the outlook to the gardens and water features is lovely.

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  29. DCCF

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced. The dining room lacks atmosphere. Tables too large for comfortable conversation, chairs too low (my wife needed a cushion). Food was Ok but nothing special. Hotel itself is pretty - had a Bahamian feel to it so the Fireplace was a let down -more like a cafeteria than an upscale restaurant and most diners were dressed in very, very casual wear, which didn't help. A couple near us looked like they had come in from the building site. It could be excellent with better decor, cozy table settings, greenery and some flair in food presentation but overall, despite a pleasant waitress and maitre d' a big disappointment. We won't return.

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  30. TonyB

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    An overcooked, rubbery Angus filet and a $28 entree comprising of just two prawns! Do not bother eating here.

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  31. RossC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    EXCELLENT Fireplace is a long time favourite .. it never disappoints clearly Sanctuary Coves finest restaurant …

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  32. AnnabelU

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and waiting staff were exceptional. Cocktail Wedding reception right outside, however no noise disruptions at all. Extremely impressed with our visit

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  33. AngelaC

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really lovely birthday evening and they surprised with a candle and sparkler and H.B. song which was a lovely touch. The wait staff were super friendly and helpful and patient. I gave my husband a nudge because I thought he was being 'short' with the waitress and she was sooooo patient. My husband was momentarily rude, I'm very sorry about that. He got a mouthful when we left. We had a ball thank you! Love the fairy lights too.

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  34. KellyChase

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mains and entrees were delicious and the service was excellent.

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  35. JaniceS

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating a birthday and was offered a French champagne to celebrate which was lovely. Unfortunately it was not cold. Three of our four meals were dry in places (scotch fillet, pork and fish). By the time we received our sides our meal was getting cold. The service was good but at one stage we were without drinks (about ten minutes).

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  36. Jomi

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice staff, overcooked food which unfortunately made the mains dry, high noise level made it difficult to have a conversation across the table with 4 people, great wine list

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  37. JohnC

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were very good. Good quality was good but a little expensive. Enjoyable night and would go again

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  38. JayG

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Megan was a fantastic server food was very nice and great vibe.

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  39. MadeleineJM

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant keeps the atmosphere light, warm and relaxing. It is romantic with the space between tables, lighting and music choice. The staff are completely delightful with a relaxed cheer with every interaction. The chefs cook your food in the distance from their fireplace cooking station - how delightful!! I'd come back to this place again, and again, and again.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and wonderful service. Ambience welcoming and not too busy. Thank you

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Fireplace Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 597 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Fireplace Restaurant

Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove, AU-QLD 4212

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Manor Circle Sanctuary Cove, AU QLD 4212
  • Neighborhood
    Hope Island
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Steakhouse, Grill
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Hamish Watt
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (07) 5530 1234
  • Private party facilities
    The Fireplace Restaurant can be privately booked for private events e.g. wedding receptions, corporate functions. Please contact InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort to enquire.
  • Private party contact
    Emma Heath: (07) 5530 1234
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