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Waves Buffet Restaurant- voco Hotel Gold Coast

4.3
4.3
44 Reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood

At Waves Buffet Restaurant, we like to keep our dishes fresh & dynamic, full of colour & bursting with flavour. We offer a fresh local seafood buffet accompanied by a selection of season-themed international dishes inspired by the exotic flavours of Asia, India & the Mediterranean. Our culinary experts dig deep & source locally farmed seasonal produce that not only reflects the quality offerings we have in our own backyard but also keeps our delicious creations fresh & flavoursome daily. The menu features chef's choice dishes catering to those with a more discernible palate, & a decadent dessert bar that will fix the cravings of even the fussiest of sweet tooths.
• Hearty hot dishes inspired by the flavours of Asia, India & the Mediterranean
• Whole prawns & rock oysters on the ½ shell (Moreton Bay Bugs on Fri-Sat)
• An array of healthy salads, gourmet antipasti selection & local cheeses

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Continental, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    OPEN DAILY
    BREAKFAST 6:30AM - 10AM
    DINNER 5:30PM - 9:00PM

  • Phone number

    (07) 5588 8400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Smith

  • Catering

    Waves Buffet Restaurant will entice you in with its relaxed casual restaurant, comfortable contemporary ambience that creates a cultural experience. For those who can’t resist a freshly cooked cuisine made from interactive cooking stations, our qualified team of chefs aims to deliver flavours of the world to tantalise all tastebuds with our fresh produce, product, ingredients and house made items. Our friendly and approachable staff will provide personable service with personality and ensure that every guest is welcomed with a warm and pleasant smile.

  • Neighborhood

    Surfers Paradise

  • Parking details

    Limited parking on site, side street parking around the hotel is next best option.

  • Public transit

    G Link stop: Surfers Paradise - located just at front of hotel

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

Menu

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What 44 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. TR

    TeriR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    I always bring my family here to enjoy the buffet. However this is the first time ever the service was not up to scratch as we are normally accustomed too. You could tell majority of the staff were newbies/training. One of our servers continuously reached over us to grab empty plates. Please note this is not a complaint just a feedback.

  2. HL

    HuijuanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We like the seafoods and a variety of others. Seafoods are nice and fresh

  3. JF

    JudieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Staff are always amazing and very polite. Food was great. Very fresh and always replenished.

  4. AM

    AndrewMcKinnon

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Not enough hot and cold dishes should be more. Money bit rip off due not enough food

  5. ML

    MelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Wonderful food, and excellent service. Will definitely recommend to family with kids. We all loved it.

  6. A

    Ashraf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great hospitality and atmosphere. Surely we will visit again.

  7. G

    Greg

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seafood was great. Bugs, Prawnsx Muscles were all Awesome .Indian food was very good as were the roast meats and deserts. The bread and butter pudding was a standout on the desert rack. We will be back.

  8. PD

    PaulD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service by all staff and great value for money.

  9. IK

    IzzyK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    for the price, the food selection and quality was extremely sub par, for an extra $10 one can go to Bazaar and get 10x more selection and way better quality of food. Won’t be coming back. Price should be $40 a head

  10. r

    robertw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything about it we will be back and will be telling all our friends and family

  11. SM

    SandiM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was outstanding! The staff were exceptional. We were extremely impressed

  12. MS

    MalcolmS

    Perth

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food choice for adults and kids not over the top with sea food and plenty of other choices

  13. JJ

    JennaJ

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I think it is probably the best buffet in GC. Lots of food options and food is really well cooked, it’s not just a buffet food, I’d say it’s a restaurant quality food. There was lots of seafood as well, lots of desert options. It’s not overly crowded. Besides, we got a complementary bottle of wine. The value for money is amazing. We’re definitely coming back.

  14. LG

    LisaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The service was great. I think perhaps a few more food selections but overall great value and nice food. The soft drinks included in buffet is a thoughtful addition. I would definitely recommend others to Waves buffet.

  15. EW

    EricaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fresh oyster. New supply provided even approach closing time.

  16. SU

    ShaneU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food , lovely staff all in a nice setting. Food was continually replenished all the time.

  17. KL

    KhairilL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Had Excellent time.the staff is very professional and we enjoyed the desert and seafood very much

  18. HK

    HaileeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and food with a variety of food for all different tastes. Would highly recommend..

  19. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great buffet. I loved that they did 30 things really really well instead of trying to do 200 things poorly.

  20. a

    angiec

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    Way to expensive for the quality of the food. Seafood didn't have any flavour and salads were not the freshest.

  21. LD

    LillianD

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was beautiful. Staff was wonderful with service and the food was amazing. Will be going back soon.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our honeymoon dinner here on easter weekend 2019. All staff very friendly, one particular was very kind, always clearing empty plates and asking if we needed anything. Calm vibes and magnificent layout. Food was so delicious and endless. Ate 3 plates of seafood. Will be back again 👍🏽

  23. MK

    MirandaK

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bugs were tasty as. The best Buffet on the GC. We will definitely be back. Even better they had free soft drink. The best coffee too... Our 4th visit.

  24. JD

    JacquiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was varied and fresh, the chef was tentative to any needs and ready to serve and prepare more when required. The seafood was good quality and the desserts were excellent in choice and a great novelty with the chocolate fountain and strawberry and marshmallow sticks! Our server Nicola was right there anytime needed and friendly as well as stocking up the table with cutlery or dishes, getting a drink and recommendations and even folding my napkin when I left the table.

  25. S

    Sarah44

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall1food1service4ambience1

    Cold, dry and undercooked meat. Threw it all out as we didn’t feel safe eating it. Chicken was still bloody near the bone despite being extremely hot. Seafood was nice just very minimal amount. Tiniest oysters I’ve ever see. and only put out 6 bugs at a time. Cheese platter was never refilled but the dessert was nice. Unsatisfied and so disappointed that we spent $72 per person to just eat some prawns, a few moretan bay bugs and a Creme brûlée. Our waitress was lovely and apologetic but a 15% off discount did not fix this issue. The buffet should only be worth $30 per head with their cold dishes and should be reviewed by health inspectors as temperatures of all dishes on display were very cold.

  26. AO

    AdelineO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    If I'm going back to the buffet for a second time, probably just because of the outstanding service and chocolate fountain The chinese noodle was very dry and less flavor which you cant really claimed it was chinese “fried keow teow”. Why not have two types of curry instead of just one very spicy vindaloo beef? Will appreciate if hotel guest can have some discount in we dine in. Thank you

  27. c

    clayg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome selection of fresh seafood, tasty roast meats and delicious deserts made this buffet a standout and great value.

  28. AM

    AngelaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing as always, if I had to be picky the bug was very dry! Other than that every other dish was perfect

  29. NB

    NarelleB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The quality of the food was fantastic. Felt the variety of desserts was excellent. There could have been a better variety of salads and roasted meats. The prawns were exceptional. This is a favourite of ours and will continue to be. Nicola was our waitress and provided exceptional service. There is a variety to suit all tastes.

  30. SH

    StevenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the place Love the food Just think 144 for two people is a bit high

  31. FM

    FayeM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    had an awesome dinner, Great service, Great food, most tender mussels, and oysters, just delicious

  32. H

    Hailieb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely love the variety of food Service was remarkable Compliments to the chefs Thank you for a enjoyable experience

  33. DN

    DanielN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Staff were really friendly and constantly available to attend any needs.

  34. KR

    KayteR

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It was terrible, the seafood wasn’t fresh and the price was way too high for the quality and variety of food available. Would only recommend this to those who are staying in the hotel and want a buffet close by.

  35. CG

    ChavaniG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fantastic fresh seafood selection. Delicious desserts and great wine. Made for a memorable birthday celebration.

  36. N

    Nodson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The Seafood was beautifully fresh and the variety was good. There were Tiger Prawns, Sand Crab, Oysters, Moreton Bay Bugs & Mussels. If you weren't a big Seafood lover then you were quite limited for choice. The meat selection wasn't as varied with just Roast Beef (cooked rare),  Chicken Wings & Curry Lamb. There were vegies, salads, pasta & antipasto offerings. Dessert options were quite good for those sweet tooths. The service was wonderful (Thanks Jade) and the overall ambiance was relaxed. Value ??? Well let's just say it wasn't exactly value. It cost close to $160 for the two of us including one beer & a glass of wine. The previous night we dined at Cliffords, across from Waves and found it much better value despite the al a carte menu. Unfortunately we won't be  back...we caught the last Wave.

  37. KA

    KylieA

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Stayed at Voco so we ate here first night of our holiday. Food was great. Very good value for a buffet with lovely seafood options. Children's pricing a bit confusing and food slow to be topped up but in saying this we would still dine here again and have recommended to family.

  38. MA

    MATTHEWS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely exceeded my expectation, All the staff was very helpful and catered for our needs, would defiantly come back

  39. HK

    HiromiK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Seafood buffet was quite good. Generous amount of prawn, oyster and crab. Prawn was sweet and tasty. Service was very good. It was our anniversary, and restaurant put a desert with an anniversary chocolate.

  40. L

    Lillian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome selection of food. I even ate food I wouldn't normally eat but it looked sooo tasty ( and was ) I just had to try it. Service was also outstanding from all workers. Will definetly be going back.

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Waves Buffet Restaurant- voco Hotel Gold Coast is rated 4.3 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

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  • Neighborhood

    Surfers Paradise

  • Hours of operation

    OPEN DAILY
    BREAKFAST 6:30AM - 10AM
    DINNER 5:30PM - 9:00PM

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Continental, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Limited parking on site, side street parking around the hotel is next best option.

  • Public transit

    G Link stop: Surfers Paradise - located just at front of hotel

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Smith

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

  • Phone number

    (07) 5588 8400

  • Catering

    Waves Buffet Restaurant will entice you in with its relaxed casual restaurant, comfortable contemporary ambience that creates a cultural experience. For those who can’t resist a freshly cooked cuisine made from interactive cooking stations, our qualified team of chefs aims to deliver flavours of the world to tantalise all tastebuds with our fresh produce, product, ingredients and house made items. Our friendly and approachable staff will provide personable service with personality and ensure that every guest is welcomed with a warm and pleasant smile.

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