Rick Shores
  • 43 Goodwin Tce,
    Burleigh Heads,
    Gold Coast, QLD
  • (07) 5630 6611,
  • Lunch Tue-Sun noon-3pm;

    Dinner Tue-Sun 5.30pm-10.30pm

Rick Shores

How does a kitchen compete with the finest ocean views on Australia's east coast? At Rick's, the answer is with élan - and an impressive raft of inventive, meticulously finessed share dishes. Interiors at this waterfront hotspot have a cool British Raj-meets-Ralph Lauren sensibility, but you may be too preoccupied to notice, instead focusing on your crab miang, or hot and sour bug roll, the soft bun crammed with tempura-battered Queensland bug meat and sriracha-spiked kaffir lime mayo. A cliché-free drinks list fields copious riesling, Rhône and rosé inspiration, plus some tidy Champagne and cocktail inducement - you'll want to party. Service is genial, if occasionally harried. Slow the pace with egg net salad, a rustic jumble of cuttlefish, pork belly, mint and green mango, or beef tartare boosted brilliantly with massaman spicing. Mango, kaffir lime meringue and sticky rice ice-cream is a cool rejig of a classic, which chimes sweetly with the overall offer. 

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $4-$21 M $19-$34 D $9-$14;

    dégustations $55, $80

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Ben Bertei & Jake Pregnell


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