Restaurant Reviews

Rick Shores: Restaurant review

Rick Shores


43 Goodwin Tce
Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, QLD


Lunch Tue-Sun noon-3pm;
Dinner Tue-Sun 5.30pm-10.30pm


E $4-$21 M $19-$34 D $9-$14;
dégustations $55, $80


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. 

(07) 5630 6611

Bookings essential


  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Ben Bertei & Jake Pregnell

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.