Restaurant Reviews

Social Eating House: Restaurant review

Social Eating House


137/3 Oracle blvd
Broadbeach, QLD


Lunch daily noon-3pm
Dinner daily 6pm-10pm


E $16-$26
M $30-$70
D $16


Don't let the laid-back vibe of this coastal restaurant fool you. It delivers great food, a compelling wine list offering drops from Australia and beyond as well as outstanding service from switched-on, likeable staff. A table on the footpath captures sea breezes, while inside, the open kitchen and bearded bartenders shaking cocktails create buzz and theatre for diners. Scallops in the half-shell zing with a spicy red-curry sauce from the small-plates menu, but it's the punchy pork belly served two ways - confit and in chunky rillettes - alongside an earthy parsnip purée and sweet, sticky apple cider jus that really shines. From the larger plates, try the fish of the day - perhaps pan-fried barramundi with salty jamón balanced by a fig jus, before a stunningly good dessert of coconut and lime sponge, interspersed with coconut-creamed rice, diced fresh mango, coconut ice-cream and refreshingly tart citrus curd.

(07) 5504 5210

Bookings essential


  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Matthew Jefferson & Daud Kendall

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