The Island Rooftop
The Island Rooftop
3.5
Thursday
4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
The Island Rooftop is fast setting the scene for premium yet relaxed bars on the Gold Coast. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise with views overlooking the CBD and the famous Main Beach coastline, The Island Rooftop has unrivalled atmosphere, offering a truly unique Gold Coast experience. Our open-air Rooftop is host to a range of bands, DJs and special events, with live entertainment Thursday through to Sunday. Our Italian kitchen serves up the most authentic Italian treats, including the ever-popular and mouth watering wood-fired pizza, share plates, and charcuterie. The Island Rooftop welcomes parties and celebrations of all types and sizes and has areas to suit all occasions - from the low cushioned seated areas, to the fabulous Acapulco chairs, dry bars and bench seating overlooking the CBD. Sunsets are an institution at the Island Rooftop with refreshing sea breezes, unrivalled views and atmosphere. Grab your favourite cocktail, relax & lose yourself at the Island Rooftop.
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Steven C
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Friends
Sh!t slow bar service wait wait , expensive , poor bar awareness . Like you’re invisible if you don’t have “ the look”
Written June 24, 2023
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Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so sorry to hear about your experience and I will be passing this feedback onto management. The Rooftop Team
Written January 15, 2024
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Aisling
4 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We booked the grazing brunch. The food menu appeared nice and parts of it were. The squid and chips were served slightly cold which was disappointin and likely nice if they had been warm. Bread platter was nice. We were Asked about drinks every 30 minutes but it could take another 20 minutes to actually get your drink (sometimes we had to request twice). Overall staff were friendly but the system seemed chaotic and when questions were asked the waiting staff assured us they would find out but never actually returned to tell us the answer.
I hope we can return when it’s a bit more organised and with warmer food.
Written October 1, 2022
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Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are sorry to hear about your experience but appreciate the feedback. We have passed this on to management.
Written February 20, 2023
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spraynwipe
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
Jun 2022
We did the Grazy Days Brunch here for $69pp for 2 hours and wow. Such good value for money! Bottomless drinks for 2 hours, the snacks and nibbles were delicious (the lamb cutlets mmm...) and the happy serving staff made the experience worth it. The drinks were strong and yum - definitely recommend the Aperol Spritz!
Written June 20, 2022
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Hi spraynwipe, thank you for taking the time to give us this amazing review! We are so glad you enjoyed Grazy Days with us, we can't wait to see you again soon.
Written August 15, 2022
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sekwahk
Avoca Beach, Australia8 contributions
May 2022
Awful place. Rude staff, slow service, discriminate and food is average. The atmosphere of a public toilet at best.
Written June 2, 2022
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Hi K K, thank you for taking the time to give us a review. I am sorry to hear about your experience, but all feedback is extremely helpful to us as a business. I will be passing this onto management.
Written August 15, 2022
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TheThornies
Brisbane, Australia48 contributions
Aug 2021
We go to the coast regularly and always come to The Island. The staff are always so lovely and are knowledgeable in mixology and the food is sooooooo good!! You can guarantee we'll be back again soon.
Written September 1, 2021
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Hi TheThornies, We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us at The Island Rooftop. We can't wait to welcome you back! The Island Rooftop Team.
Written September 5, 2021
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J.
1 contribution
Apr 2021
I and my friend went to the bar and ordered couple of schooner beers but a blonde bar lady said they don't use glass beer because of COVID spread so only bottled beer available. We had to get the bottled beers but we just realised everyone having schooners. I and my friend are Asians so I guess there is an Racist Bar lady is working in the Bar. We went there around 4 pm on Sunday. I have lived and have worked in Surfers for more than 3 years and my friend has been worked in Surfers for 20 yrs but we have never encountered this funny situation at all in Surfers but The island hotel bar. It was the first time visit since pandemic but it would be the last visit there in my life.
Written May 6, 2021
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Good Morning Surfersbravo, Thank you for taking the time to provide your review. We appreciate and take all feedback seriously. Could you please contact us on https://www.theislandgoldcoast.com.au/contact/ with details of your experience. The Island Gold Coast Team.
Written May 10, 2021
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Verified reviewer
4 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
This is by far the worst place on the Gold Coast. Do not book your event here, they will ruin your day. Slow service, bad food, arrogant staff, inconsiderate management.
Written April 21, 2021
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Thank you for the feedback greensuspenderss. We appreciate the time it has taken to provide this feedback and have passed it along to management. The Island Rooftop Team.
Written April 27, 2021
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Taylor B
9 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
Extremely disappointing Customer service!! I came in just for dessert and waited 50minutes for Sticky date pudding. After checking for the 3rd time how far away it was, I was told sorry there’s just a long wait for food. Why wasn’t I told this when I ordered? Why wasn’t I told this after being checked on by the 2 other staff members? I’m sorry but all you need to do is heat up the sticky date and add a scoop of ice cream so 50minutes is ridiculous
Written April 10, 2021
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Hi Taylorbaric, Thank you for your review. We appreciate the time it took you to provide us with some feedback and we have passed it along to management. The Island Rooftop Team.
Written April 11, 2021
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Mitchem1978
Newport, Australia193 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
We went here to have a meal..... wish we didn’t!
There was a sewage smell coming in from outside so had to move tables.
Then we ordered meals and after we paid we were told there was more than a 1hr wait and they weren’t even busy!!!
We had children with us who were starving so we asked if we could just get a bowl of chips to tie them over and we were told by a very rude manager/supervisor.... No!!!!
So we received a refund and ate somewhere else and received our meals within 20min even thou they were very busy.
Don’t go here..... smelly, rude and slow!!!
Written April 8, 2021
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Hi Mitchem1978, Thank you for your review. We appreciate the time it took you to provide us with some feedback and we have passed it along to management. The Island Rooftop Team.
Written April 11, 2021
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Epicure
Surfers Paradise, Australia99 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
Really nice rooftop bar in the heart of surfers paradise. Great service from Lily at the bar. Super friendly and great cocktails. Awesome Sunday sessions with a DJ
Written February 23, 2021
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Hi lifethroughfood, Thank you for your amazing review. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us at The Island Rooftop, Gold Coast and look forward to your next visit. The Island Gold Coast Team.
Written March 1, 2021
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The Island Rooftop is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Thu - Fri 4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 1:30 AM