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Palazzo Versace, 94 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach QLD

3 Reviews

Best Known For

Tea Smoked Pheasant, Textures of Beetroot, Pastillia and Lapsang Souchong Jus.

About Vanitas

Popular with Gold Coast's fashionable set, Vanitas continues to charm with its effortless brand of classical, sophisticated fine dining. Sitting right at home in Main Beach's Palazzo Versace, this intimate restaurant is elegantly adorned with original artworks including a luxurious 13-metre canvas painting inspired by Gianni Versace's book Do Not Disturb. Soak up Vanitas' sparkling lagoon views by the window as you enjoy a repertoire of beautifully crafted dishes complemented by a glass or two of award-winning wine from the 400-strong wine list. Opt for a la carte dishes such as suckling pig, charred apple puree, Pommes Anna and sauce charcuterie, or indulge in Vanitas' signature seven-course degustation menu which may include dishes such as Wagyu with bacon, mushroom and yuzu caviar.

Location & Map

Palazzo Versace, 94 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 4217 QLD - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Amex, Eftpos

Seats: 70   Chef: Andrew Musk  

Opening Hours

Breakfast: Sun Lunch: Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun Dinner: Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 70 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Dinner Party

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Member Reviews (3)



The excellent service masked the cracks of what was a distinctly average meal. The setting, overlooking the Palazzo Versace's pool was glamorous but sterile. Stunning Italian marble and a glass wall offered a bling experience but little romance. I did not appreciate being stung $33 for a glass of bubbles without an inkling of the price - beware the Champagne trolley. The langoustine entree was the highlight of the meal - tasty and beautifully presented. The most disappointing aspect of the food was the temperature. A combination of plates not being hot enough and over-keen air conditioning meant the food was cold very quickly. The duck was satisfactory but the 'spicy duck sauce' could have been the same one as that tipped over the entrees - not spicy. Vegetables - chewy. Cheese board - undersized. It has taken a day for the disappointment to set in, probably a credit to the staff who were outstanding. But even they could not allay the disparity between quality of food and the huge bill.


We stayed at Palazzo Versace for our 5th anniversary & ate at Vanita's. Slightly dissapointed with the room (nice - but didn't live up to the hype...) but our meal was fantastic. Both the food & service were excellent - though we almost added $800 to our bill after a hard sell on a special after dinner nip (no mention of $) - luckily we went with a port & coffee instead & kept our meal to around $200 per head. Would happily visit again though.