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Vanitas Restaurant - Palazzo Versace

Palazzo Versace
94 Seaworld Drive
Main Beach QLD 4217
Tel : +61 7 5509 8000
Fax : +61 7 5509 8888
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Chef: Martin Glutz
Price Range: $$$
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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An extraordinary gastronomic encounter perfectly suited to Palazzo Versace, the place for classical, sophisticated fine dining. The epitome of elegance a night at Vanitas provides a luxurious fine dining experience with meticulous attention to detail and impeccable service. The regularly changing à la carte menu and seven course degustation offering showcases a diverse range of fresh seafood and succulent meats.

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On the waterfront at Marina Mirage, Main Beach, five minutes north of Surfers Paradise.

Luxury is a word which befits Vanitas well. Candles shine and marble glistens as guests are smoothly guided — never ushered — to their tables. A salad of tea-smoked duck to begin with? Or the Roquefort salad with quail? Everything on the menu epitomises fine dining in all its pomp and glory.
The setting, of course, doesn't hurt. Vanitas is the fine-dining flagship of the Gold Coast's Palazzo Versace, one of the most renowned restaurant resorts of the region. Look to the East, and your eyes fill with the blue-on-blue collision of summer skies with the shimmering Pacific Ocean. Or retire inside, and bathe in all the opulence you'd expect of a Versace-owned, fashion-themed resort - a favourite of celebrities and TV producers from around the world.

Then slip back into Vanitas, and wonder why you ever left. For mains there's boneless slow-cooked lamb shanks carved at your table to share between two, and served with mushroom and pea ragout. Salted cod with Champagne caviar sauce is a beautiful indulgence that every Versace guest should experience. Or why even choose when there's a degustation on offer? That way, all you have to do is wine, and dine, and talk away the long Pacific evenings, while wondering just how much luxury it's possible to take.

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Palazzo Versace opened in September 2000 and has since entertained and impressed many guests with its exclusive and luxurious ambience. Palazzo Versace offers a selection of bars and restaurants - Vanitas, Versace's signature restaurant, offers sweeping views of the lagoon and beyond.

A night at Vanitas provides a luxurious fine dining experience - ornate mosaic marble floors and palatial fountains viewed through an entrance of flickering candles. There is meticulous attention to detail, from the exquisite Versace tableware, knowledgeable personalised service and the sourcing of outstanding international wines. It is a rare dining experience of which Gianni Versace would have been proud. Vanitas is an important addition to the Queensland, and indeed, the Australian restaurant scene.

There is also a selection of bars and restaurants within the Palazzo Versace complex where you can enjoy a range of superb cuisines:-

Vie Restaurant - A distinctive, stylish space showcasing contemporary flavours.

Il Barocco - where you can enjoy all day dining.

Le Jardin - a cosmopolitan bar that serves cocktails, drinks and coffee.

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Vanitas Restaurant - Palazzo Versace - User Reviews

Allison Klein:

This place was amazing. Fast service and nice staff. This was my first trip to Australia and this was the best place to eat. If you are visiting here then I would recommend palazzo versace. I hope to come back here someday again. Thank you for serving me and my  26/05/2012

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A warm, elegant ambience, fine dining and a mesmerising view awaits the lucky patrons of the signature restaurant Vanitas. The perfect place for a celebration, proposal or treat (ours was a wedding anniversary). We were delighted by the outstanding service and a truly gourmet experience. The wine list was both extensive and impressive, both in cost and choice. Five star complimentary extras included delicate pre-dinner shot glass of 'soup' which was stunning and exquisite and petite fours with coffee. Finally, noting it was a celebration, a small gift was presented by the Maitre D' ! The discrete attention to detail made this a memorable experience which we look forward to repeating. Highly recommended!review  15/06/2011

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VANITAS WEDNESDAYS. Each Wednesday evening enjoy a gastronomic journey with Vanitas' Chef de Cuisine, Martin Glutz designing an exclusive 'Chef's Choice' menu. Four courses for $75 per person* (normally $105). Subject to availability. Must mention this offer when booking. Not available with other offers. Blackout dates apply.

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Couture High Tea at Le Jardin @ Palazzo Versace Held daily in Le Jardin lobby bar from 11am until 5pm. Featuring house-made macarons, tarts, Truffles, mocha meringues and freshly baked scones with double whipped cream along with a delighful savoury selection including mini quickes and finger sandwiches. From $48 pp.
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VANITAS IS THE BEST REVIEWED RESTAURANT ON THE GOLD COAST Vanitas is talk of the town with a new chef, new menu and recently voted the best reviewed restaurant by the Gold Coast Bulletin.

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Award Winning/Hatted
In a 4 or 5 Star Hotel
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Weddings
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