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Seafood Buffet

Fables Restaurant

25 Laycock Street, 4217 Surfers Paradise (QLD)See map

Average price $45

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based on 57 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Belinda Holman  B.
    Belinda Holman B.
    • one review

    The selection of food was very disappointing. None to little salads or vegetable choices. Lots of meat. But no fresh salads. Also deserts were just packaged cakes. Nothing seemed made. It's not worth the price.

  2. Maria L.
    Maria L.
    • one review

    Food was ok. Not much of a selection for hot foods it was very basic. Dessert was great and the service was excellent our waiter was so friendly. Not sure if we would come again we purchased the voucher so i wouldnt be paying full price.

  3. Tia L.
    Tia L.
    • one review

    Small food selection and the buffet area is even smaller to navigate through without having to run into someone and their bowl of soup etc. The food layout doesn’t even make sense.

  4. Amber M.
    Amber M.
    • 2 reviews

    Staff were great, friendly and constantly clearing. but the dessert buffet was disappointing. not many dishes. Lots of ice cream and toppings but little else.

  5. Tim W.
    Tim W.
    • one review

    Farmed Prawn with no flavour and Barnacles impersonating Oysters, cold mussells with again with no flavor, baby octopus like rubber bands , not a seafood buffet worth the asking $79 a head. Alternate dishes were Beef, Lamb and Ham. Lamb was grisly and the only meat dish cooked , all others were well over cooked . Dessert all were grease and lacked flavour .

  6. Anna K.
    Anna K.
    • 39 reviews

    The seafood was delicious and friendly service

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews

    Great Value seafood dining

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews

    Food was OK. We got the 2 for 1 special for $79, so was happy with the food for that price, however if I paid $79 each I would have been a bit disappointed. The seafood was not very tasty (may have been frozen) and the other dishes were ok but nothing to rave about. Staff were attentive, so that's a plus!

    • one review

    Great date night value for money! Food was good

  10. Jes Shern T.
    Jes Shern T.
    • 2 reviews

    Good value. Small food bar but nice food overall.

  11. Tanamera  F.
    Tanamera F.
    • 4 reviews

    Lovely buffet, service was good. Nice atmosphere.

  12. Anna o.
    Anna o.
    • 11 reviews

    Great seafood buffet crab prawns and oysters very fresh

  13. Tracey U.
    Tracey U.
    • 2 reviews

    The food was excellent The service was good Not claustrophobic, easy to walk around Amenities were clean

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 287 reviews

    All food & Seafood was lovely! The chairs & tables need to be updated. Service was slow, as only 2 wait staff on. We had to find own water jug, as staff was too busy.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 281 reviews

    Good value for money

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews

    We arrived on time 6pm. They didn't have our booking. We had to find The folk booking to show them. We had the worst seafood buffet . It was tasteless. Other hot buffet was really bad as well even desserts including very old ice cream. I feel for a big group of tourists. They need lots change. I was so dissapointed first night at Surfers Paradise.

  17. Joy F.
    Joy F.
    • one review

    Would not recommend when sent rotten crab back first told it was fresh and that way it is but after second table complained they came and told us they had thrown out that batch and offered table free drinks other ford looked tempting but no taste

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews

    I regret my réservation...

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 282 reviews

    Excellent fresh seafood buffet. Good spread hot and cold. Restaurant was 100% full which tells you of the popularity. Will definitely go again.

  20. Ann R.
    Ann R.
    • one review

    Great seafood and food generally

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How to get to the restaurant

25 Laycock Street, 4217, Surfers Paradise (QLD), Australia

Directions to get there

Gold Coast & Hinterland

About the restaurant

The ultimate buffet brekkie.

Housed on the ground floor of the Mantra Hotel in Surfers Paradise is Fables, your ultimate buffet eatery. Fables Restaurant creates a friendly yet elegant atmosphere which is appropriate for every occasion. Ease back into the high backed dining chairs and let your worries fade away as you prepare to indulge in a delectable meal. If you’re in the mood for a brekkie buffet these guys have got you covered. They understand the importance of a good breakfast and offer a full buffet to ensure you are full of energy for the day ahead. In the evening pop in for the expansive seafood buffet, imagine fresh prawns, oysters, mussels and much, much more. It’s a seafood lovers heaven. (For those who would prefer to order from a menu never fear, they also offer an la carte dining option for dinner). This place is great for families, and for those who have trouble choosing!

Best Dish: buffet option(s)


Lobster, Seafood platter, Breakfast, Welcome, Christmas and New Year


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