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Little Truffle


Average price $85

Standard reservation - average price per person 85AUD

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Meet the Chef

Daniel Ridgeway's inspiration for cooking stems from fond young memories in the kitchen. He was first introduced to the kitchen at age seven. He works very closely with our Chef de Cuisine, Jason Burt, on seasonal menus and ensuring that our diners are wowed each time a plate from Little Truffle's signature and well known menu is placed in front of them. Jason Burt has been working at Little Truffle since August, 2014.

Restaurant menu

Chef Daniel Ridegway
  • Average price $85 Special request
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Hand cut truffle salami, cornichons
Honey baked ham hock terrine, confit pineapple salsa, spiced pineapple puree, pickled jalapenos (df, gf)
Cacciatore salumi, caper berries
Standard reservation - average price per person 85AUD
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MENU Standard reservation - average price per person 85AUD

Standard a la carte menu only available Monday to Thursday. Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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MENU 10th Anniversary 6 course Degustation Menu 110AUD

(Dishes are subject to change based on availability. A 15% surcharge applies on public holidays. Not available with the entertainment card or Ridgeway Group VIP & Loyalty Member credits) Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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MENU 4 Course Menu 75AUD

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Pana cotta

Ratings & Reviews


based on 637 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Susan W.
    Susan W.
    • 3 reviews

    The choice of elements on the dish didn't balance well. Very disappointing as ambiance and staff really good

  2. Rosemarie  B.
    Rosemarie B.
    • one review

    Love Little Truffle Food..... Service....Ambiance...Always amazing. So much love for this Restaurant it has been a favourite for 10 years and will continue to be a favourite.

  3. Stacey K.
    Stacey K.
    • one review

    This restaurant was fantatic!! It was perfect for our date night as all tables were spread out so it felt very private. The wait staff were so attentive and the food delicious.

  4. Luke  W.
    Luke W.
    • one review

    Service was amazing and the food was outstanding! Would recommend to anyone and everyone! Took my wife there for her birthday and the staff were so helpful with specials and wine selection.

  5. Janet W.
    Janet W.
    • 6 reviews

    Food was very well presented and were delicious! Even my 3 kids asked for seconds~ service was very attentive and setting was nice. Portions were really generous and very competitive with the prices. My only complaint would be the wine by the glass was a little tiny for $15. Abit more wine would have been nice~ otherwise a great evening ~

  6. Isabelle I.
    Isabelle I.
    • one review

    The meals were cooked to perfection and very tasty. The waiter kept our glasses full of water which was very much appreciated. I ordered barramundi but it tasted like salmon, which I’m not that keen on.. I suspect my tastebuds aren’t that great. We thought the raspberry mouse was supposed to have dark chocolate but could be mistaken. It was a lovely evening. Thank you.

  7. Gerry G.
    Gerry G.
    • 5 reviews

    As always, beautiful food, wonderful atmosphere and great service.

  8. Madlen Y.
    Madlen Y.
    • 3 reviews

    Very nice will recommend

  9. Frances L.
    Frances L.
    • 2 reviews

    Great food. Excellent service.

  10. Ros H.
    Ros H.
    • one review

    It was a fantastic night. It was my birthday and they made it very special. The food and service was excellent and of a very very high standard. Haven't been treated that well at a restaurant for many years. Would recommend it to everyone to go and have a special night. They even came out with another special desert with a lit candle for my birthday.

  11. Ange M.
    Ange M.
    • 2 reviews

    We found this little gem a couple of years ago and it has never disappointed. My biggest problem is I would like to sample the whole menu but can’t seem to get past the eye fillet. The panna cotta is legendary but my husband shared so we enjoyed the delicious pavlova as well. The quality of the food is excellent as is value for money.

  12. Mary H.
    Mary H.
    • 47 reviews

    Welcome service was good. Quality of good was good. Unfortunately, there was a strong offensive sewerage smell so we had to sit at the back of restaurant where the lighting was far too bright. When we visited the bathrooms, the offensive sewerage smell was also very prevalent so it took the edge of what would have been s lovely experience. We’re also loyalty members

  13. Keith W.
    Keith W.
    • one review

    As always, excellent food and service, good to see some new additions to the menu along side our favourites such as the beef cheeks. Our favourite restaurant for romantic dinners.

  14. Darrell P.
    Darrell P.
    • one review

    Chef needs to taste the food before it goes to customer. The Pan fried gnocchi, wild mushroom, brown sage butter, truffle pecorino x 2 serves, both were super salty, as was the Spatchcock. Portions meagre. Beef tartare was gray! raw is the whole point of tartare—without the rawness, you've got loose, gray meat. Trust me, that's not as good as raw.

  15. Nat A.
    Nat A.
    • 2 reviews

    The food was as expected, still pretty good. The atmosphere was good however it was too hot next to the window, we were sweating. The service was slow - 2 hours for lunch for 2 people.

  16. Phoenix G.
    Phoenix G.
    • 5 reviews

    With its incredibly romantic ambience, attentive and respectful service, Little Truffle is a true hidden GEM nestled in the heart of the Gold Coast. Each bite bringing the flavours of Europe to you. Highly recommended.

  17. Lynda E.
    Lynda E.
    • one review

    The service was wonderful and we were wished a happy anniversary and even treated to a beautiful dessert to share. The food was excellent Thank you.

  18. Liana B.
    Liana B.
    • one review

    Wine was off or on the turn. I asked the waitress if it was from a freshly opened bottle she said ..yes then she would check she never did bug tortellin was blended and lacking any fresh seafood flavour 1 very disappointing $22 for 3 pieces

  19. Justin T.
    Justin T.
    • 8 reviews

    We had heard about Little Truffle for years and finally got around to going for our anniversary. It didn’t disappoint we were impressed. Food and service excellent.

  20. Anthony B.
    Anthony B.
    • one review

    Absolutely amazing place the staff are incredible and really looked after us the beef cheek was to die for only issue was the lamb came back a bit raw. But a part from that I do recommend

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How to get to the restaurant

2444 Gold Coast Highway, 4218, Mermaid Beach, Australia, RestaurantAddress

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About the restaurant

Multi award winning Little Truffle Dining Room & Bar provides guests with an intimate and relaxed venue, allowing lovers of food and wine to indulge in the palatable menu prepared by Chef Daniel Ridgeway &

chef de cuisine Jason Burt. Here you will explore the exceptional wine

list, displaying a choice of local and wine from around the world.

The fine dining restaurant has won numerous awards including the Gold Coast Best Fine Dining Restaurant, and hats with the Australian Good Food & Travel Guide and Good Food Guide Queensland.

Located at 2444 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, this hidden gem has quickly become a favourite amongst tourists and Gold Coast locals alike.


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