Clifford's Grill & Lounge

Clifford’s Grill & Lounge has brought heritage back to the Gold Coast. Named after the street attributed to the 19th-century world-class rower, Thomas Clifford, we are a modern eatery offering the raw flame of a grill house coupled with the contemporary competence of an inner city bar.

At Clifford’s you eat. And you eat well. You’re served. And you’re served well. Our menu is telling of its intent: social grazing and solid taste testing ideal for groups of friends toasting the day with a post-work cocktail or sunset beer.

Class and culture, salt and sophistication, with an emphasis on interaction, taste and relaxation, Clifford’s is just what the Coast has been waiting for. 

Come together over the finest food.

Experience at Clifford's Grill & Lounge

To experience Clifford’s is to step straight into a culinary space showcasing style and sophistication in design; heart and soul in food and service. Our establishment has been designed entirely around you, the diner.

Essentially we offer you three diverse Clifford’s experiences depending on your mood.

Inside, the restaurant is homely but in a chic warehouse way. Exposed high ceilings, raw brick, polished concrete, rustic tiles and an open plan kitchen where chefs prepare with flair creates a fusion of electric and airy energy. Adjoining the deck in an alfresco interaction means you also get to breathe in the fresh sea air from the ocean just down Clifford Street - always sure to nurture a healthy appetite.

Our deck space featuring recycled timber flooring, three-metre high timber ceiling void angling skyward and full-service bar fuses the ‘in’ with ‘out’ imbuing the perfect coastal ambience of light during the day and starlit canvas by night. Ambient lighting truly set the mood for hours.

Clifford’s lounge is where you can really kick back with a European inspired fit out that oozes cool with comfort. The perfectly plush place to sip a glass of wine with a cheese board, tapas share with a cocktail or two, or step in late for a nibble of our supper menu with a cheeky martini perhaps?

Importantly, the professional people of Clifford’s are industry best ensuring that you only receive premium service with a personally delivered passion.

We look forward to welcoming you.

For me, it’s about creating a sense of wellbeing; a nourishment of the senses”- Executive Chef, Daniel Smith.

Food is at the heart of every fond dining experience. At Clifford’s, we offer a contemporary menu that will incite the dining impulses of even the hardest to please. Simple, thoughtful meals, based on wholesome, hearty produce and fashioned for sharing - the perfect complement to a great conversation in a beautifully relaxed setting.

We are a modern spin on the traditional grill house, boasting a centrepiece ten-burner grill that our culinary talent sets alight daily to fire up fresh meats, seafood and other staple favourites grilled to mouth-watering perfection.

Salads, tapas and sides with a twist will also have you second guessing your options being spoilt for choice.

Executive Chef, Daniel Smith, named Chef of the Year in the 2001 Movers and Shakers edition of GQ Magazine, believes his restaurant is the embodiment of social dining on the Gold Coast, akin to what one would expect in any top ten metropolitan destinations in the world. And he should know having cooked for many notable celebrities globally.

Click on our Clifford’s Grill & Lounge Menu to see what lights your fire. The burners are beckoning.

Drinks We Serve

With every good meal goes a good drink. Whether it’s a robust red from the Yarra Valley as the perfect accompaniment to our 1.6kg T-bone steak, or an airy Semillon to enrich the complimentary flavours of our fresh line caught tuna, at Clifford’s there is no vine left unturned when it comes to our extensive wine list - over 60 to be exact.

Our heritage based Signature Cocktails are right at home kicking back on the Clifford’s Deck, with the White Shoe Shuffle, Barney Bolton, Stafford’s Punch and Spray Tan Man just some of the tasty creations to savour as the sun goes down. Our Head Barman has honed his mixing craft with a creatively methodical madness that always results in refreshingly sipping sanity.

From the neighbouring Walrus Social House, there are over 25 Rums from around the world to choose from, over 70 spirits to savour and imported, local and craft beers on tap or by the bottle.

We’re all about the food…but we’re also all about the drink.

Perfect Place for Events

Clifford’s is the perfect venue to celebrate your event be it a birthday celebration, engagement party, social get together or business function. Book a table, a section, the deck or even the lounge exclusively to truly impress your guests.* 

Menu and drinks packages can be tailored to suit your individual needs be it formal seated dining or a more casual tapas share.


*Large / group bookings require a minimum total spend. Venue hire charges may apply. pp is per person.

Here’s some more information you may like to know about Clifford’s Grill & Lounge.

Dress Code

We are a proud establishment and we’d like our guests to feel the same. We, therefore, ask guests to please follow our dress code. At our discretion, management reserves the right to refuse entry.

Smart casual day attire, footwear must be worn, no swimwear.

Evening from 5:00 pm
Smart casual evening wear. Men dress shirts, pants or dress jeans (no tears), covered dress footwear. No face or neck tattoos, no caps.

Credit Card Surcharge

Credit card payments will incur a 1.5% surcharge. Payments can be made by credit card up to a value of $5,000.00.

Venue Hire / Minimum Spend

Venue hire/minimum spend policies may be applicable for sole use requests. Availability and prices quoted on interest.

Public Holidays

A 15% surcharge is applicable on Public Holidays.

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)

Minors are welcome in Clifford’s Grill & Lounge and the Walrus Social House Café as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult (18+) and provided they do not consume alcohol. Minors are not permitted in the Walrus Social House gaming and bar area.

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  • Executive Chef
    Daniel Smith
  • Dress
    Smart casual
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    p 07 5588 8400
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  • Address
    3032 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise
  • G:link Surfers Paradise Station
  • Clifford’s follows best practice conduct across all facets of operations
  • Clifford’s is fully licensed according to all hospitality and dining government agency requirements
  • The Clifford’s team are all trained in accordance with industry regulations in their dedicated roles


P: 07 5588 8400
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Monday | Closed

Tuesday to Thursday 
6pm – Late

Friday to Sunday
12pm – 3pm
6pm – Late