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US$ 43 - US$ 64
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just passing through Burleigh and need something for lunch, was going to take away, but stayed for a sit down. Excellent service, great food. Highly rated by my wife who knows her Lebanese food. Would be our go to for Lebanese if we were from...the area. Can recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is birthday dinner with my partner. Food and service were great! I'm not sure whether the food is authentic or not, but surely it is the best Lebanese food I have ever had. We had the experience menu. Main, we had the beef and...the minced lamb. It seemed to be their signature dishes (lucky us). Cocktail is also very nice and I had the Lebanese Pilsner. The best and suprise me the most is the chips! Why?! Because, you can even taste the butter flavour exploded when you bite on it. Gosh! How did the chef do it! Definitely will be back! Best birthday dinner !More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

Lebanese at its fineness ..... surprising atmosphere.. the food as so true to country Lebanon. Simply beautiful food and the service was exceptional... we read the reviews on the lamb.. all true. Great experience.. just do it

Date of visit: August 2021
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Patrick R, Owner at Rabbath, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So sweet of you Maree, to have taken the time to write a review for us on TripAdvisor. Warmest, Patrick

Reviewed 24 July 2021 via mobile

I shouldn’t have been surprised that Rabbath was rated number 1 on TripAdvisor. My wife and I had Friday lunch at Rabbath. The restaurant is small (they also do takeaway). We sat and had a really pleasant chat with the chef Jerome. We watched him...cook the bread for the labneh (yoghurt dip) and banjan (like a tomato and egg plant marmalade) and cook the most delicious lamb cutlets I’ve ever had. My wife had a lamb kafta wrap. The lamb was served on top of a delicious dip served with pomegranate seeds and a side of snow peas, asparagus and wilted broccoli. IanFranco made delicious drinks. I had Coke and 45mL Makers Mark whisky (which they infuse with dates) served with a slice of orange. That drink was next-level delicious. My wife had a cocktail with a 45mL pour of vodka which she also said was special. The chit chat pushed the level of our dining experience to the max. I rate Rabbath A plus plusMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Patrick R, Owner at Rabbath, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2021

Wow, what can we say but thank you - words cannot express in reply how warm and lovely it was to read. Thank you so much for taking a chance to dine with us. Warmest, Patrick and the Amazing Rabbath Team

Reviewed 16 July 2021 via mobile

WOW what a culinary experience. We let the waiter pick our dishes and we were not disappointed. The best lamb chops I’ve ever had. I will definitely be back and will tell all my friends. An absolute hidden gem!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Patrick R, Owner at Rabbath, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2021

Dearest "Joskie" thank you so so much for your review and most generous rating of us! Can't wait to have you back with us :) Warmest, Patrick and Team

Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food accomplished by amazing staff.. we could not fault the whole evening.. if you want an evening with show casing authentic Lebanese with staff always wanting to please walk no further… neat meal on the Gold Coast hands down

Date of visit: June 2021
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Patrick R, Owner at Rabbath, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2021

So lovely of you folks to leave such a warm and encouraging review of us! Warmest regards, Patrick

Reviewed 7 July 2021 via mobile

As foodies we are always on the lookout for dining experiences that push the boundaries of what’s possible. We Read the reviews , booked with anticipation. OMG how good was it. From the greeting to the interaction with the chefs everything was perfect. Now I...will say We’ve not eaten Lebanese before but wow the flavours were incredible. This is only a small restaurant with varied seating experiences but we thoroughly enjoyed the setup. After all we try new places for new experiences and that’s what we got. We had the chicken and the beef which were amazing cooked to perfection. As rare to medium rare steak eaters the meat was cooked perfectly. If your a pub well done guy then this probably isn’t for you or maybe stick to the chicken lol. Well done to all don’t change a thing. Will be back for sure thankyou once again. BTW the Cab Sav was very tasty.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Patrick R, Owner at Rabbath, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2021

That is such an excellent read! So authentic and hearfelt. Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. Will definitely pass it on to our team! Warmest, Patrick

Reviewed 13 May 2021

Relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, attentive and friendly team. Kept our drinks topped up. Each course banged. Mayzah to start - I could literally eat a vat of that tomatoey ragu dip with the labneh. Unreal. Goes well with the Kibbeh nayyeh (Lebanese lamb tartare) as...extra. The lamb cutlets for mains were perfectly cooked and seasoned. The falafels as part of the Taamyeh were super crispy. Both dishes came with the best babaganouj I've ever tried. The garlic butter drizzled chips were crunchy and moreish. Bouza to finish - creamy vanilla gelato with melt in the mouth sesame halaweh. Best meal I've had on the Gold Coast.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Patrick R, Owner at Rabbath, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2021

Dearest William, thank you for such a lovely review of your experience. It will certainly help our future guests know what to expect. You should be a food critic, you have such eloquent use of words to describe the experience of our food. Warmest, Patrick

Reviewed 11 May 2021 via mobile

Great service, quality ingredients, authentic and delicious flavours, and fantastic wines. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Patrick R, Owner at Rabbath, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2021

Really kind of you Craig to write your review. So grateful you enjoyed your time with us. Warmest, Patrick

Reviewed 3 April 2021

Service and food were extremely disappointing. Expecting a Lebanese experience after reading the website , we found the food not truly Lebanese and we sighted neither of the 2 chefs, Pascal nor Patrick. After waiting an hour for the food to arrive , we queried...the non appearance of the starters and waited another 10 minutes for them to be placed on our already crowded table, by which time the main course had gone cold. The dishes for 3 of us took up so much of the table that we had to place our glasses on the floor.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Patrick R, Owner at Rabbath, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2021

Oh my goodness, Diana, what can I say? Although it wasn't right we missed your starters, unfortunately we couldn't really do anything else to address your other comments. I had a night off which is why you didn't see me. The size of the tables...More

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ashks28
3 September 2018|
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Hello Ash, yes you we can split bills for you easily :) Warmest, Patrick
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Maryana L
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Hello :) Everything on the menu is gluten free, save for the tabouleh which has cracked wheat, and the baklawa. Warmest regards, Patrick
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13 June 2018|
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Hello Sam, yes as of this year all our meats are Halal :) Warmest regards, Patrick
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Rabbath is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5