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“High expectation but bad experience”

Citrique Restaurant
Price range: US$ 11 - US$ 63
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Citrique believes in stimulating the senses and making every visit an occasion. From food to atmosphere to personalisation and conversation, everyone deserves a little of the unexpected. A seafood lover’s dream, Citrique is famous for its opulent selection of ocean treasures including locally-caught ocean fresh prawns, scallops in the half shell, mussels, Tasmanian smoked salmon, plump oysters and crab. For those preferring their food from the land there is a wonderful choice of artisan antipasto, succulent roasts, Asian inspired dishes, wood-fired pizza and European classics. To finish, indulge in a fantasy array of desserts and delicacies put together by our talented pastry team. Citrique is a place where laughter is celebrated, conversation applauded and friendships last a lifetime.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We checked a lot of good comments on this buffet so we booked. However, we were very disappointed on the variety and quality of food. The oysters were stacked within a small area and were not fresh. There was no steak, no fruit and even no tea!! There was only a limited choices of sashimi and dessert. It was not value for money at all and we will never go back.

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1  Thank Tse K
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Marriott S, Manager at Citrique Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi Tse K,

We appreciate the time you have taken to write a review on your recent dining experience. As you mentioned, we generally receive quite positive reviews. Many of our guests mention how much they love our vast and fresh selection of seafood (Moreton Bay bugs, king prawns, oysters, crab, smoked salmon, baked fish etc.), sushi, sashimi, different salads, antipasti, cheeses and breads, hot soup, European and Asian dishes, roasts meats and vegetables, as well as our extensive dessert buffet..

We would really like the chance to speak with you and understand the details of your experience as this is extremely uncharacteristic of our restaurant. If you do find some spare time please feel free to contact myself on (07) 5592 9772 and we would love to take the time to speak with you further. We do really hope to hear from you soon, Tse K.

Warm Regards,

Carla Yasbek Monteiro
Restaurant Manager
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We went to Citrique Restaurant on 27th March, 2018 to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. We had an excellent meal and the different food on the buffet are so fresh, lots of selections from the cold seafood, cold cuts, hot meals and desserts. There are so many choices and so difficult to try them all. The prawns were so fresh and so tasty and the bake salmon is always perfectly cooked. Luisa did welcome us as soon as we arrived and Luisa was so kind to lend us her mobile phone so that we can take some photos. Clare did also take us some photos from the hotel instant camera. John did look after us well and also Alex. We did miss Carla that night because it was her day off but Carla made sure that everything was organised for us including the anniversary passionfruit cheesecake and it was so yummy and one of our favourite cakes at Citrique. My favourite dessert which is creme brulee was one of the choices from the dessert. We always look forward to having a meal at Citrique and it is our favourite restaurant on the Gold Coast. We will be going there again this coming Sunday for another meal and we regularly go to Citriquel. We highly recommend Citrique Restaurant to everyone and once you have tried it you will keep on coming back. Thank you so much Carla, Luisa, Clare, John and Alex for giving us a very enjoyable and memorable wedding anniversary celebration. See you all soon.

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Marriott S, Manager at Citrique Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear Blandie C,

First of all congratulations on celebrating your 19th wedding anniversary, it was a privilege to host you and your partner! It is great to hear that you enjoyed the different foods served in our buffet restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and we are glad that all of our staff looked after you, we will be sure to pass this onto them and commend their efforts. We hope to see you again soon too.

Warm Regards,
Cassie Nunn - Assistant Restaurant Manager
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Thankyou for your great and attentive service Claire! We had a lovely experience and really enjoyed it! Thankyou

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Marriott S, Manager at Citrique Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear Christie P,

Glad to hear that you were provided with some great and attentive service from Claire, we will commend her efforts! We appreciate you taking the time to review our restaurant and are happy that you had a lovely experience with us.


Warm Regards,
Cassie Nunn - Assistant Restaurant Manager
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

My daughters and I just had an amazing dinner experience with the service of Nobu and Claire. The service and food was second to none.

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Marriott S, Manager at Citrique Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear Wade015,

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing dining experience! We will be passing your great comments onto Nobu and Claire for their exceptional service. We hope to see you again soon.


Kind Regards,

Carla Yasbek Monteiro
Restaurant Manager Surfers Paradise
Marriott Resort and Spa.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place to try out if you like buffet! Too much to eat (not very good for me)! The seafood is fresh and plenty. In this particular place, I like the fried noodle most! Try it out! In the end, Don’t forget to leave some space for the dessert! There are millions to choose from!

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Marriott S, Manager at Citrique Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear XCL2016,

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed the seafood buffet as well as the range of desserts. We hope to see you again soon.

Warm Regards,
Cassie Nunn - Assistant Restaurant Manager
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa

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