Here are some answers to frequently asked questions. If there is something else you would like to know, please get in touch.

We are open every day of the year but one public holiday, Christmas Day.

Monday – Thursday 12pm – late

Friday – Sunday 11am – late

The Pavilion is a casual dining space for walk in diners only. You can book a table in the Tropic, we recommend booking in advance. Follow the website for booking details.

We have our resident DJ’s from 3pm Thursday – Sunday. Please keep an eye out on our socials.

Burleigh Pavilion often charges a small door fee on busy nights or special events, dependent on the entertainment booked, foot traffic out front and or numbers inside. Our best advice, is get in early before the crowds.

Burleigh Pavilion and The Tropic’s dress code is smart casual. We are flexible on this during the day and in quieter periods. However stricter when busy and at night. If in doubt, dress up, or you may be refused.

Burleigh Pavilion is a family and community-oriented venue. Guests with tattoos are welcome at our venue, however, our policy does not permit intimidating, aggressive, or offensive tattoos, clothing or behaviour which may offend or intimidate other guests or staff. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to any person with a head or neck tattoo that is deemed inappropriate for the venue, discretion may be used on factors such as size and nature.

Regarding cultural or religious tattoos, we believe everyone’s tattoos have equal significance to them, and welcome all guests with tattoos equally, provided they are within the guidelines of our house policy stated above. Face tattoos are not permitted in the venue.

This policy is common among licensed venues and is in place to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of all our guests. Covering up these tattoos does not allow entry.

No Singlets – No thongs – No ripped or dirty clothing – No hard capped shoes – No sports team/club wear – No fancy dress up/costumes – No pub crawls – No Bucks or Hens parties – No intimidating, aggressive or offensive tattoos or clothing.

Tropic Restaurant: is always kid friendly. Dependent of the time and day, they may not be able to cross over into the Pavilion, as per below.

The Pavilion: is very much a kid friendly venue throughout Monday to Thursday and during lunch period Friday to Sunday, however on the weekends and special events when the volume of foot traffic increases in the venue, it shifts from a sit-down family style to a high volume stand up crowded venue. We can’t guarantee minors entry after 5pm during these busy times, however Management use their discretion for the duty of care of all minors, so more often than not a decision is made in the evenings to stop minors from entering the venue, which is in the best interest of the minors. Please respect the decision to protect your friends and family. It is our number one priority.

All minors must be accompanied by their parents. Or an appropriate adult at manager discretion. One adult per every three minors.

Due to being a restaurant we don’t allow animals in venue, we only allow certified Service dogs or animals.

The Tropic doesn’t allow any balloons or confetti onsite as we are positioned on the ocean, we want to take care of the surrounding environment and these decorations seem to have a mind of their own. If you’re looking to make your table special, please feel free to bring along florals for the center of the tables.

We are happy for you to bring along a birthday cake for a celebration however no exceptions will be made outside of this. We have a full food and beverage menu available to all customers.

There is limited parking available in proximity, most have 3 hours maximum applied. We suggest booking a driving service or ride sharing to our venue.

What is the difference between The Tropic and the Burleigh Pavilion? The Tropic is our a la carte restaurant, full table service and we welcome bookings. The Burleigh Pavilion is found on the same level and is our casual dining space, we consider indoor lunch bookings daily, however are predominantly a walk-in venue. We have two bars and a relaxed menu including woodfired pizzas, prawns, burgers etc. – we look forward to seeing you soon!