Date of visit 25th August 2011
This is the most southerly of the Queensland surf clubs, facing north and providing panoramic balcony views from Snapper Rocks to Runaway Bay. Built in 1962, the building is old fashioned and basic, housing both the lifesaving (ground floor) and social club (upstairs) areas. The interior of the club is clean, comfortable and casual.
There is no disabled access (planned to be available about the end of 2012), so there is a bit of a climb (18 stairs) to get in, but Denise who always uses lifts when available, went up and back down again without any trouble.
It is the home of the Quicksilver & Roxy Pro surfing event and the champions from 2002 to 2011 are honoured on the stair rises leading into the upstairs bar and dining area. There is a lot of surfing memorabilia displayed throughout the club, adding to the casual atmosphere.
Even though no steak sandwich was shown on the menu that was on their website, there was one on the in-house menu, described as:
Steak Sandwich 200gm char grilled to your liking with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and beetroot on a toasted bun. Served with hot chips $18.50
Denise ordered Calamari rings, hand cut and panko crumbed with chips; salad, tartare sauce and lemon wedge $14.90
Our meal was served without any delay beyond actual cooking time and the first thing that I noticed was that the bread was “properly toasted” (I despair of under done toast). They supplied me with a steak knife and the steak was cooked as I had ordered (medium rare).
The sandwich came with a very light barbeque sauce and a side bowl of tomato sauce which I used with my chips.
Whilst I appreciated the generous 200gm serving of steak, I would have preferred it to be cut a little bit thinner as I love to eat my steak sandwich as a sandwich held in my hands, not as a “knife and fork” meal. However, it was a juicy and tender steak with excellent flavour and presented no real hardship for me to eat it “my way”.
I asked Denise if she enjoyed her meal, she said that she did. When I asked her if she would consider ordering the same thing the next time she visited the club, she said that she would be happy to do so. Good enough “wrap” in my book.
We made ourselves known to management after we finished our meal and the duty manager Justin suggested that next time, I should try their Chicken Parmagiana which he described as “huge” and the best on the coast – but that is another blog altogether.
I don’t yet know where this stands on the “best” steak sandwich, but I’m guessing it will be a finalist. The views from Rainbow Bay may well be the best on the Gold Coast, I think that there are only 3 rivals, but time will tell. If you can’t make lunch, come and see the sunset.
I welcome your feedback and if you want to cast a vote for Rainbow Bay, please go ahead.
Rainbow Bay Surf Life Saving Club
2 Snapper Rocks Rd Coolangatta QLD 4225 Ph: 07 5536 6390
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