Take a look inside The Star’s stunning new buffet restaurant!

The wait is finally over!

The Gold Coast’s much-loved buffet experience at The Star Gold Coast is back and better than ever.

Harvest Buffet, which was formerly known as the iconic Food Fantasy, officially opened its door to the public today, following extensive renovations and upgrades over the past six months.


The overhaul has seen a complete redesign and expansion of the restaurant, with the long-awaited launch unveiling one of the largest buffet offerings in South East Queensland.

The renovation has brought the Gold Coast restaurant in line with its sister venue at The Star Sydney by adopting similar branding and design styles.

Harvest Buffet The Star Gold Coast Venue

Harvest Buffet | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg has assured guests that the new venue will still feature the same much-loved character and classics of Food Fantasy, while also adding extra life, colour and flavour to the buffet.

“Food Fantasy forged an unwavering reputation for being the city’s favourite buffet,” Mr Hogg said.

“Harvest Buffet has increased its capacity by more than 100 to approximately 500 seats and with the construction of a new state-of-the-art kitchen and entrance, this single project has seen the creation of more than 50 jobs.”

Harvest Buffet The Star Gold Coast Interior

Harvest Buffet | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

The new buffet boasts a carvery station, Chinese BBQ and Asian stations, an impressive seafood selection, and a house-made pizza and pasta offering.

Harvest Buffet The Star Gold Coast-Food

Harvest Buffet Seafood Station | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

There’s plenty for the sweet tooths as well, with a decadent dessert display featuring a two-metre tall chocolate fountain.

Harvest Buffet The Star Gold Coast Chocolate Fountain

Harvest Buffet Chocolate Fountain | PHOTO: Supplied by The Star Gold Coast

The revitalised space also boasts an open bar, a feature wine wall, the addition of a 60-seat alfresco dining terrace and a 44-seat luxe private dining room to allow for something a little more private.

General Manager Food & Beverage Richard Gush says Harvest Buffet is a feast for the senses celebrating Australia’s finest seasonal produce.

“The incredible skill of our Chefs and their passion for food should never be kept hidden,” Mr Gush said.

“That’s why we have introduced a strong element of chef-guest interaction with the installation of live kitchen stations throughout the restaurant.”

“We are incredibly excited that the wait is finally over, and we can return this buffet back to the people!”

Harvest Buffet is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.