Mantra Legends Surfers Paradise

- Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

25 Laycock Street, Surfers Paradise QLD

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Fables Restaurant - Temporarily Closed

After a long day, a business meeting or simply lazing at the beach, there's nothing like the atmosphere and friendly service of Fables Restaurant, right at the Mantra Legends Hotel. Specialising in mouth-watering buffets including fresh, local seafood and appetising salads, Fables Restaurant offers a full menu that includes the best quality meats, poultries and desserts you won't be able to resist - all prepared by our accomplished chefs.

Fables Restaurant is also a great place for breakfast, with a full buffet including yummy options like eggs and bacon, a tempting selection of hot food, cereals, fresh fruit and irresistible bakery items. Steaming hot coffee and a selection of teas and fresh fruit juices makes it simply irresistible - have as little or as much as you like!

Conveniently located in the lobby of the Mantra Legends Hotel, Tales Bar offers excellent views of the lagoon style pool with its wonderful cascading waterfalls. Relax with a wine, beer or cocktail in hand, and be sure to enjoy a bar snack when you desire. Tales Lobby Bay is also the perfect place for business meetings or a cocktail before dinner.

Opening hours

  • Breakfast from 6:00am-10:00am
  • Dinner from 6pm-9pm

Contact details

For more information call 07 5588 7888 or email legends.res@mantra.com.au.

Chef Profile - Johnny Datt

Executive Chef Profile – Johnny Datt

As a young boy growing up in Fiji, Fables Restaurant’s Executive Chef, Johnny Datt always knew he was born to be a chef. With a passion spurned early on watching his mother cooking over a wood fire, he has always strived to further his culinary skill set, and create a unique fusion of East meets West.

He recalls the first time he was hired as an apprentice chef at Naviti Ramada resort and had to learn a cooking style completely different to what he was used to. “Thrown into the maelstrom of the old style European kitchen, my first reaction was “What am I doing here? It took all my will power to stick it out.”

He is certainly glad that he did, with a slew of culinary experiences and achievements now under his chef’s belt. He has successfully opened 9 hotel restaurants over his career, and Mantra Legends have been lucky enough to have Johnny at the helm of the Fables Restaurant team for 18 years now.

He lists Prosper Montagné, the French chef as inspirational in the way he revolutionised the culinary art and made refinements to ancient techniques. However, on a more personal level, Johnny notes his mother as the main influence in his signature cooking style. Cooking over wood fire and the unique flavour it brings along with the freshness of herbs and spices is something he tries to infuse in his dishes at Fables Restaurant.

At the end of the day, Johnny’s biggest enjoyment in cooking is simply creating good food, that people relish the pleasure of eating.