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Walrus Social House

3032 Surfers Paradise Blvd, SURFERS PARADISE QLD 4217

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Walrus Social House located at Surfers Paradise offers you tapas share plates, pizzettas and other delightful dishes to interactively indulge in as a couple or group.

Walrus Social House

Alcohol wasn’t easy to come by in these parts back in the mid 1800s, so a foolhardy yet enterprising ‘Bosun’, James Stewart, went about setting this straight. Through genius ingenuity and iron will, he hand built a floating rum distillery aboard an old paddle wheeler steamship he lovingly named, SS Walrus. James and his Walrus sailed the Nerang River distilling local folks’ sugar cane into prized Walrus Rum for three years keeping spirits high onshore while giving customs officers a rum-for-their-money trying to account for all the gallons produced!

From the golden fields of cane, a legend was born. Walrus Social House is a tribute to James and his trusty SS Walrus. This is why we are a heritage inspired establishment built on traditional sugar cane earth that bore the fruits of the Walrus stills – the very steamship moored in the Nerang River on our back doorstep. This is why we are bringing back the social decency of sharing good drinks and fare with good people. Being community. Being entertained. Breathing in life. Breathing out worries. Living in the moment. As James would want us to.


Like our name implies, at the Walrus we’re all about being social which is why our menu offers you tapas share plates, pizzettas and other delightful dishes to interactively indulge in as a couple or group.

Made fresh from our sister establishment Clifford’s Grill & Lounge, you’re getting premium produce as cooked by our world-class Executive Chef, Daniel Smith, and his handpicked team of culinary creatives.


Our Walrus Social House Cafe is a little slice of the Hamptons in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Open seven days a week, we offer a great range of healthy snack options including fresh focaccias and wraps, muffins, acai bowls and more. For the sweet tooths we also have an awesome range of cakes and pastries baked fresh daily for the ultimate cheeky indulgence.


Like the SS Walrus and its ingenious ‘Bosun’ James Stewart who produced fine rum for coastal locals, we’re all about keeping spirits high in a legendary town that’s famous for fun.

We’ve got over 25 rums from around the world to choose from, over 70 spirits to savour, 60 odd wines on list and imported, local and craft beers on tap or by the bottle. Spoilt for choice is a gross understatement.


The Walrus Social House is an ideal venue to host your next event or party at with an all-inclusive experience available on personal request.

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