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Address: 399 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)7 3365 8909
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Classic Old Building - Great Restaurant

Originally a Customs House in the heart of bustling Brisbane's wharf district - nowadays it has been restored & has become an elegant restaurant open most days for lunch & is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
WayneP290
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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144 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Originally a Customs House in the heart of bustling Brisbane's wharf district - nowadays it has been restored & has become an elegant restaurant open most days for lunch & is often the "it place" for functions & celebrations at night. Steeped in history - it is now run by the University of Queensland so the profits are put to... More 

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South Brisbane
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116 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

If you want to see a heritage-style building, this is a great example. It is now managed by the University of Queensland and hosts conferences, meetings, weddings and events. There is a great restaurant on the lower floor which spills out onto a courtyard overlooking the Story Bridge and Brisbane River. A more ideal setting would be hard to find.

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Athens, Hellenic Republic
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139 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This place is free to enter and if you love old blgs and old architecture then come on in. It also has a reasonable cafe and bar, with seats outside to enjoy the water experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Visited as part of Brisbane Open House although I have attended a couple of dealer shows in years gone by this is definitely a piece of history. Built in the late 1880's it was standing unused about a century later as the Customs staff had moved out and was restored by Qld University almost back to original but leaving elements... More 

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Thank Bonester
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A nice building to admire from the river promenade, its one of the old customs buildings of Brisbane. There is a couple of food outlets around the place and the hall its easily accessible but with not much to see. Just a photo and move on....

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Thank RMartinSDXB
Brisbane
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132 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Whilst it is an impressive piece of architecture, I would only suggest a 10 - 15 minute stop, if you are on a city tour. Other than inspecting the interior there is very little to do. There is a bar and restaurant underneath the main function room, however it is very expensive and generally only for the well to do.... More 

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Thank Scott N
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287 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Didn't get to go inside as I saw this whilst on the CityCat Ferry. I was quietly amazed at this beautiful, grand old building as we passed by.

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Thank Alice R
Oxenford, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Attended a function here recently. The venue is stunning. The service was great but the food took way to long to be served and it was really quite average - especially when considering the price of the tickets. Definitely not the best venue in town for a function but worth a look-see.

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Thank blw100
Brisbane, Australia
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201 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We went for a concert this morning at Customs House. It was a fantastic concert comprising of only wind instruments. We had a pleasant surprise after the concert. We were invited to a free guided tour of Customs House. The old gentlemen who showed us around was oozing with knowledge. It was a place where all the ships that came... More 

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Thank Frank1958490907
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

If you are planning on any form of event at this venue, be very careful about the booking details and make certain that you are sure it is going ahead before handing over any money. We recently had to cancel a sizable event due to unforeseen family circumstances which were entirely ignored and we have lost the entire deposit of... More 

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