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275 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3211 2161
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Ranked #781 of 3,015 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: $7 - $29
Cuisines: Australian, Bar, Café, Bistro
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: Cicada is a casual yet sophisticated bistro and bar in the heart of the Brisbane CBD. Our menu offers something for everyone, with everything from hearty and healthy breakfasts, seafood and steak for lunch, takeaway options including roasts, salads and pasta, and a diverse range of dinner options, including share plates. And of course delicious coffee, by Toby's Estate. As dusk falls at Cicada we turn into a buzzing afterworks bar with everything from top shelf spirits, craft beer, wine and cocktail jugs.
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English first
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

great food - had a variety of the small plates and they were all very good - very friendly staff - was a bit noisy but would recommend

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55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great food, great location! We had breakfast here. It was served a little arty for me, but the food was delicious! The place is centrally located, so ideal for all meals. Sitting outside is also great in winter. The staff are fairly friendly. The price was pretty reasonable. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Perth, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, fantastic food. If I worked in Brisbane I'd finish off the week here. We had the Jack burger which was great but the chips were straight out of the packet which was the only letdown.

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Gold Coast
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88 reviews 88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a work breakfast here (Tasmanian Salmon) and it was simply sensational. The coffees also came our extra hot as requested also and left very happy

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87 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Cicada is worth considering for those who just want a quick bite without breaking the bank. Most nights they seem to have a special or two on offer which makes it an attractive option. Overall Cicada comes recommended for mid range dining.

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Brisbane, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Cicada has simply amazing food, however their menu is quote limited with rather expensive prices for all. A simple salad can set you back $25, without a meat added. Price aside, the food is simply delicious, and if you don't mind waiting a whole, it will be worth it. Definitely ideal for a bit of a splurge one night, with... More

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Gold Coast
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88 reviews 88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Went here with some work friends and came away very happy. The service was good and the food was tasty and all the meals came together which is also important.

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London, UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place for lunch with nice quality food for reasonable prices. I had the ham with roasted veg which was delicious with the honey roasted skin particularly tasty.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Unfortunately I too must have caught the wait staff on a bad day – they were disinterested and certainly not welcoming or friendly. Went to Cicada for a business lunch and came away very disappointed. The food was mediocre at best and cold and the staff were blank faced and distracted – all made for a not so hot experience.... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Spent time looking around for a nice lunch spot. Fortunately fell on Cicada. Staff were very friendly attentive and quick to pick up on customers needs. Food was no more expensive than other places we looked at. That said this is a city centre, so expect it to be more! The atmosphere is busy, relaxed, but interrupted by road noise.... More

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