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Esquire

#199 of 3,250 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Australian
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145 Eagle St, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Perfect!

Have been to Esquire a few times and well...it still is the best degustation restaurant around. They have just changed the menu recently and the highlight was the waghu. One of the other main reasons I go to Esquire if the matching wines with Alex the sommelier. I was sad to here he has moved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Tanya H
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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  • Late Night
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Have been to Esquire a few times and well...it still is the best degustation restaurant around. They have just changed the menu recently and the highlight was the waghu. One of the other main reasons I go to Esquire if the matching wines with Alex the sommelier. I was sad to here he has moved on, but was very impressed... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Dined here for my birthday. Booked through the online system which was fine but I thought I would get a call to confirm the booking but I didn't. Left me wondering even though there was a confirmation email. Seated by the window with Story Bridge view - so beautiful. We had 16 courses for $160. Each dish was explained to... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Excellent experience, Food is 5 star spectacular, wine waiters know what they are talking about, decor and atmosphere are good. Can't understand why this restaurant is so far down the quality list in trip advisor.

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Brisbane, Queensland.
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158 reviews 158 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Wow. The degustation menu we had at Esquire was simply sensational. 16 dishes, each displayed uniquely and an "oh wow" after every bite! The food was incredible and matching 8 wines were just perfect. Our first menu item was at 6.30pm and ended at 11.30 - well paced and very enjoyable experience . We had amazing service, amazing food, amazing... More 

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Brisbane
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We visited Esquire on a Saturday night and the only option for dinner was the degustation meal of 14 courses. Not cheap at $155 per person plus $95 for matching wines. The food was exquisite with interesting flavours and textures. The wines worked well with the more substantial courses. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable, without being suffocating. We dined... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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127 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We made a booking through the online booking system and we received a really swifty confirmation via email, followed by a phone call confirming the booking and checking for dietary requirements. We celebrated my husband's 40th birthday and we were just blown away by the quality of food and seriously wonderful, warm service. Every last detail is noted in this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

With three hats and constantly rated one of the best restaurants in Brisbane I had very high expectations of Esquire. We had the highly surprise degustation which for us was 13 dishes at $140. All the food was mini proportioned as expected for a 13 dish dinner. All were nicely plated, inventive and tasty but I was generally wanting more.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My friends and I were looking forward to dinner at Esquire, but were bitterly disappointed. Tiny, TINY serves of food (some nice, some not so nice) and slow food and drink service. Dinner and drinks for the four of us cost $900 and we left the restaurant hungry and unsatisfied. Thank goodness we had good company. Will not be recommending... More 

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Awful pretentious things (can't bring myself to call it food) that didn't taste nice. We only lasted for 4 courses, had to leave as we didn't enjoy any of it. Total waste of money.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a 5 course degustation over a business lunch- the food and presentation and flavours showed good imagination. Will look forward to going back for a dinner soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 145 Eagle St, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

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