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Esquire

145 Eagle St, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #96 of 2,983 restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Queensland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

From the moment we were offered a drink at the bar and sat in a dark lifeless corner left alone to contemplate what might happen next, to the talk to the hand response of our host who said he would be with us in a minute, it seemed like the service aspects of the night were gone forever. The degustation... More

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Noosa Heads
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190 reviews 190 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Earlier reviews had raised expectations and we were a little disappointed with the food. The ambiance and décor was fine and the service as expected but the food offering was just OK. The smoked octopus was good but average and the milk fed fried chicken was very average.

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Tropical North Queensland
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136 reviews 136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A return to Esquire after 2 years and we were expecting a lot. I had previously described our meal here as the best we'd ever had in QLD so the bar was set high. Unfortunately this time around they really failed to deliver. The atmosphere from start to finish was joyless and sterile and many of the dishes in the... More

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Bargara, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had a marvellous meal at Esquire last night (2 adults and 14 year old). 15 course degustation, I had the matched wines. Delicious food, great service, knowledgeable staff who could explain and answer queries on the food and wine. Also we thought very good value, the poached chicken and pastrami beef were the largest portions we'd seen on a degustation... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

The worst service in Brisbane !!!!! From the moment we walked in till the last moments of fighting about our last course being given to someone else it was a sad sad excuse of a special occasion!!!!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My partner and I frequently go to Esquire. Although it is expensive, if you are into food and don't mind paying a premium, Esquire is a must and will not disappoint. The degustation menu is unexpected and defies the norm of what does and does not go together. Raw Scampi with butternut milk and cookies crumbled over it - Sounded... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The first four courses of the degustation meal were delicious, however the following courses (including dessert) we're disappointing to the point that most of each course was sent back to the kitchen. Matching wines were generally ok, however the sparkling Riesling and moscato were most disappointing. The reds were the saving grace. Degustation menu with matching wines was definitely not... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Wife and I flew to Brisbane for the Queens birthday long weekend. We had a wonderful meal in excellent surroundings. Degustation, yes please to the offer of matching wines. With Paul the conversation got to go for it, experiment, we trust you. For one plate each course came with the pre arranged wine accompaniments. Unexpectedly one plate came with what... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Amazing, the view, the setting, the drinks, the staff, the food were all fantastic.LOVED how the chef was stood just behind us in an open kitchen. Every dish that came out brought a smile to face. We loved it and will be going again soon.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Dined at esq and was over whelmed by the staff who bent over backwards to help me with meal choices having coeliac disease. The meals were beautiful but a little small for someone who loves there food. $30 for the lamb for 3 little cutlets and then you buy the sides for $10+ each did seem a little steep especially... More

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