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Anise Bistro & Wine Bar

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French, European, Wine Bar
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697 Brunswick St | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
(07) 3358 1558
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cosy venue, excellent food and outstanding wine service

The perfect location for couples. Seated at a long bar on stools with comfortable backs, my husband and I enjoyed a "Monday Magnum" evening. $45 per head for 4 small courses, with a glass of champagne included in the evening's per head price. Food was absolutely delicious and my husband... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Tuppy1Brisbane
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Brisbane
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Brisbane
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The perfect location for couples. Seated at a long bar on stools with comfortable backs, my husband and I enjoyed a "Monday Magnum" evening. $45 per head for 4 small courses, with a glass of champagne included in the evening's per head price. Food was absolutely delicious and my husband declared the wine pairings were top notch. The knowledgeable young... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Want somewhere to have a great catch up with a few people.. Anise is a a great choice. You will probably be sitting at the bar so best for couples or groups of 3. Wonderful menu, fantastic wine choices and great service. Smallish menu with interesting options so you may need to consider your audience but for those who like... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Unless you're a group of 10 or more (booking most or all of the "bench seats")), this place is perfect for couples. You sit and eat up at the "bar" which feels more like a home kitchen really; staff are delightful, chef came to our seats (as distinct from table) to pour on the vodka syrup on the delicious scallops... More 

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Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Top quality food, wine and service, but not cheap. If u r looking for a place for an intimate and special night

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Brisbane
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97 reviews 97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Charming little establishment perfect for a degustation (with a twist). If you are wanting a degustation with white table clothes and silver service then this place is not for you however, if you are looking for a unique experience to try some nice food and wine and don’t mind sitting up at a bar then this place is for you.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What a devine little find in New Farm! Have been many times since the new owners have taken over. Great ambience ( love the old brick wall with the authentic shell mural ), fantastic food and superb knowledge of the wines. We were really impressed with how the staff matched a wine to each of our meals. If you are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I went to Anise for our anniversary a few years ago and thought it was ok, but didn't feel it justified the expense. But on hearing the restaurant had changed hands and head chefs we tried it again for our anniversary this year. What an improvement! The wine was fantastic and the staff knowledgeable and able to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We have been to Anise before and always liked it. It is now even better under the current owners! Great food, wine selection, music and service. The ambiance is great! I have no hesitation in recommending Anise for a graat meal and experience.

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163 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Pre-dinner drinks next door at Gerties and then dinner at Anise. We were a group of four so booked for the end of the bar as it's easier to talk to each other. Cracking meals - pork two ways was fabulous as was the lamb. Very experienced host - great wine knowledge. A unique dining experience worth doing.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This restaurant is a little different to what I'm used to, but the food, service and atmosphere were absolutely brilliant. We went there for date night and although you are seated at the bar, they have managed to create an intimate dining experience for customers. I cannot fault our experience that night, the food was delicious, the wine was excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 697 Brunswick St | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: (07) 3358 1558

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?