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Anise Bistro & 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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 57
    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
Delicious food, unique, cosy & quaint environment, great wine selection

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
2funtravellers
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Anise is a little sliver of a place on Brunswick St but it certainly has impact. The standard of presentation, the bar staff's wine knowledge and the food are of a really high quality. I loved it and I will definitely be going back.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Booked this place for a work dinner with 5 other colleagues from Sydney and Melbourne on a Thursday night. The atmosphere on walking in was very relaxed and we immediately felt at home in this great little bistro. Loved the bar that we all sat around. The menu had some really interesting combinations and really showed that this place is... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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?