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Anise Bistro & Wine Bar

697 Brunswick St | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
(07) 3358 1558
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Ranked #65 of 3,008 Restaurants in Brisbane
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: European, French
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
112 reviews 112 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Small venue, mainly bar seating, but terrific atmosphere. Arrived before my friend, and the Manager couldn't have been more friendly or attentive. When I couldn't decide on a wine, he provided tastes until I found one I liked. When we ordered, my friend had the duck and said it was amazing. I ordered two entrees, and they timed the arrival... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful small restaurant in Brisbane, not cheap, but not expensive either. Great food, and cool ambience for a night out. Had the partridge and was blown away by flavour and the textures. Definitely going back.

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Top Contributor
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104 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

First time back in about 8 years and while under new ownership (for about 18 months) it still has a great ambience and attentive relaxed service. This venue has approx. 16 seats up at the bar and a small table for 4 at the front so it is as intimate as you'll get - at least in Brisbane. Practically touching... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

First time at this little bistro, very cosy and intimate which would not appeal to some. To be honest this does not usually appeal to me either, but it worked well here and the food and wine list made it worthwhile. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and the food sensational. Will be back

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