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Customs House Restaurant

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399 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
61733658921
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Scenic view
Description: Customs House has a licensed restaurant which provides inside dining in...
Customs House has a licensed restaurant which provides inside dining in heritage surroundings as well as outside dining overlooking the river and the Story Bridge. The relaxed dining ambience is popular with tourists, business clients and local customers. Guests can be assured of excellent food, fantastic river views and friendly professional service. The cuisine is modern Australian with an emphasis on fresh seasonal produce including seafood. The wine list has quality wines at competitive prices.Head Chef: Didier Pollaert Chef de Cusine: John OffenhauserLunch: Monday - Sunday 12 noon until 2.30pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday from 6.00pm Sunday Breakfast from 9am Cake and Coffee: Every day from 9am
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 5
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  • 2
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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
Excellent food but service could improve

Beautiful surroundings close to river helped to make this visit shine. We were a small group meeting to discuss business. The restaurant was near empty so no problem with being able to hear each other. The menu is small and the cost high but the quality was magnificent. I recall fondly my dessert... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Wendy M
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful surroundings close to river helped to make this visit shine. We were a small group meeting to discuss business. The restaurant was near empty so no problem with being able to hear each other. The menu is small and the cost high but the quality was magnificent. I recall fondly my dessert which was caramelised fresh pineapple with chilli... More 

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Thank Wendy M
Balen, Belgium
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the rare places in Brisbane that have a historical character. This combined with the nice food and beautiful view on the bridge and river made it a successful evening.

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Thank Eric V
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With friends we chose an outside table on the perfect summer night. We had views of the river and the Story Bridge. The friendly, helpful staff informed us it was the first night of a new menu and the shared meals easily fed three. We ordered two slow cooked lamb along with sides for six as well as assorted entrees.... More 

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1 Thank Janine328
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited twice in 3 weeks as my Sister-in-Law was over from the UK for a visit ... the food, service and views were excellent ... well worth a visit!

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Thank Debbie G
Brisbane
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite busy (not too busy though) considering it was a Wednesday night. The view of the river and bridge was perfect.. Service was superb and food was impeccable. Will definitely be going back with some friends.

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Thank bb_western
Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful Friday night with family beside the Brisbane River. Made Revervation just few hours before on tripadvisor and was given a fantastic outdoor seats just can see the Story Bridge in front. The time of arrival if about sunset, so beautiful. The seafood plate is excellent with the wine recommended by the waitress. The food quality and service is... More 

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Thank cutsam
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of three had a lovely leisurely lunch at Customs House one Sunday. We had the signature lunch (plus dessert) which was presented beautifully, was absolutely delicious, and was served very promptly. Our waiter, Aaron, was wonderful! Best waiter in the world! Nothing was too much trouble. We had 2 non-drinkers, so he procured a couple of lovely refreshing... More 

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Thank 888ruthw
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have lived in Brisbane for 20 years and finally got to Customs House. What an awesome location! Right on the river but away from the madding crowd with great views of the Storey Bridge. Very reasonably priced fine dining with a great menu. We enjoyed the share fresh seafood platter as a starter which was very fresh and light. Then... More 

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Thank JayBeeBris
Brisbane
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had been told that the Custom House Restaurant was worth a visit so we decided to try it out on a Saturday night. Walked up the stairs from the river boardwalk and found a little oasis complete with umbrellas and an uninterrupted view of the Brisbane River and Storey Bridge. We were shown to our table... More 

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Thank GlenBrisbane
Sunshine Coast, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had my birthday there on Friday night and it was great! Our waitress was lovely and very helpful, the food and drinks came out fast and were delicious! I had a table booked for outside and it was a bit windy so we were offered seating inside- which was great as they had already set up another table for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 399 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: 61733658921

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 57
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Customs House has a licensed restaurant which provides inside dining in heritage surroundings as well as outside dining overlooking the river and the Story Bridge. The relaxed dining ambience is popular with tourists, business clients and local customers. Guests can be assured of excellent food, fantastic river views and friendly professional service. The cuisine is modern Australian with an emphasis on fresh seasonal produce including seafood. The wine list has quality wines at competitive prices.Head Chef: Didier Pollaert Chef de Cusine: John OffenhauserLunch: Monday - Sunday 12 noon until 2.30pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday from 6.00pm Sunday Breakfast from 9am Cake and Coffee: Every day from 9am
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?