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Customs House Restaurant

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399 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
07-3365 8921
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    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
Perfect food, service and a wonderful view of the river!

We decided to sit by the river at the beautiful Customs House for lunch for my son's 27th birthday. After reading about the fixed price lunch we felt it was worth a try. What an amazing meal. We chose the set price menu (plus a few extras). The meal was stunning, the fish cooked to perfection... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We decided to sit by the river at the beautiful Customs House for lunch for my son's 27th birthday. After reading about the fixed price lunch we felt it was worth a try. What an amazing meal. We chose the set price menu (plus a few extras). The meal was stunning, the fish cooked to perfection, the serving size was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everything was simply perfect. We were treated like royalty and celebrated our anniversary in style. The view is incredible. I could sit there forever with a drink in hand. If you are looking for that special and romantic kind of night, here is your place right here.

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Brisbane
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103 reviews 103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

After having enjoyed a lunch with a friend I wanted to take my partner back here one evening for our anniversary. It was a rainy night so we sat inside - all alone - in fierce aircon. Maybe our young waitress had received no training as she thrust the menus at us before we had even drawn out the chairs... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We had eaten here a number of years ago and returned for a special celebration dinner and it didn't disappoint. I had veal scallopini which was tender, the jus full of flavour and asparagus cooked perfectly. My partner had the pork fillet which was tender, cooked just the way he liked it with onion chutney and polenta complimenting the dish.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My partner and I did an early Valentine's Day date, it was a quiet night as the weather was bad so we sat inside, which was romantic. Both our wines and dishes were great and as was the service! :)

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Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went here for the 1st time last month and was pleasantly surprised. Its a hidden gem as far as restaurants go. The steak I ordered was cooked to perfection although I did have to wait a little longer than my colleagues who ordered the fish and had to chase up the staff. The wine was good quality and the seating... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I attended a company dinner seated outside in the back of the Custom House. The food was tasty and not your usual dishes. It was a bit strange because you didn't order your meal; it was simply delivered to each of us and we had to trade amongst ourselves. The service was great. The actual restaurant upstairs was hopping with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

WE first tried this restaurant today and we were pleasantly surprised . the view of the river and story bridge was excellent. The service and food perfect. we had the set menu 2 courses and wine just $40. each.

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Australia
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28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Beautiful view of the river. Close to ferry stops and the CBD. Service is excellent and the food to match. One of the best restaurants I have been to.

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Noosa, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It was Friday night in Brisbane 7th March,and all the popular Restaurants and bars were jumping!After trying to book Stokehouse without success we tried Customs House just because it was a beautiful evening and it is a great location for alfresco dining.We and our friends were not disappointed.The food and presentation were excellent.The chef obviously likes his wooden platters which... 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
  • Phone Number: 07-3365 8921

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 80
  • Cuisine: Australian

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
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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