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Customs House Restaurant

399 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
07-3365 8921
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Ranked #39 of 2,996 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
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English first
Tasmania, Australia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I saw a review and offer in a magazine at the hotel I was staying in, so I decided to give it a try. The setting was magical. A paved terrace with a heated canopy. A small lawn leading to the river. The ferry crossing the river and all the lights twinkling everywhere. The waitress was very friendly and helpful... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Three of us dined here last night. Warmly welcomed upon entry; slightly disappointed there were no table set ups outside because the view would have been quite nice. However, pleasant atmosphere inside; no echo's of conversations bouncing off walls; the old world feeling of this pristinely kept heritage building keeps harsh noise at bay. Very pleasant staff although there was... More

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Beecroft, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is the second time I have visited the restaurant whilst in Brisbane and it is becoming a regular dining experience. It is well located on the river although you could walk past it on the riverside walk as it is set "up above". Having said that it is the pick of the crop along the river and have never... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This restaurant is close to being good but let itself down in many little ways through the evening, not one of the four of us were particularly upset but neither were we happy with the meal and service. Entrée of scallops was nice, but not exceptional, the kingfish ceviche was good. Young female waiter struggled with the corkscrew and the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The whole dining experience was a delight, from the moment we entered the heritage listed Custom House building the evening was set to be perfect, stunning views of the Brisbane River and the Story Bridge to pre-dinner drinks on the terrace before being seated at our outdoor table. The staff and service all night was spot on, well timed and... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Lovely venue for a dining experience to celebrate a weeks holiday in Brisbane. Staff were extremely professional and very attentive to our needs. The food was nice and well presented with a reasonable wine list.Enjoyed a nice evening.

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seattle
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The ambiance was destroyed by a party of about 40 people, sauced, loud and crowded in to the main room of the restaurant. Staff was stressed out of their minds knowing their other patrons were not pleased. The food was decent but the meal was unpleasant in those surroundings.

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Brisbane, Australia
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39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Good Food Month in Brisbane is still in full swing and today we visited Customs House as part of the "Let's do lunch" event. Customs House is one of Brisbane's heritage icons owned and operated by the University of Queensland, located on the river in the CBD. The restaurant is a spectacular venue with seating inside beautiful heritage surroundings or... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The waiters were very professional and the service prompt. The food nice and the wine good. The menu had two options for each of the three courses and they were placed alternatively in front of us. Enjoyed the evening.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I recently hosted a birthday lunch for 13 people at Customs House. Everything from the booking, food, service and setting was excellent. It was my 2nd visit and I would not hesitate to return and to highly recommend it to my friends and anyone contemplating dining by the river.

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