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CBD Cafe Bar

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Gray St, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
(07) 3255 0822
Today
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Ate here over three days for convenience

Staying at the hotel and I get 50% discount on dinners and I am tired at the end of my working days so I don't like venturing far. The breakfasts were great. The dinners were okay. Salads need some freshening up. Meals a re cooked reasonably well but there is something missing. It may be the orange... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2014
Lesley H
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Sydney, Australia
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My first visit was a disappointing one but I'm sure it wouldn't always be like this. My beef burger was really nice - well presented and tasty. Too bad it was sitting on the service bench for about 10 minutes and because we were time-poor I had to scoff it almost whole. The place wasn't very busy either.. Our meals... More 

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Queensland, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

overpriced and poorly present. spaghetti and the lamb are tasteless and the proportion is so small and present like pub food and fast food. the service is just ok. the cheese cake is good but sorry we won't be back again. there are some other better place for food an drink close by.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

we were staying in the hotel and ate here on a few occasions, the kids were made to feel welcome and the setting was relaxing in a somewhat busy street. food was served quickly and was tasty.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Last night my partner, family and I ate here. We found it overpriced for what looked like pub food...the cheese on the nachos and pizza had no flavour, the chicken ceaser salad was poor and the chicken burger wasnt much bigger than a cheese burger at McDonalds. Wait staff were friendly enough but wouldn't eat here again.

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Staying at the hotel and I get 50% discount on dinners and I am tired at the end of my working days so I don't like venturing far. The breakfasts were great. The dinners were okay. Salads need some freshening up. Meals a re cooked reasonably well but there is something missing. It may be the orange and green plates... More 

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Ballina, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nothing amazing here - pretty much a pub style meal (Pizzas, wedges etc). The place was very busy when we arrived and we were told there was a 35-40 min wait for our meals straight up. We had to eat - so were happy to wait. Atmosphere is nothing amazing - just a long noisy room with a bar one... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Last night's visit to CBD will be my last due to a combination of nonexistent service and very ordinary food. I was pretty uninspired by the menu so I chose the lamb shoulder accompanied by a Greek salad. My sister-in-law would also have chosen this dish but we were informed that there was only one left despite it being only... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We ordered from the room service menu and a delicious pizza was delivered quickly and easily to our room.

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Brisbane
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had a pre-show dinner here as part of our "showstopper" accommodation package staying at Rydges. As our show started at 7.30pm we reserved a table for 5.30. It was not too crowded when we arrived and service was very good. My husband had Chicken tikka masala and I had Tempura flathead with chips. The servings were a good size... More 

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Laidley, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is at the front of Rydges. Great spot, great atmosphere here for eating or just a drink. Morning coffee is worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gray St, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: (07) 3255 0822
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm

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