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CBD Cafe Bar

Gray St, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
(07) 3255 0822
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Ranked #1,285 of 2,979 restaurants in Brisbane
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- Jul 8, 2014
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Ballina, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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 via mobile

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We had drinks and snacks here before the concert at the Convention Centre next door. Pizzawas excellent. Salt and pepper squid was hot and tender but I think 'bought in' it had a very salty 'processed' coating. The portions were huge and the food was hot. Service was okay. We had breakfast there the following morning, which was a different... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Great location if staying in Rydges at Southbank. Rib fillet cooked to perfection with very small potato bake stack and green salad. Little touch..oil/balsamic accompaniment in small bottle. Typical pub food but quick service from kitchen and bar/ wait staff.

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Townsville, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

If you wanna get your drinks fast, you better go to the counter and get it by yourself. This has got customers from the Rydges and outsides. So the bar can get crowded at times.

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gold coast oz
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I went to this cafe on Sunday for lunch with my Husband & Grandaughter. We were going to the Lyric Theatre for the afternoon matinee so thought it would be nice to go here for a bite to eat as it was quieter than the other restaurants along Gray St. I ordered chicken nuggets & chips from the children's menu... More

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Greenwell Point, New South Wales, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012 via mobile

Speechless...had a business meeting at this dive yesterday afternoon (4.30pm), while staying at the Rydges. I ordered 2 drinks from the bar and they were eventually brought over to our table. The place was definitely not busy as the 5 or so bar staff were all congregating behind the bar and having a good old laugh and chat. One young... More

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