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cru bar & cellar

#155 of 2,951 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
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james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 45
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  • 13
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great cocktails

This place is really busy on a Saturday night. If you aren't lucky enough to have a reservation, or if you turn up when it is busy, they will put you at a table in the shop, which has none of the noise or buzz of the bar. Perhaps it would be a good place to conduct a depressing breakup.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Bundaberg, Australia
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English first
Bundaberg, Australia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is really busy on a Saturday night. If you aren't lucky enough to have a reservation, or if you turn up when it is busy, they will put you at a table in the shop, which has none of the noise or buzz of the bar. Perhaps it would be a good place to conduct a depressing breakup.... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We would have liked to have tried their dinner menu but without a booking there wasn't a hope. We did stay at the bar for awhile and the service was very friendly and quick, even with a lot of people.

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I love the atmosphere here whenever we come there is a buzz and the staff are friendly and efficient. whether we come for a meal or a drink i find the costistently good food and excellent drinks list a treat

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Nimbin Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

great food and wine, lovely to just sit and chill.staff are very attentive, the location is central. yes one of my favourite places.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Cru Bar is a great way to sit back and observe James St. from a relaxed and unpretentious setting. The interior is interesting and the seating options are varied. At lunch, the patronage was decidedly lacking (although business people filtered in by about 2) which was an improvement to the setting but not, it seems, to the service, which still... More 

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Brisbane
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I never really liked the Cru Bar, not a great atmosphere and it was over priced way before the valley of the valley became over priced. Give this stale place a miss.

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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a great spot for a drink, meal and a good people watch. Very good food and wine selection and goo wait staff. Have been here a few times now and each visit has been very good. Great place to go and just have a drink if that's all you want. Wine prices very reasonable as well.

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Brisbane, Australia
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109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The cru bar has been a favourite meeting place for some time now. They have a great selection of wines , many available by the glass. The atmosphere is great and the menu caters for that quick meet and greet where you just want to have a snack with your glass of wine or beer.WE ordered the crispy pork belly... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is one of our favourite casual lunch spots in Brisbane. The food is always great, the wine list plentiful and the smiling friendly staff are always on hand to please.

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Brisbane
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We love share plates so we opted for oysters with bloody mary. OMG, how juicy and delish they are. Next up was the grilled chorizo with scallops served with yummy bits and pieces. The local king prawns with chilli, red papaya is to die for. It has to be my favourite. Finish off with a nice cheese platter and the... More 

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  • Address: james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane

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