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james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
32522400
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food & Drinks saved the Day!

Date night/day and decided to go here. I have been a few times before (work things) with fond memories, so a spur of the moment couples date was had. The food certainly did not disappoint nor the wide and varied selection of beers, wines and well anything that comes in a bottle. A stroll in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
2As2Ks
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Brisbane, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend introduced me to the Cru bar & cellar for lunch on Australia day. We had a few shared dishes including crisp fried calamari, crisp skin pork belly, marcel petit comte "le comte bleu, with a wonderful Rockford Alicant bouchel from the Cellar. The cellar is very impressive and the food was spot on with a lovely atmosphere for... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Date night/day and decided to go here. I have been a few times before (work things) with fond memories, so a spur of the moment couples date was had. The food certainly did not disappoint nor the wide and varied selection of beers, wines and well anything that comes in a bottle. A stroll in the extensive cellar bar area... More 

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1 Thank 2As2Ks
Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been going here for years. Very good cellar, a small range of mostly well thought out and prepared dishes, very conveniently located near the Palace Cinemas. Please bring back the uniced brownie.

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Thank RobynStephens
Sydney
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Lovely food and great service. Little bit confusing with Veuve buckets on display but no Veuve on the wine menu. Bollinger there though so still able to get a quality champagne.

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Thank Tucks111
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We popped in on Monday night to catch up with some dear friends. Staff were great and very friendly. Our selections from the tapas menu were delicious and brought quickly to the table. A very relaxed place to have a nice casual dinner with friends.

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Thank Sharon M
Agnes Water, Australia
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Cru bar and cellar is on of those institutions that you just have to do every now and then. We dropped in for dinner and shared a couple of great taste treats. Beautiful fresh prawns with a fab salad and melt in your mouth calamari plus a good bottle of sangiovese from the well stocked bar. It is also the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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235 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We attended Cru Bar & Cellar for a work Xmas function, held in the back wine room. It was excellent. Service was exceptional, food was really good and the wine was up to the standard you'd expect from a cellar. If you have a function (min approx 20 people), the wine room is a fantastic private location to have a... More 

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Cannon Hill
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We love this Bar, its been there forever but their wine list is extensive and it has a great vibe about it. Also good food

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Thank 164jennyk
Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We popped in here for a drink with friends before heading across the road for dinner last Friday night. We have eaten here before and met friends for drinks here before and are of the opinion that this is a bar with great food and a great atmosphere at all times of the day. After dinner we returned to Cru... More 

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Thank Bonnie U
Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

This venue offered some great wines although two of the roses were not available. I appreciate the kitchen size is small but the menu lacks imagination. Service is hit and miss.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: 32522400

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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