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cru bar & cellar

#187 of 2,907 Restaurants in Brisbane
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james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to drop in

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great lunch with a very knowledgeable wine staff. We love this place. Nice selection of entrees and an incredible wine list by the glass and bottle

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We have been to the Cru Bar many many times and it always consistently good. The wasabi oysters are excellent highly recommended. The chilli prawn linguine is my favorite. Large selection of wine or beer just great.

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Warwick, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is the best restaurant experience I have had in over 12 months! We were with a large group (hens nite) of about 15 and we pre-ordered and pre-paid our meals. They were more than happy to accommodate any food requirements and the chef quickly and easily made delicious changes where necessary (This does not happen at many restaurants!) and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Nice vibe and menus /wine list to match. Pity the staff were not quite there! Remote and a bit too much removed to be considered top notch Suggest some serious staff training that gets them to above average status! OK but not brilliant

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

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

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