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cru bar & cellar

james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #224 of 2,997 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 21, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Darwin, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing atmosphere, efficient service & great food. Small menu which is great. Every dish was cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Ordered 3 share plates to start with, ended up ordering an extra (4 in total) to share between 2 people. The wine list was extravagant and extensive. Will defiantly return to explore this list some more. The kitchen also... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went to the Cru Bar for lunch last week after a gap of a couple of years. We weren't disappointed. The share plates are so good. We recommend the spring rolls & they were the best chips I've ever had. The cocktails were great too.

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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've heard nothing but good things from most of my friends so it was about time I decided to come have a drink and eat here. My friend and I decided to get three share plates instead of mains, thinking we could try more of the fantastic food we had heard so much about. The pork belly with red cabbage... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Love my wines and this place delivers extensive range but priced to match. Extensive beverages across the board as well. Always interesting meals on offer and different seating areas to enjoy a good conversation or just people watch.

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We seem to very often end up at Cru Bar for lunch and it always extremely good, consistent no matter what the day or weather. Must be otherwise we would not return. The price is reasonable, the food is excellent and the service superb. Robert (Bob) the waiter is one of the best and there is a large selection of... More

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Noosa, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Brilliant share plates and good wine and beer list. Always attentive service. Location is brilliant in funky James St precinct.

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Sunshine coast
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A common theme is bad service. We coped the same. My wife could get a drink at the bar a lot quicker that I could. Yet I'm the one with the money!!!! No tips pal!! The AC in this place is hot, then cold. definitely to be avoided in winter.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Cru Bar and Cellar is one of my favourites in Brisbane. Their selection of beverages is one of the best around, from a single glass or bottle and they have a really great range of tasting plates or mains to match. Even though it is winter I was able to comfortably sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine, great... More

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Phuket
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My daughter made an appointment to book a function and took a bus across town to do so. When she turned up for the prearrange meeting, she was informed that Robbie the functions manager was too busy to see her! This is appalling and they just lost a function. I am disgusted and would not recommend anyone consider this place... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Despite an impressive interior and collection of unusual wines on offer both in the cellar the food and service we received was extremely disappointing. We went to Cru on recommendation to share some food and wine. We examined the bar menu and ordered the pork and chicken spring rolls. They were served full of vermicelli noodles but no sign of... More

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