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james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #218 of 3,176 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Greater Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I visited cru bar for a weekday lunch with three friends. We had pre booked a table and ordered wine and several of the share plates. While the food was delicious and served quite quickly, the waitress who looked after us had a bit of an attitude. She was blunt and even rudely corrected one of us when accidently referring... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Beautifully done food and drinks list and lovely attentive service nothing is too much to ask - we went here 3 times on our last visit to James St and visited the amazing Cellar - so refreshing to have somewhere like this in Brisbane! It's not the most cutting edge or fluffy menu (oysters, steak, squid, pasta, pizza) but what... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Here it is! Great food, excellent beverages, and good service all in one place. Ok, it's not cheap, but it is in James Street where the well heeled locals frequent. It's worth it for something special.

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Brisbane, Australia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

At 10.20 pm we were able to have some shared plates. Staff were very helpful and calamari was excellent. Visited many times in the past but still good for better than casual food.

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aust
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

After walking out of the Gordita, as they have no concept of service, it is nice to see the Cru bar maintains its consistent high level of personal service each and every time we visit ( ~ each month).. We shared had the oysters and the prawn pasta, the prawns were fresh and a good size, the pasta was perfect..... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Popped in for a quick drink before a show nearby. We had beers and champagne. We found the flute and even the beer glasses a tad smaller than average. Lovely little place though, loved the couches, cushions and curtains etc. Would have liked Moet by the glass but was bottle only. Found the sav blancs limited.

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Canberra, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Located on James St with seats overlooking the streets. Very modern, light and airy. Excellent wine list and service. A great place for a quiet drink or meet up with friends.

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was an ideal location for a pre wedding girls lunch. Large share plate menu with a lot of great options. I chose the Calamari with a Rocket, Pear, parmesan, walnut salad with raspberry dressing, lovely, washed down with a very good glass of Little Angel Sav Blanc. Serves were guite large and more than enough for lunch. Service was... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Had a business dinner here. Seemed really good when we walked on. The range of main courses wasn't huge, but the fish was cooked perfectly, kindler potatoes again very good. I'm tired of rocket, but perhaps that's just me. Wine list excellent. What the service was u bad it just wasn't up to the standard of the rest of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I really love this venue. James Street is a great place to be in Brisbane and I think this is one of the best venues on the strip. Last went here for Brunch on Saturday and the place was very busy. The service team managed to give us a reserved table by the window as the next reservation was not... More 

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Address: james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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