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cru bar & cellar

#207 of 2,997 Restaurants in Brisbane
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james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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 night with the girls

Caught up with a bunch of friends at Cru Bar, great bar that has a great buzz about it. Very good wine list & a really enjoyable night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Caught up with a bunch of friends at Cru Bar, great bar that has a great buzz about it. Very good wine list & a really enjoyable night.

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australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a great relaxed bar. The service is great and the atmosphere very good. There is a large selection of wines by the glass. There is a large selection of beers but I had never heard of them. I just wanted a nice cold normal Australian beer. Surely that can't be too much to ask?

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I had a great lunch at Cru Bar over Easter.....service and food were first class, interesting and tasty menu.

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It's a bar so expect some noise. Service good and great for pre-dinner drinks. Wait staff were attentive and they had a good selection of beverages.

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Warwick,Queensland
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you want a bar with fantastic atmosphere and a huge range of wine by the glass, this is nirvana. The bar has an indoor/outdoor feel and the light menu is enticing. I tried the Hervey Bay scallops and then followed up with the tasty oysters. This place would be my regular, if I lived here. Can't wait to return.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Cru bar is amazing if you're a champagne hound. The food is good but not adventurous. That's ok though. I go there for the wine! The wine list is extensive and well thought out. If you try something you love, go through to the cellar and buy a bottle to take home!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Always a MUST if you are in James St! Consistently good food, great service & awesome bar atmosphere! Called in here after dinner, on the evening of James St UP LATE event. Cocktails were fantastic and the usual ‘NightCaps’ of Espresso Martini never disappoint! Lots of fun & laughter to finish off a superb evening!!! Thankyou James St UP LATE!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I thoroughly enjoy each visit to Cru Bar. It has a really great atmosphere, such a fantastic location. The share plates are very tasty, the food is quite modern. The service is also pretty good and the style of bar is nice. Great place for after work drinks, Saturday casual drinks but also during the day. Great location!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Cru Bar always seems to have modern food pairings along with more traditional fare (albeit with a modern twist). I have eaten at Cru Bar several times and have never been disappointed.

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

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