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cru bar & cellar

james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #272 of 2,984 restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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- Jul 23, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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110 reviews 110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A lovely spot with excellent staff. The service was first rate and the food absolutely delicious. Buzzy atmosphere but you could hear a conversation. Not too noisy.

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Can't tell you aboout the food, I only drink here. It's a great spot for the over 35's, which I well and truly am. Always great service, and a top crowd. They do have a wine cellar, which has a great selection, and they know their stuff.

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tiverton devon uk
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

lunched here 11 March. hummus and baba ganoush, followed by perfectly cooked and presented salmon. we could eat no more! service was attentive, friendly and at the right pace and the huge wine list is to die for. location on busy James Street is no detraction, but adds colour to the occasion.

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Mackay, Qld
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Had lunch here today. Service was very helpful, friendly, and professional. Enjoyed a prawn salad and the prawns were beautifully cooked, huge, and wonderfully fresh. As a side I had a spinach pear salad which was nice enough. Only letdown after a lovely meal, was going to the rest rooms and a pervading odour of urine.

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