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cru bar & cellar

#182 of 3,272 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
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james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 12
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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
Noisy but nice

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Ruth R
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Brisbane, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Sunshine coast
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

When in the valley area of Brisbane we often go to the Cru bar for lunch. Friendly attentive waiter, classy (Baroque) atmosphere (check out the chandelier ) and fab share plates. Portions are generous, food is tasty and we always try one of their innovative specials. Really can recommend this restaurant.

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stopped in at the Cru Bar for a drink before dinner recently and found the service and atmosphere excellent. Coffee was also great. In all a must to visit along the James St precinct.

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Brisbane
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Cru Bar at James Street, Newstead is one of our special places to go when we want a 'nice' lunch with great atmosphere. For starters, we chose the white bean & hummus dip which was really nice. Especially love the white bean dip - very unique. The extremely fresh bloody Mary oysters are superb. We followed up with share plates... More 

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

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