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cru bar & cellar

#200 of 3,249 Restaurants in Brisbane
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james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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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
Most recent review
Champagne fun

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Hayley M
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Brisbane, Australia
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  • Late Night
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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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 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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15 restaurant reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

After a very poor start to the day at another spot in the James St precinct where we planned to have coffee starters, we moved to Cru Bar for lunch around 1pm, what a delightful crew. The service came with smiles all round, the food was excellent and the prices very modest. Great service and food seems to be rare... More 

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Kawana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Had lunch. Delicious, great service. Yummy calamari and haloumi salad. Great ambiance will definitely be back!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I went there for a birthday lunch on a Saturday. I had high hopes (given the price tag of the menu), but was quite disappointed. I found the menu very limited in options. Being 11.45am on a Saturday, I was really hoping to see some "brunchy" options: i.e eggs benedict, all day breakfasts etc. Unfortunately, there wasn't any, which I... More 

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

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