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The Grove Establishment bar and restaurant

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225 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
33661670
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous suburban bar & restaurant

Make reservations direct not online. We did this and the booking did not go thru but the owner/manager John was all over it and organised a great spot for the 6 of us to have our meals after having a few pre-dinner drinks in the bar downstairs. The staff were attentive and the food was tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
monsavvy
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hanoi
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
hanoi
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Make reservations direct not online. We did this and the booking did not go thru but the owner/manager John was all over it and organised a great spot for the 6 of us to have our meals after having a few pre-dinner drinks in the bar downstairs. The staff were attentive and the food was tasty, great portions and good... More 

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Brisbane
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It used to be a relaxing place for a meal with friends, now it is eat and get out and go to our bar. First question from the waiter when e sat down was ' what do you want to eat? We had not even had time to open the menu. He also did not take his job seriously, too... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Wow - $75 for two mains and a wine and 2 beers for lunch and it wasn't even anything fantastic, ribs and a chicken salad. Wow. Wont be back for lunch unless they come up with a lunch menu. Setting is great, shame the air conditioning wasn't on as it was a hot humid day, staff were great, wine wasn't... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My friend and I had not be here for a long time. But now there is a new owner so we decided to try it again. We were pleasantly surprised, it was quite busy. We did not book cause from previous experience it was not necessary. That was a good start, the owner was very helpful and pleasant and found... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Over the last few months me and a handful of friends have formed the habit of dropping in for a quiet bevvie on a Saturday afternoon and we have become very fond of the downstairs bar. The bar has a slightly industrial, yet very comfortable decor, and because it is downstairs feels just a bit like a comfortable cave. A... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

There are a few things that I disliked about The Grove. The first was the service and rudeness of the downstairs barman named Isaac who obviously hated his job. His behaviour was appalling and, in order to assist The Grove to keep clientele, should be terminated. He is certainly not doing The Grove any favours by working behind the bar.... More 

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Brisbane
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362 reviews 362 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I rang and asked if they could fit in a booking for two within 15 minutes. YES they said. We arrived and told them we had to be out the door in an hour. No problem they said. Our drinks arrived in a blink, followed by our entrée at which time they asked if it was ok to start cooking... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Went there for the Thursday night rib night and they were awesome. Everyone in our group agreed they were best ribs they had had in Brisbane. The atmosphere was also really good and the barman Isaac was very helpful and attentive. Will definitely be making it our local!

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Brisbane, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very attentive staff & drinks were served very quickly. Our table has the ribs which were to die for, gnocchi & Asian salad and these too were excellent. Restaurant can get a little noisy & cool breeze if front door open, but heat strips kept us warm. Have been here several times and will continue to do so.

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Popped in as a walk in diner on a busy Friday night. Nothing was too difficult for the front of house sfaff and they found a table after a short wait. The decor is funky and inspired by local architecture and building methods , importantly no annoying TV screens that wreck good conversation. We started with cocktail aperitifs, which were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: 33661670

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 35
  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?