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The Grove Establishment bar and restaurant

225 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
33661670
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Ranked #673 of 3,101 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: $13 - $35
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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141 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Brisbane, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We called at short notice on a Saturday nite and were told the only available table was on the rear deck outside the main dining area. Quite liked it out hear away from the noise of a packed restaurant. Service was prompt and attentive and the floor staff appeared to have a knowledge of all menu items. The menu was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A must do restaurant/bar in Ashgrove that is trying hard to keep and please its clientel with an extensive menu and overall good value. Hard to go past the BBQ Ribs for a great meal. Can be a little noisy with a bar and pool table downstairs, so if you are after an intimate dinner for two, probably not the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have been coming here for years. Great food, great service, good value. But the real issue is cigarettes. No matter where you are, you will be affected by smoke. Even if you are having dinner upstairs, the smoke is noticeable. Downstairs is even worse. The DOSA has absolutely no affect. Unfortunately, despite numerous complaints, the owners refuse to acknowledge... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Family dinner at The Grove. Why did I say "surprisingly good"? Because one rarely expects this quality of cuisine at a suburban restaurant. The staff were friendly and very helpful. At no time did we feel we were either being ignored or hurried given it was a Saturday evening. The quality of the food was excellent. The best on the... More 

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Additional Information about The Grove Establishment bar and restaurant

Address: 225 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: 33661670
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
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
Average Prices: USD 13 - 35
Cuisine: Australian

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