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The Grove Establishment bar and restaurant

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225 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
33661670
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This was my 3rd visit here and must admit the ambience and service is first class, a very unasuming restaurant and bar hides behind the building facade. The meals, my first visit asked for a med/well steak, recieved a rare side of med, other meals were good but fine dining size, second visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Garry Y
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This was my 3rd visit here and must admit the ambience and service is first class, a very unasuming restaurant and bar hides behind the building facade. The meals, my first visit asked for a med/well steak, recieved a rare side of med, other meals were good but fine dining size, second visit mentioned my previous steak and this time... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I had the waygu steak with peppercorn sauce. Now I like my steak blue and this was just perfect, melt in the mouth, with a really delicious green peppercorn sauce. The service was excellent. I loved it. My son had the chilli ribs and he said they were fantastic as well.

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Brisbane, Australia
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I ate here with our friends at their recommendation. This is a beautifully presented venue and the staff are very polite and professional. The food however is quite expensive. We ordered a pizza to share between us as they are quite large and there was next to no topping on the pizza. It was a great disappointment.... More 

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had eaten at The Grove on each of our previous seven visits to Australia. Whilst far from 'fine dining' it nevertheless provided solid service, good food at a reasonable price. That was what kept us going back. Well, never again! This year's visit show a place with all the signs of being on the skids. The wrong wine as... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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127 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I had booked a table the day before for my wife's birthday. When we arrived, we found that the restaurant had made the booking for the night before, although I was very clear about which night we were booking. The restaurant was packed but a table was found for us on the veranda. In a way, this turned out for... More 

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hanoi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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
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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