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“Beautiful food, great service and lovely romantic atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portabella Restaurant

Portabella Restaurant
Shop 24, Albany Market Place, | 720 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek, Queensland, Australia
07 3264 8044
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Ranked #1 of 24 restaurants in Albany Creek
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: Tapas, Australian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: “Portabella is the product of our dream to create a quality, suburban restaurant providing superior food and service. Our chefs use traditional French cooking methods and techniques with stocks, sauces and reductions taking up to 48hours to create. No shortcuts. Our entire menu is made from fresh, local ingredients with absolutely everything from breads to desserts made on the premises. Our menu is simple yet deliciously tasty and colourful.We hope you enjoy your dining experience with us”Executive Chef & Owners; Adrian & Lizeth Chrisanthou
Kingaroy, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful food, great service and lovely romantic atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My fiancee booked a table for us at Portabella for my birthday on a Thursday night and it was very nice. We were running late as we both finished work later than planned. Despite that, the staff at portabella were very friendly, relaxed and welcoming. We also noticed that the place was buzzing around 9 PM on a Thursday night! We were debating whether to go for tapas or two main courses. The waitress helped us out with our selections and we couldn't be happier. We ordered the barramundi- one of the best barra dishes I've ever had and the eye fillet- also cooked to perfection. We also ordered the bruschetta for entree- very nice and enough for two to share, we thought they might bake their own bread. Turned out we were very hungry as we both finished our meals which were fairly generous. You will definitely not leave hungry! We also tried the mango ice cream dessert and I had an espresso with some biscotti. The mango ice realm disappeared very quickly lol, and was delicious. The espresso was very smooth and strong with no bitterness and the biscotti is an absolute must with the coffee- match made in heaven. I always ask for some skinny milk on the side with my espresso and long black just in case the machine is not serviced properly and the coffee is too bitter. Well, my little milk jug stayed untouched :):):). For drinks I ordered a cocktail with gin and a cucumber before dinner and loved it!!!!!!!!
We will be back for tapas, another lovely cocktail and more coffee with biscotti!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best restaurant north of the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

I've been to Portabella 5 times in the last 2 years and I've never been disappointed. The menu changes often and the food is always great. Portion sizes are large, meals are always presented well and the food is fresh. Service is good especially when it is often poor or non-existent at many other restaurants. Staff are friendly. Portabella has a good wine, beer and cocktail list. As has been mentioned in other reviews, Portabella is always busy even on week nights so it's worth making a reservation. If you're looking for a restaurant that serves great food in a friendly environment and you don't want to go all the way to the city then Portabella is worth a try.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Since moving to Albany Creek in January we have been to Portabella 5 times. It is always popular & full This is because their food and service is always great. Our last visit was no different.
I`m just so glad we decided to live in Albany Creek, only 5 minutes from one of the best restaurants we have ever visited.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A Northside Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Great food, awesome service and great location for us northsiders. You don't even have to get the usual entree and main but sometimes we like just to have a few wines and some Tapas. They have a great selection and give you options to get a good mix.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best restaurant this side of Brisbane!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is definitely the best restaurant in this area. We have visited three times within the last month and cannot fault the place. The restaurant has an excellent menu, very reasonably priced, good service with attentive and friendly staff.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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