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Address: 399 Queen St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)7 3365 8909
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experience Australian/Brisbane History

The old Customs House is a beautiful piece of Australian architecture. I walked in to have a look inside after I had admired the beautiful external 19th century architecture... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
TanisLea
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The old Customs House is a beautiful piece of Australian architecture. I walked in to have a look inside after I had admired the beautiful external 19th century architecture. The immense columns and powerful stonework outside give the building a solid, but restful appearance as it sits beside the Brisbane River. Inside it has been tastefully restored, illustrating the beauty... More 

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Noosa Heads
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 408 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The building is very impressive with its Roman columns and copper dome sitting overlooking the Brisbane River. It is part of the University of Queensland and houses restaurants and meeting facilities. Other than its interesting architecture there is not much more to see.

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The high tea was a wonderful experience. A beautiful setting and the food was beautiful. There was about 20 in our group and the service was excellent. I recommend this high tea!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Recently attended a conference for several days at Customs House - hard to really fault anything about it. The venue easily accommodated our participants of approximately 65 people. The food and drinks functions throughout the conference were all excellent, enhanced with the beautiful backdrop of the river. Perhaps the only fault was what I also consider one of its points... More 

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wooloomooloo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This beautiful riverside building is maintained by the University of Queensland, and while I'm not sure if it is open to the public, anyone who has the chance to attend a reception here should do so, if for no other reason than to admire the beautiful architecture.

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British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The original Customs House located along the river in Brisbane has been turned into a dining establishment but it is still possible to visit and have a light meal, lunch or dinner there. It is worth doing so just to see some of the original interior of the building. The food is good but very pricey (expect $100+/person for a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Attended a wedding reception here. Absolutely beautifully set out. The pre reception nibbles on the patio to the full reception meals were fantastic. Service great. Being involved in the wedding planning, the staff were very helpful. The views across the river to the bridge...amazing

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Thank suesan34
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

A beautiful, historic building, located at the top-end of Brisbane's CBD. Amazing architecture, beautiful restaurant and views of the Brisbane river. It is also available to hire for events and weddings.

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Thank Judy P
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Originally a Customs House in the heart of bustling Brisbane's wharf district - nowadays it has been restored & has become an elegant restaurant open most days for lunch & is often the "it place" for functions & celebrations at night. Steeped in history - it is now run by the University of Queensland so the profits are put to... More 

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Thank WayneP290
South Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

If you want to see a heritage-style building, this is a great example. It is now managed by the University of Queensland and hosts conferences, meetings, weddings and events. There is a great restaurant on the lower floor which spills out onto a courtyard overlooking the Story Bridge and Brisbane River. A more ideal setting would be hard to find.

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