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#190 of 3,224 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Gluten Free Options
As featured in Best Food in Brisbane
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145 Eagle St, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Business lunch with a valued long term client on a balmy Friday afternoon by the river, hard to go wrong with that start. Food was simple and well prepared with minimal fuss. The wine list is broad but not unapproachable, if a wee bit on the expensive side.

Thank PeterGP71
Adelaide, Australia
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had truly great food. At Esquire and cannot fault the kitchen and chefs. Memorable combinations of flavours . Ambience a bit confused. Not really a romantic dinner venue and not really a bustling friends night out venue either. Service not particularly friendly though not notably poor either. Just didnt have the feeling of being particularly welcome- which is a shame.Maybe... More 

Thank Woofwoof13
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived we were told that we booked a degustation dinner. I was surprised, did not recall and told the manager that we have a child who would not eat degustation. Thus we could not have booked it. The manager relented. We said we would consider the degustation menu anyway. When we looked at the degustation menu we thought... More 

1 Thank wkk2688
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Started well, with some interesting and tasty options. But by the time we got 3/4 of the way through it made a crash landing!! A slab of sous vide lamb and dried basil (that was it) and the dessert which was ridiculous (and not in a good way) - the burnt grapes was so disgusting my mouth was still scraping... More 

3 Thank Coolchick567
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A few nice dishes and a couple of nice wines, but ultimately it is disgraceful to charge 3 people over $800 for a few sips of poorly matched wines, with so many below par dishes. Restaurant is dim and extremely cold, service good but just can't get passed the appalling food experience. Highlight was the tomato dish, the inedible dishes... More 

Thank Alunfiggy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The restaraunt was hard to find, after asking about 6 people on the street, we found it. While waiting for friends, 3 drinkwaiters walked past and ignored us. Food, ??? Have had the best and now I have had one of the worst and paid dearly for the experience. Service left a lot to be desired, you do not serve... More 

1 Thank Gracie J
Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Dined here for a work function last month for the first time. Service was impeccable and food was amazing! The combination of flavours and the choice of options on the menu left us all impressed. It is one of (if not the best restaurant) I have dined in Brisbane to date. I am a foodie so our table was located... More 

Thank Aussie_Traveller1970
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

From there first dish to the last this was an experience! Amazing blends of flavours and styles of food with excellent wines to match. Highly recommended! Only down side was the we felt we were being pushed out the door once the meal ended. The guests were still looking to hang around for drinks and a chat but most left... More 

Thank milts100
Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Just a buzzy place to expect the unusual or presentation a little different from mainstream. This place does not know the middle ground. Ate in the bistro called Esq; real fun, a savoury rose from the Sicilian grape nero d'avola set the tone to order duck, northern Chinese style but with classy extras. A must visit place for mid-week bites.

Thank Scudamore-Smith
Brisbane, Australia
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167 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We haven't been back to Esquire for a couple of years. The room still looks great and the view can't be beaten. The welcome was genuine and the degustation started with a variety of appetisers - they were all interesting and enjoyable, the slippery pickled cucumber in dill oil was a bit of a challenge without cutlery but otherwise a... More 

Thank Ross Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Eagle St, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: 0732202123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?