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The Alliance Hotel

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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
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Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
The Alliance Hotel’s mission is to provide our customers with a classic old pub experience with a modern flare. Built in 1888,The Alliance Hotel in Spring Hill is one of Brisbane's oldest pub establishments. Exuding an old school charm, with focus on high quality, seasonal produce, locally sourced where possible, and great customer service to match. The Alliance Hotel holds a great variety of craft beers, an extensive wine list and multiple function rooms and dining options, which offers the opportunity to truly customise your event, your way at the venue.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed December 1, 2020

I met with a colleague and we had a drink in the front bar. It was lovely to sit at the window and watch the world go by as we chatted. We then moved to the restaurant and were promptly seated. Our waitress checked the...table, noted it was wobbly, and fixed it without asking. We were offered still or sparkling water and provided with menus and a wine list. The by the bottle wine list is comprehensive and we chose a Tasmanian Pinot Noir which will lovely. We were also joined by a third colleauge. Two of us ordered the fish of the day, Barramundi, which was served with some delicious sides. The Barramundi was cooked absolutely perfectly - crispy skin and soft, delicious fish. Our colleague ordered a steak and said it was very good - and he polished off the lot so it must have been! We also ordered a side of greens which were cooked beautifully - still had texture, not over done. We finished off with a shared cheese board which was comprised of a nice collection of cheeses, crackers and some dried fruit. This is the second time I have dined here and been really impressed. I will definitely go back again. Highly recommend this venue for a delicious meal.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed July 10, 2020

Had the best rump steak here, and crisp lovely vegetables at a very reasonable price. The staff are very friendly, and it's a beautiful old well kept building. I rate it highly.

Date of visit: July 2020
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thealliancehotel, Owner at The Alliance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2020

Thank you so much O629XBleslief! We appreciate you taking the time to review our small business!

Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

Probably Brisbane’s only genuine gastropub in the global sense of the term. A buzzy corner front bar and a welcoming dining room to the back with sensational food. There are always interesting specials, some classics, some modern twists. All this with warm and friendly service...and interesting wines (thanks for the tips and knowledge Jack). A pub of the finest style. No pokies, no TAB, just stellar service, drinks and food. We’ve been a few times and after last night, reaffirming this as a favourite, there will be many more. Love it!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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thealliancehotel, Owner at The Alliance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2020

What a stellar review!! Thank you so much Johnny! We are really proud to be a small business that has the ability to change things up in our award winning restaurant to provide high quality Australian produce to our guests :)

Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Been here a dozen or so times...always terrific. Good craft beer and wine choices, steaks cooked perfectly, very attentive service. Good for one person dining too.

Date of visit: February 2020
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thealliancehotel, Owner at The Alliance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2020

Thank you so much Brent!! Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

Perfect for a quick pub lunch catch up with a mate. Really good staff and a tender chicken parmi from the $20 lunch menu. We’ll be back!

Date of visit: January 2020
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thealliancehotel, Owner at The Alliance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2020

Thank you so much Steven!!

Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

Always wanted to sit in here. Went once ordered a beer. Went next time same guy(who works here from past 4 years he said). He remembered my last order(what i always order xxxx gold) Its amazing. I felt valued and will deifintely will go again....Bar itslef is amazing and beautiful. If never tried this bar never tried a real bar.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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thealliancehotel, Owner at The Alliance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2020

Thank you for your review of our hotel, 658akashs! Being an independently owned, small business, we really appreciate when our customers take the time to do a review. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed December 18, 2019

Had lunch here today, 20 or so in the group and the place was already busy. We were seated and drinks orders organised and delivered really quickly. Then lunch orders arrived. If we’d have been in a huge hurry we could have been in and...out in not much more than an hour, the service was that good.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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thealliancehotel, Owner at The Alliance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2020

Thank you for your kind review, of our small business, _dgpea01. We know lunch breaks can be tight, so it is important to us that we can deliver high quality meals, a variety of beverages with old school hospitality with enough time to get back...More

Reviewed November 29, 2019 via mobile

Service here is amazing the Waitress was friendly and attended to our every need promptly without our need to get her attention. Drinks were great and topped up again without us asking, this service was fantastic. I ordered the fish of the day, (being cod)...and the dish was great having its own story of flavours. The basil sauce that was on our entree was impressive. The Chef “David” evening letting us have some of his home made chilli sauce 🥰🥰🥰.. Overall this dinning experience was lovely and look forward to returning. Thank you 🙏More

Date of visit: November 2019
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thealliancehotel, Owner at The Alliance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2020

Thank you so much for your support, Jessie!

Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

Staying in Spring hill. This was walking distance from our accommodation. We found the food good .we had,market fish, which was Salmon and our 15yr son enjoyed, gnocchi which I had and was nice, and Duck which my husband enjoyed. Atmosphere was lacking,staff were friendly...ish,but efficient. One thing worth noting was that they had a range of mocktails so my teen Son was thrilled that he didn't have to get the usual fizzy or juice, so well done for that,much appreciated.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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thealliancehotel, Owner at The Alliance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review our business 154yvonneb! We are really happy to hear your family enjoyed their time with us. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 3, 2019

The trivia host Tom is terrific. The general bar staff are rude and incompetent. Staff put through wrong order to kitchen. Stagf demanded that we pay the difference for error. New staff in downstairs bar is rude and belligerent. It is as though we are...there for staff convenience and not the other way around. We have been persisting for months but now it’s past ridiculous. Sorry Tom.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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thealliancehotel, Owner at The Alliance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2019

Hi Rbene1, Thank you for taking time to write a review for our business. I am most disappointed that you have written that you have been unhappy for some time, but have not spoken to myself, or Tom from Tomtastic Trivia to rectify any issues...More

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kenanddi1908
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There is some parking next door 20 metres away near the pub, a flat walk and safe otherwise as before a small incline. Most days are quiet, Friday can get a little loud sometimes. Regards Nick
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