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Customs House Restaurant

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$$$$
European, Australian
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399 Queen St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3365 8921
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Today
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brisbane
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have usually had a high tea with friends sitting outside overlooking the Brisbane River or inside for anniversaries it is a place to visit and enjoy the ambience of a bygone age.

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Thank Bernice D
Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried the Signature lunch at this well located restaurant on the banks of the river in central Brisbane. The fixed price menu has limited choice but the food was excellent and accompanied by a glass of wine included in the price. The staff were attentive and polite. Whilst not the cheapest in town the restaurant provides good value for... More 

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Thank Kirkstead
Toowoomba, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my Mum's 60th Birthday in December and a family booking was made for dinner. The table that we reserved had a superb outlook towards the Brisbane River and the Storey Bridge was beautifully lit up. The waitress serving us was very friendly. Such a great place to go for a special celebration. Don't think I would go there... More 

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Thank unci_paul
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Customs House $150/head New Years Eve "garden party". Initially told that the dress code was relatively formal with jackets required for the men, we sweated on the walk to the event only to see a good proportion of people getting away with polos, shorts and in one case, even thongs! Canapes were excellent. Of special note were the... More 

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Thank Marco G
Blacks Beach, Queensland, Australia
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely private dining, solid menu, beautiful food and a nice wine menu. The service was good, nice atmosphere but did not take advantage of the surrounds as I expected.

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Thank Michelle E
Brussels, Belgium
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597 reviews
482 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The alfresco area of Brisbane's fine 1889 Customs House, between the building and the river, is a very pleasant spot for a meal - and it was fine for use in May. Particularly enjoyed the Coffin Bay oysters and the Cone Bay barramundi.

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Thank higvin
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was exactly what you would expect for a fine dining restarant. Service was not bad however the wait staff were inexperienced. We were a large group and it took us a ridiculous amount of time to receive our coffees. Great location

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Thank Keryn M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Booked a champagne high tea as part of my birthday celebrations and was extremely disappointed. The amount of food provided was certainly not worth the $140 (for two people). The view was exceptional and I suspect that is what you are paying for. There were far too many sweet varieties and only a small (and I mean tiny) portion of... More 

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Thank Chris M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

This has become a special location for my boyfriend and I to attend on special occasions. Service is exceptionally professional and the food was well presented and made with passion. Would recommend!

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Thank shallow765
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

We took our daughter and her new fiancée to celebrate their engagement and we had the perfect night. We were informed that there were 200 guests upstairs but the staff were very attentive and made sure that our orders arrived perfectly timed. Between us we had seven different meals and they were all cooked to perfection. Fish, steak, lamb, quail... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $56
Cuisine
European, Australian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 399 Queen St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3365 8921
Description
Customs House has a licensed restaurant which provides inside dining in heritage surroundings as well as outside dining overlooking the river and the Story Bridge. The relaxed dining ambience is popular with tourists, business clients and local customers. Guests can be assured of excellent food, fantastic river views and friendly professional service. The cuisine is modern Australian with an emphasis on fresh seasonal produce including seafood. The wine list has quality wines at competitive prices.Head Chef: Didier Pollaert Chef de Cusine: John OffenhauserLunch: Monday - Sunday 12 noon until 2.30pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday from 6.00pm Sunday Breakfast from 9am Cake and Coffee: Every day from 9am

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