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Customs House Restaurant

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European, Australian, Gluten Free
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399 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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, Australia
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I dined at Customs House Restaurant on 24 July 2016 for lunch. The waiter seated us at a table, however he only gave us a wine list before disappearing for 10 minutes. When he returned, he still didn't bring food menus and was only interested in taking a drinks order. In the end, I had to ask... More 

Thank Bronwyn R
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mum is 102 and we had just visited her in the nursing home at Kangaroo point.we were a bit down, and caught the ferry back over the river . We started walking past all the noisy restaurants and then came across customs house. All I can say is that we sat outside service was great food was great and they... More 

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Thank Lindon H
Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for the best in Town.Go no further than this.This is the best.The food was awesome and so were the staff They really looked after-us.. Keep up the good work guys .Thanks to the staff behind the Sean's you are doing a great job

Thank manamiss
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here today with a girlfriend for "Customs House Tea", have read many reviews which say it is the premier venue for High Tea. I would have to say I was quite disappointed as son as they put the tiered plate on the table, looked very sparce & certainly not what I would call refined. To be fair the components... More 

Thank angelcam
Beijing, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I and my girlfriend were paying a visit to this place about 6 months ago. It would be a great experience if an intimate lunch is what you are looking for. It was really quiet during the noon and the view was absolutely amazing. The staff was friendly and hospitable all the time. The food is on its average. This... More 

Thank William Y
Perth, Australia
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here for the final night of our 5-night stay in Brisbane and wow, what a fantastic high to finish on. The view over the river was spectacular, the wait staff were attentive and service was flawless. And the food...! My husband had the eye fillet and I had the cone bay barramundi. Flavours were spectacular,... More 

Thank WA_LCD
Queensland, Australia
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate lunch alone at the Customs House last week during a one day visit to Brisbane. The youthful manager, Luke and his Italian colleague, provided great service and advice about the wines. The shiraz that I tried by the glass was fantastic. I ate an Onion and Tomato Tarte Tatin, a side of Creamy Polenta and Sauteed Oyster Mushrooms,... More 

Thank Ovation17
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere. Friendly and timely service. Catered for children really well. A great and relaxing evening.

Thank Carol R
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're seeking a traditional special occasion dinner experience in a beautiful setting, it's hard to go past Customs House Restaurant. On previous visits we've enjoyed the stunning view over the Story Bridge from the terrace. However on our most recent visit on a cold winter's evening we opted for a table inside. The room is pleasant, conservatively furnished with... More 

Thank Perfume P
Caloundra, Australia
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Customs House for brekky. Lovely setting on the water in a beautiful historic building. Only disappointment was that we asked for coffee in a mug and they only have the really small size cups which is not satisfying for breakfast. The food was nice and hot, arrived together, perfect in taste and service was impeccable. Very nice for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $56
European, Australian, Gluten Free
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
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 399 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: 61733658921
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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