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cru bar & cellar

#109 of 3,180 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Bar, Pub
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james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
32522400
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had Lunch on a Sunday. Wine options are amazing with the restaurant having a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The food portions are on the typical expensive small scale so perfect if you are not starving. Would be great place to catch up with friends for drinks.

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Thank Alara G
Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here on a solo dinner while on business trip. It had a pretty good write up here so went to try. Very disappointed as the food was average and the pricing seriously out of bounds for this area in Brisbane, 150 ml glass of wine at 12 - 15 dollars get real, I can but same wine at... More 

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Thank malcolm f
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, service, and wine are all exceptional. One of my favourite places to dine, in Brisbane. Everything I come here, I am always impressed.

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Thank Matt B
Brisbane, Australia
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211 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose 4 dishes from Cru Bar's share plate menu - Crisp Fired Calamari, hoisin chicken and char sui pork spring rolls, crisp skin pork belly and the gnocchi. Each dish was beautifully cooked and presented, very tasty and generously portioned. The service was good, the wine list excellent. Really nothing to fault and we will be back again.

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Thank Janelle D
vancouver
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Cru Bar and Cellar on my first trip to Brisbane; and, it did not disappoint. The food, service, and ambiance were superb. The wine list is by far the most alluring aspect. If you're in Brisbane, you HAVE to stop by this gem - you won't regret it!!

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Thank e k
Victoria, Australia
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165 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

nice bar, very large wine list/book so much to offer if you drink wine that is, prices expensive, lovely feel to the bar, great service

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Thank snake43
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Lovely bar for share plates with an extensive wine list. Particularly enjoyed the pork belly Staff are polite and very knowledgeable. Always enjoy coming back here.

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Thank Hayley B
Brisbane, Australia
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The Cru Bar is a great little bar on James Street. Always a great atmosphere and attentive staff. The food is really good, the vegetarian pizza is the best. Also a great place for lunch.

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Thank Vanessa M
Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We travel to Brisbane frequently and like Cru Bar for it's great wine list and nice food options. We have always been looked after well so far however it does get busy on nights such as Fridays (obviously) so you can sometimes have a tiny bit of trouble flagging someone down. Really like that they had Louis Roederer by the... More 

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Thank owler08
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and great wine selection. Love that you can buy half bottles of french champagne and by the glass! I had the salmon and it was a amazing. Also love their spring rolls and calamari. So good and always consistent. I have been going to Cru for a few years so thought it was time to give them a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: 32522400

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