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cru bar & cellar

#100 of 3,169 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Gluten Free, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
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james street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
32522400
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Victoria, Australia
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161 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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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Thank Rebecca T
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Surprised to see Louis Roederer champagne by the glass so had to have it. Delicious pressed slow cooked crispy pork belly, Apple and daikon remoulade, soft potatoes. Generous portion of cheese. Handy for a spot of retail therapy either before or after dining. Great selection of local and imported wines by the glass or bottle. Good selection of 1/2 bottles... More 

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Thank 391viktoriab
Hervey Bay, Australia
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely time with an old friend who I ran into accidentally. Food was lovely & atmosphere great, however upon attempting to pay the bill with the portable eftpos machine, the transaction kept coming up with errors & the waitress kept asking me to start again. When the transaction finally went through my PIN had been entered as a... More 

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Thank Nietslimalison
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Went her for wife's 50th birthday and rested the next night for a meal. The private room is popular for parties. It has a very good atmosphere and this was the second time we booked it for a group of around 16. Food was unfussy and good. We had a lovely waitress by the name of Candice looking after us.... More 

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Thank thebosso
Brisbane, Australia
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

My wife and I ate here on a Friday lunch. From the moment we walked in to the restaurant (no booking) we were greeted by friendly staff and this courteous and timely service was maintained throughout our visit. The restaurant does not have a huge menu however there are sufficient choices, as well as the ability to choose share plates.... More 

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Thank JackSpratandwife
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Went on a Monday night ate delicious food (we got 4 of the smaller items to share) and sat out on the great front verandah overlooking the hustle & bustle of the valley. Wine list absolutely amazing it took us about half an hour to decide which bottle to order! Cellar is equally impressive inside. Will go back next time... 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, Gluten Free, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
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?