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Cinco Bistro

#273 of 3,362 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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589 Old Cleveland Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4152, Australia
+61 7 3843 6666
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner on Saturday evening, place was very busy, however although we waited a little while to get menus once we ordered everything came out in excellent timing with short breaks in between courses. Food presentation was excellent and tasted delicious. Waiter advised that they had to taste all food and were therefore able to discuss any queries on the menu.... More 

2 Thank Chris B
Brisbane, Australia
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212 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was great meal with superb, genuine and warm service. The food was of a very high quality as well. The only minor let down was the special thai fish cake entree. The cakes themselves were very salty, other than that all was sublime. The chicken and fig main course was perfection and the cheese course very generous. Cinco have... More 

1 Thank Ross Y
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cinco is beautifully decorated and has good acoustics. Our food came quickly. Superb! Wonderful food in Brisbane . We will definitely be back.

1 Thank meannie2017
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Enjoyed a birthday surprise Dinner in January. Fabulous italian at a reasonable price with great service. Will be back!

1 Thank Cpulle
North Sydney, Australia
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185 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

Dinner for 4 on Thursday. Food and service were both excellent - one of the best. Entree's were very good - particularly Haloumi salad and mushroom&chicken tart. Mains were stunning - duck and pork belly especially. We ordered accompaniments which were not needed as serving sizes were generous. Wine list was good and not expensive for the quality. Will definitely... More 

1 Thank Travis Y
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1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

We waited one hour for our mains. Very disappointed. They focus more on the decoration of the plate rather than on the quality and amount of the food. I'm not coming back.

Thank caricho f
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

The food here is amazing. If I could have their foie gras every day for the rest of my life I would die a happy lady. There is a reason Cinco has been around for so long and I would pick it each time over any newer, trendy restaurant.

Thank Imdm80
Luca M, Manager at Cinco Bistro, responded to this review

Dear lmdm80, we are really glad you appreciate our restaurant and will be very happy to see you again soon. Regards, Luca, restaurant manager. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Once more to my favourite restaurant and luckily the owner/chef was on the pans. Nobody but nobody can present duck like Peter Stubbs he is a master so I changed my mind from what I had previously chosen. Next time I will stay with the ox tail lasagne as service to the next table looked excellent and the diners concurred.

1 Thank Peter P
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We dined at Cinco Bistro on a Saturday night. We were one of the first to arrive. The service was slow, almost non-existent. As the night wore on and we still hadn't had our mains, the top section of the restaurant filled to capacity. At one point looking around, not one table had any food on it. I'm not sure... More 

2 Thank CJQLD
Ballina, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I dined here on Saturday night and we were disappointed with the experience, especially compared to the service we had here some time ago. The food was practically dropped on the table in front of us without pride or an explanation of what was on the dish. The service does not meet the expected standard considering the... More 

Thank 7177Lisa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$42 - $152
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 589 Old Cleveland Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4152, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3843 6666
Cinco is an upmarket bistro with a warm and lively vibe, conveniently located in the inner city Brisbane suburb of Camp Hill. Within a short time Cinco has gained a reputation as a 'foodies' haven' receiving accolades from reviewers and the public alike, with its unique blend of the freshest sourced produce cooked simply yet stylishly. Many of Cinco's diners are regulars, attracted back again and again by the unbeatable combination of friendly, unpretentious ambience and consistently high quality of its innovative dishes awarded by the Australian Financial Review who listed Cinco Bistro as one of the Top 500 Restaurants of Australia. Cinco has a comprehensive list of wines minutely selected and designed to complement the menu. In February 2016 Cinco Bistro has been awarded with One Star by the "World's Best Wine Lists". Cinco Bistro is also BYO wine on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?