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The Cottage Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


$9 - $27
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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All reviews rabbit scallops bruschetta pork belly a fine dining experience food was amazing wait staff were friendly and helpful wonderful hidden gem support this local business service was excellent presented beautifully brisbane cbd wine selection anniversary dinner made in house special occasion friday night
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely friendly owners...we went for 7course tasting platter for an early Valentines Night. We were quite pleased with the food.....not the best degustation we have had...steak was a little tough....but .our favourite was the Pork Belly and the dessert was to die for.....fresh, fruity, bursts...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Helena G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was beautifully cooked and presented. Tender kangaroo, juicy loin and perfect mash and sauce. Pleasant atmosphere. Friendly service. Tidy and cared rest rooms. Waiting time between courses might be shorter. Highly recommend anyway.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank papafran
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I dined here for the second time on a Friday night, it was lovely to be seated out on the deck at the same table we had previously. The service here is great, very friendly and efficient. The food was amazing, we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 547stephaniek
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Lovely old building but the decor was not in keeping. Wait staff were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Our entrees of cauliflower and parmesan soup and bruschetta were very nice. There were no vegetarian options on the mains menu, we asked our waitress if...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LucysMumBrisbane
MarkN1410, Owner at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

With the decor we support a local artist. Tables are clothed with candles and set accordingly. With beautiful old fireplaces and wooden floors. We are always happy to make up vegetarian meals. We have housemade Linguini on the menu which can be an entree or...More

Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

We ordered the degustacian menu with wine. A couple of standout dishes (the chef understands Jus). Nice selection of accompanying wines but reall stingy on the quantity of the initial sparkling wine (about 1/3 of a glass) 😕. The desert was disappointing compared to what...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Craig Y
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

My hubby and I dined on a Friday night, it was lovely to be seated out on the deck, not the best of views but a lovely cool evening breeze really made for a comfortable spot. The service here was great, very friendly and efficient....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 547stephaniek
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful evening at The Cottage celebrating our anniversary. Whilst there is a few flights of stairs to navigate that seem to be heading to the sky, there is an open air lift available if you need it. Once there...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Wendyv200
Reviewed August 31, 2018

OK, I had a good time at the Cottage overall. The atmosphere, surroundings, location, are all very good. It's just that it gets close but does not quite get there. A bit too pretentious and pricy for what it delivers. Food is a bit hit-and-miss,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Michel J
MarkN1410, Owner at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Hi Michel We are glad you enjoyed your time at our Restaurant. We have had the same prices all entree's $19, all mains $38 etc for the last 2 years now. We are no where near as dare as Brisbane and we are not a...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018

My friend and I went for lunch for my belated birthday. We were very impressed with our surroundings and we enjoyed our delicious lunch on the verandah. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. I would thoroughly recommend The Cottage to all my...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 384Carrie
MarkN1410, Owner at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Thank you Carrie We are pleased you enjoyed you lunch. We do our best to give good food and service. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

I work locally and had an overseas guest to take to dinner and selected The Cottage. This is an amazing place because it’s quaint, has excellent friendly service and fabulous (quality) meals. The balcony (with views over Ipswich city and the cathedral) is lovely at...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jmkel
MarkN1410, Owner at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Thank you for your kind words We have a seasonal menu to try and keep the food different. Hope to see you again soon

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