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“Lunch with a twist” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of French Twist at Chermside - CLOSED

French Twist at Chermside
Cuisines: French, Cafe
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lunch with a twist”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Out shopping and thought I'd pop into French Twist for a coffees & sandwich . Usually French Twist has lovely fresh breads, baguettes, French pastries and sandwiches and today was no exception. Ordered lunch but 25 minutes later still no sandwich. Upon enquiring with staff they were very apologetic, and responsive and within 5 minutes I had my lunch. Unfortunately this is my 3 rd experience of poor service at French twist the other times were at indooroopilly & newstead which has since closed down. I hope they can get through this issues as their food is good but service needs attending too.

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1 Thank Cocowithspots
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36 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
    Food
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    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Cold coffee and slow service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately this might be the last time we visit French Twist at Chermside. Despite having lots of staff on, it took over 15 minutes to get our coffees today and when they did arrive they were cold and I had no froth on my cappuccino. For an establishment with all the food pre prepared, service should be quick and efficient but sadly this isn't the first time we have been disappointed. I gave two stars as their food is always excellent but the disappointing service and coffees outway that.

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Rebecca P
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Loved this place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

It was great. Staff are full of energy, Coffee was great food was great.
I keep coming back for meetings all the time and will do so.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Zacmac83
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great letdown”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

I spent $160 on Xmas eve as a surprise for my husband, who is French. What a complete waste of money. Woolworth's croissants, almond croissants and pain chocolate are far superior.
I was really exited to find Mille Feuillie and Napoleons but the fillings were not authentic. The French loaves were sour dough, not baguettes etc etc.very disappointing and1hope to get some or all of my money back. In the meantime, if you want authentic French patisserie, avoid French Twist.

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