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“Great food”

Portabella Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in Albany Creek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: “Portabella is the product of our dream to create a quality, suburban restaurant providing superior food and service. Our chefs use traditional French cooking methods and techniques with stocks, sauces and reductions taking up to 48hours to create. No shortcuts. Our entire menu is made from fresh, local ingredients with absolutely everything from breads to desserts made on the premises. Our menu is simple yet deliciously tasty and colourful.We hope you enjoy your dining experience with us”Executive Chef & Owners; Adrian & Lizeth Chrisanthou
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Great food”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Great food, great chef and owners, very well managed. Mediterranean style selection with seasonal menus.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Bris5678
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Local delight”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Its lovely to have a slightly more upmarket dining experience in the local area. We eat there quite regularly and have always enjoyed our experience. The staff are always more than happy to assist with any questions or requests and the meals are a fantastic size!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank cbomb5
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Pine Rivers
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Go food once again”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Have eaten here with business associates, family and friends and have never been disappointed. if they have it on the menu you can't go past the soft shell crab however, there isn't to much on the menu that isn't appealing

Have had one minor hiccup however, once bought it to the staffs attention it was resovelved and the staff where very apologetic and the chef took the time to leave his very busy kitchen to apologies again.

This would have to be one of the better restaurants in Brisbane and if it was in the city would probably have more reviews, thankfully for us it not,,, it's local

2 Thank thebearsgang
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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Badly off the mark, with missing ingredients from recipes”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Made a booking with my husband after reading rave reviews about the portabello mushroom dishes. I ordered a rocket, pine nut and truffle pecorino cheese salad. It arrived with stale tasteless parmesan cheese, not truffle pecorino and interestingly, no pine nuts. I was left with an over priced plate of rocket, onion and parmesan cheese. Mmm I think not! When I mentioned the missing ingredients, the waitress shrugged, walked off, then returned and muttered an apology on behalf of the kitchen staff.
The Portobello mushrooms for my main which were apparently the star of the recipe were soggily hidden under the other ingredients in an attempt to hide the fact that there were only 4 little mushrooms on the plate. WHAT THE? When I asked my husband whether he liked his dishes, he shrugged just like the waitress. Maybe you guys were once good, maybe you've dropped the ball. May I ask in future if you don't have the ingredients, don't make the dish available to diners OK?

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank BrisDragon
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deliciousmk, Owner at Portabella Restaurant, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Hi there

Firstly, thank you for your review. We are extremely disappointed to hear that you had a negative first time experience with us. We rarely receive negative reviews and if we do, we take them very seriously as we consistently strive for beautiful food and great service.

We are looking into the reasons why so many things went wrong and will address them internally at our end. In the meantime, we hope that you will 'give us another go' as I am sure we will prove that this was a once-off negative experience.

Please feel free to call the restaurant on 3264 8044 at any time should you wish to speak with me personally.

Thanks and regards
Adrian Chrisanthou
Owner, Executive Chef
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Five Star Food and great service sets this Restaurant apart!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

We celebrated our Elders Samford Christmas Celebration with members of staff and Family. The atmosphere, the Service, Wine List and the Food, one word Delicious... in particular the Pork Belly, which was slow cooked and an absolute taste sensation to savour.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas get together dinner and will be returning!

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Kelly W
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