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“Great place in Albany Creek - Portabella”

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: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great place in Albany Creek - Portabella”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

We go here often with friends, great service and food. Recently expaneded with a bar area. Good selection on the menu.
Bad cats of Brissy

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great local restaurant”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

The lunch specials make for an affordable eating out experience, three courses for $30 is a bargain teamed up with the craft beer specials makes for a good afternoon. This is a definite plus for Albany creek.

  • Visited January 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Mixed response”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the quality and the variety of the food we chose. Ingredients looked fresh. Both meat and fish dishes were tender. Plates were well presented. The service was ok. The staff looked tired as if they are waiting to finish the shift. There is room for improvement to make the visit a special one.

Visited January 2014
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Kingaroy, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful food, great service and lovely romantic atmosphere”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

My fiancee booked a table for us at Portabella for my birthday on a Thursday night and it was very nice. We were running late as we both finished work later than planned. Despite that, the staff at portabella were very friendly, relaxed and welcoming. We also noticed that the place was buzzing around 9 PM on a Thursday night! We were debating whether to go for tapas or two main courses. The waitress helped us out with our selections and we couldn't be happier. We ordered the barramundi- one of the best barra dishes I've ever had and the eye fillet- also cooked to perfection. We also ordered the bruschetta for entree- very nice and enough for two to share, we thought they might bake their own bread. Turned out we were very hungry as we both finished our meals which were fairly generous. You will definitely not leave hungry! We also tried the mango ice cream dessert and I had an espresso with some biscotti. The mango ice realm disappeared very quickly lol, and was delicious. The espresso was very smooth and strong with no bitterness and the biscotti is an absolute must with the coffee- match made in heaven. I always ask for some skinny milk on the side with my espresso and long black just in case the machine is not serviced properly and the coffee is too bitter. Well, my little milk jug stayed untouched :):):). For drinks I ordered a cocktail with gin and a cucumber before dinner and loved it!!!!!!!!
We will be back for tapas, another lovely cocktail and more coffee with biscotti!

  • Visited December 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best restaurant north of the city”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

I've been to Portabella 5 times in the last 2 years and I've never been disappointed. The menu changes often and the food is always great. Portion sizes are large, meals are always presented well and the food is fresh. Service is good especially when it is often poor or non-existent at many other restaurants. Staff are friendly. Portabella has a good wine, beer and cocktail list. As has been mentioned in other reviews, Portabella is always busy even on week nights so it's worth making a reservation. If you're looking for a restaurant that serves great food in a friendly environment and you don't want to go all the way to the city then Portabella is worth a try.

  • Visited September 2013
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