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“BYO the best feature”

Sprout Byo French Cafe
Ranked #619 of 4,734 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 18, 2013

I was intrigued by the diversity of reviews of this restaurant. Lots loved it but there were quite a few who hated it. It is rare to find a place that polarises people so much. My experience was with a family function on a quiet Sunday night so there were no problems with the noise (except what we were generating) or slow service that some have complained of. The plastic chairs are Philippe Starck and both stylish and comfortable. The menu was small but with a sufficient range of options to meet our needs. The food was mostly OK without being exciting. I would avoid the goats cheese in filo way too much filo and rather bland as well as being liberally sprinkled with nuts, which did nothing for it.. It says something about the uninspiring nature of the menu that 3 of our party chose the grilled eye fillet at the main dish. One ordered rare, a second medium rare and a third medium. They all came out the same (medium rare). Another couple ordered the barramundi and reported that the fish was perfectly cooked but the accompanying sauce was way too sweet and overpowered the fish. There were no complaints about the lamb shank. The desserts were patchy. There was genuine enthusiasm for the sorbets but less so for the other components. The cheese platter was uninspiring. The service was adequate but lacking in panache or even good humour. All in all it was about what you would expect in a suburban bistro in Paris. Prices were a bit on the high side but the corkage was reasonable (except for charging corkage for each stubbie of beer). We brought some good wines so probably saved about $250 because of the BYO license. I am not sure I would revisit. It was not a bad experience but there are lots of places in Brisbane that offer a better dining experience.

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1  Thank Robert255068
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Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Lovely food. Good, simple concept with 2 or 3 course set menu. Stuffy restaurant though. Hard to breathe. Overall very good. Service was excellent and chef accommodating.

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1  Thank 22Louise
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Four of us enjoyed a lazy Sunday lunch at Sprout last week. We brought some bubbly and had a few bottles of wine. We tried the duck, apple and blue cheese salad, and the brie and beetroot salad. Both were delicious (maybe a tiny bit on the small side, but were well priced so couldn't complain). We shared a delicious lavender creme brulee and a lemon tart. We also sat for about 3 hours and were not rushed on. It was a perfect Sunday lunch, thank you!

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Thank MaxPower_and_Juju
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Went last Saturday with a group of 8. The meals were presented well and were delicious. Staff were helpful and knowledgable. Will be back.

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Thank BrisDIx
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Our party of ten ate here on Saturday night and enjoyed the whole experience. Wonderful french food and friendly service. $55 for two courses, $70 for 3, $5 corkage per person. We will return.

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2  Thank cathgreen013
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