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“Amazing”
Review of Urbane Restaurant

Urbane Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 4,655 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $87 - $114
Cuisines: European, Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 4, 2013

The menu we had could not be faulted. Great for a romantic dinner, small and intimate. My favourites were the popcorn ice cream and duck consumme

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Thank Serena D
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urbanemanager, Manager at Urbane Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2013

Dear Serena, Many thanks for your high rating and recommendation! We very much hope to see you in the future, there will always be a new surprise on the menu, especially with the change of seasons. Once again, thanks from all the team.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Being a fan of degustation menus, and having read the generally great reviews on this place, I was anticipating a great dining experience. It didn't happen.

The flavours among the courses were definitely interesting and varied, but the taste was hit and miss. Nothing knocked my socks off, and the rest ranged from okay to just downright weird!

The service was friendly, but lacking. We had to retrieve the decanter from the serving table many times ourselves to refill our glasses. The wine was exceptional, but at $230 a bottle, you would expect that.

The most disappointing thing, though, was this size of the servings. We ordered the 7 course menu and we all went away hungry. At $900 for 3 of us, all I can say is that I'm glad I didn't foot the bill!

Go with Esquire if you want a great degustation experience.

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4  Thank Eric C
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urbanemanager, Manager at Urbane Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2013

Dear Guest, Apologies for the delayed response to you. We do understand everyone has different expectations and taste. We can only apologise for your table decantering your own wine, we expect this was a result of a busy evening, however would always aim to have this done for you as part of the service, absolutely. Understanding that Urbane was not for you, we would recommend you to try our sister restaurant, The Euro (next door) which offers a fantastic la carte menu with larger portion sizes than degustation. Thanks again for your feedback. The Urbane Team.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Our experience was nothing but wonderful. We had 13 courses (9 + 4 tasters). As is the case with this sort of restaurant, some dishes did not wow as much as others, but as they are taking risks with flavours it is to be expected. We found the service and the drinks excellent. We also thought it very reasonably priced. $135 for 13 courses is only $10 each! Highly recommended.

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Thank KiwiTraveller43
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urbanemanager, Manager at Urbane Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2013

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review back in Aug. We apologise for the gap in response, your comments have been read by the team before this point. Glad you seen the value in your meal and very glad you have highly recommended us to fellow Trip Advisor potential and future guests. Hope to see you again in the future, our format has been refreshed since we seen you last! All the best, Urbane Team.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Experienced a few degustation menus this one by far the most interesting and creative looking. Food... hmm nothing exceptional lots of woodsy tastes mushrooms, consommes, meat nice not melt in mouth though, sweet dishes not wowing there.

However this experience was not by choice but by summons so unfortunately I was a reluctant diner but on the bright side I wasn't paying! And thank god for that because it's xxsy. $135 plus $100 for wine to match.

Here's the thing... what's it's about? Kind of like performance art, you wonder why you are watching it. Clap, clap chef..... whatever.

Oh and what's with the view of the strip club?? You pay 100's of dollars to sit and watch patrons go in and out of the club across the road. If you they think this is cool - it's not. Get some blinds or something!

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3  Thank MinyamaMum
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The cuisine is quite outstanding and innovative and the service extremely attentive. Add to this a well chosen wine list and unless you are a born whinger there is virtually nothing to complain about. Given the quality of the menu and the high level of service for the price this is probably the best in Brisbane.

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1  Thank troppotom
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urbanemanager, Manager at Urbane Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2013

Dear Guest: We would like to thank you for your fantastic review and send our apologies about the gap which you have experienced in receiving our response. May we let you know we are very happy to have read your comments and recommendation of Urbane. We do hope to see you in the future and we will look forward to your next review! Thanks from, Urbane Team.

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