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“Nice breakfast - abysmal service”
Review of Lukes Cafe & Restaurant - CLOSED

Lukes Cafe & Restaurant
Price range: $6 - $29
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Nth of Brizzy
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Nice breakfast - abysmal service”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

We had a party of seven for Mother's Day breakfast and ate with a couple of Luke's regulars who have always raved about the place so had high expectations - perhaps too high. The venue is small but excellent views, tables & chairs are basic but comfortable. We had two vegans in our party, my daughter & her partner, and the treatment they received was nothing but embarrassing and rather offensive. Our waiter clearly didn't want to work that morning and his attitude to all of us reflected this however he was outright rude to our vegans. The menu obviously didn't cater well to vegans but our daughter ordered the fruit platter without cream and/or ice cream but got it and her partner ordered a foccacia with avocado - both of which were components of other dishes so should not have been an issue - apparently for our waiter it was. Our drinks order wasn't taken until after the meal order and whilst soy milk was an option it too caused offense to our waiter it appeared because when the drinks finally arrived he felt the need to pass a judgemental comment once again. My husband ordered a white tea and was forced to request milk a further two times before it was delivered; his "big breakfast", although nice really wasn't big. Our youngest daughter did not request black pepper but was given it anyway and when she said "I didn't ask for that" she was told "Yes you did I heard you." The breakfast was very nice - nothing out of the ordinary though and given our treatment we'd be reluctant to return for breakfast.

Perhaps Lukes is a great restaurant, perhaps dinner is a better experience. We probably won't be finding out though.

  • Visited May 2013
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3 Thank kaz600
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  • English first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great food - fantastic location”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Luke's last week. The food was incredible and the service efficient and friendly. Luke's is a geat location, looking over beautiful Pumicestone passage. Thoroughly recommend it for dinner or a leisurely Sunday lunch.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank 9lasseter
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Right by the beach - beautiful food!”
Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Great food, fresh seafood, great service! A great place to eat when on Bribie!! Everything we had was sensational! Leave room for desert, coffee lovers - the affogato is a must!

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Thank Rodnbrooke
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Magnetic Island, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Recommended”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Excellent service, good food and very helpful and friendly staff.
It was very busy when we went having been booked in at a nearby restaurant and arriving to be told the booking should not have been taken because they had a wedding on. We were entertaining clients and the whole evening could have been a disaster so thank you for finding space for us and treating us so well. The deserts were a definate delight!

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank Ravip
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Brisbane
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Small place, good quality meals”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

I have been to Lukes twice and the food is very good and quality high, prices a little on the high side but considering the small kitchen it was a good food experience, the menu is not extensive understandably considering its not a big restuarant. I would recommend it without hesitation

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank BribieDave
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