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Customs House Restaurant

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European, Australian
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399 Queen St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3365 8921
10:30 - 16:30
15:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 15:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We live very close to this majestic old treasure but have never dined there. On the occasion of our wedding anniversary we thankfully decided to give it a try. The staff were attentive ,friendly and very professional. The food was 10 out of 10. We shared the shellfish platter as an entree . The prawns were the best I'd ever... More 

Thank Peter M
Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I went to Customs House for dinner. We sat outside which wasn't the best idea considering it was a very humid day, although it was nice to look out at the river and Story Bridge. We went a bit crazy and ordered way too much food. We ordered the shellfish platter for starters, which was delicious and... More 

Thank NNix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have usually had a high tea with friends sitting outside overlooking the Brisbane River or inside for anniversaries it is a place to visit and enjoy the ambience of a bygone age.

Thank Bernice D
Kibworth Beauchamp, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried the Signature lunch at this well located restaurant on the banks of the river in central Brisbane. The fixed price menu has limited choice but the food was excellent and accompanied by a glass of wine included in the price. The staff were attentive and polite. Whilst not the cheapest in town the restaurant provides good value for... More 

Thank Kirkstead
Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my Mum's 60th Birthday in December and a family booking was made for dinner. The table that we reserved had a superb outlook towards the Brisbane River and the Storey Bridge was beautifully lit up. The waitress serving us was very friendly. Such a great place to go for a special celebration. Don't think I would go there... More 

Thank unci_paul
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Customs House $150/head New Years Eve "garden party". Initially told that the dress code was relatively formal with jackets required for the men, we sweated on the walk to the event only to see a good proportion of people getting away with polos, shorts and in one case, even thongs! Canapes were excellent. Of special note were the... More 

Thank Marco G
Blacks Beach, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely private dining, solid menu, beautiful food and a nice wine menu. The service was good, nice atmosphere but did not take advantage of the surrounds as I expected.

Thank Michelle E
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The alfresco area of Brisbane's fine 1889 Customs House, between the building and the river, is a very pleasant spot for a meal - and it was fine for use in May. Particularly enjoyed the Coffin Bay oysters and the Cone Bay barramundi.

Thank higvin
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was exactly what you would expect for a fine dining restarant. Service was not bad however the wait staff were inexperienced. We were a large group and it took us a ridiculous amount of time to receive our coffees. Great location

Thank Keryn M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Booked a champagne high tea as part of my birthday celebrations and was extremely disappointed. The amount of food provided was certainly not worth the $140 (for two people). The view was exceptional and I suspect that is what you are paying for. There were far too many sweet varieties and only a small (and I mean tiny) portion of... More 

Thank Chris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$57
European, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
15:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 16:30
15:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 16:30
15:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 16:30
15:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 16:30
15:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 399 Queen St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3365 8921
Customs House has a licensed restaurant which provides inside dining in heritage surroundings as well as outside dining overlooking the river and the Story Bridge. The relaxed dining ambience is popular with tourists, business clients and local customers. Guests can be assured of excellent food, fantastic river views and friendly professional service. The cuisine is modern Australian with an emphasis on fresh seasonal produce including seafood. The wine list has quality wines at competitive prices.Head Chef: Didier Pollaert Chef de Cusine: John OffenhauserLunch: Monday - Sunday 12 noon until 2.30pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday from 6.00pm Sunday Breakfast from 9am Cake and Coffee: Every day from 9am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?