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Criterion Tavern

) #497 of 3,394 Restaurants in Brisbane ££ - £££ Bar, Pub, Australian
239 George St, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia
+61 7 3221 7411
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good51%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (14 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
239 George St, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Used to live and work in Brisbane and this little Tavern was our watering hole. Visited Brisbane recently and decide to revisit. Good lunch time and dinner menu with daily specials. Servings are filling. Food comes out hot. Staff very polite and helpful. Only a...More

Thank alik1011
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A great venue to meet others, this place is always so accommodating and welcoming! Food always good. Very supportive of our LFC Queensland OLSC.

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Food are affordable and tasty but service can be improved... some of my experience with this place are: One time I went to have lunch and waited 45mins as the printer in the kitchen was broken and my order didn't came through... well they should...More

Thank Maria O
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Went for dinner on a Tuesday evening. The rump steak special for $14.50 was very good. Nice pub atmosphere, multiple TV screens for watching sports, and a pool table.

Thank bernba8901
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

XXXX is Queensland's Premier Beer which I have sampled several times over the years but never before when in Queensland..... This has just been rectified at the Criterion Tavern in the heart of Brisbane's CBD while waiting for a friend to join me for a...More

Thank AshleyAzavedo
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful meal great prices might even go back tomorrow a rump at $17 with diane sauce and salad great atmosphere

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Great food at good prices and a great atmosphere. It was lunchtime and the place was almost full with lots of happy faces.

Thank fischgam
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Just back from dinner...all four meals were huge, beautifully presented and tasty! After eating out at different ethnic restaurants, we felt like something plain. My chicken schnitzel, chips and salad was just what I wanted, while my husband tucked into a rump steak special, coleslaw...More

Thank Bag173
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Enjoyed a quick dinner here after visiting the Christmas lights sights. Menu was nicely varied and service affable. The 'specials' are a particularly good deal. Three of our group had the steak special and the fourth had the chicken schnitzel. Salads/coleslaw had a very ample...More

Thank Tim Y
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I was looking for value for money which I felt it was we got a decent meal and didn't leave hungry the food was just good homely meal like mum used to make I would go back

Thank rachtrex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Bar, Pub, Australian, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 George St, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3221 7411
  • E-mail
The Criterion Tavern (or "The Cri" to locals) is ideally located on the corner of George and Ann Street, just one street from the Queen Street Mall. It's the perfect place to relax with friends for afterwork drinks, enjoy a wide selection of craft beers and wine, watch sport and enjoy hearty food.