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Torba Restaurant and Lounge

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164 Little Stanley Street | South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3844 1603
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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354 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited Torba a few times the last few years when I'm staying at Southbank from time to time. The kitchen has changed at least once or twice since 2014, the base menu remains largely the same (limited but something 'different') from goulash to shashlik to beef cheeks. All have been consistently decent with ok servings but unfortunately due... More 

Thank TIersHasie
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate from the shared plates menu. Stuffed cabbage rolls were so tasty as was the Camembert. Lovely friendly service. The wine we wanted was not available so we were given a more expensive wine at the same price. I would definitely come back here.

Thank LesleyCarey
Asya535, Manager at Torba Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

It was pleasure to have you at Torba, thank you for coming and we hope to see you again! Cheers😊 More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a table for lunch on the 18th Nov for 6 people , the table service was non existent at times , and seemed that it was an effort to actually serve us. The food was , ummm embarrassing , for example 2 people ordered the champignon mushroom pasta, one large and one small and the difference between the... More 

Thank Trevor R P
Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I went here for dinner after a long day out at Supanova. I was quite impressed. The girl serving us, a lovely girl from Estonia, was very friendly and helpful, attentive, and good at her job. The food was fantastic, hot, fresh and came out pretty quickly. I'd happily go back.

Thank admles
Asya535, Manager at Torba Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

We thank you for your feedback and very glad that you and your sister enjoyed our restsurant! Hope to see you again soon 👌😄 More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a Saturday lunch and found the staff very accommodating. We ordered a variety of starters to share and really enjoyed them. The air conditioning and cold wine was a welcome reprieve on a hot Brisbane day! We will definitely return to try the mains.

Thank MazandMatt
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Went with 4 friends on Saturday and once we ordered they never looked after us. it was not busy only 12 people in the entire restaurant. Food was cold we asked for replacement and the staff was just rude. Main meals came out but one main dish, my friend never received by that stage he lost all appetite. Our celebration... More 

Thank Serg3
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went there on a Friday evening, and it wasn't crowded. Perhaps the crowd were coming later. We particularly went here for Russian food. There were a couple of items on the menu, but mostly under the entrees. The pelmeni was good, and served with sour cream. I also had blini. We ended up having two entrees rather than an... More 

Thank Ian P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Thank you for an unforgettable dinner, beautiful entrees and mains, our party of 7 people were all super satisfied and wowed with the beautiful food and service provided. Authentic Eastern European flavours, chic cocktails and the friendliness of the service all made of the experience an amazing dining experience! Must visit in Brisbane!

Thank Daniel A
Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Thoroughly impressed with the beef cheek.... it's so amazingly delicious! The service could be better but the food we had made up for it. For entertainment book users - this place will ask you if you're using a voucher when booking. We did not but I found this to be a very odd thing to ask.

Thank GwagFunk
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The place was okay nothing really spectacular to mention, but the location of the place is definetely a big shot is in the heart of Brisbane Southbank lots of place to go or to walk after your heavy dinner... Hahaha!!! My husband and I did not really enjoy our dinner, food was not that great was a bit disappointed I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Little Stanley Street | South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3844 1603
We serve an eclectic mix of the best selected dishes from Ukraine, Bulgarian, Russian, Hungarian, Georgian, Italian cuisines. Our sophisticated menu features fusion of traditional Italian Pizzas and Pastas mixed with Russian touch. Our signature recipes such as Hungarian Beef Goulash, BBQ "Shashlik" on fire, Slow Cooked Beef Cheek, Russian dumplings "Pelmeni", "Medovic" honey cake and white chocolate Creme Brûlée created with love from our head chef Victor Ovchinnikov from Estonia. Torba Restaurant & Lounge also spoils its patrons with divine selection of European, Australian and New Zealand wines, exquisite European Flaring cocktails and a variety of Russian Vodkas. Intriguing Vodka based cocktails, such as "Kalinka", "Balalaika" - all created using an innovative and fresh blend of ingredients! Jazz band performing every Friday-Saturday night. Torba Restaurant & Lounge has it all: delicious and elegant food, scrumptious cocktails, acoustic and live jazz lounge music, while you sit back and relax enjoying the atmosphere, elegant decor and friendly, knowledgeable staff to enhance your unique experience at Torba Restaurant and Lounge!

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