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Customs House Restaurant

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399 Queen St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3365 8921
09:00 - 16:00
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We took our friends here when they visited from the U.K. It was also our first time, so wasn't sure what to expect. Well the staff were friendly and professional. They made it feel like we were special . The food was excellent , a little more expensive than we'd normally pay but it was a well worth it experience... More 

Thank Sue S
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely restaurant, great staff and the food was very nice and a good size. Silver service without the Bourgeois. Well worth the experience

Thank Paul M
Hong Kong, China
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74 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to Customs House for dinner, cos it is too early and the restaurant not open yet, the manager offered us to get the seat first and order later, we order some wine to drink until the dinner time. So perfect. Great atmosphere, stunning views of the ridge & river. Good preparation & presentation, delicious seafood... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a work meal this week during the week. The entree calamari and salad was very tasty. The staff were clueless when coming to check if diners required more drinks and food. Twice they walked in and served other patrons and did not look up to see the rest of the restaurant. I'm not sure if they were vision... More 

Thank T D
Toowoomba, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely champagne high tea as a birthday surprise. It was just delightful with great service and beautiful food. Loved the endless pots of tea! Will plan to come back and have a meal here.

Thank pammyceevee
Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here for dinner 4 times and it is equally brilliant every time! From the moment you walk in the waiters are attentive but not annoying, food is fantastic and the location with view of the story bridge is sensational :) Highly recommended! Guess thats why we keep going back!

Thank MPbrisban
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended. Lovely ambiance, food was very good overall. Although the sharing lamb was lovely, a similar dish was probably a little more flavoursome at the neighbouring blackbird restaurant. Also my champagne glass was filled to less than half full which was a little disappointing. The waiter was very pleasant, and the setting has a beautiful view of the story... More 

Thank Shebs84
Brisbane, Australia
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509 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't speak for the restaurant but I've been to the aperol pop up bar which is great. great way to have some casual afternoon drinks with wonderful views over the river and storey bridge. you can also order food and on sunday's there is a pop up pizza van.

Thank kristyrebecca
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently booked the Customs House for a special birthday dinner for our family. Despite emails and a follow up phone call to confirm the arrangements (half our party were vegetarians) and being assured that the chef had been notified and would add an additional main course option for the vegetarians, this did not happen. Overall the food was not... More 

Thank Sharon S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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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
USD 15 - USD 58
European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, 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
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?