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Gilhooley's Irish Bar and Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, Australian
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124 Albert St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3229 0672
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gilhooleys has been a very good value pub for a long time. I've been back again and the food is`as good as it's always been. It has a a pub menu and dishes are`well prepared and very, very well priced. Servings are fairly large and satisfying. I go for their bangers and mash, because you can't go wrong withe these... More 

Thank NOEL M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easter Monday lunch on our way back from Botanical Gardens. Thought we'd try our luck at Gilhooleys. Very happy we did! Great setting and Irish pub feel, good background music, friendly staff. Ordered lunch specials - Medium rare rump steak with mushroom sauce for me. Well done rump with Dianne sauce for Tom. Both were great! A 'connoisseur' of Dianne... More 

Thank CarolynTrifonoff
Midland, Texas
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday night before Easter. Prices were much higher than most pubs in the area and then they tacked an additional 15% holiday surcharge on the bill. Ridiculous! (It was the only establishment I encountered with a holiday surcharge.) The place was virtually empty on a Saturday night and for good reason. Live and learn. Give it... More 

Thank Bizzy_livin
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for their blackboard Saturday lunch special of a sirloin steak, salad and chips with a glass of wine and sauce of your choice for $22...what a delicious tender meal! I had avoided this place because of a bad experience years ago but I'm so glad we tried it again - steak was cooked to perfection, the chips were... More 

Thank Nonny16
Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The default photo for this place shows the meal I had - steak and chips with salad. I washed it down with a nice ale and sat inside away from smokers in the street. The atmosphere was great, the food and beer were great and the price was pretty much what you'd expect for a pub meal. => Exactly what... More 

Thank Dunk777
Fernie, Canada
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night in Brisbane we stopped in for a quick dinner. The Tomato soup was great and was served with great bread. The nachos went down well too. Worth another visit.

Thank Christine F
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice Irish pub atmosphere. We ordered our drinks and meal at the bar in the back. There was only one young lady doing double duty on bar and serving our dinners. Our table ordered the Guiness beef and the fillet of kangaroo. Never having had Kangaroo before we were a bit apprehensive about our first bite, but is was absolutely... More 

Thank bernba8901
Geraldton, Australia
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82 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

What a great Bar, service was amazing and staff were very friendly and welcoming which was very nice to see. We got our monies worth with our "Happy Hour" and the food was out of this world. High Recommend

Thank travellady007_11
Dalby, Australia
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Poor service, seating is uncomfortable and place is dark and uninviting. When band is playing it is too loud for the venue.

Thank Peter B
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

great pub but staff more interested in their mobile phones than serving people it seemed as though you were intruding in their private life than paying their wages. good pint of guiness though.

Thank kbrazil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Albert St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3229 0672

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