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Lock 'n' Load Bistro

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142 Boundary St | West End, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3844 0142
15:00 - 00:00
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Sun 07:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 01:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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227 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lock n load from the street appears to be an older unassuming pub. However hidden from view is a breezy, bright beer garden. Service is incredibly friendly although slow. Food is average and coffee was good. We went for breakfast along with a large young family and another couple. I think the venue was well suited to families with young... More 

Thank M T
Brisbane, Australia
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337 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I ordered the steak, one of only two meals available, the rest are snacks. .. she came back, 'sorry we don't have steak?' It was 12:30 in the middle of the lunch hour and they don't have steak? I ordered the salmon, she came back, 'which salmon', the grilled salmon, 'sorry we don't have that either???' It's lunch time, they... More 

Thank ibaas2016
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Perfectly located at the top end of the Boundary St bar & restaurant scene we usually start our walks here. Bar staff always attentive, great area out the back & good happy hour deals .

Thank aussiepomcouple
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to have dinner and were not disappointed! All our mains were simple delicious! I had the salmon and thoroughly enjoyed it! We sat at the courtyard on a cool breezy evening and it was lovely. Would definitely recommend this place for dinner and drinks but do note it's a little on the pricey end.

Thank mur11
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Waiting for my husband to finish work I popped into lock n load for a beer on a hot arvo. I like going to lock n load because I don't feel weird having a beer by myself and the staff always make you feel welcome.

Thank Claudia M
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for breakfast in the West End, fantastic staff and excellent customer service. Downside is they need a better air conditioning system.

Thank theurbanpilgrim
Brisbane, Australia
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167 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Our social group of six decided to try Lock 'n' Load based on a recommendation and made a reservation for a 6.30pm Dinner. Immediately inside the entry door is a relatively small area with a bar...either for pre meal drinks or just to meet friends for a drink or two. Very cramped and very noisy. There are two dining areas....a... More 

Thank rogeria l
Toowoomba, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Saturday breakfast before the West End markets. Like to eat something different so went for "Craft Beer Beans", which include bacon, cornbread and jalapeno......delicious. My wife and daughter had avocado and grilled haloumi on toast.......they weren't disappointed. Obviously the place is a bar/music/restaurant later in the day.........but perfect for breakfast. Would like to go back for lunch or dinner some... More 

Thank Christopher H
Muswellbrook, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were out-of-towners up in Brisbane for a long weekend and stopped in as it was the first one open with air conditioning. Well, we were all presently surprised by the fantastic service and the best breakfast I have EVER had! It makes me want to move there so it can be my local eatery!

Thank Kristy J
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I have visited this bar several times. The menu and food are a delight. Great atmosphere, good service. Terrific drinks selection. The garden courtyard is also a great feature when the temperature is right.

Thank Matthew G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 34
Australian, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Boundary St | West End, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3844 0142

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