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Cinco Bistro

#263 of 3,386 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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589 Old Cleveland Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4152, Australia
+61 7 3843 6666
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cinco is a stunning little eatery with fabulous wine and great service. Some of the food can be quite heavy, but in general it is a stunning fine dining experience. Fully recommend it.

Thank Gingerbabe22
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Dinner on Saturday evening, place was very busy, however although we waited a little while to get menus once we ordered everything came out in excellent timing with short breaks in between courses. Food presentation was excellent and tasted delicious. Waiter advised that they had to taste all food and were therefore able to discuss any queries on the menu.... More 

2 Thank Chris B
Brisbane, Australia
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224 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This was great meal with superb, genuine and warm service. The food was of a very high quality as well. The only minor let down was the special thai fish cake entree. The cakes themselves were very salty, other than that all was sublime. The chicken and fig main course was perfection and the cheese course very generous. Cinco have... More 

1 Thank Ross Y
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Cinco is beautifully decorated and has good acoustics. Our food came quickly. Superb! Wonderful food in Brisbane . We will definitely be back.

1 Thank meannie2017
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Enjoyed a birthday surprise Dinner in January. Fabulous italian at a reasonable price with great service. Will be back!

1 Thank Cpulle
North Sydney, Australia
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185 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Dinner for 4 on Thursday. Food and service were both excellent - one of the best. Entree's were very good - particularly Haloumi salad and mushroom&chicken tart. Mains were stunning - duck and pork belly especially. We ordered accompaniments which were not needed as serving sizes were generous. Wine list was good and not expensive for the quality. Will definitely... More 

1 Thank Travis Y
Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We waited one hour for our mains. Very disappointed. They focus more on the decoration of the plate rather than on the quality and amount of the food. I'm not coming back.

Thank caricho f
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is amazing. If I could have their foie gras every day for the rest of my life I would die a happy lady. There is a reason Cinco has been around for so long and I would pick it each time over any newer, trendy restaurant.

Thank Imdm80
Luca M, Manager at Cinco Bistro, responded to this review

Dear lmdm80, we are really glad you appreciate our restaurant and will be very happy to see you again soon. Regards, Luca, restaurant manager. More 

Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Once more to my favourite restaurant and luckily the owner/chef was on the pans. Nobody but nobody can present duck like Peter Stubbs he is a master so I changed my mind from what I had previously chosen. Next time I will stay with the ox tail lasagne as service to the next table looked excellent and the diners concurred.

1 Thank Peter P
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We dined at Cinco Bistro on a Saturday night. We were one of the first to arrive. The service was slow, almost non-existent. As the night wore on and we still hadn't had our mains, the top section of the restaurant filled to capacity. At one point looking around, not one table had any food on it. I'm not sure... More 

2 Thank CJQLD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 151
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 589 Old Cleveland Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4152, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3843 6666
Cinco is an upmarket bistro with a warm and lively vibe, conveniently located in the inner city Brisbane suburb of Camp Hill. Within a short time Cinco has gained a reputation as a 'foodies' haven' receiving accolades from reviewers and the public alike, with its unique blend of the freshest sourced produce cooked simply yet stylishly. Many of Cinco's diners are regulars, attracted back again and again by the unbeatable combination of friendly, unpretentious ambience and consistently high quality of its innovative dishes awarded by the Australian Financial Review who listed Cinco Bistro as one of the Top 500 Restaurants of Australia. Cinco has a comprehensive list of wines minutely selected and designed to complement the menu. In February 2016 Cinco Bistro has been awarded with One Star by the "World's Best Wine Lists". Cinco Bistro is also BYO wine on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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