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USD 26 - USD 40
International, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 9 June 2021 via mobile

Four of us for dinner, two with the rack of lamb and two with the fillet mignon for mains. Bloody terrific, we loved them! The jus on the the steak was magnificent. Also tried was a variety of seafoods for entrees (shared), also top notch....Staff were ever so professional, service immaculate Thank you!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 10 May 2021

An idyllic setting, an outdoor table overlooking Moreton Bay. This restaurant needs to be on your list of ‘must visit’. A rich and varied fresh menu with something for everyone. Excellent table service and a relaxing, unhurried style. We will be back .....

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 6 February 2021

You get to see the olde worlde charm only briefly. A couple of rooms as you enter. But we spent our evening in a grey painted rather dismal hall/ function room. It had a beautiful fireplace though. Heaps of staff running around and service was...good.the meals were very nice but this wasn't fine dining. We're locals and you will get better food and atmosphere in town for less money. But it was unpleasant more overpriced and no covid rulesMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 31 January 2021

The FOOD! It not only tastes so delectable, it looks like an art piece and every facet of the taste experience has been well thought through. I’ve travelled the world and have never had a meal served like this Atlantic Salmon was served. Magnificent! Full...praise to the chef! He/she understands food at the highest level! Kudos to you! The staff greeted us like friends, were attentive but not in your face, they are SO well trained! It is the perfect experience. The wine, one we’ve never had before was exemplary, they even take pains with their wine selection. This restaurant is the full package, from start to finish, it is such a welcome, wonderful experience of taste, beautiful ambience, decor is such an experience you want to wander through and see it all. The staff are the icing on the cake. It was the perfect experience! Thank you so much... There was a wedding in the main room and this was handled so smoothly that it added to our enjoyment of the evening rather than detracting. We have been to restaurants handling a large booking and were left feeling they’d forgotten us...NOT here, despite their clear busyness not a hitch, it was all handled to perfection. No waiting, nothing was different to their usual professional way of treating their treasured diners. This is how we feel staff, TREASURED!! Feathers in all of your caps, please wear them with pride knowing you have each worked together to make a truly magnificent experience for each of your lucky diners....More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 31 December 2020 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant! We’ve been meaning to come here for a while now and were not disappointed! From the old world decor to the friendly staff and magnificent food, we thoroughly enjoyed it all. Highly recommend visiting.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 15 November 2020

Had my Mothers Memorial Service at The Courthouse. We had their High Tea Menu after the service. It was fabulous the sandwiches were so fresh and tasty, the scone jam and cream soft with plenty of jam and real whipped cream, hot savoury was yummy...and the mini tarts heavenly, then the fruits cheese and cracker and food was endless. The staff did everything to please. Coral I thank you for your kindness in organsing such a great event.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 3 October 2020

Went there for dinner with a group of friends. The food was absolutely perfection and the service was efficient and fast. The view of Moreton Bay is spectacular.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

There’s no doubt the location of this stunning old courthouse is amazing; right on the water front at Moreton Bay. Plus the building itself is fascinating. We were really excited about visiting for dinner. Unfortunately, with the prices equal to that of restaurants in the...city, but the food not of the same standard, we were left a little disappointed. The service was a bit lacking, the staff were friendly, but inattentive. It took well more than half an hour for an initial order. The meat-eater ordered scallops for entree; barramundi for main; and affogato for dessert. The vegetarian ordered soup for entree; vegan shepherds pie for main; and creme caramel for dessert. The soup had no taste, and the shepherds pie was also bland. We really were hoping to have a wonderful experience as we like supporting local and suburban restaurants. But, it missed the mark this time.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 17 September 2020

Lovely old building, great food and service. Staff were great and friendly. Lovely spot by the water. Historic building

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 29 August 2020

The Courthouse falls a little short of true 'fine dining', but it is a cut above the typical suburban restaurant and easily the best restaurant in the Cleveland / Redland Bay area. Our latest dinner at the Courthouse was in the COVID era, although only...the spacing of the tables would portray this. The menu is not extensive but perfectly adequate for all tastes, with interesting choices for each course. Our dishes were all well cooked and presented - and tasted just as good. The excellent service and elegant decor are all part of the experience. There is an elegance to the indoor areas which is enhanced by the classical music being expertly played on the grand piano. There is also an outdoor area overlooking the gardens and bay. Pricing is very reasonable for this quality of restaurant. There is a fixed price for a 3 course meal - regardless of the choices you make from the menu. The wine list has a good range and is also very reasonably priced. We will be very happy to return again to the Courthouse.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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20 November 2020|
Response from herb112017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's a lovely casual restaurant at lunch time , so you would probably wear very nice casual clothes . its not a shorts and thongs place. Even nice jeans with a nice top for men and women or just smart attire. no need for... More
31 March 2019|
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Response from CAGAAA | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure. But they are very accommodating and I can’t image that they wouldn’t have thought about that.
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Courthouse Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5