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“Interesting menu at a restaurant in central location.”

Port Office Dining Room
Ranked #28 of 7,200 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: AU$15 - AU$50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Gastropub, Wine Bar
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The recently refurbished Port Office Dining Room is open for lunch and dinner, Monday to Saturday from 11.30am till late. The menu showcases a refreshing modern take on Australian gastro-pub food featuring fresh seasonal produce supporting Australian farmers with subtle European and Scottish influences.
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We decided to dine here, after reading Trip Advisor reviews.
We had a drink in the bar next to the restaurant prior to dinner. It's a shame, such young staff with no knowledge of wines that they are selling. I asked for a WA wine or a Tassie wine, to be told they had none, but would a Margaret River one do? Really?
The wait staff in the restaurant were attentive and friendly.
I chose the Barramundi and my partner the steak. Both delicious.
There was an oyster special on that day, so we dived into a dozen as a starter.
My only gripe...........$7 for 2 slices of bread with some oil.
( eating at a French restaurant the previous night we got a hot crunchy baguette with French butter for the same price)
On the whole a pleasant ding experience.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Paul J, General Manager at Port Office Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Hello MissAnnie1955

Thank you so much for visiting us here :)

Very much appreciate the feedback and something that I will be discussing with our Bar Manager.

Great choice with our Barramundi - and of course our award winning steaks :)

And I'm assuming you were able to sample our $1 freshly shucked coffin bay oyster special :) It's been overwhelming popular, and we anticipate there may be a few oyster lovers left disappointed at the end of the month!

Great to hear of your overall dining experience, and look forward to welcoming back you.

Regards

Paul Janssen
General Manager

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

we are bunch of health conscious ladies - but once a while we want some hearty dishes. When we saw $1 oyster deal - we went nuts. Accompanied our 2 dozen oysters were pork belly bites, chips, prawn pizza and of course cocktails of our choice.

I have to say, pork belly bites are quite addictive. Chips were probably one of the best I've had in a while - simple stuff but the place did it justice.

It was Friday night so it was vibrant with good crowd, too. Highly recommend it (Port Office Hotel) for a small bite over good drinks, too.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank shodeara
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Paul J, General Manager at Port Office Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Hello Sho D

Superb! So happy to read of your recent experience with us at the Port Office!

YES! We've had many, many happy customers with our $1 freshly shucked oyster month! The great thing is you can literally have your monthly oyster 'Fix' without breaking the bank :)

The pork belly bites > uh huh. We are addicted too. We don't know whether to thank Chef for this creation or blame him for the extra cm's around the waist :)

Keep up the healthy eating - and look forward to welcoming you back for your next splurge day.

Regards

Paul Janssen
General Manager

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great food, great atmosphere and great prices. We had a ladies dinner here this past week and shared our meals. The service is exceptional and after dinner, you can move to the bar where it's not overly noisy, but there are lots of nice spots to have a quiet drink and you can have a conversation without having to yell at each other.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank sharond113
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Paul J, General Manager at Port Office Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Hello Sharon D

Thank you to you and the ladies for attending Fix Restaurant and Wine Bar for your recent ladies dinner.

Appreciate the kind words, and the time taken to provide such a positive review of the establishment.

Hope to see you and the ladies back again.

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Paul Janssen
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

We enjoyed a dinner here with friends on a Wednesday evening in Brisbane. The atmosphere is nice - formal without being too stuffy - and the food was tasty. Of the meals that we had, the steaks were by far the best pick.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank RoadzLessTraveled
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Paul J, General Manager at Port Office Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

Hi there RoadzLessTraveled

Thank you for coming in last Wednesday for dinner!

So happy to hear of your experience. Thanks for mentioning our steaks! We individually source Australia's premium level steaks which is what we are known for.

Look forward to hopefully welcoming you back!

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Paul Janssen
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Had oysters, steak, and a glass of wine. The food was pretty good and the service was even better, made the dining experience very enjoyable. For oysters, I'd recommend the “natural” ones; you can't really taste the oyster with the strong flavor of Kilpatrick sauce. The steak was okay but for the price I'd expect something a little bit better. They put way too much sauce on the steak, which was a pity. Should've requested the sauce on the side.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank chkuo
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Paul J, General Manager at Port Office Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

Hello Chkuo

Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant :)

Great choice with the oysters! And especially at $1 you can't go wrong. Our oysters are sourced from Coffin Bay and our chef individually shucks them daily!

Sorry to hear that you felt there was too much sauce with the steak. Our in-house made accompaniments such as our sauces are a hit with our regular customers and this is definitely something our customers love to indulge in with that extra amount of source. As you mentioned, and I would suggest as well ordering the sauce on the side.

Hopefully we'll get a chance to welcome back you back soon.

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Paul Janssen
General Manager

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