Black Bird Bar & Grill, on the riverside of Brisbane's CBD, is renowned for crafting modern Australian cuisine with a dose of global inspiration, served in its relaxing and charming restaurant. The spanner crab on toasted brioche bread with avocado, lime and saffron and the Japanese-style seafood pancake with teriyaki, pickled daikon and lotus root crisps make superb starters. Some of Black Bird Bar & Grill's specialties include the free-range pork roast with caramelized onion and chickpea puree, the herb crusted saddle of lamb with spicy eggplant relish and yogurt and the coal-roasted market fish of the day with seaweed butter and lemon. Vegetarian dishes, like the pan-fried potato gnocchi with fresh cheese curd and the griddled sweetcorn cake with green tomato relish and salted ricotta, are seasoned to perfection.
Black Bird Bar & Grill's white and black forest mousse cake with cherry ice cream makes the perfect dessert.
Great food! Service was really good too. Was annoying we had to pay for water, especially since they fill up your water non stop. A heads up on the price and we wouldn't have drunk so much! But overall was a really good evening :)
The restaurant is beautiful and the service is glorious the food is lovely but could be improved the view is amazing overall I would recommend this restaurant but prewarned it’s very noisy.
Had dinner with a friend. We both had and very much enjoyed the kangaroo. Nice wine selection to accompany the menu choices. The staff were warm and friendly and contributed to an overall very nice dining experience. Many other great choices on the menu. Check them out if you are in town.
We have been to Blackbird on several occasions. We loved the food on each occasion. The staff are professional; the atmosphere great. But the food...just wonderful! Thanks!
Outstanding, exceptional food and service with extensive wine and beverage list with expertise to support choices.
We love Black Bird. My girlfriends and enjoy this place because of location, great service atmosphere, delicious meals.
It was all perfect and I was thrilled at how willing the Chef was to accommodate my dietary requirements! It's now a favourite and I'll definitely be back.
Ok venue seafood starter not as good as expected. Lamb shoulder was to die for. Restaurant lacked atmosphere.
Brilliant as always. It was remarkably busy for a Monday night, so the service was a bit slower than normal, but who cares, we had great food, wine and view of the Storey Bridge.
Wonderful place for a night out with partner or friends. Service, food, wine all amazing. First time and will definitely be back many more times.
We really enjoyed our evening at Blackbird. The menu was very exciting - varied, interesting and very on trend and the food did not disappoint, it was delicious. The plates arrived at our table looking very beautiful (10/10 for plating) and all of our meals tasted amazing. Additionally all of our meals were a generous size. We have eaten at quite a number of restaurants in Brisbane and this is now one of my top 5's. Our waiters were also lovely - friendly and helpful.
Had a wonderful evening with family and friends in lovely surrounds with amazing food and delightful wait staff. The steak special - wagyu, was perfect and very reasonably priced. It comes with coleslaw that we all raved over, and we ordered 2 sides, they were both gorgeous (pumpkin and greens). Cocktails and wine were delicious. Generous serves of mains left us with no room for dessert but they sounded excellent. Highly recommended for your next steak meal with views overlooking the river. The bar has gobsmacking views of Storey bridge and should not be missed!
Yum! Beautiful food, great staff and what a view! 7 colleagues had a wonderful celebratory lunch. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Gluten free requirements were catered for. Food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be coming back and recommending it to our friends.
Staff were fab.. but my waiter disappeared before I finished the meal and no one said.
The steak I chose was beautifully cooked but tasted greasy and was at least 20% fat. The manager tried to explain that a scotch fillet wasn't s scotch fillet in Australia. It was apparently more of a rib eye but not a rib eye.
The starter was bland. Cheese might have well been Coles cream cheese with a strong (not fresh) Serrano ham. I did feed this back but no one checked back with me before finished.
Good quiet under stated service with excellent food
Enjoyed the food for a special occasion.
We dined at Blackbird based on customer reviews. We were definitely not disappointed. The food was simply exceptional. The service was first class. The river view was spectacular. I would certainly recommend this restaurant for dinner. What a memorable evening.
These guys are just brilliant, food, service and Wine list are outstanding.
Sommelier was extremely knowledgeable and our waiter was also on the ball, explained all questions relating to the menu which is what you would expect from a modern day restaurant.
2 thumbs up, we'll be back for sure.
Thanks again, you made my top 5 restaurants of all time
Always beautiful, magnificent food, ambience and service. Brilliant!
Very good meal with some colleagues. Had heard some negative press (friends) but we gave it a go and were very impressed. Will highly recommend it to others and will be back. Some of us looking at holding special events there too now (and again as I have in the past).
Amazing view, friendly and efficient staff, beautiful food reasonably priced. A must restaurant to go when in Brisbane. Perfect restaurant for a special treat. Highly recommended.
My first experience and I'll be back. Interstate guests from Sydney and Melbourne were more than impressed with level of service attention to detail and the meal it self. The Tomahawk and Shoulder of lamb were the best I meat that I have ever tasted. I have already rebooked
Absolutely gorgeous food and views of the river. Service outstanding! Loved loved loved it!
Fantastic atmosphere and dining experience for a very special family Occassion. Would recommend going there and we would love to go back soon.
Never have a complaint with Blackbird always meets expectations.
As always it is in the top 3 of Brisbane Restaurants with great food great location & ambience and most of all great value for money .
Loved the food, ambiance, the service and the wonderful views!
We ordered two feasting plates- the Harisa chicken and the lamb shoulder. The lamb with its condiments and with the sides of potato and pumpkin was one of the best meals I've ever had! Overall we were very happy with the food, the cost, the vibe and the service!
best meal I've had for a long time and an extensive wine list, with great advice from knowledgeable staff.
Was a lovely evening with a great view and great food. Really big mention to our waiter who was really attentive but not intrusive.
There are 3 things that go to making a good restaurant. The food, the ambiance & the service. The 'Black Bird Bar & Grill' scores full marks in all these criteria. Myself, & my 3 friends could not have been happier with our dining experience, and have no hesitation in recommending the 'Black Bird' to others.
I booked a table for my fiancé's birthday on Thursday
We arrived 10 minutes late due to traffic and the Maître d' initially said 'hello welcome' then said 'ohhh dear'.
Didn't give an explanation but it became obvious he had given our table away
We were told to go and have a drink and he would seat us on a waterfront table if he could find one- other than that no assistance or explanation and no estimate on how long if at all we could get the table we had requested. Poor service with no apology
This restaurant has gone into my black book for outstanding, must revisit places to eat. Food was excellent and good value for the quality and presentation. Engaging wait staff, personable and knowledgeable. Wine list is awesome - some awesome prices too though. We were seated in a booth, next time I will ask for a table as it felt a little cramped. That said, food and service were gold and I would highly recommend this place.
We shared the slow cooked lamb and the Harissa chicken...both were divine....lovely way to spend the afternoon before going to Adele! Fantastic food and service staff!
Overall all our experience with Black Bird Bar & Grill was pleasant. We went with a family group including a child and a infant (pram), they were accommodating and understanding even when the baby cried at times. In terms of the setting, the tables were big and it was a little difficult to communicate across the table, the decor was dark and private feeling but the view where we were sitting was non-existent. I would recommend when you book to specify you want to sit nearer the river side.
The food was good, most enjoyed their steaks though none were really stand out, most agreed in our group of 6 adults that the sides were the highlight when compared to the main meals. We did not have desserts as we also had starters. The variety is good and the fine dining is achieved more from the environment than the food experience.
A telling indicator would be, would we go again, and unfortunately we would not. It's nice for a one off visit, but not special enough to pay for parking, make a special trip into the city or the extra expense of the 'fine dining' experience for taking guests. Service was good, it just isn't special enough food wise.
The atmosphere and the positioning of our table on this occasion was second to none... The staff were attentive without being over attentive. We were greeted in a very professional manner the staff were aware of the products on offer. Food was exception and cooked to perfection. An enjoyable night - one I'd like to repeat..
Thank you! Food was great! Simple but nailed it! Service, thank you Dylan for looking after us! Stayed until the staff had their Sunday lunch and not once felt like we shouldn't be there! We are slow foodies! We sure be back for another nice and slow Sunday lunch!
sunday lunch with friends worked a treat at Blackbird - from predinner drinks on deck to fantastic long lunch with great views and service.
Food, service and ambience were all beyond expectations.