Black Bird Bar & Grill

4.5
295 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
Top tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Waterfront
  • Romance

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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Australian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Thursday & Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Wednesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(07) 3229 1200
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jake Nicolson
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Private Party Facilities
With a variety of spaces available, we can accommodate your next corporate or private function and we have a team of wonderful events coordinators that can help with whatever enquiry you might have.
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Private Party Contact
events@blackbirdbrisbane.com.au: (07) 3229 1920
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Cross street
Wharf Street
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Parking Details
https://www.wilsonparking.com.au/park/4029_Riverside-Centre
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Public Transit
Central Station - 500m
Eagle Street Bus Stop 65 - 100m
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Special Events & Promotions
Blackbird presents New Years Eve Golden Societe 2017

Heighten your New Years Eve plans by joining us at the ultimate multi-level riverside celebration.

Aptly named, this opulent Gold-label experience will see you ring in 2017 with a stellar crowd and be immersed in a night of fine food, drink and music.

In a 5-hour package, indulge in an unlimited bar menu of free flowing Moet & Chandon, cocktails, spirits, beer and wine. Delicious canapés and food stations headed by Executive Chef Jake Nicholson will serve up melt-in-your-mouth eats all night long.

For more information contact the events team on 07 3229 1200 or events@blackbirdbrisbane.com.au
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
What 295 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location, food fabulous and service outstanding.
Wonderful night

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Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Overpriced for an underwhelming experience

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5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The lamb shoulder was excellent. The menu is a little unimaginative.

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MD
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

Made the booking on OpenTable -- showed up and they said they couldn't find booking because "their OpenTable person leaves at 5pm....? Chose restaurant because they said "good for groups" and they had availability -- but PRIMARY reason was that it had Riverview seating. Instead we were stuck in a stuffy library with a grumpy server. Made it feel like we had made a really poor choice -- at a really expensive restaurant. The starters were amazing....the steak, not so great.

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NG
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Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food. Enjoyed the feasting options. A special ambience for special events.

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LI
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a fantastic dining experience with excellent quality food and service. Have dined there many times and will continue to do so.

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j
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s my first time there , I’m super happy with food and service 👍

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GP
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Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and even better service. The view was magnificent

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F
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Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Blackbird used to be my favourite dining place in Brissy, as it presents great food and stunning view. The chewy steak and juicy clair de lune oysters as well as the attending service used to impress me a lot. The attendant at the door has a bubbly outlook and she is gorgeous and welcoming.The goose&duck pate is still delicious. But this time, apparently the attendant at the door does not know how to smile. Plate presentation of steak is disappointing. The meat just laid on a white plain plate, which is boring.

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DW
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Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is absolutely amazing, wine menu is superb ... great location with magnificent views ... service is 10/10 ...

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AP
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Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

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 :)

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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.

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JG
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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Dined on 26 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding, exceptional food and service with extensive wine and beverage list with expertise to support choices.

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Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Black Bird. My girlfriends and enjoy this place because of location, great service atmosphere, delicious meals.

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Dined on 13 September 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 31 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Ok venue seafood starter not as good as expected. Lamb shoulder was to die for. Restaurant lacked atmosphere.

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13 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 26 April 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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Dined on 26 April 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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Dined on 19 April 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 16 April 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 13 April 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good quiet under stated service with excellent food

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Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed the food for a special occasion.

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Dined on 9 April 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 8 April 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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Dined on 8 April 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice restaurant

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Dined on 7 April 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always beautiful, magnificent food, ambience and service. Brilliant!

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Dined on 4 April 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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).

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Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Dined on 27 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely gorgeous food and views of the river. Service outstanding! Loved loved loved it!

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Dined on 22 March 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere and dining experience for a very special family Occassion. Would recommend going there and we would love to go back soon.

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Dined on 20 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never have a complaint with Blackbird always meets expectations.

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Dined on 17 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 .

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Dined on 13 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food, ambiance, the service and the wonderful views!

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Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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Dined on 10 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

best meal I've had for a long time and an extensive wine list, with great advice from knowledgeable staff.

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