Criterion Tavern

4.3
20 reviews
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$40 and under
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Contemporary French / American
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  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Live Sports
The Criterion Tavern is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy some drinks with friends. In the heart of Brisbane CBD, the Criterion Tavern is ideal to enjoy a bite on your lunchtime or catering for families of all shapes and sizes. In addition, the Criterion Tavern is able to provide fitted service for a variety of occasions from corporate functions through to birthday parties. It covers all events across the board and is the essential destination to have a bet or watch the sport, taking advantage of the quality atmosphere Criterion Tavern has to offer.
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Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

All round an excellent experience with great food & a good range of tap beers. only down side to the experience was that the air cond in the dining was blasting with most people in there visibly cold from it. Might be an idea to back off the AC fan speed during the main dining times.

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Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Will go back!

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

Thank you the service was outstanding. Our order was a bit late but the service and food made up for this

Thank you

Peter

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Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Central location for a catch up lunch with old work buddies. Quality meals at an acceptable price with only moderate background noise so we could talk

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Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

I booked a table for Fri 9/3/for 4. I formerly worked in city and had used the Cri to entertain high end clients. Despite booking, service time was slow and somewhat unfriendly. The meals did not all come out at the same time, which was awkward. Once received, the meals were simply palatable. The noise of the venue was not conducive to a meeting/catch up, so we will be looking elsewhere. I understand it is a hotel environment, but many clients look to experience Australian hotel culture.

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Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I coordinate lunch for a small group of retired workmates about 4 times a year. The Criterion suits our needs in that it is central, not too noisy, and provides good reasonably priced food and drink.

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Dined on 15 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are a group of retired professional. The Criterion meets all our lunchtime needs. We tend to get together 4 or 5 time a year

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Dined on 28 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food and choices available are very good and the servings very generous. Service was a little slow but it was very busy being lunchtime.

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Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meals are fantastic and cooked to perfection!!!

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Dined on 28 November 2016
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Criterion again served well prepared and very well priced lunches. Service is efficient and friendly and the location is hard to beat for CBD folk.
Bar specials mean you can (if you choose) sample a different bevvy without breaking the bank.

Thanks guys.

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Dined on 23 October 2015
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Made a reservation online only to be told there was no reservation when arriving. Luckily there was one table left to cater for us. Food took a while to arrive and one of our drinks didn't turn up. Very noisy and hard to have conversation with others at table.

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Dined on 9 October 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was very good, the atmosphere was ideal. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only negative was the length of time to order and receive food. Our party booked 1 hour for lunch. It took 1 hr 20 min to finish. There was only 1 person taking orders and though the queue wasn't massive the process was quite time consuming. It would be good if there could be two people or some method to streamline the ordering process. I didn't look into pre-ordering but will next time. Overall- BRILLIANT!

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Dined on 4 September 2015
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great lunching as always

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Dined on 28 August 2015
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would have to say the staff were awesome and friendly and the food was brilliant and value for money!!!

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Dined on 28 August 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My husband and I were in Brisbane for the weekend to go to the horse races. We decided to have dinner at the Criterion on Friday evening as it was close to our hotel. The atmosphere was great with a DJ and excellent music and the staff were efficient and very friendly. We really enjoyed the meals and will return next time we are in Brisbane overnight.

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Dined on 21 July 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great for a $12 lunch early in the week to avoid the crowds later in the week!

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Dined on 5 June 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always good food and service at the Cri

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Dined on 13 May 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always enjoy the cri

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Dined on 1 May 2015
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The lunch special which was 200g steak was excellent, a nice surprise from most pub steaks on special. Probably the best steak under $15 I've ever had.

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Dined on 16 December 2014
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly staff that always make you feel welcomed. Service is always of quality standard and this is still provided in very busy times.

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