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Criterion Tavern, Brisbane, AU-QLD

Criterion Tavern

4.2
4.2
61 Reviews
$40 and under
Pub
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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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 3221 7411
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

61 Reviews
  1. TiffanyF

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived with a group to celebrate a work milestone we all had different dishes, wanting something light I opted for the Thai beef salad omg I couldn’t eat the beef it was chewy that I actually spat it back out in the salad, I gave it back to the wait staff, I will never bring a group again.

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  2. JamesW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great bar in a good location with good bar service, polite staff and wide selection of drinks.

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  3. ErrolS

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Reserved table was ready when we arrived. Easy to order and food came promptly. We ordered steaks and they were cooked to perfection. It was noisy due to Christmas crowd in the bistro and adjacent bar.

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  4. TiciaW

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Despite having a confirmed booking we were turned away due to unexpected walk-ins. Disappointing. We won’t be back

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  5. ChloeM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was great lunch with fast efficient service and the food was fantastic

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  6. MichaelR

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to meet friends and have lunch on a Friday.

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  7. Fullhonesty

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Team playing billiards were vaping No service whatsoever Glasses were all filthy

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  8. MoniqueC

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location for our farewell lunch. Food portions and quality were good. Staff were courteous and friendly.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food at a reasonable price. Good beer with great service

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  10. DanM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lunch time there is a queue for food, but it progresses quickly. Lunch special steak was fantastic.

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  11. ella

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    There was 11 of us that arrived with a booking for lunch. All meals came quickly to the table, great portion sizes, and good for a pub meal. If you want to eat at the same time, I do recommend ordering together at the register to, we were staggered with 10 minutes in between with 5 minutes gaps in the food drop. Lots to choose from and staff were nice.

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  12. BeverleyG

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun and vibrant casual in city dining. Good value.

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  13. LynK

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great menu selection, good food and service as usual.

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  14. mjmol0

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were great! We will be back.

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  15. DellaW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great and on time. Service friendly and efficient.

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  16. AmandaM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place for a good decent meal, very moderately priced especially for the city and great food and options. All day dining on Saturday was perfect so we could eat early at 4.30 and head to Ed Sheeran concert. Good location, staff were friendly happy and helpful, food came out quick. A very pleasant experience. 2nd time here, will definitely be back, became a member too, had members price deals also.

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  17. MelissaF

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Work lunch with 11 people. Food came out so quickly. Was a bit of a line up. Great service. Food was delicious.

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  18. TanyaP

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were lucky to be the only table eating so it was very quiet & fast. The service was great, and food was also very good.

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  19. Maja

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Cancelled NYE booking at 3 pm on the day. Not enough time to book anything else so routined our night out.

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  20. Cabsavie

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good venue to catch up with a group of friends. Lovely food and reasonably priced.

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  21. AA2022

    Bristol

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was not great. We went here as reviews seemed to imply nice food and good atmosphere. However the food was bad and not worth the money.

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  22. GarethA

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a pleasant experience with just the right amount of people, whom were all in good spirits. Will be back again soon

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  23. RogerA

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect place for a team lunch. Good food, good range of drinks, cosy dining area, and not too noisy.

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  24. LeighG

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The venue had no record of our booking, didnt have a table for us. We went elsewhere

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  25. MichaelG

    Sunshine Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tavern is clean and tidy, good efficient service, good lunch and drink choices, not to expensive, good pub food, not to noisy, happy to recommend.

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  26. CindyW

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service, great food and very good value. Highly recommended

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  27. PamelaD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The only think I would recommend would be ask people to arrive at least 15 mins earlier to order their meals. We waited in line for about 10-15mins before we were able to order. But the food was awesome and services was even better

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  28. CindyW

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love our work lunches at the Criterion! Always a great steak and excellent value from Monday to Wednesday with their lunch time special. Good tip is to arrive just before 12.00 to avoid the lunch time rush. Staff are lovely and food arrives quickly. Definitely recommend :-)

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  29. Bron

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Easy spot to meet in inner city Brisbane. Staff were polite and helpful

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebration for daughters formal food was not great for cost but the atmosphere was awesome

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  31. KatyP

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for a work lunch. Had a good range of options, including vegan. Service was friendly and quick. Food was delicious and great value. Got 5 meals for around $100.

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  32. DaniK

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked a table for 12 in the bistro. Arrived early to have a drink and I checked in with girls at the bar who were frustrated about the booking. It was a terrible customer service experience, they were clearly annoyed and when I showed them the booking confirmation it only annoyed them more and they turned around ignoring me while I stood there like an idiot trying to figure out if we were able to have a table or not. It was a Friday but thankfully we found a restaurant who were more than happy to seat us. If the tables are not available please do not allow the system to confirm the booking and the level of customer service was very poor.

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  33. Bluey

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I decided to go somewhere different for dinner before the game , great steak and the best Jalapeno Double cheeseburger I've ever tasted!

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  34. StephanieF

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great quick meals, good value, perfect for a work team lunch.

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  35. KathB

    Queensland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food it was a busy Friday lunch so lots of people so maybe a little noisier than usual. Staff taking orders were great staff collecting plates from tables while we were still eating so made us feel a bit rushed. Will we be back yes just maybe not on a Friday.

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  36. MichaelR

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff were very good and attentive and we enjoyed our meal.

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  37. BethS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to have a team lunch mid week. Good food and great value.

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  38. Tbail

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not happy with customer service whilst ordering meals and when asking about booking

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  39. PennyM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We regularly go and always good food and service. Thank you.

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  40. DonnaO

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Huge lineup to order lunch and it took forever for girl at counter to do orders (she must be new).

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FAQs

Criterion Tavern is rated 4.2 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today
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239 George Street, Brisbane, AU-QLD 4000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Brisbane CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
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