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Criterion Tavern, Brisbane, AU-QLD

Criterion Tavern

4.2
4.2
24 Reviews
$40 and under
Contemporary French / American

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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Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:30am Dinner: Daily: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 3221 7411

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

What 24 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 all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. T

    Tbail

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Not happy with customer service whilst ordering meals and when asking about booking

  2. PM

    PennyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We regularly go and always good food and service. Thank you.

  3. DO

    DonnaO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Huge lineup to order lunch and it took forever for girl at counter to do orders (she must be new).

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    2.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    That was the toughest Steak I have ever had. Usually the steak is edible but this was so tough my knife could hardly cut it. I am now sorry I recommended it to my friend - did not make a good first time impression.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    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.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Will go back!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    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

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    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.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    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.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meals are fantastic and cooked to perfection!!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    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.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2015

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    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.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    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!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great lunching as always

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    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.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always good food and service at the Cri

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always enjoy the cri

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    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.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Criterion Tavern is rated 4.2 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

June 2022
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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Criterion Tavern

239 George Street Brisbane, AU-QLD 4000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Brisbane CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:30am Dinner: Daily: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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