Joey's

4.4
62 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Located atop the Kangaroo Point cliffs, Joey's is Brisbane's newest Cliff Side riverfront Restaurant. Boasting an impressive aspect featuring 180° views, spanning Brisbane's historic Botanic Gardens and City Skyline, Joey's is the perfect destination to sit back, relax and view Brisbane. Whether it's a quick morning coffee, a Sunday brunch, the ultimate long lunch or a romantic date night, Joey's has everyone feeling at home.
What 62 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Stunning location 👍👍👍

Service was overall good (tho’ was annoying the amount of times we were asked if we wanted the bill).

The food was on the whole average - especially the pizzas which were tasteless & no better than Domino’s.

I’d go back but more for breakfast or late afternoon drinks.

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RomanS
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place food and service! The music was a bit too loud so it was hard to have conversation

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BridgetT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and a beautiful view! Service was great as well.

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AnaF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere, lovely view snd staff were excellent

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic time, so glad we visited. The view, service and food couldn’t have been faulted.

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elyne412
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

my friends and I made a reservation at joeys for Friday evening and we were unaware that you could not have a meal at the venue if you were under 18. this was not advertised anywhere on the website and when the staff did not us in they went about it quite awkwardly. no disrespect to the staff or the rules of the venue I just wish that next time they were a bit nicer and understanding towards us. the vibes of the restaurant and bar seemed great but just wish we actually got to have a meal :(

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MarkB
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. Super friendly, attentive staff, delicious food, beautiful venue.

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our dinner at Joey’s - great service, delicious food all with a beautiful view

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff at Joeys are admirable with their level of service being spot on, perfect timing to top up a drink or refresh with new, very friendly and personable with perfect Brisbane weather.
My beautiful date was awesome as well of course.

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Cheryl
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food and service was really good. Music played by a live DJ was inappropriate for a lunch time crowd. It was way to loud and we were shouting at each other to be heard over the noise. We could not hear what the wait staff were saying either. Not what we expected for a birthday get together.

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MarkB
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic venue - great, friendly service and amazing food and coffee!!! So great that Brisbane's got such a beautiful venue to enjoy as this!!!

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MariaB
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Joey’s is consistently 10/10, always a pleasurable experience, the food is as good as the view. A firm favourite.

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Ally
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere and use of location. Wine list was very expensive with not many choices by the glass.

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SaraM
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were fantastic with us and the kids. They were attentive also.
Food took about 40 mins to arrive though, which was a bit too long, especially with kids. But not other complaints

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Wine
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good experience overall but I requested a nice view quite a bit in advance for a special occasion and was put in the back corner near the road

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LEWg
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

I booked it for our anniversary a week prior and requested a table with a view. I was extremely disappointed when we got there and they tired to put us on a shared bench top table looking at the street. When I addressed the head waiter she cheekily said well when did you book?? And when I told her a week ago she was annoyed because she knew the restaurant had messed up. If they couldn’t accomodate the table with a view they should have let me know prior and I would have organised something else. They fit us in a table for 1 hour and it was the most rushed experience and the food was below average. I got the steak with was fine and the side salad was just ice berg lettuce leaves. They ruined a special day for us.

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Fridayluncher
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great spot for lunch. Staff were friendly and attentive. Menu while simple had good choices. Beer selection could be more comprehensive.

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SharynW
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular spot overlooking Brisbane city & the river. The service was wonderful, food was absolutely delicious. The only thing I’d say is that the portion size of the meals was on the smallish side. Having said that, we were all very satisfied and will definitely be back.

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Gambinotta
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Our group loved the views, service was attentive. Only issue is the sun is so strong at 3 pm you may need some shutters, the views are amazing but it's impossible to sit there in the early afternoon when its hot. Staff were lovely and allowed us to move to a different table away from the sun

Loved the pizza, the cocktails, the chips, fritto misto and the Pavlova.

Definitely will return

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JaniceL
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved sitting at the high tables over looking the river!!

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TinaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

I never get a meal right, I am GF and DF, ordered chop chop salad with prawns, came with slices of Halumi when telling waitress no gluten no dairy. Happens every time.

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RaveenB
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent!
The ambience - almost perfect.

You have moved from Milton Street and I must say everything you touch turns to gold - a great business mind indeed. Signed RB

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MikeyN
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

On three occasions things were forgotten to be bought to the table.

I have worked in hospitality for many years and I totally understand things like this can happen but just thought I would bring it to your attention as I know some people are ruthless when it comes to things like this.
The food wasn’t great and the atmosphere and location are superb.
I have dined here several times and will definitely be back.

It was extremely windy this particular night which is not fault to the staff or something cannot be controlled but made dining a little uncomfortable.
Have recommended joeys in the past and will continue to in the future as I have not experience anything that would not make me want to come back.

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Anne
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Position is fabulous... however our table did get very hot once the sun got on it... they were very understanding and let us move when a table became available... food delicious and we will definitely be back.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Food was great but took an hour to come out. First round of drinks took 15 mins but second round took 45 mins after ordering them to come out.

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AlexandraS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Fantastic views and delicious pizzas. We would like to see an expansion of the menu particularly to include a couple of main course type salads, paleo friendly would be even better, as the lighter lunch options were limited to pizza and side salad. Side salad was not very exciting. The mains sounded delicious but too heavy for lunch. Staff were very attentive.

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Joel
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Great location but service not great and food overpriced

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MelissaK
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was difficult to get in touch with the restuarant via phone. I got through 1 out of 3 times. But when my party got there, the view was great, the food was excellent and service was good too. Wil definitely be back.

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JosephK
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location service and food. We had a big dog that was well catered for. Thankyou

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DanT
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue with good food. Only downside is the noise from other patrons.

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xxxx
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience5

The food is average but cocktail is really good!!!

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Sara
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ella and the other staff were all so lovely and went above and beyond

I am Coeliac so other than seafood on the menu there weren’t many options - however my family really enjoyed the Pizzas.

Cocktails were amazing and the view is incredible!

Even though it was very wet - we really enjoyed it!

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JeffG
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Thinking this would be a romantic location overlooking Brisbane it quickly became apparent that this restaurant (more cafe pizza joint) was nothing more than a pizza place with a great view and underage drinkers.
Staff couldn't hear us order food and the menu wasn't much with the majority of it being Pizza, 1 pasta meal, 1 steak meal and the rest side dishes.
The view was great but the noise and the boring pizza just ruined the idea of a nice night out. Honestly, McDonalds has more to offer and would be quieter.
And forget parking, you'll be very lucky to find it.

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SaraH
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service, location, food and drinks were amazing! I'll definitely be back.

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Joyful
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service all around. The staff were amazingly accommodating, we had a few issues with our big group booking initially but they were quick to smooth out the problem and allowed us to stay back another hour after our time was up. Highly recommend. will be back.

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SheilaS
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always a great experience thanks to the wonderful staff

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AnnetteD
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly, efficient staff. Of course the view is fabulous. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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BecW
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

On the positive the location is great, the end. The stool I was sat at was wet, lucky I was wearing black. It is a very small menu though the margarita pizza was good. It was a midweek booking and a drizzly night but the staff literally lurked and made us feel like they were pushing us to leave. All in all a disappointing experience.

Joey's
Responded on 19 March 2021

Hello Bec, We apologise that you were made to feel like that, as we strive to give you the love and attention that you deserve. Our general manager will contact you tomorrow for a chat to rectify the matter. We appreciate the feedback so we can better your experience in the future. Regards, Joey's Mangement

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Awesome venue, the ambiance was great just enough light not to have to take out the glasses. The staff were excellent they knew the wine and the menu also very professional with a touch of personable also. I will be coming back and recommending also.

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AmandaC1983
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Amazing view, good food, nice cocktails, great service what more could you ask for 😊

FAQs

Joey's is rated 4.4 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.