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Lobby Bar

4.5
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20 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Colombian
Perfectly poised at the entrance of The Calile Hotel and spilling into vibrant Ada Lane, Lobby Bar is the ideal spot to wile away the day until it ebbs into the night. Head Chef, Andy Gunn has designed a progressive Columbian- French style menu featuring breakfast, lunch, bar snacks and dinner taster options so you can pop in at all hours, leave satiated and begin planning your next visit.

Behind the bar - a cocktail menu which nods to the classics while offering its own flavour of reinvention complimenting a wine list that celebrates local and international wine makers. With windows that throw open, breathing in the Brisbane climate, Lobby Bar is your destination for a single morning espresso or a night of working your way through the cocktail list.

A space that is a celebration of its surrounds, as perfect for one as it is for many, Lobby Bar will fast become your go to in James Street.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 20 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TriciaN
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was a lovely couple of hours to spend having a leisurely lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

We had terrible experience, waited far too long for our table to be waited on and the server didn’t really care.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always amazing

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Kelli
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We didn't eat food. Bookings are essential. Staff are highly attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

I had a 9:15am booking for breakfast and was down at the lobby bar at 9:20am (the booking via open table stated a 15 min grace period) however there was a line when I arrived and the wait staff were very slow at seating guests. I watched the wait staff in front of me seat two walk ins (no bookings) and I saw her check her watch and then look back at the check in tablet and said ‘I can seat you from a no show booking’ to the walk ins - that no show booking was mine and when she then approached me to be seated said she had given my table away. I was then on the lounge/waiting seating as opposed to the one by the window. The coffee was fairly poor and it was a shame to see there was no designated barista, each waitress made coffees, so it was disappointing to have such a breakfast venue care so little for the coffee experience. When I checked out, the lobby bar had charged the full amount of my breakfast to my room as opposed to the $25 selection I had made at reservation. Overall a poor experience

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vipAnon
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great new menu and excellent service. Good for day ladies lunch or evening dinner with friends

CS
CandaceS
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing venue , lovely staff , great food, would highly recommend to all

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Jiinoz
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere for after work drinks on a Friday, staff were able to mix together some food at our request so it was vegan, very happy with the whole experience and would recommend anyone to go.

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

We went at 12:30pm on a Saturday and the meal we ordered had run out , then the dessert we ordered ran out. The substitutes were good but that was dissappointing

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Sarah111
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great decor and vibes. Only thing for breakfast the coffee was really cold. Still enjoyable

CB
CaitlinB
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, efficient service and lovely staff who do their absolute best to cater to each and every need of individual patrons.

MC
MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

Great ambience, food and drink but we waited over an hour for our table which we had booked. Staff are friendly and efficient

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it, reminds me of A lobby bar in the Shangri La in Dubai.

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Andrew
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Wait staff just seemed uninterested and inexperienced. One breathed smokers breath over us having just come back in from a smoke. Drink mixers were not chilled and choice of Gin out of stock
Shame because in a great spot and could be so much better

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VeronicaLee
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Seemed like having diners was an inconvenience to the staff.

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vipSandra
Brisbane / QLD
10 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A great place to catch up with a few girls over lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

We had a great experience at Last by Bar however we found the sun really beat in through the windows, so much so that we had to move. I’m sure you are already considering blinds, however this is a much needed addition.

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AmyD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience3

Only 3 very basic items on breakfast menu (4 if you include toast with jam). Beautiful fit out and great service but menu let’s them down significantly. Good coffee.

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AndreaD
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Found the service and food very disappointing for such a lov lovely hotel! I went for lunch and two of the dishes we inedible! They need to simplify the menu and focus on quality!

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Dinearound
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food & service I have had in Queensland in 2018. 10/10, say no more! (Maybe larger servings for the desserts as they're so good!)

FAQs

Lobby Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 20 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.