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Lobby Bar

4.4
4.4
72 Reviews
$41 to $100
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.

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Booked 1 time today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Colombian, French, South American

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am
    Brunch
    Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm
    Weekend Breakfast
    Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am
    All Day Dining
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Dinner
    Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 3607 5805

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Andy Gunn

  • Catering

    Lobby Bar does not do external catering or delivery. Instead, it offers breakfast, lunch and dinner all available for dine-in.

  • Area

    Brisbane CBD

  • Cross Street

    Doggett Street, Wandoo Street, James Street and Ada Lane.

  • Parking Details

    There is street parking, valet parking and hotel self-parking available. Hotel parking is through Secure Parking that is $30 per day.

  • Public Transit

    Fortitude Valley Train Station is a 10-minute walk.There is a bus stop on James Street near Robertson Street, Stop 8A, that is situated adjacent to the entrance to the hotel.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Menu

Tasters

  • Scallop Ceviche$18.00

    leche de tigre

    • Flat Bread$16.00

      toum / za'atar/ smokey eggplant

      • Confit Duck Taco$20.00

        salsa roja / pickles (spicy!)

        • Burrata$24.00

          heirloom tomato

          • Beef Empanadas$18.00

            aji

            • Plantain$18.00

              prawn / salsa de coco; vegan available

              • Baby Squid$16.00

                chorizo stuffed / pil pil

                • Fish Taco$20.00

                  pico de gallo

                  • Shoestring Fries$10.00

                    aioli / chilli salt

                    To Finish

                    • Tonka Crème Brulee$15.00

                      berries

                      • Lobby Bar Tiramisu$15.00

                        hazelnut / mascarpone cream / coffee / cocoa

                        • Rice Pudding$15.00

                          salted caramel / Gelato Messina dolce de leche gelato

                          • Cafe Gourmand$20.00

                            two housemade pastries / Messina ice cream / served with coffee. available from 10.30AM

                            Last updated: 28 February 2021

                            What 72 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                            4.4
                            4.4 based on recent ratings
                            • 4.3Food
                            • 4.2Service
                            • 4.5Ambience
                            • 4.1Value

                            NoiseModerate

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                            • Brisbane

                              Brunch

                            • Brisbane

                              Hot Spot

                            • Inner Suburbs

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                            • Inner Suburbs

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                            1. KA

                              KennethA

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 1 day ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Perfect venue for dinner and drinks with friends and partner

                            2. RP

                              RoslynP

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined 2 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Lovely healthy and interesting food, great tastes, great texture and great presentation.

                            3. ZH

                              ZalH

                              Sydney

                              2 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined 4 days ago

                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                              Was excited to try this place after experiencing great things at the other restaurants nearby. Upon entry I didn’t appreciate the host insulting my intelligence, implying I didn’t know which restaurant I had just entered as she couldn’t find my booking. After some discussion my booking was found and was seated quickly next to the kitchen. A simple apology for the mix up would have gone a long way. The customers there were just as snooty. But I was happy with the food and service from our waitress. Will be back again.

                            4. BE

                              BarbaraE

                              Brisbane

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on 2 October 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Delicious brunch, lovely calm atmosphere and great/personable staff …. Highly recommended the Lobby Bar.

                            5. MJ

                              MJPB

                              Chicago

                              4 reviews

                              vip
                              1.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on 1 October 2021

                              overall1food1service1ambience2

                              Despite having made a reservation, the staff were extremely rude and combative and didn’t want to seat us. They had relocated another party inside, and wouldn’t honour our reservation as I assume they thought the other party would spend more than my friends and I. They made us wait in the hotel lobby and didn’t come back to check on us or make other arrangements. Thankfully, staff at neighbouring restaurants Hellenika and SK were much more accommodating when they heard about our treatment and found us a table. Very disappointed with the treatment by Lobby Bar staff, as their food is usually delightful.

                            6. JW

                              JadeW

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 27 September 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Such a beautiful space! A really lovely menu with lots of beautiful options. Only sad point is the portion sizes for the price of some of the meals. Otherwise wonderful!

                            7. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Exclusive

                              13 reviews

                              3.0

                              13 reviews

                              Dined on 25 September 2021

                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                              There wasn’t a great selection of food on offer. The food was nice, nothing to shout about. Plenty of other better places to eat in that area.

                            8. E

                              Emily

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 25 September 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Decided to visit lobby bar for a birthday lunch. Beautiful atmosphere, very welcoming staff. Did struggle a bit to get attention when first entered the lobby. but once seated couldn’t fault the service. Food was fresh, colourful & delicious, loved the finger lime oysters. Will visit again soon.

                            9. MP

                              MickP

                              Brisbane

                              2 reviews

                              3.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on 18 September 2021

                              overall3food4service2ambience5

                              Lovely bar with friendly staff but the service is slow. I think it's quite expensive too. $20 for a 'cocktail' with only 1 nip is a little rich.

                            10. G

                              Grace

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 11 September 2021

                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                              Beautifully decorated and lovely ambiance. Service was outstanding and fast.

                            11. A

                              Anonymous

                              Brisbane

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on 8 September 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Staff are always so lovely and attentive without being imposing. As a celiac I appreciate the clearly marked menu and have never had any issues with food. Everything was great, thank you x

                            12. C

                              Clare

                              Brisbane

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 4 September 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Wonderful service and excellent food. But the most important of all - the coffee was perfect!

                            13. DW

                              DanielleW

                              Sydney

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 3 September 2021

                              overall5food4service4ambience5

                              Great food and a solid gin & tonic. Easy to chat and hear and service quality was great - if at times a bit difficult to flag over.

                            14. O

                              Odin

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 20 August 2021

                              overall3food4service2ambience3

                              Food great. Wait staff seemed a little run off their feet. Be careful if booking an outside table as despite an umbrella we were still in the direct sun. Our request to move was denied.

                            15. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Brisbane

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 30 July 2021

                              overall3food3service2ambience3

                              I arrived 5 minutes late for my booking and asked if my guest had arrived, I was told no then asked to wait in the foyer whilst my table was prepared, after waiting for 10 minutes I was taken to my table only to discover that my guest had already been seated at another table 15 minutes prior. I was very unimpressed that my guest and I were kept waiting un-necessarily.

                            16. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Exclusive

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 23 July 2021

                              overall4food5service3ambience4

                              Food very good just thought the service a bit lacking and confusing

                            17. D

                              Dean

                              Brisbane

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 20 July 2021

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Pleasant Atmosphere in a Contemporary Hotel. Polite and Professional Service. Good Food and Cocktails!

                            18. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Brisbane

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on 27 June 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Perfect for Sunday afternoon drinks, lovely vibe and great service.

                            19. DM

                              DonnaMarieG

                              Brisbane

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 27 June 2021

                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                              Great Service and very accommodating with taking certain things out of the advertised items. Food was excellent, but the high quality of service shined.

                            20. C

                              Claire

                              Brisbane

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 24 June 2021

                              overall1food4service1ambience3

                              Not enough staff on to maintain control of service. 25 minute wait + for drinks. Table next to us didn’t receive there drinks for over an hour. If you know it’s going to be fully booked put more staff on

                            21. SS

                              SallyS

                              Brisbane

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on 24 June 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Wonderful staff and drinks. Service was great. Thanks

                            22. M

                              Millie

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 14 June 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great food, lovely friendly service and quiet enough for a good chat - highly recommend!

                            23. JM

                              JoeleneM

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 5 June 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              I absolutely love this place, could live here if I could! It’s such a vibe.

                            24. JO

                              JoanneO

                              Brisbane

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 29 May 2021

                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                              For a ladies catch up lunch this was a good venue. Three out of the four meals were very good with one being disappointing which was addressed straight away by the staff. One thing that we found a little frustrating was parking. We all know there is a lack of parking in James St but also having to pay for parking in the hotel car park bumps up the price - you only get the first hour free.

                            25. J

                              Jazz

                              London

                              2 reviews

                              4.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on 27 May 2021

                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                              The degustation including the cocktail was hood. However, the last chicken and pork dish before dessert was not good. Bland and not tasty like the rest of the meal.This was disappointing as the other dishes were very good

                            26. JS

                              JulieS

                              Brisbane

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 22 May 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The cocktails we had were amazing and up with the best we have ever had! We will be back!

                            27. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Brisbane

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on 20 May 2021

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              Really enjoyed our lunch - the dumplings were divine. Thank you

                            28. T

                              Tigerwilly

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 15 May 2021

                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                              Breakfast coffees were slow to arrive and when did were cold. Other than that hard to fault.

                            29. BG

                              BlankaG

                              Brisbane

                              3 reviews

                              2.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on 15 May 2021

                              overall2food1service3ambience2

                              $60 meat & cheese platter, most basic platter with minimal food and rock hard crackers.

                            30. SL

                              SianL

                              Brisbane

                              8 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              8 reviews

                              Dined on 14 May 2021

                              overall3food3service1ambience3

                              The issue was there were three of us. All ordered cocktails and a platter. Two drinks and platter came. We followed up the other drink multiple times. Finished the other drinks and platter. Over half a hour later and no third drink. We were told there was a backlog at the bar and they couldn’t know when a drink could be done so offered to refund it. We asked so basically you’re saying we can’t get a drink. They agreed. Very very poor. We escalated and it eventually appeared. Won’t return.

                            31. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Brisbane

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 3 May 2021

                              overall1food3service1ambience4

                              Unfortunately our experience was embarrassing, not only for us trying to show our friend visiting from the Melbourne how Brisbane has come a long way but also to the staff member who had to keep apologizing for mistakes. There was enough staff on but something was not working, drinks took too long and only received half of the food ordered.

                            32. S

                              Shelly01

                              Brisbane

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on 19 April 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Absolutely loved our time and experience. Cant wait to return.

                            33. AO

                              AdelleO

                              Brisbane

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 14 April 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This is fabulous. What an awesome vibe right here in Brisbane

                            34. C

                              Claire

                              Brisbane

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 10 April 2021

                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                              Fantastic customer service. Food and cocktails were amazing

                            35. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Brisbane

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 9 April 2021

                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                              Very pleasant. Beautiful venue and fantastic food

                            36. S

                              Susie

                              Brisbane

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 7 April 2021

                              overall4food4service2ambience4

                              Waiters to busy with themselves and it wasn't even half full. Had way better service on the previous visit and it was packed......

                            37. JK

                              JasminK

                              Brisbane

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on 20 March 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Immaculate decor, delightful food and cocktail menu, chilled ambience, brilliant service. One of my faves.

                            38. J

                              Julia

                              Brisbane

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on 20 March 2021

                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                              enjoyed our time, however felt rushed to leave and yet the next booking wasnt for 30 mins, and we hadnt ordered any food - so nothing to clean up. would recommend if staff were a bit more flexible.

                            39. TC

                              TreenaC

                              Brisbane

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on 19 March 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great service !!

                            40. MC

                              MeredithC

                              Sydney

                              7 reviews

                              5.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on 14 March 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had a lovely relaxed dinner & great wines - thank you so much!

                            FAQs

                            Lobby Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 72 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 bookings at the moment.

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                            Booked 1 time today
                            Google Map for Lobby Bar

                            48 James Street Fortitude Valley, AU-QLD 4006

                            • Cross Street

                              Doggett Street, Wandoo Street, James Street and Ada Lane.

                            • Area

                              Brisbane CBD

                            • Hours of Operation

                              Breakfast
                              Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am
                              Brunch
                              Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm
                              Weekend Breakfast
                              Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am
                              All Day Dining
                              Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
                              Dinner
                              Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

                            • Cuisines

                              Colombian, French, South American

                            • Dining style

                              Casual Elegant

                            • Dress Code

                              Smart Casual

                            • Parking Details

                              There is street parking, valet parking and hotel self-parking available. Hotel parking is through Secure Parking that is $30 per day.

                            • Public Transit

                              Fortitude Valley Train Station is a 10-minute walk.There is a bus stop on James Street near Robertson Street, Stop 8A, that is situated adjacent to the entrance to the hotel.

                            • Payment Options

                              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                            • Executive Chef

                              Andy Gunn

                            • Additional

                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                            • Phone number

                              (07) 3607 5805

                            • Catering

                              Lobby Bar does not do external catering or delivery. Instead, it offers breakfast, lunch and dinner all available for dine-in.

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