Lyrebird

4.4
570 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Discover the contemporary interpretations at The Lyrebird. Inspired by the best of Queensland and Australian fare, our food reflects our passion for local ingredients, creativity on the plate and artistic expression. Set alongside the lively Cascade Court, savour the anticipation of the night while you relax and enjoy the surrounds.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The restaurant has an appealing ambience, the tables are well spaced and the carpet provided adequate noise reduction. The food was excellent , it was both tasty and presented well.

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PT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The chips we ordered were thick, greasy and unappealing. The fish was well cooked and presented attractively.

The service was efficient and pleasant.

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KH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The High Tea was really good - good selection of god and well priced.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had high tea prior to seeing a show at QPAC. The food was great, the service was exceptional and the price was real value for money. Will definitely be booking a high tea again.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a lovely overall experience dining here and particularly enjoyed the food and service. We will go back for sure.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lyrebird 2 course dinner was excellent way to begin our theatre experience. Just perfect food and wine choices. Thankyou

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GT
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I’d definitely recommend Lyrebird as a great dining option prior to a show. The food and service are fantastic, plus you can properly relax and enjoy it knowing they are in sync with the shows and only a few minutes walk.

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JE
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, interesting menu and wonderful service - attentive and friendly staff.

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f
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Venue is good being close to the theatres but the food is very average, like mass catering food. Probably will no bother again but go to one of the excellent restaurants out in Little Stanley street or similar.

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GE
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LyreBird is a restaurant we enjoy time and time again. It is always delightful to start off a memorable evening there before a theatre visit. The food, staff and ambience is superlative.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very beautiful food and the wait staff were wonderful and made a birthday so special!

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JB
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, ready in plenty of time before start of show.

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WK
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great for a pre_performance meal. Quick service and food comes out quick. But that means that most entrees are preprepared and served straight from a fridge. (It seems)

The mains were definitely better.

The set menus were excellent value!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always impressed with speed of service for theatre atendees, especially as we were late.
Staff excellent.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Definitely - excellent meal in pleasant surrounds and easily made our show. Will do it again (and great to use the bathroom without queueing as we would have to upstairs!)

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JM
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good value and fast turnaround. Perfect for a pre show dining experience.

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PB
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another lovely experience at Lyrebird. Ambiance, service and food, all perfect!

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C
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yes, food was great. Had the set 3 course meal and it did not disappoint. I found this better value than going to other local restaurants.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This restaurant never fails to deliver great food and excellent service. When one has to be in and out so quickly to meet a show deadline start time, the staff ensure you are out in time without feeling hurried or rushed. I highly recommend the Lyrebird without hesitation.

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BW
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Although we booked two days ahead we were taken to the back of the restaurant and had to insist on being given a front table. This should not have been necessary.

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OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great staff and service, however I don’t believe food quality matched the prices.

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JF
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Prompt efficient service, our meal arrived quickly hot and beautifully presented; my husband and I were able to relax and enjoy our meal and a glass of wine (2) prior our show. A great way to wind down after a stressful week. Highly recommended, will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Convivial service, nutritious and flavoursome cuisine, and respectful of time constraints. Bravo!

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WA
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Worked well as a pre dinner for the ballet, quick but not rushed - enjoyable meal

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JS
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The staff were attentive but not overboard, our waiter was friendly and very good. Even though we has to order and eat quickly, we didn't feel rushed. The pate in the chicken terrine entrée is AMAZING!!!! The dark rye bread rolls were also delicious. Will definitely be back.

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J
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautifully presented & tasting food. Very convenient location for shows

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RH
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The service was excellent. We had no trouble making our show.

We both had the steak which was tasty but it was a bit chewy. The vegetables were crisp and crunchy and the pea puree was good. The bread rolls were fresh and warm and of good quality. My husband had the affogato for dessert and said it was excellent.

We enjoyed the restaurant but do think it is rather expensive.

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AM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to the Lyrebird restaurant many times and have always been delighted by the service, the quality of the food and the value. It’s the perfect place to eat if you’re seeing a show.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great hard working and accommodating staff for pre theatre meals. Menu a little limited in variety. Food tasty and well presented though a little on the expensive side.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent and our meal was fresh and beautiful. It was a great start to our evening and the staff made sure we made it to the Theatre on time. Roslyn

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SG
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Definatly the best choice before QPAC show. Food was very nice and staff know to accommodate show times.

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EI
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious meals. a better selection of wines would make our experience more pleasant. service was professional.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

We had booked for a 5pm reservation after the theatre. When we arrived we were placed right in front of the wait staff service area which immediately put a damper on thing. Service would have been 'average' except for Nick who ensured our glasses were filled and our menu questions were answered... Nick was not our designated waiter staff.
BUT....The food was exceptional! Was not disappointed at all. We would recommend this place and go back! (But request a better table!)

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed the set menu. Great choices. Service was very friendly quick and efficient. Will come again.

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TW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Lyrebird is an ideal venue for an early meal before a concert at QPAC. Staff were extremely obliging and the food was excellent.

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JT
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was friendly and efficient. Food was excellent - Barramundi and Duck for mains and lemon curd for desert. A great place to catch up with friends before attending a concert at QPAC.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect for pre concert meal. So quiet and peaceful ( and Cool!) service is fast and food delicious and well prepared. Vent better if you are a QPAC member and get a discount,

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HE
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was lovely. A nice surprise to find such a well run restaurant attached to a Theatre.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service on Monday night at Lyrebird. We enjoyed a preshow meal, utterly delicious, with equally delicious wine. Great service, warm bread rolls, 2 courses, and out in an hour in time for our concert, we were very pleased! We shall return...

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CH
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my friend to Lyrebird for her 87th birthday followed by the Wynton Marsalis concert.The meal was a great introduction to a wonderful evening.I had the duck as a main course and it was succulent and perfectly seasoned. We both had The panettone which was scrumptious. Thank you for a wonderful meal.

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