Lyrebird

4.5
904 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian

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Pre/post Theatre
With a contemporary menu and impeccable service, the Lyrebird is the perfect place to start your evening at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Inspired by the best of Queensland and Australian fare, Lyrebird 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 show ahead while you relax and enjoy the surrounds. For matinee goers, you can enjoy a delicious touch of elegance before your show with a Lyrebird High Tea. $25 per person or $30 per person including a glass of bubbles. Available only for select matinee shows.

Experiences

  • $25.00 high tea

    A$25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    inclusive of tea and coffee selection
  • $30.00 high tea

    A$30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    inclusive of a glass of bubble and selection of tea or coffee.
What 904 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Enjoy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have never been disappointed with the food or service.
Great place for pre show dining.

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AnnetteK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very interesting and tasty menu with a good choice of included wines
Our group really enjoyed the meal and the service with the exception of one wait person who was a little abrupt

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SueD
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is delicious, the service always excellent, and great value for money.

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Philip
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was good , except a very long wait , everyone around were being served their food and ours was an extremely long wait , however was kept updated by Amy, who was excellent. Numerous meals coming out with waiter confusion may have caused this delay.

Had to send the chips ($9) back as they were cold, wouldn't have expected this , but put it down to a kitchen error.

Thought the menu was a bit limited !

Overall , good , but certainly room for improvement.

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RachelD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, good atmosphere and had us out in the door in time for our show.

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TracyA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, excellent customer service, lovely experience

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ReneRods
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful restaurant!!! Amazing food, excellent service and perfectly comfi, a great start to a spectacular evening at QPAC with my good friend

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PeterS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Excellent food. Proximity to the qpac makes it really convenient. Service was slow at times but not worth complaining about. Wine prices are very reasonable. Wish I had been hungry enough for dessert but entree and main were more than enough.

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MargaretK
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable experience at the restaurant. The staff were very welcoming and attentive and food delicious also great value for money.

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CatherineL
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was well presented and delicious. Service excellent

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JulieW
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful High Tea, good value and lovely atmosphere

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JustineH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very happy. Felt very comfortable, friendly and covid-safe.

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EmmaL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Never disappointed with the Lyrebird experience. The food was divine. Arrived prompt, friendly and professional. We had the set menu which had plenty of choice.

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John
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great pre performance venue. Good staff and limited but interesting menu.

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MaryanneH
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An evening enjoyed by us all. We hadn’t been back for many years due to disappointing experiences.
We all agreed the friendly service and great food and a fun opera made for a great night out.
Keep up the good work.

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LinzG
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food never fails to please - the kitchen just gets better & better. The maitre d' was his usual charming self.

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JillB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Mum & I had a High tea before he Matinee show at QPAC & it was lovely. The food was very nice & the service from the staff was wonderful. I would highly recommend it.

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CatherineB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

High Tea was great value for money in a lovely quiet atmosphere.
Staff were attentive and the service was very good.
Thank you

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ChristineF
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The high tea was delicious and presented beautifully. The glass of champagne was a very nice accomplishment.

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LynY
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice High Tea and look forward to evening dining soon.

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lorrainev
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A lovely place to go for good quality food. Menu is limited but every mouthful an experience. For someone who is not fond of fish, I have ordered the barramundi twice and both times cleaned the plate. The lemon myrtle meringue is superb.

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Darrin
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The service was attentive and professional and the food and wine sublime. Our thanks and compliments to the Chef and Maître D! Would recommend without hesitation

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous High tea. Delicious food, sparkling wine, tea and service.
Perfect amount of food for lunch too. Handy for the ballet afterwards. Will be back ;)

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PamS
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High Tea with our granddaughter before the ballet was just lovely. Staff welcoming & professional. Service excellent & food perfect. Amenities to a high standard. Highly recommended.

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DeniseH
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a delight to be back at the Lyrebird before the ballet
Thanks - service and food lovely

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DianneR
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We have been visiting the Lyrebird Restaurant for many years. It is an excellent venue for dinner prior to a show at QPAC.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Waiter asked us what time our show started and made the necessary arrangements so we had plenty of time. Highly recommend this place!

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Patricia
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You'll not be disappointed, the oysters were so fresh!!, the eye fillet steak paired with a side vegetables was scrumptious

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JulieA
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightfully enjoyable and beautifully presented food, with lovely service and atmosphere at the Lyrebird Restaurant.

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RobertO
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Could value for your money and service.
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PeterC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

We were surprised and disappointed that only High Tea was available at lunch on Saturday. Your web site is not clear on this point it states "High Tea only available for matinees".
We interpreted that to mean in addition to the regular menu, High Tea is available.
You should change the wording to " Full Menu unavailable for matinees...High Tea only."

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Ellymaybe
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Have had better Hi Teas, but value for money this rates highly. Would do it again.

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vipBillM
6 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were off to see a play and had pre show dinner
Good food good wine and attentive staff
I was pleasantly surprised how good it was

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Phillipa
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Three of us ate at The Lyrebird before the ballet. The food was delicious, beautifully presented, and larger servings that we expected. The service was exemplary. One of our group has mobility and hearing issues, and a busy restaurant can be challenging for her. The waitress was patient and professional throughout, we really appreciated her kindness. The wheelchair was taken away and brought back promptly. I'm sure we will be returning.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Somewhat ambivalent about this place. On arrival with a confirmed booking was told we could only have one course if we were going to the theatre because there was pressure on the kitchen. Rather taken aback about this.
Paid with cash, caused a an eye raising moment.
A service charge/tip was taken out of the change without letting me know.
If we were going to the theatre again would have to have a very early meal after last night's experience.
Would only recommend with reservations

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peterj
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Felt Staff flustered. Concerned that our guests were subject to an age check. Thought it entirely inappropriate. Steak on one of the Meals was extremely poor quality, not helped by a blunt knife, and not cooked as requested. An extra Shiraz ordered did not eventuate. Other meals ok.

Staff were informed on our departure, we had guests, and it would have spoiled the evening if these issues had been raised while we were dining.

We will return, as we have always enjoyed the quality of the service and the food in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Prefer a window seat but we were running late.
Food lovely.although something came out with gluten - oops
Wait staff I think may have been new and not up to the excellent service we usually get.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was amazing as usual, however our plates were cleared away while I was still eating, I hadn’t even put my fork down . I felt rushed.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

We arrived at 6:13 for the 6:oopm booking and called to say we had been caught in traffic...the response from the Maitre D was a short 'we will see you when you arrive then and see what we can do' leaving us both thinking that the bookings were tight and we may be left to find another option?

There were plenty of empty tables on arrival and a nice young man greeted and seated us. The floor staff were lovely and very professional.

The food was interesting, well presented, the pork belly a little dry. Ran out of white bread rolls, one should have more than enough to cover the service in this type of establishment...if the budget is that tight a few spare bread rolls breaks it then you are in trouble :) and white is always the most popular, we all know that.

However we felt rushed and rather unwelcome by the aloof and very self important Maître D. I had not even finished my main at approx. 7:05 and was handed the bill. The show starts at 7:30 pm and seats reached in a couple of minutes, there were not many people left as they had all been unceremoniously shuffled along as well, we watched quite bemused at this lack of decorum; there was absolutely no need to use the premise of the show, we have watches so this was a very condescending comment to say 'so you can be in time for the show' the man was simply keen to get out of there and perhaps reduce staff costs? Honestly the days where an obtuse European waiter is impressive are long gone.

We understand the need to be in the theatre on time, I think being allowed to complete my meal and time my activities using my own judgement is not too much to ask really.

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timd
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great place if you are attending a show and have limited time.

Great food ,wine and service

Will be a repeat customer in the future

FAQs

Lyrebird is rated 4.5 stars by 904 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.