Northshore Harbour

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127 reviews
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  • Waterfront
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
Northshore Harbour cafe is one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets featuring stunning views of the Brisbane River and proudly serving only the freshest food available, prepared daily and sourced from local producers.

Located in the 2.5ha parkland on the banks of the new Northshore Hamilton development, the Northshore Harbour cafe is fast becoming a popular place to enjoy a coffee and cake, a business lunch, or a lazy weekend breakfast by the water.
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OT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Made a reservation and when we arrived it was pretty much a fend for yourself situation. There was a line up 30 deep at the counter (no table service), nowhere to sit and no available staff to speak to. I called the restaurant and got an answering machine. What’s the point of taking reservations?

Thanks for wasting our time.

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CF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Overall our group were very happy with our table, our service, the menu and all had a great time. The only comment was regarding the Burgers which the 2 guests who had them, thought that they were overpriced for what you got. Otherwise, we had no complaints. One of the great things about Northshore Cafe is the availability of parking. There could be a couple more "Disabled Parking" spots adjacent to the building, as there is plenty of on-site and carpark parking spots available for 'able-bodied' people. Thanks for a lovely lunch.

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SL
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

We booked an inside table and we were on the pavement outside. Service was poor. Waited 15 minutes with no one coming near the table to give us a menu, take drinks order. Had to remind staff to serve us. Our main courses came out before the appertizers that had been forgotten and had to be made while we were eating our mains. A very disappointing Mother’s Day lunch.

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U
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

I was disappointed that we only had the buffet to choose from. It wasn’t made clear when I made the booking for Mother’s Day that we had to have the buffet and it certainly wasn’t communicated about the cost. We ended up leaving before we ordered as a customer st another table said the food was cold and the danish selection was hard . Very disappointing as we have eaten here before hence why we came back for Mother’s day.
We will come back but certainly not if an expensive buffet is all that is on offer

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SW
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Lovely food. Great outlook. Too noisey to be comfortable. Would not book again due to the noise

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AB
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We’ve been coming here for a long time as it’s a great for the kids to be able to play in the park next door or go for little rides/scooter along the front while we have a coffee. For such a ideal place for families, there is no kids menu any more. When you physically ask the staff, there are two kids options but the servings are so small that even my four year old was still hungry. That said, it’s a lovely location for everyone.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic and great position by the river

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MT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We were booked for an outdoor lunch. On a windy day our hosts were very accommodating & were happy to set up for our group of 12 older ladies to an indoor setting. The staff were very pleasant & helpful.

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

Highlight was the Watermelon Spritz.

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ME
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good location with views. Easy parking. Nice food.

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LE
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Northshore never disappoints. Welcoming staff, delicious food, speedy service and in such a great location looking out on the river. It was quite noisey however but not the venues fault - what you would expect from a family friendly cafe.

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PW
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

I would happily recommend Northshore Harbour as a pleasant venue for lunch, with addition of the following comments. Parking spaces are quite limited, but fortunately the Disabled Parking enabled my elderly mother to access the restaurant easily. Our meals were beautifully cooked, of generous portions, and presentation was appealing. On a cooler day we would have chosen outdoor seating, which offers panoramic views with a number of yachts moored on the river. Patrons can also access the restaurant by way of the nearby boat ramp. Given the warm summer day we chose air conditioned indoor seating.
With many patrons chatting, and appliance sounds from the kitchen, the noise level was not pleasant. Our group was 'over 70's so 'ambience' is possibly more of a priority than it would be to our contemporaries! Overall, it was a pleasant experience, but I would strongly suggest an interior decorator be consulted on noise reduction. Restaurant staff were cheerful and attentive, and we look forward to our next visit.

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PC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was good, went there for lunch, had a casual feel about the place. Would go back, but would suggest to management that they look to clear tables quickly. Coffees were slow to be made even though there were staff not busy and who ended up making the coffee. slight tinkering and it would be a very good experience

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SF
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely hidden spot to catch up with friends. Love the fact that you can also get the City Cat there. Very good staff.

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DM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great location and lovely food. Dined for Brunch with friends. Generous portions and good variety for choice.

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

I’d forgotten what a great place this is. Lunch was delicious, we will be back to try the great array of cakes another day😃👍

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LG
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Very high noise level. Specially asked for bacon not to be cooked to a crisp. It was over cooked and they didn’t take any notice of our request. Small helpings. Service was quick

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BG
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our previous visit was some years ago, well before the City Cat stop was conveniently located right in front of the restaurant. We enjoyed a well prepared and presented meal, the menu was varied with several specials and we sat overlooking the Brisbane River. What’s not to like? We will be back and you should go too.

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LP
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I would recommend Northshore Harbour to my friends and have done so. The food was delicious and service good. The staff were attentive. Yes, I would definitely go back.

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J
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service! The staff were so accommodating to my large group, nothing was a hassle 🙏🏽 Thank you so much!

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DB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall good experience only disappointing part was some of the cooked veges were cold

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RT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a very beautiful evening service is fantastic

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JP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Special evening opening for Valentines Day.
Great menu options, delicious food and wonderful service all at a very reasonable price.
Pity they don't open for dinner regularly.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Stick standard cafe food. Serving size was hit and miss but on the lower side and prices were high given what you got. Guess you pay for a view to a pontoon and people departing! Would not go back in a hurry.

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DT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Relaxed atmosphere, great food friendly staff. Great for catchup with friends.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The food is great, I loved that while we outside there was a marquee set up for shade. However on a hot, table service was poor- no water was topped up, out empty plates were left for over an hour and the meals were sporadic even though all ordered together,

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R
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

Food was alright, service was lacking, we had 9 people (pre-booked) and were squished into 3 tables. Great location though. I’ve been here several times a couple years back and it was a lot better.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Enjoyed a nicely plated and well priced breakfast while taking in wonderful surroundings and views. Have dined at Northshore Harbour on previous occasions and will certainly return.

Northshore Harbour
Responded on 25 January 2019

Hi there Maria, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Mark & the Team

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SM
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for all occasions, a bit off the beaten track but so worth it, waterfront views, great menu, delicious food and friendly service - a neighbourhood gem!

Northshore Harbour
Responded on 25 January 2019

Thanks so much Sue for the glowing review, it's always great to see we are making our customers visits so memorable. Mark & the Team

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F
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Super location on the river. Easy to park. I like being able to book a table. In fact I’ve already booked a return visit.
P.S. Haloumi skewers ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LP
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place to meet and talk with friends. Very friendly & professional staff. Food delicious and came to the table quickly. Large meal size. Very tasty. Highly recommend. Great view of the River. Welcome Air conditioning. We even had a Cruise ship sail past. Lovely.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great location, friendly staff and fantastic food. The grazing platter is particularly yummy!

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AD
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Very poor service. Food was extremely disappointing. Won’t be dining here again.

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PF
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We visited Northshore Harbour for a our team Christmas Lunch. The location was great right on the river, the customer service was very friendly and the food was amazing!! Highly recommend the lamb

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KT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Eaten here twice now - breakfast and lunch. Pleasant outlook, plenty of menu options, good food and very pleasant staff. Will be back.

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L
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Good food etc but would like more Gluten Free options for Coeliacs

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BH
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was very busy but staff were friendly and service was good. While meals are slightly overpriced, they were yummy.

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BS
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a good experience on the whole. Food was nicely cooked and presented and the location of the cafe is great. The car park next door makes it all very accessible. Our one criticism would be that the coffee was very weak and not hot enough for our liking.

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CP
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and atmosphere. Attentive and friendly staff. Nice variety and reasonably priced. Great location.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful view, lots of natural light. Great menu, slightly pricy but very friendly and prompt service to accompany the meal which makes it worth it.
Booking online is easy and effective. Great walks nearby with wonderful views. Next to a kids playground in the park for families. Gets a little noisy when busy inside. Definitely worth visiting.

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