Northshore Harbour

4.2
115 reviews
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Top tags:
  • 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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PW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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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
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
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.

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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!

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F
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
1 review
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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J
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic view of the river! Tasty food, great service. We were a party of 8 adults and 2 kids. It was a moderately busy Saturday lunch and yet our food arrived in around 10 mins. Playground nearby was very handy for our toddlers. Would definitely return!

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PM
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely lunch with friends. Great atmosphere although I did find the restaurant a little on the warm side. Air Con could have been cooler.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very accommodating for food allergies and intolerances

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LE
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent food - thank you. It was noisier than we remembered but it was quite busy (Sunday brunch). Our table was wobbly too which was distracting. On the whole, it was a very pleasant visit and we will be back. The staff were lovely, the view perfect (even in the rain) and the menu and quality of food excellent.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely as always. You should check it out. Staff great. Excellent location.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We have been with the grandchildren for a cold drink and an ice cream - Fathers' Day breakfast for 10 - Lunch with friends for 4 - and each visit has perfectly suited the occasion and we've never left disappointed. Great setting close to City Cat, with a wonderful ambience and attentive service [although I'd much prefer orders taken at the table instead of going up to the counter for meal selections and drinks :-) ]. The little beach is perfect to keep the children amused.

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LK
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for Sunday brunch. Easy convenient and plentiful parking. Friendly staff, prompt service. Meal was good size and served in good time. Sat at the dining bar and enjoyed looking out onto the river. Good place to just watch the world go by. Well recommended.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Had a wonderful brunch on Saturday - the food was so beautiful and the service was good considering the number of patrons. Would recommend to friends 👏

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SC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great central place for a catch up with friends all coming from different directions. The restaurant is bright and fresh and the staff are very friendly, and service was good. We did brunch and all were happy with their choices. I like having the option to site at tables inside or out, or sit up at the window looking out at the river and the world go by. Much better parking options now which are close by.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We booked for a work lunch and while the venue was open air with breeze in a great location the lunch selection was just fair, the fish and chips was quite dry and overcooked, the calamari and beef cheek was also average when you take into account the pricing. The dessert selection though was great so I would recommend the venue more for coffee and cake.

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BC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food is good quality, but the menu needs to be changed more regularly.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall a great experience very friendly staff. Catered for my wife who is celiac.
Delicious food.

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