Northshore Harbour

4.1
142 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 on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

lovely, food, venue and staff, especially good selection for gluten free.

NE
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A group of 9 ladies enjoyed this lovely venue. Table service & ability to pay separately was appreciated. Food choice very good too. We will be back!

LH
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

We were celebrating a 70th Birthday. After having seen your web site we were disappointed that there were no tablecloths on the tables and after being seated and brought water the girl forgot to take our orders so we were forced to line up at the Cash Register to place our order.

RM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a lovely spot for breakfast!
Will be back.

LV
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall I thought the place was quite good.. they accomodated 13 people and all the meals came out at the same time..Coffee was a bit slow but considering the numbers that was understandable.

TS
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere - friendly attentive staff - great views and ambience - thoroughly recommend this cafe

MB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love this place. Lovely views over the river, and plenty of seating inside and out. A varied menu and reasonable prices make this a good choice for meeting up with friends. Timber flooring makes noise a bit of an issue unfortunately.

TR
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Staff weren’t friendly, coffee was terrible, breakfast is pretty good but lunch is average. Would not return.

OS
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great location. Friendly staff. Beautiful breakfast. Our only complaint would be that it was very cold. Maybe some heating would be great,or only have one entrance opening as this would stop the draft.

RK
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I took visitors from NT and Canberra along with local family. Great views, food especially the fish was wonderful and made to feel welcome with small child. Very enjoyable.

AD
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The location is spectacular and I have been many times for lunch, never a bad experience- both groups and smaller tables. This was my first breakfast and whilst the eggs were a little over cooked the meal and service was still nice. Great for groups where you are paying seperate.

DM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful area to relax and enjoy some good food. Nice to see the water and go for a walk after your food.

DW
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic lunch at Northshore Habour. My friends did not even know the restaurant existed and were so impressed, we booked on the spot for our next lunch. We had the perfect table right near the window looking out onto the beautiful calm water with boats - it was a perfect day, perfect weather, great ambience and great staff.

SM
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Breakfast was ok although everything was over fried. Good service from friendly staff.

J
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great views, Great friendly service. We will definitely be back with our residents

OT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
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.

CF
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Food was fantastic and great position by the river

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.

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

Highlight was the Watermelon Spritz.

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

Good location with views. Easy parking. Nice food.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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😃👍

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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

It was a very beautiful evening service is fantastic

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.

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.

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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