Northshore Harbour

4.1
189 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
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.
What 189 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
3.9
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Steve
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Came for breakfast on Wednesday morning but found menu reduced significantly.
Very quiet with no back ground music which gave it no atmosphere.
Food and Coffee great as usual but overall was not a good as our last visit.

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Patricia
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Asked for table near window about 10 days earlier. Instead table in back corner next to another large group. Tables near windows vacant as was not busy. Very noisy very two large groups near each other.
Female staff very pleasant but male kept bringing drinks and food to us which were for other table. Was told but still left meal. Later taken to other table.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Staff friendly, food good but left our empty plates way too long before clearing.

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FrancesC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful space for our larvae gathering celebrating a special birthday!! Thank you for all your help in setting up the area to accomodate us all ...

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great location. Food and service are always good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous family friendly dining experience.

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DonnaT
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and location were awesome. Next time I would book inside the restaurant as it was a little hot outside. I had been worried that we wouldn't have a view from inside but the view was excellent from there.

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PatriciaM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Food was tasty but service was slow. Also staff didn't listen to instructions when we ordered so things didn't get served as ordered. Overall our experience was okay but owners need to pay more attend to service, perhaps employ more experienced wait staff.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

We love this place usually but this visit was terrible... service was slow and parts of order forgotten. We got our drinks before we even got menus to order food, the bacon was way over cooked/ almost burnt and drowning in oil/ fat on the plate.

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WendyA
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Our order wasn't correct when it was deliveted, but the server immediately offered to rectify the error.
The location is lovely, and very convenient for a meeting place for friends from north & south of the river. Heaps of free parking.

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Wassemon
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was great, but service was poor. No one even bothered to give us a menu. Had to go and ask for them. Staff just did the bare minimum in terms of service. A shame as the food was great.

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LivetoEat
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Splendid location. Poached eggs were overcooked and the vinegar used I assume to set the eggs, was overpowering. Scrambled eggs were more like an overcooked, dry, flat omelette all pushed together. Sausages very dry. Hope the lunches are better. No tea on the menu under Tea / Coffee. Cannot fault the location. Otherwise wouldn't return. Would not recommend the breakfast. Average coffee.

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JanetTe
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience1

River views are pleasant and would make a lovely stop for those cruising the river on the citycats. Only problems were the failure to put the meat into the Massaman curry that only had rubbery potato and very little flavour. Dish taken away and returned with a pile of meat and another pile of rubbery potato on top of the previously served curry without even mixing into curry sauce. Failure to offer coffee after we finished dinner. Closes at 2.30 and stools were being packed up blocking our view by 2pm. Otherwise everything else was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful riverside café - friendly and tasty food

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely staff and the most amazing breakfast. Plus it’s air conditioned.

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PMD1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location and good food in a relaxing atmosphere.

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BarbaraM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A delightful venue for a relaxed lunch. Very busy on a Sunday so suggest booking. Enjoyed the food and appreciated the patience of our waitress 98 women chatting rather than consulting the menu and ordering!!) Very enjoyable venue. Hopeful we shall return sooner rather than later.
Cheers

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ShannonR
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place and have been there for a number of lunches.

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OlgaS
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location and food. Lovely family get together.

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DeclanC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic location with great view of the river. Good parking options and near City Cat ferry terminal. Small nearby beach and playground for kids. Great tasting food, well presented and good portions. Service was a little slow due to crowds, so would have helped with another one or two wait staff during busy periods. Staff were friendly and helpful. Overall very good restaurant and would recommend it to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Had the Calamari- fantastic dish and great service.

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BelleF
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great cafe the food and service was great!! We will be back!!!

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kenh
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Poached eggs were like hard boiled eggs
Very disappointed especially for the cist

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JulieH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food at a reasonable price, friendly and helpful staff, lovely atmosphere, easy parking and a great location for meeting up when a large group is coming from every direction.

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LynD
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very amenable atmosphere in peaceful quiet surroundings.

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RobynC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Great service and great value for money; comfortable decor and clean facilities.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Lovely location, we had a beautiful breakfast here and will be back to try the lunch menu in the holidays!

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DenyseH
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I would recommend this cafe to friends and family. We had a group of 14 and all said they were very happy with their meals. Choice was very good - caters for all. Staff friendly. Looking over the river watching the City Cats and boats going up and down the river is peaceful. Cool breezes coming off the water. Parking is excellent.

Northshore Harbour
Responded on 28 November 2019

Thanks Denyse! We are glad you and your family enjoyed the food and the lovely location :) Come again soon!

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PhilW
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

My recommendation is only valid if the air conditioning is either fixed or switched on. A good meal Wass spoiled by a hot room.

Northshore Harbour
Responded on 28 November 2019

Hi Phil! We are very sorry that the airconditioning was being repaired during your visit! The repairs are now complete in time for a hot summer. We hope you come back for a refreshing lemonaid and lunch when you can enjoy the cool air! :)

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MonJ
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The venue was a delight with the novelty of a passing passenger ship as well!! The food delicious...very much recommend the mixed platter! It’s a wonderful place to while away an afternoon with fine food and friends!

Northshore Harbour
Responded on 28 November 2019

Thanks Mon! We love watching the ships go by and serving our lovely customers! We are the luckiest cafe in Brisbane.

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JohannaC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful location with friendly staff and a wonderful wine list & food.

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sherrinb
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is delightful. Gorgeous food and lovely views.looking forward to going back.

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CarolW
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very pleasant lunch venue with visiting friends. Great service, food and location. I’ll be back!

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KatrinaS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Have visited Northshore Harbour several times, always enjoy meeting family and friends at this great location.

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KathyD
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely spot for lunch.
It has it all. A great view of the river, friendly and helpful staff, delicious food and a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
The pumpkin salad topped with crispy sweet potato flakes was so good I asked for the recipe!

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AnnieA
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the Northshore Harbour Cafe. The view, the food, the service - it has it all

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MoragD
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Nice venue with views of the river. Menu was really lovely and a little different. Would definitely recommend and would go again. Very easy to book too.

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CatherineL
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Good service and tasty food. Would recommend Northshore Harbour to a friend.

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DianaW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

A lovely location to catch up with friends and family. A perfect day to ride the ferry to our destination.
Will be back to view the city lights at night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Booked for 23 people but the booking was not set up on arrival as one of the staff didn't have the password to log into the booking system. Had asked for an outdoor setting, was put inside in front of the counter so not the best ambiance. Took an hour to get drinks out. Asked twice for them to take meal orders. Staff had no idea who had ordered what. Was our third team visit, unlikely to go back.

FAQs

Northshore Harbour is rated 4.1 stars by 189 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.