NOTA - Brisbane

4.6
141 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern European
Two Brisbane young guns move into Montrachet’s old digs. The 224 Given Terrace tenancy was home to the Brisbane icon for more than a decade before it migrated to Bowen Hills in late 2017.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    A$100.00 per person

    Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2021

    Enjoy our specially designed 3-courses shared style Valentine's day banquet menu wth a bespoke cocktail on arrival. Sitting is limited to 2-hours from booking time, and you are agreeing to return the table to us after the 2 hours duration. Seating will be allocated between inside tables, bar seats, and outdoor dining based depending on availabilities. Please let us know in your visit notes of any allergies/dietaries and we will ensure to accommodate to your needs.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 141 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was overpriced for what it was. Steak was very fatty. Starters were really good though.

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WJ11
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great little place. Food was cooked to order and some great choices on the menu. Interesting wine list, plenty of choice by the bottle or glass.
Service was excellent.

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Bianca
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Has to be the best food and cocktails we have had in years. Visited NOTA for lunch on a Friday and the service was perfect, very friendly. Highly recommend the market fish, Black Onyx and broccolini. The NOTA Sour was by far the best cocktail I have ever had!

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NathanD
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nota was lovely, we booked early to avoid the rush.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Nota in December 2020. We started with a Negroni which was perfectly made. The burrata with tomato and strawberry salad was outstanding, as was the reef fish ravioli in a bisque. The Moreton Bay bugs, which were a special at the time, were delicious, but I'm afraid the bug meat didn't have that ideal texture and integrity that I associate with the MBB. Don't get me wrong, it was still so yummy, but I was just sad that the meat was a bit soft so I couldn't get it all out of the shell! The tiramisu, which is my favourite dessert, was 11/10. The staff provided the best service I've received in Brisbane in two years. Fabulous restaurant!

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Tonne
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place. Everything about it. The food is delicious. There’s lots of French technique in the cooking but nothing is over the top. I have gone back to this place just for their peppercorn sauce. Same with the service - wonderfully down time earth, often with a great sense of humour, but always on point with their knowledge and attention. I have been back multiple times now and it’s always great. Nota is my #1 Brisbane restaurant.

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NancyP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was lovely and the service outstanding! Our only issue was that the mains were too big to allow for dessert!

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Louise
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, amazing attentive service. Will definitely be back.

RB
RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Intimate, personal, delicious food and wine. A really simple yet lovely night out.

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johnw
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A restaurant of real quality and genuine authenticity. The food is a delight. Staff are fabulous. Service is excellent. One of my favorite places! And Barman Ben mixes up the best Old Fashion in the world!

Looking forward to the next time.


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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best fine dining restaurant in Brisbane. The food and drinks are amazing! The atmosphere was cozy and friendly as always.

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Local
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, Food, Wine list and cocktails are outstanding! Honestly Paddington locals are living their best life with NOTA in the neighborhood!

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DuaneS
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

NOTA is a charming and intimate boutique restaurant. We had a wonderful evening feasting off a high-quality menu which showcased innovative flavours, an excellent wine list and incredibly attentive service. We look forward to heading back there soon!

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BenH
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food, but the price point seemed a little steep compared to the finesse of the food.

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DavidK
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Hadn't been to Nota before - great find. Excellent food, beautifully presented. Great service. Highly recommended.

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vipKathyM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Usually I don't like eating at the bar, but it was a terrific experience. Great service and outstanding food. Nota is a special place. Highly recommend.

TG
vipTheoG
Brisbane
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Hesitant to try it out at first, I conclude that this place is well underrated. The ambiance is nice, nothing really stands out which is perhaps just as well. The food, however, is superb. Well above what we expected and a worthy sparring partner to the better Brisbane restaurants/bistro's such as Montrachet or La Chach a Vin.

The service was well beyond excellent, a Maitre'D who recommends good wines and also knows how to pour a G&T. Plating is good, no too much of the superfluous dead vegetation. Flavours are delicate, care is taken in the preparation and looks without too much pretence.

Perhaps......at least one of the dishes portion size exceeds an entree size....but we are now splitting hairs as in, complaining about too much food....

Will most definately be back and there is a good chance this will become my new local

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WhiteN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and brilliant service. Exceeded expectations. Say at the bar. Loved it. Will be back.

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CraigM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful meal, good selection from the menu, friendly, happy staff, very engaging. Drinks menu was good as well, NOTA Signature Cocktail was prefect. The only disappointment was due to COVID and spreading out, meant we had to sit at the bar and eat, ok if your one of the cool kids but I like a table and somewhere to put my legs. That aside great meal, great night very happy, thank you NOTA.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
8 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Wonderful service and beautiful wine. Food was mostly fried or very oily. Not comparable to restaurants with similar ratings or prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Waitress very good, food above average , wine selection good. Ambiance a little difficult with current Covid rules . All up I was very happy with the experience.

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NickV
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining at Nota, on a Friday night. Ordered the chef's special, 65$pp with a request of no pork. Perfectly cooked scallops and delicious fish sambos to start followed by a fresh tomato and strawberry bruschetta - we liked this so much my wife has found a recipe and we have had for lunch the last two days. Mains were agnolotti and lamb loin, both perfectly cooked and great portion size. Dessert was a yummy berry crumble. Friendly, attentive and informative wait staff meant this was a perfect night out. Thanks guys!

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Kate
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic night out with the hubby - could have been anywhere in the world. Food, drinks, service and atmosphere all fantastic.

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FranV
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. The fish sandwich entre is a fav. We'll be back

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GuyP
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our compliments to the chef, the food really was excellent.

CC
CherylC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Tasty but expensive. Service is attentive. Small menu.

CB
CarolynB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and professional service. Great food and drinks. Always a pleasure eating there

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great experience. Food is excellent, as is the service. Highly recommend the Chefs Feast!

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KateH
Brisbane
5 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is a delightful way to spend an evening the food is always lovely and the staff friendly and charming
It is always special when you are remembered for what you like to drink and anything you
May be allergic to
Thanks

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Angelaa
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant, was excited for the banquet based on hear-say. It was heavy on the brussel sprouts which may have been an anomaly. Service was great and the overall vibe was great!

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NoirinN
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous dining experience from entry to restaurant to departing. Customer service is excellent with Yanaka leading the way and Bens super cocktails and wine knowledge. They attending to every detail without being intrusive. Food was exquisite - highly recommend Nota for a memorable dining experience

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PamG
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must do for breakfast lovers! Amazing food, very reasonably priced and served in a timely manner. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and you can pick up some artisanal bread or something from the pie oven before you leave. We have been to Nota for lunch and dinner- both amazing- and will definitely be back for breakfast. I want another of Seb’s famous blue cheese, pear and smoky bacon toasties!

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BrendanO
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was just one of best dinners we’ve had recently!

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JONATHANO
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The team were Outstanding, the cocktails were excellent and the food was perfect. We just sat at the bar but this is one of my new favourite spots in Brisbane. The bartender was kind enough to send me home with the recipe of the cocktail I was drinking handwritten on a note card. A+

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Coops
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing service and great food. Will definitely be back.

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ChloeW
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was amazing, would go back in a heartbeat!

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SelinaD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

While understanding that this is our first visit to NOTA, and it is unfortunately filtered through the lens of coronavirus restrictions, the experience was alas not what we hoped it would be. The food is outstanding and generously portioned. Full marks to the kitchen. What was lacking, however, was the overall experience. We completely sympathise with restaurants of this caliber when they have to double/triple book in order to make opening worthwhile, however from the moment we were seated at 6pm sharp we felt rushed. Having not had the opportunity for a child-free meal at a fine quality restaurant for several months, we had eagerly anticipated celebrating my birthday last Friday night. Frustratingly we had been seated for no more than three minutes when we were asked what we would like to drink AND eat. I don’t think it would have hurt to offer an initial drink first, then allow us even just 10 minutes to decide on our menu choices. Our food arrived within a reasonable time which allowed us to enjoy our first drink before we ordered a bottle of wine. During our meals, however, our wine glasses were topped up at such a fast rate that again we were left feeling rushed. As much as we enjoyed the food and the wine, a few tweaks to the service would improve the experience so that the overall quality meets expectations. I would still recommend NOTA, but be prepared to adjust your expectations regarding the service.

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vipRicketykate
Brisbane
12 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and wine list. Thankyou

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HenryH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Holy moley, everything was amazing. Typically when you have a degustation, there is normally 1-2 dishes that feel like a bit of a filler dish - just there to fill out the dish count. Not so here. Everything was incredible, and the cocktails were fantastic too.

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Martin
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place wait staff are bubbly and friendly. Prefect place for a date night

FAQs

NOTA - Brisbane offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3217 6116.

NOTA - Brisbane is rated 4.6 stars by 141 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.