Port Office Hotel Dining Room
With a variety of dining areas available to suit guests for private business meetings to long languid lunches - the dining room is open for lunch and dinner, Monday to Saturday from 11.30am till late.
Under the tutelage of Executive Chef Graham Waddell the menu is a modern take on Australian gastro-pub food with subtle European and Scottish influences - a reflection of his heritage.
I took 2 clients to lunch who had not been to the Port Office before for lunch. Having a wide range of restaurant venues to choose from i chose the Port Office as I was confident they would enjoy the experience.They were pleasantly surprised and very much enjoyed the quality of the food, wine,service and ambience. I am sure they will return.
Firstly we love the Port Office Restaurant. It is serene, ambient and classy. The Menu when we went was a shortened Menu due to the main Chef being away. It was simple and not amazing. However the food was well executed and flavoursome so there were no complaints. Our waiter was excellent with both service and personality. There is a good wine list of inexpensive to overly so and also good quality ones. We will always come back.
We arrived to dinner on Christmas Eve 4 adults and 3 children. Looking around, there wasn’t a sign of any Christmas decorations. Very disappointing especially for the kids.
Poor ambiance, no children’s menu. Pretentious waiter.
We ordered 4 serves of rib fillets medium rare, and they were inconsistent with the order.
We Were really looking forward to the wagyu steak, and as soon as we were seated were told that they ran out of it.
The salad portion was very minimal.
Also, the wine we wanted was not available.
Why bother opening at all on Christmas Eve?
Very happy. Excellent Veal Cutlet. Would go back anytime.
First visit was so impressed, had to return
Very happy with the delicious food and great service. The duck breast dish was spectacular.
Unfortunately there were some noisey Xmas parties the night of our dinner. We were however seated as far away as possible from the bar area so were able to talk without yelling.
The batter on the calamari was like concrete and the dipping sauce unpleasant. Also one of the lamb ribs was nothing but fat. Before the fire it was great. Now its bad. Really bad. Won’t come back ever.
Was Recommended this restaurant but disappointed. really nothing special, looks tired, service friendly but not very professional, the 2 starters, bread and pork crackle was awful, had 2 steaks and the duck, everything cooked perfectly and tasted great, but not inspiring or to rave about, really a streak on a plate with some lettuce and a bowl of chips. With so many steak places to try, i would go somewhere else.
Staff were wonderful. Food amazing. Exceptional evening
Good location, good food, good staff. Will come again.
We have been there a number of times over the years and enjoyed it. This time was terrible. Pork Crackling only fit for the rubbish bin, a tooth breaker at best. Potatoes looked and tasted like they had been cooked a couple of days ago. My husband's seafood rissotto had bits of prawn legs etc as though the stock had not been properly strained. Service was slow and the restaurant was only about a third full.
A great venue. Not pretending to be something it's not.
Unfortunately we were not in the more private dining room where we had dined previously, and were somewhat overwhelmed by the noisy crowd of Rugby fans watching the international game on the screen. We had not been alerted to this when booking. While the meals were good, the menu was not that available on line which was disappointing. One of our group's meal order was also overlooked so he had to wait a further 20 minutes for his meal. Staff were very apologetic and he wasn't charged for his meal.
Had a lovely night for the wife's Birthday with my adult children. Fantastic service from the moment we walked with a smile. Food choices was great and was really appreciated when asked when we finished our entree on the timing for our main. Nothing seem to be difficult to help with assistance with the wine choice as well as the little extra special treatment for the wife. Can not talk high enough and will be recommending to others.
Get the scallops - delicious. Great service and high standard of dining.
Brilliant! Thanks to the Maitre D and her awesome team.
I really enjoy the Sweetbread entrée and the Bouillabaisse was better than a couple of French places in town that offer probably my favourite meal for main last Friday night, unfortunately the bride was not as impressed with hers, she ordered for entrée the bug dish "a tiny portion lacking any flavour of bug..." followed by the veal cutlet which was like a baby tomahawk but was raw and cold on the inside.
Service very good, nice ambience. Now not that it was asked for but the maître D automatically took the price of the cutlet off our order which was appreciated but not expected. So from a little disappointed we end up with a average experience.
So this was our second visit to the Port Office our first was an 11/10 so this visit was disappointing but everyone can have a miss so we will be back.
The lamb cutlets were very good; the entree of ribs not so, especially the heavy use of chilli in the salad. Probably wouldnt return.
My favourite restaurant in Brisbane. I always come here when im in town... always hits the mark! :-)
There are a few things that need some attention. There was no cocktail menu at the bar which is unusual when marketing for a more fine dining experience. The wait staff seemed very busy so another person on shift would have been helpful. We received our oysters and our entrees at the same time which was fine with us but very unusual. Fortunately there was a decent break before our main meal was served. The air conditioning was also set a little warm. Aside from these things the food was fantastic and the serves very generous and the wait staff were lovely if not rushed.
Lovely fine dining experience for couples, family and friends! We were pleasantly surprised at the open atmosphere which included large families with children. The proprietor and floor managers were equally matched by Maximo, the bar staff and other servers in service and professional. The food was excellent with just some small thoughts on improvement. Warm atmosphere makes this a restaurant well worth going to again.
It's great to have the the Port Office back on line after a lengthy refurb. Food is as good as ever, although I miss the slow oven, but the steak is top quality. Pleasant and attentive service and a very lively atmosphere. Excellent wine list and while it's not the cheapest restaurant it is good value for the high quality offering. Definitely recommended and I will definitely be back there on my next trip. The pub is also a great place to hang out with great bar food.
Overall we had a great night and excellent service.
Welcomed by staff. Food sensational and our waitress did an excellent job recommending wine.
Great to see the Port Office back in business, good food, excellent service
I would highly recommend the restaurant and will definitely be returning soon.
Great food and service, thoroughly enjoyed the entire meal service.
Food was good but no presentation
Why have a Tv in a dining room in the bar yes was quite disappointed as it was a special occasion and there was no ambiance will do my research better next time
The usual high standard of service with a great selection from the menu and wine list. Great venue for any occasion
Port Office Dining Room isn't cheap. but very nice food and great service!
Our table of 4 enjoyed some beautiful oysters for starters and then some perfectly cooked steaks and sides.
The wine list and sommelier assistance gave us a fine drop to enjoy it with.
All in all an enjoyable dining room and dining experience
Great food and service. Swordfish was cooked to perfection and we were still talking about the tempura eggplant the next day. Better for a group as a little noisy for 2.
Fantastic service and advice from the sommelier, the veal cutlet and crispy pig fat potatoes were delicious. Only downside was the very saucy coleslaw, drowning in a pool of mayonnaise.
Wonderful lunch dining experience. All four of us had exceptional meals. Particularly impressive as it was a Friday lunch time and they were very busy. Will definitely be back.
Excellent meal outstanding service our waiter was one of the very best
Great food - but awesome service - from bar to maître de and esp our wonderful waiter!
really good food - Brisket was delicious
not to mention the delicious duck spring rolls !
A place for a leisurely meal. Delicious food to die for, friendly, knowledgeable and professionally trained, ever watchful staff. Moderately priced. This is my second visit with different guests, each of whom considered the meal one of the best they had had, which coincided with my experience. I would not dine there if I had to rush to a concert or the theatre - you would be doing yourself a huge disservice. I would have no hesitation in recommending this excellent venue to friends and colleagues.
We were very happy with the meal and service, but disappointed that opentable sent me a copy of an out af date menu. We had all looked at it and had a good idea of what we would like to order prior to our dinner, but sadly, some items were no longer available. The service and atmosphere was great, and we all enjoyed the evening.