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Sandgate Post Office Hotel, Sandgate, AU-QLD

Sandgate Post Office Hotel

4.1
4.1
385 Reviews
$41 to $100
Gastro Pub
  • Good for special occasions
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Good for groups
Originally built in 1887 as the third post office in Queensland, the iconic Sandgate Post Office has a new lease on life. Stylish and quintessentially Sandgate, it is a destination venue with an elegant gastro-pub restaurant, a vibrant main bar, a whiskey vault and sun-soaked alfresco dining.

Standing proud in Sandgate for 135 years, the heritage of the building has been embraced with a renovation that honours the role the Post Office has had in the community for over a century. Located on the corner of Bowser Parade and Rainbow Street across the road from the Sandgate rail station, it is once again set to be a landmark for the Sandgate community.

From your first sip, to the last bite, go on a journey of good food, great service and Sandgate hospitality.

We are well known for our rotisserie meats, steaks, sandcrab lasagne and gluten free food/desserts.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Australian, Dining Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    1800 244 882
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Matthew McNamara
  • Catering
    Enquire here: https://sandgatepostofficehotel.com.au/function-enquiry/<br />and let us know how many people will be attending so we can quote you on the most suitable space and catering/beverage options.
  • Private party facilities
    Planning an event? We've got you covered!As one of Brisbane’s most iconic buildings, there is an array of private function and dining rooms to suit any style of event. From a sit-down dinner, to stand up cocktail events, we will create a seamless and memorable experience. https://sandgatepostofficehotel.com.au/functions/
  • Area
    Sandgate
  • Cross Street
    Rainbow Terrace
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Sandgate Train Station
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Trivia Night at The Postie - Every Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Get quizzical every Wednesday night with the Questionable Company. Heaps fun, super quirky and a tonne of irreverent humour. Join us each Wednesday at The Post Office Hotel, Sandgate for our trivia night with loads of prizes & delicious craft beer! It’s free to enter. The Trivia starts at 6.30pm.
    Trivia Night at The Postie - Every Wednesday photo
  • Postie High Tea Sundays

    $59.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Feast on ribbon sandwiches, an assortment of petite sweet treats and hand-made scones with whipped cream and local preserve jam. Complemented with a glass of sparkling wine and your choice of tea or coffee. Childrens beverage option: Hot chocolate with marshmallows and juice *Booking is for 2 hours from 3-5pm *Larger Groups that would prefer a different day or time in a private space can enquire by email functions@sandgatepostofficehotel.com.au If you cancel up to 24 hours before your reservation, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 24 hours of your reservation, there is a $40 pp cancellation fee. If you or any number of your party do not show on the day of the reservation, there is no refund.
    Postie High Tea Sundays photo
  • Cocktail Tree

    $20.50 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    A tower of Chambord cocktails or a wine tree with a selection of our house wines (10 people minimum per tree) from the perfectly paired with a cheese platter for you and your friends. Book now and reserve couches in the Lounge for your experience all included!
    Cocktail Tree photo

What 385 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brisbane

    Gluten-free-friendly

385 Reviews
  1. BarbaraW

    Sunshine Coast

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Post Office Hotel was chosen for lunch to celebrate my sister’s birthday. It seems that it’s very popular as there were several groups celebrating birthdays as well. Each group clapped the other after singing Happy Birthday it was a lovely atmosphere supported by the very friendly staff. Special touches by the food and beverage team included a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival for the birthday girl and a dessert with sparkler. The staff were busy with the birthday groups and all other diners but it was no trouble for them to take photos on request. The food was delicious and my sister looks forward to making sure she takes her friends there. My husband and I will dine there again when next visiting from the Sunshine Coast.

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    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was my first time going there and didn’t realise that they served you and waited for your table but the most thing that I got shocked about was the bill

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Paid $59 per person apparently for a table of 4 to Paint n Sip. We were sat bench like between toilet block, kitchen and smoking deck. We were unable to get out to order drinks/food without disrupting others. The worst experience ever. Too many squashed into a too small space. Why did you let vendor allow a large number when you couldn’t supply adequate space. Certainly won’t be recommending Post Office Hotel ever.
    Sandgate Post Office HotelResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for the feedback as no one had provided this and have taken it onboard. Will definitely move the paint sessions next time!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for lunch. The paint and sip experience was great however, the area was too small and it felt disorganised. Painting turned out lovely and the instructor was lovely.
    Sandgate Post Office HotelResponded 6 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback - it is much appreciated! We apologise if it was a little tight. We had a last minute signup that we hadnt seen in the system which threw the instructor to start. The instructor was lovely and very accommodating despite the circumstance however we will move it into a different area for our next one! Hope to see you again soon :)

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and atmosphere with excellent service, thoroughly recommend a visit.
    Sandgate Post Office HotelResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you for the lovely feedback! Hope to see you again soon :)

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed that this dinner event was advertised for Xmas in July! Food was good and ambience set up to look like Xmas. However, no music or carols or entertainment. We waited for over an hour to be served first course! We booked for 5pm dinner, but no meals until all tables were seated -after 6pm. Would not attend this event again.
    Sandgate Post Office HotelResponded 6 days ago
    We are sorry you feel that way as we have had such positive feedback on the food, presentation and ambience! The event was advertised as arrival from 5pm with a mulled wine and 6.30pm seating for service. We did pull forward the food service on a separate schedule for those that had arrived on 5pm. There was xmas carols throughout the night played in the area.

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  7. NELDAB

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dine at The Post Office a couple of times, food is amazing, staff are very attentive and pleasant to deal with. We will certainly return soon for a memorable dinning experience.
    Sandgate Post Office HotelResponded on 10 July 2024
    Thank you for the feedback, it is much appreciated. We have an amazing team and work hard to provide good food and good service. Hope to see you again soon :)

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  8. BebeM

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As first-timers at your hotel, we were impressed by the beautiful design of the lovely old building. However, what truly stood out was the exceptional service provided by Emily, who served as our waitress, bartender, table cleaner, and more. Emily was amazing—a superwoman who was friendly, helpful, cheerful, and funny. However, we were shocked to see that Emily was the only one on the floor, handling everything by herself. Among our small group, we had two chefs, an author of eight highly successful cookbooks, a CEO, an Event Producer and the owner of six coffee shops and bistro around Brisbane. We all understand the challenges of staffing, especially finding good staff, but we were surprised that Emily was the sole staff member on duty. She is a gem, a keeper and I strongly suggest acknowledging and rewarding her efforts if you want to keep her. (One of my guests was already considering headhunting her.) Fortunately, the restaurant didn’t fill up, or our experience might not have been as pleasant. The food was very good (though to be picky, the lamb was overcooked), and we had a nice night. We were really impressed with Emily and look forward to visiting again, especially to check out the Whisky Bar.
    Sandgate Post Office HotelResponded on 7 July 2024
    Thank you for your thoughtful feedback and dining with us! Will pass on your comments to our awesome Team and of course, Emily. We never have just one staff member on duty. They are rotated around the building based on customer numbers and have staff available if walkins outweigh bookings. We have our Main Bar, Dining Room, several Function areas and Whisky Vault. To explain the lamb, we do overcook it as customers complain when it is pinkish red believing it to be undercooked.

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  9. MartinaC

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food & drinks in the bar are overpriced. Attended trivia quiz, tables poorly set up for a quiz, microphone & TV not working properly, very difficult to hear the questions.
    Sandgate Post Office HotelResponded on 7 July 2024
    The Trivia company brought in someone different last week who didnt know how to operate our systems which led to some technical issues. Next time you visit you will see we have a new Main Bar Steak and Grill Menu with value offers every day. We have a current special of $10 for a Noossa Heads Schooner and have Postie Pours offering a Pint for the price of a schooner 4-6pm daily. Unfortunately we dont have gambling to subsidise cheaper beer. than this.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Steaks were medium, instead of rare and medium rare. Oysters were quite fresh which is good. Ambience ruined by the patrons outside yelling and swearing… staff did nothing even though it was noticed on multiple occasions. One of the patrons should have been cut off. Spending almost $200 on a dinner and listening to men yelling aggressive profanity is not great, and unexpected in a venue that has appears to have class. Doubt we will be back to be honest.
    Sandgate Post Office HotelResponded on 7 July 2024
    Sorry you werent happy with the steaks. We sell a lot of steaks and usually the feedback is positive with the chefs carefully cooking the steaks to the preferred level of doneness. It is unusual to have anyone outside yelling however they were spoken to by one of the Duty Managers. We apologise for the ambience being ruined and hope that you will give us a second chance!

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Sandgate Post Office Hotel is rated 4.1 stars by 385 OpenTable diners.

Sandgate Post Office Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sandgate Post Office Hotel

1 Bowser Parade, Sandgate, AU-QLD 4017

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Rainbow Terrace
  • Area
    Sandgate
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Australian, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Sandgate Train Station
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Matthew McNamara
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    1800 244 882
  • Catering
    Enquire here: https://sandgatepostofficehotel.com.au/function-enquiry/<br />and let us know how many people will be attending so we can quote you on the most suitable space and catering/beverage options.
  • Private party facilities
    Planning an event? We've got you covered!As one of Brisbane’s most iconic buildings, there is an array of private function and dining rooms to suit any style of event. From a sit-down dinner, to stand up cocktail events, we will create a seamless and memorable experience. https://sandgatepostofficehotel.com.au/functions/
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