The Charming Squire Restaurant
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Whether it be a Christmas party, milestone birthday, conference, wedding reception, launch party, social gathering, fundraiser or corporate event, The Charming Squire can cater for all types of events with delicious and unique food and beverage options. Our experienced functions team can help you with every detail of your event to ensure it runs smoothly and is truly memorable.View Private Dining Details
We have used the restaurant a lot and my husband chose to use it fir his husbands 40th birthday-this is the first time we have ever been disappointed! Our waiter acknowledged his birthday (is our it on the reservation) and he was lovely-but we had to wait around 75 minutes fir our food to come out. When we questioned this, we were told there had been 100’s of dockets before us-and this is the reason he had offered us some nibbles to keep us going. He did offer us nibbles when he took our order, but he never told us about lots of orders being before us-not at my point were we told we would be waiting so long! After clearing our plates, we then had to wait at least 20 mins for our dessert order to be taken, and then when my husband was half way through his-we were told by our server that he was annoyed because he had got a sparkler to put in my husband’s dessert but they didn’t advise him that his dessert had been brought out so we managed to sing half way through his dessert.
I do understand that this restaurant is used before theatre performances and they need to get these people out in time-but it shouldn’t be to the detriment of other people-especially a table of 7 with kids fir a celebratory meal!
The restaurant is seperate to the bar hower the noisy, crowded bar area made the restaurant too loud. Food was average.
Don’t try the Duck (even though it was recommended). Overcooked and saturated in sauce. 50 minutes for mains to be served also meant we had to rush our food to get to our show on time. Apparently there was a “bottleneck” in the kitchen which shouldn’t happen when you’re paying high prices for your meals and the venue promotes “pre show dining” so you are not rushing.
Whether it be lunch, dinner or just a catch up for a drink The Charming Squire can cater for it all - great atmosphere, good range of food, service is terrific - we'll be back for sure :)
Have enjoyed this restaurant many times. Being so close to QPAC and buses is a plus. Love the atmosphere in the bar for a pre dinner drink. My main course of duck was delicious. We will certainly return. Our waitress was delightful and helpful.
Steak was good, chips were good. Could've done with more aioli with our chips we shared though was to nervous to ask for more after paying $9 for a bottle of water for my partner and I. I'd have loved a bit more pepper gravy on my steak. But it seem to all have ended up in the jug of gravy my partner got. And the house salad I ordered as a side for $10 seemed old and no way fresh and smelled funny.
Our meal took 1 hour to come out. Yes it was busy but when it came I ordered the chicken and it was 2 small drumsticks and a small chicken. Full of bones no meat and no flavour and it was cold. For $32 I could have gone to Nandos and got some flavour and value.
The food was very expensive and the steaks at $45 and $38 were not cooked as asked and very tough. We wouldn't return way too expensive for the food we received.
The food was okay. We got really rushed through our meal and felt like we were being pushed out even though the restaurant wasn’t very full.
Food was poor. Cold and not pleasant. Booked for 8.3p but table not ready. Had to chase up staff to get our table ready. Food service was inattentive. Didn't bring water. Whole sections of the menu not available.
Celebrating daughters graduation
Best tasting barramundi ive ever had and the side very tasty very friendly staff and nicely set out very roomy feeling not crapped will be back
We were running late due to traffic issues. had to rush our meal a little, but the staff well and truly catered for this in a very friendly manner. Returned after seeing our show, they found us a table no trouble at all! One of my favourite restaurants!
Absolutely magnificent ... food, service and ambience! Highly recommend!
The best food and service for a reasonable price. Just don’t let them sit you next to the kitchen. The whole time we listened to chefs yelling orders and table numbers at each other. Clanging and banging and hurry ups. Would have been 5 star otherwise
the coal pit lamb was dry, overdone. did not live up to the name of the dish.
Kitchen kept open due to the reservation, would have closed earlier that day. Chef was a little bit in a hurry. But food was great and the desert grilled mango pavlova was outstanding!
Great food, good atmosphere. Service a little slow on Sat night but all round a good experience
Good service. Very clean and easy to move around restaurant. Bit expensive and some of our shared dishes lacked flavour and could have been bigger.
Beautiful food and served quickly. Table service lacked though as no top of wine or water and no staff around to ask for more water.
We were a family taking a friend to lunch. Two of us had dined there before and enjoyed the experience. We were not disappointed this time.
Thank you to our waiter for his attendance to our needs.
I would recommend the bar bistro area, not the restaurant. Many menu items weren't available, steak was warm, not hot. Broccolini was cold. Had to keep getting attention of wait staff to place orders / get another drink. Pricey for quality of what we got.
Usually this is a good place but this time we had cold food and overcooked steak. Just dissapointed
Beautifully balanced dishes that were reasonably sized and priced.. the cabernet jus (on the rib fillet) exceeded expectations.
The food was outstandingly presented and sumptuous. The table service was alright, but as more people came in we felt unattended. My only gripe was we had to wait over an hour for dinner and people who came in after us were eating before us. The management however apologised and gave us discount. I understand that it was very busy, but we were going to a show, so timing of our meal was vital.
The Squire is utterly reliable. They know when there's a function and the kitchen meets that deadline faithfully.
The food was so good. We did shareplates and wasn't disappointed (pork belly and scallops).
Even though our booking wasn't processed, the staff worked us into the evening and gave us some lovely seating by the window. The service provided by our waiter, Tristan, was impeccable as he looked after us the whole time we were there and he showed great values that we appreciated. The food was delicious, however, it would've been nice if chips/mashed potato was given as a part of the mains/steaks besides the pumpkin and broccolini rather than being an add-on. Overall, we had a fabulous night and I will be sure to be back again within the next 6-12 months.
In Australia it’s a little confronting and awkward to be presented with the mobile EFTPOS at your table with the screen reading ‘would you like to leave a tip - yes or no? Whilst the food was beautiful and the service very good, we weren’t asked either of those things, only if I wanted to tip. This isn’t the US and if your service is outstanding you’ll get your fair share of voluntary tips. It took the edge off what was otherwise a really enjoyable experience.
Great for an early meal before catching a show at QPAC. The staff are well tuned into a quick turnaround and do all they can to get you fed and out on time
Great food, service and vibe. Love this place! Will go again
We were running late due to transport hassles and the staff worked well to get our food to us in a timely manner. Thankyou
The food took more than an hour to come out of the kitchen due to mistake of the server. The mistake was not the issue but the fact that no one noticed and we had to ask, is on them.
Food was exceptional, service and attention to detail was excellent.
Amazing food / drinks and atmosphere. Highly recommend this bar/restaurant
Was a lovely lunch very attentive staff and friendly.
Great place for a business meeting, booths are private and you can actually hear each other talk. Excellent staff and food, highly recommend for dinner or drinks at the bar
Excellent food, portions and service. Served quickly and with a smile. Highly recommend and will definitely return.
Charming by name and nature. From our first greeting, the table service, food knowledge and sense of humour of our waiter through to the delight of our food presentation and taste. The beer selection was great as well. Overall a relaxing, wonderful dining experience once again and look forward to our next encounter.
Very busy night slow service though food was hot and tasty
Absolutely amazing food in a gorgeous place. Service was impeccable. Will definitely be back!