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The Charming Squire Restaurant

4.3
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774 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian

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The Charming Squire is ideally located in Brisbane’s thriving cultural South Bank precinct (next to South Brisbane train station), and is the perfect place for a fun night out, a special function or a casual catch up over lunch or dinner.

It’s also a working James Squire brewery where you can get acquainted with the brewing process as you explore the James Squire craft beer range, all the while enjoying delicious dishes designed to complement the flavours of the beers. Visit our website to see what’s on tap.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 774 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndreaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Wrong order , two dishes were not as advertised, requests at service of drinks not correct.

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ShellyG
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience4

Great chill venue for dinner and drinks with friends.

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GavinP
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Covid safe plan worked well and the food was excellent as always

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Ashie90
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Pork belly was delicious, and the arancini balls! Highly recommend :) Only downfall was garlic bread was a little different to usual - maybe needed some butter on the bread, we love garlic but both agreed it was too intense. House wine was also great!

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing service great was just I bit dark in the area we were eating in !! But we enjoyed our meal for sure !!

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DaveB
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My guest and I thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience at The Charming Squire. Service was efficient and friendly. Food was fresh and exciting. I would recommend to anyone considering a craft brewing dining experience.

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AllanahM
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, wine was lovely and service was impeccable

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Thank you for having us! Always good food and good beer

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A276
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food and service were pretty average, was expecting more from the Squire

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JakJak
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food, great service and I would definitely come again.

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TrentH
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Taking all things considered with the pandemic..

Venue was understaffed and our table was left waiting a substantial amount of time for our drinks to be ordered and delivered. The venue had minimal patrons so wait times were a bit excessive

The venue had 5-6 main meals to choose from which 2 were unavailable and 2 entree meals were unavailable also.

The food was delivered warm-cold and a portion size was small for the price range which in my opinion is excessive by around $5 per meal.
However the food was cooked well...

Will be returning but when the pandemic is over and a full menu is on offer.

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ImogenJ
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and hospitality!
Thanks for the night!

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Arancini balls were absolutely delicious and the wine on tap was good value and lots of options of drinks on menu. Fish and chips were a bit overpriced as chips were slightly soggy and fish was good but nothing special. Otherwise had a great time and would go back

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GregK
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Virtually all beer on tap unavailable. Half of the food menu unavailable. House wine was awful. Venue should have just stayed closed. I paid for drinks regardless of leaving them on the table when we left because the poor staff still need to get paid.

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LeeJ
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The only reason I marked down ambience was due to the restrictions in place at the time (10 people maximum) . The Charming Squire is usually full of life.

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SuzanneM
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good except my husband's dish was fish and chips with salad and he was sad he didn't get the salad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was amazing! He was so so lovely and accomodating! Can’t wait to come back

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AaronD
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great beer and always the most amazing and friendly service. Arancini always a crowd favourite!.

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Trish
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

We have been here before and enjoyed the food so recommended this restaurant to have dinner with our friends. Despite the possible lockdown due to CoVid19 we decided to go ahead with our booking on Saturday night to support the restaurant. We could not fault our waiter however we were extremely disappointed with the food. While my meal was tasty, the chicken was overcooked and difficult to cut and the veges particularly the pumpkin were cold. My husband had the ribs and found they were overcooked and difficult to remove from the bone, everyone having chips commented that they seemed undercooked and the coleslaw was like slop piled high. Now we can understand food not quite up to standard if the restaurant and bar were packed but both were virtually empty. I was so disappointed as I could have produced a far better quality meal at home for less than half of what it cost us. Unfortunately we will not be returning.

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Sundara
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great! One of our favourite restaurants. Staff, food and drinks are all exceptional

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WendyB
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked for 10 - Sorry, only 9 arrived, but we all agreed we would book here again as the food and service were second to none. Little lady that waited on our table was very good - an asset to your establishment. Wine waiter also very good, and the wine was excellent too. Thank you from the 1958 Old Girls from St. Margaret's Anglican Girls' School, Ascot. Yes, we were all either 79 or 80 years of age!

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DianeC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We all enjoyed our lovely dinner however we all thought that the restaurant was very noisy.

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Yorkie
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Very poor service. And the signature thomahawk steak 1.4kg "no where near" paid $130 for a bone and 6 slices of meat. I could not recommend this place to anyone in fact I would say find somewhere else. Rubbish

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Tasty, prompt and good value. Our waiter was great - he really knew his stuff and after asking if we were going to a show, he made sure we would be there for the curtain call. We will be back.

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took 12 clients to dinner at the Squire. We chose the Convicts Banquet and with wines we spent $100 per person for a perfect fine dining experience. Staff were very attentive, and the food just kept coming. The standard of food served was high class. Wines were chosen from a wide range on the night.

Highly recommend this restaurant for people looking for elegant food, modern ambiance, and a totally pleasing night out.

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waynen
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The service from the waiter was excellent. The food was average. The lamb was chewey and the seafood curry was more like a laksa. Wines by the glass too limited.

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LeahL
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Service is always really great at Charming Squire. The wait staff are attentive and very friendly. The food let us down so much this time we won’t be back. The steak was very rare, undercooked and had a lot of gristle. It was very disappointing for the price point.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location the food was excellent and value for money was very good. The staff were very accommodating and friendly highly recommend a visit 👍

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CitizensCritic
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Good place for a date. Did not get a very good table placement as the restaurant was busy. Food was above average

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CathT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We arrived a little late to our reservation (traffic) but that wasn't a problem for the staff who found our reservation, seated us and then asked us if we were going to see a show over the road - which we were - our server helped us determine which menu items would come out quickly so we wouldn't be late for our show. Food came out super quick, so did drinks but no quality was compromised and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The bar next door is noisy but it didn't make a huge impact on our dinner. - great night - thanks

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DanielB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good food. Very accomdating with shows at qpac.

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BryanF
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food, service and surroundings - even on a Saturday night!

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MarkF
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The service was extremely good. My partner and myself had 2 different main courses, 1 x steak and 1 x lamb, and both were average in quality with too much fat.
The plate the steak was dished up was not flat, so had a wobble and would spin, challenging to say the least. Will maybe just have a pizza next time ?

MB
MarshaBoyle
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Whilst the service was great, the 5 share plates we ordered were all overcooked. When you are paying these prices you want the food to be tasty!

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AnnalenaC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Consideration was given to expected show time at QPAC and time check ins were made to ensure appropriate timing to attend show. Service was friendly, thoughtful and considerate.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a great time, food and service was good. Drinks were good value. We paid with cash but they had already added a credit card surcharge onto the bill which we didn’t see until after we’d left so watch out for that.

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CalL
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

4:30pm was a great time to be there on the restaurant not too busy or noisy. The food was tasty and delivered promptly as the server knew we were headed to a 6pm show.

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EvaB
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Unfortunately we came when the guests come who visit before the show- I assume.
Service was poor and short as the guys were busy
No indication that the food was going to take 40 minutes
requests were forgotten about
tables did not get cleaned all around us.
Definitely- poor rostering and the team on could not cope so some were a bit rude.

We love it here so we will come again BUT embarrassing if you bring guests from overseas!!

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Saint
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was tremendous and polite. Definitely re visit thanks to him.

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DuncanC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

The steaks were ridiculously over cooked.
The service was great and the waitress knew her stuff but the steaks were as tough as boots. We would have complained but we had a show to go too soon after.

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The Charming Squire Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 774 OpenTable diners.

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