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
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!
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!
Delicious food, loved the desserts
Great service and fantastic food. Would definitely return.
Great place to eat before a show at QPAC. Timely service was appreciated whilst eating good food.
We went for lunch prior to a performance at The Lyric Theatre. The food was well prepared although smallish portions of the vegetables and the plate could have been heated more as food was not "hot"
The service was very good with good recommendation on the cider.
We have been to this restaurant several times and have enjoyed our meals and beverages. It is a lively place at dinner time in the bar area and tends to a little quieter in the restaurant area but I recommend booking so you won't be disappointed.
Food was delicious and very well presented. The service was great, especially our waiter ( from Belgium), he provided excellent service all evening. Catered for the kids as well which was great..
Good vibe, always full of people enjoying themselves. Good food, friendly atmosphere.
I have been here with a large group of friends and absolutely loved the food so I was really disappointed when I came here with my husband and kids for Father’s Day, the food was pretty average and I saw a lot of food being sent back to the kitchen, for the price of it I was really disappointed.
in addition to that we were supposed to get free parking and the voucher that we were given had expired so we had to pay $25 for parking on top of a really expensive meal. I don’t think I would go back again. Such a shame as I loved the first time we went.
Food was perfect. Great selection of beers. Atmosphere was perfect for a Sunday afternoon. Live music was awesome. All staff were friendly, but a extra big shout out to our very pleasant waiter - he was very attentive to our table, so charming & extremely patient with some of the rowdy members of our crew. thank you.
I booked a table at the restaurant to try out their pizzas cos I heard theyre good, but it turns out that it's only available on the bar side, which didnt make sense because it's connected and we could order drinks from the bar. Food at the restaurant was great but very heavy (heaps of flavorful meat) with nothing to neutralise the flavour, so it was enjoyable at the start but we all struggled to finish it. Drinks were excellent.
Bottom line is: a mixture of good and bad, but was somewhat disappointed because I was there for the pizzas.
Overall, a nice evening, but would have preferred being told at the start of our booking that we had to be out of the table within 2 hours. That wasn't made clear to us until almost an hour into our booking. Which would have been fine, but we hadn't even had anyone come around to take our orders in that first hour. So it made for a very rushed second hour.
Awesome atmosphere and the live music was awesome!
Great restaurant food is amazing and the staff delightful, went for a birthday highly recommended
Was really busy after Bridge to Brisbane, which was to be expected. The overall wait times on food was quite short. Although the service left a little to be desired. A few forgotten drinks and being told they couldn't make an iced coffee, only to come back later with an iced coffee. That was really the only downfall of the morning. Food was good and reasonably well priced and the place wasn't overly loud. Needs to expand their non-alcoholic drinks menus if they are going to do breakfast, because it felt like every suggestion that wasn't "hot coffee" was shut down.
The slow cooked beef cheek was sensational as were the meals of the other 5 in our group. Loved the setting of the booths for small groups of friends and one of the best pale ales.