The Charming Squire Restaurant

3.9
933 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian

Top tags:

Great Beer
Pre/post Theatre
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.

Experiences

  • Time Saving Pre Theatre Dining

    A$56.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Heading to the Theatre? Save yourself some time and book in for our pre theatre grazing menu (min 2 people) To start Mushroom & truffle arancini balls, porcini puree, parmesan, basil oil Moreton bay prawns, Mango, cucumber, radish Main Wood fired organic lamb, Labneh, harissa, tabouleh, grilled pita bread Dessert (add $13pp) Banoffee pie, Banana, couer a la crème, honeycomb, caramel

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 933 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.1
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LizB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always love to come to the Charming Squire restaurant before a performance at QPAC. Not only is the food spectacular and the staff friendly, but they ensure that you have a lovely night and get to the performance on time. 10 out of 10 recommend this place.

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JulieC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our night at your establishment and look forward to visiting next time we are in Brisbane. Thank you

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AnnieK
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Service from floor staff and food was great, however food took just under 50 minutes to arrive after we ordered at 4.30pm!! A bit disappointing given we had to attend a show at 6pm and had to eat our meals in less then 10 minutes.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Hi AnnieK, we wish your experience could have been better, but appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will share this with the rest of the team.

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone (party of 6) was happy with their meals and drinks. I had the alcoholic ginger beer and it was delicious!

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Really glad you had a positive experience. Thanks for reviewing. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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BevanW
11 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was satisfactory but steak overpriced. Fish was the best. Definitely casual dining. Waiter was great.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for reviewing us. Your feedback is appreciated and we take it to heart. We will share this with the rest of the team.

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

For what we actually got it was a very expensive meal and not worth it. The staff were great though and very chatty

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 14 July 2021

Hi Kevin, we will pass along your feedback to the team regarding the meals you had. We are glad our staff could provide you with a great experience. We hope to see you again soon.

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MissMay
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

It was very quiet. The week after lockdown and everyone was still mask laden. Not a god indicator. Service was lovely. Staff were amazing. Pork belly was over cooked. Eye fillet was not cooked to my liking. Definitely medium rare but quite charcoaled on the outside.
Entrees were delicious. X
Good wine selection

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 14 July 2021

Hi MissMay, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled to hear our service staff ensured an enjoyable experience for you. We will pass on your feedback regarding the pork belly to our team. We look forward to seeing you again.

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FionaM
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and quality meals. The barramundi was beautiful.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 7 July 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Fiona. We will share this with the team!

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KaraW
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Absolutely amazing as usual, would definitely recommend.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 7 July 2021

Thanks Kara! See you again soon.

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TeoniM
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff which made a great environment and all round experience. The live music was great. Food and cocktails were great. Maybe a tad pricey but worth it.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 7 July 2021

Thanks for the review. Hope you have an amazing day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated in a giant booth which we adored. Our waiter was very attentive (charming even!) and didn’t flinch at any of our quirks.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 7 July 2021

We’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. Have a wonderful day!

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Hogie
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

A hot meal arrived cold and was sent back to the kitchen, 1st impressions are lasting impressions.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 22 June 2021

Hi Hogie, we wish your experience could have been better, but appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will share this with the rest of the team.

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Scott
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Had to keep asking the servers to even pay any attention to us. They wouldn’t offer any drinks or check if we were okay.
The food was very oily and small for the price. Our entree of octopus was a bowl half filled with oil that ruined the flavour of everything else on the plate.
$22 for a rum and ginger beer is a bit over the top as well.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 22 June 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, even if your experience wasn’t great. We’re sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. Our team will look into this.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a limited amount of time because we had tickets for a QPAC show at 7.30pm. Waiter acknowledged time constraint as soon as we were seated and suggested some share plates. When they hadn’t arrived at 7.00 pm he chased up the kitchen ( it was a very busy night) and topped up our wine glasses. I really appreciated his attention and even though it was a meal eaten very very quickly, the food was great. We will be back but next time we will make sure we have enough time to enjoy some other menu offerings.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 22 June 2021

Hi, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. See you soon!

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IanM
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Can be noisy but we were in early for the pre-show set menu, so was quieter. Service was first class, food was excellent. Will go again.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 22 June 2021

Cheers Ian, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and presentation, the waitress who served us was also really lovely. Wood fired prawns and lamb skewers were delicious! Went to the ballet at QPAC straight after, so location wise it was perfect.

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RosalieL
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

we have almost 2 hrs prior to our show, but ended up having to eat our desert in a real hurry.
Kitchen obviously was not quite organised enough.
However, food and service is good overall.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 22 June 2021

We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. See you next time!

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LanceG
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We were pleasantly surprised , I booked a table thinking we would be in the 'pub' area , I was not aware there is a restaurant also. Food was delicious and service was very good . We will be back again.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 17 June 2021

Really glad you had a positive experience. Thanks for reviewing. See you next time!

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Our waitress was excellent. Food good but expensive and not a lot of choices for diners not wanting a bug meal.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 17 June 2021

We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. Hope you have an amazing day!

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LuciHoff
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Cant thank Charming Quire enough! We had to change our booking time which Faith accommodated very graciously and followed up by phone to do.

As we were late, we then had little time to order from the menu before our theatre show and the staff arranged fast provision of share plates and wine so we could eat and run. Fabulous and attentive service and definitely will recommend and be back

Thanks Charming Squire - pat yourselves on the back

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 12 June 2021

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. we're glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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PhilipP
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The staff were fantastic and the service was prompt. Pork belly entree was amazing. The lamb for the main was tough & chewy, bland in flavour. Have eaten there several times and thus time was disappointing.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 12 June 2021

Hi Phillip, we're happy to hear you enjoyed the service during your visit. Hopefully we leave you with a better impression next time.

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MarionC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a pre-show (QPAC), the Charming Squire is top-notch. Service is friendly and speedy. And the food is delicious. As 2 females eating, we usually grab an entree each and one of the generous side serves. Heaps for us for dinner. If we have spare time we might share a dessert (which are also yum!). On occasion when I've had plenty of time to spare, slowly enjoying one of the main course dishes is also a joy. There is a special pre-show fixed-price generous dinner available if you have a slightly larger appetite.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 12 June 2021

Hi Marion, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MyraM
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoy going to The Charming Squire and sincerely look forward to a new revised , and certainly more extensive, menu than the small disappointing one that they have now.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 12 June 2021

Glad to learn your experience was a positive one. We look forward to seeing you again soon with our new menu.

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CherylB
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only a small menu but great food. Quality not quantity applies here. Loved the pork belly for entre and I loved the zucchini fritter fries with the chicken for the main.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 6 June 2021

Hi Cheryl, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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WayneC
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall experience was good the Steak was a little underwhelming although was tasty

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 5 June 2021

We appreciate the review. Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, we will share this with the team.

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MarkoR
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good overall experience but could use a few more vegetarian options.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 31 May 2021

We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. See you next time!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and very comfy seating. Food was amazing and the service was great

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 7 July 2021

Thank you for the kind review, we look forward to seeing you again.

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DavidA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent pre theatre menu and great service. Will return!

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 31 May 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words. Have a wonderful day!

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AndrewE
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service, we had entrées, dinner and a couple of drinks before heading across the street to QPAC to watch a show. It was a perfect night out and I highly recommend it, we will definitely be going back.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 31 May 2021

Really glad you had a positive experience. Thanks for reviewing. See you soon!

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Mara
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service - the waiter was lovely.

Sadly food was way overpriced - $52 for a steak and no sides? $20 for a small cocktail $17 for a standard glass of wine? Yikes.

And not many menu options...

Steak was good - not $52 worth but good.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 31 May 2021

Hi Mara, we’re very sorry that that was your experience with us. Your feedback has been relayed to our team.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was good. Everyone really enjoyed the meal. Only issue we had was part of the meal was delayed.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 31 May 2021

Matt, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. We will share this with the team!

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Dissapointed
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The only vegetarian option was half a cauliflower partially cooked and covered with brown stuff. The lamb had lumps of fat in it. The fish was okay. You maybe need to lift the game on the veggie food. I’ve had a really nice veggie food there before In the pub part.Fortunately the waiter was a really nice bloke.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 31 May 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We’re sorry to hear we disappointed you. Your feedback has been relayed to our team, we are revising our vegetarian options moving forward.

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BerniceP
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was exceptional. Unfortunately the food wasn’t great. Pork belly was cold & chewy. The lamb was dry.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 31 May 2021

Thanks for reviewing us. Your feedback is appreciated and we take it to heart. It’s important for us know how we can better serve our customers and your comments will be shared with the team.

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KayS
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

An hour for our food to arrive.

Very limited menu.

Food didn't arrive together.

Very expensive for very small servings.

Some dishes overcooked, some dishes undercooked.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 31 May 2021

We apologize for not meeting your expectations, but appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We will connect with management on this matter.

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Pplm
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Food was delicious
Service wasn’t great but they were understaffed
But I might add never just swap an ordered wine when not available with something else without asking the customer first
I have never had this happen before

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 22 May 2021

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we're glad you enjoyed the food during your visit, we hope to see you again soon.

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Dee0808
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed our pre QSO concert dinner at The Charming Squire. I have previously found the noise from the bar area distracting but didn’t on this occasion. Our meals were delicious and generous, cocktails and wine were also excellent. Wait staff were also friendly and professional, would definitely return.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 22 May 2021

Hi Dee, we're glad you enjoyed your visit with us, we look forward to seeing you again next time you're on the way to QSO!

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PamY
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Menu very limited because of Covid not what appears on the website!

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 22 May 2021

Thanks Pam, we'll check that out, we hope to see you again soon.

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Isobel
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you Charming Squire but especially Jarryd for going absolutely above and beyond to feed my group late on a Tuesday night when nothing else was open. Stellar service, wonderful food and great ambience. Highly recommend.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 14 May 2021

Thank you for your recommendation Isobel, we look forward to seeing you all again next time!

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KaylaO
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our service was outstanding, she made sure we happy with everything

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 14 May 2021

Hi Kayla, thank you for your review, we're thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us.

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MarilynH
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Delicious food and the waiting staff very efficient. Limited menu and nothing for children but food for the children supplied satisfactorily. Will be back.

The Charming Squire Restaurant
Responded on 14 May 2021

Thank you for your recommendation Marilyn, we look forward to seeing you next time!

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FAQs

The Charming Squire Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 933 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.