The Charming Squire Restaurant
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Time Saving Pre Theatre DiningA$56.00 per person
Multiple dates availableHeading 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
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Mushroom & Truffle Arancini Balls
Porcini puree, parmesan, basil oil
Crispy Skin Pork Belly
Grilled peach, Blue Dog Farm leaves, pimientos de padron
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.
Thoroughly enjoyed our night at your establishment and look forward to visiting next time we are in Brisbane. Thank you
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.
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.
Everyone (party of 6) was happy with their meals and drinks. I had the alcoholic ginger beer and it was delicious!
Really glad you had a positive experience. Thanks for reviewing. We look forward to serving you again soon!
Food was satisfactory but steak overpriced. Fish was the best. Definitely casual dining. Waiter was great.
Thanks for reviewing us. Your feedback is appreciated and we take it to heart. We will share this with the rest of the team.
For what we actually got it was a very expensive meal and not worth it. The staff were great though and very chatty
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.
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
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.
Great service and quality meals. The barramundi was beautiful.
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Fiona. We will share this with the team!
Absolutely amazing as usual, would definitely recommend.
Thanks Kara! See you again soon.
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.
Thanks for the review. Hope you have an amazing day!
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.
We’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. Have a wonderful day!
A hot meal arrived cold and was sent back to the kitchen, 1st impressions are lasting impressions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hi, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. See you soon!
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.
Cheers Ian, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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.
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.
We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. See you next time!
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.
Really glad you had a positive experience. Thanks for reviewing. See you next time!
Our waitress was excellent. Food good but expensive and not a lot of choices for diners not wanting a bug meal.
We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. Hope you have an amazing day!
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
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.
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.
Hi Phillip, we're happy to hear you enjoyed the service during your visit. Hopefully we leave you with a better impression next time.
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.
Hi Marion, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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.
Glad to learn your experience was a positive one. We look forward to seeing you again soon with our new menu.
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.
Hi Cheryl, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Overall experience was good the Steak was a little underwhelming although was tasty
We appreciate the review. Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, we will share this with the team.
Good overall experience but could use a few more vegetarian options.
We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. See you next time!
Wonderful atmosphere and very comfy seating. Food was amazing and the service was great
Thank you for the kind review, we look forward to seeing you again.
Excellent pre theatre menu and great service. Will return!
Thanks so much for the kind words. Have a wonderful day!
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.
Really glad you had a positive experience. Thanks for reviewing. See you soon!
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.
Hi Mara, we’re very sorry that that was your experience with us. Your feedback has been relayed to our team.
Food was good. Everyone really enjoyed the meal. Only issue we had was part of the meal was delayed.
Matt, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. We will share this with the team!
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.
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.
Service was exceptional. Unfortunately the food wasn’t great. Pork belly was cold & chewy. The lamb was dry.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
Menu very limited because of Covid not what appears on the website!
Thanks Pam, we'll check that out, we hope to see you again soon.
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.
Thank you for your recommendation Isobel, we look forward to seeing you all again next time!
Our service was outstanding, she made sure we happy with everything
Hi Kayla, thank you for your review, we're thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us.
Delicious food and the waiting staff very efficient. Limited menu and nothing for children but food for the children supplied satisfactorily. Will be back.
Thank you for your recommendation Marilyn, we look forward to seeing you next time!
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.