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The Courthouse

4.6
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481 reviews
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$41 to $100
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The Courthouse has elegant white cloth dining with stunning views of Moreton Bay, Our heritage listed property is set on manicured waterfront gardens and boasts areas for intimate dining, private functions, lavish gatherings and fairy-lit outdoor spaces for the warmer months, with three crackling open fires for the colder month. The Courthouse's Restaurant is a multi-awarded venue for both cuisine & service, the waterfront property is truly a complete dining experience.

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
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 481 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JennyC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Definitely a place to try for that special celebration.

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EARTHY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Thank you for a very pleasant lunch on Sunday Sept 20th. The food was excellent although we had to wait almost an hour for our order......that the manager did apologise for. The well dressed staff were attentive without being intrusive. One very good point was that our orders of "wine by the glass" were brought to the table before being poured from the bottle. A very professional touch!
Thankyou again.

TJ
TJames
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely afternoon lunch yesterday with a friend overlooking the Bay and the Garden area where the staff were setting up for a wedding. Even though there was an event happening later in the afternoon, the service and the food were consistent and delicious as always. See you next time.

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MauriceS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

waitress's / waiter's were too pushy selling you alcohol food came out lukewarm
we just finished our meals and the waiter came to our table with someone else's meals
and then drinks. Overall pretty ordinary I expected better from a five star restaurant.

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GeorgeB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place for a nice dinner with the wife......

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RogerR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and service in lovely surrounds---every time we have been. Whenever we have a special occasion too celebrate The Courthouse is our choice.

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Wayne
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The young lady who served us was great.
Her service complemented a good experience.
Food was great.
Only downer was were shoe horned into a table in amongst other groups when there was plenty of room in the dining room. Felt like we were dining with the two ladies at the next table.
Despite this it was good and I will be back!

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Steve
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent , an extensive menu & service very good. A lovely setting with a very relaxed atmosphere. We have never been disappointed on the several occasions we have visited The Courthouse.

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and the food was sensational!!
Highly recommend.

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Lancev
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great night out for a special occasion. Will definitely go back again.

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LoisM
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We haven't been to the Courthouse for quite some time and had forgotten just how superb the food is. Congratulations on maintaining such a high standard over many years.

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CherylG
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and ambience.... perfect for a special occasion

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AndreaT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

I booked a 1:45pm slot to take my friend for dessert and bubbles on her 45th birthday and was very disappointed to be approached by Taff at our table to announce that as a 'fine dining' restaurant we were supposed to be ordering a full course meal and that our time was limited. Firstly, I had called the restaurant to check about the booking for dessert and had no reply and secondly there was nothing on the website about having to book for full meal service anyway. I checked out of courtesy and with no call back assumed it would be ok. They proceeded to tell me they would allow us to stay since we were there already. I felt very embarrassed and told them I had called with no response. I felt this table announcement was very unnecessary considering the time booking (1:45pm), the amount of people in the restaurant (it was at least half empty) and the information available (nothing regarding our requirements on the website anyway). It could have been approached when we were paying a more of a passing comment since it obviously posed no problem in regards to customer numbers and table availablity.
To top this off we ordered bubbles and asked for some guidance on one that wasn't too dry an more sweet and received TWO staff responses to say that they didn't know anything about the wine at the 'Fine Dining' restaurant. What a joke! Luckily the desserts were lovely, the view nice and my friend relaxed for her special treat in the end since she had travelled an hour to join me there.

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I was married at the Court House 21/12/1997, very happy time ... so i decided to return for the first time in 2020... ok , booked online ,ok, arrived , it was a very nice too walk inside and see the place....this time as a man who was divorced . I thought in 1997 , i was marrying the lady for life...after 8 years she ran off........................... after a long time and a few other ladies i returned single but with my new partner , that was a strange feeling to be in side the Courthouse once more .... the table we sat at , was missing its foot so i had to keep my foot on it ,as it was rocking a lot( spilled the drinks) , the salt and pepper shakers were empty ....oh well ,then the young lass ,came to inform me that they couldn't serve my two scotch and ginger ale spirts as they were out of ginger ale ,and would soda water do, in my scotch.............uuugh ok......... the food was the best part , apart from my lovely lady at my side who said , and this is service ..i didn't tell the staff that i had been married there in 21/12/1997... ...hmm went home for a real scotch!!

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MelB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delightful lunch at the old courthouse to celebrate my fathers 87th birthday. Could not fault the food at all. Was perfectly cooked and so delicious.

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JoChris
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We dropped in to Courthouse at very short notice for Sunday lunch.
Beautiful table for two with lovely view over the bay, and the setup for the afternoon wedding function.
Service was slick and friendly.
Seafood was to die for - gorgeous and generous prawns, scallops and bug in a delicious sauce.
Desserts were decadent and delicious.
Coffee perfect.
Thanks for a great meal !

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Mwt1
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate here for our 7 year wedding anniversary , Amazing food! 5 stars

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KerryR
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, our meal was absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable and the staff was friendly and informative. We always love dining at the Courthouse.

JM
JimM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was of usual quality - excellent. A great place to meet.

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BethOBrien
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Without fail you can go to the Courthouse and always know you will get an exceptional meal, and great customer service.

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Twoels
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Courthouse is one of our favourite restaurants. We are always very happy with the food and the service. Carol is a wonderful host and always welcomes us very warmly, almost like family. A truly lovely place to dine.

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Gummy
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is superb, the service is fantastic, the ambience, atmosphere and bay views are amazing.

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shaunm
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and very friendly team member who serviced us.

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RichardK
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This visit to the Courthouse was exceptional in terms of food presentation and quality, service, ambience etc. A truly wonderful Sunday afternoon luncheon to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. 6 stars.

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Skylin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

The price of the food is way too expensive for its quality and taste. But the ambiance is great

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NickV
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and service

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GregS
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

Food was good - nothing really fancy, but a good honest meal. The service was appalling. Plenty of wait staff that, apart from the young girl doing drinks, couldn’t wait. Repeated occasions where the service was just non-existent.

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PhilG
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service and a nice restaurant. The food took a while to come out but this is a nice restaurant so we didn't mind. This is a true 4 star restaurant.
Items for consideration
We sat outside and a bit of music would have been nice.

Secondly, for such a nice restaurant, I found their bar selection weak and basic. If they want to attract dinners from outside of Cleveland, then they need to invest in some top-shelf. As an example, they didn't even have any Amaretto but rather, they had a bar of the cheap stuff like like Bundy rum, wild Turkey, etc - which is fine but it should to reason that those who pay the extra dollar for a nice meal will also pay the extra dollar of a nice drink.

Overall, a very nice experience…

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Bonzabones
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had forgotten about The Courthouse Restaurant, we used to go there a lot four or five years ago and for some reason we just never thought of it, luckily for us there was an advert in the Redland City Bulletin.
I can honestly say it has to be the best fine dining experience in the Redlands.
The service was remarkable, the food tantalizing and the softly playing piano was the icing on the cake. There is an eclectic range of menu items that I am certain would suit all tastes.
The most enjoyable night my wife and I have had since dining at the Black Hide Steakhouse in Caxton Street.
So if you fancy being spoiled and love fine dining, then this is the place to go

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LeanneC
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was absolutely beautiful, food, service and ambiance, couldn’t fault it!!

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LesleyK
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Lovely outdoor area. Management were very accommodating and wait staff very pleasant and timely. Food was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was amazing, as was the entertainment. A little pricey, but well worth it. Would definitely go there again.

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JaniceR
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a lovely dinner, Seafood Supreme was perfect...left me wanting more and the passionfruit tart for dessert I highly recommend.

JM
JeffM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot that I haven't visited for a while. Food was excellent - table outside looking out to the water was great.
Excellent service.

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CathyT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For those special occasions you can always count on the Court House. Simply magic.

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CristineH
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and lovely atmosphere. Food was amazing.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely divine dining experience. Beautiful atmosphere, the staff are friendly and the food is exquisite. Always love coming here for a night out.

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Jacob
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got married at the Courthouse restaurant 4 years ago and return each anniversary. The staff are always so lovely, the food is delicious. It's honestly my favourite restaurant ever.

TJ
TJames
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yet another relaxing Saturday afternoon lunch with family. The Team are welcoming, the food is delicious and just the right time between courses. Fantastic. We will be back.

NM
NikkiM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A lovely place to go for a special occasion. Food was delicious.

FAQs

The Courthouse offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3286 1386.

The Courthouse is rated 4.6 stars by 481 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.