The Courthouse

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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.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We went for my husbands birthday & enjoyed our dinner very much. Would highly recommend this great place.

TC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very inviting, ambient restaurant.
Staff were happy, efficient and interested.
A Long awaited smug married couples date.
We could not be happier with our meal and the service. We new nothing of the iconic features and really enjoyed the antiques and the piano playing gently in the corner. Beautiful! 🙏 Thank you. We will be back.

JH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, beautifully decorated. Food was good but nothing special, especially for the price. Wait staff were quite inexperienced which did not seem to match the ambiance and fine dining experience they seem to be charging for. It was nice but probably won’t rush back.

M
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Totally enjoyed our dinner to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. Staff were all welcoming, friendly & courteous. Food was of good quantity & most delicious. Great for special occasions.

DO
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at the courthouse. The setting was delightful and the food delicious. The waitress was outstanding and very professional.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and atmosphere at the Courthouse is 11/10.

MI
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Despite a wedding in progress, and the relevant noise and business, we found the staff very friendly, courteous and helpful.
The food was just enough and absolutely delicious as was the sparkling wine and the red wine we chose. We thoroughly enjoyed the celebration of our 51st wedding anniversary.
Thank you so much

PV
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great night. Food and service excellent. Been about 30 years since we were last there but it won’t be that long for our next booking. Thanks for a good night out

MT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazingly good and so beautifully presented. We couldn't fault anything at all. A wonderful way for us to celebrate my husband's 90th birthday. He enjoyed his evening so much. Even with a wedding in another room it wasn't too noisy for us.

JC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Courthouse is definitely worth visiting and revisiting. The setting is incredible, overlooking Moreton Bay. We were very comfortable outdoors, while the indoor seating gave you a choice of different, unique rooms, each dedicated to a piece of history of this unique restaurant. The food was beautifully prepared and presented and the main meals were generous. My husband and I highly recommend the seafood dishes. Our waitress was incredibly on-the-ball, aware of and attentive to the needs of everyone, and she seemed genuinely interested in the customers.

D
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great experience, nice ambience and good food as usual. Outdoor sitting beautiful fairy lights. Will go back again.

SP
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing venue and food was delicious. Service was amazing as well. Definitely come back

DB
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

In all the years we have been going to the courthouse it hasn't been inspiring or innovative but totally reliable, always get a good meal.

SW
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely experience, service was exceptional and food was delicious.

AO
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I were celebrating our 17th wedding anniversary and wanted to go somewhere special.
We chose the Courthouse as we had been there before many years ago. We had a lovely meal and the service from the wait staff was exceptional. Was a bit pricey but figured we were worth it. Probably would not go again unless we had something extra special to celebrate due to price but would not hesitate to recommend it to others. Really lovely experience.

KM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Very rude "greeter" who found our lunchtime booking to be very inconvenient as she discussed wedding plans with someone else. Once past "her" then the food was great and the wait staff were efficient.
To the Management of this establishment..... get more staff if you are busy, don't treat customers like they are intruders.....Would I recommend this restaurant to anyone... probably not.

EM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Everything was great except there was a little bit of over service and there was a fire burning in the fireplace with no airflow in the restaurant so it was stuffy and Smokey and a bit too hot.

HH
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Good food and service as always. Love it here.

CH
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great value evening meal deal, staff could have a little more lifelike interaction.

JF
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A beautiful dining experience was enjoyed. Gorgeous setting and the food was superb. Excellent service in a pleasant environment.

CM
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect night for our anniversary. Even the band playing at the wedding in the next room was perfect. Thank you.

RP
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Second visit and it was lovely, there was a large function on this time so it was a lot noisier than previously. Would still highly recommend and go back again.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My partners birthday, I had requested a pink rose on the table, which wasn’t there, apart from that, it was lovely

IB
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The winter warmers menu choices were fantastic and good value

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappointed at The Courthouse. Staff are friendly and efficient. Food is faultless and ambience is lovely.

J
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good, but it's really the service that shines. Was promptly served and looked after despite a wedding going on at the same time as our reservation. Food is a tiny bit expensive, but definitely worth it in terms of service and location.

S
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Unfortunately The Court House is not what it used to be. Having specifically requested inside, due to a wedding reception later that afternoon, we had been forced to sit outside. Had I been made aware of this, I would have moved our reservation to another day. The overall standard of the food has sadly slipped in terms of portion size, plating and overall care. Whilst I would recommend The Courthouse to others, it would now come with a caveat.

J
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Love the olden day charm of the place. Beautiful food matched with outstanding service.
Would recommend to anyone wanting that special event to be memorable.

CP
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue. Excellent service and food
Will go again. Highly recommended

CH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!!
The service and food was incredible! I would love to see another salad in the main menu however. Something a little lighter.
Will be returning and often!

JW
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went out for a special birthday dinner, was not disappointed, we had a fantastic meal that we will talk about in the years to come. The attentive Waite staff showed us to where I had initially requested to be seated, being on the cool side offered us a table next to the fire inside. My partner & I thoroughly enjoyed our entrees & mains, piano playing in the background, a couple of glasses of wine, couldn't have asked for a better dining experience than this, will definitely be back.

SP
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food and drinks great, although felt a little rushed between time of ordering and first course being delivered to table, hadn’t had time to finish first drink before meal was served, then quite close between subsequent courses. Ambience great, open fire burning on a chilly night was lovely. Will return.

RS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great service and atmosphere - will definitely return.

JK
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic feed with the Winter Wednesday special. Very friendly and efficient service.

JH
Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We went on a cold night and although the restaurant had two log fires, they were inadequate and didn't provide the ambiance they should have. Our food was very nice, but cold. This may have been due to the fact that the plates were large and cold, we did mention this to the waiter but only got an "I will tell the chef" response.

JK
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food, good portion size, attentive wait staff, pricey... but worth it

BC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a family celebration of our 60th Wedding Anniversary on a Sunday evening. Although the staff told us they had been very busy at lunch time there was only another eight people in the dining room. The service was very good, the food excellent and we would recommend it to anyone wanting to celebrate a special event.

SB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous place. Would definitely recommended to others. Great location too.

GH
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We had a nice meal experience at the courthouse, we have been in the past and been satisfied. I think from a "constructive" criticism perspective there are a few things which need attention . the main dining room is nice enough BUT very open and a little bit "dining Hall" in feel, there weren't a lot of people in the restaurant at the same time as us and I felt we might have been better served by having a more "intimate" experience. there are some suggestions we made on the evening (having made them before but they seem to fall on deaf ears) the seafood dish served with mash potato misses the mark, the sauce is tasty and while the dish doesn't hit seismic levels of wow factor, the big letdown is the lack of a more suitable option to mash potato. I would like to suggest (again) that a steamed rice base is at least offered as an alternative to the potato. we will come again, but not as often as we otherwise might, there needs to be some more thought given to making the experience more memorable. i think that from what I have see so far the chef team should be up to the task. nice staff, they were courteous and attentive.

R
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous. First time we have been. Will definitely return