The Matriarch

4.1
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15 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Mediterranean
Inside The Matriarch's majestic iron gates, a swanky garden patio laden with 25 year old olive trees and crystal chandeliers. You are immediately transported to a different place as the interior features are inspired by nineteenth century Parisian countryside. The white marble table tops, the mixtures of soft velvet topped with burning kerosene lanterns and fresh flowers adding a unique ambiance that only The Matriarch has to offer.

The decor of this establishment consists of many architectural elements, that indicate the intense labour of love that went into creating a unique space that offers both a urban sanctuary and romantic industrial feel where guests can relax in a sexy garden oasis.

Allow our host to find you a cosy table and settle in with the extensive cocktail list, packed with a plethora of delicious options. "Call me a Sex Object" is highly recommended.

What 15 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.9
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

It’s a venue restaurant- you get lost in a small group but will be divine as party venue

AR
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

The menu when we arrived was different to what we viewed online and missing a number of options that were either removed or “only available from 3pm?”
The pop music was blaring on a Sunday lunch time with very little customers.
The waitresses comment was “I’ve never heard of that beer” when my husband ordered a drink from the menu.
The waitress collected our plates by piling them up on the table in front of us & then claiming “no I will need to come back” when the pile was too high.
The venue lacked ambience & did not impress.

N
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

The service on Friday night for our table was lacking. We constantly had to try and get the waiters attention to get a drink. We arrived at 7. Our meals took so long that the kitchen was closed when we wanted to order coffee and dessert. We would have ordered at least two more bottles of wine, dessert and coffee but were not able to due to lack of attention.

MA
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely surroundings and great set up. The service was very prompt and attentive and the restaurant itself was beautiful.

MH
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous place! We had such a lovely dinner and beautiful cocktails. We will definitely be back!

A
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Average menu, terrible service (the table wasn’t even provided with menus each and staff didn’t offer dessert after the meal), bored wait staff standing around staring at customers and gossiping ... it all added up to a very uncomfortable night. We had such high hopes for this restaurant but it was extremely disappointing.

AR
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wow venue for Brisbane! something unique, quirky and almost unexpected. We dined on a Tuesday night so it was a little quieter which meant we got the opportunity to chat to the owners about the concept, design and their plans! Looking forward to visiting again as this becomes Brisbane's newest must see venue.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely stunning. Everything from the atmosphere, to the service and the delicious meals. All absolutely stunning. Will certainly be back.

E
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great vibe, I will definitely be a breakfast regular.

EH
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had my birthday drinks at The Matriach in Newstead and I couldn't have asked for a better night! The cocktails were AMAZING, we only planned on having one each (as it was a Monday) but we ended up wanting to try them all! The space is just so beautiful, the service was perfect. Ill absolutely be back.

SE
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, friendly & attentive staff in a beautiful setting. Truly, a lovely experience! We will be back for both the High Tea and brunch/coffee menus.

F
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

It was really nice and very reasonable. We absolutely enjoyed it

MC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was absolutely fantastic! Exceptional service!
Noise levels were pretty high, but nothing you can really do about it- such a great popular place.
I’d love to see some Israeli wine on the wine list!

G
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

My maun criticism would be that the menu isn't true to what is and is not gluten free. I only discovered this after ordering and was not convinced upon getting the answer, that the staff were aware of the seriousness of the issue.

JG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Unfortunately when we went they didn’t have their drinks license so our view is this: as an event space it would b fabulous ie wedding, 21st etc. As a bar with the lights dimmed in the back space and some music it would b pretty nice. The front area is a really lovely space to sit but the food was really only mediocre and not cheap. Share plates for 4 people (minus still & sparkling water at $12) came to $175. We felt we could have had a really good restaurant meal for that price.