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The Plough Inn

4.5
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$40 and under
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Beer Garden
The Plough Inn is an historic Brisbane, Queensland pub situated in the picturesque South Bank Parklands, overlooking the Brisbane River in the heart of Brisbane. As a Brisbane icon we offer everything you would expect in a great pub - Real Food | Real Beer | Real Hospitality. With great value, mouth-watering pub food, a great range of beer, wine and spirits, and function spaces perfectly suited to your next event, contact us to find out what's happening at The Plough Inn, South Bank.

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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 40 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChristineH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I found The Plough Inn to be extremely friendly place the service superb the food superb the prices great. My group had a great time.

The Plough Inn
Responded 8 hours ago

We're glad to hear that Christine, hopefully we'll see you soon!

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TrevorO
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty food, cold beer and good service and good people.

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Responded 8 hours ago

Not many better combos than that! Thanks Trevor.

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LindaS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Very pleasant evening and staff could not be more helpful.

The Plough Inn
Responded 8 hours ago

Great to hear Linda, thanks for your review!

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GordonS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

First time at The Plough Inn and headed there for lunch and a couple of beers before the AFL Grand Final. Met promptly at the entry and we went upstairs where we were met again by the friendly and courteous wait staff. Lunch was fine and so was the beer, thanks, my greatest recommendation is that I'll be back.

The Plough Inn
Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you very much for such a kind review Gordon. See you soon!

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JeremyF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Chicken burger was really good, my wife had a salad which she enjoyed

The Plough Inn
Responded 8 hours ago

Thanks Jeremy!

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NaomiM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our night at this restaurant. Very nice food. Great service and lovely professional staff. Perfect location.

The Plough Inn
Responded 8 hours ago

Cheers Naomi!

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DanielleJ
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience5

Food was disappointing I ordered the calamari and It didn't taste fresh.

The Plough Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Danielle, really sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal, I've passed this feedback onto the kitchen and we will be looking into this further.

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KerryS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great space to catch up with friends and celebrate!

The Plough Inn
Responded 2 days ago

Hey Kerry, thanks so much, see you guys again soon :)

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DarrylS
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

Both entrees were tastless and both sirloin steaks were rubber. We told staff on night why steaks werent eaten.

The Plough Inn
Responded on 20 October 2020

Really sorry to hear about your poor experience, I have followed this up directly with you through email.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

They must have had staff shortages, waited over an hour for food delivered cold and over 10 mins in queue to get drinks.

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ErinC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Steaks weren’t cooked to how we ordered. 45 min wait for food as they were packed. Great location though

The Plough Inn
Responded on 15 October 2020

Hey Erin, thank you for taking the time to review us and will be making sure this feedback goes to the kitchen. We apologise for your negative experience with your meals but hope that the rest of your visit was good!

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RebeccaA
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The steaks were dry, the salad wasn’t dressed and the ribs were cold.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

There was four of us having dinner together at The Plough on Saturday and we were disappointed. A few years back my husband and I use to visit and dine at the Plough every second weekend and our friends we were with use to visit quite regularly as well, so we all knew the property very well and hence why we decided that location for our night out.

One of our pizzas that was to be a Vegetarian Margarita came out covered in bacon. We also had 2 steaks, one was a Medium Well Eye Fillet and as soon as it was cut into blood poured out, The Bernaise sauce was ordered with the steak and it was so bitter. We also had an Rib Fillet which came out looking like a Rump Steak, it was so thin and very disappointing for the price we paid.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Get rid of the bloody ibis's. They are flying so close and crapping all over the place.

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Responded on 11 October 2020

If only it was that easy John, unfortunately they're a protected species (if you can believe that).

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GailR
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, staff was very helpful didn't have to wait long to get a drink and the singer on the night was really good very centrally located in Southbank

The Plough Inn
Responded on 11 October 2020

Thank you Gail, hopefully we'll see you soon!

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SimonP
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great to see pup up and going again, great service and great atmosphere

The Plough Inn
Responded on 8 October 2020

Cheers Simon, it's good to be back!

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NarissaR
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much! My 21st birthday dinner was amazing, the staff upstairs were unreal!!!

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Responded on 8 October 2020

Glad to hear it Narissa, we'll see you soon!

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JanL
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great location with cool breeze from river. Food excellent and good value.
Excellent service.

The Plough Inn
Responded on 8 October 2020

Thanks Jan, we're glad you enjoyed yourself!

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Kerri
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Staff were friendly and attentive.
Food was good. I had too many chips and not enough salad(personal preference).
Entertainment was great.

The Plough Inn
Responded on 8 October 2020

Glad to hear it Kerri!

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kayla
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

i always have a great time here. the atmosphere is great, as well as the food and the service

thank you!

The Plough Inn
Responded on 2 October 2020

We're so pleased to hear that Kayla, see you soon!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience3

Oh my, the guys on the door - Max??? Really amazing you have some of the best staff. For young teenagers they made our experience wonderful please pass on our thanks!

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Responded on 28 September 2020

Hey Michelle, we definitely will pass that on. Max is awesome! Thanks for the review!

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DavidC
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are friendly and helpful

The Plough Inn
Responded on 28 September 2020

Thank you!

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KevinJ
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great location, good mood music. The food was good also. Only down side some of the tap beers were out.
Cheers Kev

The Plough Inn
Responded on 25 September 2020

Thanks for the review Kevin! We're fully stocked up on beers now, hope to see you again soon :)

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kaelah
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A nice casual venue to listen to live music with friends.

The Plough Inn
Responded on 25 September 2020

Awesome, thanks for the review Kaelah :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

It was good but we weren’t told about the 2 hour time limit.

The Plough Inn
Responded on 21 September 2020

Thank you for the review and for bringing that to our attention. We'll make the required changes to make sure everyone is warned in future. Cheers.

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alanb
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

easy to book on line, and food was good. no problem thank you.

The Plough Inn
Responded on 25 September 2020

Thanks for the review Alan :)

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kayla
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

i’ve come here throughout my childhood, on most sundays and it’s been one of my favourite places ever since. i love the atmosphere and can’t wait to share the same experiences i had, with my own child! great food and staff and just an overall great place

The Plough Inn
Responded on 17 September 2020

This is such a touching review, it means a lot to us! So glad we are able to help create happy memories with plenty more to come. See you again soon :)

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NettyB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff were attentive and friendly.

Service quick (maybe a little too quick - mains came out minutes after entrees were dropped).

Female musician was great.

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Responded on 14 September 2020

Thanks so much, hope to see you again soon :)

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DavidC
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Family Birthday lunch. Very relaxing, no stress. Staff very friendly. We had a fantastic time 👍🏻

The Plough Inn
Responded on 14 September 2020

Thank you for the kind review :)

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Kimazor
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love coming here, great atmosphere, friendly staff, cool little smoking area. Great place to invite friends.

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Responded on 14 September 2020

Really appreciate it, thanks a lot!

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Service was friendly, food was good, prices were reasonable. Great location!

The Plough Inn
Responded on 14 September 2020

Always love to hear positive feedback like this, cheers David :)

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Gabby
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I completely recommend this place, it is my new favourite restaurant from now!!!

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DanielleJ
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

A special thanks to Grant and Shannon for being attentive to our needs and being friendly and helpful. Please give them both our thanks.

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AlexW
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience4

Was hosting a birthday party and had 2 meals which never showed up to the table until after a hour of asking about what was happening. then when the waitress offered us free drinks in compensation they never came out and we had to ask for them again. In return we do appreciate them knowing it was on them and giving the birthday girl and the other person in the group who waited for his food free meals. I do plan to come here alot more often as I am apart of a fortnightly esk8 group who charges/eats at this venue.

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NickiJCostin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Great food.
Good live music.
Would have been better if there were less noisy children.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great night with family. Live music, watching the footy, great food, excellent service. Lots of fun!

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VictoriaS
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was really great! Cocktails were tasty but couldn’t taste much alcohol for the price!
Ordered pasta which was $26 and very small portion. But still delicious :)
Great live music

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Kimmie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We can't wait to come back. Food was delicious and the gentleman that was singing was BRILLIANT!!!

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corinnaH
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff were friendly and happy .. overall great vibe for a Sunday session

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MorganS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The venue and food were excellent. Only issue we experienced were diners staying beyond their allocated times and staff placing groups on temporary tables and saying they were the booked tables.

FAQs

The Plough Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 40 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.