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The Plough Inn, South Brisbane, AU-QLD

The Plough Inn

4.2
4.2
461 Reviews
$40 and under
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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Beer Garden, Modern Australian, Steakhouse

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 3844 7777

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    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.

  • Private party facilities

    With beautiful views over the Brisbane city skyline and the amazing Southbank lagoon our recently refurbished iconic Queensland venue has the perfect space for your upcoming function or event. Brisbane's best party venue awaits with a range of spaces to celebrate any occasion... from cocktail parties to weddings, corporate events to birthday parties and any occasion in between. get your group together - we can host events of any size!

  • Area

    South Bank

  • Cross Street

    Southbank Plaza

  • Parking Details

    Street parking & Southbank Parklands undercover paid parking.

  • Public Transit

    South Bank Railway Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 461 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Lunch for my husbands birthday
  2. SV

    SandraV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good, the kitchen is open until late and food was great
  3. KS

    KriSz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, lovely food, brilliant live music.
  4. SM

    ShaneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and great food. Recommended for family or large group gatherings. Location on point too.
  5. SP

    StephenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food specials. Loved it. Thanks.
  6. S

    Sha27

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wednesday special night meal and drink $20 great value great food. Restaurant was very community feel with good live music.
  7. DB

    DeniseB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a great time at the Plough In on Ekka showday. They were very busy so the food was slow to come out but we were told there was a 30 minute wait when we ordered. The 8 of us all enjoyed our meals, Beer & Wine.
  8. AR

    AmityR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for the $20 Monday BBQ ribs, and it did not disappoint! The side of coleslaw was fresh! My daughter had the dumplings, my son the fish and chips and everything was cooked beautifully. We sat on the narrow balcony out front and the view of the city at night was amazing. We will be back next time we come to Brisbane!
  9. ED

    EmmaD

    Queensland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We went on a busy day, and I understood the wait time, but when we received our food over an hour after ordering, it was cold. I had been before and had recommended it to my family, so I was a bit upset. Staff were great, and the venue itself was lovely. But disappointed with the food.
  10. AD

    AgnesD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Group of 6 and choose 5 different mains. Chicken salad was tasteful, kids had the chicken parmi and Peri peri chicken burger, said it was good as they demolished it real quick. Fish & chips was good and all meals were of a good size. The medium rump steak was a bit chewy but the mushroom sauce had sliced mushrooms. Atmosphere was loud and busy on a Saturday. Helps to have a reservation before hand.
  11. A

    Arto

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience1
    Music extremely loud for lunch time. The food was tasty, service was ok
  12. m

    micheleh

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was tasty but took to long to come out!! We had 10 people and there was a 40min wait between the first meal out and the last .
  13. M

    Makka

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place up on the deck with excellent food and relaxed atmosphere
  14. MB

    MichelleB

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Our food was quite tasteless. My sister in- laws duck tasted off too. Not enough bitters in the lemon lime and bitters. Expensive for what you get that's for sure.
  15. KH

    KristynH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Steak sandwich was lovely and not chewy at all, steak was nice tender. Ribs were huge. Mushroom pasta was a hit.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    food serves have poor service /racist
  17. ID

    IanD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely location and pretty good food and friendly and helpful staff. Pretty good music from the sole performer, but really much too loud, my only real criticism. Ironically someone came out and appeared to measure the sound level but only during the quietest bit of music. Would recommend this place though, but perhaps sit some way away from the bandstand.
  18. M

    Madalyn

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Food took over an hour to come was slightly cold when arriving
  19. AM

    AdamM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Waited for over an hour and a half for meals. We were told early that there’d be a hour wait, but when we asked an hour later they had forgotten our table and had to rush it through. Not impressed.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service was appalling! When we arrived that told us there was a 45 minute wait for food, we were happy to wait this amount of time as we could see they were busy. Our entree arrived after an hour and was cold, main meals including kids meal arrived over an hour and half after we ordered. When we asked for an update from the staff they rolled their eyes at us and shrugged their shoulders like they really didn’t care. Food was just ok, definitely not worth the 1.5 hour wait. Left feeling extremely disappointed and it put a downer on the special occasion we were celebrating.
  21. TB

    ThomasB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Food was really good however missed a couple of drinks and deliver them quite late and also missed some of our food. when asked if we received all the food it was an hour after we received our main meal it was too late
  22. DN

    DebbyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu with choices for everyone at reasonable prices. Will definitely be going back soon.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and helpful staff, good food, great atmosphere
  24. PG

    PeterG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great location, well set up for our small gathering. Really enjoyed the balcony section which has the new bar i it after the renovations. We were there on a Saturday for a lunch, food was good, however the bar was understaffed for the whole time we were there 3 hrs. Did take away from the day, otherwise very good.
  25. JM

    JoyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic night. Food n drink a little pricey. Service impeccable. Looking forward to another night out there.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We really enjoyed our lunch at The Plough Inn. We were in a large group and the food was delicious. Unfortunately, out of our group of 12, four people received their meals when most of the others had finished. The food was worth waiting for though, it was so good. We were disappointed that the coffee machine was broken as we all met early to enjoy a coffee before lunch. This was not to be. All the staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. We will be back.
  27. D

    Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    45 minutes for food to arrive after ordering for a table of 9, still had to go pick up last person's order from kitchen myself
  28. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super helpful and friendly staff. We enjoyed our food. They were happy to help with menu, regarding food intolerances. Much appreciated.
  29. SB

    StewartB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    A good place for a few drinks but unfortunately the food was pretty average. Even a basic chicken parma was not done very well. Way too much cheese and undercooked chicken. Staff were friendly and efficient. Something needs to be done about the vermin ibis walking around the restaurant and defecating everywhere. THis really spoilt our afternoon.
  30. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The parmy my wife had was cold and disgusting. The rest of the food was great.
  31. CS

    CathyS

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Not enough staff for the amount of people in the venue. Took nearly 20 minutes for our first drinks and we had to ask for them to arrive and then 10 minutes for next drinks to arrive.
  32. DE

    DeniseE

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Not a lot of GF options on the menu but the fish of the day (barramundi with green curry sauce, potato, broccolini) was excellent. Should be on a regular menu. I’d have it every time.
  33. KW

    KeithW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We made a booking but were given the WORST table in the pub upstairs around a corner with huge amounts of traffic to the loo. We asked to be moved after 5 minutes, or would cancel our reservation. A VERY supportive young staff member found us a MUCH better seat so we stayed and enjoyed a wonderful meal.
  34. CS

    ClemensS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    This was the first time we ate at the The Plough Inn. What a great experience. We were with a group of friends and we all enjoyed the live music and the food was fantastic. The kids service was quick and great. We will surely come again.
  35. BD

    BernadetteD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated my daughters 16th Birthday at the Plough Inn yesterday. The staff went above and beyond during the busy lunch period to make sure that things were satisfactory. Thank you
  36. LL

    LauraL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food and service were great, only issue was access to the top deck with a stroller but the staff were great and assisted with no issues.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Plough Inn Southbank has a great welcoming experience with awesome food, excellent range of drinks, plenty of areas to pull up a seat. Very relaxed environment, for those who can’t leave there paw friends at home it’s also pet friendly.
  38. FH

    FayH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Have been going to the Plough Inn many times over 20+ years and have always had a very good experience here, service and food wise. I'm not a fan of the Digital Menu that the Plough has adopted, like so many others. Would much prefer the older style menu. Also take offence of being charged a fee for using a debit/credit card. Only this place that does, and we frequent many clubs, Pubs and Restaurants.
  39. A

    Andre

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great evening. We asked for a quiet table and enjoyed the evening.
  40. FW

    FrankW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It was good, we made a booking for 12 people however when we arrived there were people sitting on our table. There was no assistance from staff to move the ring ins so we just let them sit there and made do with the space we had left by squishing our chairs together. Food was good and service was quick for a busy night.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Plough Inn is rated 4.2 stars by 461 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Plough Inn

29 Stanley Street, South Brisbane, AU-QLD 4101

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Southbank Plaza

  • Area

    South Bank

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Beer Garden, Modern Australian, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street parking & Southbank Parklands undercover paid parking.

  • Public Transit

    South Bank Railway Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (07) 3844 7777

  • Catering

    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.

  • Private party facilities

    With beautiful views over the Brisbane city skyline and the amazing Southbank lagoon our recently refurbished iconic Queensland venue has the perfect space for your upcoming function or event. Brisbane's best party venue awaits with a range of spaces to celebrate any occasion... from cocktail parties to weddings, corporate events to birthday parties and any occasion in between. get your group together - we can host events of any size!

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