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The Plough Inn, South Brisbane, AU-QLD

The Plough Inn

4.3
4.3
429 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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Booked 15 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 429 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Brisbane

    Hot Spot

  • Inner Suburbs

    Child Friendly

  • Inner Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Inner Suburbs

    Lunch

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  1. DE

    DeniseE

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  2. KW

    KeithW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  3. CS

    ClemensS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

  4. BD

    BernadetteD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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

  5. LL

    LauraL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. CD

    CharlesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Got there early and our table was ready. Staff courteous and food was good as usual.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good, never disappointed - easy if you nook ahead

  12. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Disappointing lunch. After waiting a long time for lunch the food was cold. Cold chicken Parma and cold chips. Almost all of the meals were cold, including my daughters steak sandwich. Not sure I’d go back there.

  13. F

    Fewdie

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    45 minute wait for food turned out to be 75 minutes. Food was OK, steak was overcooked. $30 for a Ginger Beer and a rum and coke. Crazy prices, won't be going back...

  14. HP

    HelenP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Sweet potato chips overcooked. Arancini balls not great

  15. J

    John

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food was very tasty and high quality. Missed out on the main menu by a few minutes which was a shame. Snack menu a bit pricy for what you get. Toilets run down and in need of clean.

  16. SG

    SteveG

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    It was just OK, some dishes like the fish special was covered in sauce. Duck rolls were poor but the burger ok.

  17. DH

    DanielH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience2

    The service was great but the grill was out so NO STEAK AND NO RIBS :( Didn’t find out that until we had check in and got out prams up the stairs

  18. AJ

    AshleyJ

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good quality food, good atmosphere, and good service.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and nice place

  20. S

    Suburbsboy

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4

    Barman told me me ‘thought’ payment for my last lot of drinks hadn’t gone through and it may have been me! Checked my account online and my only previous purchase had in fact gone through, no sorry I was mistaken from old mate?

  21. RG

    RichardG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Friendly, attentive service, good food priced well Great evening

  22. B

    Bruce

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Food was OK, nothing special. A bit expensive for the quality. Place was very crowded and we were basically sat at the entry. We could barely hear other people at our table. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

  23. SW

    SWARTZS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great night, waiter was very attentive and friendly. Food very nice, great place to meet with peoplr, friends or work events.

  24. M

    Meli

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend The Plough Inn. The perfect choice for gatherings with exceptional service and delicious food.

  25. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and exceptional service. Had a great time.

  26. DP

    DazP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Easy booking and great food service and beverages. Definitely a return visit soon.

  27. TA

    TimA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Very poor experience. We ordered and paid for Garlic bread (x2) and did not receive. I paid $44 for a medium 300gram eye fillet which was under size ( would not have been 200gram), over cooked and dry. I also asked for mushroom and pepper sauce and only got one sauce which had little taste (I don't know what it was). The bar staff need to be taught how to pour a beer - always excess head then tipped out and topped up (several times for each beer)- destroying the beer. The Plough Inn used to be a great pub - bit no more.

  28. TR

    ToniR

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booking online was easy. Our table was ready when we arrived and was perfect for our party of 8. Service was excellent although one meal was delayed it was explained why very well and accepted as a part of life and a smile.

  29. VM

    VariM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were very attentive. View was lovely from the balcony and we all had a great meal.

  30. TS

    TaniaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service welcoming staff. Ploughed inn obviously planned for busy Mother’s Day bookings they were so organised and food was delicious a bonus also was all mums received a free glass of champagne which was lovely.

  31. DC

    DebbieC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Staff are nice the location was perfect we definitely coming back

  32. C

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Staff were super helpful and lovely. Despite being busy, food came out fast and was super tasty! Loved it

  33. AE

    AaronE

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Reserved our table, with requested location at the venue, and they were able to provide us with the location requested. This was great, as we had small children, we were able to ensure that everyone was catered for. The atmosphere was friendly and the staff were polite and helpful. The food was great. We ordered a mix of fish, steak, burgers and kids meals. All came out with no issues. The fish was fresh and the steak was cooked as ordered. We often go to The Plough for family events and catchups as it's close to the playground for the kids and the food never disappoints.

  34. AS

    AdamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Overall I would recommend this to family & friends.

  35. DJ

    DeniseJ

    Tasmania

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Great spot for an afternoon drink and made even better by having live music. Great to have a sing and dance with the kids.

  36. JP

    JamesP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    They were very busy and our order somehow didn’t get picked up by the kitchen from the food ordering app. We chased it up after an hour and they admitted there was an issue and it had been missed. There response was amazing. They sincerely apologised, gave us a round of drinks, had the food cooked and on the table for 2 families with 6 kids within 20 minutes, and gave us vouchers that covered the whole cost of the food. Mistakes happen but the customer service that followed was top class. Great location and good food to add. Highly recommend.

  37. JT

    JoeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great table outside with perfect view, close to live music. Awesome food enjoyed by all the family!

  38. D

    Debi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Good food and awesome cocktails but talk about a bunch of sad sack staff

  39. WK

    WendyK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    lovely venue, great value Wednesday night special

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    It was our daughters university graduation

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 4.3 stars by 429 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 15 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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