Tinderbox Kitchen

4.5
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25 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian

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Casual
Pre/post Theatre
Tinderbox Kitchen
Tinderbox Kitchen is about showcasing and enjoying local produce and products.

Dishes showcase distinctive components whether it be our handmade ricotta, or house made Italian pork sausage and dry cured pancetta, derived from local free range pigs.

Our Brisbane designed and built Beech wood fired oven has a significant role in the Tinderbox identity. This is evident in the woody smoky notes it lends to roasted local mushrooms, oven baked leeks and spice-rubbed lamb.

Authentic pizza features frequently on our table. The handformed dough is made from an organic stone-milled flour to create a crisp light pizza base that is as delicious as the ingredients it supports.

Tinderbox is in the bustling James Street precinct, behind Harveys and adjacent to the Palace Centro Cinema.
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GT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and friendly efficient service. The gnocchi was first class.

JC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always fabulous at Tinderbox. There were 7 of us and we shared a variety of entrees, the calamari was particularly delicious and the croquettes and arancini were really good. I love the casual atmosphere and the wait staff are a great mix of professional but friendly.
Pizzas are the best! Really traditional wood fired pizza with bubbly yummy crust and not too much topping.
All in all fabulous.

VB
Brisbane / QLD
7 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual the service and flexibility of staff was outstanding.

JW
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Good value for money with tasty menu options. The wine selection was also good and the service attentive

VB
Brisbane / QLD
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are amazing. We love coming here before or after a movie at Palace Centro.

j
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Overall, the restaurant was enjoyable, a bit loud, but we noted people at tables next to one another visiting and making new friends at neighboring tables, fun to see. We had at least 4-5 servers during our meal, which was confusing. They did forget one appetizer, which, when it finally came was right out of the refrigerator (pate) and was mediocre (but they did comp it after). Brussel sprout and cauliflower starter was delicious, most of the seasoning is at the bottom of the bowl, keep that in mind :), and it would have been nice to have separate plates, not just forks and for everyone to share the main bowl, especially because they were large pieces and I would have prefer to cut them smaller before eating. Entrees were all well presented and balanced, and had good, natural flavor, but were also all too salty. If you are in for wine, the house wines are quite good. One last bit, we reserved seats on Open Table, but they had no record of it, even though the app still showed the reservation, but they worked to find seats promptly.

JL
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious and great service. The dishes looked as good as they tasted.

JF
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

We were a little disappointed with Tinderbox on this occasion. Usually the food is amazing but this time our pizza bases were under cooked and the pizzas didn't have as much flavour as usual. Shame as we were really looking forward to it!

LM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Fantastic
Only hiccup was paid cash and had to ask for change

C
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jordan and Chey make the experience amazing every time we visit. It’s the only place I can take my family where we feel safe to be ourselves hahaha. Food never fails to impress (obviously). The staff are also extremely good looking too so thank you

M
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

A Very poor dinning experience.
1. Took no notice of opentable booking.. but did mange to find us a table.
2. From the moment we were seated tried to get us out the door...
3. Within a second of eating all plates were talen away, not even bother to ask if we were finished... Gone..
3. At one stage dropped off the bill, and stood waiting with a EFTPOS terminal saying need your card to pay..

The worst and most rude dinning experience in Brisbane in over 30 years, please go to MacDonalds or a fast food palce,at least they dont push you out the door.

So Very Sad..

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were friendly with service that was always there at the right time but not getting in the way. A nice ambience and great fresh food. I’ll be back.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular presentations and flavor complimented by a superb staff. Thank you

JL
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pizza was absolutely delicious, probably the best I have had out of Italy. Service was friendly & prompt. Price very reasonable.

F
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food tasted good, but the sides needed to have more vegetables options available. I would prefer hot vegetables to have with the lamb, not a salad.

XB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A stunning atmosphere and quick, reliable service each and every visit. Not only do we love coming back every time, but we are also so excited to find out how much better it will be the next time around. My personal favourites over the years have unmistakably been the gnocchi dishes I have had, the current one on the menu has been my go-to for my last two visits. Great beers available and beautiful wines on selection for a great meal with an affordable price. There are not many restaurants that are requested as much as Tinderbox when we ask if the family wants to go out!

M
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The menu is varied and interesting although there was no fish that night. Service is generally good although some of the wait staff do not do the food description/style of cooking very well. Not difficult to train them to know how everything is cooked.
The food comes out quickly and you always feel like they are happy to have you there.

d
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was good had a nice range of options service was good the wine was of good quality.
It had a fun and relax atmosphere.

A
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We really enjoyed our delicious pizza and were impressed with the outstanding service.

MK
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an early dinner. Gavin welcomed us and did a wonderful job of looking after us. Pizzas were delicious as always. Will be back.

CB
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service and great location. We loved it!

BV
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tinderbox is our ‘go to’ place before or after a movie at Palace Cinemas - whether it’s a pizza, salad or pasta it’s always fresh, fast & delicious- good service - never disappoints!

MD
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Good pizza,we drive100 km from sunshine coast to have one pizza each and a few drinks fairly regularly.The last 2 times the young staff really annoyed us by constantly interupting our intimate time and swooping like strung out vultures on every temporarily unused utensil. We like the food not the ego floss.

RM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food!

H
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Small but very good menu, delicious food, wine available by the glass