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.
Good selection of delicious meals with options of good pizza's and casual or share dining.
Cosy and enjoyable thank you Tinderbox
A great find near the James Street Palace cinemas. Brilliant arancini and great pizza. The only downside was how long it took to get a glass of wine.
Excellent food served promptly - ideal for after movie dinner
Fabulous night service was so friendly and efficient and added to an evening of good friends, delicious food and perfect wine. We’ll be back
Fabulous warm hospitality, great food and ambiance
Great restaurant with lots of atmosphere, great staff and good food.
Tinderbox woodfired pizzas are always delicious, especially when enjoyed with a glass of wine. Staff are friendly, efficient and professional. Definitely recommend this great little Brisbane gem.
The food was absolutely delicious. We also took the advice of our lovely waitress and ordered the dessert which was yummy too. Great choices of wine by the glass and since it was outside on a winter's evening, the gas heater provided cozy warmth. Overall a great pre-movie dinner.
You know it’s good when the place is constantly packed! Great quality food.
Fairly nice place, but nothing special. Wine OK, food OK
Always fast friendly service with a good variety of great food!
I enjoyed my meal. I got the slow-cooked lamb. It was at the expected level. The service was great. We had a lady with an American accent serve us. She was funny and talkative but not too much so she didn't annoy us. The atmosphere was a bit off as the two tables on either side of us just sat and stared at each other with nothing to talk about. Not really your fault.
We enjoyed our experience at Tinderbox, great food and service. It's a great place to go before or after a movie right next door.
We were met by a lovely crew of workers the lovely Carmine and Stay both assets to the restaurant. The food was great lovely Gnocchi with mushrooms, Gnocchi was so light,yum, nice bottle of Chianti couldn't ask for more
Great as always - friendly team, good food and the Tempranillo is superb!
Great pizzas, salads and an interesting wine list makes Tinderbox a must for a pre-movie meal. Booking is essential for weekend nights though.
Great food and friendly efficient service. The gnocchi was first class.
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.
As usual the service and flexibility of staff was outstanding.
Good value for money with tasty menu options. The wine selection was also good and the service attentive
The staff are amazing. We love coming here before or after a movie at Palace Centro.
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.
Delicious and great service. The dishes looked as good as they tasted.
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!
Only hiccup was paid cash and had to ask for change
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
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..
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.
Spectacular presentations and flavor complimented by a superb staff. Thank you
Pizza was absolutely delicious, probably the best I have had out of Italy. Service was friendly & prompt. Price very reasonable.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We really enjoyed our delicious pizza and were impressed with the outstanding service.
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.
Delicious food, great service and great location. We loved it!
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!
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.
Tinderbox Kitchen offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3852 3744.
Tinderbox Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.