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.
Well, it was a mixed bag unfortunately as there were some awesome things (like the starters), some great things (like the pizzas), some bad things (like the fillet steak was very over cooked), and one terrible thing (the chicken salad had gritty bits through it that tasted and felt like dirt).
Great food. The seafood risotto was special served by experienced and engaging staff
The food is awesome, service friendly and atmosphere is fun.
The service was incredible. Very friendly. Food was delicious and timely. Good selection of wines and other beverages. Highly recommend Tinderbox.
Simple food, good wine, great service and relaxed atmosphere!
Have been many times and the place is reliable with consistent value for money and good service. Also delish..
Service was good, but very slow. Waited 20-30 minutes each time I ordered a glass of wine.
Delicious pizza, amazing service, we’ll definitely be back!
Professional service and delicious food.
First time at Tinderbox and we will definitely be back! Delicious food and amazing staff - everyone was warm, funny and friendly. Absolutely loved the halloumi-crumbed schitzel! Thanks so much x
Delicious food and good service at a great price 😊
Great food. Always consistent. Great value and very friendly helpful staff.
Nice dinner, good service, excellent pizza and wine.
Great friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere good food
Usual great food and service
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
Tinderbox Kitchen offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3852 3744.
Tinderbox Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 56 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.