Tinderbox Kitchen

4.7
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56 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
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.
What 56 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dave
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

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).

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BruceG
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. The seafood risotto was special served by experienced and engaging staff

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MichelleT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is awesome, service friendly and atmosphere is fun.

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TenilleM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was incredible. Very friendly. Food was delicious and timely. Good selection of wines and other beverages. Highly recommend Tinderbox.

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MichaelT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Simple food, good wine, great service and relaxed atmosphere!

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SueM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Have been many times and the place is reliable with consistent value for money and good service. Also delish..

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IsabellSK
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Service was good, but very slow. Waited 20-30 minutes each time I ordered a glass of wine.

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MoniqueB
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious pizza, amazing service, we’ll definitely be back!

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Nigelladelia
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Professional service and delicious food.

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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Lizzie
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and good service at a great price 😊

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Gourmet
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Always consistent. Great value and very friendly helpful staff.

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Jodie
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Nice dinner, good service, excellent pizza and wine.

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David
Brisbane / QLD
10 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere good food

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RichardW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Usual great food and service

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MariaS
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good selection of delicious meals with options of good pizza's and casual or share dining.
Cosy and enjoyable thank you Tinderbox

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Goddess
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

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.

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DonF
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food served promptly - ideal for after movie dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Simone
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Fabulous warm hospitality, great food and ambiance

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Fiona
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant with lots of atmosphere, great staff and good food.

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Hesaysshesaybrisbane
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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Zannagm
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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DoraA
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

You know it’s good when the place is constantly packed! Great quality food.

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JonB
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Fairly nice place, but nothing special. Wine OK, food OK

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MariaS
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always fast friendly service with a good variety of great food!

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Bill
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

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.
Cheers

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DonnaM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Dickos
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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GrahamY
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great as always - friendly team, good food and the Tempranillo is superb!

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GraemeG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pizzas, salads and an interesting wine list makes Tinderbox a must for a pre-movie meal. Booking is essential for weekend nights though.

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GregT
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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

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JaneC
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.

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

As usual the service and flexibility of staff was outstanding.

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JeffreyW
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

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VickiB
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.

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vipjenniferb
Toronto
9 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.

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JoshuaL
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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JuliaF
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!

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LME18
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

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

FAQs

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.