Verve Cafe

4.5
125 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasions
Verve Restaurant and Cider House, a lively New York-style basement bar and restaurant tucked underneath the historic Metro Arts building, is Brisbane`s very own Cheers bar. It also holds the mantle of being Brisbane‘s very first underground bar and the city‘s only dedicated cider house.
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4.5
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always love verve, as always was very loud and busy but that's what I expect! Took a while until someone came and asked if we wanted drinks though so I only got 1 drink with dinner when I would have probably preferred to get 2

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B
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food, awesome service, was super cheap but so loud inside 😂

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RL
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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Food was great but with some unusual combinations.
Acoustics inside is terrible - a little acoustic insulation will make all the difference.

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AD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always get this truffles mushroom risotto and it is always superb

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GR
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent service, friendly and professional staff. Good food and a great range of cider.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Verve was an amazing place for a casual dinner the staff were amazing and happy to be there, the food was absolutely delicious we’ll definitely be eating there again.

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LT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food a service are great no complaints what so ever

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LR
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The food was underwhelming. It’s a classic old favourite of mine but really didn’t hit the mark. We had the blue cheese risotto and Ragu.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

From the moment you arrive the smell lets you know you're in for a top dining experience. With the pasta made on sight & sauce rich in flavour the food is amazing & worth the visit alone. Combine this with a great chilled atmosphere & awesome value for money the Verve is a top class venue.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food, great service. loved our second time here..

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T
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant - great food - great service. One of our favourites.

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R
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A cozy restaurant with good food and great service.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Booked the before, got a seat at the back against the wall, very nice spot for our anniversary. It was a 5-10 minute wait for our food after ordering which was lovely, and servuce was pretty good, our waittress did everything she could to accomodate us as well.

Plan to come back.

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K
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoy visiting Verve. Staff are amazing - especially Adam.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Meals are delicious but oh such a noisy restaurant. I asked for a quiet table and booked well ahead, but unfirtunately didn't get that and we were seated near 2 large tables. Waiter did not attempt to change the table at all. Otherwise a great restaurant with excellent food and drinks.

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L
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is fantastic and the prices are reasonable. Wait staff are friendly and helpful. A good variety on menu to choose from. Definitely worth a visit.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never ever disappointed. Friendly staff, great Chef!

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JH
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great value, good Italian comfort food. Wide selection of boutique tap beers and cider. Quick efficient and attentive service delivery. I have dined here twice now and both times have not been disappointed.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a really nice birthday dinner and was blown away but the genuinely friendly wait staff, I was offered a complimentary cocktail as well a birthday sticky date pudding and the meal I had was so delicious.

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D
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the back room for two folks. Special memory for my birthday as my guy came home from Darwin after being away for a week. The night was real great . Thanx

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RN
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, always busy and fun. Love the feel of the restaurant as it’s down some stairs and has a dark and atmospheric vibe. Great, hearty Italian food and well priced wine. It’s always been a favourite amongst my circle of friends.

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KH
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food, great ambiance . I love the atmosphere and the pineapple crush Cider was yummy

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CS
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Four of us had a wonderful lunch catchup at Verve. We have been here a number of times and always receive great service. The food is delicious. All guests commented on the great meals they received. For me the Mushroom Risotto is a firm favourite. I was craving this dish before I'd reached the restaurant. Looking forward to a return visit again soon

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LK
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A bit noisy but worth it. Everything I have tried here has been amazing.

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ZT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved the vibe of The Verve...it was a great place to celebrate our daughter's 18th birthday...the food was amazing...the staff was fantastic and the atmosphere was awesome...We'd definitely go back again!!!

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SB
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food, very welcoming staff. Would definetly recommend, although not under the air conditioning duct as my wife had a few drops of water on her head!

Would not put me off going back though.

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g
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Value for money, super service. great food. When you book for 2 make sure you reserve a booth, really noisy

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CG
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Wouldn’t recommend It. Change of ownership has made the food not taste good

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SH
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 1

Too noisy we were gone within 1hr 15 minutes
Ages at table 2x 26 year old
1x 20 year old
1x 22 year old
We 55 years old
The young ones were the most disappointed stodgy food (gnocci) risotto still hard
husband liked the pizza, my pasta was nice but quite a few of the cherry tomatoes were green
I mistook them for Sicilian olives!

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KU
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The great atmosphere was backed up with sensational food and very friendly service!

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DC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food and drinks are great, and there are plenty of options in that area. Verve is very centrally located. However it can be a little noisy at times.

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G
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great service
My partner and I had a great meal.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Fantastic food, lots of choice but music was LOUD!
We asked for the music to be turned down (at 6:30pm, mind you) but were told 'no' as it would turn down the entire restaurant volume. And that's a bad thing because...?!?
The music was good, but it's a restaurant & not a nightclub. It was winter but hot & stuffy down the back.
We left to have another drink elsewhere so we could chat more easily.

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GL
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food great service and friendly staff, would definitely recommend to anyone in Brisbane!!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great gluten free options. The service was exceptional, great attentive, friendly staff. Fun atmosphere

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LB
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

our order was quickly however it took quite a while for our meals to be delivered, at least 40 minutes which is not good during a lunch break. It was quite busy with a few larger groups.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good, friendly service and cozy atmosphere!

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SU
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved my time at Verve! Third time in about 4 weeks! Came to Verve upon a recommendation by a friend and was NOT disappointed. Loved the ambience, the food, and the service - and the wine! Have been for lunch in a group and lunch for a table of two which was equally great. The food and wine was consistently great, and the wait staff were friendly, helpful and real. Service was prompt! Thank Verve for a great time and for the great memories. I'll definitely be back!

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J
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a great, hidden little spot. The food was delicious and it came out pretty quickly! The service was great and atmosphere was fun though definitely on the louder side so probably more suited for energetic and boisterous groups!

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J
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always awesome, the food is tasty and reasonably priced, with the added bonus of a killer afternoon happy hour from 5 to 6pm. The venue itself is dark and noisy but that's part of the charm. A definite favourite for lunch or dinner with a group of friends. We'll be back!

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