Verve Cafe

4.6
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190 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Been here heaps of times now and has to be one of my favourite restaurants in Brisbane. Must visit!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious blue cheese risotto. Arancini also excellent. Very generous serving sizes much appreciated.

AS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing staff. Nice cozy and bar was homely.
Aircon was leaking the whole time which was annoying but didn’t let us not enjoy our beautiful dinner night with friends

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Granted, it was a Friday night and VERY busy... BUT... it took the waitstaff a very long time to acknowledge us and take our order. It then took about an hour to receive our meals. We ordered the bread basket, so our tummies signalled FULL by the time our dinner finally arrived at table. Food was delicious, but I wish we hadn't had to wait so long for it. Oh, and yes, it is VERY loud in there. Don't expect intimate conversation.

JB
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This is my third time at writing a review and we cannot praise this restaurant enough. The two people serving did an excellent job of caring for all diners. They were kept so busy as the whole restaurant was CROWDED. Cass looked after us so efficiently. Cass ALWAYS does an A1 job of caring for us.
The food was delicious too and we know how hectic it was for the capable chefs in the kitchen.
Thank you once again.

TH
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Been coming here for so many years and it's still great. We love getting there early when it's really quiet.

K
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff incredibly accommodating, food was excellent and atmosphere pretty cool. Was rather noisy but we made the most of it.

MO
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

need to be more considerate "Female toilets" using stairs is not very suitable for older people.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service. My favourite Italian in Brisbane!

JB
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, great, GREAT to all areas. Yes there's noise - that's only to be expected with happy diners enjoying their night out. Thank you once again for looking after us.

JS
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

what a great spot, been here heaps, we love this place!!

AO
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Yes but have to tell that Don’t go there Fridays. Incredibly noisy and tables are small for group.

IB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and location! Especially in summer (so cool in the dining area).

JB
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once we have loved our night at the Verve. We are ALWAYS looked after so well. It just doesn't matter how busy the place is, no one is ever ignored. The food is delicious and so healthy. Thank you very much for your attention and we will be back. . . . SOON.

NW
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome food, service and all the rest. Highly recommend dining here for any occasion when in brizzy we don’t go home unless we have been here...yep it that good

MF
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

GOOD VALUE MIDDLE OF CITY VENUE PROVIDING EXCELLENT QUALITY FOOD

BW
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to Verve Cafe a couple of times now, and each time, the food and service is amazing. It is a great place to go with friends and have a drink and enjoy the delicious Italian food on offer.

DC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. Has a really good vibe!!

F
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We totally enjoyed our meals. We had visited a year ago and was such a hit with the family they have begging us to come back to dine here again.

ES
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always amazing and the service fantastic.

DA
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

Very disappointed by our latest experience at Verve for my birthday. I’ve been going to Verve for approx 10 years and the last two visits left a lot to be desired. You feel badgered by the wait staff constantly asking if you’re ready to order, and taking away plates for starters before you’re actually finished. Last visit they took away our bottle of wine before it was finished! Mains are bought to the table as soon as starters finished, it all feels as though they are trying to get you out as quickly as possible. No one asks how anything is or how your evening has been. Despite the food being amazing, after our most recent visit, we won’t be returning any time soon.

JB
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love coming to the Verve. They are so busy but we don't ever feel neglected. The service is amazing and all staff members are so attentive. Thank you

LS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best pizza and Barramundi we’ve ever eaten! Absolutely delicious.

SC
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome dining experience and on of our favorite restaurants

LS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Looove this restaurant. I bring friends and family alike. Can always guarantee a quality, high level experience with impeccable food. I am on my 5th visit and cannot fault this place on any aspect! (And if you know me, that's saying something!)

DB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We don’t eat out often , usually find most places to crowded and noisey ( I guess that’s ok if you like that sort of thing ) the food and service at verve was outstanding , we ate there for both nights we stayed in bris , do yourself a favour and go there

NA
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delivers! Love it - good service, great food

J
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easily my favourite place to eat in Brisbane! Such a hidden little gem.

DS
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful time here, the food is consistently delicious, and always freshly prepared. They are incredibly accommodating with the menu, and the service is always super friendly. They are busy and bustling, so you will need to flag someone down sometimes, but it's all part of the atmosphere. The beer list is excellent as well.

JB
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always we had a great night and that's without mentioning the food. But I have to say something. It was DIVINE.Thanks so much to the chef for my delicious dairy free meal.

JB
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

From the smell as you first descend the stairs you know your in for a treat & the Verve doesn’t disappoint. Rich sauces enthuse flavour in filling meals that offer great value for money. When busy the confined space & resulting noise levels can make intimate chatting difficult however it’s a situation you’ll gladly trade not only for the food, but the ambience & service are also excellent. A great venue that upon visiting once you’ll continue returning too

CS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I haven’t been to Verve in a while but it hasn’t changed! Still the best food and service. Definitely recommend.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Could improve if toilets clean and serviceable . I don’t have 50 words make this easy and people will complete the survey

NK
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was devine and wait staff were fantastic and a great atmosphere

NW
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always. The food, staff and everything in between is spectacular. Please don’t ever change

AB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Okay for a no fuss quick bite, but it really needs a renovation and the food was pretty basic.

LK
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

this place has excellent food and excellent wine. we love it so much!

GS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Food, drinks and service was great. The noise was quite loud.

V
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were a group of 7 diners on a fairly busy Saturday night with a booking.
We were happy with our table, the service was prompt, the food was very enjoyable, as described and represented good value, portion size was good, authentic flavours, all diners were happy.
Staff were engaging, efficient and friendly.
We would return again.
Thanks for a lovely night.

DC
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good, as usual, we have been to Verve a fee times before!