W Brisbane - Living Room

4.5
34 reviews
$41 to $100
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W Brisbane's Living Room Bar, the place to see and be seen.

Let your senses take flight with an exclusive cocktail menu curated by the master mixologists behind East London’s Oriole Bar, a regular feature on the “World’s 50 Best Bars Awards”. Each cocktail is inspired by unique locations and people from around the world. Discover new tastes, colours and ingredients from the farthest reaches of the globe with adventurous cocktails that reference glorious elements of the Old World, New World and The Orient.

Evolving from a serene spot to lounge by day to a lively night scene in Brisbane City, mix and mingle from AM to PM. Barista made coffee, curated cocktails and mixology, flowing Champagne, High Tea and sublime snacks, choose your own adventure.

For function inquirie you can contact us on 07 3556 8888 or email us at bfreservations@whotels.com.
We look forward to seeing you soon.

Experiences

  • Living Room Bar Cocktails and Cuisine

    Multiple dates available

    Evolving from a serene spot to lounge by day to a lively night scene in Brisbane City, mix and mingle from AM to PM at Living Room Bar. Barista made coffee, crafted cocktails and mixology, flowing Champagne and sublime snacks, choose your own adventure and lose yourself in the stylish atmosphere where the soundtrack connects the crowd.
  • Eat Your Art Out - High Tea

    A$65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    In pARTnership wth QAGOMA, join us at Living Room Bar for a curated High Tea experience with an artistic twist! Design is core to W Brisbane’s DNA and has inspired our chefs to celebrate locally sourced produce in our delicious menu; perfectly paired with cocktails, champagne, or endless tea. It will be a delight for all senses! Ideal for group of 2+. Same day cancellations or no show fee applies. Please note that dietaries are available upon request, where ample notice is provided.
  • Melbourne Cup High Tea

    A$120.80 per personPrepaid

    Nov 2, 2021 only

    Pinky’s up for Melbourne Cup! Dress to impress for a day of high tea and fashion at W Brisbane’s Living Room Bar. Catch all the live action on the big screens while feasting on sweet and savoury treats. Sip on endless Tea & Coffee and a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, or Rose Champagne on arrival. Our DJ will get the tunes going as you strut your stuff on our pink runway for your chance to win ‘best dressed’ and ‘lucky door’ prizes. This is an 18+ event and packages are $119pp plus 1.5% booking fee. Prepayment to made at the time of booking. Non-refundable.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 34 People Are Saying
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4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience2

This is probably the worst high tea I have experienced In Brisbane. I had read a really good write up on the high tea at W and was really looking forward to the experience. I notified the kitchen in advance that I had a shellfish allergy and that I would need to avoid the crab.
When we arrived we were seated on a sofa next to the door , I get more like we were sat there waiting to be taken to our actual table, alas, that was our table
The presentation of the high tea itself was really good, the silver “W” tiered stand was really cool.
The first course was a charcoal cone of smoked Yarra valley pearls and Fraser Island crab. My friend said that it did taste very nice. My non shellfish substitution consisted of smashed avo inside a charcoal cone. Not very nice to eat nor inventive but okay, I figured it would get better. We then moved onto the egg sandwiches which were beyond dry and tasteless, the egg filling was sparse and the bread was stale and curled at the edges s of it had been pre prepared and left uncovered for some time. Same for the Blini unfortunately.
The meat pie was absolutely amazing, it was the redeeming feature and I wished I could have just eaten a plate full of those I was so hungry at that point . The lemonade scones were ok but tiny, and the rest of the deserts ridiculously sweet
I would not recommend high tea at W, It’s got nothing on the Treasury, Stamford Plaza, customs House or Roses. I would recommend sticking to one of those of you really want a great high tea experience. I think the concept at W was great but they missed the mark by focusing too much on looks and less on the important factors that make up a high tea.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Apart from the good aesthetics, there's nothing much really worth going to. The portions were way too small, even the macaroons are mini size. The food isn't that amazing, the other reviews online seems overrated And there's no river views within the bar. For $100 plus for two people, one could really enjoy much better food elsewhere. Won't go back again.

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ThereseS
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The team went above and beyond for the afternoon
Nothing was too much trouble and having gluten free option was wonderful.
Thank you for taking time and effort

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LeanneM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely superb high tea at the W Lounge Bar! I would go back in a heart beat. The venue is immaculate and the service was superb.

OT
OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I love the W Living Room bar and their High Teas however the Dip it we experience was a little lacklustre. The food didn't reach expectation to the cost as the High Tea does and the hot cocktails were both too strong and slightly sickening. However, presentation is always fantastic and I will always come back for High Tea here for a drink after lunch.

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Latifah
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service provided by the staff! They were so friendly and hospitable, we felt so welcomed at The Living Room. Thank you to the team for the superb evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

High end pricing for a hotel bar, service was a little mixed, some excellent staff and one that was a bit disinterested, but overall a great experience for what is effectively a hotel lobby bar!

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Neki
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great high tea we enjoyed it very much
Would be good to have more savoury items added

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AlisonH
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We did the High Tea of Aus. The service was impeccable and the food delicious.

JM
JuanitaM
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the high tea the food was great and the service was exceptional I will definitely be going back

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Anne
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great sliders and beer battered chips. Just the thing for a bite to eat

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I didn’t realise until arrival I had booked cocktail experience on the app and not the Australian high tea. Be mindful when booking on the app as it’s a bit confusing due to 2 experiences available. The staff pulled it together beautifully and without much fuss we had our high tea delivered. It was so good too. Very different flavours and one by one we savoured our way through each little delicious morsel. Plus a yummy cocktail and numerous coffees and teas to finish. Highly recommend this experience

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MavisT
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some may too sweet for me. But overall it worth. Beautiful display. Friendly staff. Good coffee! Highly recommend.

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thegibenator
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible service to celebrate our wedding anniversary. So grateful!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Not too sure about the food as we did not have any but, the cocktails were great and service was amazing!

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AmandaW
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing.

HW
HarrietW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious High Tea - beautifully presented and very good value! Our two waitresses were excellent and arranged for the volume of music to be turned down, as requested. Music type and volume better suited to na night ight club rather than Sunday High Tea. However, we had a wonderful morning and will be back. Thank you!

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AmTs
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing high tea experience. Great food , great service and amazing decor.

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HanaR
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Gorgeous food, good service although we did wait a little while for our first round of drinks. Personally I would have preferred more savoury options as we couldn't get through all of the sweets.

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SunnyP
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so lovely and quiet jazzy live bar. It was awesome

PA
vipPalinguA
14 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely ladies high tea at the W hotel. The food was extremely tasty and there were plenty to go around. The staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. The ambience was great and we had a lovely time. I would highly recommend high tea at the W hotel for a special occasion or a just a catch up with friends or family..

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for high tea and the service was outstanding. The staff were very attentive, constantly checking if we needed more drinks and asking if we wanted photos taken. There was a surprising amount of food and the atmosphere was very classy. Overall, a great experience!

EG
ElaineG
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful indulgence to gift to someone very special to you or simply a marvellous way to spend an afternoon with friends or family.

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KymE
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Food was beautiful but needed more savory hot choice

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ZEN17
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the Australia Hight Tea, food was beautiful to look at and tasted amazing too!

Drinks a little On the $$ side but also very delicious.

We will return

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff processed incorrect drink order but realigned with no hassles resulting in a great stay. Thank you.

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FoodieTrails2021
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

One of the best if not the best High Tea we've had in Brisbane and we've had many. The Xmas themed dishes and variety were wonderful. It was a degustation and fusion of flavours, tastes and presentation. Vegetarian preference was well catered for. Staff were friendly and helpful, though the drinks took a long time - the only glitch in an otherwise perfect experience so perhaps they were short staffed or staff in training. Would highly recommend and will definitely return. Have already recommended to others.

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Phillip
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

For a top end hotel the food was super average. Pre bought pizza bases that tasted like a freezer pizza and a dip platter that looked like a child put it together. Chefs must be very average if they can’t do simple things nicely.

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Hippos
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely treat on Boxing Day. Great surroundings. Staff attentive and knowledgeable about he selection served with High Tea. Staff were proud that ingredients were from QLD too. It was surprisingly filling too and things we wouldn’t have selected to taste if not included in the Tea.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our family of three went to the Living Room at W Brisbane for High Tea on Christmas Day. The standard of presentation was exquisite, the food was plentiful and delicious, and the service was friendly, informative, attentive and helpful. Excellent value for money. There was tons of room between the small groups of guests which is very important during COVID. We were very widely spaced from other guests. The decor is very colourful and appealing. The valet parking for $25 was very good and much cheaper than surrounding car parking stations. Outstanding and memorable experience for a lovely Christmas Day after such a strange year. No criticisms at all. We will be back for sure next Christmas and certainly before then too. Highly recommend the Living Room at Q Brisbane.

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PetinaP
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful boutique feel to lounge bar, plenty of privacy. Service was fabulous and the Christmas Day High Tea was delightfully and tastefully different. A lot of fun and a beautiful cocktail to start with. Would definitely recommend.

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DebraE
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

The food and atmosphere were great and we really enjoyed this experience, however the service was extremely disappointing. The head waiter was extremely rude and dismissive when we arrived and when we asked her for something during our high tea she left and never returned with the item. Our waitress and the waiter who took our payment were really helpful and professional. A head representative of your hotel should be polite and communicate well, this was not the case.

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful,imaginative cuisine and fantastic cocktails!
The service?Super attentive....from our gracious hostess to the lovely Gisellle,our every need anticipated and superbly met.
Thank you W Hotel-you made our Christmas get together very special.

Lisa R

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was spectacular, and the staff friendly. My only complaint would be the orders for coffee with the High Tea that went missing. I had to order a second cup 3 times, before it arrived. Overall however very enjoyable

FAQs

W Brisbane - Living Room is rated 4.5 stars by 34 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.