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Petrie Barracks, | Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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07:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 07:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

With so many places providing average customer service, it is a pleasure to eat at a restaurant that gets it right. Two of us had dinner after a very early movie. Unrushed and unhurried, pleasant and helpful wait staff serving excellent food.

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Thank WarrenRT
Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This little gem is just around the corner from where I work. It is convenient for business meeting. The quality of food is very good and the menu always interesting.

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Thank Jay_trip69
Brisbane, Queensland
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807 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 630 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We ate here yesterday for lunch with another couple before going to the movies at The palace Cinema in the barracks complex. We validated our parking at the cinema, which gave us 4 hours parking for $8.00. We arrived at The Chelsea right on 12 noon, which caused some confusion with the first waiter as he brought breakfast menus and... More 

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Thank seagullrob
Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food here always seems fresh and full of flavour. The staff are attentive and a good choice of wines. Nice relaxed atmosphere

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Thank lindagV3395OS
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Went to this bistro after a movie in the evening and the only thing on offer was hot drinks and desserts. I don't enjoy giving negative reviews but I ordered a hot chocolate that was tepid and tasted awful (only drank 3 sips) and I ordered the apple and blueberry crumble - before I had even tasted it, I touched... More 

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Thank Margi R
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Took me friend and his wife and daughter for lunch' service and food good. My only negative comment was the quality of the scallops . I sent the first serve back and the second serve was not much better not sure why?

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Thank thordave
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Felt like we were in France. Small and cosy inside (worth booking in cold weather) but lots of room outside if it is good weather. Spectacular food with unusual touches. Eggs come with homemade hash browns so no need for bread if u don't want it. A good walk from the CBD but worth it and a great start to... More 

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Thank JoBright13
Gympie, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I had a wonderful dinner recently at the Chelsea, after seeing a movie at the Palace cinema close by. Movie followed by dinner at the Chelsea was a perfect way to spend an evening. It was a cold windy night, so we sat inside. Decor was sumptious and inviting with elegant lighting. The food was delicious. I chose a roast... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This is my second review of Chelsea. My first was positive but this one is not. Overall the service was a bit under par and the food uninspiring and unimaginative. They boast that they have a new menu but quite frankly it looks as though they have used the same ingredients and just moved them around between the dishes. At... More 

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Thank Noel W
Brisbane Region, Australia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I visited for a quick lunch after a movie visit. We had the small meal option and a glass of wine. It was a public holiday so short staffed however we were well served by the wait staff. I had a steak sandwich and a glass of wine. The French fries were excellent ( this is a big plus for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Australian, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Petrie Barracks, | Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?