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Esquire

#199 of 3,292 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
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Australian, Gluten Free Options
As featured in Best Food in Brisbane
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145 Eagle St, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 3220 2123
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One thing that is obvious from other reviews of this restaurant is that polarises people, even those with wide dining experience .This restaurant has achieved legendary status in the food press but is less popular with the average Diner probably because it challenges you in ways you may not want to be challenged. We recently had lunch here twice in... More 

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Thank Peter R
Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is incredible (fresh highly marbled wagyu beef on dried wagyu beef with a smear of hollandaise!!!), staff are knowledgable and attentive and the view is wonderful. What else could you ask for in a fine dining establishment - not much!! Esquire has it all.

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Thank sbf67
Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Business lunch with a valued long term client on a balmy Friday afternoon by the river, hard to go wrong with that start. Food was simple and well prepared with minimal fuss. The wine list is broad but not unapproachable, if a wee bit on the expensive side.

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Thank PeterGP71
Adelaide, Australia
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had truly great food. At Esquire and cannot fault the kitchen and chefs. Memorable combinations of flavours . Ambience a bit confused. Not really a romantic dinner venue and not really a bustling friends night out venue either. Service not particularly friendly though not notably poor either. Just didnt have the feeling of being particularly welcome- which is a shame.Maybe... More 

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Thank Woofwoof13
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

When we arrived we were told that we booked a degustation dinner. I was surprised, did not recall and told the manager that we have a child who would not eat degustation. Thus we could not have booked it. The manager relented. We said we would consider the degustation menu anyway. When we looked at the degustation menu we thought... More 

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2 Thank wkk2688
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Started well, with some interesting and tasty options. But by the time we got 3/4 of the way through it made a crash landing!! A slab of sous vide lamb and dried basil (that was it) and the dessert which was ridiculous (and not in a good way) - the burnt grapes was so disgusting my mouth was still scraping... More 

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4 Thank Coolchick567
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A few nice dishes and a couple of nice wines, but ultimately it is disgraceful to charge 3 people over $800 for a few sips of poorly matched wines, with so many below par dishes. Restaurant is dim and extremely cold, service good but just can't get passed the appalling food experience. Highlight was the tomato dish, the inedible dishes... More 

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1 Thank Alunfiggy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The restaraunt was hard to find, after asking about 6 people on the street, we found it. While waiting for friends, 3 drinkwaiters walked past and ignored us. Food, ??? Have had the best and now I have had one of the worst and paid dearly for the experience. Service left a lot to be desired, you do not serve... More 

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1 Thank Gracie J
Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Dined here for a work function last month for the first time. Service was impeccable and food was amazing! The combination of flavours and the choice of options on the menu left us all impressed. It is one of (if not the best restaurant) I have dined in Brisbane to date. I am a foodie so our table was located... More 

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Thank Aussie_Traveller1970
Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

From there first dish to the last this was an experience! Amazing blends of flavours and styles of food with excellent wines to match. Highly recommended! Only down side was the we felt we were being pushed out the door once the meal ended. The guests were still looking to hang around for drinks and a chat but most left... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Eagle St, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3220 2123

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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?