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Shingle Inn City Hall

King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3210 2904
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible10%
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“cakes” (35 reviews)
“frittata” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

This place looked promising and we were shown to a table very promptly and given menus and water. However, after 20 minutes with no further attention we had to get up from the table to ask a waitress if she could take our order. We...More

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch with friends at the Shingle Inn this is the second time I’ve been and have found the food wanting and also the service. Ordered Gamekeepers pie arrived less than Luke warm looked grey in colour and small sample tasted mushy. Coffee Luke warm tasted...More

1  Thank Seonaid K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch midweek. It was 1 pm and there were several tables available although most were taken and the crowd was dissipating. Service was ultra slow and the table was not laid properly with cutlery and glasses mIssing. After 15 mins a waitress...More

Thank Spincs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having toured the historic City Hall and Clock Tower, we took afternoon tea in this lovely historic restaurant. The staff are very welcoming and our afternoon tea, including delicious cakes, was perfect. Other diners were enjoying more substantial meals from an extensive menu. Thoroughly recommended!

Thank TnJuk
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Beautiful setting, lovely staff but not enough in the kitchen to cater for lunchtime traffic. Great service on entering and exiting but waiting for order was a let down as it took over 45 minutes. Don’t get the pie. You’d get more actual pie from...More

Thank AdventB4Dementia
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Called in for a quick lunch before heading up to the City Hall Clock Tower. Fish & chips ok, (chips fresh), plus tasty quiche, limp salad (mostly lettuce). Service OK. Shingle Inn could have done better going on their reputation. Will lunch somewhere else next...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 31 January 2018

the original shingle inn has been fully restored in old city hall, its a beautiful place to have a meal. we opted for coffee and cake after our city hall tour

Thank gcgirlau
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I like going here because it's the fit-out from the original Edward Street Shingle Inn that so many of us who grew up in Brisbane have fond memories of, and I love old buildings. The food these days though is pretty ordinary and the service...More

Thank Jane and Kim M
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

What a terrible disappointment! Having spent many a memorable afternoon tea time after school at the Shingle Inn in Edward St with my mother and sister, it was saddening to witness its final demise with old school chums only this week. The food left little,...More

2  Thank PattiGB
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Cute little coffee shop/cafe right inside the Bris City Hall building with an old world charm, quite unique in a modern city. It’s supposedly the oldest cafe in the city. You enter via the main entrance just off King George Square, and its on the...More

Thank Artfornodriving
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3210 2904
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