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Shingle Inn City Hall

King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3210 2904
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (36 reviews)
“ice cream” (4 reviews)
“edward street” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember the Shingle Inn from many a year ago, and this one has most of the original furniture. It is like stepping back into history but be warned, if sometime interesting is happening at the City Hall and you haven't booked, the chances are...More

Thank Bernice D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the original shingle inn re-created in the Brisbane city hall. The service is prompt and the food is of a reasonable standard. My pick was the waffles with butterscotch and ice cream.

Thank cpr2exs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my son there for lunch on his birthday thinking it would be fun to go to a historic venue in the city. I am usually the Pollyanna in the group but I am struggling to find something nice to say. My son got...More

Thank FussyBrissyGirl
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I would give it 1 star except that it is nice to wander through the foyer of the Town Hall. Maybe if you went when it's quiet it would be ok. This is a recreation of Brisbane's oldest and very popular café which was once...More

Thank anniestravelreviews
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Lovely food , great service A lot of old world charm. This is in the ground floor of the museum. A good choice of breakfast meals , great coffee and the staff were charming.

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We met old friends here for coffee and cakes before the Tuesday midday concert. The staff were polite, looked very smart and they were friendly and welcoming. Our coffees were hot and flavorsome. The cakes all looked amazing but we settled on the citrus tart...More

Thank DenzieK
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Good choice of tea, friendly service mixed review on cakes. Relaxing atmosphere and off the noisy street.

Thank Habari2
Reviewed 19 September 2018

As someone who grew up loving the Shingle In this facsimile was disappointing. The place is small and poky and has no atmosphere. The service was poor with the older woman server ignoring us - a group of four tourists - for over ten minutes....More

Thank David J
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I booked a high tea for a special occasion $84 for 2 people. Very very slow service waited 45 mins for our high tea. Only one other couple in tbe xafe. Very sad selection of food I could have gone to Coles. Just don't bother...More

Thank nedkellie68
Reviewed 29 August 2018

breakfast/brunch food was very ordinary and messy. will not return.service was slow, only one waiter. also, very poor acoustics, could hear every word being said by others on the far side of the room.

Thank medmar_10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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