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Gerard's Bar

#1,008 of 3,932 Restaurants in Brisbane
$$ - $$$
13A, 23 James Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
+61 7 3252 2606
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
21 Nov 2017
“Great fitout”
9 Jul 2018
“Overprized. Bad service.”
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CUISINES
Wine Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
LOCATION
13A, 23 James Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. The Perfect Spot
"offers a good selection of charcuterie and other light snacks."
Tricia H
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2. Repeat Visitor
"Excellent wine list, great cocktails, friendly and attentive staff."
Mellyouttaphase
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3. Great Pre Movie Meal
"The food and drinks were great and the wait staff were excellent "
aussiet0urist
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1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Although I admit they have the best charcuterie that I have tried in Brisbane (I am from Spain) everytime we go something happens. Once they sit us on a place where the aircon was dripping on us, and it was very uncorfortable. The other time...More

Thank Lourdes U
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Situated amongst a lot of great cafes and restaurants , Gerard’s Bar was a relaxed space to catch up with friends . There were a few different seating options depending on group size so it was easy to see everyone and talk. The menu is...More

Thank BrianSydneyAustralia
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Staff were rude and pretentious. After sitting in an area that had no reservation sign we were kicked out. That wasn't the main issue, when I went to leave long behold, the waiter had sat two attractive blondes, and no they weren't apart of a...More

Thank 689arose
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The environment is nice and they offer a good selection of wines but no Pinot Gris. The cheese board is nice but a bit light given the price. Overall seems a bit expensive and really is positioned in a car park. It’s worth a visit...More

Thank TamE14
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We order 5 wines from a list of seven red and 4 were missing. The first waiter didn’t realize she is working in a wine bar, the second waiter at the desk was posh and rude. Avoid this place!

Thank Mazzosan
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I have been here plenty of times, still yet to be one of the lucky few to get a seat outside, so I've only ever stood, and after 3 or 4 drinks time to move onto somewhere where my companions and I can get a...More

Thank ItaliaA70
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We turned up to Gerard’s Bar to have 4 Expresso 🍸 Martini’s at 11.30 pm. The waitress threw down the coasters, turned to us and said, “We close at 12!”, and walked away. We all looked at each other, and although seated at the Uber...More

Thank patricialehfeldt
Moubment G, Public Relations Manager at Gerard's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi Patricia, We appreciate your feedback and apologise for this experience. This issue has been addressed at the venue with the staff member involved. We hope you will join us again so that we can give you a warm welcome and excellent service that is...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

The menu has excellent vegetarian options & the sound of diners is buffered by the alpine ceiling design which I loved. On the three occasions I have dined at Gerard's they have all been an excellent experience.

Thank SaltPepper2017
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Visited as part of the Bite Sip Stroll event - small bar, sat under the tree outside, has casual group bench seats in a courtyard overlook the car park section. Beautiful on a sunny afternoon to enjoy simple finger bar food and a glass of...More

Thank MishellyC
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Not great but not the worst. I probably had high expectations given Gerard's Bistro is amazing. This was far less from amazing but not bad. This is more of a hip to bee seen place than for the food. I must admit though, I saw...More

Thank TamE14
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Cuisine
Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13A, 23 James Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3252 2606
  • E-mail
Description
Tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of James Street in Fortitude Valley, Gerard's Bar provides an opportunity for escapism. A place inspired by the tapas bars found in the back alleys of Barcelona, where friends while away the hours sipping drinks and grazing on charcuterie. The menu includes artisan meats, salumis and vegan cold cuts, which guests are invited to select from the bar's impressive meat cabinet.
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