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Caravanserai

#103 of 3,333 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
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West End / Highgate Hill 1 Dornoch Tce, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3217 2617
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Brisbane Australia
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105 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked this restaurant for dinner recently based on the reviews. However sadly we were quite disappointed. We have tasted Turkish food before both locally and in Turkey and the food served at Caravanserai does not appear to come anywhere near those that we have experienced. We had Kofta - called the Turkish meatballs. The entire preparation was quite bland... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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318 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

.... I have to agree that it doesn't seem like authentic Turkish cuisine. Having said that the food was fine and there is a reasonable selection on the menu. The shared appetizer plates were varied and tasty. We had one of each, veg and meat. Prices are reasonable for Australia. It's very noisy too but a good place for people... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great place with amazing food and great staff. Being BYO is also a great asset. We had the shared mezze plate (there were six of us) and shared four mains. Great flavours. Definitely will come back. Sat outside which was lovely on a very hot night. Good breezes.

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Thank Marion W
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Every mouthful was a taste of heaven. I have been here twice now and Caravanserai doesn't disappoint with atmosphere and service. We ordered the Olive and Haloumi for a starter (YUM) and the share plate for two (YUM YUM YUM). Next time we will just get the share plate as it was more than enough for the two of us.... More 

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Thank Christin M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner here last night and had a great time.This gem is located just before a turn on Dornoch Cr.The ambience was really nice you almost feel like your sitting in Turkey for a minute.I grew up in Dubai so am very familiar with authentic Turkish cuisine and these guys were spot on.The staff was really friendly and... More 

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Thank Johann M
Sandy Hollow, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We get to Brisbane twice a year and its now a tradition to visit Caravanserai and it never fails to please.

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Thank daveatpirramimma
Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is an unpretentious little Turkish resaurant, a little out of the way of the city. The place is quite busy and can get noisy making it hard to chat. We enjoyed sitting outside on the back verandah - there's heaters out there as well in case it gets a little chilly - which it did when we visited. I... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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372 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Friday lunch time at the Caravanserai sees the restaurant empty. The setting is basic, the menu as well,be it that the dishes are authentically Turkish. Food is well prepared, my chicken skewers are well prepared, but the dish as a whole nothing to write home about. Even the price is average. Wine is BYO.

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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We walked in off the street and were happy with this find. Loved the share plates , serves were generous . My eggplant dish was divine . Great little neighborhood gem . Lovely atmosphere as we dined outside .

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Thank bindybel
Mackay, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Had the pleasure of being invited to eat here, and so happy we were, atmosphere was lovely & relaxing, staff were very helpful & food was excellent, we enjoyed a entree shared between 3people with plenty to go around. Main meal was delicious, chicken dishes was yum & Atlantic salmon was excellent, had plenty to eat & certainly didn't leave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West End / Highgate Hill 1 Dornoch Tce, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3217 2617

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