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The Brasserie on the River

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Cnr Edward & Margaret Streets, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3221 1999
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12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri 18:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 18:30 - 23:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The seafood buffet dinner is widely advertised and set in a lovely location on the river, attached to the Stamford hotel. However, while the prawns were nice, the crab was poorly cut and almost impossible to eat even with the crackers provided. The oysters (Coffin Bay) were unpleasant and tasted bad. The salads were very ordinary, and the hot buffet... More 

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Thank medmar_10
Claire W, Manager at The Brasserie on the River, responded to this review

Hello Medmar_10, Thank you for taking the time to review the seafood buffet. I am sorry to read that your dinner did not meet your expectation and that you were disappointed with the offering. I can assure you that our team of chefs take great pride in sourcing the freshest premium seafood, with a variety of salads hot dishes to... More 

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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious buffet lunch whilst at the Stamford Plaza for a course. Food was divine, food aplenty to suit all tastes. Seafood, cold and hot selections. Unsure of cost as it was included in our course fee but I would definitely go back!

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Thank Alisa P
Claire W, Manager at The Brasserie on the River, responded to this review

Hello Alisa P, We are so pleased you enjoyed your recent visit to The Brasserie on the River! The river views and fresh seafood certainly break up a conference nicely. We look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant, The Brasserie on the River More 

Brisbane
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit for their seafood buffet. The quality of the seafood was top notch, fresh high quality prawns, coffin oysters, Scottish brown crabs, Thai style mussels. Absolutely delicious. The only disappointing thing was the curry that they served, the meat was tough, otherwise I couldn't fault it. Would go back again but would suggest to find a park on... More 

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Thank Cute-Fruit
Claire W, Manager at The Brasserie on the River, responded to this review

Hi Cute-Fruit, Thank you for taking the time to review The Brasserie on the River, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your seafood buffet. Our wide selection of fresh seafood is something our Kitchen is very proud of, and our salads, curry's and roasts change regularly to ensure the best offering. With a range of nearby secure parking,... More 

Brisbane QLD
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The quality has dropped significantly, They call themselves 5 star what a joke. Had Sunday Buffet with friends at $59 per head, no way near that value. Yes there were plenty of cold prawns, oysters and cold crabs but no salmon. Salads were very basic more like Sizzlers. Hot dishes were lamb stew and spare ribs, Two of cheapest cuts... More 

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Thank awayagainBrisbaneQLD
Claire W, Manager at The Brasserie on the River, responded to this review

Hi awayagainBrisbaneQLD, Thank you for taking the time to review The Brasserie on the River. I am so sorry to read about your experience with the Sunday seafood buffet, and apologize that we have missed the mark on this occasion. The Kitchen uses local and seasonal produce to ensure the freshest offering, which means our buffet changes regularly. I am... More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Used to be a frequent visitor to dinner here. Was even a member. I have now decided to keep a note in my phone to remind myself never to go back. I think I try it once a year hoping it has improved. The venue and location is nice. (that is it) Apart from it being so evident that they... More 

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Claire W, Manager at The Brasserie on the River, responded to this review

Hi Michael R, Thank you for taking the time to review The Brasserie on the River. I am so sorry to read that you have had bad experiences dining in the restaurant. Our Kitchen are always exploring new and exciting offerings, and I apologize that our offerings have missed the mark on these occasions. I have passed on your feedback... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Saturday afternoon at brisbane. I decide to having seafood buffet dinner with my partner. I make a call before leaving the house and make a booking. On the arrival, staff were very friendly, he welcome us snd guve us briefly information and take us staight to our table. Great and warm atmosphere with great view. Selection was not very large,... More 

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Thank Kaiko T
Claire W, Manager at The Brasserie on the River, responded to this review

Hello Kaiko T, Thank you for your recent review of The Brasserie on the River! We are so glad to read that your had a pleasant riverside seafood lunch, it's certainly a lovely place to spend an evening. Our Brasserie staff take great pride in their high level of service and we're pleased that you were well taken care of... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Had the dinner buffet. There 4 types of cold seafood- prawns, crab, oysters & mussels and one other hot fish dish, Plus a few hot dishes and salads. We concentrated on the seafood,which was very fresh and tasty. Service was impeccable. Very nice patio with river views. The only downside is $50 valet parking.

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Thank ch t
Claire W, Manager at The Brasserie on the River, responded to this review

Hi ch t, We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your recent seafood dinner buffet! Our quality and selection of seafood is something we pride ourselves on at The Brasserie, as well as our seasonal salads and hot dishes. Unfortunately parking at the hotel is usually in high demand, although we can suggest parking at any of the... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Visited on a Sunday evening for the buffet for a special family dinner. There were only 4 types of seafood- prawns, crab, oysters & mussels (which were very fresh) & limited hot dishes. No carvery as stated on their website! When I enquired about this the staff said they no longer have a carvery & did not seem to care.... More 

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Thank kiwichick2012
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147 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Brasserie in the Stamford Plaza offers an amazing buffet breakfast with even better views. Whether it be a work meeting or a social casual breakfast, the Brasserie won't disappoint! There is so much selection available that you won't know where to start! Make sure you sit outside close to the river to take in the stunning views of the... More 

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Thank Jessica M
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The quality of the Seafood Buffet has gone downhill. Complained to management and basically got "We are happy with the buffet, so we don't care what you think"

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Thank Barrie J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Edward & Margaret Streets, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3221 1999

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