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CRU Bar & Cellar, Fortitude Valley, AU-QLD

CRU Bar & Cellar

4.6
4.6
511 Reviews
$41 to $100
Wine Bar
Home to a celebrated wine bar, retail cellar, and private dining room, CRU pairs laid-back luxury with the stylish spirit of Brisbane’s James Street precinct

Our signature green onyx bar surrounds the shimmering heart of CRU, a glorious antique Baccarat chandelier
Soak up the street scene or take a seat at the bar and lose yourself in our award-winning wine list

CRU is the perfect spot for a glass of something special, a leisurely lunch with friends, or a decadent dinner for two

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar, Modern Australian
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 3252 2400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Fresh breezes and natural light wash over the relaxed-luxe dining space, where double-height ceilings and expansive windows open to the streetscape for an inviting inside-out connection We’re committed to delivering excellent service, whether you’re dropping by for Champagne and oysters or settling in for a sumptuous wine-matched meal With a focus on delicious seasonal flavours, our menus draw inspiration from around the globe while celebrating Queensland with CRU classics
  • Private party facilities
    CRU offers a selection of private and semi-private function spaces to suit your celebration. We look forward to working with you to deliver a memorable occasion The Wine Room Tucked away behind the cellar, our Wine Room offers a private oasis from the bustle of James Street. Celebrate a dinner party-style occasion, surrounded by your favourite people and glorious walls of wine. Set menu applies The Garden Lounge Secluded banquette seating is available in a leafy corner of the restaurant or, celebrate a cocktail style party with up to 35 of your closest family and friends The Cocktail Lounge With a prime corner position overlooking James Street, this sought-after space can host small groups of 10 or larger groups up to 20 Cellar Our cellar can be booked exclusively, with your own bar and waitstaff, for 30 - 60 people, for a cocktail style of event
  • Neighborhood
    Fortitude Valley
  • Cross street
    McLachlan Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available as well as the center car park for the James Street markets
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 511 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

511 Reviews
  1. MarkM

    Brisbane

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food !! Great service and value for money !!

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  2. Snowmasslover

    Exclusive

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cru bar has been around for over 20 years and is still good. Sat at the bar, great service from friendly staff and tasty food. Looking forward to seeing the renovations.

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  3. DianaJ

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic experience at Cru. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, ambience is lovely, food is outstanding. Especially the dumplings they currently serve, phenomenal.

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  4. LouisaNF

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cru always delivers with a relaxed space, and great food and wine.

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  5. AmirS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Just need more waiters for out said , last night I have to keep looking around to find someone to serve me

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  6. NicW

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great vibe being on James St! The food was really nice and the drinks fantastic. The service was very good. Overall a great experience.

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  7. YvetteL

    Brisbane

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistent 🥂💯 can’t wait for the Renovations!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cru bar is always bloody good food and bloody good service and always open !!! You can just rely on it!

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  9. JuditL

    Brisbane

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Like always impeccable service and my favorite stake target was delicious

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hubby and I had a fabulous date night! Great food and vibe

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FAQs

CRU Bar & Cellar is rated 4.6 stars by 511 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Google Map for CRU Bar & Cellar

Shop 1 22 James St, Fortitude Valley, AU-QLD Fortitude Valley

Additional information

  • Cross street
    McLachlan Street
  • Neighborhood
    Fortitude Valley
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar, Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available as well as the center car park for the James Street markets
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (07) 3252 2400
  • Catering
    Fresh breezes and natural light wash over the relaxed-luxe dining space, where double-height ceilings and expansive windows open to the streetscape for an inviting inside-out connection We’re committed to delivering excellent service, whether you’re dropping by for Champagne and oysters or settling in for a sumptuous wine-matched meal With a focus on delicious seasonal flavours, our menus draw inspiration from around the globe while celebrating Queensland with CRU classics
  • Private party facilities
    CRU offers a selection of private and semi-private function spaces to suit your celebration. We look forward to working with you to deliver a memorable occasion The Wine Room Tucked away behind the cellar, our Wine Room offers a private oasis from the bustle of James Street. Celebrate a dinner party-style occasion, surrounded by your favourite people and glorious walls of wine. Set menu applies The Garden Lounge Secluded banquette seating is available in a leafy corner of the restaurant or, celebrate a cocktail style party with up to 35 of your closest family and friends The Cocktail Lounge With a prime corner position overlooking James Street, this sought-after space can host small groups of 10 or larger groups up to 20 Cellar Our cellar can be booked exclusively, with your own bar and waitstaff, for 30 - 60 people, for a cocktail style of event
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