Lyrebird

4.6
831 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian

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Pre/post Theatre
With a contemporary menu and impeccable service, the Lyrebird is the perfect place to start your evening at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Inspired by the best of Queensland and Australian fare, Lyrebird food reflects our passion for local ingredients, creativity on the plate and artistic expression. Set alongside the lively Cascade Court, savour the anticipation of the show ahead while you relax and enjoy the surrounds. For matinee goers, you can enjoy a delicious touch of elegance before your show with a Lyrebird High Tea. $25 per person or $30 per person including a glass of bubbles. Available only for select matinee shows.

Experiences

  • $25.00 high tea

    A$25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    inclusive of tea and coffee selection
  • $30.00 high tea

    A$30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    inclusive of a glass of bubble and selection of tea or coffee.
What 831 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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ChrisL
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 10 mins early but this was not a problem.
Our waitress was super friendly, helpful and attentive. Food was excellent (as usual) well presented and ample. We forgot to order a serve of greens but this was resolve with the minimum of fuss. Check out was easy.
Altogether, a great was to begin our eventing at QPAC to see the Queensland Pops!

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HubertG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the ideal place when you combine it with a concert/play

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IanB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and exceptional waitress. Very leisurely meal before the show. Our waitress was very engaging with a great sense of humour.Our entrees of scallops and pork belly were beautifully cooked The mains of barramundi and beef were also cooked to perfection. Overall a great b prelude to a fantastic musical

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RozS
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent food, well-trained staff (attentive but not gushing over us). Food gave a nod to Queensland produce and was nicely cooked and presented.

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LachlanK
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious good parked with excellent wine in a perfect, convenient location. Service was attentive and meals quick. Will definitely be back.

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valh
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had dinner on Saturday evening. The staff were very happy and helpful. We three of us had an enjoyable evening.

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BruceK
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best place to eat before a QPAC show. The food is fantastic and the service second to none. No stress about finishing on time for your show.

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MargaretM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Have been a Lyrebird patron for many years - apart from break because of Covid. Lots of young pleasant but inexperienced staff members. Front of house management excellent.

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NoneeS
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the most delicious meals I have ever eaten. The service was amazing. It was a fantastic experience for a special occasion.
Highly recommend.

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HollieA
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing experience and well worth the package that we ordered. We will return next time we are seeing a show.

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PatriciaM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ideal place to eat when going to the theatres. Staff are friendly and professional. Food is supberb.

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! 😍
Food perfect!
Choices were good!

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PearceB
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice meal good service and good environment

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GaryU
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely, quiet place to eat a high quality meal before a show.

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KellieM
Sydney
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food and perfect for pre-theatre dining in a calm, friendly space.

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SusanP
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dinner was delicious and the service exemplary. I appreciate that the staff cater for start times of events and ensure you will be on time.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly waitstaff and good quality food. Excellent service.

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WilliamF
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A pleasant spot at which to dine prior to a QPAC performance though a little short on character: just to calm, to measured.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, very friendly and professional. The cuisine was excellent, well cooked and beautifully presented.

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Phillipa
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had such a warm welcome and very friendly professional service. The barramundi was perfectly cooked. Thanks for a memorable evening.

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Toni
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to dine before a performance. Meals are delicious and service is friendly and prompt.

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MarkH
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food as well as perfect service, a great way to start an evening at the theatre!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ordinary experience
Oysters were close to inedible.
Rest of the food was good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambience.
Always a great way to start the QPAC experience prior a performance.

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JessieS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oversll my frienf and i reallybenjoyed our lunch
Tables spaced great.

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NadineB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would have been 5 star if they had refilled the tea pot for the high tea. Was prepared to pay for it but not done. A little disappointing as some of us do like an additional cup. Other than that completely flawless and faultless.

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience always, never disappoints.
Warm greeting, good food, appropriate ambience.
Great prelude to performance.

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AndyP
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always, an excellent meal served in style.
Thank you.

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EllenC
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As the restaurant is based around performances, perhaps extra staff would be helpful to avoid having to miss out on desert/coffee or just having to rush as meals had delays coming out, only due to being so busy. Lovely staff doing their best tho.

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emtind
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please combine strawberry desert and lemon desert to make one amazing desert cause I had the 3 course with two deserts and these match perfectly

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KimB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Hi - love the venue pre- show BUT please lose the Cafeteria look! this is for outside... in here, you are offering a fine dining plated experience. Those chefs work hard. Does it cost that much more to have a table cloth? or even a themed paper place mat! You could even promote the next show on them! I have had a couple of restaurants and I know the tight budget requirements but that isnt much.
So far we have dined to delicious entrees, excellent steak, and delightful imaginative desserts. Pineapple was to die for, and this menu's lemon deconctruct was exquisite. Liked the strawberry but that Lemon --- ummmm.
Service should reflect your image. I had to explain how to set a plate to the very enthusiastic and eager young lass, training is not that hard - even a napkin under a frosty glass would be a step up. She had to mop up twice as the condensation dripped.
You hove an xcellent hospitality school up the road. Help them out management! We are all in a great mood and going to the Show.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect special dinner for before the ballet.

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DeborahK
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining at the restaurant works perfectly before going to a show. Staff check with you about showtime thus ensuring you are served in plenty of time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ben the waiter was friendly and gave excellent service. Wine was slow to come to table but Ben did chase up . Food was tasty and good size serving . Think set menu needs to be more attractive price wise . Not really a saving to do set menu ! We would return

JP
JillP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal, we had no waiting, we had a great little waitress who could not do enough to make our evening perfect.

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PatriceF
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful way to start an evening prior to a show at QPAC. Food and service exceptional. Our 2nd time at dining here and just as good as the first. We will be back. Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable from the moment we were greeted at the door with a warm welcome and being looked after at our table by the lovely waitress. Food was delicious and we will be back

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ShelleyH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We both enjoyed our dinner. Oysters and Barramundi cooked to perfection

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. My wife said the presentation of the meal was a work of art. Bit too noisy.

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VictoriaJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, service was lovely, overall ambience was great, presentation of food was great, facilities were clean. I always enjoy coming to the lyrebird.

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Lyrebird is rated 4.6 stars by 831 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.