Northshore Harbour

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201 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Northshore Harbour cafe is one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets featuring stunning views of the Brisbane River and proudly serving only the freshest food available, prepared daily and sourced from local producers.

Located in the 2.5ha parkland on the banks of the new Northshore Hamilton development, the Northshore Harbour cafe is fast becoming a popular place to enjoy a coffee and cake, a business lunch, or a lazy weekend breakfast by the water.
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.8
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlisonL
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Location is exceptional. Good cafe style food is tasty and presented well. Initial service on this occasion was a little tardy, but once the table order was in, 8 meals were prepared and delivered swiftly. I had eaten here for breakfast and lunch previously(more than 12 months previously) when service had been exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The food and wait staff were great. The manager was rude and grumpy towards the staff because of a cancellation. We didn’t need to hear that. It was a special occasion for our party but we weren’t asked what the occasion was.

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly and accommodating staff
Coffees and food were delicious
Great outlook

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AmandaA
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere with options for everyone!

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NickyP
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thankyou for a lovely enjoyable meal spending time with friends and family

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NoelaS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Two of our meals were not followed through to the kitchen. Serve sizes were uneven. The air condition was condensing above diners and dripping onto our clothes and heads. Serve staff were inattentive and had to be sought out so we could order coffee. Coffee was served in front of other diners and across the table. In all not what we had previously experienced. Would DEFINITELY not rush back to see if it was a bad day experience. Generally staff appeared disinterested.

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MareeL
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Go for the view not a culinary experience.

Really bland food. Simply no taste at all.

Reasonable coffee ✅

Could do without being served by someone covered in hickies. Surely there is some code of conduct against this?

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AnneJ
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful - food, service, location! Can't wait to return.

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MarieM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The booking process was easy. Very comfortable well situated river front cafe; friendly helpful staff. Couldn't find an on-line menu but had been there before and knew they had vegetarian options.

Was a lovely lunch experience and would gladly recommend the cafe to a friend.

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DuncanR
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally accommodating! We had booked a breakfast table and couldn't get there on time. Staff were able to delay our arrival for an hour! When we arrived, I noticed I'd forgotten to ask for an outside table due to noise levels/echo inside which disturb my 86 year old father's hearing. Again staff said that they could turn the music off in our section of the dining room. As there is a playpark adjacent, our nephew was able to run in and out of the large sliding doors that open Northshore up to the outdoors - park, beach, yachts, river. Meal was delicious and the Kids menu appealed to little ones. Lovely to catch the ferry there and back! All round experience terrific!

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geofft
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Good food, great views, lovely setting, good parking, easy to access.

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SteveW
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great location. In fact a fantastic location, great food, even batter coffee. Service staff do need to visit the tables more often though.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Came for breakfast on Wednesday morning but found menu reduced significantly.
Very quiet with no back ground music which gave it no atmosphere.
Food and Coffee great as usual but overall was not a good as our last visit.

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Patricia
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Asked for table near window about 10 days earlier. Instead table in back corner next to another large group. Tables near windows vacant as was not busy. Very noisy very two large groups near each other.
Female staff very pleasant but male kept bringing drinks and food to us which were for other table. Was told but still left meal. Later taken to other table.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Staff friendly, food good but left our empty plates way too long before clearing.

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FrancesC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful space for our larvae gathering celebrating a special birthday!! Thank you for all your help in setting up the area to accomodate us all ...

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great location. Food and service are always good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous family friendly dining experience.

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DonnaT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and location were awesome. Next time I would book inside the restaurant as it was a little hot outside. I had been worried that we wouldn't have a view from inside but the view was excellent from there.

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PatriciaM
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was tasty but service was slow. Also staff didn't listen to instructions when we ordered so things didn't get served as ordered. Overall our experience was okay but owners need to pay more attend to service, perhaps employ more experienced wait staff.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We love this place usually but this visit was terrible... service was slow and parts of order forgotten. We got our drinks before we even got menus to order food, the bacon was way over cooked/ almost burnt and drowning in oil/ fat on the plate.

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WendyA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our order wasn't correct when it was deliveted, but the server immediately offered to rectify the error.
The location is lovely, and very convenient for a meeting place for friends from north & south of the river. Heaps of free parking.

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Wassemon
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great, but service was poor. No one even bothered to give us a menu. Had to go and ask for them. Staff just did the bare minimum in terms of service. A shame as the food was great.

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LivetoEat
Brisbane
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Splendid location. Poached eggs were overcooked and the vinegar used I assume to set the eggs, was overpowering. Scrambled eggs were more like an overcooked, dry, flat omelette all pushed together. Sausages very dry. Hope the lunches are better. No tea on the menu under Tea / Coffee. Cannot fault the location. Otherwise wouldn't return. Would not recommend the breakfast. Average coffee.

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JanetTe
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience1

River views are pleasant and would make a lovely stop for those cruising the river on the citycats. Only problems were the failure to put the meat into the Massaman curry that only had rubbery potato and very little flavour. Dish taken away and returned with a pile of meat and another pile of rubbery potato on top of the previously served curry without even mixing into curry sauce. Failure to offer coffee after we finished dinner. Closes at 2.30 and stools were being packed up blocking our view by 2pm. Otherwise everything else was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful riverside café - friendly and tasty food

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff and the most amazing breakfast. Plus it’s air conditioned.

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PMD1
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location and good food in a relaxing atmosphere.

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BarbaraM
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A delightful venue for a relaxed lunch. Very busy on a Sunday so suggest booking. Enjoyed the food and appreciated the patience of our waitress 98 women chatting rather than consulting the menu and ordering!!) Very enjoyable venue. Hopeful we shall return sooner rather than later.
Cheers

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ShannonR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and have been there for a number of lunches.

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OlgaS
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and food. Lovely family get together.

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DeclanC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic location with great view of the river. Good parking options and near City Cat ferry terminal. Small nearby beach and playground for kids. Great tasting food, well presented and good portions. Service was a little slow due to crowds, so would have helped with another one or two wait staff during busy periods. Staff were friendly and helpful. Overall very good restaurant and would recommend it to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had the Calamari- fantastic dish and great service.

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BelleM
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great cafe the food and service was great!! We will be back!!!

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kenh
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Poached eggs were like hard boiled eggs
Very disappointed especially for the cist

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JulieH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food at a reasonable price, friendly and helpful staff, lovely atmosphere, easy parking and a great location for meeting up when a large group is coming from every direction.

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LynD
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very amenable atmosphere in peaceful quiet surroundings.

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RobynC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great service and great value for money; comfortable decor and clean facilities.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely location, we had a beautiful breakfast here and will be back to try the lunch menu in the holidays!

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DenyseH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I would recommend this cafe to friends and family. We had a group of 14 and all said they were very happy with their meals. Choice was very good - caters for all. Staff friendly. Looking over the river watching the City Cats and boats going up and down the river is peaceful. Cool breezes coming off the water. Parking is excellent.

Northshore Harbour
Responded on November 28, 2019

Thanks Denyse! We are glad you and your family enjoyed the food and the lovely location :) Come again soon!

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Northshore Harbour is rated 4 stars by 201 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.