NOTA - Brisbane

4.6
157 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern European
Modern European Dining | Breathing new life into the iconic space at 224 Given Terrace, Paddington.

Our seats consists of inside, outside, and bar dining. Your seating allocations will be based on availabilities. We will try to accommodate requests as best we can but there are no guarantees.

If you are booked at 6pm you are agreeing to have a STRICT 2 hour dining limit, and to return the table to us at the latest by 8pm. This is to give us enough time to get the table ready for our next guests.

Tables larger than 6 are required to go on one of our banquets.

If you need to cancel please call us at the latest by 3pm the day of the booking .
No shows for bookings will be charged $100 + GST per person.

We look forward to welcoming you, The NOTA team.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 157 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal and impeccable service . We had the chefs menu so a bit of everything and all presented and cooked to perfection. We will be back .

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MarkF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Go there. Enjoy NOTA for what it is. Casual relaxed, great food

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vipJaredL
Brisbane
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Food is impressive, but the service and atmosphere are severely lacking. We were placed on the bar, which is never a good place to start, and there was an extremely large and loud table commanding the attention of the entire restaurant all evening.

The service was almost non-existent from the floor staff, however credit to the chef who appeared occasionally and redeemed the experience somewhat.

For the price, there’s simply a magnitude of places that offer a much more refined fine dining experience. I don’t see myself visiting again anytime soon.

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JaneR
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for a lovely night out, feels very special but not precious.

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Servicerated okay as apart from slow they were friendly and accommodating. Food was as if the chef wasn't working! There was overcooked food, strange food pairings, sugar in the pasta sauce. Gluten free (which we informed upon booking) was accommodated in so much as the gluten containing item was simply omitted - no gluten free bread or gnocchi to replace that which the standard serving received.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Ben, exceptional knowledge and professional we will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food and wine, impeccable friendly service, could not fault a single thing!

LH
vipLilyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time doing the degustation and just as impressive as the first. Absolutely delicious, if anything too much food. Couldn't fault it and will be back! Would be in my top restaurants in Brisbane easily.

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SianL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, generous portions and delicious food.

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KLou
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, beautiful food,
lovely wines and gorgeous ambience.
Everyone at our table of six enjoyed our evening at Nota. My companions particularly loved the desserts.

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MatildaC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. I felt relaxed the whole way whilst the waiters took care of us.

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HelenD
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, perfect food, intimate setting - just as we like it

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AngelaG
Brisbane
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fantastic food. Look forward to coming back again.

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Troy
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NOTA is at the top of our favourite local restaurants. The food is always spectacular, the service second to none and has great ambience. The staff are always really attentive and have excellent knowledge of the wine list. A great venue all round - we love it.

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KerryK
Brisbane
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb food and a good ambiance.
Will definitely return.

B
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was overpriced for what it was. Steak was very fatty. Starters were really good though.

WJ
WJ11
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great little place. Food was cooked to order and some great choices on the menu. Interesting wine list, plenty of choice by the bottle or glass.
Service was excellent.

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Bianca
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has to be the best food and cocktails we have had in years. Visited NOTA for lunch on a Friday and the service was perfect, very friendly. Highly recommend the market fish, Black Onyx and broccolini. The NOTA Sour was by far the best cocktail I have ever had!

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Kylie
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with a friendly smile and treated to amazing service throughout the night. We had the chefs tasting menu and it was amazing and absolutely perfect portions that left us more than satisfied at the end of the night. Would definitely go back again.

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NathanD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nota was lovely, we booked early to avoid the rush.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Nota in December 2020. We started with a Negroni which was perfectly made. The burrata with tomato and strawberry salad was outstanding, as was the reef fish ravioli in a bisque. The Moreton Bay bugs, which were a special at the time, were delicious, but I'm afraid the bug meat didn't have that ideal texture and integrity that I associate with the MBB. Don't get me wrong, it was still so yummy, but I was just sad that the meat was a bit soft so I couldn't get it all out of the shell! The tiramisu, which is my favourite dessert, was 11/10. The staff provided the best service I've received in Brisbane in two years. Fabulous restaurant!

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Tonne
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Everything about it. The food is delicious. There’s lots of French technique in the cooking but nothing is over the top. I have gone back to this place just for their peppercorn sauce. Same with the service - wonderfully down time earth, often with a great sense of humour, but always on point with their knowledge and attention. I have been back multiple times now and it’s always great. Nota is my #1 Brisbane restaurant.

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NancyP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was lovely and the service outstanding! Our only issue was that the mains were too big to allow for dessert!

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Louise
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, amazing attentive service. Will definitely be back.

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Intimate, personal, delicious food and wine. A really simple yet lovely night out.

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johnw
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A restaurant of real quality and genuine authenticity. The food is a delight. Staff are fabulous. Service is excellent. One of my favorite places! And Barman Ben mixes up the best Old Fashion in the world!

Looking forward to the next time.


John Walklate

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best fine dining restaurant in Brisbane. The food and drinks are amazing! The atmosphere was cozy and friendly as always.

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Local
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, Food, Wine list and cocktails are outstanding! Honestly Paddington locals are living their best life with NOTA in the neighborhood!

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DuaneS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

NOTA is a charming and intimate boutique restaurant. We had a wonderful evening feasting off a high-quality menu which showcased innovative flavours, an excellent wine list and incredibly attentive service. We look forward to heading back there soon!

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BenH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, but the price point seemed a little steep compared to the finesse of the food.

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DavidK
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hadn't been to Nota before - great find. Excellent food, beautifully presented. Great service. Highly recommended.

KM
vipKathyM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usually I don't like eating at the bar, but it was a terrific experience. Great service and outstanding food. Nota is a special place. Highly recommend.

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vipTheoG
Brisbane
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Hesitant to try it out at first, I conclude that this place is well underrated. The ambiance is nice, nothing really stands out which is perhaps just as well. The food, however, is superb. Well above what we expected and a worthy sparring partner to the better Brisbane restaurants/bistro's such as Montrachet or La Chach a Vin.

The service was well beyond excellent, a Maitre'D who recommends good wines and also knows how to pour a G&T. Plating is good, no too much of the superfluous dead vegetation. Flavours are delicate, care is taken in the preparation and looks without too much pretence.

Perhaps......at least one of the dishes portion size exceeds an entree size....but we are now splitting hairs as in, complaining about too much food....

Will most definately be back and there is a good chance this will become my new local

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WhiteN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and brilliant service. Exceeded expectations. Say at the bar. Loved it. Will be back.

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CraigM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful meal, good selection from the menu, friendly, happy staff, very engaging. Drinks menu was good as well, NOTA Signature Cocktail was prefect. The only disappointment was due to COVID and spreading out, meant we had to sit at the bar and eat, ok if your one of the cool kids but I like a table and somewhere to put my legs. That aside great meal, great night very happy, thank you NOTA.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress very good, food above average , wine selection good. Ambiance a little difficult with current Covid rules . All up I was very happy with the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Brisbane
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Wonderful service and beautiful wine. Food was mostly fried or very oily. Not comparable to restaurants with similar ratings or prices.

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NickV
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Nota, on a Friday night. Ordered the chef's special, 65$pp with a request of no pork. Perfectly cooked scallops and delicious fish sambos to start followed by a fresh tomato and strawberry bruschetta - we liked this so much my wife has found a recipe and we have had for lunch the last two days. Mains were agnolotti and lamb loin, both perfectly cooked and great portion size. Dessert was a yummy berry crumble. Friendly, attentive and informative wait staff meant this was a perfect night out. Thanks guys!

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Kate
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic night out with the hubby - could have been anywhere in the world. Food, drinks, service and atmosphere all fantastic.

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FranV
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The fish sandwich entre is a fav. We'll be back

FAQs

NOTA - Brisbane offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3217 6116.

NOTA - Brisbane is rated 4.6 stars by 157 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.