The Charming Squire Restaurant

4.3
678 reviews
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Modern Australian
Developed in partnership with Brisbane’s renowned hospitality group, Mantle Group, and ideally located in Brisbane’s thriving cultural South Bank precinct (next to South Brisbane train station), The Charming Squire is the perfect place for a fun night out, a special function or a casual catch up over lunch or dinner. It’s also a working James Squire brewery where you can get acquainted with the brewing process as you explore the James Squire craft beer range, all the while enjoying delicious dishes designed to complement the flavours of the beers.
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The slow cooked beef cheek was sensational as were the meals of the other 5 in our group. Loved the setting of the booths for small groups of friends and one of the best pale ales.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice of food and wines. Service was efficient but not rushed. A great venue to eat before a show.

OT
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I was not impressed by many things at this restaurant. I ordered scallops and calamari (2 separate menu items) as my meal. The scallops were not well prepared and were room temperature, almost cold. They were also an odd size. They had little to no flavor and were not served with anything else in the bowl. The calamari was served in an odd technique that I had never seen before, also having little to no flavor. Not even salt and pepper. The restaurant did try to make it right and offer to re-cook the scallops or allow me to choose another menu option but I did not have interest in anything else. My mom ordered their pork special and it was about 65% fat... inedible as she is not a fan of fat. There were literal chunks of fat... large chunks, on the plate. She was not asked if anything was wrong. The manager never came over and our service became poorer and poorer as the meal went on. Very disappointed in my experience here as I made the booking weeks in advance for my trip to Brisbane. I would not recommend this restaurant and I will not be returning.

W
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

the restaurant is always good, not brilliant, the food is always of the same standard very good, tasty etc, the service has always been great, the location is great for QPAC too, this is our fall back restaurant for gigs over the road
would recommend this place for casual mid week dining etc

CG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was mostly great and wait staff very attentive. One of our friends was served burnt halloumi with the roasted vege. I have no idea how this got through the pass? The waiter did offer to replace but we needed to get to the theatre. thanks Clare

E
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A nice semi formal restaurant setting with an excellent table service. The noise from adjacent pub was pretty high though. The food was ok. The ribeye steak was excellent but the rump steak was a bit too thinly cut and dry. The slow cooked pork from the pit came drenched in meat juices so it looked more like a stew instead of a grilled pork dish.

KP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing, the food was delicious and melted in your mouth

GW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All dishes were delicious. We felt well looked after by the attentive waiter. Thank you for an enjoyable lunch. Have already recommended the restaurant to friends.

DT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food as always! Can’t wait to go back. Great service

BM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service that was considerate of our theatre tickets and dietary requirements. Very accommodating chef and wait staff. Highly recommend the Charming Squire for price, taste, service and atmosphere :-)

LI
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I had garlic prawns but they didnt taste that garlicky. The thick chips on side were great. Calamari was great as was the lamb. Service great. Would come again.

I
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Low key - informal dinner with great options for multiple dietary requirements. Staff is very friendly.

GD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience. Food portions could have been a bit bigger for the price.

VC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was fabulous. Not enough wait staff for a busy Saturday night when most diners were heading to an event at QPAC. Wait staff need further training across the board - particularly in customer service and am understanding of the foods they are serving.

S
Brisbane / QLD
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food ,very good service and good choice of beers

PV
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner before a show at QPAC, Meal was better than expected, waitress who served us was very pleasant, can’t remember her name, would dine there again

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for pre-show dinner. Efficient service and great food within the timeframe.

CM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was great given we had another engagement to attend. Food was beautiful. Everyone enjoyed the meal. We would be happy to attend again for sure.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Disappointed with the choice on the menu based on past dining experiences there. A lot less choice on the tapas type smaller meals to share.
Slow roasted lamb was very chewy and not melt in the mouth we’ve had before.
Generally a nice dining experience but the lower choice was a major disappiintment.

S
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a fantastic time there- great food, friebyand professional staff and very convenient location. Definitely going back!

K
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Waiter was wonderful. Just sometimes the music can be a bit loud when you’re trying to have a lovely time. Also the waiters need to be able to take payment to speed up exiting; as we had a show and there were a lot of people exiting at the same time.

SS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, delicious and great location. Main and desserts were just devine. Just need to work on service, we had to ask for water 5 different times before we received.

PN
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A meal before going to an evening event. Very good food, and the waiter was helpful with menu choices. We have eaten here before and will come back.

CE
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall a great dining experience. Delicious food and friendly staff. Such a great restaurant to go to prior to a show at QPAC. It's our go to. And yes, no hesitation in recommending.

S
Brisbane / QLD
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent service and delicious food, & although I thought the price for a glass of wine was too high the wine was very nice. So overall we were very pleased with our meal

AP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was excellent. Prices were a little high, but the overall experience was very good.

BF
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was very good thank you.
My only question is why is it necessary to have music blaring. I have a hearing disability and that sort of background noise makes conversation very difficult.
I just don't understand why there is a need for music to be playing in a restaurant. Most do for some reason

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

S
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic little venue with high quality and creative meals.

J
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delightful pork, so tender & tasty. Can't wait to go again.

SH
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Sides didn’t come until after we finished the meal, linguini was bland & ordered wine before the meal but didn’t arrive until more than half way through. Waiter was nice but far too busy, he was very apologetic. Convenient to QPAC

TS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The restaurant itself is beautiful and the waitstaff were lovely and informative. The food was overpriced and below average. I would not recommend the restaurant to a friend however I would try the bar menu. I enjoyed the moscato.

C
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was exceptional. We were running late and off to a show afterwards and the staff were very helpful in proactively suggesting the options on the menu which would come out of the kitchen quickest so that we could enjoy our meal in the time we had available.

JD
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location, fit-out, and mixture of the pub-style/bar/restaurant offering something for everyone. Food was delicious, and staff were great. 100% would return.

RL
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a delicious experience - staff who extend themselves to look after you, efficient and cheerful service, high quality delectable food. Only problem is that the avid involvement with the other diners at our table distracts me from really savouring the food ..... 😁

GF
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a reasonable meal, it wasnt too busy but the bill arrive as soon as our main meal plates were taken away. No one asked if we were finished.

BM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner in good surroundings with great staff

MG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great beer, stylish decor and really lovely staff....and so close to QPAC.

ES
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seriously exceptional food and service. This is going to fast become a regular haunt for us! Can’t wait to return.

AW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing everyone in my party agreed.
The service in the restaurant was what made our night

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