The Fox Hotel

3.7
30 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Next time you’re in South Bank’s thriving Cultural Centre, take a stroll down the city’s most vibrant laneway and stumble upon Brisbane’s best kept secret at Fish Lane Bistro. With a firm and passionate focus on sourcing the finest quality local ingredients this relaxed eater offers a paddock-to-plate experience bursting with flavour. Indulge in modern interpretations of classic bistro faire with hearty grain fed steaks, hand rolled pastas and seasonal delicacies all made to order from the creative menu. Conveniently located just a short walk from the action at QPAC and QAGOMA, we guarantee you’ll fall in love with the vibrant atmosphere and exceptional menu at Fish Lane Bistro.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 30 people are saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.6
service
3.4
ambience
3.8
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good pub food. Reasonably priced. Venue was very clean.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Pizzas were really good , steaks I think had been par cooked and then finished to order , bernaise sauce was split, and red wine jus tasted like it came from a packet

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Great variety!!! Will go again!!!!!!!!!!!

The Fox Hotel
Responded on April 5, 2021

Hey thanks for the 5*'s Sarah, We look forward to seeing you down here again, Regards, The Fox Team...!!!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great location for a pub and the place is nice. We booked for 10 people outdoors, but there were only the casual sofas suitable for such a group.
To eat we had to sit at 2 seperate tables. Nonetheless we had a good night

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DeniseE
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Couldn’t find our reserved table so went back to the door and security person had to get someone to relieve him on the door to help us find it. Our reserved table had been taken by another group but he managed to find us another table. Service was fast. Food was below average. My medium steak was burnt and tough. The mushroom sauce was liquid mushroom soup with a few slices of mushroom floating in it. The salad was lettuce with a few slices of radish and onion. The chips were good. My husband’s pizza was soggy as too much liquid sauce on it. Size was good and outside rim looked inviting but the salami filling was not appealing to look at. Chose to eat here as we were going to a show at QPAC afterwards so the location is perfect, but the food quality really let them down.

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SueG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Run down -looks tired, just wanted a quick dinner before qpac show-pleasant staff though

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Gazarado
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub food. Beer selection good and reasonable prices

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Didn't have our actual booked table inside for 17 ready at all. They had just set up two bar tables outside with only enough room for 10 people around them. The girl on the front desk told my husband who's birthday it was that, "we would have to make do". Food was good however and came out quickly but disappointed by the lack of service and the disgusting facilities. Drinks very expensive too. I expected a little more than a run down city pub. We won't be back.

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LindsayS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fox Hotel was great service and great food. The decor was interesting.

The Fox Hotel
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hi Lindsay thanks for the 5 star review, glad you enjoyed your time at The Fox, look forward to seeing you again! -The Fox Team

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Maria
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Some of the people in the group didn't like the app ordering system.

The Fox Hotel
Responded on February 21, 2021

Hi Maria, Sorry to hear your group didn't like the App, it's mainly in place for convenience and to avoid waits at the bar, however we do still serve food and drink directly at the bar as normal so there is no requirement to use it, we look forward to you coming back and hopefully get an extra star or 2 with your next visit, Kind Regards, The Fox Team.

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MonicaJ
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Had an enjoyable meal at the Fox Hotel. Good food for a good price, steak was cooked perfectly (would have been even better to have more than one steak choice) and plenty of beer options on tap.
Pretty loud and vibrant atmosphere - on a Friday night - so I wouldnt go for a quiet, intimate evening.
Great historic building.
We were placed in 'high top' dining, but I have no idea what that means. We sat at a standard table in the atrium. Still good. Door service was friendly and accommodating - showed is to our seating.

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I recall the food being much better the last time I was at the Fox.

The Fox Hotel
Responded on February 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your review Michelle! Apologies that the food wasn't as satisfying as your last visit. As we endeavor to investigate this, any further feedback you may have would be appreciated. Please contact us with any further information. :)

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Kath
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went here for dinner before seeing a performance at QPAC. The food was cheap and had good portions sizes. The cheeseburger had the best pickles I've ever had on a burger! Service was friendly and attentive; staff were laughing and having a good time behind the bar which is always very welcoming to see. 100% reccommend if looking for a cheap feed in the CBD.

The Fox Hotel
Responded on February 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review Kath! We look forward to seeing you again soon! :)

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CathJ
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great pup meal. Quiet but that may be due to COVID

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LorenC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best chicken bites, pizzas and burgers. They never disappoint.

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MichelleM
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff are just lovely! So helpful & accommodating. Had the lunch special which was delicious & great value at $50 for two steak lunches with a bottle of wine. We will definitely be back

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LizzieW
Brisbane
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great prices and quick service. Good for pre theatre dining and caters for vegetarians.

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GavinP
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

aircon was not coping it was verry uncomfortable and cooler outside than inside, also couldn't order food using the on table app.

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LizzieW
Brisbane
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always served fast. Great prices for portions (despite not having the half price deals anymore). Good range of beer on tap. Nice option of seating to suit. We always favour this place for a pre-show meal. Easy booking online too.

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NOTTODAY
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We booked for the roof top only to find out when we got there it was actually closed.

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LizzieW
Brisbane
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good sized portions and quick to come out. Great you can order and pay from the table now also. And option to sit away from the main bar is appreciated too.

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KirkMuddle
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great location for a pre-AFL Grand Final catch up and lunch. Sat in the main bar, 7 of us, the NFC order and pay system worked a treat.

We both had the Schnitzel. Both were a great size, not too big, perfectly cooked and with great sides.

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VickiC
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We didn't realise that the stand alone restaurant had closed and that we would have to sit in the very noisy bar area for a meal. The food was fine but we were very disappointed that the 'restaurant' was not operational.

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TEGANB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Cold beers, good food, easy spot for an after work drink. Outside area can fill up quickly as still limited indoor seating

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JeremyS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a solid choice that caters to a number of people and provides a vibe that's enjoyable for all

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Melbourne, we went to the Fox Hotel before seeing Kinky Boots. Great service and food and very reasonable. Love the happy hour options!

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Morg
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a table for 7.30pm on Sunday (Booked the day before), and when I got there, the guy at the front taking all enquirys said 'we dont accept bookings after 3.30pm'.

Very disappointed as we waited a long time to get in and then we were told our booking was void... so stupid!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Do not bother. Arrived having booked. Staff completely unhelpful and denied all knowledge. Told they didn't take bookings, even after I showed the booking confirmation. No help or offer of a table. No apology. Worst. Customer. Service. Ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fox is always good. Interesting, varied clientel, top food, cosy and in good weather great roof garden

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were running late due to traffic. I phoned and advised we would be 15 minutes late. The lady said that was fine. When we arrived they said we would need to be moved as trivia was starting soon in the room where our table was booked. We were happy to move to the booth that was offered. We sat down and no body came near us for 35 minutes so we had our drinks that we got from the bar and left. Very disappointing as we were celebrating a birthday.

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Shanw
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Requested table in the restaurant but was seated in the bar, service was poor, food mediocre, unable to engage in conversation with guests and we were seated at 2 different tables. Very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great and fast service. Food was beautiful - all three courses. Very happy! Will definitely go again. Short walk from QPAC. We didn't order their pre-show menu but it looked like great value (2 courses for $40).

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TinaH
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the pre show deal for 2 people plus a fussy teenager who wanted the vegetarian options. Even though we only had an hour to get our meals and get to the show at QPAC we had plenty of time to enjoy it with a couple of drinks (for the adults) They even catered for our pre-teen who had fish and chips that got the thumbs up. The service was exceptional. The food was delicious and well priced. Definitely will be goin again.

FAQs

The Fox Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3844 2883.

The Fox Hotel is rated 3.7 stars by 30 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.