The Plough Inn

4.2
183 Reviews
$40 and under
Beer Garden
The Plough Inn is an historic Brisbane, Queensland pub situated in the picturesque South Bank Parklands, overlooking the Brisbane River in the heart of Brisbane. As a Brisbane icon we offer everything you would expect in a great pub - Real Food | Real Beer | Real Hospitality. With great value, mouth-watering pub food, a great range of beer, wine and spirits, and function spaces perfectly suited to your next event, contact us to find out what's happening at The Plough Inn, South Bank.

Experiences

  • MOTHER'S DAY

    May 9, 2021 only

    Celebrate your AMAZING Mum this Mother's Day at The Plough Inn for lunch or dinner & we'll gift her a free glass of bubbly on arrival!

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 183 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JBJRN
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for a quick bite or drink and enjoy some live entertainment. Food good and service. Nice casual ambiance.

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stephenj
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great venue / food had many unavailable meals ( chicken Parma, surf and turf) and was very late in coming - staff really made up for the shortfall

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KarynW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Live music and good atmosphere

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Burgergone
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Will not return, they changed the menu again and removed the only decent burger (grilled chicken avocado) and replaced it with something horrible and deep fried. It was a great place for a burger but oh well

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Clo2
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The pizza was nice our Chef specials were expensive and horrible

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Pippa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a booking for 20 people with upon the deck. Great ambience, great service. Totally would recommend the Plough Inn.

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the staff were friendly and quick to serve. Will be back

The Plough Inn
Responded on April 12, 2021

Thankyou for the great review Sarah, looking forward to having you back soon!

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Lovely building. Service friendly. Live music a bit too loud. Food average. Prices ok.

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EmeliaJ
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Loved the steak here. Such a great Wednesday night special. Will be back!

The Plough Inn
Responded on April 10, 2021

Glad to hear it Emelia! Thanks for the review, see you next week.

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HeathR
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Prawn topper should've had more detail to let you know it was cold prawns.

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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The seafood event was well marketed but terribly executed.

Staff didn’t know what was on the menu. Had nothing to give us. We specifically came for the seafood and it was a let down.

No thoughts to give extra napkins or bowls for hands. Or for the shells etc

The Plough Inn
Responded on April 4, 2021

Hi Samantha, we are terribly sorry to hear that your experience was a let down. We will certainly take your feedback on board for the next pop-up stall we have and appreciate you taking the time to pass on your feedback. We hope that you enjoyed the fresh seafood itself and that you might be willing to give us another chance in the future.

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HelenZ
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the plough its a great place for any event or just a stop from the fast pace of life

The Plough Inn
Responded on April 4, 2021

Hey Helen, we really appreciate you taking the time to make such a positive review! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you back again soon :)

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JadeW
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It’s great here.
Awesome vibe with live music. Just an easy place to come hang out, great food and drinks.

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ShelleyD
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant afternoon with lovely vibe, fantastic music and brilliant service! Couldn't fault it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 21st and 22nd birthday that was very enjoyable so thanks so much for everything

The Plough Inn
Responded on March 29, 2021

We are so pleased you had a great time and our staff were accommodating! Look forward to seeing you back in the venue soon!

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ChristineW
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food awesome staff great atmosphere good prices

The Plough Inn
Responded on March 26, 2021

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at the Plough, thank you for the great review!

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IainC
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good location and great food. Table service by Kacey was great. A really good spot for a lunch with mates 😊

The Plough Inn
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thanks for the good review Iain!

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DebbieW
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and relaxed atmosphere ! Great to hear live music again !
Have been here many times and it’s always consistently good . Dishes are getting a little smaller but that’s the only negative

The Plough Inn
Responded on March 19, 2021

Hi Debbie, thank you for the great review. All our food is pre-portioned sizing so we will investigate this and ensure they are consistent.

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AngelaE
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant night out. My daughter had her 18th here and the food was great and so was the service.

The Plough Inn
Responded on March 15, 2021

Thank you for the kind review Angela, we're glad to hear you and your daughter had a pleasant experience!

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TonyE
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

There were reluctant to change the tv to NRL from woman’s AFL which nobody was watching and our Steak was suppose to be medium rare but was still mooing.

The Plough Inn
Responded on March 14, 2021

Hi Tony, we were unable to show the NRL yesterday as we don't have access to that channel through Kayo which exclusively shows the NRL. We are sorry that this impacted your visit but unfortunately it was out of our control - we will certainly take your feedback on board and look into paying for this channel for future games. In regards to your steak we sincerely apologise and will be passing this on to the kitchen team.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening
Excellent night
Excellent experience

The Plough Inn
Responded on March 2, 2021

Excellent review! Thanks John

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Steve009
London
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with good food and service, well worth a visit.

The Plough Inn
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thanks Steve, see you soon

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Beck
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Overpriced for the food you get the quality is very poor.
Service was poor waitress couldn’t even crack a smile (blonde) you would think having a large party of people you would get some service because we are there to spend money but no one had any interest in serving.
Wont be recommending

The Plough Inn
Responded on February 28, 2021

We're sorry to hear of your poor experience, Beck. Your feedback is appreciated and we'll be investigating further. Cheers.

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DanielQ
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and music. We took our kids and service was quick to keep them from getting bored and fed up!! We will go back next time we are in Brisbane.

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Ruler
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a great lunch with 12 people. Food was great and only 1 order was missed but was rectified quickly. We were on the deck and the only issue was it was so hot and not much of a breeze from the fans.

The Plough Inn
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you for the review, apologies we missed a meal from your table, but so glad it was resolved with haste! Hopefully we see you again soon :)

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GlenA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere great people and great music. great service. However food and drinks a bit pricey

The Plough Inn
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hi Glen, glad you enjoyed your time at the Plough, look forward to seeing you back in the venue soon!

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, quick even on a Saturday!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we walked in to the time that we left, the service was very good. Great ambiance with live music and the food was good value and most importantly tasty!

The Plough Inn
Responded on February 21, 2021

Thank you so much for the review! Hopefully we'll see you soon.

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall Good Experience. We booked online and got in inside upstairs table which we were able to change to outside when we arrived. Great , friendly staff.

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StephenP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We needed a wheelchair access and the staff took care to arrange this and looked after us well. Thank you

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Nickic
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Plough in is a great place for a drink and a meal and people watching. The bar staff chat amongst themselves a little too much, which slows down the speed of service but its that kinda pub, so I have to just chilax a little. Ill get used to it. Will be back.

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Cathy
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Steak was a little burnt, red in the middle, pepper sauce a tad too hot, bernaise was ok, had a lot nicer elsewhere. Not much of a salad 1 cherry tomato and very thinly sliced cucumber, not much of that either, the salad dressing was very nice though. Great atmosphere!

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NayanaB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really had a very nice experience, nice crowd, nice music, nice food and also nice cocktailsl.

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LauraS
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good quality food, was very noisy though, so if you’re looking for a quiet meal, probably not the place to go.

The Plough Inn
Responded on February 10, 2021

Hi Laura, thank you for taking the time to review us :) We have quieter seating options available indoors, very glad to hear you enjoyed the food and hopefully we will see you again in the near future

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JeffM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great night with friends good food very enjoyable evening highly recommended

The Plough Inn
Responded on February 10, 2021

Awesome to hear, we really appreciate the review Jeff!

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AmandaD
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service and staff were absolutely amazing, however alot of food tasted old or extremely oily. The atmosphere was also incredible. Thank you for having us.

The Plough Inn
Responded on February 8, 2021

Sorry to hear that the food wasn't up to standard, Amanda. We appreciate the review and will pass your feedback onto the chefs. Cheers.

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AnneliseP
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were great! The food was amazing! Live music was also lovely.

The Plough Inn
Responded on February 8, 2021

Great to hear! Thanks for the review Annelise

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SophiaH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the amazing service and Food. Lovely staff and welcoming

The Plough Inn
Responded on February 10, 2021

You're welcome Sophia! Hope to see you back again soon :)

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NaomiW
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere, lots of seating choices: inside and outside, noisy or quiet, private or in with the crowd. we were very happy.

The Plough Inn
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thank you Naomi!

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Charcoal
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Everything was great except the food was terrible, chefs special chipotle pulled pork nachos was burnt and tasteless, very small portions of the main part of all dishes especially the calamari, and the steaks were well over done, overall experience was good but let down by the food, glad we had a half price voucher otherwise not worth it.

The Plough Inn
Responded on February 8, 2021

We're sorry to hear that your food wasn't up to scratch. Glad to hear that the rest of the visit was good and hopefully that helped make up for it. Your feedback has been passed onto the chef's and will be actioned.

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FAQs

The Plough Inn is rated 4.2 stars by 183 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.