On the Brisbane River in the CBD.DETAILS
Dwarfed by modern towers of glass and steel, Customs House still shines like a beacon on the banks of the Brisbane River. With work commencing in 1886, Customs House is an imposing and rare surviving masterpiece of colonial architecture. This grand old building has been beautifully restored and maintained by the University of Queensland and today serves as a cultural, educational and heritage facility. Behind the Corinthian columns you will find exquisite boardrooms, a stunning ballroom, and a licensed restaurant.
The licensed restaurant is housed in a heritage room, and there are outside tables overlooking the river and the Story Bridge. The relaxed dining ambience is popular with tourists, business clients and local customers. The cuisine is modern Australian with an emphasis on fresh seasonal produce including seafood. PROFILED BY DE GROOTS MEDIA
One of the loveliest old buildings to grace the Brisbane River’s banks, the century-old Customs House has been beautifully restored by the University of Queensland. Today, the building serves as a cultural, educational and heritage facility, and with its grand Corinthian columns and majestic ballroom it’s a popular venue for weddings. Customs House Restaurant consists of a riverside alfresco area under a roof and a smart elegant dining room, which has recently been refurbished.
A modern Australian menu makes use of some terrific local produce while remaining fairly priced for a restaurant on the river in the CBD. The cuisine philosophy is to source fresh, seasonal produce to prepare dishes that are well presented with good clean flavours.
The stellar wine list has quality local drops, as well as a large selection of international varietals. FUNCTIONS
With five different rooms available for hire, excellent facilities including audio-visual equipment and catering for up to 300 people, the unique setting of Customs House is an ideal venue for functions, conferences and weddings.