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Customs House

Address
Address:
399 Queen Street
Brisbane CBD QLD 4001
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 7 3365 8921
Chef
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Chef
Price Range: $$$$
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Customs House offers guests the chance to dine in a building steeped in history. The heritage dining rooms provide a taste of the old world, while the al fresco space offers stunning views of the modern landscape; the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. The cuisine served in Modern Australian and meals can be paired with a quality list of wines.



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LOCATION
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.

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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.
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 Best Functions/Events Caterer
National Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence 2013

 Caterer of the Year
National Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence 2013

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Customs House - User Reviews

Kate:

We sat outside in mid winter on a damp evening, but we didn't mind as our dining experience was wonderful. The staff were friendly and attentive without being "in your face". All of our meals were beautifully presented. Special mention to the artichoke tart and also the crème brulee. The view over the river was very special. We felt cosy and tucked away. Completely recommend. Keen to go back again!review  07/08/2011

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Restaurant Features
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Breakfast
Historic Building
Outdoor Dining
Private Dining Area
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