Brisbane, Queensland

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Paddington's Libertine is located in the historic Barracks, which is now a tres chic hangout and the destination dine on delicate French-Vietnamese cuisine and sip on hand-crafted cocktails. Visitors will luxuriate in French colonial/bordello-style surrounds dripping with antique chandeliers, rich red brocades and plush velvets. Libertine Bar & Restaurant is the perfect place for a pre- or post-match dinner or drink.
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61 Petrie Terrace,
Petrie Barracks
Paddington QLD 4064





Asian, European, French, Vietnamese

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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Did you know there’s a restaurant just out of the CBD where you can take a seat, say ‘I’m hungry’ to the waitstaff, and have them bring you out 7 courses of delicious Vietnamese fare (on Wednesdays you can even get it gluten-free!) for $55pp? Or what about the decadent French inspired dining spot in Paddington where you can tuck into delectable share plates before indulging in crème brulee and catching a movie just next door?

What if we told you they were one and the same? If you haven’t cottoned on yet, we’re talking about Libertine, a unique French-Vietnamese restaurant and bar at The Barracks. Here, classic French cooking techniques meet fresh Vietnamese flavours in a luxurious atmosphere for a dining experience like no other.

Whether it’s a loved up dinner date under the sparkling chandeliers before you take in a movie (you can splurge on 5 courses and a movie ticket for $35 on Mondays! Who said romance is dead?), or a street food feast with cocktails and friends outside under the stars you’re planning, this is the place for you.

If it’s the street food feast you’re after, you can get it for a song between 5-6pm Monday to Friday, or 2.30-5pm on Sundays, when you can order any dish from the street food menu and receive another one for free. So you’ll have more dosh to spend on cocktails!

Our hot tip for what to order from the delicious menu is the ‘Bang Bang’ BBQ duck crepes, which are so good we’ve been know to order multiple plates of them. But there’s plenty more to choose from, including crispy ‘popcorn’ Hanoi eight-spiced chicken, Bangalow pork spring rolls and steamy 5 mushroom dumplings.

Need something more? There’ll be no saying ‘I’m hungry’ after a few shared plates of masterstock-braised beef short ribs with Asian vegetables and hot and sour sauce, red duck curry and organic pork san choi bao. And dessert of course – no one could resist apple and cinnamon spring rolls with vanilla bean ice cream!

As for the drinks, you’ll find the same French-Vietnamese influences all over their cocktail list, with sweet sips like the blueberry and vanilla mojito and a minty (and boozy) Vietnamese lemonade. Pitchers and carafes are perfect for group gatherings – and for pairing with those 2-for-1 street food dishes!

You can even host a function in the heritage listed space, canapé or banquet style, and let Libertine take care of all the details. Insider’s tip: host a function during the week or for lunch and you’ll get sneaky bonus towards your bar tab.
Ranyhyn Akui

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Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 50-100
Historic Building
Late Night Dining
Something Different
Suitable for Groups of 10
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