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Jenny Haase

dined on Sat, 21 Sep 2019

Absolutely beautiful seafood.

dined on Sun, 14 Jul 2019

Great Sunday afternoon spent here. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys buffet style meals. Staff attentive without being overly close.

dined on Wed, 9 Oct 2019

We didn’t expect to be served meat with a bit of garnish, some side vegetables would have been nice

dined on Fri, 20 Sep 2019

The high tea was fine but the service could have been better. Had to wave to the staff everytime we needed something and noone was there to greet us upon arrival either which is a bit disappointing when you bring a group of 5 people. Also, the staff did nothing about the birds that were flying around landing on the food trays and guests.

dined on Sat, 24 Aug 2019

From the time we arrived the person who showed us to our table appeared distracted. He showed us to our table and explained nothing about how the buffet worked or whether someone would be around to explain it or get our drinks. After waiting some time and observing that any staff we came across appeared disinterested, I was able to enquire about the wine buffet, and the chap just said it was self serve and that he will record it against our table. I went to get some wine and found the Cabernet was empty. I tried to get the attention of staff and they just looked away. Another chap next to me was trying to open a beer and there was no bottle opener. After a few minutes the chap who showed me to our table arrived and came back a few minutes later with the wine and the bottle opener but the chap who requested the opener got sick of waiting and went back to his table. The seafood was fresh and tasty but the presentation suffered from the same apparent attitude. There were dozens of empty oyster shells, and they didn’t try to collect those, just poured more over the top. It was quite messy. It was seafood and while other tables had finger bowls, I had to ask to get them. They never once returned to fill out water glasses and I had to ask to get them to clean off our used plates, and they then also took the bowl for the shells, so I had to ask again for another bowl. The person at the counter asked how everything was and I said the food was good but the service poor. She wanted to know which person was serving us and I said I had no idea, but she appeared to want to blame one of the staff, rather than getting out from behind the counter and seeing that it was a holistic issue. There was one very nice young lady chef who assisted with more bowls when everyone else appeared oblivious to seeing things run out. This could be really nice and someone needs to get in there and rattle some cages.

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

Great food and a very scenic location

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

Food was great ( had seafood buffet) but service left a lot to be desired. The basics are not there. Empty salt and pepper shakers, seldom clearing of plates, dirty tables surfaces. It’s not party hard to get this right and it should be pretty straight forward in a five star hotel but it just wasn’t there. Our waiter was good when he turned up but he wasn’t nearly attentive enough. We had to ask for water refills and to get a heater near the table. Personally I was most disappointed in general with staff. It seemed difficult for everything. From the moment I arrived in the car park, the attendant didn’t know of the August parking offer, didn’t offer to park the car ( would have gladly paid for this service). It extended to wait staff when I asked to move tables because their was a large noisy crowd where we had been allocated a seat, wait staff seldom cleared tables, cashier didn’t know of parking offer and sent me to concierge who then sent me to reception to get parking ticket validated. Honestly there’s something a miss with this establishment in terms of staffing. Sad but true....it wasn’t particularly busy either. I won’t go back...there’s other offers around Brisbane and the GC that I will try next time.
Rob Male

dined on Tue, 6 Aug 2019

It was mid winter but there were very few customers.
Julie-Anne Galvin

dined on Sun, 4 Aug 2019

Lovely lunch for my mother’s birthday
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About Brasserie on the River

The Brasserie is a wondrous al fresco riverside dining spot. The unique panorama of the Brisbane River has the welcome benefit of fresh summer breezes and picturesque river gazing. With a choice of buffets, both traditional seafood and chocolate high tea, or the classic a la carte menu, The Brasserie is ideal for groups both large and small. The buffet selection consists of soup, a fresh market selection of the freshest seasonal seafood, including Moreton Bay bugs, sandcrabs, as well as Mooloolaba prawns and Pacific oysters, salads, cold cut meats, vegetarian dishes and condiments, roast of the day, as well as a delectable array of desserts including cakes, pastries, cheeses, fruit and ice cream. The newly refreshed restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Brasserie offers tranquil indoor and outdoor dining in the heart of Brisbane city.

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