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Jessica Tassiou

dined on Thu, 16 May 2019

Great atmosphere. Meals were tasty. For a large group, some meals took a little while to come out. Staff were lovely. Overall a good experience.

dined on Thu, 29 Nov 2018

Ever changing menu. Not sure I like the focus on a sharing menu. We probably wouldn't have booked if we had seen the menu prior. They had some really nice pasta dishes last time which was sadly not on the menu this time.

dined on Sat, 10 Nov 2018

Food was amazing. Waiters were friendly, but the service was a bit slow.

dined on Fri, 12 Oct 2018

Terrific service. Great happy hour prices. Good selection of food. Catered well for kids as well! Live singer was also great!

dined on Fri, 14 Sep 2018

Great little buzzing restaurant. Reasonable prices, good wine list, yummy food. Unfortunately we arrived after a big group and had to wait almost an hour for our meals, HOWEVER the waiter very kindly offered us another round of drinks on the house due to the wait so we certainly can’t complain! Very rare to get good service like this these days! Definitely a good little find!

dined on Sun, 2 Sep 2018

Excellent service and value. Always love coming here.

dined on Tue, 14 Aug 2018

Great seafood pizza. Staff were very friendly even if you have a to wait a bit for your food.

dined on Sun, 12 Aug 2018

Had the Sunday roast. Chicken breast moist and generous, well cooked. Loved the gravy, loved the extra roast veg like capsicum, zucchini, eggplant. One of the few restaurants around Southbank to serve proper roast potatoes. Fennel was hard and undercooked, not soft and sweet as expected. Real disappointment was many of the veg ranged from warm to cold (broccoli):

dined on Fri, 10 Aug 2018

Food was generally well conceived. Comment was that the Steak wasn’t that great, but all other dishes were well received. Service was good.
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About Downstairs Bistro & Lounge

Dig It Downstairs Perched in stylish Southbank, Downstairs Bistro and Lounge has the ooh factor when you walk in. Chic and modern, the relaxed digs at Downstairs Bistro and Lounge make it the ideal spot for a casual drink and catch-up with friends or a fully-fledged dining experience with your entire entourage. Given its Southbank address, it’s perfect for a pre-theatre drink or dinner too. Sit in the comfy lounge area, grab a high stool at the bar or take a seat at the communal table – either way, you’ll feel right at home. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Downstairs is all about the seasons when it comes to food. Fresh produce is showcased in dishes like the pan-roasted fish of the day. At dinner, indulge in small plates to share, such as the chef tapas selection for two or more people. There are options spanning the globe, from Korean-style fried chicken to Manchego cheese and pea croquettes. So, hit the stairs. The Downstairs! Best dish: Garlic and chilli banana prawns.

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