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Dutch Courage Officers' Mess

Average price $55
8.8/10
209 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Average price $55 Special request

The chef recommends...

Baked cauliflower
$17
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Honey & chilli sauce/ za`atar yoghurt/ radish & orange salad

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.8/10
based on 209 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :8.4/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Rajeev S.
    Rajeev S.
    • 16 reviews
    8.5/10

    Both the Gin and food spread is really good and tasty. Enjoyed a quiet weekday night for dinner and drinks. Recommend for a catch up with friends and family.

  2. Ali v.
    Ali v.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Dutch Courage was lovely and the service was fabulous. The only negative was the extreme noise that filtered upstairs from downstairs patrons. Next time I would have liked to sit away from the balcony and more in the intimate cool space at the far corner.

  3. Angela W.
    Angela W.
    • one review
    8/10

    Great place on arrival we were met at the bar by an energetic barman that made our drinks. food was exceptional although no exactly what we had ordered. Service needs some looking at plates and glasses stayed on the table way too long and they weren’t even busy!. Overall great place.

  4. Jilli R.
    Jilli R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic food as always!

  5. Claire D.
    Claire D.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    We had the Admiral set menu as everything sounded fantastic on the menu. What we were actually served was OK but didn’t live up to our expectations.

  6. Jessica P.
    Jessica P.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    Huge gin list. Very romantic atmosphere. I will come back for sure. The food was really good (artichokes, calamari and pork belly are a must). I really enjoy the restaurant!

  7. Cheryl  W.
    Cheryl W.
    • 22 reviews
    10/10

    The service here was fantastic, super friendly and the meals were all delicious. The atmosphere is very nice and would be good for a romantic dinner, the Gin is pretty good too! We will be back again very soon.

  8. Barbara D.
    Barbara D.
    • 3 reviews
    7.5/10

    Not sure if the waitress was new but we were seated for 10-15 mins before having to get our own menus. We asked for water for the table 3 times then ended up going downstairs to the bar to get our own. ( there were only 3 other tables with people) Not long after we ordered drinks, she went on a meal break, the girl who was behind the bar took over running the food and was friendly and efficient. The food was tasty but not enough to make up for the service, might be back for a drink downstairs but will probably not dine there again. Bit disappointed really.

  9. Kelly m.
    Kelly m.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Staff were excellent when they were at your table however it took a long time to be served, order, and then the drinks were a long wait also. Maybe more staff, otherwise everything was amazing. Compliments to chef. Food was delicious and perfectly portioned ????????

  10. Jon B.
    Jon B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Nice intimate place, and nice spin on food! Plenty of options for food and drink. Somewhat of a hidden gem. Recommended to go there as a couple or as a party.

  11. Marcel B.
    Marcel B.
    • 15 reviews
    9.5/10

    Enjoyed my HBD night with my family. As always food and service are great. Thanks Matt for accomodating us on a busy time...

  12. Donald d.
    Donald d.
    • 9 reviews
    8/10

    Excellent value for what you got. Dishes were healthy, exotic, full of fun ingrediemts. Service good, atmosphere really nice. We were there on a quiet evening but intend to return soon

  13. Emma I.
    Emma I.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely lovely, the waitress was really friendly and seated us in a quiet spot which we appreciated. The only sad thing was the dessert we wanted was unavailable, but everything was still really good.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews
    4.75/10

    The meals were disappointing

    Dutch Courage Officers' Mess

    Hi, I'm the owner of Dutch Courage and I'm sorry that your visit was below expectations. I'd love to hear from you in person, by phone or email (info@dutchcourage.com.au) to understand in more detail what you were displeased about. With more specific feedback, I am able to discuss with the team and improve our service. Your experience was not consistent with the feedback we have received from guests over the past 6 years and so I'd like to personally address your concerns with you.

  15. Jody B.
    Jody B.
    • 31 reviews
    8/10

    Very good experience, great gin selections and decent food. Great option for pre show at the Tivoli. Friendly staff and very helpful if it’s hard to choose what to drink

  16. Jody B.
    Jody B.
    • 31 reviews
    7.75/10

    Great selection of gins and good quality food

  17. Suzie G.
    Suzie G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic array of cocktails, both the drinks and food were on-point and the service was prompt with the waiters and waitresses offering incredible insight into the menu and drink recommendations. I definitely intend to return!

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 258 reviews
    9/10

    Fantastic meals which are very reasonably priced. The cocktails are awesome. Very knowledgeable staff and an enormous variety of Gins. Brilliant!

  19. Jo S.
    Jo S.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    Beautiful food, attentive staff with excellent recommendations for food & drink choices.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 253 reviews
    9.5/10

    Always good food and service.

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How to get to the restaurant

51 Alfred St, 4006, Fortitude Valley, Australia

About the restaurant

The perfect party spot!

Hold on to your pith helmets mates, and be transported back to a period of adventure and discovery! Welcome to Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess, a place where good food, good drinks and good times combine! Set over two stories, DC’s lower level is kitted out with vintage campaign furniture, hessian curtains and authentic safari touches.

The main bar is perfect for a drink with friends, and the large eatery has a gorgeous upmarket menu with everything from crispy fried duck & lamb shoulder tagine to share, to grilled meats such as 18 hour ras el hanout beef rib & Darling Downs goat shank. They’ve also got a smashing passionfruit crème brulee for dessert!

Savour your DC dining experience upstairs in the colonial inspired mezzanine which overlooks the main bar.

Best dish: spice-crusted salmon w/ red pepper puree, yoghurt, eggplant & tomato relish.

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