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Moroccan Romantic

Dutch Courage Officers' Mess

Average price $55
8.9/10
229 reviews

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Chef Shaun Langdon
  • Average price $55 Special request
  • American express Welcome
Baked cauliflower
$17
Lamb cigars
$16
Berbere chicken wings
$15

Honey & chilli sauce/ za`atar yoghurt/ radish & orange salad

Dietary options

Gluten free,

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.9/10
based on 229 reviews
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Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :8.5/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Leanne H.
    Leanne H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great spot for good gin and great service ????

  2. Jessica P.
    Jessica P.
    • 4 reviews
    7.5/10

    The food is always amazing! Roasted cauliflower is simply delicious! Great selection of Gin. Very nice cozy restaurant - perfect for couples.

  3. Sophie P.
    Sophie P.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    I love this restaurant/bar - great atmosphere, very cozy, delicious food! The service was rather slow which is my only complaint - had to chase our drinks order a number of times - but I'll still definitely be going back!

  4. Matt D.
    Matt D.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent service and ambience. We chose one large plate (duck tagine) and two small share plates (roast cauliflower and lamb ribs). Very tasty, and we both agreed it would be fun to return and sample other dishes.

  5. Jody B.
    Jody B.
    • 34 reviews
    8.5/10

    This place doesn't disappoint on the selection of gins available and the helpful staff if you just can't decide. There's a new menu as well which compliments and is good value for money.

  6. Maya G.
    Maya G.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Very cute place with great vibe. Food was surprisingly good as I assumed the place to be heavily cocktail focused. Impressed by bartender. Waitstaff could have been a tad more attentive.

  7. Lisa B.
    Lisa B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We have been here a few times and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is intimate and the service is excellent, while the food is always amazing. Love the share plate concept.

  8. Róisín T.
    Róisín T.
    • one review
    10/10

    This place is absolutely amazing. My boyfriend and I came for a banquet dinner and drinks- we were beyond impressed with the standard of food and drinks. The staff were also super lovely and helpful! Very friendly staff which aided to such a lovely night!

  9. Alice E.
    Alice E.
    • 12 reviews
    7.5/10

    Excellent gin options as always. Portion size of the Admiral Banquet a little on the small side sadly. I have been before and been given larger portions. Worth the discount to bring the price down - perhaps the reason for smaller size? Will definitely return as I love the venue - good work Matt and the team.

  10. Irene Y.
    Irene Y.
    • 31 reviews
    8.5/10

    Nice atmosphere and decor, lighting is a bit too dim. Almost half the tables have high wooden stools (no back support) which I found too uncomfortable to sit at for dinner so requested to move to proper chairs which luckily they did for me. The lamb tagine and artichokes were absolutely beautiful, but prices are too high for what you get (by about 30%) for me to return.

  11. Jody B.
    Jody B.
    • 34 reviews
    9/10

    This is the fourth time I've eaten at this restaurant and the food is consistently good, and the prices are very reasonably, particularly on a 30% off food fork deal. I applaud the lovely woman who manages both the food orders and the drinks.

  12. Rajeev S.
    Rajeev S.
    • 18 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

    Fantastic food as always!

  16. 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.

  17. Jessica P.
    Jessica P.
    • 4 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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 ????????

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More information

Opening time

Wed-Thu 4pm - late

Fri 12pm - midnight

Sat 3pm - midnight

Sun 3pm - late

How to get to the restaurant

51 Alfred St, 4006, Fortitude Valley (QLD), 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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