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Public Restaurant & Bar

Average price $75
8.1/10
179 reviews

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Meet the Chef

Chef Jerome Horanger leads our team of dedicated Chefs. His passion and flair has been crafted over years of experience both in Europe and in Australia. Jerome is passionate about using locally sourced and native ingredients that match perfectly with our playful menu style.

Restaurant menu

Chef Jerome Horanger
  • Average price $75 Special request
House-made Bread
$6.95

with smoked date butter (DFO) (V)

Olives
$8.45

marinated in herbs and spices (GF) (DF) (V)

Toasted Cancha
$11.95

cashew, and roast mealworms tossed in spices (GF) (DF) (VO)

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good
8.1/10
based on 179 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.7/10
Service :7.5/10
Setting :7.5/10
  1. A A.
    A A.
    • 280 reviews
    7.5/10

    All food we had was delicious but let down by poor service!

  2. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews
    8/10

    Good but not great value

  3. Scott M.
    Scott M.
    • 2 reviews
    9.25/10

    All servers were well informed and polite. Offered a choice of tables and happy to answers all questions. Menu structure is too unfussy, could be laid out a little better despite it’s tapas origins. Indications for starters, small plates, mains would be useful as although explained by the waiting staff, it doesn’t always stay in your mind when you browse the options. Cocktails were excellently crafted and food was an imaginative combination of flavours and ingredients.

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews
    8.75/10

    We chose the vegan dishes are were very pleasantly surprised. Very interesting, bold flavours. Good portions. Great service. Highly recommended.

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 289 reviews
    8.5/10

    Delicious food, beautiful presentation.....highly recommend the Sovereign lamb dish and the scallops. Love being able to take in our old wines on a Tuesday night with a fair corkage fee :)

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    8.75/10

    All four courses we shared were delicious....beautifully presented and full of flavour......highly recommend! Tuesday night is BYO wine night, good opportunity to match some of your special favourites from home with a fine dining experience with a fair corkage fee :)

  7. Tony L.
    Tony L.
    • 29 reviews
    8.75/10

    Excellent, again. Service, food and drinks were all spot on! Do yourself a favour and get there.

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 261 reviews
    9/10

    Staff were very friendly and helpful with the menu Talked through complimenting dishes and choices Meals delivered in good timing Fine wine good atmosphere

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 291 reviews
    8/10

    It was a little bit busy due to State of Origin, the staff were excellent and the food was worth the wait!

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 260 reviews
    5.25/10

    Very disappointing service. Quite terse/abrupt server who wasn't welcoming nor helpful. Food good. KFD (Kentucky Fried Duck) way overpriced - $64 for 4 portions - love a duck!!! Despite dining at Public on a few occasions, I won't return again too soon.

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    8.5/10

    All four courses we shared were excellent....the smoked duck probably the highlight!

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews
    9/10

    Everything we ate was delicious. Good, friendly service. I was surprised that it was very quite for a Saturday evening though.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews
    8/10

    Great share plates, really tasty. We were going to a show and food came quickly, definitely try again

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 263 reviews
    5.5/10

    Nice and lovely food. Good service.

    Public Restaurant & Bar

    I'm glad to read you enjoyed our food and service, but am confused as your grading doesn't match your comments. If you had any issues during your time with us, please do not hesitate to contact me as I would love to find our where you think we could improve. Thank you so much for taking the time to review.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews
    10/10

    Great service, nice atmosphere and always an interesting menu

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 259 reviews
    8/10

    Good dinner and drinks

  17. Tony L.
    Tony L.
    • 29 reviews
    8.25/10

    Menu always has so many choices, you will not be disappointed!

  18. Gerard A.
    Gerard A.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    We went here for my wife’s 30th birthday dinner Absolutely beautiful food. Would definitely recommend to friends and family

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 260 reviews
    9.25/10

    Impressive food, great presentation

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 256 reviews
    8.5/10

    Once again fantastic food - great menu.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

400 George Street, 4000, Brisbane (QLD), Australia

Directions to get there

Brisbane CBD, Brisbane City, Spring Hill

About the restaurant

Wonderful Contradictions

Public is a place of wonderful contradiction. There’s a quaint antique typewriter and collection of antique sewing machines mixed in with a sleek, contemporary interior of concrete floors and soaring glass walls. There’s KFD (Kentucky Fried Duck) as well as delicate dishes such as wagyu tataki that’s as pretty as it is complex. But these contradictions are part of Public’s charm. And lovers of this sexy, New York loft-style venue will know the drinking is just as good as the food. One thing’s for sure, Public’s dinner and drinks menu remains one of the most engaging in Brisbane. Check it out!

Best dish: Wagyu Tataki with wombok and pickled cucumber

Features

Tapas, Australian

Services

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Open late

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