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264 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.1
264 reviews
Recommended
(8.2)
Food
(7.9)
Service
(8.7)
Value for money
(8.2)
Atmosphere
(7.8)

dined on Sun, 20 Aug 2017

(10)
I had the Sunday roast chicken with a beer. It was the best roast chicken I have ever tried. The chicken was succulent moist and super tasty. The accompaniment veggies were good too. Beer was great- smooth and easy to drink. Bub had the bowl of greens and shoestring fries. Hubby had risotto and happy with them too. Happy tummy!

dined on Fri, 23 Jun 2017

(9)
Great place and convenient to the arts district. they were very busy so service wasn't 100%- had to ask for the bill three times but overall no major issues and would go back again
Heather

dined on Fri, 16 Jun 2017

(7)
They didn't actually have our reservation recorded. Don't know if that was their fault or Dimmi's but either way it was disappointing and just lucky that they could accommodate us. Having booked for a pre-show dinner we would have been in strife if we'd had to find somewhere else for 5 people at short notice.

dined on Tue, 13 Jun 2017

(10)
Keep coming back and never disappoints.

dined on Fri, 24 Nov 2017

(6)
We liked it. Wasn't bad, just a casual experience. Music was a bit loud for our liking, but that's just personal preference. If you want somewhere to go and sit and talk over dinner, this isn't the place to go. If you like loud music, then you'll love it!

dined on Thu, 28 Sep 2017

(6)
Menu was neither as varied nor interesting as on other occasions when we have dined here. Service was good though we weren't offered a wine list. The advertised orecchiette was replaced by a shell pasta however the food was reasonable, though a little bland.

dined on Fri, 15 Sep 2017

(9)
Love the calamari salad!
Chris

dined on Wed, 13 Sep 2017

(9)
Great service, very friendly. Nice atmosphere and good well priced menu.

dined on Sat, 2 Sep 2017

(10)
Very good staff. Friendly. Foods are nice enough. Not the best you can get, but satisfying.
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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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