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dined on Tue, 23 Jan 2018

A great find and highly recommended.

dined on Sun, 20 Aug 2017

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 Sun, 11 Feb 2018

We went on a Sunday where the atmosphere was pretty dead/quiet however the food and service was good. Nothing really notable but also nothing to complain about (apart from maybe the burger bun which was either a bit stale or toasted too much to become dry).

dined on Sat, 10 Feb 2018

Great place for a meal before a show

dined on Wed, 24 Jan 2018

Small menu, food ok, not as good as 12months ago.

dined on Fri, 19 Jan 2018

Ordered their steak, chef couldn't seem to cook it rare. Gave up after sending it back the first time and just ate it. Probably wouldn't be back for steak, but live music after work is a draw.

dined on Fri, 24 Nov 2017

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

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

Love the calamari salad!
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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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