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277 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

7.3
277 reviews
Recommended
(7.3)
Food
(7.2)
Service
(7.7)
Value for money
(7.8)
Atmosphere
(7.2)
Helen

dined on Sat, 21 Apr 2018

(8)
Good pub food, very nice decoration and good location, walking distance to city or a short tram ride. The mains do not come with big sides so if you are hungry order sides repeatedly. We waited a bit long for the food but maybe because they want to serve all 6 of us at the same time.

dined on Fri, 9 Mar 2018

(9)
All enjoyed our meals, the Butchers Pick steak meal was very good. Desert - cherries - was rushed as we had to leave and I don't think was very good value for $14 We will return pre theatre again
Jennifer

dined on Tue, 23 Jan 2018

(10)
A great find and highly recommended.

dined on Sat, 16 Jun 2018

(9)
The Chai was great.
Brian

dined on Sat, 2 Jun 2018

(8)
Very good pre-threatre venue

dined on Fri, 4 May 2018

(2)
No atmosphere, therefore no other clientele. Food average

dined on Sun, 22 Apr 2018

(7)
Roast vegetables were plentiful and well done.

dined on Sat, 21 Apr 2018

(6)
Great place to grab a pre-theater bite. It is nice and quiet and has a good food and wine list.

dined on Tue, 17 Apr 2018

(9)
First time I have ever been to downstairs bistro and I look forward to returning. The staff were exceptional, the atmosphere was so warm and relaxed. Good priced food and wine. We had the Tuesday steak special which was excellent value for money.
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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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