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Gerard's Bistro

14 James St | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
+61 7 3852 3822
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
14 James St | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been to Gerard's on several occasions and have always enjoyed the experience so it was my choice for a special occasion tonight. Booked 8:15 sitting, and table was ready when we arrived. Drink order taken straight away, but needed to attract waiters attention to...More

Thank mmm3fan
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I visited Gerards bistro last night with friends. The food was amazing!! It's hard to choose my favorite dish, but the lamb was delicious!! Our waiter was very helpful, giving great tips on what to eat, and which dishes went together... We ordered several dishes...More

1  Thank Libby A
Moubment G, Public Relations Manager at Gerard's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Hi Libby, Thanks so much for taking the time to supply us with such an outstanding review! We pride ourselves on both and food and service, so its great to hear that you enjoyed both. We look forward to having you back to try our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We regularly visit Gerard's when we are in Brisbane and it never disappoints. My husband & I shared three dishes and they were all amazing!! The flavours and quality of the produce are outstanding and the chefs obviously love the food they are preparing. We...More

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited as part of the Bite Sip Stroll event - modern restaurant, clear bright windows, open feel atmosphere restaurant. Well organised, groups seated quickly, served a lamb entree and matching wine. Well presented and delicious food. Quick service. Highly recommend.

Thank MishellyC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful meal I had the pork dish which was cooked really well and succulent. Great service and good atmosphere. Didn't end up having dessert but dinner was excellent.

Thank blackonyx36
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived for a sitting of 6 unreserved. The restaurant was half empty yet there was no room to seat us. The 'front of house' clearly wanted to go home and shut shop for the night. We could not be accommodated. Dreadful! X6 very lovely...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times over the last 10 years. Have always enjoyed the food. But haven't enjoyed the somewhat snooty attitude of the wait staff. On this occasion, upon inquiring as to why our pre-dinner snack had not arrived one hour after ordering,...More

1  Thank christinatH2822PV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is a fusion of eastern Mediterranean and Australia food, it works very well and is not killed by Lebnah which a lot of this type of is. Wish I went with a bigger group so we could have tried more dishes. The wine...More

Thank Drew M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Table of four was perfect for sharing dishes and our mains of beef brisket, lamb and cauliflower were excellent. My favourite was the lamb but the beef and the cauliflower were great too. Dessert was also delicious and different. The entrees were less interesting. We...More

Thank SandyV1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Husband had read the reviews and thought it sounded good. Good doesn't begin to describe. From the seating, the attentive knowledgeable staff, the quirky napkins and the music all just set the scene for an amazing, adventurous menu of sharing plates. If the menu had...More

Thank Noelene B
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Response from GavBenji | Reviewed this property |
I don't attempt to answer on their behalf but my partners meal seemed gluten free, but I'm sure they can accomodate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 James St | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3852 3822
  • E-mail
Awarded Brisbane Times Restaurant of the Year for 2014/15, Gerard's Bistro is a critic favourite, located among James Street's stylish restaurant and retail offerings. Diners' taste buds are taken on a journey across the Middle East with Head Chef, Ben Williamson's Levantine inspired share plates. The drinks menu is an original international list, crafted to complement the bistro's flavourful food offering. Adventurous breakfasts, which stay true to the restaurant's Mediterranean roots, are available on weekends.
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