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The Royal

1259 Sandgate Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4012, Australia
+61 7 3266 2777
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible13%
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“pizza” (22 reviews)
“bruschetta” (10 reviews)
“carne” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1259 Sandgate Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4012, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a large group of friends keen to have an Italian lunch together. First we were told the "special" of chicken was no longer available even though we had arrived before 12.30 and there were hardly any other patrons there. We were offered a...More

Thank Sally-de-Bain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friday night was a busy night but fortunately managers to get a table for 5. We were told it was the best table by the waiter, who clearly was ignoring the torn vinyl seats. The food was generally good. The pollo dish was the only...More

Thank Dianne E
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Had to wait a good while for our meal. Was disappointing, lamb shanks and mash. Very bland. Ordered a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon it was like vinegar. Terrible. Not impressed.

Thank leonidas58
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch here multiple times. Fabulous Italian menu, decent selection of drinks and ample parking. Food was quick to be cooked.

Thank camilleevans2
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Terrible service, disgusting food that I couldn’t bring myself to finish, indifferent staff. Never again!

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. Anyone who remembers the old drive through bottle shop out the back is going to get a big surprise. The Italian food is second to none, the venue is amazing and this place is just great in the burbs to hangout...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch with friends. Good, tasty food, nice atmosphere, welcoming staff. Nice terrace for people-watching. All in all - good afternoon out.

Thank Wanda B
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We visited at 6:00pm on a Wednesday night and by 6:30 all the tables were full. The service was mixed - the waiter gave an excellent overview of the menu items and specials, but later a couple of the coffee orders went missing. The food...More

Thank tim_chuck_norris
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Seated quickly despite it being busy. Impeccable table service and made to feel welcome with staff happy to be there. Food sensational.

Thank badger8051
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Had the meatballs and Italian pizza to share for entree. Then my partner had the rib fillet and I had the carne. I loved my steak. Cooked to order and was delicious. My partners steak was over cooked which was a bit disappointing for him....More

Thank hayles74brisbane
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Cathy H
15 November 2015|
Response from SinkingSeabourn | Reviewed this property |
Hi Cathy the end of the ski season varies but any ski time after the end of September is a bonus. This year there were at least 5 times that the main street of Queenstown had snow whilst locals say once a year is more usual... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1259 Sandgate Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4012, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3266 2777
  • E-mail
The Royal (Formerly The Royal English Hotel) offers the most genuine Italian dining experience offered on this side of Brisbane. From humble beginnings, we pride ourselves on our delicious food and fine selection behind our front bar. With walk-ins welcome, it's the perfect place to have a relaxing friendly catchup with friends and family. Kitchen hours are from 11.30am - 2.30pm and 5.00pm - 9.00pm ~ So don't be shy, pull up a chair, order a cold beer, and enjoy some honest, affordable Italian!
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