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Shingle Inn City Hall

8.1/10
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266 George Square, 4000 Brisbane (QLD)See map

Average price A$20

Mother's Day Champagne Breakfast $65

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MENU Mother's Day Champagne Breakfast A$65

This preset menu includes: Champagne Breakfast + Unlimited Tea or Coffee

MENU High Tea A$43

This preset menu includes: High Tea + Available all day

Restaurant menu

  • Average price A$20
Avocado & Chicken Crepe Stack
Served with a delicious salad of mesclun lettuce, red onion, cherry tomato, cucumber and carrot with a house-made honey mustard dressing
Traditional Fish & Chips
Lightly battered flathead fillets served traditionally wrapped in paper, with tartare sauce and beer-battered chips
Bacon & Leek Quiche
Served with a delicious salad of mesclun lettuce, red onion, cherry tomato, cucumber and carrot with a house-made honey mustard dressing
Mother's Day Champagne Breakfast A$65
This preset menu includes: Champagne Breakfast + Unlimited Tea or Coffee

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Ratings & Reviews

Very good

8.1/10
based on 69 reviews
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Quality of food :7.6/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Megan B.
    Megan B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Shingle Inn's High Tea at City Hall is a great experience! We attended the Mother's Day High Tea event and had a great time! Some positives were the wonderful service, the beautiful decor and location within city hall, and the food, especially considering we had a coeliac with us - though be warned they don't appear to do gluten-free scones which was a bit disappointing. The one other thing to be wary of is that I personally wouldn't want to attend here with a group larger than six due to the table sizes and the layout of the restaurant.

  2. Lee Lee c.
    Lee Lee c.
    • one review
    6/10

    We chose here for our mothers day high tea. We waited 45 minutes for any sort of drink or food to be served. The staff were apologetic and very friendly, however when the food came, I was really disappointed with the serving sizes for the amount we paid for it. The venue and staff were really lovely, however I'd be very hesitant to come back for high tea. Perhaps just for lunch or something else.

  3. Gina D.
    Gina D.
    • one review
    10/10

    I had heard about this restaurant from friends. I am a traveller from NSW and made sure I made a booking before leaving. Was not disappointed at all. Beautiful decor. Professional and friendly service. Food was really lovely and tasty. Will definitely pass on my recommendations to visit.

  4. Wendy D.
    Wendy D.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Great ambiance it was really beautiful nice and quiet. Food was good. But unfortunately they seemed understaffed so was very slow after our high tea arrived

  5. Andrea S.
    Andrea S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    My friend and I enjoyed a lovely high tea in celebration of a recent birthday. The service was prompt, friendly and professional. The selection of foods for the high tea were top quality and beautifully presented and the tea was particularly good (very robust flavours). It was the perfect way for two friends to catch up and celebrate. We will visit again.

  6. Dion T.
    Dion T.
    • one review
    9/10

    The occasion of our visit was to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. The staff were wonderful, the food was lovely and the ambiance was great! My parents had a very nice time as a result of all the elements, thank you to all the team!

  7. Gary L.
    Gary L.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    While the staff and service was excellent and atmosphere was nice I visited the City Hall thinking what I was after would be available as every single franchise never has the goodies. So extremely disappointed that there we none of the original Shingle Inn Favourites that I have grown to love over the years after being taken to shingle Inn as a young girl for Tea with my Aunts. No patty cakes, no lemon cheese tarts and no take home cakes such as passion fruit sponge or Jam sponge pink coconut icing. The Shingle Inn has sadly departed from what it was years ago and serves a menu that you can get anywhere❣️

  8. Linda G.
    Linda G.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Staff were very good but experience was disappointing. Shingle Inn was known for its cupcakes and none to be seen. Once a month now, ridiculous. And if you go for lunch on that day, they would probably be sold out anyway.

  9. Ann K.
    Ann K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Thank you for a lovely lunch. My salad lunch was delicious, the salad dressing was so delicious that I used a teaspoon to finish it off. My first taste of the French Earl Grey tea, it was refreshing and most enjoyable. Great service from everyone. I will be back.

  10. Carol M.
    Carol M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We always treat ourselves to a meal when in Brisbane at Shingle Inn at City Hall. So unique with a lovely environment and staff dressed in 1930s dress. The food was excellent. Very few staff so had to look for staff to get another cup of tea (as we noticed others doing also). Being Christmas eve though we were patient. Really recommend

  11. Jennifer M.
    Jennifer M.
    • one review
    7/10

    Away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shoppers and tourists. Staff very welcoming on entry. It took a while to be served but once done we didn't wait long for our meal. I had the vege sandwich which was very tasty. My friend had her BLT. Both fresh.

  12. Jennifer M.
    Jennifer M.
    • one review
    4.5/10

    The Shingle Inn used to be a special place with a good atmosphere, good food and a touch of class. Increasingly, its good reputation has declined because now there is little finesse as there is a shortage of staff, long waiting times and very generic food at high prices. Please bring back the charm, good food and service of The Shingle Inn which is still fondly remembered but sadly missed.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews
    5.75/10

    Will never return. Overpriced and underwhelming.

  14. Belinda J.
    Belinda J.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Maybe some more savory things and less sweets on the top plate. Scones were very nice though and so fresh.

  15. Wendy P.
    Wendy P.
    • one review
    8.25/10

    To be honest, we were underwhelmed by the experience, which is very disappointing! To spend $42 per person on a High Tea experience for my mother's 82nd birthday, and to only have two ribbon sandwiches of each type served for four people, no other savoury items, and also no mention of my mother's birthday (which was contrary to the advertised information re birthday cake etc.) I found to be extremely disappointing and definitely NOT worth $42 per person (for four people). I would not go back, even though the atmosphere is lovely and the staff were very polite, I believe it is very busy, noisy and you are made to feel that you need to rush out to make room for another group.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 285 reviews
    3.5/10

    The restaurant was understaffed. The Caesar Salads with smoked salmon we ordered were acerbic - the worst I have ever experienced. We left before sweets as they did not return to take our order.

  17. Marilyn W.
    Marilyn W.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Service was really great and it was great to be able to pay separately rather than one bill per table as a lot of restaurants do.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    4.75/10

    Every year at Christmas I come to the Shingle Inn at City Hall for the nostalgia of Christmas past. I looked at the review I did last year and unfortunately the problems that existed then have not been recified. Service is still appalling. 30 mins just to get an order taken and then a futher 45 mins before our two meals arrived, leaving us 15 mins to eat. When we asked the waitperson what was going on as we had an appointment to go to, we were firmly told by her that they were busy & we just had to wait. No attempt at being polite at all and no apology. The food when it arrived was ok but due to the service issues we had to forgo the sweets that Single Inn is renown. Took home a fruit that was so dry I suspected it had been baked the day before. Lasty the carpet was fifthy and a general clean and polish up is needed. Most of the past elegance has gone but on a positive note I was glad to see the uniforms had returned.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 289 reviews
    9/10

    Very enjoyable

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 302 reviews
    8.75/10

    Loved the atmosphere and the original woodwork etc. Brought back many memories of visiting there in earlier times.

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266 George Square, 4000, Brisbane (QLD), Australia

About the restaurant

Time for Tea

Originally located on Edward Street in Brisbane, Shingle Inn City Hall was one of the foremost coffee houses, renowned for its decadent cakes, beautiful beverages and stylish surrounds. Recently reopened – and as a statement to the old – the new Shingle Inn is a celebration of all that was. Catering for everything from hen’s nights to Australia Day events, this location is a must see for those visiting Brisbane. Their cakes are of the most superior quality, and the environment is wonderful for all ages to appreciate. Serving specialised afternoon teas, ribbon sandwiches and good old-fashioned clotted cream and preserves, it would be hard to find somewhere that nurtures you from within like this venue. Children under 12 can enjoy the Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea, and an array of 15 teas and an extensive wine list accompanies the beautiful coffee that is made with their own single-roast grind. Make sure you take the time to stop, and relax at the Hall.

Best dish: The Shingle Inn Omelette

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