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McMahons Restaurant

132 Alice St, Brisbane, Australia, 4000
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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Daily
From 6.30am to late.

Facilities
  • Accommodation
  • Disabled Access
  • Intimate Dining
  • Private Functions
  • Views
  • Corporate Events
  • Bar

About McMahons Restaurant

Enjoy innovative all day dining in a sophisticated ambiance in an unrivaled location overlooking the Brisbane Botanic Gardens.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Dessert options those that are allergic to nuts

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Disappointed with the atmosphere, cold, dirty tables - realise there was only one waitress who was also drink waiter and cleaner who did a good job in trying circumstances. Felt like you were in a public passageway. Having said that the meal was fine.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Nice quiet restaurant

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Food was delicious. But I had to ask for a pot of tea. Received a small pot and was never asked if we wanted a refill.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 September 2018

There’s carpet on the floor, which make conversing easier, but the main thing is that the food is delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

We enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch. Very pleasant atmosphere looking across to the Botanic Gardens. We were the only ones in the restaurant, so wonderfully peaceful to enjoy a well prepared and tasty meal. Limited options on the menu, but still a good cross-section of meals. I will go back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

The food is always very appetising and fresh. I enjoy the atmosphere and the sense of privacy.

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

We had an amazing time. We stayed at the hotel and had drinks & dinner. The service and food were amazing!

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Possibly the best lamb shoulder I've had in Brisbane. Well thought out glaze, flavours, accompaniments; well executed in every department. Service was also friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 June 2018

The wait staff were lovely and the service was good, as expected. However, the restaurant itself had zero ambience as we were literally the only customers! The food was nice but there was lack of it and for $55 a head we expected more. We would not be returning for high-tea.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 May 2018

I like going to McMahon's for proximity to my work place and knowing I'll generally get a pleasant tasty meal at a reasonable price. The service is generally very good (when Sam is working). I often bring colleagues and we haven't been disappointed with the food on offer

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Visited On Friday, 02 February 2018

A great place for a quiet meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 January 2018

My friend and I highly recommend this restaurant because of the wonderful food and excellent customer service.

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Visited On Friday, 19 January 2018

Waitress was very friendly & helpful. Barramundi was delicious but didn't need zucchini fritter.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 January 2018

Very disappointed from the moment we walked in for our special night. No one at receptipn or restaurant desk or even behind the bar. When barman came out he could not recommend anything as he does not drink ! Get to our table & give our order only to be told no chicken left. There is only 2 other people in restaurant & it is 7pm So I order lamb but have to send it back as it was totally raw & bleeding all over my plate. I get a new one but it is so tough I cannot eat it. My husband had pork belly steamed buns & it was 3/4 fat. Very disappointed indeed.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 January 2018

Went to restaurant on our anniversary. They looked after us very well. Beautiful food, great service and a number of special extras for our wedding anniversary. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 December 2017

It has been 10 years since I've eaten at McMahons Restaurant as I have been living out of Brisbane for that time. I was shocked to see the gorgeous Restaurant that I knew is now an empty functions room and we now have to eat in a "hole in the wall" overlooking the driveway. REALLY!! So disappointed at not being able to sit and look out to the courtyard, greenery and water feature after telling my guests how lovely it was (in the past). I was appalled at the condition of that area - especially the chairs. The leather was peeling and flaking off the seats and the air-conditioning was at freezing point. The ONLY restaurant staff member on duty was not there to greet us even though we waited sometime to be seated. So we sat ourselves down at a "reserved table" hoping it was ours. The young man there was polite and helpful when he did come but he was doing everything including delivering a breakfast on a tray somewhere. We loved that we could park in the driveway and the food was really tasty for a reasonable price. This was all after I phoned on 7 December to get the breakfast menu emailed to me as it was showing only gobblegook on the website when I clicked on it. That call went unanswered - it rang out. Not a good start. I called again on 11 December and finally received the menu that day. You cannot run an efficient business without enough staff and for the telephone not to be answered if unforgivable! One staff member on reception and one in a restaurant is not enough because customer service suffers. The question is - would I go back again. Not until the Restaurant is returned to the original location (that whole area needs a total makeover) AND double the current staffing levels. It is for those reasons I will not return to the Sebel in Alice Street Brisbane again.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 December 2017

Food was average- nothing special or exciting. Chairs in the restaurant were old and weathered- needs upgrading

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 December 2017

I like McMahons because it is convenient to where I work. I have had lunch here twice in the last fortnight . The first, time I'm not sure what happened but it took forever for our meals to arrive. The service staff were apologetic and offered a complimentary drink. The food was ok. The second time there were no problems. Good service, good food and pleasant staff.

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Visited On Friday, 01 December 2017

Friendly service; lovely food

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Visited On Sunday, 24 September 2017

A pretty disappointing experience to be honest. I reserved a table for 5. But there was no table for 5 waiting for us. Waitress instructed me to an extra drag a chair from a nearby table. My husband ordered a beer from the menu which was not available. He chose a 2nd beer, which was also not available. I chose a glass of Rose which was also out of stock. Ambience was terrible. No napkins (just paper serviettes) or table cloth. The lunch menu was disappointing - not much to chose from. I was given 2 different menus (I checked with the waitress who told me one of them was old and I had it by mistake). The prices were that of an expensive restaurant, but nothing about our experience matched the expectations of an expensive restaurant. The waitress, while very nice, was obviously new and hadn't been given much (if any) training. She had to check everything with the chef (maybe 4 or 5 different questions we had). Ordered 1 kids meal, which got "forgotten" and came out 5 minutes after our meals. You really need to replace the chairs - the white plastic vinyl is flaking off - stuck to my legs and was all over the floor. I have no idea how you had good reviews on dimmi! We only visited because of Accor membership, but certainly wouldn't bother going back sorry.

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Visited On Friday, 14 July 2017

When I arrived there was no one at the front counter. Two staff served a table in front of me and just walked off. I was forced to go over to the bar and was waiting whilst the barman served someone. One of the staff walked past so l got her attention and went to the counter. I explained that I had been waiting and she and the bar man had ignored me, and she was a little curt (no apology, spoke in a clipped voice). Very poor service to start. They took a long time to take our order(only 3 other tables) but were quick with the meals, drinks etc. when we were ready to leave, there was no one around. I rang the bell on the bar twice until someone came over from the reception. Overall service was poor.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 June 2017

Our Service was of a very high standard.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 May 2017

We never had High tea before, and booking with McMahon was great. We really enjoyed the atmosphere, the food, the service. Girls loved it!!!!We will do it again. Great experience. Thank you!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 May 2017

The food was unfortunately very disappointing. The rib eye I ordered was very tough and resembled a budget cut of meat from a local supermarket. The shoulder of lamb my wife ordered was dry and very uninspiring. I did expect a lot more from your type of establishment.

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