Verve Cafe

4.5
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203 reviews
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$A40 and under
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Italian
Verve Restaurant and Cider House, a lively New York-style basement bar and restaurant tucked underneath the historic Metro Arts building, is Brisbane`s very own Cheers bar. It also holds the mantle of being Brisbane‘s very first underground bar and the city‘s only dedicated cider house.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.5
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service, I would highly recommend Verve. It can get noisy, but it's part of the fun!

MH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, cool vibe and good prices. Good location and the underground converted space made it feel like you could be in London or New York, not Brisbane!

WM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, and as always, great food. Thanks

T
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious, especially the arancini!! Service was exceptionally fast and staff were polite and knowledgeable. Only downside was they didn't have a great selection of cocktails, and it was very noisy, but thats to be expected when in such a small area. Overall was great though, and would definitely go again.

NM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

I have been to verve many times in the past. Unfortunately this visit was poor, the service was average and the waitress was rude. Waited 40 mins for drinks, they arrived after we finished our entree. Disappointed that the affogato has been taken off the menu.

GB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food. An unexpectedly good dining experience. A bit noisy is the only negative.

E
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Our experience over the weekend was average the food comes out very quickly which is great however the chilli crab spaghetti that I had wasn't fresh. I appreciate that they reimbursed some of the cost for that also the bread in the bruchetta was stale. We hope for this to be seen as means for improvement for the restaurant. Cheers Elisse

CE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was outstanding, an such great value, 90% of staff were excellent! But one staff member, may have been the manager was extremely and unnecessarily rude to myself and my partner.

J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Brilliant food, great value for money. Slight delay in order being taken however it was a busy night (Valentines Day). Food came out quickly and was well presented. Ambiance was good however noise level slightly too high. Overall a great venue - Would definitely return and recommend to others.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere was amazing! Highly recommend!!

O
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant place. Will be back. The owner is wonderful.

CE
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I love Verve so this is biased by a long standing affection. Must have been 1998C when I first went there with friends to return over and again in the next years. This lunch was my first foray to Verve in a while. Best news; it's as good as ever. My seafood risotto was just wonderful along with the staff. Hoping for more frequent visits now lasting another 20 years. Few restaurants can make a risotto of such standing. Complex in flavor and a beautiful thing. Thankyou Verve.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We’ve been coming to Verve for years but was extremely disappointed with our last dining experience. Both meals have very little meat and we found the staff not overly friendly. It’s a shame because Verve has always been lively.

MB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Been here heaps of times now and has to be one of my favourite restaurants in Brisbane. Must visit!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious blue cheese risotto. Arancini also excellent. Very generous serving sizes much appreciated.

AS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing staff. Nice cozy and bar was homely.
Aircon was leaking the whole time which was annoying but didn’t let us not enjoy our beautiful dinner night with friends

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Granted, it was a Friday night and VERY busy... BUT... it took the waitstaff a very long time to acknowledge us and take our order. It then took about an hour to receive our meals. We ordered the bread basket, so our tummies signalled FULL by the time our dinner finally arrived at table. Food was delicious, but I wish we hadn't had to wait so long for it. Oh, and yes, it is VERY loud in there. Don't expect intimate conversation.

JB
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This is my third time at writing a review and we cannot praise this restaurant enough. The two people serving did an excellent job of caring for all diners. They were kept so busy as the whole restaurant was CROWDED. Cass looked after us so efficiently. Cass ALWAYS does an A1 job of caring for us.
The food was delicious too and we know how hectic it was for the capable chefs in the kitchen.
Thank you once again.

TH
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Been coming here for so many years and it's still great. We love getting there early when it's really quiet.

K
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff incredibly accommodating, food was excellent and atmosphere pretty cool. Was rather noisy but we made the most of it.

MO
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

need to be more considerate "Female toilets" using stairs is not very suitable for older people.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service. My favourite Italian in Brisbane!

JB
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, great, GREAT to all areas. Yes there's noise - that's only to be expected with happy diners enjoying their night out. Thank you once again for looking after us.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

what a great spot, been here heaps, we love this place!!

AO
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Yes but have to tell that Don’t go there Fridays. Incredibly noisy and tables are small for group.

IB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and location! Especially in summer (so cool in the dining area).

JB
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once we have loved our night at the Verve. We are ALWAYS looked after so well. It just doesn't matter how busy the place is, no one is ever ignored. The food is delicious and so healthy. Thank you very much for your attention and we will be back. . . . SOON.

NW
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome food, service and all the rest. Highly recommend dining here for any occasion when in brizzy we don’t go home unless we have been here...yep it that good

MF
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

GOOD VALUE MIDDLE OF CITY VENUE PROVIDING EXCELLENT QUALITY FOOD

BW
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to Verve Cafe a couple of times now, and each time, the food and service is amazing. It is a great place to go with friends and have a drink and enjoy the delicious Italian food on offer.

DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. Has a really good vibe!!

F
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We totally enjoyed our meals. We had visited a year ago and was such a hit with the family they have begging us to come back to dine here again.

ES
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always amazing and the service fantastic.

DA
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

Very disappointed by our latest experience at Verve for my birthday. I’ve been going to Verve for approx 10 years and the last two visits left a lot to be desired. You feel badgered by the wait staff constantly asking if you’re ready to order, and taking away plates for starters before you’re actually finished. Last visit they took away our bottle of wine before it was finished! Mains are bought to the table as soon as starters finished, it all feels as though they are trying to get you out as quickly as possible. No one asks how anything is or how your evening has been. Despite the food being amazing, after our most recent visit, we won’t be returning any time soon.

JB
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love coming to the Verve. They are so busy but we don't ever feel neglected. The service is amazing and all staff members are so attentive. Thank you

LS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best pizza and Barramundi we’ve ever eaten! Absolutely delicious.

SC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome dining experience and on of our favorite restaurants

LS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Looove this restaurant. I bring friends and family alike. Can always guarantee a quality, high level experience with impeccable food. I am on my 5th visit and cannot fault this place on any aspect! (And if you know me, that's saying something!)

DB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We don’t eat out often , usually find most places to crowded and noisey ( I guess that’s ok if you like that sort of thing ) the food and service at verve was outstanding , we ate there for both nights we stayed in bris , do yourself a favour and go there

NA
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delivers! Love it - good service, great food