Customs House, Brisbane

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Heritage-listed Customs House, originally built in 1889, underwent a full restoration in the 1990s, which included a complete reconstruction of the central staircase from locally sourced timbers. Expert craftsmen worked from original plans and designs, found in the State Library’s archives, to replicate the original construction as precisely as possible. This landmark building is known for its distinctive copper dome, black and white marble interior features, and an iron balustrade with the initials VR (for Victoria Regina) wrought on it in honor of Queen Victoria. No longer used as originally intended (for the collection of customs duties), the building hosts regular concerts, lectures, and special dinners, and includes a restaurant, function center, and an art gallery, located on the bottom floor. Put Customs House into our Brisbane trip itinerary builder app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Brisbane.
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  • Great service and food in a delightful setting. Could not fault the staff. Dish of the day was the slow cooked lamb. It fell off the bones and tasted amazing. Great dish to share on the Aust day weeke...  more »
  • The building is about 10 minutes from Central station. The large green dome stood out, and it was more like a diet or a state legislature than a Customs office.
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  • The main function room is amazing. Stunning view from the terrace over the Brisbane river. The food is a great Australian fusion cuisine. I recommend Custom House. 👍🏻
  • Hidden gem right in the city. Delicious meal and amazing wine list. The staff were great but the views are stunning. There is even an outside bar next door to lounge in before or after your meal.
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