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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  • We had dinner here on our last night in Brisbane. We sat on the patio and our server had tables carefully placed to use social distancing. He was very kind and we enjoyed our meal as much as our...  more »
  • Great romantic place for couples dinner. We usually have the meat or fish and wine. Nice place very cosy and romantic. Good service usually but sometimes a little slow.  more »
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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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