Toro Bravo Testimonials

“a lot of people at the table really enjoyed this dish and that’s why we got some extra serves”
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“Get yourself there as soon as you can and, come hungry.”
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The place is absolutely gorgeous inside. The decor at Toro Bravo is very stylish. They even have a fire place. This is sure to attract cold, hungry customers with winter approaching. It has that romantic & sophisticated vibe you traditionally get at a Spanish restaurant.
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“The favourite was the meatballs made with chorizo meat and served in a dark sticky, smoky romesco sauce. It was rich and flavourful. The seafood and chicken paella with summer greens was also a stand out. It had a good generous selection of seafood and all the ingredients tasted fresh.”
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Amazing deal on Tuesdays evenings! Contrary to popular belief that two for one deals and specials are never that great; Toro Bravo served up some good mains. The pork belly was super crispy on the outside and meltingly tender. The salmon had crispy skin and a beautiful looking pink centre. The accompaniment/sauce was fantastic. Everything on the plate made sense. Only feedback I have is that the parsnip purée needs to be smoother (steamed longer/double sieved/ or even use a powerful blender while it’s hot to prevent it from becoming so grainy. Also it lacked a bit of seasoning (for the sides) It’s definitely worth the $. Where can you get decent mains that are cooked well and pay only for one now a days? Bravo Toro!

Food was delicious, and well-priced. We had croquettes, pork sliders, Harissa chicken, chips & sauté cabbage, not normally a fan of cabbage but that was yum! Only down side was I ordered a cocktail, but after a few mins they told me they didn’t have the ingredients needed, so I switched to a tanquery gun and tonic, few mins later no gin! Service was good also.

Booked a table at Toro Bravo for dinner. I had been before for the tapas and drinks, and found it really nice. Decided to try dinner. The service was exceptional! The staff were absolutely helpful and very friendly. They couldn’t be more accommodating. The hardest thing was to choose something off the menu as it all sounded great. Meals arrived at table quickly after ordering and were delicious! The paella is perfect! Toro Bravo is definitely a place to go! Will be back soon!

What a spectacular dinner. First time to this restaurant. I love their authentic Spanish dishes and drinks. You must try the Montadito (pork bun), the smokiness from the pork and the sourness of the pickles matched well with the soft bun with crunchy skin. I ordered the 500g boned lamb which was well done in med-rared. I have to warn you that portion of this dish is quite big so think about it before you make your decision in ordering extra dish. To be honest, I could not finish the lamb dish and it was the first time that I have to request a take-away container for help. Don’t forget to order the Sangria, they come in red or white and they are so sweet and full of fragrance of fresh fruits.

Urbanspoon – Ashley Williams
Great experience
The food, service and drinks were everything we were looking for in our night out. My partner got the tomahawk steak and I had the salmon. We were 100% happy with everything and will definitely be back.

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All good at bravo
Beer on tap, Pork Belly, great ambience. Always go back again.

Under rated gem
Not as busy as it once was, but the food is fantastic. Staff are always efficient an friendly, the Chef is exceptional. Have had the Tapas regularly and it is always tasty and good quality. Haven’t tried everything on the menu but have had enough of a sample to be game to order anything. The Pork Belly is sensational. Sides are always perfectly cooked and flavoursome.
Plenty of parking, and the 2 for 1 Tuesday is great value. The meals are exactly the same as other nights, not reduced as some do on their 2 for 1 nights.

Dimmi Review – Kent
My partner & I were booked for the Valentine’s Lovers Feast. We were totally blown away by the quality of the food and the excellent Spanish wines and beers offered! Our server for the night, Annie, she was totally amazing! She made our experience dining at Toro Bravo an unforgettable one on Valentine’s Day. Friendly and really attentive. She was very tactful and diplomatic at handling a very difficult couple seated over the next table, we were most impressed! Thank you very much for a most enjoyable and fun night.

Dimmi Review – Anne-Marie
Very attentive service and great food. Great for couples, families or groups.

Dimmi Review – David
Hidden gem in the Valley. Food is excellent with great service – but it was a quiet Tuesday night. Could not fault anything.

Dimmi Review – B
Toro Bravo 2 for 1 Tuesday is a steal. The steaks are great — always! There is really a lot to like about this place. Natural, nice and friendly staff to begin with. Although they could get too busy some nights. There are always 1 or 2 longer tables of 20′s & 30′s young people as well as couples (young and older), families, mates on the Tuesdays that we went. A must try for carnivores, tapas forages, cocktail lovers, just want to have a good meal outers. The minus? The steaks are not cheap without the discount but there are plenty of other reasonably priced dishes. The BIG plus? It’s NOT a pretentious place!

Dimmi Review – Chris
We had a fantastic time! our steaks were perfectly cooked

Dimmi Review – Neha
Nice Spanish food.. Great idea with tapas and share plates. Enjoyed the wines.

Dimmi Review
The food was absolutely lovely. Got a variety of tapas. The Spanish sliders and mushroom dish are a must! Great friendly service too. Will definitely be back. Thanks for a great night.

Urbanspoon Review
“Amazing Night, Food was absolutely beautiful. Had the pork bun and the chicken dish. Waiters provided a fantastic service all night and were really friendly. Can’t fault the place. One of our best dining experiences in recent times.”

“The food was absolutely lovely. Got a variety of tapas. The Spanish sliders and mushroom dish are a must! Great friendly service too. Will definitely be back. Thanks for a great night.”

“Loved it”
Maud

Urbanspoon Review
“Had the Crusty pan bread w. chive, confit garlic & roast tomato butter; Meatballs w. chorizo in romesco sauce; Crisp fried calamari in spiced rice flour w. aioli and seafood & chicken paella w. summer greens and could not find fault with any of it. A delicious dinner. Wait staff very friendly and professional. A great meal on a very cold night.”

Dimmi Review
“Good service and also very good food.”

Urbanspoon Review
“What a spectacular dinner! First time to this restaurant. I love their authentic Spanish dishes and drinks. You must try the Montadito (pork bun), the smokiness from the pork and the sourness of the pickles matched well with the soft bun with crunchy skin. I ordered the 500g boned lamb which was well done in med-rared. I have to warn you that portion of this dish is quite big so think about it before you make your decision in ordering extra dish. To be honest, I could not finish the lamb dish and it was the first time that I have to request a take-away container for help. Don’t forget to order the Sangria, they come in red or white and they are so sweet and full of fragrance of fresh fruits.”

Ronnie Lui
“Service and food are excellent. Definitely, will recommend to my friends.”

Susie
“The pork sliders are divine and loved the half price cocktails for happy hour :-)”

Dimmi Review -”Went for 2-4-1 night. Great idea. The seafood mixed grill was a miss. Too greasy and lack flavour. The grilled fish on mash was a winner. But the service was the stand out…those ladies receive a 10. I shall return only because of the service and an opportunity to try another dish.”

Shane - Google Review
“Love this place! Awesome food, great service and comfortable atmosphere. Thanks!”

David Goodo -Google Review
“Smorgasboard of flavours. Octopus was a little overcooked, but everything else…OMG, tapas!”

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Catty
“Delicious, cheap food and great cocktails Love it, go back so often and it is always great.”

Michael
“The 2 for 1 Tuesday deal is a bargain. And the food is delicious. Good range of beers as well”

“The service is impeccable, the food is delicious, and the cocktails are second to none! We recently had our engagement party at Hotel Bravo and couldn’t have been happier! Our guests are still raving about what a great time they had and how amazing the food was!”

“Great food and fantastic service with one of the best cocktail menus in Brisbane!!”

“Delicious food and cocktails!”

Michelle
“Thank you for organising everything for last Saturday night. Everyone had a great time and the food was really good as usual. Really appreciate you and the other staff making it such a great night!”


Urbanspoon Review – Mich
“Celebrated a birthday here and was extremely happy. Great service, good food, delicious cocktails and staff who could not be more helpful in making it a wonderful night. Nothing was too much trouble for them, looking forward to eating here again”

Google Review
“Absolutely love this place! Have been many times. The food is sensational, drinks are great and service is really good. It would definitely be my favourite restaurant in Brisbane!”

Trip Advisor: KerriM
“Brisbane, Went on their 2 for Tuesday (only condition is you have to purchase a beverage – that’s not difficult) to have dinner before Women in Voice. Food was delicious (very generous servings) and service was quick – couldn’t fault it!”

Trip Advisor: Jan M
“Rang up at last minute to squeeze me in on a Sunday arvo for Tapas Voucher and nothing could be easier. Plenty of parking at that hour of the day and plenty of seating it turned out. The lovely duty Manager whisked our drinks out to us straight away and left us to peruse the Tapas Menu – had been there about a year ago – it was good then and it’s still good now – our choices, Zucchini Batons with garlic Aioli, Lamb & Haloumi Skewers, S & P Calamari, Battered Fish, Pork Ribs – wonderful – Great Service, Great Price and lovely ambience – Thanks guys for looking after us”

Trip Advisor: Ashley B
“This place is a must for anyone in the Brisbane area.
Staff are always friendly, prices reasonable and food amazingly good. I have never yet in the 7 or 8 visits encountered less than excellent food or a staff member who was less than extremely pleasant.
On some evenings may also be treated to some eclectic live music from a DJ. When I’ve visited this has often been electronica genre and was non-intrusive.
Clientele range in ages but are smart casual or smart and this place usually gets quite busy due to the good service it offers. I recommend arriving at 6 or 7pm if you can to avoid disappointment.”

Trip Advisor: Devonportyeppoon
Staying at Central Brunswick apartments in Brisbane delighted to find this restaurant
Lovely meal and excellent service would highly recommend this restaurant

Service and standard of food was excellent – we will be back!

The Food Is Amazing – Thank You!

We went for lunch. Service was friendly and prompt. The meal was the nicest we had had for a long time. I only wish I had purchased more coupons at the time but would definitely return for a full priced meal.

We have been before Groupon and will come back!

UrbanSpoon Review
Bravo has been one of our favourites for years. The two for one main meals offer on Tuesdays is great value, we try to get there at least every second or third each month. Their new oat crumbed white fish is great – I can definitely recommend it!! Although my husband would probably recommend the eye fillet. A great, happy little place tucked away in the valley, but well worth the visit.

UrbanSpoon Review
I celebrated my Bday last weekend at Hotel Bravo with my friends and it was one of the best days of my life. The food was awesome and the service was great, very friendly and always taking good care of all of us. It’s a great place to spend the weekend.

UrbanSpoon Review
Consistently great and the greatest of creature comfort. Great service and always welcoming. They do it extremely well.

UrbanSpoon Review
Bravo, Fortitude Valley – one of those perplexing places I have been lunching at on occasional Fridays for years. Consistently good food, impeccable service, reasonable prices, undercover parking – so where are the crowds? Breaded calamari avocado salad today with an ice-cold Rogers. Inside in the aircon. Perfect..

Trip Advisor Online Review
We like to stay in Fortitude Valley when we visit Brisbane because it is so vibrant. We had bought a deal for the Hotel Bravo Restaurant and used the deal for lunch. Our meal started with a trio of dips and toasted ciabatta. Very tasty and we really enjoyed the different textures of each dip. We were also treated to a large cold sangria which was very enjoyable….enough fresh fruit without it becoming a fruit salad! The arrival of our tapas plate was the clincher. Beautifully presented, the samplers were a surprise and delight at the same time, plus very satisfying. We thought the quality of all the food was very good but the beef was exceptional. It can be a mistake in Australia to think “hotel’ just means a “pub”. Hotel Bravo is definitely not a pub!

Trip Advisor Online Review
Hotel Bravo Is a great place for a yummy cocktail at bargain happy hour prices.Try their French Martini…it’s delish! They also have some stellar tapas on offer, and I crave their chicken green chili spring rolls. To die for! Beef cheeks are yum, as are many offerings on their menu. Wait staff is friendly and attentive-a rare find these days. Love this place!

DIMMI Online Review
Food is great!!

Trip Advisor Online Review
Dined at this restaurant on a two for the price of one Tuesday night. The seafood was very fresh and delicious, service was good, and lots of choices available for all food preference people. Steak eaters in our party also were highly complimentary of the fare they could chose from and received. Pleasant evenings dining.

DIMMI Online Review
Great atmosphere, service and food.

Trip Advisor Online Review
Situated on Brunswick street(Fortitude Valley) this place is a real treat. Walked in at 10.30pm and was grateful that the kitchen accepted us as most places were closed. Unhurried friendly service even at that hour was noteworthy. Food was good quality and they serve Asian, Modern, Australian and Seafood .I had the Veg mushroom ravioli not featured in the menu but made specially for me as I was vegetarian. The room is stylishly furnished with muted earthy tones. The bar is separated from the dining section .The is also a deck on the outside for dining with protective sheets when it is cold. A good place for to relax and dine. They have a good selection of wine, beer and spirits as well.

DIMMI Online Review
Good menu, great value, lovely food. More wines by the glass would be nice.

Trip Advisor Online Review
Kitchen was about to close around 10.30 PM but they let us in kindly. Service was polite and friendly. Food was very good and my wife said that the risotto was one of the best she had tasted. The snapper Thai style and the Chicken breast were yum. A very nice place to dine in Brunswick!

Oliver – Yelp Online Review
I’ve been to a few celebrations thrown by a friend of mine who favours this place and it’s easy to see way. The cocktail list is extensive, the bartenders knowledgeable and there’s a great outdoor terrace to sit at and enjoy your food and drink. On weekends they do jugs of sangria — a great way to get the party started!

Re. food they do a range of tapas and mains. Personally I prefer ordering a few tapas items as compared to getting just one main. The crispy fried potatoes with chilli & tomato + sour cream are always good, and they do some really nice fresh Pacific oysters. These guys do some good mid week specials. Ask at the bar and they’ll let you know…

DIMMI Online Review
Great food; very reasonably priced. Attentive service. Lovely night out!

DIMMI Online Review
Great food, great cocktails and excellent service.

DIMMI Online Review
Beautiful setting. Service from wait staff was excellent. Food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing.

Trip Advisor Online Review
Dined at the Hotel Bravo Bistro on Friday night, the greeting we received set the standard for the evening. The waiting staff were polite,well trained and very helpful. The menu was outstanding and well priced, the food was well presented and delicious and arrived quickly. A wonderful meal, thank you.

Fantastic restaurant – great meals, huge servings and a lot of variety. Caters well for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free. Staff are genuinely happy to see you and welcome you back. Service is fast and efficient but friendly. Try the lamb shanks – they are amazing. Little tapas are great for sharing with drinks. Good central location. Definitely try the cocktails!!!

Bravo really do offer quality food and drinks, and have always been more than accommodating for my sister’s gluten intolerance (unlike other restaurants, Bravo offers quality gf options, which have in some cases exceeded the standard of the regular options, as well – a nice surprise!). They are consistent with quality service and delicious menu items.

Fabulous and well priced. Great but busy atmosphere and the food is fantastic! Wonderful for those who are on gluten free diets, as Hotel Bravo’s gluten free menu is superb with plenty of variety! One of our friends, who was dining with us, is a Coeliac, and she was very impressed with the food. The portions are also huge and you won’t go home hungry! The wine list is fantastic too, and there are many wines available by the glass, so that you can try several if the mood takes you. Service is very good and we found it to be quite prompt and courteous. This was on a busy Saturday night. A great restaurant and bar for a fun night out with friends. Highly recommended!

Fantastic surrounds and food alike.

This place is fabulous! Friendly service, quality food and nice atmosphere. The steak was perfect and the dessert wonderful.

Yelp Review
I’ve been to a few celebrations thrown by a friend of mine who favours this place and it’s easy to see way. The cocktail list is extensive, the bartenders knowledgeable and there’s a great outdoor terrace to sit at and enjoy your food and drink. On weekends they do jugs of sangria — a great way to get the party started!

Re. food they do a range of tapas and mains. Personally I prefer ordering a few tapas items as compared to getting just one main. The crispy fried potatoes with chilli & tomato + sour cream are always good, and they do some really nice fresh Pacific oysters.

These guys do some good mid week specials. Ask at the bar and they’ll let you know…

Very good value, fantastic food!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all of your staff. I had a great time, and everything was amazing – the platters were delicious, perfect! It was so well organised, we had a great time. We will definitely be back. Thanks!

Meegan – Yelp Online Review
Bravo is a curious beast. Its prime time seems to be after 5 on weeknights for the after-work-drinks set, and Friday nights until late. At other times it seems to be a little too far from the Valley mall to attract a very big crowd. This isn’t a bad thing at all – Bravo can be a haven of a bar if you’re looking for quiet glass of wine or stopping in on your way out for a big night.
The cocktails are very well made and reasonably priced, and the tapas are excellent (especially the pork and lamb koftas). If you’re a bit too hungry for tapas, you can grab a table and choose from the larger menu, which offers mains from $24 to $27. With the ‘eat famously’ promotion currently on, you can score half price meals if you’re seated by 6:30pm and out of there by 8pm.
On a busy night you might face a bit of a wait at the bar, especially if all the bartenders are making cocktails, but it’s worth the wait. Bravo have discounts on different nights and different events, so it’s worth keeping an eye on their website or Facebook page to keep up to date and score a bargain.

Callum – Yelp Online Review

Up Brunswick Road just a few hundred metres is this gem of a cocktail bar. With superbly trained bar staff if you really care about how dirty your dirty martini should be then this is the place for you.
I’ve been here a couple of times, usually by the request of a girl who’s travelling with us on the night, “I’ll let you try my Mai Tai and you’ll understand.” She said and understand we did. Hotel Bravo is a tiny bit out of your way if you considering going there and it uses this to it’s advantage, much quieter than any other place in the valley and with no dance floor this is a traditional bar in the strictest sense of the word. Expect to be surrounded by men in nice suits and women in more sophisticated wear than a few hundred metres north. A great little bar that’s perfect if your looking to talk over a few drinks.

Tess – Yelp Online Review

Hotel Bravo has only ever struck me as a place for after-work/dinner drinks and never as a place I would spend a large portion of a night out. Still, when I’m not in the mood for silly antics and carefree dancing, I suppose Hotel Bravo would be an ideal sort of place. It’s an ideal setting for a group of people who want to sit and enjoy a few drinks and some light banter after a hard day’s work. This place strikes me as more of a “conversationalist place” without the air of snobbery that comes with some cocktail bars where only a dull whisper is acceptable.
Bravo has a great range of beer on tap and some wild cocktail concoctions I have never seen before, so maybe I’m a little naïve in my opinion of it being a more controlled environment. Still, I feel it’s a place to sling back a few beers, have a chat with mates, and either push on to a wilder destination or call it a night. Either way, it makes for a pretty good pit stop you can just wander in to along Brunswick Street.

I highly recommend Hotel Bravo! They’ve really improved since I used to frequent there a few years ago! Their cocktails are delicious, the food is mouth-watering and the service is fast and friendly.
posted by Abby

I have been going to Bravo’s for many years and never tire of heading in there whether it be during the week or over the weekend. Beautiful delicious cuisine, wonderful ambience and fantastic drinks. The service is exceptional with friendly and welcoming staff. If you want to socialise and have fun or just have an intimate evening, Bravo’s is the place to go!
posted by Hamilton

Bravo has always been a favourite of mine for cocktails and tapas. I love the green chilli chicken spring rolls – if you go you have to try them. I also recently dined there as well (we usually just stick to the bar side to be honest!) for a friend’s birthday and the food was great. I was really happily surprised at the value considering the quality, size and presentation of the meals.
posted by snappycat

I recently had a large group booking in the restaurant section. The lady who organised the booking for me was incredibly friendly & helpful. We had the group set menu and I was very pleased with the quality and variety of food offered. Value for money was also a big plus for me. The food was great, waitstaff very friendly, and the atmosphere was lovely. The bar has always been a favourite of mine but now the restaurant is as well.

This is one place perfect for everthing, and I mean everything! We started off at a table for dinner – which was amazing – and then moved to an area for drinks in the bar after dinner. We just had such a great night as literally everything was perfect from the second we walked through the door. This is not just a bar, as the food is better than anywhere else i’ve ever been, yet the bar is busy and lively with cocktails that are enough to get me there than I probably should ;) Recommend for dinner, drinks, everything!!

We had my sister’s hens there on Saturday night and I just wanted to thank you and the staff for a fantastic night. The food was amazing as usual and the service was great, thanks to the lovely lady with the short blonde curly hair, she was really fantastic. Thanks again for making the night a memorable occasion.

We recently enjoyed a great lunch there with some friends. The service was fantastic but granted there was barely another customer in sight. The food was also very enjoyable! Not huge portions which is to be expected in a more top end restaurant. It also left room to try the beautiful desserts and leave by foot rather than by way of rolly-poly. I would recommend it. Posted by Penny

I just wanted to say I had an absolutely great night and so did all my friends. So thank you very much for having us and putting on the great menu. I think my favourite part was the Milli Vanilli Cocktail – was the best I’ve ever had! Thank you again.
posted by Samantha

I just wanted to write and thank you for a wonderful time. The staff were delightful, especially the young lady waiting our table, she was especially patient and very efficient. The food was also wonderful our compliments to the chef! Thanks again, we will definitely be coming back to Hotel Bravo, the whole experience from booking to paying was excellent!
posted by Fiona

Had a dinner there on Saturday night just gone. Good food, good wine and best of all the service was spot on. I think it is a spot to head out to again.
posted by Steve

This place is fabulous! We’ve been there twice, and the food was wonderful each time! Excellent portion sizes too. You won’t go home hungry :)
posted by Elizabeth

I was pleasantly surprised when I found out my hens night was being held at Hotel Bravo in the Valley, but wondered if it would adequately cater for 30-odd cackling females. It’s been about four years since my last cocktail at Hotel Bravo, and I’m pleased to say it seems to have maintained its flare for fruity, sexy cocktails made with love, and great customer service.
posted by CazM

I just wanted to touch base and thank you so very much for organising my birthday celebrations. The service was fantastic, the food was incredible and your staff are above reproach. Everyone in attendance was from a hospitality background and they all commented on the PR and service skills of your staff and their ability to interact with their customers. It was your team of staff who made the afternoon/night so much fun. Again thank you and all the best to your fantastic team at Bravo!!
posted by Nicky

Went there recently for a friends birthday dinner and were all so happy with everything. Had dinner first which was great (duck was a favourite!), service was good, and then finished off in the bar with some amazing cocktails. Nice that they could easily handle our large group. There is a carpark also which was very handy for those who were driving.
posted by Sophia Long

Great night out had by all. We started dinner off with tapas as entree’s and could see why the people in the bar were enjoying them so much. The restaurant was full and I was glad I had made a booking. After our tapas we moved onto mains. Friends of mine raved over the flavours that the kangaroo and duck had to offer. The service was excellent and the food came out just in the right amount of time. We moved into the bar to enjoy the cocktails that bravo is renowned for. The bar was lively and had a sensational buzz about it. Bravo can be described as restaurant and bar solely by its name. Bravo!
Posted by dinner101

The best service I have received in a long time! All the staff had a great point of difference will be back and will be proud to recommend !!!!
Posted by Kate