We ordered the beetroot tartare, the pork belly, the beef brisket, and the tempura eggplant. The first three were absolutely delicious but the tempura eggplant dish was completely tasteless. The crunch of the tempura was nice, but there was literally no taste, even in the green mango and the chilli. We were putting the sauce from the pork belly pancakes on the eggplant just so we could taste something.
Service and ambience were great, however the food was quite slow to come out meaning we used up our 90 minute allocation and were given a ‘15 minute warning’ while we were still eating our mains! This meant that we didn’t get an opportunity to order dessert or more drinks. Not ideal for us, or from a business POV, I imagine.
Despite those not so great things, 3 out of 4 dishes were A+ and we definitely enjoyed our experience.
Had a pleasant dinner at Detour. Could have been 5 stars for the whole dining experience, had one of the wait staff been a bit more focussed, welcoming, and accommodating. Nevertheless, I can recommend this restaurant. The dishes were balanced and flavoursome. At the time of review, I can recommend the cured salmon, saltgrass lamb, pork belly, gunpowdered wagyu brisket, tempura eggplant, fossilised carrots, and salt & vinegar chips.
Sophisticated without GLAM.
Impressive by understatement.
The food and wine is allowed to 'talk' for itself.
Food was awesome as always
detour is one of my favourite restaurants
always a delight
thank you for looking after my family and myself
Lovely service and I definitely recommend the herbivore menu and the Hawaiian curry.
Always a brilliant experience! Damon and his team have redefined the quality of casual dining in Brisbane combining products that aren't typically on a menu and a non-mainstream wine list that meets all requirements and tastes. Have been numerous times and will be back for more!!
Great menu. My wife is a pescatarian and gluten free. I’m a carnivore. Great to see menus catering for both.
We are return diners, and Detour is always wonderful. The Brisket is worth the price of entry!
The good and service was simply amazing
We have already booked to go back
Spectacular food and outstanding wine - will be back soon for sure!
We had a lovely dinner and experience at Detour. Food was spectatular - especially the nitro dessert! John was delightful as was the Columbian waitress (apologies, but have forgotten her name). Will be back.
Had a wonderful lunch. Inventive food, great service and lovely restaurant.
Thank we had a lovely lunch. It was a wee bit cool for me. But the food was yummy although we ordered too much. I know exactly what l would order again cheers m
Great location. Fast efficient service. Friendly waiter and good food. Some dishes were average others were delicious.
It was an amazing moment with beautiful food and one waiter completely perfect. We will see you soon definitely.
The food was outstanding, and it was so nice to have interesting vegetarian options and more than one...
Always delicious food and excellent service!
Fantastic food, reasonably priced, the emu tattar was the stand out dish
Great food, great atmosphere, wonderful waiter. Must haves: beef brisket and beetroot!
Last time we were there the food was exceptional but this time it was a bit average. The guy serving us was a little too forceful in suggesting what we should order and he kept turning his back on my adult son when he was the one we put in charge of ordering the food.
Been to detour 5-6 times now and the food, service and overall feel has not once disappointed us.
We cannot fault detour and will continue to return!
The head chef and head of table service are next level and have made each of our Detour experiences that much better.
Detour's food is first class. We had the AFL Package meal- 3 courses shared and it was great value
Once we had passed the initial hurdle of getting our table even though we had made a reservation, the food and service was excellent.
Best restaurant in Brisbane. If you want somewhere that’s friendly, stylish with cutting edge food - Detour is for you.
Try the Brocolli!!!. Beautiful food, nnice environment.
Very tasty and innovative meals. While I'm a big meat eater, the veg options were awesome.
Interesting food executed beautifully with great cocktails to boot.
SO FABULOUS! Cannot recommend it highly enough, especially for vegetarians the food is insane.
We’ve been to detour many times and it never disappoints
F A B U L O U S
Definitely coming back.
Food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and attentive.
We are vegetarian so we love that they have a wide range of options. Every meal is delicious. We've been many times and every time is a real treat. Always a special place to go.
I love the menu because I can’t figure out how to replicate it at home. The textures and the veggie dishes are just the best. Wonderful service. Great wine. It can be a place to dress up for and also to relax more casually, the best of both worlds!
Detour is a 'regular' dining spot for us. We just know the cuisine will be creative and delicious, the service welcoming, helpful yet not intrusive. And the anbiance superb. It's about those mellow coppery walls and natural timber backdrops. The room simply glows by night.
Nice restaurant, food is amazing and surprising, I would surely recommend it.
It was fine, good ambience.
What can I say..... been here several times and never disappointed. Love this plaça! Contemporary food with a twist that just tastes Devine!!!!
Really enjoy evening - food was great & plenty of room
Exceptionally tasty and witty food served in a sufficient quantity / topped off by excellent wines served by a charming and witty 80year old waiter
Amazing service and food - the plant based menu is the best in Brisbane. Can not praise the staff highly enough. Don't wait for a special occasion, just go!