(07) 3255 3288
Average Meal Price
20 - based on one main course only (entree could not be calculated)
No of Seats 80
Semi-private function room
Seating Capacity 18
Mon to Thu 5pm - 10:30pm
Fri to Sat 11:30am - 11pm
Sun 11:30am - 10pm
Confectionery and Dessert
Hip and Trendy
Freestyle Tout West End is located in the hub of trendy cafes, bar and restaurants and is close to the Gallery of Modern Art, QPAC and South Bank. It features a semi-private function room that seats up to 18 guests.
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Food 5 Ambience 5 Service 6 Value 5
Totally overrated. I was so looking forward to a fantastic dessert, we even had to line up for it after 10 pm at night. The noise inside was ridiculous, no one could hear the other person at the table speaking. I don't know why they needed to play music so loudly it drowned out everyone's conversations. There is a brilliant list of desserts, it was quite hard to choose!
Obviously they are not all the same quality and surely do not adopt the standard price tag. My friend's churros looked inventive and she was very impressed. Another friend had the bread and butter pudding (he wanted a meal but they had stopped serving savoury food) and that also looked good, even though I think it lacked a bit of ice-cream to go with the large slice.
My deluxe sundae was no more than 2 scoops of ice-cream, no nuts or thick, warm chocolate fudge sauce, just a drizzle of standard chocolate topping at the bottom of the cup, really disappointing for $15! Wouldn't go back if I had the choice.
Jul 18, 2011
Food 7 Ambience 8 Service 8 Value 8
The desserts are definitely worth visiting Freestyle Tout for. I had the White Choc and Raspberry Dumplings with Vanilla Bean icecream and mixed berries. It was amazing. The savoury food I have tried has been really nice too.
Jan 08, 2011
3.3 Below Average
Food 3 Ambience 6 Service 2 Value 2
After living in the neighbourhood for 6 years and seeing this location change hands time and time again, I was excited to try the latest 'Freestyle Tout' and even more so when I heard that it specialised in desserts! Wow... I am thinking... Danish pastry chefs, "home made" style desserts made by a dedicated crew in short desserts that stand out from other restaurants in Brisbane. I thought that them choosing to specialise in desserts meant that they know what they are doing.
Well ow boy was this the let down of the century! When we walked into Freestyle we stood and waited to be seated for a long while. Staff passed us by but no one gave us eye contact or seemed to be willing to seat us. Eventually we were seated and were given the menu. This is going to be fantastic I thought when reading through the menu.
Vanilla Creme Brulee, Chocolate Mousse, Bread and Butter pudding. Now mmm.. does that sound good or what? We waited for ages again looking and observing the staff run around the place in what looked to be a very disorganised manner. I was trying to figure out who was in charge but each of the waiters looked more disorientated then the next.
Finally we were approached and our orders were jotted down by a waiter. The Chocolate Mousse for me and “a little bit of Queensland” for Madam (A white chocolate and macadamia slice… ). After having to wait so long to be seated and for our orders to be taken we were very surprised how fast our desserts came out the kitchen.
Chocolate Mousse is my favorite dessert of all times and I was very keen to jump on it when I saw it on the menu. Unfortunately, this Chocolate Mousse was very disappointing. The flavour was dull with no hint of proper cocoa or chilli. Textures were very gloopy and not exciting.
The “a little bit of Queensland” was the same if not worse. Stodgy texture sickly sweet flavor swimming in a plate full of caramel sauce that tasted like it came out of a bottle, all in all a very disappointing dessert. When leaving the restaurant we had the same problem of poor service with our waiter trying to seat us again!
Now having said all of this Freestyle seems to be a popular place with a decent amount of clientele every time I walk past (another reason that got me excited to try this place out). I must admit that this is quite baffling to me. Why on earth you would go into a restaurant that serves mediocre cafeteria standard desserts for fine dining prices is just beyond me. I would like to see how this poor restaurant would hold up if it was say located in Sydney or Melbourne or better yet overseas.
I challenge anyone to go to ‘The Lab’ ‘Siggis’ or any other of Brisbanes finer restaurants and try their desserts and then come back and tell me that they would be happy to pay top dollar for what is on offer at Freestyle!
Jun 19, 2010
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