Cuisine: A La Carte, Contemporary
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 37 restaurants in Brisbane

The Walnut Restaurant & Bar is one of Brisbane’s longest-running establishments, upholding a reputation of exceptional food and elegant surroundings.

Enjoy a little bit of luxury as you dine in their stunning restaurant, furnished with crystal chandeliers, wood-panelled walls and glass-topped tables. Start off with one of their delightful entrées, including twice-baked Stilton soufflé, slow-cooked Wagyu beef cheek and three-way oysters. For your main, why not try their Fraser Island spanner crab spaghettini, or dive into a forest mushroom ravioli? Save room for the desserts though, as you won’t want to miss the Bombé Alaska, or their Crème brulee with candied orange and cointreau.

Guaranteed to please the most discerning palate, The Walnut offers a lunch and dinner menu of both traditional and contemporary dishes, showcasing the best of local and international seasonal produce. Overlooking the city Botanic Gardens, located within the Royal on the Park Hotel, the restaurant is steeped in history and a must-visit for anyone in Brisbane.

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The Walnut Restaurant
152 Alice Street
Brisbane 4000

Open Hours:
Everyday 6am

Dinner 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Phone: 07 3112 1650
Website: www.thewalnutrestaurant.com.au

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Ranked: #1 of 37 restaurants in Brisbane 1
The Walnut Restaurant
Location: Brisbane CBD
Cuisine: A La Carte, Contemporary
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Matthew Kolesaric

Food was amazing- we ordered the cauliflower risotto, seasonal greens, roasted kipfler potatoes and sourdough to share. The one slight, would be that the risotto could do with some more tempeh. Wait staff were friendly, attentive and provided exemplary service.
Would recommend. Would revisit, especially if the menu is refreshed frequently as it would quickly become boring for vegetarians

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Allan Ratcliffe

Had a lovely meal. All three courses were excellent. The surroundings were very tasteful and the staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Will be going again.

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Loved the Walnut rooms old school ambience of a time gone by with beautiful chandeliers.We had the eye fillet steak and chicken dish for mains which were wonderful but the highlight was the truffle gnocchi and battered oysters for entree. Amazing.

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Deb Mercer

My sister and I had the most wonderful dinner here. The restaurant is beautiful with amazing food and great service. Could not fault a thing! Will definitely be back next time we are in Brisbane. Thanks for making our night!

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Gary Sammons

A wonderful venue, great atmosphere, combined with delicious meal made for a great night. Will go again.

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Excellent food and service in a great location.

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Alan Stewart

We had some family visiting from overseas, and were keen to take them out for a nice meal. We found the Walnut Restaurant on first table and thought we’d give it a go. Service was great, and food was excellent. Would definitely recommend. And we will be back!

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Pearl Gariano

My partner and I shared food so we got to try a few dishes. The seafood was fantastic! The fish of the day was cooked to perfection and the oysters were fresh and delicious. I'm not usually a fan of oysters but I would get them from The Walnut Restaurant again.

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Visited this restaurant for the first time and were happily surprised. The food and service were excellent! We ordered the steak and the duck, both were cooked to perfection. The portions were also very good except for the charcuterie plate where olives and more bread or crackers could be added. The mini baked Alaska was enough for two people to share and was delicious! The chairs were nice and comfortable; however, with the armrests you could not get close to the table. All in all, we had a very enjoyable evening!

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Marryam Chehelnabi

We really enjoyed our dinner and experience. Lovely food, staff, atmosphere was relaxed, warm and quiet, which we love! Would definitely be back!

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Wow!!! The Walnut Certainly there to impress! Our waiter provided an awesome service and food was to die for. Well done team!

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The five of us were looking for a place to have dinner and catch up over good food and took a punt on The Walnut not knowing quite to expect. The restaurant is located inn the Royal on the Park Hotel, so there's no view to soak of,
but the restaurant is cute and cosy, with a bit out a luxe retro vibe, complete with comfy leather armchairs.

The restaurant staff were very friendly and welcoming and our waiter, Brock, was super helpful, even offering us the opportunity to taste different wines before we ordered.

The food was amazing - we went all out and ordered both the seafood and charcuterie share platters to start. The oysters were amazing, as we the calamari and scallops, and the truffle salami and serrano ham were delicious.

Three of us ordered the swimmer crab spaghettini with chorizo (massive serves by the way) which was an absolute winner, as was the jerk spiced chicken and the confit duck with dauphinoise potato and cabbage, even making a convert of a dedicated cabbage hater in our group.

We then tucked into the desserts - Bombe Alaskas, Strawberry Sorbet with clotted cream and meringue and cheese boards which were equally delicious and incredibly filling.

Overall, we had a fabulous night and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was excellent,
the service was impeccable, the wines on offer very reasonably priced - we'll definitely be back again. Thank you!

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Kristin Prior

We had a wonderful night, the food was beautiful. We decided to use their entree menu & create our own degustation.
Duck croquets were delightful & the chicken parfait was phenomenal. The staff & the chef were very accommodating to our requests.
Highly recommend.

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Lunch was absolutely lovely. Beautiful food and the service as always at the walnut was fantastic. All the staff there are so attentive and lovely. And the setting is perfect And the food again as always amazing Will be back soon

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Alison Ferry

I’ve always wanted to try this restaurant. Finally I have!

We had fresh oysters, pan fried gnocchi, porterhouse steak, crab spaghetti and creme brûlée.

Portion sizes were good. The standouts were the oysters and the soufflé which accompanied the steak. The wine list was very good, my partner and I both chose white wine.

The customer service was faultless. The staff were fun yet attentive and polite.

I really loved the dining experience. I’m sorry I waited so long. It’s definitely one to have on your list of favourite places.

I’d add a photo but my photos wouldn’t do it justice.

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Christina Spencer

Best dining experience I’ve had in awhile. The service was friendly and attentive which was great. My husband and I both ordered a steak and we were very happy with the way they were cooked. Everything was delicious and we’ll definitely be back!

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Jennie Morton

Very special dining experience! Lovely dining room with a cosy and relaxed ambience. Our top quality 3-course meal was beautifully presented and served by a very attentive, respectful and informative waitress, Eliana. The Potato gnocchi with mushroom ragout was so delicious I almost licked the bowl and the Coffin Bay oysters were enormous and very satisfying, perfectly presented Kilpatrick style. For mains, the generous serves of Braised Lamb Shoulder and Chicken Saltimbocca were pleasing to the eye, full of flavour and tender. Desserts of Creme Brûlée and Sticky Date pudding were a delectable end to our amazing meal. The extremely talented chef gives great attention to detail and delivers aesthetically pleasing and flavoursome food. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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Imran Karim

A fine dining experience great for a special occasion or a romantic date, and the food is what you expect from a #2 ranked on first table. We had the barramundi, and the 300gm porterhouse, both were cooked very well and tasted great. Was concerned about bringing my toddler here as we didn't want to ruin the quiet dining ambience for others, but the staff were very accommodating supplying crayons and colouring and the kids meal was almost as good as our mains so that kept him distracted! The waitress was friendly, attentive, and great with my toddler - a nice experience overall, would recommend it to friends.

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Margaret Sapolu

Fantastic service, friendly and accommodating. The food was magnificent with a good variety of choices. My favourite entree was the slow cooked wagyu beef cheeks and for the mains, market fish - barramundi. My compliments to the chef.
Thank you for your hospitality and for the exquisite dining experience.

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So good! Really delicious food and a lovely setting. The staff were great and I'm so glad they're on first table! We had a fantastic night.

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Kym Hollett

The staff were lovely, attentive without being in your face. Kudos to those present last night an asset to the company. I had the Scotch fillet which I enjoyed. Followed by creme brûlée which didn't disappoint. Would definitely recommend the only downside the cost of parking .

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Jeremy So

The Walnut restaurant was a delight from beginning to end. The restaurant has a nice decor, my wife and I were seated at the table nearest the window with a great view of the botanical gardens across the street.
The menu was delightful and the food very good. I personally wouldn't get the oysters again as they weren't the freshest - however the mains were delicious. I ordered the wagu beef steak and my wife ordered the mushroom ravioli. The house chips are a must try - golden brown and crispy.

The wait staff were professional and attentive, everything you would want in a nice restaurant.
Would definitely come back again, it was a really nice evening for a date.

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Juliet Read

Had a wonderful dinner and evening at Walnut Restaurant. Our experience with staff was welcoming and warm, we were treated like family. The restaurant was very understanding that my partner was going to be late joining me and accommodated our booking so I could relax with some wine until he arrived. Our meal was big enough and we ate it all too fast, good choice of flavours and cooking technique from the chefs. Aside from the awesome food and service, I really enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant (jazz music inspired me to return to piano playing and I envied the beautiful chandeliers) and I would love to return again especially for Valentines Day dinner (where I hear there is a dessert special called Royal Trio (shared) - decadent Lindt dark chocolate tart, a layered milk and white chocolate panna cotta with chocolate mousse and a delightful raspberry sorbet - they know the path to a woman's heart (chocolate).

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First class experience. The ambience, service and food were without fault. Highly recommend.

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Zhi Forester

Great food at a reasonable price. We certainly enjoyed our dining experience. Highly recommended!

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Matthew Kolesaric

Food was amazing- we ordered the cauliflower risotto, seasonal greens, roasted kipfler potatoes and sourdough to share. The one slight, would be that the risotto could do with some more tempeh. Wait staff were friendly, attentive and provided exemplary service.
Would recommend. Would revisit, especially if the menu is refreshed frequently as it would quickly become boring for vegetarians

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Excellent service. Food was good.

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Had family over from NZ and wanted to take them somewhere nice. The food was outstanding along with the customer service. Food very tasty, I had the fish which came with mashed potatoe and green veg. Cannot fault the food at all, delicious! Highly recommend!

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Cristian Arredondo Matta

Very good quality food and excellent service

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Very small portions, but the food was absolutely delicious.

Service was amazing - food took a while to arrive but it was very busy and the wait staff did let us know there was a wait time.

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We had a great night. Our wine waiter was very eager to please and assist us in our drinks choices. Service was prompt and polite and they made a real effort to assist with GF dessert choices (thank you for that guys). The food was good, everyone was pleased with their choices. All in all we had a great experience and as a result still spend much more than we intended.

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sylvia lennie

Appetizers and entrees were delicious (gnocchi and beef cheek croquettes).
Mains were tasty but not as outstanding as first courses. Desserts, however, were delightful.
Service was friendly and efficient.

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Excellent service. Everyone enjoyed their food and great value with 1 st table

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Thanks to the delicious food and excellent service our 2019 father’s day dinner celebration is one we will long remember. Highly recommend this restaurant

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The staff are friendly and engaging. They knew what to say and do to make our time enjoyable. The food was also really good. Would love to come back.

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Allan Ratcliffe

Had a lovely meal. All three courses were excellent. The surroundings were very tasteful and the staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Will be going again.

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Martine Scanlan

Always a pleasure to dine here. Food and service excellent!

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Loved the Walnut rooms old school ambience of a time gone by with beautiful chandeliers.We had the eye fillet steak and chicken dish for mains which were wonderful but the highlight was the truffle gnocchi and battered oysters for entree. Amazing.

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Sensational food and service

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Great good and great service. I’d go back there again.

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Deb Mercer

My sister and I had the most wonderful dinner here. The restaurant is beautiful with amazing food and great service. Could not fault a thing! Will definitely be back next time we are in Brisbane. Thanks for making our night!

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Had a lovely meal for four at the Walnut Room, Park Royal. Nice clean warm salmon salad, eye fillet mains and enjoyed the new dessert menu which included a lemon meringue. Relaxed dining for a sound meal.

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We had a lovely early evening meal at the Walnut Restaurant on Saturday. It offered a very relaxed environment and the food was of a very high standard. Our fillet steak was cooked to perfection and very tender. In fact, my only complaint was that there were only three scallops in my entree serve and if I had been charged the full price of $23.50 for this entree, I think I may have felt a little cheated somehow! All in all a good dining experience for $100!

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Gary Sammons

A wonderful venue, great atmosphere, combined with delicious meal made for a great night. Will go again.

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Excellent food and service in a great location.

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Alan Stewart

We had some family visiting from overseas, and were keen to take them out for a nice meal. We found the Walnut Restaurant on first table and thought we’d give it a go. Service was great, and food was excellent. Would definitely recommend. And we will be back!

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Fiona Hartnett

Food was excellent and plentiful. The staff were all lovely and very helpful. Great value and great menu, we will be back!

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Great food, great service!

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Great night with great food. Was our first First Table dining experience, will definitely be trying more!

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Pearl Gariano

My partner and I shared food so we got to try a few dishes. The seafood was fantastic! The fish of the day was cooked to perfection and the oysters were fresh and delicious. I'm not usually a fan of oysters but I would get them from The Walnut Restaurant again.

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Great food and service

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Suncoast Rockliff

A lovely dining experience. Warm, comfortable surroundings and excellent service. The food was very good. First Table enabled us to give our girls their first fine dining experience.

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Keiko Fischer

We enjoyed an experience at The Walnut Restaurant very much. Food was excellent and had great services by friendly staff. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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Lovely food, we were a little surprised to find the restaurant in a hotel but food and service was very good.

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Gwen Cater

The service was great, and the restaurant had a great formal dining atmosphere. We had duck croquettes to start which were excellent. For the mains we had fish of the day, excellent, and spaghettini which was slightly disappointing. We finished with the baked Alaska which was delicious. Overall a great meal while on holiday.

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Lovely experience food was good service was great

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Lovely atmosphere and we could hear each other speak not like a lot of new restaurants that are very noisy and don't have good acoustics. We will be back.

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Visited this restaurant for the first time and were happily surprised. The food and service were excellent! We ordered the steak and the duck, both were cooked to perfection. The portions were also very good except for the charcuterie plate where olives and more bread or crackers could be added. The mini baked Alaska was enough for two people to share and was delicious! The chairs were nice and comfortable; however, with the armrests you could not get close to the table. All in all, we had a very enjoyable evening!

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Marryam Chehelnabi

We really enjoyed our dinner and experience. Lovely food, staff, atmosphere was relaxed, warm and quiet, which we love! Would definitely be back!

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Great night out

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We celebrated my wife's 60th and had a wonderful dinning experience, think we'll make this our favourite restaurant.

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Karen Phillips

We had a very enjoyable dinner here. The food and service were excellent. The food tasted delicious and was presented beautifully. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and look forward for our next visit.

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Robyn McLean

Had a wonderful lunch. Food was great, lots of gluten free options, great service. Would definitely recommend.

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Cory-Joy Kao

Great family restaurant with good old fashion service. Our family loves it and have been back multiple times.

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Ben Rugers

Everyone loved the food and the service. Will be back. Thanks for the great evening

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Wow!!! The Walnut Certainly there to impress! Our waiter provided an awesome service and food was to die for. Well done team!

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The five of us were looking for a place to have dinner and catch up over good food and took a punt on The Walnut not knowing quite to expect. The restaurant is located inn the Royal on the Park Hotel, so there's no view to soak of,
but the restaurant is cute and cosy, with a bit out a luxe retro vibe, complete with comfy leather armchairs.

The restaurant staff were very friendly and welcoming and our waiter, Brock, was super helpful, even offering us the opportunity to taste different wines before we ordered.

The food was amazing - we went all out and ordered both the seafood and charcuterie share platters to start. The oysters were amazing, as we the calamari and scallops, and the truffle salami and serrano ham were delicious.

Three of us ordered the swimmer crab spaghettini with chorizo (massive serves by the way) which was an absolute winner, as was the jerk spiced chicken and the confit duck with dauphinoise potato and cabbage, even making a convert of a dedicated cabbage hater in our group.

We then tucked into the desserts - Bombe Alaskas, Strawberry Sorbet with clotted cream and meringue and cheese boards which were equally delicious and incredibly filling.

Overall, we had a fabulous night and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was excellent,
the service was impeccable, the wines on offer very reasonably priced - we'll definitely be back again. Thank you!

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Fabulous as always we can not fault the walnut. And the staff are just lovely The bar area is so cosy & welcoming

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Great food and fantastic service, looking forward to coming back soon

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Dinner at The Walnut restaurant was an elegant eating experience. We had a drink in the lounge before being seated & I can recommend the espresso martini. Our meals were beautifully presented. I enjoyed the scallops & oysters for entree & had entree size beef cheeks & gnocchi for main & loved each dish. My hubby had the jerk chicken which was perfectly presented but it was rather bland & dry. We finished with creme brûlée for dessert & was surprised by a “happy anniversary” written in chocolate on the plate. Our young Brazilian waitress was an absolute joy & pleasure to talk to. When finalizing the bill they took off dessert to compensate for the Jerk chicken which we were not expecting but shows how professional the establishment is.
If you want to feel special & be spoilt I do recommend The Walnut restaurant

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Ash Thomas

We had a great lunch at the restaurant. The staff was friendly and food was amazing.

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I have been going to the Walnut for over 20 years now and the food has always been fabulous with very few misses. Through this time I have recommended this low key gem to friends and they too have been fans.

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Kristin Prior

We had a wonderful night, the food was beautiful. We decided to use their entree menu & create our own degustation.
Duck croquets were delightful & the chicken parfait was phenomenal. The staff & the chef were very accommodating to our requests.
Highly recommend.

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