Cuisine: A La Carte, Contemporary
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 38 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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The Walnut Restaurant
Location: Brisbane CBD
Cuisine: A La Carte, Contemporary
Mains: $25 - $35+

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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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Great food! Great service!!

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Marz Mei

Great food, atmosphere and service. 5 star!!

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Joshua Winfield

We had a great night here, great staff and amazing food made for a brilliant night all around.

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The food was amazing and the service was very good. Highly recommend!

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Never disappointed with The Walnut Restaurant always excellent

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It was a really lovely experience. The service was exceptional and food was cooked to perfection, would go back anytime.

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Excellent. old world feel, classic meets modern. Loved it.
We recommend first table to others and use it again. Very impressed.

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Heather Johnstone

I highly recommend The walnut, We recently had our anniversary dinner at the restaurant on a Sunday night.
We were a little anxious actually because we have had a few expensive hit and misses of late, However we were very happy with the walnut!
We had three courses or stunning well presented dishes including the shared seafood plate
As mains the chicken and duck with a side of delicious greens.
Although we were satisfied we went ahead with dessert pared with coffees recommended by our lovely waitress ( Elianna)?
The whole experience was just beautiful.
We will definitely be back.

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Very nice experience! Food and atmosphere was very nice. staff were very friendly and gave good advice on menu. Great work.

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Roger Taylor

Excellent dining experience, I’ll definitely be back again soon!

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Overall experience was great, will come again

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'The Walnut' dining experience was thoroughly enjoyable . The oysters kilpatrick were my favourite. Finished with a glass of prosecco what more could a girl want! My friends really rated the waygu beef. Cooked to perfection.

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Made to feel welcome as soon as we walked in, excellent staff and food, and wished us a Happy Anniversary.

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Karen Phillips

Food was delicious and service was excellent. Staff were very friendly. Food was beautifully presented. I would definitely recommend it to others and I would definitely return.

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Jordan Koumis

My partner and I went to The Walnut to celebrate her birthday. The food was fantastic, especially the oysters. The best I’ve had. Would certainly recommend for a quaint dinning experience. We will be back.

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Sara Hickman

Great food, wine, and service!

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Darren Cook

Food was nice and the service was excellent.

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Very nice food and great service. Enjoyed the deserts very nicely presented and the barramundi main dish was delicious.

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Excellent food and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere. Although it is actually a very large room, it is cleverly divided so it doesn't feel like a cavernous dining hall. Our poor waitress was having a "clumsy night" and kept dropping cutlery but she was most apologetic and it didn't spoil our evening at all.

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Tara Troy

Food was good and staff were very friendly. Only thing was, everyone who came into the restaurant after us received their food we’ll before we did.

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Service and food excellent. Thank you for an enjoyable evening, we will definitely be returning.

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My husband and I are very novice at first table but decided to try it out for our wedding anniversary and we are so glad we did :) The service was fantastic and we felt like we were given the best table in the house. We started with the duck croquets which were delicious but the highlight was the porterhouse steak with a blue cheese soufflé covered in an amazing red wine jus!! So delicious!! Meal sizes were remarkably generous :) All in all thankyou first table for having this restaurant listed

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Great food and great staff
Enjoyed the night

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Gemma Healey

Amazing experience, great location with views to the Park, food was substantial and very good quality, wait staff were amazing - all in all we will definitely be back!

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My Husband and I rarely get the chance to go out without the children and this was by far the best date night location we have had in a long time! The food was perfect and didn’t take long and the service was very pleasant! The atmosphere was private and romantic!

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Alison Ferry

This really is the best dining establishment. I’ve been twice now and I love it. This time I took my four year old daughter with us. They took time to make her welcome and the options for kids are great, simple meals children will usually eat and food portion sizes. The staff are brilliant.

If you want a special dining experience where everyone is welcome and the food is fantastic. This is really the place. I’m just sad I can’t eat here every day. Might have to move to bris Vegas!

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A nice dining atmosphere for old-world style of detailed walls, leather furniture and chandeliers. The waiting staff were very friendly and attentive despite many diners during the night. Don't go pass my favourite dessert, the Bombe Alaska!! We had an enjoyable evening.

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The food was exceptional, with friendly attentive service. The gnocchi was my favourite- so delicious and the creme brûlée was the best I’ve had in a long time. The contreau and orange zest is a nice twist :) We will be back!

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Justine Samaras

As always, beautiful dining room, fantastic food, great service - faultless.

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Deborah Burden

Salt and pepper squid was the best we’ve had. Steak was more medium rare than rare but overall great food and wonderful service.

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