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The Walnut Restaurant

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Alice St (cnr Albert St), Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
(07) 3221 3411
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 146
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Elegant place and very good food

I didn't expect that the restaurant was in a hotel but I enjoy the elegant place and the very good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
JLDU76
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Burriana, Spain
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Burriana, Spain
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I didn't expect that the restaurant was in a hotel but I enjoy the elegant place and the very good food.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to The Walnut for dinner when we were staying at the hotel where the restaurant is situated. I ordered the lamb rack which came with a potato in foil and salad. I asked if I could have vegetables instead of salad and all I got was a couple of pieces of broccolini. Although my lamb... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at The Walnut last night. We chose the 6 course degustation menu with matched wines - it was amazingly good. Chef Frederick took the time to come and introduce himself to us at the start of the evening, and as well spoke to us again during the night about the dishes... More 

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sunshine coast aust
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Now this one for me is hard...The Walnut Room is in the Park Royal Hotel , for all of those who don't know Brissy this hotel has been around for years and sadly parts of the hotel show its age. The Bar is small and run down...And it appears to cater for those staying in the hotel, Bus tour people... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

10 of us went for the degustation menu and have little else to say other than wow this is a must do! We had the 8 course degustation with wine matching. I seriously can not describe how amazing the food was as I can not do the food justice! And the wine matching was so good. This was an amazing... More 

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was certainly an honour and privilege to host your esteemed group with Executive Chef Frederick Marechal's Table d'Hote 8-course Degustation with wine pairing. We are really excited with your positive comments about the food as quite a few aspects are expected to be on Frederick's new spring menu launching next month. We hope all of you will... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My wife and I have dined on a few occasions always impressed with the intimacy and personalised service Food is of a high to excellent standard the monthly specials Especially impressive

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The Walnut Restaurant celebrates its 46th year as an icon of Brisbane culinary excellence. Headed by Executive Chef, Frederick Marechal, his team's Modern Australian cuisine draws inspiration from great French Classics. Launching his new menu next month, Frederick has included his Signature Dish of Confit Duck Leg with Traditional Cassoulet in Tagine and homemade Sourdough Toast. Surrounded by... More 

Geelong Bellarine, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Visited this restaurant in July 2015. It was fantastic. The food was wonderful and the staff were superb. What else can I say. Will definitely return on next visit to Brisbane. A perfect evening had by 4 friends. Would we recommend? - YES.

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a pleasure it was to host you and your friends during your recent visit to the Walnut Restaurant! We hope you will be back in Brisbane to feast on Executive Chef Frederick Marechal's new spring menu launching soon. He inadvertently left his recipe book open last week which had this scribbled: Chinese Tea-smoked Duck Breast, Five Spice-cured,... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The atmosphere and especially the service were really excellent and very personal. The menu has changed since this visit, but at the time I had the perfectly done Hokkaido scallop soup and succulent roast spatchcock. I really must go back...

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Our seasonal menus take advantage of the best available produce sourced by Executive Chef, Frederick Marechal. We are happy to announce that Sous Chef, Joshua Williams, will be keeping his Signature Dish of sashimi-grade Hokkaido Scallops on his next menu due to launch in a matter of weeks and his new creation was inspired by his recent trip... More 

Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We are staying at the Royal on the Park Hotel for our get away and have enjoyed the breakfast Special buffet each morning. Beautiful food with plenty to choose from and friendly staff

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Our breakfast chefs, Eliseo Reynoso and Tini Faitala, are so proud of their breakfast offerings yet humbled by your kind praise. Oceans of fresh seasonal fruits and an array of traditional hot items sit alongside cereals, make-your-own-juice station, homemade yoghurts and bircher muesli. We hope you enjoyed the perky aroma of Nespresso coffee perfuming the air as you... More 

Maclean, Australia
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Definitely a great venue for a special occasion. We celebrated an intimate wedding anniversary and were treated to lovely personal service, very friendly and relaxed staff, and a perfectly timed and executed 6 course degustation menu. It was a very quiet sunday evening, but I'm sure the restaurant gets busy on other nights. It was also fantastic value given that... More 

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a thrill it gives our Walnut Restaurant team to read your kind comments! Word seems to be getting out about our Degustations and we are so happy to have been able to enhance your magical celebration. Our Kitchen brigade is getting busy preparing to launch our new Spring menu next month and hope you will join us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Alice St (cnr Albert St), Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: (07) 3221 3411
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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