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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    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
Not to be Missed

A fine establishment which provides ambience, well presented meals and friendly wait staff who make a priority of ensuring that guests enjoy the dining experience. We had a delightful evening at The Walnut.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Corinne H
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New South Wales, Australia
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New South Wales, Australia
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fine establishment which provides ambience, well presented meals and friendly wait staff who make a priority of ensuring that guests enjoy the dining experience. We had a delightful evening at The Walnut.

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Thank Corinne H
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined here whilst staying at the Royal on The Park, the staff were welcoming, and were helpful in suggesting items from the menu. The food was of High Quality, and the atmosphere was relaxed and classy. We will be returning next time we are in Brisbane, and would highly recommend!

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Thank ThefamilyTravelers1
Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is very reassuring that our Mission "Where Service Comes First" is being delivered to our patrons and all our team was able to make your family's stay at the Royal on the Park Hotel enjoyable. Our Walnut Restaurant's Executive Chef, Frederick Marechal, is delighted that his culinary offerings met with your approval. He hopes you will have... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were looking for a fine dining restaurant on a Friday night but all the top 5 restaurants were fully booked. Somehow we stumbled upon the Walnut restaurant on the net and decided to try out luck, and made our booking through Dimmi. The setting/ambience was classy and old tradition which suited us well. We didn't expect much but the... More 

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

Dear Guest, The Walnut Restaurant has been Brisbane's best kept dining secret until recently. Nestled in the tranquil setting opposite the City Botanic Gardens on the corner of Alice and Albert Streets, our patrons are treated to traditional elegance that is reminiscent of old-world European charm and luxury. We are glad that you enjoyed your recent dining experience and hope... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent old world charm restaurant. Formal wait staff yet friendly and accommodating. We had our wedding anniversary dinner here and were not disappointed. Felt it was a special evening. There is a matching cocktail bar next door which is ideal for a night cap after. Again, ambience is there. Our go to cocktail bar.

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

Dear Guest, We are really pleased to know that the traditional elegance of the Walnut Restaurant was befitting to celebrate your recent wedding anniversary. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, why not treat your wife to a romantic weekend retreat at the Royal on the Park Hotel coupled with a luxurious 3-Course dinner in the Walnut Restaurant that includes... More 

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New Years Day 2016, we stayed just 1 night. Hotel was Quaint and had everything we were looking for. OMG, did I tell you how good the Crepe Suzette was?? Excellent service, food was great and the Crepe Suzette, flamed and served at our Table. Amazing

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1 Thank Kelly T
Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It is very pleasing to hear that your enjoyed the Walnut Restaurant's service and food offerings. Sous Chef Joshua Williams is thrilled to have specially prepared the Crepes Suzette and delighted that you enjoyed it so much. As one of our Signature Dishes, Crepes Suzette Flambéed Tableside with Grand Marnier, Orange, Candied Zest and Double Cream is making... More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So our story starts in December. I stayed at the Royal for business. It was brilliant, great old world atmosphere, fabulous room, terrific greeting at the door ... Christopher... Thank you for putting me at ease and making me feel special. The stay was great, room well appointed and the breakfast ... Enormous !!! For the summer special price including... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of the Walnut Restaurant. We deeply appreciate feedback as it allows us to constantly review our standards and try to improve them. Our famous Royal Seafood Tower is a mainstay of the menu as it offers both hot and cold selections that is perfect to share (unless you are REALLY hungry!). We have... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is a longish tale. I booked this restaurant some time in advance for the Xmas Lunch. With wine provided it was as expected quite an expensive booking. Come the day my wife was very ill with a gastric flu so I went to the Walnut on my own to have a lunch. Ahead of me the table booked (by... More 

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3 Thank rback60
Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Our team at the Walnut Restaurant was really glad to hear that your wife's convalescence was without complication and were honoured to welcome both of you back for Executive Chef Frederick's 5-course Table d'Hote Degustation to make up for missing out on our Christmas Luncheon. We hope you and your wife will return soon to sample our brand... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Entering the restaurant, one was immediately presented with an upscale atmosphere. Smart casual is the minimum dress requirements at The Walnut Restaurant. It was fairly quiet with only two other tables occupied during the course of the meal, which is surprising considering the quality of the food that we had. Everyone at the table, bar one, had the American style... More 

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2 Thank Jason S
Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Sous Chef, Joshua Williams, is thrilled to bits with the fantastic response to his Slow-cooked Beef Spare Ribs! The Walnut Restaurant is launching its new A la Carte menu tomorrow and Joshua has continued his American adventure with a New York-style Baked Raspberry Cheesecake with Mascarpone Sorbet and White Chocolate Shard. Do head to our website and join... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

I can't even begin to describe the experience we had at this Restaurant. The service is impeccable, with a personal waiter who knew the menu inside out. The first bite of the scallops was heaven. The duck is the best meal I've ever had. Please pay this Restaurant a visit when in Brisbane!

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1 Thank Ellen E
Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so pleased you enjoyed our style of traditional service and our interpretation of classic dishes created by Executive Chef, Frederick Marechal, and his kitchen team. Frederick's Signature Dish of sashimi-grade Hokkaido Scallops remains on his new menu due to launch this month and to take advantage of seasonally fresh produce, he has paired it with Avocado... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews about THE WALNUT we called up the day before to book in for Sat 12/12/15 but they were booked out. We persisted on the day and Grant managed to get us in. We had a relaxing drink at the front bar where things were buzzing setting a nice atmosphere. Soon after, we were seated and looked... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your detailed review of your last visit to the Walnut Restaurant. We are really pleased that our stand-out dish of 2015, the Slow-cooked Beef Spare Ribs met with your expectations. We appreciate your understanding that meat does, on occasion, not meet the required tenderness and thank you for the opportunity to rectify the situation. You... 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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