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The Walnut Restaurant, Royal on the Park

Alice St (cnr Albert St), Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
(07) 3221 3411
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Ranked #21 of 2,996 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Minneapolis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a wonderfully enjoyable meal at The Walnut Restaurant, The four of us had lamb or duck - both house specialities. Without a doubt, the service was wonderful and attentive. We had great help selecting wines to go with our mains. If we wanted to try a sample of wine, we were poured a bit so we could decide.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The food here wasn't innovative cuisine but who cares - it was absolutely delicious! Lamb shanks falling off the bone, steak done to perfection, both served with scrumptious sides, sauces and vegetables. Desserts that had us in heaven. The chef here knows what he's doing and he does it well. The wait staff were excellent, and the chef came by... More

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, Royal on the Park, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are really happy that you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us! Our Head Chef, Frederick Marechal, and his Sous Chef, Joshua Williams, have a delightful habit of popping their heads out to interact with our patrons and to garner feedback about the meals. Both of them are in the midst of fine-tuning their new menu due... More

Yandina, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We have had a few family evening at the Walnut room. The service is polite and attentive. and the food is good and well priced. The venue is charming and old world and the private rooms perfect for the larger groups. The Crepe Suzette is a real treat!

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, Royal on the Park, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Our team at the Walnut Restaurant and Lounge Bar is delighted to know that our Mission, "Where Service Comes First", has found resonance with our patrons. Your positive comments are a wonderful affirmation of our goal of continuous improvement to provide you with a better dining experience. We hope you will join us soon for the launch of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Splendid meals for a lovely family reunion. Our waiter, Allen, was absolutely wonderful. Meals were well priced and a reasonable size.

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, Royal on the Park, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words. Allen is one of our long-serving staff and is so happy he was able to make your family reunion even more special. Our Head Chef, Frederick Marechal, is close to finalising his new A la Carte Menu due to launch next month. Parts of his new menu are currently available as Daily... More

Sunshine Coast, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited the Walnut Room recently whilst overnighting in Brisbane CBD for our Wedding Anniversary - we had a wonderful time and the food and service were superb - we will be returning - make sure you order the Crepe Suzette - very special indeed!!

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, Royal on the Park, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled that our Crepes Suzette flambéed tableside met with your approval! Our new Spring A la Carte Menu is only weeks away from launch and this oft-requested classic dessert looks certain to entertain and delight our patrons for another season. Do head to our new website and sign up for your complimentary Royal Rewards Card before... More

Auckland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Listed as a fine dining restaurant, the restaurant itself is very nice, and when we poked our head in early in the day was shown around by very nice staff member. Not sure about the fine dining though, and have done a few. Meals were pleasant, but certainly not the wow factor, and service was very good. Lamb wellington was... More

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, Royal on the Park, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent dining experience. Firstly, we would like to apologise profusely for the oversight in the price. This was immediately rectified with the correct price on the same night. The Mini Wellington of Milly Hill Lamb is normally served medium rare and the dish you received was not of... More

East Moonta
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten in many hotel restaurants, but nothing comes close to this. I have never wanted to lick the plate as much as I did tonight. If not for my wife, I may well have done just that. Exceptional food and service in a beautiful period restaurant that is classic in every sense of the word.... More

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, Royal on the Park, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The only things nutty about us are our Walnut and Olive Loaf, Two Sorbets and An Ice Cream with Hazelnut Tuille and the award-winning Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse with Dehydrated Hazelnut Sauce! Frederick Marechal, our Head Chef, is concocting his next inspirational menu due to launch in Spring. The only sure way to keep updated is by joining our... More

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My husband and I recently enjoyed an evening away and enjoyed the most beautiful dinner in the restaurant. I would highly recommend this restaurant to both locals and those from out of town as a lovely dining experience. The food was beautiful and the service excellent.

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, Royal on the Park, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Your kind words have given us smiles and it is wonderful that you found our service and food offerings thoroughly enjoyable. The Walnut Restaurant is celebrating A Month of Duck in July, with Head Chef Frederick Marechal's Crispy Skin Duck Breast with Melting Fig Sauce, Potato Fondant and Baby Purple Carrot coupled with a glass of Cloudy Bay... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Amazing experience at the walnut restaurant. My partner and I stayed in house in the honeymoon suite over the weekend and experienced some of the best service from the team. During a luxurious afternoon in the exquisite executive suites enjoying the grand views across the park, we ordered an amazing cheese platter to our room. After copious quantities of cheese... More

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, Royal on the Park, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was truly an honour to have been able to create a wonderful memory for you and your partner during your recent stay at the Royal on the Park Hotel. We are glad that our never-to-be-obscured views to the City Botanic Gardens and Brisbane River have left their indelible mark from our oft sought after Executive Spa Suites.... More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

staying in the hotel so popped down the the Walnut Restaurant for breakfast and dinner over a few days. The service was always good and quick but the dinner menu was rather uninspiring and a bit traditional but VERY tasty. I expect they would do special events well as they do have a high attention to detail. Every time we... More

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Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, Royal on the Park, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are glad that our Vision, "Where Service Comes First", is evident from our staff across all departments where we aim to make all our guests feel at home and welcomed. Our two Private Dining Rooms are often requested for special occasions. Seating up to 20 guests, it has seen many birthday celebrations, elopements, family gatherings, business lunches,... More

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