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The Walnut Restaurant, Royal on the Park

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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

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Stunning European Service and food

Excellent restaurant in pleasant and comfortable surroundings with stylish service and great food prepared by the Belgian chef. Had the 3 tier seafood platter for 2 with an excellent selection of hot/cold seafoods including calamari, moreton bay bugs, fresh fish, prawns, fresh oysters, NZ mussels... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
eurocruise
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Perth, Australia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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  • Late Night
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184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent restaurant in pleasant and comfortable surroundings with stylish service and great food prepared by the Belgian chef. Had the 3 tier seafood platter for 2 with an excellent selection of hot/cold seafoods including calamari, moreton bay bugs, fresh fish, prawns, fresh oysters, NZ mussels. Would be my restaurant of choice when next visit Brisbane. PS.The hotel is located within... More 

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

Dear Guest, Frederick Marechal, our Belgian Executive Chef, is humbled by your kind words. Those kind words reaffirm his belief in providing only the freshest and best quality produce for our guests. He is currently preparing to launch his new A la Carte menu for the Autumn-Winter season and hope that you can return soon to sample many of his... More 

Brisbane
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to the Walnut Restaurant last night for a special occasion. We loved the degustation menu which was consistently good across all 6 courses - scallops 8/10, duck 9/10, salmon 7.5/10, wagyu beef 9.5/10, peaches 3 ways 7.5/10, deconstructed blackforest 8.5/10. The wine matches were good too. The service from the maitre'd was outstanding, and a... More 

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

Dear Guest, What a pleasure it was to be part of your special surprise! Bathed in old world European luxury, the Walnut Restaurant is popular with many couples celebrating their anniversary or an intimate romantic dinner. Joshua Williams, our Sous Chef, is thrilled that his 6-course Degustation met with your approval. We hope you will not leave it too long... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

At a first glance this restaurant looks like something out of the 1970s. The décor is very 'classical' from the carpet to the chairs and tables all the way to the patterns on the ceiling and the attached chandeliers. The menu is rather expensive. Expect to pay over $50 for a main and a soft drink. However the options are... 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 pen your thoughts! We are glad you enjoyed our food and beverage for both dinner and breakfast. We aim to provide the best available produce in a comfortable and luxurious milieu. We try to cater for different tastes and budgets in a price sensitive market, always offering value for money to... More 

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The buffet breakfast here is quite good but the dinner service was terribly slow and the food portions were small, overpriced and unremarkable. I was planning to have dessert but I was waiting so long for a waitress to take my order that I ended up just getting up and leaving.

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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 bring to our attention the lack of service you received earlier this week. We would like to firstly apologise for the length of time taken to attend to your needs. This is certainly not our usual high level of service we would like our guests to experience. Our staff on the... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Located at the Royal on the Park Hotel in Alice St Brisbane CBD, this fine dining restaurant oozes old world charm. Wood paneling, white tablecloths, linen serviettes, attentive staff, intimate and elegant. We chose items from the a la carte menu, however we could have elected to choose from the 6 or 8 course degustation menu, with or without matched... More 

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

Dear Guest, We have passed on your compliments to Allen, who is humbled to have successfully taken you and your partner on a journey of culinary delight. Do try our Table d'Hote Degustations, one of Brisbane's best kept secrets, where you can be transported to exotic lands by our award-winning chefs (12 courses, if you dare?) and matched with nectar... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had dined before at The Walnut Restaurant so had high expectations. Our expectations were well and truly met. Service was fantastic. The food was a delightful feast - as we’d anticipated. The buffet lunch presented many choices making it difficult to decide what not to try. All was just so tempting. We appreciated the musical and other entertainment during... More 

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

Dear Guest, It was wonderful to welcome you and your family back to the Walnut Restaurant for our Christmas Luncheon! Most of our guests on the day have been returning for many years. Because of this, spaces are very limited and will usually be fully booked months beforehand. We hope you will join again before then. Executive Chef, Frederick Marechal,... More 

Didcot, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What a stylish restaurant with a lovely menu and great food.Very good attentive service and cheerful. We had the first night of the new menu so french chef came out and asked for our comments which was a nice touch- perhaps all restaurants should do this on a regular basis!

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

Dear Guest, It is with great pleasure to read your kind words. Executive Chef, Frederick Marechal, loves to interact with our guests whenever he gets the chance, to garner comments and suggestions in order to get a better understanding of their needs. The Walnut Restaurant appreciates his passion in delivering the very best food and he would love to welcome... More 

Rockhampton, Australia, South Pacific
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Food was excellent. The desert special especially was amazing. Service was very attentive. My wine selection was not available but a similar product was made available. Decor was excellent. The experience comes at a price though.

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

Dear Guest, Our rising star, Apprentice Chef Matthew Clark, is so pleased to have surpassed your expectations. Under the guidance of Executive Chef, Frederick Marechal, Matthew has been encouraged to showcase his talents with two of his finest desserts starting on April 1 for one month only. One of his delectable desserts will be a Layered Chocolate and Vanilla Ice... More 

Mossman, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went to Brisbane for the cricket World Cup It rained and rained and messed things up. Lucky for us we met Rudy(Maître d) and Josh(Sous chef) And they filled us up, oh my gosh! The degustation, taste sensation, you couldn't top. Thanks guys you have made our weekend.

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

Dear Guest, We are so happy to have been a highlight of your rained-out cricket weekend. Our Sous Chef, Joshua Williams, is thrilled to have delighted your tastebuds with his Table d'Hote Degustation. Before your next trip up to Brisbane, do sign up for our complimentary Royal Rewards Card to enjoy fantastic discounts and offers available only to our members.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Walnut Room in the Royal on the Park Hotel, Brisbane offers an outstanding dining experience. Full of old world charm, beautiful setting and one of the best meals I've had in a restaurant. They are very service oriented and treat you like royalty! Definitely a must do when in Brisbane! If you stay at the hotel and join their... More 

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

Dear Guest, IOur team at the Walnut Restaurant are always trying to improve and your kind words serve as an inspiration and motivation to be better. Our Executive Chef, Frederick Marechal, is launching his new menu in a couple of weeks. A nurturer and mentor, he encourages his team to experiment and use his knowledge and experience in Michelin-star restaurants... 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
  • 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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