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Lvl1/ 119 Lamington St, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
(07) 3358 1063
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, impeccable service

I honestly cant fault my recent experience at Bar Alto. The location at the Powerhouse is fantastic, with stunning views of the Brisbane river and the benefit of the cool breeze from the outdoor seating on a warm Brissy evening, a little loud, but that was due to the crowd attending the Comedy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Fleur B
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I honestly cant fault my recent experience at Bar Alto. The location at the Powerhouse is fantastic, with stunning views of the Brisbane river and the benefit of the cool breeze from the outdoor seating on a warm Brissy evening, a little loud, but that was due to the crowd attending the Comedy Festival. The Service - The wait staff... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I have to say I love the Powerhouse and to have such a great bar and restaurant there is just another plus point. The service is great, food is fantastic and absolutely beautify presented. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed. Great place to go

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had a lovely lunch at this restaurant. Stunning setting by the river with a nice vibe. The t-bone for 2 was one of the better steaks I have ever had. I wouldn't recommend the pig ears and trotters for starter. I didn't think it was going to be nice but I had to try it since I have never... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I recently held my 40th birthday party at Bar Alto. Rachel and Ben were the organisers of the event and originally it was to be an outdoor affair. On the day the rains came, however this did not affect my booking. Ben quickly organised an indoor area that was away from the bar area. The Guys that looked after us... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It was a few months ago that i visited Alto. I remember arriving a few minutes before opening time and being asked to wait a few minutes. Which was fine. I few minutes was longer then we expected and i remember thinking "this better be worth it". When we finally sat down our waitress (i forgot her name, she had... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our family visited for a joint birthday dinner for 19yo daughter and 28yo son. Industrial chic in the converted Powerhouse on the river...great atmosphere. The menu was interesting enough to provide everyone with something different our foodie family could each try. The prices were OK for Brisbane...the plate sizes might be a little on the light side for some... but... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Recently visited this restaurant and was very impressed not only with the food but also with the service. The waiters were so attentive and courteous. The food was tasty and beautifully presented, there was a large group of us so we had a selection of food to share...t-bone steak, roast chicken, Ragu, lamb, big chunky chips, creamy mashed potato, veggies,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went to this restaurant as part of a large group. The staff were attentive , cheerful and efficient. The font size on the menus was a pleasant surprise as it was legible without glasses. We had Tassie Mussels and a slow cooked Goat shoulder. The servings were a reasonable size , probably not a place for the famished. The flavours... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Went with a group of people. Food was amazing - not huge servings but not really expensive either. Great night.

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This Bar is aligned to the Brisbane River at Newstead in Newstead Park . This old brick building building has had a previous life and now houses a bar, restaurant, film and play area. Open plan with inside and veranda eating, the food is quite decadent. Only difficulty is that the mood lighting makes it difficult for those who need... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lvl1/ 119 Lamington St, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: (07) 3358 1063

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?