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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Laid back funky venue with great food only exceeded by the service

Lunch was a great opportunity for the entire family to gather and a booking was made at Bar Alto with the option of either inside or outside seating. Service was prompt and efficient however not rushed - just casual but efficient....the waiter knew his stuff and he was very helpfull as we worked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Brisbane
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Lunch was a great opportunity for the entire family to gather and a booking was made at Bar Alto with the option of either inside or outside seating. Service was prompt and efficient however not rushed - just casual but efficient....the waiter knew his stuff and he was very helpfull as we worked through the very italian menu. Our water... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food and service at Bar Alto have been top notch every time I've visited. It's in a great location at the Powerhouse, and the menu has inventive and delicious modern Italian dishes.

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Arundel, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stopped in to have dinner before watching a show. Good atmosphere, food was fantastic and well priced, as was drinks. Service was good but could have been a bit more attentive with drinks. Would definitely go again.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My daughter talked us into reluctantly making the journey from the Gold Coast for the day and sharing lunch at Alto.Wow!--we were blown away, especially by the adventurous Italian themed menu--the excellent service,the view from the balcony and of course the food.Lets just say we paid about $60.00 food and drink per person for 2 courses and drinks and I... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 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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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
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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