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Bar Alto

#189 of 2,998 Restaurants in Brisbane
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friends

Caught up with friends on a busy Friday night- a friendly greeting and we were seated immediately. The jerk at the next table had his seat pushed right out and wouldn't move so I was pretty much wedged in. None sat at the table behind ours so we could've been given a bit more space. The starters... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went to bar alto today for lunch but unfortunately the restaurant was booked so we had to settle for the bar menu. In theory this option sounded fine but in practice not so. Food very ordinary. We ordered pizzas which were around $15 - $19 per pizza and only big enough to feed one person per pizza. What a disappointment.... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Caught up with friends on a busy Friday night- a friendly greeting and we were seated immediately. The jerk at the next table had his seat pushed right out and wouldn't move so I was pretty much wedged in. None sat at the table behind ours so we could've been given a bit more space. The starters are supposed to... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
424 helpful votes 424 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Came here for lunch with a party of nine, a few of us had been here before and had a pleasant experience, however this day the negative far outweighed the previous positive. Only 2 of us decided to have an entrée, mussels were great, my Terrina Di Trota was delicious, perfect smoked trout in a terrine. For main I decided... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Planned for dinner before the show, place was pumping, full tables inside and out! Our waitress was fantastic, assured us our meal would be served one hour before the show!! We had 1kg of mussels in the tastiest tomato, garlic and chilli broth, mussels were the best I have ever eaten, HUGE, succulent and tender, not an empty shell on... More 

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

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?