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Bar Alto

#158 of 2,885 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, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 6
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  • 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
Cannot surpass the service

As a restaurant that is part of the Powerhouse, Bar Alto has a captive audience in a way but this has by no means made them take their patrons for granted. We went for dinner prior to a show and were very impressed. The service was excellent and the food was lovely. It was also very much value for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As first time visitors to Brisbane, we were drawn to the Powerhouse by its artistic reputation. We had no idea that this venue is also the setting for a truly wonderful riverside restaurant. The mussels were served in a wonderful broth that I could not get enough of. The Venitian style crespelle and a ravioli special were great and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There was a group of use and we enjoyed an outdoors lunch for the Bar Menu which was just right for the informal nature of our event. The wine list at Bar Alto is always great.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We enjoyed our pre-show meal & wine immensely. Friendly & professional staff - both Ben & Taylor served our table in a timely manner for the Mary Wilson (Former Supreme) show at the Powerhouse, Brisbane. Will certainly return.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

As a restaurant that is part of the Powerhouse, Bar Alto has a captive audience in a way but this has by no means made them take their patrons for granted. We went for dinner prior to a show and were very impressed. The service was excellent and the food was lovely. It was also very much value for money.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

For $60 a head I expect a pretty special meal and what we enjoyed was decent but left me "whelmed" to quote a '90s cult classic. The menu is well varied and the portions are fair. We enjoyed 2 Pork Chop Specials - which were delicious in a good pub meal kind of way; a Tassie lamb loin - small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We booked a 6pm table and were seated immediately outside on the far right corner so even though the place was busy this felt like a romantic spot. The views over the river and into the park are lovely and the don't climb on the sculpture signs made us smile. The food was outstanding. We had the fried pigs ears... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Have dined here several times and all have met 100% satisfaction. ....alto mussels are a must, wine list suberb and location fantastic, staff are top notch

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Brisbane, Australia
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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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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
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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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Additional Information about Bar Alto

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