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“Good atmosphere but that's about it.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Watt Restaurant + Bar

Watt Restaurant + Bar
119 Lamington St, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
+61 7 3358 5464
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Ranked #1,870 of 3,101 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: $4 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere but that's about it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

We had drinks and food outside today. We ordered a variety of small plates and breads. Pulled pork was dry, rice paper rolls were messy, dips (apart from the beetroot one) were of poor quality hummus was very dry and tzatziki was creamy, bread was dry. Calamari was the only decent meal brought out. Food was expensive and dodgy quality. We won't be eating here again which is a shame as the view is quite nice.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Such a waste of a stunning location”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Firstly, the location and views are beautiful here but the restaurant and bar itself are a complete let down. Choosing a place to sit was difficult as none of the tables had been cleaned from previous guests and the furniture was dirty, old and worn. The service is average and the food clumsy. I ordered a falafel which came with chips and tomato sauce??? and the whole meal was bland. I also tried some of my partners marinated calamari and that was oily and heavy with no particular taste. The coffee was okay. I love coming to New Farm Park for the riverside walk and thriving ambient on a Saturday afternoon so it's disappointing that Watt is the only option available in the area.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Preshow meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

great preshow meal and good wine list. The choice on the menu was quite good. Perhaps a bit on the pricy side but for a special occasion worth it.

Visited September 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Leaves you with a very bad taste in the mouth!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Don't know what is worst - The food or the service?!
Not once since we (a big group of friends for a birthday) did the waiters remove any of our dirty glasses, not even the starter plates when they brought the main meals. Our table was a complete disaster area and disgusting!! When I asked them to please clean the table a bit, my head was bitten of by the waiter and even worst the manager saying they will NOT clean the table, it is rude until everyone has finished. We could hardly sit properly at our table, I was shocked at the rude managers response and he told me that that is the way things work here. The food was terrible, they try to be fancy but have NO idea what fancy is. Overcooked and over-spiced food - STAY away you will be disappointed at the service and quality at this place!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food & service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Loved it, loved it, loved it. Excellent seafood platter. Attentive & friendly service. Exceptional cocktails. 10 out of 10

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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