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The Walnut Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
French, Australian, Gluten Free, Seafood
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Alice St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
(07) 3221 3411
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As part of family celebrations we booked accommodation at the Royal on the Park, and opted for the degustation menu with matching wines to celebrate my parents Golden Anniversary. We were a party of eight, and on arrival were greeted by our host for the evening and directed to a private dining area, where the table was elegantly set. The... More 

1 Thank ShellDodd
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had the semi private dining room for 6 guests. Autumn Degustation menu was excellent. Very knowledgeable waitress who was very pleasant and efficient. Wine were perfectly matched to each course. The Filet mignon was exceptional. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank 68Bin
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the hotel and this restaurant offered great service and was very convenient - the fish special was excellent!

Thank Fiona23366
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love The Walnut Room - the service and surroundings are wonderfully warm. The refurbishment looks & feels great - a touch of modern whilst still preserving the elegance and charm. We had the degustation which is fantastic value offering a superb range of beautiful courses matched with wines for $110 or without for $75 - only offered on Saturdays.... More 

Thank Kazza1908
Brisbane, Australia
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

As well as having a an excellent à la carte menu the Walnut also offers a choice of three quite different and delectable degustation menus, all of which periodically change. Recently, a new choice has been added, a special degustation menu being trialled on Saturday nights which outdoes the regular degustation menus for taste, course mixture and value. Each special... More 

2 Thank RonCathy2013
Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a delight to have you and your lovely wife join us for our Degustation Saturdays the past month! Head Chef Frederick is so pleased that his new creations have tickled your tastebuds and hopes to tempt both of you this weekend that include Mussels Mariniere with Truffle Potato Chips and Anchovy Mayonnaise. This dish will soon feature... More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

$130 a head was great value for money excellent service chef come out to ask how we would like our eye fillet cooked I asked him where it come from and he was happy to share with us . take your time to enjoy it maybe go for a walk between every couple of courses . the restaurant is beautifully... More 

1 Thank TimandHeidi F
Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Our team at the Walnut Restaurant is thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience with our 6-course Degustation with wine pairing. Due to a sharp interest from our guests, we have just launched Degustation Saturdays, featuring a 5-course Degustation (wine pairings available) that unleashes the creative forces of our entire Kitchen brigade. Using the best quality... More 

New South Wales, Australia
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Normally the hotel restaurants aren't meant to be anything crash hot, but according to other reviews the walnut was the place to eat in Brisbane. I did not find this to be entirely true. To begin, the service was good, but we were only offered water or sparkling water for drinks and nothing more despite us mentioning soft drink as... More 

Thank Luke C
Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The evolution of the Walnut Restaurant continues with the addition of new furnishings, furniture and also a new-look menu launching shortly, featuring Braised Lamb Belly with Cranberry and Pomegranate Agro Dolce and Grilled Corn. We are constantly reviewing our service standards and thank you for your constructive observations. It allows us to improve our guests' dining experience and... More 

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187 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Decided to try here firstly it had great reviews and secondly was an opportunity to use the entertainment card and get up to $50 off meal. The restaurant is located next to the botanical gardens although does have the road in between. it is in the hotel on the park which is a lovely old hotel which some could consider... More 

1 Thank travellerm68
Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Our Head Chef, Frederick Marechal, is deeply appreciative of your in-depth review of our food. Yes, the Walnut Restaurant is currently draped in cloths as our renovators are hard at work building a new fireplace and re-creating our restaurant foyer. We are still welcoming guests as normal and do ask for patience and understanding during our metamorphosis. Frederick... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I had the lamb cutlets with mash potato and pumpkin for dinner and the chocolate decadent for dessert. The lamb cutlets were delicious will a lovely sauce and the mash potato was beautiful with just the right amount of creaminess. The dessert was beautiful too, the chocolate slice was rich but the richness was dulled with the foam and the... More 

Thank fireparismm
Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your patience and kind understanding during your recent dining experience. We are glad you enjoyed our lamb, sourced from south of the border direct from the farm. Currently undergoing extensive renovations, the Walnut Restaurant has already received new leather chairs that is more reflective of our majestic and magnificent milieu. New floor-to-ceiling windows have just... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Rarely do I eat in a hotel restaurant, but I was after French cuisine that wouldn't break the bank and the reviews for Walnut were good. The atmosphere is pleasant and quiet but may be a little dated for some tastes. I ordered the red apple tart as an entree while my dining partner had the scallops. The tart was... More 

Thank Tracy H
Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to craft your constructive comments. Reviews allow us the chance to evaluate our products and highlights areas for improvement in our service standards. Our Modern Australian cuisine does take inspiration from the French classics (in part by our Executive Chef, Frederick Marechal, who worked extensively in Michelin-starred restaurants in France and Monaco)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, Australian, Gluten Free, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alice St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: (07) 3221 3411

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