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The Walnut Restaurant

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French, Australian, Seafood
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Alice St, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
(07) 3221 3411
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amongst regular diners at the Walnut, I'm sure that my wife and I weren't alone in being somewhat concerned about the recent departure of Executive Chef Frederick Marechal. Would the Walnut be able to maintain the high quality of cuisine selection, preparation, presentation, and taste that we have become accustomed to? I can happily report that the answer is a... More 

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Wangi Wangi, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for a business dinner, good selection, go for the Scallops Entree and the Red Emperor for main. Wine list OK, can't go wrong with the Cape Mentelle off the red list.

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1 Thank JDFH
Calenstaymonth=10
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two course menu (main/dessert) - 4 options for each. Had Filet Mignon - steak cooked to perfection, butter divine. Dark & white chocolate log - decadent! Was there for business but wouldn't hesitate in eating there for pleasure!

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2 Thank kmurr38
Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was indeed an honour for the Royal on the Park Hotel to have hosted your esteemed organisation's accommodation and dining. Our Serrano Ham-Wrapped Filet Mignon with Gratin Potatoes, Sautéed Asparagus Spears, Café de Paris Butter and Pan Jus remains one of our Signature Dishes simply because of its supreme quality, taste and value-for-money. Do head to our... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a weekday lunch, only a couple of tables. Waiter was in training, couldn't read beer labels (we had to help him work out which beer was which), food took a long time (50+ minutes) to come, had to chase up drinks and food twice, when food came one meal still wasn't there. Staff need to train but there... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to pen your thoughts about your recent dining experience. We acknowledge our shortcomings and do hope you will accept our unreserved apologies in this instance. The Walnut Restaurant prides itself on high service standards and taking into account our guests' comments allows a constant review of our training methods and procedures. We... More 

Paris, France
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rarely eat in hotel restaurants, finding them ordinary in all ways except the price. I arrived at the Royal in the Park, in which the Willows is located, late on a Sunday and could be fussed going out. I had their Coq au Vin and later met and complimented the excellent French chef who prepared it. I was so... More 

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

Dear Guest, What a joy to hear about your memorable stay at our Royal on the Park Hotel Brisbane! Our new Executive Chef will be joining the Walnut Restaurant very soon and we are looking forward to continue the long tradition of offering top quality food and beverage at a reasonable price in a milieu of contemporary luxury. We hope... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are after a fine dinning restaurant in a beautiful environment then this is the place. Try there 6 course degustation menu. We did and it was by far the best and tastiest menu we ever had. Everything was cooked to perfection and presented in a nice way.

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2 Thank 1990joe
Rudy C, Manager at The Walnut Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled that your recent trip up the M1 met with your expectations. Our Degustations are proving so popular that we have launched a Saturday-only 5-Course Degustation. It showcases the freshest and best produce available and highlights the expert execution of petite gastronomy complimented by carefully selected wines to excite our diners. Prior to your next visit... More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Walnut Restaurant and had the most wonderful degustation meal. The service was superb and Rudy the maitre'd was an excellent host. The wine matching to the meal was perfect. Terrific night - thanks to Rudy and the Walnut Restaurant

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

Dear Guest, It was indeed a very special night for the Walnut Restaurant to have been part of your intimate celebrations. Romantic nights spent gazing out our new floor-to-ceiling windows under the Egyptian crystal chandeliers are now enhanced by a new fireplace! Rich wood panelling, new leather chairs and the remarkable food offering by our kitchen brigade make us one... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I dined at the Walnut couple of nights ago. The atmosphere was very welcoming and accommodating. Rudy, the host of the evening, not only served our table but made our experience unforgettable with funny jokes and history of wines. Thank you Rudy! The food was delicious. Delicious is not even the word enough to describe how beautiful,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Your kind words truly humble us. It warms our hearts to know that we were able to make your first visit to the Walnut Restaurant a memorable experience. Our kitchen brigade is very versatile and will always try to cater for dietary requirements and special requests. Our chefs have a habit of popping out of the hustle and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

We went for supper and found the menu very wide and extensive . Service was good specially of the manager who was most obliging . The wine list was good so were puddings

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

Dear Guest, Our freshly renovated Walnut Restaurant includes a new menu concept offering The Classics and The Contemporary for each course. Traditional French Onion Soup followed by Filet Mignon ending with Orange Crème Brulee is by far our most popular Classic combination. We are so pleased our service and menu items meet with your approval and do look forward to... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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 

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

Dear Guest, What an honour it was for the Walnut Restaurant to be given the opportunity to help celebrate your parents' Golden Wedding Anniversary! The intimate and luxurious milieu of our Private Dining Rooms certainly adds a sparkle to your dining experience. Head Chef, Frederick Marechal, and his kitchen brigade are always happy to accede to dietary requests and are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, Australian, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?