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The Walnut Restaurant

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152 Alice Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3221 3411
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the summer special slow cooked lamb. It was excellent. Our waitress was helpful and chatty. The restaurant was virtually empty but still had a pleasant ambience. The view,across the road,of the botanical gardens is interesting.

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Perth, Australia
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice dinner here whilst on a business trip. The place was pretty empty so got great service from the staff. Would come back.

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Brisbane
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We booked our Christmas celebration at the Walnut Restaurant, the flagship restaurant of the Royal on the Park in Brisbane. Rudy and his team were thoroughly professional and accommodating of our requirements for a special evening. The table setting was very chic, the food out of the world and the discreet but present and amiable service second to none. It's... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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400 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

When you pay 146 A$ for 2 mains and 4 glasses of wine you expect fine dining quality, both in terms of the food and the service. We got neither. We waited 45 minutes for our food to arrive. When it did arrive it was average at best. My ravioli was tasteless. My wife's spatscock was better, but still lacked... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Have been a regular visitor the The Walnut Room and it never fails to deliver top quality food matched by top quality service - especially Rudi - he is a true professional and runs a very tight ship not that you would know it but the understated feel in the restaurant. Can’t say any more about the place - just... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Enjoyed the Buffett breakfast hot or cold food with quality being excellent the staff were friendly and assistance was excellent, would definitely come again if staying at the hotel

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

Dear Guest, We are glad you discovered one of Brisbane's hidden gems during your recent stay. Enjoying our extensive buffet breakfast is now made more pleasurable after our recent renovations, where new frameless floor-to-ceiling windows offer an unfettered view to our City Botanic Gardens. Do join our complimentary Royal Rewards programme to receive exclusive accommodation and dining specials. Christmas is... More 

Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Dined here tonight. Had 5 course degustation menu and the food was absolutely amazing. Chef Jamie you are are a legend! Every course was sublime! Rudy - Maitre de and Allan - waiter were worth their weight in gold and added to the ambience and night. Thank you for making it so special!

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

Dear Guest, It was an absolute thrill to have been chosen as the venue for your romantic proposal. The Walnut Restaurant has played host to many a special occasion over the last half-century with its luxurious milieu amid lavish wood and leather. Executive Chef, Jamie Mackinney, is equally humbled and elated that his Degustation tantalised both your tastebuds. Plans are... More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Food was superb though the menu choices are somewhat limited. Service from all staff was excellent, especially Rudi! Worth eating before dark to see the beautiful views of the Brisbane Botanical Gardens.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing the Walnut Restaurant during your recent visit to Brisbane. Jamie Mackinney is our new Executive Chef and he has been tasked to engineer brand new menus across the Royal on the Park Hotel. In addition to launching the Walnut Restaurant's new A la Carte next month, Jamie is excited to be showcasing his 8-Hour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

The food was fresh, tasty and very traditional French cuisine. And the servers were really nice and friendly. Pls try the crepe Suzette, there is not many restaurant to have the crepe Suzette cook in front of customer, the walnut is the one will make it in front of you, very enjoyable, Dont miss it!

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

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to welcome you and family to the Walnut Restaurant recently. Our current menu is French-inspired, and our new menu by Executive Chef, Jamie Mackinney, is more fusion focussing on local ingredients within a 200km radius. Retaining our visual flair for patrons, we always try to include items that are prepared tableside that is a... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the Walnut Room. Friendly staff gave us a choice of tables, settled us in with a coffee then we went to view the selection. Everything we could possibly want was available. Fresh fruit which was full of flavour and a varied selection. Yogurts, cereals, cut up fruit and vegetables to create your own smoothies,... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are really pleased you enjoyed our ever-popular buffet breakfast! Our new-look Walnut Restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows that now offer an even better unobscured view of the City Botanic Gardens whilst dining. In addition to our filtered coffee (thank you for your comments, this is being monitored) and two Nespresso machines, we also offer barista-style coffee using Piazza... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 152 Alice Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3221 3411
Description
The Walnut Restaurant is found within the historical Royal on the Park Hotel overlooking the Botanical Gardens. In a lovely location opposite the Botanic Gardens both hotel and restaurant are steeped in tradition.

The Walnut Restaurant Brisbane offers Brisbane's best fine dining experience that other Brisbane city restaurants simply cannot compare to. Elegance returns with shimmering Egyptian crystal chandeliers, polished Walnut wood paneling with gold trimmings and leather seating. With our exquisite a la carte menu and only the very best of service, we offer a charming and relaxed atmosphere for our diners. In addition a series of special functions are held - our chefs design a weekly degustation menu, available every Saturday with paired wines chosen by our Sommelier to provide the ultimate dining experience.

At The Walnut we set out to surprise with both our quality of food and levels of service, For bookings please call us on 07 3112 1650.

The Walnut Restuarant won the Bronze Medal at The Australian Culinary Federation Salon Culinaire 2011, Jimmy Sawyer Restaurant of the Year Competition and in 2016 a ‘certificate of excellence for service’ from Tripadvisor.

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