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Bar Alto

#133 of 3,341 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
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L 1 119 Lamington St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
+61 7 3358 1063
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was fantastic. Beautiful inside the restaurant. If the waitress introduced herself or had a name card I would've wanted to name her. She had lovely red hair though. She was very accommodating and despite the full restaurant, found my friend and I a cooler area to enjoy lunch. It was very hot and she kept topping us up with... More 

Thank Leannevr
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a long Italian lunch on the river. Great food, great atmosphere, great wine, great people. We go often.

Thank wassupbonsai
Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

I dined at Bar Alto at the Powerhouse last night with a group of friends. On a warm summer evening, there is no better place to be in Brisbane than having a drink by the river on the wide verandah at Bar Alto. Once we were seated inside, the service was fast and friendly and our shared entree platter of... More 

Thank QldKaren
Brisbane, Australia
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300 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night before a show at the Powerhouse. The service was friendly and they knew the menu well and were able to answer all our questions. The croquettes were a delicious starter as were the zucchini florettes. I had the muscles and they were spectacular. Bar Alto is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Angela R
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Ordered at 545 as had Graeme of Thrones show at 7 and meals arrived at 645, hence got crappy seats at the show. Staff were brilliant and attentive, just the kitchen was slow. Meals were very average with no real flavour. Would not recommend

Thank lucychange
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

First time at this restaurant and they were faultless, amazing service beautiful food and great company. They timed the courses perfectly so that we took our seats in the theatre right on time. Couldn't have been more helpful. Brilliant staff. Ill be back.🍷🍷

Thank Peter C
Brisbane Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

A group of six of us (all neighbours and friends) went to this venue in the Powerhouse for pre-Xmas dinner and drinks and were pretty disappointed. We have all experienced their excellent bar-food many times and decided to dine in the more formal dining room for a change. This was a mistake that we won't repeat, as not only were... More 

Thank ianzcarr
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Had a charming night at Bar Alto on Brisbane river. Started with wine on the deck overlooking the the water. Had a great table with excellent service. Bread was a bit too delicious and maybe we didn't need the cod fritters! My duck ravioli was fantastic. Always a good place for a night out.

Thank Karen H
Brisbane, Australia
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163 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times now and it's been consistently very good. Huge crew of staff mean there's some pretty attentive care. Love the menu, some pretty authentic food. Will keep on going back!

Thank SeanKennaway
Perth, Australia
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I organized this from Perth, to catch up with friends, reservation online easy to do. The weather was kind to us and we sat outside which was magnificent. Daniel looked after us, he was very patient and sweet with our rowdy table. Some had the mussels, I had the fish dish, the food was very good, thoroughly enjoyed the day,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 119 Lamington St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3358 1063

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