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The Walnut Restaurant

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152 Alice Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3221 3411
06:30 - 22:00
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only complaint was the mushrooms weren't to my taste. Massive buffet breakfast covering everything from the basic bacon and eggs to pastries to chia seed pudding.

1 Thank Charmaine H
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I both had a steak. My eye fillet was the best steak I have ever had, beautifully charred on the outside and very tender and tasty. We both had red wine jus and it was fantastic, good enough to drink! The meals were well balanced and just the right size. Very tasty blue cheese souffle with the... More 

Thank Birdtully
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My mother and I were guests at the hotel and arrived with two children for dinner. We were ignored by the manager and wait staff for a good few minutes when finally a waitress approached then discussed with the manager where he wanted us to sit. We ordered the steak special for $36, Mushroom and truffle ravioli, lamb chops and... More 

1 Thank lozzall81
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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.

Thank tim252
Perth, Australia
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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.

2 Thank onelastfish
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 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 

3 Thank JudieBBrisbane
Derby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 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 

1 Thank OlderGuy1956
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 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 

3 Thank Wheels1964
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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

3 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 19 October 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!

3 Thank Kiwiscanfly2011
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 

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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
French, Australian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
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
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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