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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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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank OlderGuy1956
Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

1 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

1 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

2 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 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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.

2 Thank rke39349
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 13 October 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!

2 Thank Angel C
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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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 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 

1 Thank Cherie F
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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263 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

After a midday wedding in the botanical garden some of us decided to have a drink at the Lounge bar which is the bar for the Walnut Restaurant. both the bar and the restaurant were like entering funeral parlours - deathly quiet except in one corner of the bar two "managers" were interviewing a women for a cleaning position. Eventually... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to pen your thoughts. A weekday wedding is rare in Brisbane, and as such, the majority of our clientele during the week is corporate. Our Lounge Bar during the day is patronised mainly by conferencing guests and we do not anticipate heavy traffic during office hours. We do apologise for the unavailability... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

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 

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

Dear Guest, It is always a privilege to welcome both you and your wife back to the Walnut Restaurant. Executive Chef, Jamie Mackinney, has bedded in quickly and is about to launch all our menus next month to great fanfare. His extensive sourcing of local ingredients means less food mileage and that equates to the freshest of produce. From paddock... 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
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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