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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were gifted this visit by a relative on our visit to Brisbane from Devon, U K. Beautiful decor and ambience. On the whole service, wine and food very good as you would expect for the cost. For me I don't like the servers refilling...my water and wine glasses, I prefer to do that myself when I am ready but I understand this is part of the service. Just a personal preference. As mentioned by a previous review, the bombe was solid and unpleasant to eat. The Australian cheese platter was excellent though.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent night with friends. The food and service was fantastic. Great selection of food to eat. Every one of us enjoyed our dishes. I would highly recommend the Barramundi. Also save room for desert.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

Dining at The Walnut Restaurant will always be a very special experience for me. It was here where i had my first dinner date six months ago with my boyfriend. He took me back to this restaurant for the nostalgia and the outstanding food on...Christmas Eve. The fusion of high-end dining in a warm, classy setting makes this restaurant a favourite of ours where we will continue to visit whenever in Brisbane. The staff were exemplary, attentive and welcoming. This is an outstanding venue independent of whether you are staying at Royal On The Park snd definitely worth a visit for couples who enjoy fine dining.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2023 via mobile

Had a wonderful birthday lunch for a friend who uses a wheelchair. The staff were very helpful. The concierge whose name I don’t remember was excellent helping us out of the car and with parking. The restaurant is very accessible. Shannon our waitress was very...caring and nothing was too much trouble. Our meals were all creatively presented and delicious especially the deserts. Compliments to the chefs! The decor is classic and the outlook from our table to the Botanical Gardens across the street was very pleasant. This restaurant is well deserving of it’s good reviews.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

Comfortable, quiet restaurant. Excelllent service. Food was well priced and very good except for the pasta dish being a bit too oily for my partners taste.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Great meals - terrific wine menu - lovely knowledgeable staff to help with selections - quiet with onsite parking available

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

Sadly, every time we dine here over the last couple of years, the standard continues to fall. It used to be what we would consider a near silver service experience, now it is just another restaurant. We, a party of 2 couples, went to the...bar with the intent of a couple of rounds of pre-dinner drinks - we were seated at the bar and over a time frame of 10-15 mins nobody behind the bar even acknowledged our presence- sale lost approx $200. We left and went to our table - eventually was able to order 1 round of drinks that took ages to come. The young lady (Mai) who was serving us was very good but severely let down by the back end staff. Our meals, while very nice, came out ad hoc instead of altogether ("so sorry for the delay") - we had no choice but to wait. It used to be when you were seated, the wait staff would place the napkin on your lap - no more. I was getting very frustrated by the time the meal came, so i left my napkin where it was when we arrived to see what would happen. Sure enough the meal was placed on top of the folded napkin - VERY poor training. The service level is nowhere near what it was even 12 months ago. It looked like the person in charge was wandering very "officially" but not achieving a lot - i wont use the word Maître d' because if that was her role, she certainly did not deserve the title - really sad We may come back once more but it is now in the classification of "a restaurant" rather then our restaurant of choice for special occasions. PS. I realise there was a big function on at the same time as we were there, but Royal on The Park has been doing that for long enough that they should have had appropriate staffing levels to handle itMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to receive good service and quality food from the Walnut restaurant. We were served by Gabrielle from Paraguay. Competent and with a sense of humour. A must when in Brisbane

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023

After an unfortunate experience at this restaurant last year we found the will to give it another try as we have had many memorable experiences here. To our great pleasure we had a beautiful meal and were impressed with the staff's care, obvious experience and...unobtrusive service. My wife had eye fillet steak which was cooked perfectly to her request, and I had the fish of the day which was barramundi. The fish was divine, I wouldn't hesitate to say it was the best I have ever had, expertly prepared and presented. We also had entree and dessert which were lovely. We are so pleased to see that our experience last year was a one off. We will be returning soon.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

How the mighty have fallen, third time I have visited this year each time the service has gotten worse I sat in the lounge bar for 40mins and was not served or even acknowledged by a staff member. Despite being walked passed multiple times by...waiters and management. Even when I attempted to gain their attention I was ignored. I am sorry for the other 5 patrons who were treated equally shabbily.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023 via mobile

The ambience of this restaurant is par none in Brisbane with an outlook over the Botanical Gardens and with a light and airy decor. The food is first class with plenty of choice. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is a reason this...restaurant has been successful for many decades.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 3 February 2023 via mobile

Walnut Room is currently a fabulous place to dine with its old world charm & lovely big windows. Wait staff are excellent. Menu choices are delicious. Dined there 4 evenings in a row whilst staying in house. Everything I selected was terrific. The current special...is Chinese Sticky Braised Pork Belly, served with fluffy steamed rice and greens. Serving portions are generous & this was yum. The early bird dining menu is good value - for between 5.30 & 6pm. 2 courses - Main & dessert, so worth heading in early. I had the Porterhouse steak rare for main & it was perfect. A welcome improvement to this long standing city Restaurant. Wonderful to see & experience.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2022

I had dinner in the restaurant on 2 occasions and light meal in bar on 3rd night. Continental breakfast on 2 days. Excellent food and service on each occasion. The crab pasta dish was fantastic and the chef was very obliging in meeting my request...for a slight change in ingredients (no garlic).More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2022

i thought I'd enjoy a desert in the restaurant befre turning in for the night, what a disaster. The Bombe Alska was frozen so solid I couldn't break it with a fork and the merengue was more a gue paste than baked. Terrible execution of...a Bombe Alaska and not worth the hefty 24 AUD price tag.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 19 October 2022

Trying hard to emulate an English country hotel but dont quite get there. The service needs to improve dramatically to match the level of aspiration of this restaurant, the food is ok but still not where it should be to match the pricing.

Date of visit: October 2022
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The Walnut Restaurant & Lounge Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4