Malt Dining

4.5
371 reviews
$41 to $100
Fusion / Eclectic
The Attic of Malt dining has been transformed from a working-class Georgian building, built in 1864, to a stunning contemporary dining experience complete with whisky bar and private cellar dining room.
Executive chef John Speranza plates up a beautiful and satisfying dining experience focusing on close to source dining and paying significant care to dietary requirements.
Two menus are available at Malt with an express bistro offer in the bar and a more refined dining experience in the Attic that showcases contemporary food techniques with a relaxed style service.
Malt dining is located in the Brisbane CBD, close to Eagle St Pier and all public transport. If you are looking for a romantic dining experience or a private corporate lunch Malt dining is the perfect inner-city sanctuary.
We look forward to hosting you and your guests soon.
What 371 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.4
Ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bronte
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants! Such amazing food, delicious cocktails and comfortable atmosphere. Thank you for making my partner and my anniversary so special.

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Cher
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

If you're getting bored with the same food and want to try something different this is the place for you. The menu has some different combinations and flavours. Our waitress made some suggestions for our entrée and mains/sides, which were spot on. I didn't need help deciding on dessert or the cocktail. Great place for a special dinner.

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Garry
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it going to recommend to family and friends!

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MacZee
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The chairs are uncomfortable, which makes for an unsettling dining experience. Certain staff need to speak more clearly to explain drinks and food.

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CarissaS
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved the food and service. Hands down, one of the best places I have eaten. The food is incredible, and we loved the service, the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Great recommendations.

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SueP
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Interesting menu. Excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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Greg
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Quality food with interesting flavours, great service and chilled ambiance.
Not heaps to choose from on menu.

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IsabelleK
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Loved the exposed brick wall. The food was very tasty and classy.

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JaniceB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had the 6 course meal. Could halve the watermelon prosciutto course. Quail and lamb were over-salted. Mango gelato too sweet. Venue was beautiful, but the street art is at odds with the building and furniture. For a $220 meal, I would have preferred it too be more classic looking. The restaurant needs to figure out if it wants to appeal to youth or yuppies.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Little gem in the CBD

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were all happy with our meals which were delish! No complaints!

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KeithM
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The food had way too many sauces which did not complement each dish. The A/C was also way too cold and was not changed even though a number of the clientele were complaining. Really disappointed.

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Taylah
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was unreal and the service was outstanding! If we lived in Brisbane we'd back every weekend!

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DarrynV
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was incredible. Myself and my wife had the meat degustation menu for $89. Great value.
Definitely recommend Malt Dining. Only negatives were the length we waited between course 1 and 2 was far too long and I sat without a beer for 15 mins before I managed to get the attention of a passing waitress but in terms of the food and overall experience, we’ll definitely be back!

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peterm
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved it. Friendly service and the food was amazing. We ordered both degustations and shared them between 2. There wasn’t a serving that we didn’t love.

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NicolaC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food;flavourful, interesting and well put together. High quality service and ambience.

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JanelleG
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Attentive service and enjoyable food.
Difficult for all during COVID but staff managed very well.

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GinAntonik
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, friendly and helpful but unobtrusive staff, excellent service and ambience. A great dining experience!

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AmyS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service. Had a great anniversary there.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely experience. We look forward to dining at the restaurant again.

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EmyB
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous experience at Malt Dining. The venue is lovely and relaxed with lots of ambience but no ‘noise’ per se. The food was exquisite and interesting. We went for my husband’s birthday and were spoilt for choice of vegetarian options. We loved that the food was locally sourced and the beers were all local, including the having a local microbrewery (Slipstream from Yeronga) on tap. We ended up going for the menu options rather than the degustation as it was significantly cheaper but gave us nearly all the same options. Our waiter was brilliant; he was knowledgeable, friendly and not remotely snooty. When I booked online, I put a note in that it was my husband’s birthday and when we ordered dessert, without being reminded, it came out with a candle! I was just so impressed at this restaurant! Best of all, it was extremely reasonably priced, I couldn’t believe we were able to get such a gourmet experience with a few drinks for under $200. Overall, I couldn’t recommend Malt Dining highly enough and thoroughly look forward to going back soon.

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Tripper79
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined on Thursday the 1st of October, We all had a degustation 1 vegetarian, 2 omnivore and with wine pairing.
My friend has allergies to chilli and capsicum (which I informed before arrival) and Malt happily altered the meals.

The wine pairings were perfect and the food was amazing, with flavours paired that I have not tasted before but all worked well.

The staff were lovely, knowledgable and fun.

We all can not wait to go back later in the year and try the summer menu.

The restaurant also has a lovely atmosphere with brick walls and high wooden ceilings.

I would recommend this restaurant for any from business meetings to an anniversary and everything in between!

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Flakio
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We ordered all of the non-meat dishes on the menu which was about half the cost of the vego tasting menu for two. The food was interesting, creative, and tasty, almost all vegan with a bit of fish in one dish. The kitchen is great but the restaurant is otherwise pretty disorganized, scattered service and slow. It is unfortunate they did not take as much care with the décor as in the amazing quaint bar downstairs. Not sure I would go back.

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ChrissyD
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the degustation and it was amazing. I was really impressed and would definitely recommend. The portions were quite large as well, which was rather refreshing given I often walk away hungry now -a-days when I have fine dining.

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seanm
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the service to the food and atmosphere, outstanding, small menu done exceptionally well. Four of us had the tasting plates, 6 courses of well thought out extremely tasty food. In fact the 6 course was probably one course to much, great value and would recommend to all, and a very well made Whisky sour to start.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

That was a first class tasting experience. So many fine flavours working together. Wines matched to the courses was a great experience.

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MarsH
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and a beautiful atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very cosy restaurant tucked away in a lovely building. Food has always been excellent. We went here most recently for our anniversary and received a little bottle of french champagne from the restaurant which was a lovely gesture.

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JennyR
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Malt, and most definitely will it be our last!
The food was extraordinarily good, the staff excellent and the ambience perfect!
Loved the personal touch for our anniversary too.

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JasonG
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Absolutely fantastic night out, staff were friendly and knowledgeable. I'd highly recommend this as a place to dine. The gift for our anniversary was a nice touch.

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Esther
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the 6 courses with drink pairing & every dish was amazing! Best meal we’ve ever had by far. Highly recommend. Will be coming back!

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MattA
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service as usual, ambience and delicious food and drinks! 😊👌🏻

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely degustation with matching wines. Old world charm restaurant.

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LAK78
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved Malt dining, most menu items are gluten and dairy free or can be made DF GF. Food was delicious, service was professional and friendly. It had a great feel about it, really enjoyable. Thanks

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JamieS
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fantastic food, service, atmosphere
Amy was our server and was absolutely delightful
would recommend this restauraunt to anyone for a special occasion!
also incredibly considerate of food allergies
10/10

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James
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always charming and attentive service. They know their menu and the food combinations really work- it’s nice to go somewhere that can cook better than your household.

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DannyJ
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the tasting menu (Veggie option and standard)and it was amazing. Each course got better and better.
Although my wife and I were fit to burst near the end of it, the food so so good, we had to persevere.
Great service and great food.
We would definitely go again.

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SachaW
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a nice romantic diner at Malt.
No rush between the dishes, the tasting menus were interesting (both the vegetarian and the main one) and well balanced.
Dessert could be a bit more fun but I am more a "salt" person. Will definitely go back if the menu is renewed.

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LaraR
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. Delicious food, great atmosphere with unobtrusive service.

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tashp
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great night out. Chef able to accommodate food allergies easily. Delishious artistic meals.

FAQs

Malt Dining is rated 4.5 stars by 371 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.