Malt Dining

4.4
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295 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Fusion / Eclectic
**For Valentines Day Booking's please visit the link on our website**
https://www.stickytickets.com.au/svbb2/malt_dining_valentines_day_dinner.aspx

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 295 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CO
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great bar, great restaurant, food was delicious. Go on, treat yourself!

P
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Service was great , food very good but was seated right next to a birthday party which destroyed the atmosphere of the evening. Maybe another night or a different table would of made the evening near perfect.

l
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service will go again and recommend to anyone

BC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gastronomic, fusion, attentive and creative food. Marvelous!

SC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience1

Before this experience I was one of malts biggest fans, now I will not return. Simply it's original ambience is gone only to be replaced with bright lights as if it's spotlighted like a main stage.

The move on the menu to semi pan Asian is actually heart breaking, on top of that it's execution of said "new" cuisine is far below the standard set the 4 times I've visited prior over the last few years.

Just won't recommend anymore...

SA
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

This place used to be my go to place - for honest and tasty dishes at the beautiful quiet and romantic atmosphere.

However this time, it was very noisy, dishes were all very salty and overly trying to be Asian fusion. I didn’t enjoy the experience at all.

B
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The share plates were interesting and quite tasty (we especially enjoyed the pumpkin and quail dishes). The reason for the mediocre review today is that we found the service pretty perfunctory even though the place wasn't super busy, and our pre-dinner cocktail order was lost which meant that that our cocktails arrived after our food, and didn't pair super well with them. Overall, a pretty good place for a work dinner which makes sense in the CBD, but not for a special or intimate meal.

RP
Brisbane / QLD
7 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love this place... great food. A hidden gem and always a great place to go.

MA
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very quaint, cosy and accommodating venue with lovely staff who were very attentive and positive 🙂.

Oh and the food was exceptional, so much so I took it home with me. The food not the chef 👌🏻.

C
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always choose the set menu. Sure you may not always like the full set (eggplant for me) but you'll never be disappointed with the selection.

P
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, really attentive and had great recommendations of whiskey from their massive selection. Food menu was also delicious. Would definitely come again.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must do in Brisbane dinning, you will be blown away by the food experience

D
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Dining area servers didn’t have any knowledge of whisky. Was quite disappointing for a whisky establishment

AC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently the best fine-dining experience I've had in Brisbane.

L
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were very happy with this restaurant. Food was outstanding. There isn’t a piano player anymore which was a bit sad but we would go again anyway!

CK
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is a hidden gem.
The atmosphere and food are incredible.
The service was second to none.
I highly recommend Malt Dining and will be a regular there from now on.

TS
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress (Claire? I think) was wonderful and made sure our table was well looked after. She had great suggestions, and I would happily eat there again.

D
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An intimate and warm setting was matched by friendly, attentive, efficient yet discreet service. Our ''feed me" degustation was absolutely delicious. More food than we could eat with creative, delicious dishes. We would definitely return.

T
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dining experience was amazing. Food was out of this world.

HZ
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you like adventurous, delicious gastronomy in a cool, retrofitted, wonderfully-lit restaurant with friendly but not overbearing service, and you don't mind paying rather more for that experience, Malt is the place for you.

The bar downstairs is cosy, well-stocked and well-tended. But the restaurant upstairs is where it's at. I hadn't known of the chef before we dined there recently, but I'm sure we'll be hearing more of him. He's not afraid to marry umame with fruity in a savoury dish, and the surprising results will delight your palate.

The wines are excellent, of course, but pricey. There's nothing under about $55 a bottle. It's a shame some slightly less distinguished vintages couldn't be offered for us plebs.

Highly recommended for lovers of very fine dining and those very special, intimate occasions.

KB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Everything was completely delicious and the service was exceptional

MO
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. Staff were helpful & attentive, especially the young lady who was our waitress. The food was simply amazing, definately exceeded our expectations. Truly fine dining. We will be back

m
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great, recommended some good whiskeys. Food has been better on previous visits though, i dont think the asian fusion worked that well on a few occasions. Duck part of the feed me menu was quite tough, leche flan was too dense and heavy coming out of such a large meal. Wasn't a bad experience, just has been better in the past, would still recommend

MR
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the food was great and the service was perfect. We went for our anniversary and they made us a card and left us a bottle of wine! Very very impressive on all counts we will be back!

BL
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The eggplant dumplings were fantastic - smoky and silky. The staff could have better knowledge of the dishes - there were a few ingredients we hadn't heard of and they didn't really know what they were either.

JW
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Interesting menu to choose from, including a large gf option. Great venue.

A
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and a lovely night - highly recommended ........

KA
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Love sharing with friend. That way you get to sample lots of different flavours.

WM
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Malt is unique and delicious. A very pleasant dining experience.

LF
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We always spent out anniversary with you, because you always looked after our allergies issue and everything was made with fresh and could cater, this time i told you our issues and as we get there our allergy issue were not taken care of, and nothing could be made for us as everything had preservatives . Sad that nothing is made fresh any more. The wait servers were no longer dressed to impress, the noise from the drunks downstairs kept blairing through the window, no piano. Seriously malt has gone downhill and i think its lost its touch. Will never be going back which is a shame as it used be an excellent venue.

JH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

After booking for 4 people we arrive and our waiter took us to a table that was set up for 2 people. I had to remind him that the booking was for 4 people. A little bit disappointing!

DW
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We chose only the vegan dishes and they were truly sensational. Very flavoursome, visually appealing and generous in size. We will most definitely be visiting again.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, gorgeous ambience and a special anniversary touch...couldn't ask for more. Thank-you for the special night, all class.

SK
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambience of the restaurant was exceptional and the service prompt and friendly. The menu choices were divine, it was so hard to choose. I enjoyed the sweet chilli ribs which were divine. The chat potatoes with truffles were the best I have ever tasted. Dessert was the Malt brownie with chocolate crackle and ice cream.

PS
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the ‘Let us feed you’ option and we’re not disappointed. The quality of the food was excellent. We even received a small present and a card for our special occasion dinner.

GE
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Bar was nice, cocktails not very good - too strong not enough mixer/flavour to call a cocktail.
Restaurant staff member rude, telling us there was no 'outside' area in an abrupt tone, making out we were stupid for thinking there was an outside. The reason we thought that is because it came up as an option on this website when booking. I assume they have the ability to turn that option off but they obviously haven't tested the online tools they are signed up to!
The food had lots of flavour but was cold. We ordered the beef main and it was cold and chewy meat.
The waitress was not very knowledgeable on the food or on how to behave in a polite but not overbearing manner - they need some refined training in fine dining service - not their fault at all, Management need to invest in their staff or hire staff of the right calibre if they are wanting to charge top price.
Look at how the restaurant Sake operates, send a secret shopper or two in there from your own Management team and see how service is delivered there.

K
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We had the "feed me" menu. Every dish was so rich that by the time we got to the 3rd and 4th dish we felt sick and could not eat anymore, I would recommend the chef considers less flavour varieties and not make every dish so rich. The service was perfect.

RK
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food. Very attentive, helpful and professional service. Lovely atmosphere.

SK
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing , truly was.

The waitresses where very lovely and kind
But I am very disappointing and disgusting .
I have been all over Australia and the world and eaten at amazing places and I found this to be one of the most grosses food I ever ate.
It was a shame.

DS
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Seriously good food. Monday night is a bit quiet but that is to be expected. Every dish was great. The standout was the smoked eggplant. Wow! Would definitely go back.