Malt Dining

4.5
462 reviews
$41 to $100
Fusion / Eclectic
The Malt Dining Attic 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 462 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeannineF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Exceptional food, great service, quiet dining space, not pressured to commit to a 2 hour dining slot.

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LittyA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and exceptional food. 10/10 will recommend and go back again! Had such a lovely night!

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OBLdiner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

It was nice food. We did the 6 course tasting menu paired with wines. It would have been good to get a bit more guidance on what we were eating and drinking as we were on the journey. The music playlist was a bit tacky and kept repeating songs. Overall a good experience but didn’t quite hit the heights we were hoping.

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JoshS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was really good and the staff were friendly. Strongly recommend the cauliflower and the pumpkin wonton.

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NeilH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Change of cuisine since last visit. More Asiatic now. Still OK. Great pork collar. Oysters were super fresh. Being charged $190 for a $50 bottle of red was a bit stiff. Waitress did not know the price. Meals placed in front of the wrong person. Music was not intrusive but the wrong choice. Not quite the 5 star experience we had the last time we visited (2020)

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DanH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite Brisbane restaurant.
Superb food which consistently delights. Flavours are to die for.
The attic has great ambience and the service is fantastic. Has become our benchmark for measuring other restaurants.
Very reasonably priced too for food of this calibre. Thoroughly recommend.

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MeeraC
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious. We loved each and every item we tasted. The dessert was to die for. The visual presentation of each plate was amazing too. Service was impeccable. Venue was good. Good parking available as well. I give it 4 stars. Thanks so much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Xinjiang Cauli Blossom was absolutely amazing. By far the pick of the dishes for the night.

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JoshuaL
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and beautiful food! We will be back

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GazA
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great night, wonderful food. Fantastic service. Perfectly matched food and wine - delicious.

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claude
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We're definitely coming back to Malt dining, the food and service were amazing, interesting dishes masterfully prepared, beautiful desserts and cocktails and good list of wines. It's quiet and relatively simple ambience appropriate for a romantic dinner.

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AlisonB
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent place to eat mid week. Great modern menu with lots of variety especially if you want to try a few different dishes. Loved the cauliflower dish! Enjoyed a pre dinner drink downstairs!

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Leigh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff were lovely and attentive and explained most of the dishes. The food was really lovely. We chose the degustation with paired wines. I had the vegetarian option and my husband had the non-vegetarian option. I really enjoyed the meat free dishes - they really show-cased how versatile vegetables can be. The stand out dish for both of us, however, was the pumpkin pasta. The pasta itself was divine. Thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience.

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ChrissieK
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing evening here for my birthday last night. The staff were really lovely and the chef was super accommodating of my dietary restrictions. The degustation menu was such a delight and so tasty! Highly recommend dining here and we look forward to coming back again.

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AliciaK
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Degustation is absolutely divine. Such interesting choices. And the wine pairings are well worth it.

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LizzieW
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really special dining experience - we have been to Malt a handful of times of the last few years and recently dined to enjoy the tasting menu. Our past visits have always been memorable, this is definitely a consistently well performing venue for invention and innovation in their dishes and the tasting menu was no exception.
As a vegetarian it was wonderful to see the same level of creative indulgence given as to the omnivore version of the menu. I would highly recommend Malt for couples new and old, small groups or even private dining. It’s warm industrial interior and knowledgeable staff make for an enjoyable evening and for the food alone I can see we will continue to return for years to come.

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Kiki
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and excellent experience to do the degustation with paired wines.

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EllekaM
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing, we had the black angus steak, BBQ broccoli, confit salmon, oysters, and fried potatoes. Staff were friendly and place was romantic

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AmandaG
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My second lunch here with colleagues, love the uniqueness of the setting and will be back.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Good food. Average at best service. Late seating. Forgot drinks.

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Malt is located off the beaten track, but not far enough that you can't find it. The ambience in the old building is beautiful, the service was top notch and the food was divine. I would recommend it to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend and I chose Malt as we’d never been. The atmosphere was very welcoming, the staff were very professional, the food exquisite to say the least. We will no doubt be returning very soon!!!

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ZoeB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic and served promptly by friendly and professional waiting staff who were very attentive. Great prices for a taster menu! My only criticism was that the menu changed from what was on the Internet and we got a swordfish dish that I wouldn't have picked but with a taster menu you get the unknown. Lovely ambience. Overall fantastic evening.

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Innerwestdiner
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Attractive, upstairs space and good service. Out of 5 dishes between two of us, four were very good indeed. One cauliflower entree seemed to belong to a different menu, but was still fine. Good wine. Would definitely return.

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JosephD
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wine and food... Very unique dishes.
The service was outstanding!

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The service and food was wonderful as always. My only issue was that a rather large party table was behind my date and I so it was difficult to have a conversation. Aside from that highly recommend Malt, it’s a wonderful experience.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing parent's date night. Thank you very much. Travis was an amazing and attentive waiter. Please tell him thank you from us.

Only feedback we could offer would be to maybe include another red meat I.e a lamb to the Ala carte menu for those that don't tend to the seafood side of things.

The oysters were incredible. Duck beautifully presented and the pork was really really good .

Thanks once again

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Claire
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely surroundings. Friendly, helpful service from welcome in the downstairs bar to dining room. Enjoyed the delicious 6 course tastings option which was happily adjusted for the gluten free person in our group.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and cozy place. The food was amazing with a very nice presentation. However, a little too salty for my taste (and I am someone who likes salty food) but I would come back again. In general good experience

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RossP
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My favourite and never disappoints. Staff welcoming and friendly.

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MarkS
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

His was the 3rd visit to Malt for me. Food was great again, and the Brocolli as a side was something special. The ambience was a little underwhelming, as it didn't feel like it had done in the past as I remembered it. Still pretty good though and service was good, but not as up to par as it used to be.

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DateNightDiner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Overall, it was an okay dinner but not what it used to be. The mains took a long time to arrive after entrees and the wines we had were okay, but not superb. What we often came to Malt for, was the consistency in quality. Apart from the baked cauliflower (which was outstanding), both mains we had were extremely over-seasoned. The duck was very tough so most likely overcooked.

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Both the food and service were impeccable. We could not fault our experience. Do yourself a favour and check it out.

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PaulR
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent venue, with character. Food and service are very good.

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BogiK
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Lovely venue and great atmosphere.

Vegetarian tasting menu was excellent, only the dessert left us with a question mark.

Service was lovely but lack of attention to detail. I have requested a prosecco on arrival as a surprise to celebrate our Anniversary and had to ask for it as well as no dietary requests been asked as precaution.

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JordanA
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First impression was super chill atmosphere, great selection of whiskey.
Staff super friendly and food was absolutely incredible would 110% go back and recommend to anyone I know.

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JezWhale
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience1

The best dishes was the first two dishes, but it went down hill from there. The food had interesting elements but often disjointed flavours and not up to the standard you would expect from a degustation menu. Portion sizes were too small so you left hungry after 6 courses. The adjacent table was noisy making conversation hard. The deserts, were the most disappointing with ice-cream that could have come from Aldi.

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ChrisreeS
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly lovely restaurant. Friendly, attentive and polished service. Fantastic food enjoyed by all in our party which included a young woman aged 11.

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John
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Fantastic food, simply amazing. We have been here a number of times and it never fails to impress and amaze.

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SueC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner at Malt is a must! Quiet and intimate, relaxed but professional and friendly staff, and the food is to die for!! Congratulations to a wonderful Chef! I had the yellow fin tuna cerviche, the pea wontons and the Malt brownie.....flavour upon flavour! My husband had the half dozen fresh Tasmanian oysters, the quail, and shared my brownie. Service was timely, friendly and informative, but not intrusive. We will definitely be back.

FAQs

Malt Dining is rated 4.5 stars by 462 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.