Malt Dining

4.5
390 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 390 People Are Saying
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GrantP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The overall experience was excellent, service was first class and efficient; staff were very accommodating, helpful and friendly and the ambience was what was expected on the night. The food was extremely well prepared, presented and in most cases exquisite. Some of the food was so flavourful that it out shined others. The pairing of wines with each dish was very well done and complemented the food throughout the meal. A great place for both (adult) family and intimate dining - I can't wait to return.

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linhd
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good place to try out "fun" and unusual dishes, quite well balanced. Wagyu main dish was a bit of a let down (not juicy). Nice ambience and view. Small portions.

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Jono
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

It’s really off the beaten track. Menu seems to be simple for what you get. Loved the pork, but I didn’t personally love the candy melon.

Only 2 staff waiting.

Nice bathroom.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

All meals were delicious and great serving sizes with the exception of the kingfish sashimi which tasted too vinegary. I highly recommend the delicious honey potatoes, roasted cabbage and the brownie. Unfortunately the service was exceptionally slow. The waiter was nice, but seemed bored and unenthusiastic about his job. He didn’t come to take our order for food and drinks, clear the table, or refill water glasses except for when asked.

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BiancaW
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. The 6 course tasting gives cuts out the hard decision making and gives you the best of the menu!

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Nige
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent venue, vibe, food and wine. Highly recommend.

Malt Dining
Responded on 21 December 2020

Hey Thanks for sharing your comment Best wishes The Drum Team

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LarelleM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our party of 3 had the 6 course tasting menu. Superb. It was difficult to name a favourite. Each course had different elements of flavour and texture, and visual appeal which delighted all of us. Don’t miss the Malt Dining experience, and whiskey bar.

Malt Dining
Responded on 21 December 2020

Larelle Thanks for taking the time to send through your comments and for the bar cudos. We hope you have a relaxing break. See you in the new year The Malt Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience!

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GregW
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Terrific Food and Service. Would definitely recommend.

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Trees
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was amazing. Wine was expensive. Fully licensed

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Blackbean
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

After reading so many wonderful reviews about the food we were a little disappointed. We ordered the tasting menu and three of the six dishes were fabulous, the other three not so good. Most disappointing was the lamb, which was nicely cooked but was quite chewy and not much flavour. The wine list was also quite limited. Service was great and the room is beautiful.

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SaraD
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I had high expectations for this restaurant but unfortunately these weren't met. Food was good but we ordered the charcoal beef and beef was tough and hard to cut so obviously wasn't cooked well. Service was okay but I have experienced better at other restaurants in Brisbane. We went on a weeknight and it wasn't that busy (empty tables), yet we still had to call the waitor over to get their attention to make our order. And in regards to the atmosphere, it just wasn't there. Some of the decor was a little outdated. We could also hear the dishes being washed in the kitchen from where we were sitting. For the price we paid, I don't think we'll go back.

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DariusW
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Thanks bro a lovely evening and making the night a good memorable one.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

This place is highly overrated. Wired smell in the dining area smells like cat stool, for real. We ordered quail although okay texture, flavour comparable to Korean fired chicken garnished with caned jalapeños and baby corn. Charcoal Beef was a disaster, barely chewable, poorly seasoned. Service is bad too, we have a table booked but had to actually phone call the reception to get someone down to let us in. Overall this is a fine dining price but street food quality. Very underwhelming

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Grady
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dining at Malt was an absolute surprise and can’t wait to return. The way the food was designed & presented was exciting as well as mouthwatering. Thank you for an amazing evening.

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KatherineB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious food. I love the drink pairing. Really could do with some atmosphere! It felt like a pub, which made me doubt the food. Luckily the food lived up to the price tag. But when I want a fancy night out, I tend to choose a place that feels fancy. I'd love to come back, but I'll wait for a casual night rather than a special occasion since it felt so low key.

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Andie
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and helped us celebrate our anniversary in a lovely style

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Tina
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious !

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Bronte
Brisbane
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
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
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
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
5 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
Brisbane
2 reviews
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
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
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
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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Malt Dining is rated 4.5 stars by 390 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.