Malt Pier

4.2
75 reviews
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$40 and under
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Breakfast
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  • Lunch
  • Waterfront
  • Brunch
Relaxed waterfront dining: breakfast, lunch and afternoon drinks in the inner-city Newstead area. Contemporary cafe-bistro from the team behind Malt Dining.
What 75 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SF
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Having loved Malt Dining we decided to try the new addition Malt Pier. Not the full Malt experience and I was a little disappointed in the atmosphere. Very casual. It was disappointing that on a Saturday night they had run out of half the menu leaving us to try to work out who could eat which menu items that were left. Steaks were overcooked and verging on dry even though we ordered them medium rare and asked for more rare than medium. Not what I've previously experienced at Malt dining. Considering there were only a few tables occupied this was really disappointing for a 7.30pm booking. I won't rush back to this venue for a dinner any time soon.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been to Malt Pier a number of times. Great food, great location and great staff.

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L
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Been here couple of times and food is great! Just to add if you take table bookings and requests don’t then place those customers in the worst spot. Requested outside table and was shoved in a corner by a post. Group came in right behind me no booking and got a Great table outside. Otherwise great little place!

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CM
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is one of my go to places for breakfast. Absolutely love everything about it. It’s great to be away from all the noise and hustle and bustle of the Gasworks area. We have also had lunch and dinner there as well and loved it.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Have been here three times for lunch and loved it, but the food at dinner was poor. Two of us ordered the sousvide steak, I had to send mine back the first time, ate the second one but didn’t enjoy it and I noticed my friend left practically her whole steak uneaten. Disappointed. Such good experiences at lunch time ...

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AB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Everything was great except the noise level. We couldn’t hear what the person on the other side of the table was saying.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of our favourite places to eat. The food and service is always outstanding

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JD
9 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We had cool breeze keeping us comfortable whilst we had an enjoyable lunch. Food and drink was good and well priced

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NC
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Everyone enjoyed their meal... delicious! I’ll be going back and would definitely recommend.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Restaurant was very good & food great.
Only issue was parking. Very difficult to find a park in surrounding streets at lunchtime.

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GF
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

Food was great, service was ok but the biggest issue was at 730 pm with 6-8 people still in restaurant the pack up started. It was not subtle at all. We and others were half way through their mains. Heaters were turned off first making it uncomfortable. First three drinks ordered weren’t available. Didn’t bother with dessert as it was going to be too much bother and it was made very obvious that it was time to go. Other people were still there. Was there for an hour, won’t be back.

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M
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the lunch special. Service was excellent. Calamari was delicious, salmon a little salty. Have already recommended Malt Pier to a friend.

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BK
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect venue for breakfast , fabulous food and even better staff .

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BM
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A relaxed atmosphere, with great views over the river, the service was outstanding, and all 6 meals were beautiful. We had a fantastic wait person, she was French, can't remember her name, but she made our Lunch an amazing experience, thank you to the chef also, the for was of a very high standard, especially the lamb shanks (my meal lol) we will be back !

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LM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was superb and so was the service.
I would definitely recommend Malt Pier to anyone.

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DG
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely fresh lunches served promptly, in a quiet setting by the river.

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N
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

simple dinner menu was overcomplicated by the confusion of ingredients and flavours on the plate. Lights began to be turned down at 8.45pm as a strong hint that all was shutting down at 9pm. Not conducive to lingering over a meal and a drink.

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KO
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Being fans of Malt restaurant in the city our expectations were if a similar experience. It’s nothing like it’s sister restaurant. Although the setting has potential the food is lack lustre and the service unprofessional

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G
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

We do like the restaurant however it is too small though.

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K
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a hidden gem! This place has just recently started their dinner service and we couldn’t fault it. I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly and my partner had the lamb shank which just melted in your mouth. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Overall a wonderful experience, we can’t wait to return.

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AC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were friendly, food and location were beautiful. Highly recommend!

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SC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and great service. Nice location. Great if you're looking for dinner that is not an exorbitant price but still great quality food.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good sized and beautifully cooked meals.
We were especially impressed with the service.
Our waitress was very professional and everything you'd expect from a 5 star restaurant.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food-would highly recommend this new dinner restaurant! Small menu but wanted to try everything! Generous meal sizes.

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KL
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great staff, very accommodating, tasty food, and great atmosphere.

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J
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Food - I had the Club Sandwich at $22. Dissapointed with the chicken - very gristly and didn't finish it. Shouldn't be difficult to find a gristle free cut. Companion had the steak sandwich which would have been a better choice.

Ambience - sitting inside and the wind was whistling in - lucky I took a coat.

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CM
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food and have come back numerous times for breakfast. It’s my fav place to dine for breakfast.

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M
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had breakfast and breakfast cocktails (yum!). The food and drinks were great presentation 10 out of 10. The service was speedy. Small cafe so recommend booking. Will definitely go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Good food, felt like we were rushed out the door at the 1 hour mark - bill on table and table rejoined with another table. I think they should be having at least 1.5-2hr sittings for brunch... otherwise a pleasurable experience.

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SF
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

On each of the 3 occasions we have had breakfast at Malt Pier, we have been impressed with our meals, Malt Pier's lovely waterfront location and stylish appointment, and the friendly and courteous staff and service. Our meals were so delicious - great flavours and textures, beautifully cooked and the perfect size. We continue to recommend Malt Pier to friends.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Although there was renovation going on which obstructed the view the staff were friendly and the food outstanding we will be back

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TS
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

I got there at 11.20, I gave the lady my name and she couldn't find me in the system but I still sat down in a very empty restaurant. I was unaware that breakfast had stopped at 11am. I would have still eaten there but the waitress was terrible. She clearly does not have any customer service skills, was not polite at all. I told her that I was leaving and I didn't eat there.

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FY
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good all round; specially liked the location and vegetarian choices.

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TB
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Really like Malt Pier. The reason I suggested it to friends for a catch up was that it is on the river and normally has a lovely outlook. Unfortunately there was construction work happening for the apartments above the restaurant so most of the view was hidden. Didn't see anything about this on the website before I booked and I would have preferred to know about it beforehand. Food and service great and we will come back,

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Thank you Susie and Matt for looking after us.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. The chocolate fondant for dessert was to die for.

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D
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Fish cakes are really nice with a generous salad. Staff are very helpful...great location to impress friends and family. The Brisbane river and the greenery and the air of peace and exclusivity are a real plus. Easy parking nearby is very handy.

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RK
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great welcoming, relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food. Beautiful spot by the river, will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good breakfast menu with lots of variety and very reasonable prices. Love being able to have a glass of bubbly with breakfast

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C
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A friends' get together. The ambiance was relaxed, the service excellent, and the food fresh and delicious. We will be back soon.

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