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The Balfour Kitchen & Bar

9.3/10
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37 Balfour Street, 4005 New Farm (QLD)See map

Average price $80

TASTE IT ALL MENU - For the table to share $80

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MENU TASTE IT ALL MENU - For the table to share $80

This preset menu includes: TO TEASE + TO START + TO FOLLOW + TO FINISH

MENU SIGNATURE VEGAN TASTE IT ALL - For the table to share $70

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Meet the Chef

Chef Nick Stapleton is primarily inspired by Vietnamese cuisine but also draws on traditional French techniques. Growing up with a mother who had her own restaurant, Nick learnt to love simple cooking that respected the ingredients; pasta, roast chicken, slow-cooked pork shoulder. Now an acclaimed chef with several awards under his hat, Nick has brought his creative vision to an impressive roll call of kitchens including the London Club, , Survey Co, Gordita and Ginger’s Diner.

Restaurant menu

Chef Lachlan Horstman
  • Average price $80
Chicken Pb & J Bao - Crispy Fried Chicken, House Made Satay, Raspberry Gel
$8
Kimchi Pork Bao - Pork Belly, House Made Kimchi, Hot and Sweet Sauce, Caramelised Apple
$8
Soy Glazed Eggplant Bao - Tempura Battered Eggplant, Soy Bean Sauce, Roast Tomato
$8
Taste It All Menu - For The Table to Share $80
This preset menu includes: To Tease + To Start + To Follow + To Finish

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Reviews

9.3/10
Excellent389 reviews
9.3/10

Food

9.1/10

Service

9.4/10

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  • Nicola K.

    18 October 20216 reviews

    8/10

    Very big food portions, we shared a main and three sides and probably finished half. Plenty of left overs for dinner the next day!

  • Dana L.

    9 October 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Lovely atmosphere, beautiful setting, very attentive waitress and delectable food. Would love to go back soon, was a fantastic experience for a first time visit.

  • David W.
    David W.

    8 October 202129 reviews

    7.5/10
  • Monte H.

    6 October 20213 reviews

    8/10

    The Balfour rarely disappoints. Quality and service extremely high. Had the "eat everything" share menu. Good portion size and quality. Starting to become a bit dated.

  • Danielle L.

    21 September 202110 reviews

    10/10

    Great atmosphere and very nice setting. Great building, a queenslander, using the decking area for tables.

  • Chris R.

    12 September 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Great food, nice setting, great service

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    8 September 20211 review

    9/10

    Wonderful from start to finish. To the service and the food. Thank you for an awesome evening!

  • Karyn M.

    21 August 20211 review

    9/10
  • George C

    16 August 20211 review

    10/10

    Very happy with everything. Excellent service and food, wine. The place is quite exquisite. The rooftop bar has beautiful views. Will certainly come again. Gyorgy

  • Jade Wu

    14 August 20211 review

    4.5/10
  • Jaime W.

    14 August 20211 review

    7/10

    Beautiful setting, friendly staff and Food was ok but little confusing.

  • Stephen N.

    25 July 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Great experience food and service. Some Asian fusion flavours. Breakfast I had the Korean pork

  • Sonia W.

    19 July 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Beautiful atmosphere, quiet balcony seating, incredible food and very friendly wait staff. We had the tasting menu which gave a great selection with perfect portion sizes for 4 people

  • Shelly C.

    17 July 20214 reviews

    9.5/10

    Excellent atmosphere in the courtyard just a bit chilly as the heaters were broken. Highly recommend the 'taste it all menu' otherwise definitely the beef cheeks.

  • Sophie P.

    17 June 20211 review

    9.5/10

    The food was delicious, with generous portions and the coffee also superb! The service was warm, friendly and helpful, and atmosphere tranquil. We had a very enjoyable celebratory breakfast!

  • David W.
    David W.

    12 June 202129 reviews

    9/10

    Great professional and friendly services. Efficient. Great vegan choices and the wine options we good. Bar area is worth a visit. Staff were helpful and knew the best options from the menu

  • Nicholas S.

    29 May 20211 review

    10/10

    6 Year anniversary date night. Belfour was so romantic, the food was amazing, the staff were warm and skilled. Just a super amazing gem. Go, you will not be disappointed.

  • Pauline S

    29 May 202157 reviews

    8.5/10
  • Bede M.

    27 May 20211 review

    10/10

    Great food, friendly and knowledgeable staff, beautiful venue. Their menu changes every 3 to 4 months and we will be back to see what they offer next.

  • Jill L.

    18 May 20211 review

    10/10
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Opening time

Breakfast 7:30am - 11:00am - Daily

Lunch 12pm - 1:30pm - Sat & Sun only

Dinner 5pm - 9pm - Mon - Sat

For Groups of 8+ Please  call 07 3358 8888 to book 

How to get to the restaurant

37 Balfour Street, 4005, New Farm (QLD), Australia

Directions to get there

Brisbane City, New Farm

About the restaurant

Escape the bustle of the city to our charming and serene Queenslander – with Modern Vietnamese dining on the veranda, relaxed gatherings under fragrant frangipanis or cocktails on the Rooftop Bar as the sun sets over the iconic Story Bridge.

Our edgy Modern Vietnamese inspired cuisine with a French twist, will entice those with a palate for fresh, light and punchy which also includes a delicious selection of vegan and vegetarian options. The enticing menu is the creation of Head Chef Nick Stapleton and showcases local Queensland ingredients, fresh and cooked, with beautifully balanced Asian aromats and the distinctive sweet, hot, sour and salty flavours of Vietnamese cuisine at its best.

Breakfast at Balfour, almost a Brisbane institution, is a must; the perfect place to start the day. Linger with friends over High Tea, lazy lunches or sunset cocktails in our rooftop bar.

For those with dietary requirements, our Chefs are here to please.

Head Chef Nick Stapleton showcases local Queensland ingredients with beautifully balanced Asian aromats and the distinctive sweet, hot, sour and salty flavours of Vietnamese cuisine at its best.

While respecting the traditions of French and Asian cuisines, he brings a rebellious flair to the fusion, inspired by the image of a Vietnamese chef cooking to comfort a Frenchman far from home.

Features

Asian, Breakfast, Good wine list, , , Christmas and New Year, , , Lunar New Year, ,

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