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The Balfour Kitchen & Bar

9.5/10
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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 $80

This preset menu is available from 2020-05-13 to 2024-12-31 for dinner on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday The preset menus are for the table to enjoy

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Meet the Chef

Chef Lachlan Horstman is primarily inspired by Vietnamese cuisine but also draws on traditional French techniques. Growing up with a mother who had her own restaurant, Lachlan 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, Lachlan 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

9.5/10
Excellent416 reviews
9.5/10

Food

9.4/10

Service

9.5/10

Ambience

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Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review.

  • Gina C.
    Gina C.

    9 July 20222 reviews

    10/10

    A cocktail overlooking the story bridge upstairs, followed by the tasting menu downstairs. Always delightful.

  • Jenna H.
    Jenna H.

    29 June 20221 review

    10/10

    The best service and food in Brisbane I have had in quite a while, its a cute intimate venue which is was I was looking for. Just beautiful and there was so many good flavours.

  • Nancy K.
    Nancy K.

    11 June 202222 reviews

    10/10
  • Robert H.
    Robert H.

    13 May 20221 review

    8/10
  • Pearl L.

    15 February 20224 reviews

    7.5/10
  • Cheri G.

    17 January 20222 reviews

    10/10

    What a fabulous restaurant we have just found. Can’t wait to go back. Five stars for everything

  • Nathan M.
    Nathan M.

    15 January 202214 reviews

    10/10

    Lovely food, well presented with lots of flavours.

  • Kevin B.

    30 December 20213 reviews

    10/10
  • Sian L.
    Sian L.

    4 December 202113 reviews

    10/10

    Amazing food!!! Do yourself a favour and get the tumeric broth....hands down the best soup I've ever had. The cocktail list could have a little refresh but the service was spectacular. 5 stars!!!

  • Sue H.
    Sue H.

    13 November 20212 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Nicola K.
    Nicola K.

    18 October 20217 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 202131 reviews

    7.5/10
  • Monte H.
    Monte H.

    6 October 20214 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.
    Danielle L.

    21 September 202115 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

  • - -

    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
    George C

    16 August 20212 reviews

    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
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Opening time
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Monday
07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Tuesday
07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday
07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday
07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday
07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Saturday
07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Sunday
07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM

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 Lachlan Horstman 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 Lachlan Horstman 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, Brunch, Good for groups, Good wine list, , Christmas and New Year, , , Lunar New Year, ,

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