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Malt Dining, Brisbane (QLD)
Malt Dining, Brisbane (QLD)
Malt Dining, Brisbane (QLD)
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Malt Dining

28 Market St, 4000 Brisbane (QLD)
Meat Cuisine
Average price A$65


Malt Dining

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At the ripe vintage of 27 Johns experience out strips his years. Having completed his apprenticeship in Stanthorpe, john moved to the Brisbane, cutting his teath as a qualified chef in venues such as The Willow and Spoon and Survey Co. Before taking a leap of faith and travelling to Mexico and then Canada. John's time at Dailo in Toronto set his culinary path towards Asian styling and he has been firmly placed at Malt dining now for 2 1/2 years driving this approach.

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Chef John Speranza
Dietary optionsGluten free, Lactose intolerance
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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Short waiting time
  • Kim P.6 reviews

    January 13, 2023


    Hubby did the research, for our long weekend stay in Brisbane, and found this restaurant for my birthday celebration. Had a fantastic night and would highly recommend this restaurant. I had the steak, which was excellent and hubby chose the octopus which was a bit chewy, though good. Great wait staff too.

  • Gloria C8 reviews

    October 29, 2022


    Beautiful fresh food. The octopus and pork belly were tasty. We will be back to try the rest of the menu.

  • Danielle L.18 reviews

    October 25, 2022


    We love this place. Great atmosphere and service. Food was excellent and we shared lots of dishes between the table. Excellent value. We'll be back soon.

  • Irene Y.87 reviews

    September 28, 2022


    The restaurant Attic is upstairs with beautiful intimate setting, soft seats. They have private rooms too. Service was very good considering they had a large function and full house. Had the 16hr slow cooked beef brisket which was tender and delicious, quite a large serve , and creamed carrot dessert, also quite a generous serve. Very interesting menu.

  • Wendy D.35 reviews

    September 24, 2022


    We went to Malt for my partner’s birthday and had the set menu with the pairing wines. We loved all the dishes in the menu, very delicious!

  • Afrah P.1 review

    August 18, 2022


    I was called by the staff at Malt Dining right after booking online from the Fork to be informed that they actually have a function on & we’ll be seated at the bar. It was a bit disappointing however we were pleasantly surprised by the ambience at the bar area and beautiful high seating. The full menu was still on offer and the staff were spectacular. Pumpkin was to die for, so was the sourdough! Definitely will be back again :)


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  • Jay C.36 reviews

    June 24, 2022


    The restaurant was very nice, although it wasn't quite the fine dining experience that was indicated. The Korean pork belly was perhaps a little too fatty, but the Japanese pumpkin was fantastic.

  • Wendy D.35 reviews

    June 4, 2022


    We went to Malt for a birthday celebration. We had the 8-course set menu and everything on the menu was delicious. We were very impressed with the consistency of all the dishes on the menu. It was a very memorable evening. Highly recommended it!

  • Helen D.10 reviews

    March 5, 2022


    I eat out a fair bit and am quite a good home chef, so take that into account if you read my review. I ordered the smoked ham dish for starters, the quail for main and the white chocolate torte for dessert. The smoked ham dish lacked smokiness and was generally unimpressive. It constituted several slices folded on a plate. There was a lot of ham but only three 2cm pieces of sauteed pineapple. The Quail was so thickly coated in the crust. The seasoning was salty and not flavoursome with no identifiable aromatics. There was barely any leek puree, perhaps a small smear on the plate under the quail. The pecans offered a nice bit of crunch and light sweetness. The quail was dry, but not tough. There were four small pieces of peach. The peaches I suspect were not ripe as they were tough to cut. I finished the dish because I don't like wasting food, but I could have stopped 1/3 way through the first quail piece and ordered something else. The torte was not aesthetically inviting. Despite the 'crust' looking burnt, it didn't taste burnt. It was moist, the strawberries were a nice aesthetic tough, but tarte. The almonds added some crunch, but this was generally a basic standard dish. I should have ordered a side of vegetables. This would have helped support the lack of vegetable accompaniment, however, the wait staff member said the main was a large dish, so no need. Wait staff however were great, attentive and engaging. I didn't mention I was dissatisfied with anything because I would have felt terrible providing this feedback. I won't be going here to eat again. Location is great and inside has a higher end bistro feel. Glad I visited Malt, but I won't be returning.


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  • Andrew J.1 review

    November 26, 2021


    Delicious 6 course tasting menu. Every dish a winner! Great service. Awesome spot.

  • Nick s.7 reviews

    September 24, 2021


    Fantastic. The degustation with wine pairings was well worth it. The food was beautiful. The service though made the night, best table for our anniversary, and the waiter was very engaging, professional and knowledgeable. We'll definitely be back

  • Danielle L.18 reviews

    August 21, 2021


    The vibe of the restaurant was lovely - a good atmosphere with old building and modern furnishings. Service was excellent. The only thing we didn't like was the lengthy explanation of what was on our plate! The food was amazing though.

  • Andrew B.15 reviews

    August 14, 2021


    This was one of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time. Beautiful food, fantastic wine, and friendly and very efficient service. We will definitely be back and will strongly recommend Malt to our friends. The Trout Sashimi was incredible as was the pork and the beef brisket my wife ordered. I really could not recommend this restaurant any more highly.

  • Kylie F.1 review

    March 20, 2021


    Outstanding in every way! Highly recommend! Dining - 2 couples. Staff very attentive. The flavours of the food was incredible. Ambience is 10/10.

    Malt DiningOwner

    Thanks so much for your feedback, Kylie! Hope to see you guys in the near future, all the best. The Malt Team :)

  • Craig R.1 review

    December 12, 2020


    Ordered the 6 course tasting menu and the meal was very good. However we felt a little rushed. with each course and when we asked for coffee the waitress said ‘you are already over rime and we need the table’. Coffees would have taken 10mins to serve, and it was not obvious that anyone was waiting for our table.... killed what would have orherwise been a very pleasant night.

  • Elana W.82 reviews

    November 27, 2020


    Menu was quite different to previous visits but interesting. Food was enjoyable and tasty. Coffee was luke warm but they made fresh ones and we weren’t charged so we were pleased with that. Overall a very enjoyable dining experience.

  • Richard R.8 reviews

    November 17, 2020


    Excellent food in a tasteful inner city location. Not cheap but worth it.

  • Jessica H.5 reviews

    November 13, 2020


    Amazing food and amazing service. Our server Amy was excellent knew her stuff and was all round lovely and bubbly she made the experience 5 star! We recommend the pea wontons not to be missed! Thank you Malt for a nice evening.

  • Joseph H.43 reviews

    February 26, 2020


    Nice atmosphere on a quiet Wednesday evening. Ordered the lamb ribs, Japanese pumpkin and the broccoli. Everything was seasoned very well and flavoursome.

  • Richard H.16 reviews

    February 7, 2020


    Really nice and different menu and was certainly well priced too. Service was very pleasant, decor is rather eclectic and had a nice bar downstairs.

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Opening time

11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM

How to get to the restaurant

28 Market St, 4000, Brisbane (QLD), Australia

Additional information

CNR of Market and Charlotte St, Brisbane , 4000

Brisbane CBD, Brisbane City, Spring Hill

About the restaurant

‘Charming and rustic'

Malt Dining offers the most unique dining experience that one can give, providing a classic Australian cuisine in a formal setting. The menu is made with locally sourced produce and sustainable seafood. You are able to dine in the three different spaces: the Bar, the Attic restaurant and the private Cellar, which are all situated in Wenley House. The food is homey and the spaces to dine in serve as a place of comfort. Located in the CBD, it makes for the perfect date night or catch-up with friends.

Best dish: Charred Beef Mushroom Ketchup, Asparagus, Mustard Green.


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