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The Balfour Kitchen & Bar

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

Average price A$80

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


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

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

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  • Cheri G.

    January 17, 20222 reviews


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

  • Nathan M.

    January 15, 202214 reviews


    Lovely food, well presented with lots of flavours.

  • Kevin B.

    December 30, 20213 reviews

  • Sian L.

    December 4, 202113 reviews


    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.

    November 13, 20212 reviews

  • Nicola K.

    October 18, 20216 reviews


    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.

    October 9, 20212 reviews


    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.

    October 8, 202130 reviews

  • Monte H.

    October 6, 20214 reviews


    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.

    September 21, 202111 reviews


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

  • Chris R.

    September 12, 20211 review


    Great food, nice setting, great service

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    September 8, 20211 review


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

  • Karyn M.

    August 21, 20211 review

  • George C

    August 16, 20211 review


    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

    August 14, 20211 review

  • Jaime W.

    August 14, 20211 review


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

  • Stephen N.

    July 25, 20212 reviews


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

  • Sonia W.

    July 19, 20212 reviews


    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.

    July 17, 20214 reviews


    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.

    June 17, 20211 review


    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!

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07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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37 Balfour Street, 4005, New Farm (QLD), Australia

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.


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