Register my restaurant
Help

TheFork, a Trip advisor company

What
Where

The Balfour Kitchen & Bar

9.3/10
403
37 Balfour Street, 4005 New Farm (QLD)See map

Average price A$80

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

Reservation

Find a table

MENU

Free service • Reservation confirmed immediately

Book for free Get instant confirmation

Make a reservation on TheFork to earn Yums and enjoy exclusive loyalty discounts
This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Card payments accepted
Contact information is obtained
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Government training by staff completed
Guest spacing 1,5m
Hand sanitizer for customers
*This information is declared by the restaurant
See more information

TheFork offers

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

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

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

The preset menus are for the table to enjoy

Selected by INSIDER

A rare pearl among our careful selection of the best addresses right now

INSIDER by TheFork is a carefully curated selection of top tier venues, the ones with hats, the ones that make the top dining guides, and most importantly the ones we know you love!

INSIDER tip

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
A$8
Kimchi Pork Bao - Pork Belly, House Made Kimchi, Hot and Sweet Sauce, Caramelised Apple
A$8
Soy Glazed Eggplant Bao - Tempura Battered Eggplant, Soy Bean Sauce, Roast Tomato
A$8
Taste It All Menu - For The Table to Share A$80
This preset menu includes: To Tease + To Start + To Follow + To Finish

User photos

+14

photos

Reviews

9.3/10
Excellent403 reviews
9.3/10

Food

9.2/10

Service

9.4/10

Ambience

9-10

7-8

5-6

3-4

1-2

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.

  • Cheri G.

    January 17, 20222 reviews

    10/10

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

  • Nathan M.

    January 15, 202214 reviews

    10/10

    Lovely food, well presented with lots of flavours.

  • Kevin B.

    December 30, 20213 reviews

    10/10
  • Sian L.

    December 4, 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.

    November 13, 20212 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Nicola K.

    October 18, 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.

    October 9, 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.

    October 8, 202130 reviews

    7.5/10
  • Monte H.

    October 6, 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.

    September 21, 202111 reviews

    10/10

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

  • Chris R.

    September 12, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Great food, nice setting, great service

  • - -

    September 8, 20211 review

    9/10

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

  • Karyn M.

    August 21, 20211 review

    9/10
  • George C

    August 16, 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

    August 14, 20211 review

    4.5/10
  • Jaime W.

    August 14, 20211 review

    7/10

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

  • Stephen N.

    July 25, 20212 reviews

    10/10

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

  • Sonia W.

    July 19, 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.

    July 17, 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.

    June 17, 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!

See all reviews

Tripadvisor reviews

249 Tripadvisor Reviews

More information

Opening time
Open today

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

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, , Romantic, , Christmas and New Year, , , , Valentine's Day

Services

Other restaurants in New Farm (QLD) that you may like

Pub grub

The Brunswick Hotel

Score:9.3

New Farm (QLD)

A$24 average price

Australian

New Farm (QLD)

A$25 average price

Pub grub

QA Hotel

Score:9.0

New Farm (QLD)

A$30 average price

Australian

Bitter Suite

Score:8.3

New Farm (QLD)

A$30 average price

-30%

European

New Farm (QLD)

A$35 average price

  • Insider

Vietnamese

Insider

New Farm (QLD)

A$80 average price

MENU

Are you a restaurant owner?

Register your Restaurant

Tell us more about you and we will contact you as soon as possible

Already a Client

Log in to TheFork Manager and contact us by Chat.

Download our App

  • Download from the App Store
  • Get it on Google Play
  • About
  • Loyalty program
  • Contact
  • Terms of Use
  • Are you a restaurant?
  • Privacy and Cookies Statement
  • Frequently asked questions
  • We are hiring
  • MICHELIN Guide Partnership

© 2022 La Fourchette SAS - All rights reserved

Promotional offers are subject to conditions displayed on the restaurant’s page. Offers on alcoholic beverages are strictly reserved for adults. Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health. Drink with moderation.

Free serviceInstant reservation