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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 A$80

Taste it all! $80

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MENU Taste it all! A$80

This preset menu includes: To Tease + Starter + Main Course + Dessert

MENU Vegan Taste it all! A$70

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MENU Taste it all! A$80

This preset menu includes: To Tease + Starter + Main Course + Dessert

MENU Vegan Taste it all! A$70

This menu is only a Sample and is subject to change

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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.

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Chef Lachlan Horstman
  • Average price A$80
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3 course set tasting menu
A$80
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Taste it all! A$80
This preset menu includes: To Tease + Starter + Main Course + Dessert
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Pho spiced brisket, shao hsing jus, bone marrow butter, jackfruit, bean sprouts, cabbage,

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.3/10
based on 346 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :9.7/10
  1. Tiarelle Z.
    Tiarelle Z.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing food. Amazing service. Very busy for a Monday night.

  2. Judi H.
    Judi H.
    • one review
    5/10

    We have been on numerous occasions and therefore bring new people to this restaurant and recommend to others. This morning, the service was poor and the food was below average and serving size considerably reduced and the coffee was cold. Most disappointing as this was a farewell breakfast to friends heading back overseas. Will be difficult to return

  3. Dita M.
    Dita M.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    I got there and had everything set up on my table. They gave me a free Champagne when the waitress asked about how’s my day? As told her really had a bad day and need to enjoy my meal tonight.. I really like the champagne and enjoyed my main the pho spiced Brisket and my dessert white choc and miso mousse. The brisket was melted in my mouth and my dessert tasted different but I really like it too. I also like my white wine Pinot gris. I definitely recommend this place and will come back to try different menus next time. Thank you guys for your lovely hospitality and great service.

  4. Vicki N.
    Vicki N.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Beautiful restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. Cocktails were yum but could be larger. The food was amazing service was good. I loved the decor and the roof top drinks

  5. Peter S.
    Peter S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Fantastic food cooked and seasoned to perfection. Attentive, quick and friendly staff. You will pay a premium price for this excellent service, though. Average price of full bottle of wine was around $80.00.

  6. Carolina P.
    Carolina P.
    • one review
    10/10

    The place is beautiful, very romantic, good for couples or for a group gathering. The bar is very nice, nice view and food and service were excellent. Definitely recommend!

  7. Rick H.
    Rick H.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Another great Spicers venue - excellent through and through. The food was devine, ambience perfect, staff attentive, pace of meal perfect and then we found the roof top bar! Not to be missed.

  8. Palingu A.
    Palingu A.
    • one review
    9/10

    The restaurant is in a beautiful setting. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food was tasty and we had a lovely time. We will be back again.

  9. Phil A.
    Phil A.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    We love Spicers and have been to nearly all of them of the years - the food here was such a let down! Presentation was unimaginative and even more importantly, kinda bland with no stand out flavours. We very politely told our server when we asked and she really didn’t care at all. Definitely not a restaurant up to the Spicers standard.

  10. Peter B.
    Peter B.
    • one review
    9/10

    Expensive but if you want the best Vietnamese cuisine in Australia it will cost you!

  11. Diana S.
    Diana S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    It was really nice

  12. Chui Ming T.
    Chui Ming T.
    • 11 reviews
    9/10

    Thank you for a very enjoyable evening out. We tried the tasting menu and it was spectacular.

  13. Megan H.
    Megan H.
    • one review
    8/10

    Setting of the restaurant was lovely . Service in roof top bar excellent , but in the restaurant only 1 menu for 4 people and banquets were not explained every well . Lack of information from waitress. Also meals came out too quickly to enjoy .

  14. Susan C.
    Susan C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Such a gorgeous place to dine with a lovely selection of beautiful food.

  15. Samantha M.
    Samantha M.
    • one review
    10/10

    The chef has a great talent of delivering flavours with punch as well as subtle, but still amazing notes. The staff were friendly and the environment makes you feel like you’re in your own private little world. Excellent work by all.

  16. Ruey-kuen c.
    Ruey-kuen c.
    • 2 reviews
    7/10

    Overall not bad but definitely not as good as other spicer restaurant we had before, we love spicer but the Balfour definitely not our option again.

  17. Rhys M.
    Rhys M.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    A lovely environment in the middle of Brisbane. Food didn’t quite meet my expectations for a Spicer’s Resturant.

  18. Sarah G.
    Sarah G.
    • one review
    10/10

    The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious and they catered very well for our vegetarian friend. Atmosphere was very relaxed and made for a wonderful night.

  19. Willie H.
    Willie H.
    • 13 reviews
    8.5/10

    Been here the second time since it had the new vietnamese fusion concept implemented for lunch, have to say dinner is way better but nonetheless great spot for good food and any occasion.

  20. Nicola S.
    Nicola S.
    • 4 reviews
    6.5/10

    We went to the Balfour Kitchen today to celebrate our 23rd Anniversary and after visiting there a little whiie ago (just before lockdown) and being overwhelmed with the food, we were a little unimpressed this time around. The setting is beautiful and the wine was quite lovely but for $50 per head, we would have expected a little more than what we received (basically some pickled vegetables and a few slices of pork belly with lettuce cups for me (I'm gluten intolerant) and pork buns for my husband. All in all rather average for the money we spent ($150) and the fact that it was a rather special day for us!

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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

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, , Brunch, Romantic, , Christmas and New Year, , ,

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