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The Balfour Kitchen

$$ - $$$, International,
37 Balfour St | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
+61 7 3358 8888
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“crab omelette” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, International, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
37 Balfour St | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A group of us celebrated a friend’s special birthday at this lovely location. We all had the set menu with shared plates and all agreed the food was amazing. One of the ladies is a coeliac and there was only one thing that she could...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank carsey53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights and this is first time I’ve eaten in same hotel restaurant for every nights meal. The food is just yummy! The team is great, the service is great and the food just caps everything. Thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ericsA5331RZ
GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at The Balfour Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ericsA5331RZ, Thank you for your wonderful comments. It was a real pleasure looking after and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip up. Best wishes Simon Magnus General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, great food, great ambience. This is a definite return for us and we would recommend it to our friends and family also.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Departure20885705796
GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at The Balfour Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Departure20885705796, Thank you so much for your lovely review, we can't wait to get the chance to look after you again. Best wishes, Simon Magnus General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a midweek treat, stayed at the hotel and was so impressed with every meal. Delicious Modern Vietnamese cuisine that is delicious and nutritious with an intoxicating balance of so many amazing flavours! The breakfast try the sticky pork omelette, for lunch the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bbluxetravel
GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at The Balfour Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear bbluxetravel, Thank you for such a glorious review of the Balfour Kitchen. It is always a please to look after our guests and providing great food and service is one of the pleasure of working at Spicers Retreats. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

The Balfour Kitchen has introduced a new menu focused in Thai food. There is a $65 and $75, 2 and 3 course menu. The bar on the top floor as spectacular views to the Story Bridge. The food is superb and the service exemplary.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Huebsch M
GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at The Balfour Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Huebsch M, Thank you so much for taking the time to say such lovely things about your visit to the Balfour Kitchen. I hope we can tempt you back to try more of our beautiful Asian influenced menu, we do hope to push the...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Went out with extended family. Venue lovely would suit romance with the lighting and ambiance. Staff all delightful and knowledable about menu.Gorgeous roof top bar that unfortunately we lingered too long at ( lovely staff had to encourage us downstairs to eat), meant that the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Safari696321
GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at The Balfour Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Safari696321, Thank you for your lovely review of your time with us at Balfour Kitchen. I really appreciate you taking the time to get in touch, the food really is quite delicious! I have to agree with you the rooftop bar is a gem...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Came for a weekday breakfast mid-morning. My wife wanted only bacon and eggs, which whilst not a specific menu item, was able to be created by adding bacon as a side to plain eggs on toast. The pricing for two eggs on toast, which must...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alittleharsh
GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at The Balfour Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alittleharsh, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your breakfast experience with us. I am sorry to hear that we did not live up to your expectations this time, your meals do not reflect the bountiful breakfast we pride ourselves in...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018

A good place for a light meal if you have deep pockets. For $65 you will get a small entree and main. The food is artfully presented but not very substantial. I found all of the dishes we ordered to be extremely sweet and suspect...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Justmeplease
GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at The Balfour Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Justpleaseme, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are sorry to hear that while you enjoyed aspects of your experience, you were let down on other points. We are always looking to improve our products and service and the points...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Tucked out of the way off the busy thoroughfare of Brunswick Street in New Farm, this is like a small private hotel opening up their kitchen to make a café that advertises that they have the “best breakfast in Brisbane”. This may be why they...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank FreePhoenix
GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at The Balfour Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear FreePhoenix, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We pride ourselves on providing great breakfasts with exceptional service and to hear we didn't reach the mark in this case is disappointing. We are always looking to improve, and I...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

I received a High Tea gift from my daughter, we enjoyed a fabulous meal together on the verandah. The staff were fantastic & able to cater vegetarian for us, just needed to let them know a few days ahead. There was so much on the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LisaF3677
GM_Spicershotels, General Manager at The Balfour Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear LisaF3677, I was delighted to hear that you had a fabulous high tea at Balfour Kitchen. It's so nice to be able to enjoy a meal with your friends regardless of your dietaries and we pride ourselves in being open to any guests need,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Balfour St | New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3358 8888
  • E-mail
Description
The Balfour Kitchen is a bistro-style restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests are invited to dine inside or enjoy the alfresco experience of a classic Queenslander wrap-around verandah and intimate courtyard shaded by Frangipani trees. A private dining room is also available for business lunches or celebration dinners for up to 18 people. The Balfour Kitchen is now BYO on Mondays. Bring your favourite bottle from home and we'll be delighted to serve and match it to our new menu. A modern Australian menu with a European flair, The Balfour Kitchen is a hidden gem delivering a unique dining experience.
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