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Showcasing sustainably-sourced seafood, ethically farmed meat and hero vegetables, with beautifully balanced Asian aromas and Vietnamese flavours.

About The Balfour Kitchen

Escape the bustle of the city at charming and serene The Balfour Kitchen on Balfour Street in New Farm. Set in a beautiful Queenslander, guests can dine on the verandah, enjoy relaxed gatherings under frangipanis in the courtyard, or cocktails on the rooftop bar, as the sun sets over the Storey Bridge. Serving edgy modern Vietnamese-inspired cuisine with a French twist, the menu delivers fresh, light and punchy flavours, along with vegan and vegetarian options. Start with spanner crab, green papaya, cos lettuce, bean sprouts, ginger, mint, coriander and crab oil vinaigrette; before duck breast, sesame custard, raspberry vinaigrette and mustard greens, or coconut braised pork belly, chilli and apple sauce, cucumber and radish. Finish with single origin chocolate truffles and cacao nibs.

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A few words from The Balfour Kitchen

Located in the heart of New Farm, a leafy inner city suburb of Brisbane, and only moments away from the vibrant Howard Smith Wharves, The Balfour Kitchen is a Vietnamese inspired restaurant recently crowned Australia's Best Asian Restaurant.

Chef Lachlan Horstman's unique and flair will entice those with a palate for fresh, light and punchy flavours which includes delicious vegan and vegetarian options.

After dinner head to the rooftop bar to enjoy a cocktail from their Inspirationalists menu, a menu inspired by the local heroes of the area, before experiencing the nightlife of the local entertainment precincts.

Award winning breakfast is available daily from 7:30am. Lunch set menu over the weekend, and our famous dinner menu available Mon - Sat. See the website for menus and info on upcoming events!

Location & Map

37 Balfour Street, New Farm 4005 QLD - See Map

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Opening Hours

Mon  7:30:AM - 11:00:AM
Mon  5:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Tue  7:30:AM - 11:00:AM
Tue  5:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Wed  7:30:AM - 11:00:AM
Wed  5:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Thu  7:00:AM - 11:00:AM
Thu  5:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  7:30:AM - 11:00:AM
Fri  5:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sat  7:30:AM - 11:00:AM
Sat  12:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Sat  5:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Sun  7:30:AM - 11:00:AM
Sun  12:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Sun  5:00:PM - 9:00:PM

Groups & Functions

A hidden gem in the local area, The Balfour Kitchen is an intimate neighbourhood restaurant serving a modern Vietnamese menu. An al a carte menu offering something light through to the five course tasting menu. Experience the classic Queenslander wrap-around veranda or take in the kitchen atmosphere inside. Private Dining Private dining is on offer in the outdoor courtyard under the frangipani tree, the dedicated private dining room or for a larger group of up to 50 people in the Simla Room.

  • Up to 50 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (6)


Special food ever


Top quality food
The dishes are gorgeous and very delicious??




Top notch!
Food expertly prepared coupled with friendly unobtrusive service in a unique environment! I really do love the Balfour, particularly the rooftop bar!


Highly recommend
The food and the service was second to none. We had a great time here and will be back.