Bar Alto
  • Brisbane Powerhouse,
    119 Lamington St,
    New Farm ,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3358 1063,
  • Lunch Tue-Sun 11.30am-3pm

    Dinner Tue-Sun 5.30pm-9pm

Bar Alto
-27.469090, 153.054341

This contemporary riverside venue sits on the first floor of a repurposed power station turned performance hub, and delivers much more than its nominal bar status might imply. Sure, there's ample appeal for drinkers - the bar area floods with theatregoers at interval time and a clipped, aptly Italian-leaning wine list consistently engages. But it's the brightly lit open kitchen that provides the biggest spark of interest. Salty pork belly and slices of slow-cooked fennel come sandwiched between layers of chickpea fritters with a zesty salsa verde, typifying the cliché-free, flavour-forward policy in play. Pasta is another forte - try curly edged gigli, loaded with sugo, roast duck, radicchio and Asiago, say, or pappardelle with goat ragù. The industrial-chic décor makes acoustics challenging, but the biscotti or chocolate zabaglione ice-cream with white chocolate granita and raspberries will give your visit an applause-worthy finish.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $14-$29

    M $32-$42

    D $9-$14

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Sajith Vengateri



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