Watt Restaurant & Bar

New Farm


Watt is the quintessential Queensland restaurant and bar sprawled along the riverfront under the Brisbane Powerhouse at New Farm.

A drawcard for locals and visitors alike, Watt features a funky Bombay Sapphire gin garden under a marquee on the water as well as a breezy pavilion style dining hall and bar and al fresco tables and chairs overlooking the water.

Both child and dog friendly (there are places to leash pup with a water bowl up one end), Watt is one of those rare places in Brisbane to suit any occasion, from evening cocktails with friends, date night, group special occasions or family gatherings. It makes a great place for a quick bite to eat or to settle in for hours, especially on weekend afternoons when things crank up a notch with live music.

Watt Restaurant and Bar New Farm

Yet despite its size and reach, Watt manages to reliably tick all of the boxes for everyone. Open on weekends for breakfast and daily for lunch and dinner, the eclectic menu encompasses all day casual offerings like the signature Watt fish’n’chips (served with a basket James Squire 150 lashes beer battered chips), or Wagyu burgers on brioche bun, Sticky BBQ Chicken Wings or Twice-cooked SA baby octopus with a Lunch and Dinner menu to suit discerning foodies.

Watt Restaurant and Bar New Farm

Starters include dishes such Pan-Fried Pork Belly Terrine with sweet onion, apple puree and rye bread, with vinaigrette of apple, shallot and cress or melt-in-the-mouth ceviche style salmon or Prawn Salad with ruby grapefruit, avocado, shaved fennel and citrus dressing.

Watt Restaurant and Bar New Farm

For Mains, as well as the burgers or fish’n’chips there’s choices like Mediterranean-Style Fish Stew with prawns, clams, mussels, barramundi, baby squid and grilled bruschetta with rouille; Lemon-Spiced Spatchcock with Israeli Cous-cous, tomato harissa and Za’atar dressing or Pappardelle of Wild Bendigo rabbit.

Watt Restaurant and Bar New Farm

And desserts here at Watt are summer on a plate (or in a glass), with options such as Passionfruit and Citrus cheesecake with sorbet and gingernut crumb, Strawberries and cream with vanilla bean ice-cream and chocolate waffle cone or Lemon Doughnuts, milk chocolate, raspberries and fairy floss, while in addition there’s a New Farmers Cheese board offering a good selection of cheeses.

Watt Restaurant and Bar New Farm

For families with kids in tow Watt also has a separate Children’s menu with popular items including Fish Fingers and Mini Burgers.

Watt Restaurant and Bar New Farm

Drinks-wise, here’s the place for summery gin-based cocktails, best enjoyed in the Bombay Sapphire gin garden out front as well as Coconut Margaritas, Kaffir Colada, Watt-a-Melon (vodka and watermelon-based) or classics like the Espresso Martini. 

Watt Restaurant and Bar New Farm

Beer drinkers have a choice of Little Creatures, James Squire and Heineken on tap, with bottled beer ranging from Oz craft beers such as 4 Pines ‘Kolsch’ Pale Ale, Murray’s ‘Whale Ale’ or Kosciuszko Pale Ale to standards like XXXX Summer and international faves like Stella Artois, Corona, Birra Maretti and Kirin Ichiban (Japan), while crushed pear and apple cider is also available.

Watt Restaurant and Bar New Farm

Meanwhile the wine list encompasses a section of Whites (moscato, riesling, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc or sav blanc/Semillon) and Rose and Reds (Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Merlot and Shiraz).

Watt Restaurant and Bar New Farm

Nice to know – Everything on the Watt menu is sourced locally where possible, including produce from stall-holders at the Jan Powers Farmers Market at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

Need to know – Watt has a special Mon-Fri Lunch Menu for $25 which includes a main dish and house cocktail. During the December-January school holidays and through to February kids under the age of 13 eat free from Monday to Friday, Lunch and Dinner. For those attending shows at the Brisbane Powerhouse it is advisable to book ahead in the evenings and allow time before the show to avoid disappointment.

*The kids dine free offer is available for lunch or dinner before 6.00pm every Monday to Friday and when accompanied by a minimum of 2 adults each dining from the WATT a la carte menu. Not valid with any other offers. Not valid public holidays.

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Brisbane Powerhouse

119 Lamington St

New Farm

Opening Hours

3358 5464



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