28 Market Street, Brisbane Mon - Fri from 11.30am / Sat from 5:30pm (07) 3236 4855



Nick Pinn

Successful restaurateur and bar owner, Nick Pinn opened Malt Dining in June 2011 to rave reviews. 

Prior to Malt, Nick opened and operated Glass Bar in Fortitude Valley and Aquitaine Brasserie at River Quay, Southbank.

With two successful restaurants boasting menus of tantalising flavours, it’s surprising to discover it was the liquor side of things that originally drew Nick Pinn to the hospitality industry. While studying hospitality management, Nick initially thought he’d go down the beverage route, opening his own bar or club. But food lured him in, resulting in the opening of Malt and Aquitaine.

Having worked in hospitality on and off for 20 years now, Nick is well-versed in what makes a dining experience a memorable one. The success of Malt Dining and the many diners who return are testament to that.


A wonderful open space showing off the history of this fantastic building.
Up the timber staircase, The Attic is a hidden treasure exuding charm in every way. Our luxurious sunken dining room overlooks the city streets as Brisbane’s best kept secret. The Attic has a soaring ceiling and an entire wall of windows to let natural light flood the dining area.

The space is framed by original 19th century red brick and timber. The Attic’s exposed bricks and beams, and original reinforced archways, create ambience for every diner.

From the baby grand piano to the candlelit tables, The Attic is perfect for romantic dinners and large celebrations alike.

A la carte dining for up to 80 guests or canapés for up to 150 guests. Minimum spend applies.


An eclectic mix of texture and colour is framed by the distinction of 160-year-old vintage brickwork.
As you step inside Wenley House, Malt Bar awaits you, on the ground level, framed by timber arches and a glowing wall of whiskies and spirits.

The original timber floorboards look up to a bar top which boasts ten metres of beautiful solid Tasmanian oak. Exposed timber trusses line the ceiling and local contemporary artwork hangs from the walls.

The Malt Bar is a contrast of old and new which sets a distinguished backdrop for afternoon drinks or work lunches.

Casual dining for up to 20 guests or drinks for 60. Bookings are available at 12 noon only.


Surrounded by walls of wine and champagne, a distinctive custom made dining table that is inlaid with engraved stone is suspended from the cellar's exposed timber beams
Downstairs, The Cellar is a romantic and charming below-ground space for an intimate setting. Walls of vintage wine and champagne surround an impressive timber table stretching the entire length of the room. A beautiful candlelit setting awaits diners as they step into this cosy space.

The Cellar is a truly elegant place for small cherished wedding dinners, rehearsal dinners or pre-wedding drinks for the groom and his entourage.

This intimate space is perfect for a family dinner, intimate corporate celebration, or wine degustation meal. Audio-visual equipment is available on request, making it a perfect venue for exclusive corporate presentations during the week.

A la carte, set menu or degustation for up 20 guests. Bookings are essential. This room is available for exclusive use 7 days a week. Minimum spend applies.


A Brisbane Icon
Wenley House

Market Street is home to the iconic Wenley House, historically famous as Queensland’s first municipal marketplace, built in 1863.

It is within this building that Malt Dining is situated. Its vintage white exterior and robust brickwork characterise its working-class beginnings and well-loved nature.

We have restored Wenley House’s grand architectural features to their origins and have integrated layers of contemporary design to visually enhance the space.

  • "....the food is exquisite, absolutely beautiful, you leave with a full stomach but also dying for more! The extensive wine and drinks menu is fantastic as well, the waiters provides excellent choices too suit your meal."
    Nick B
  • "Love this brick and timber interior deco and architecture, Brisbane's iconic building and sophisticated atmosphere! Service was excellent from beginning to end. And food was excellent...."
  • Honestly one of the best meals I have had in Brisbane. I had the duck and could not say enough about how delicious it was and totally something I had never had before. The whole night was fantastic. This place is a gem and I cannot wait to come back again and again!
    Abby T


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