Restaurants - Lachlan Horstman

Asian flavours of Brisbane at Spicer’s Intimate Urban Retreat

The Balfour Kitchen & Bar at Spicers Balfour Hotel is a dining experience in harmony with its leafy, heritage streetscape and the bounty of the Brisbane region. Under the leadership of new Head Chef Lachlan Horstman, Balfour offers award-winning modern Asian dining in an expansive, elegant Queenslander. Guests can sit either inside or alfresco on the veranda or leafy courtyard, and enjoy drinks before or after in the hidden gem of a rooftop bar.

Horstman showcases sustainably sourced seafood, ethically farmed meats and hero vegetables with beautifully balanced Asian aromas and the distinctive sweet, hot, sour, salty flavour of Vietnamese cuisine. While respecting the traditions of French and Asian cuisines, he brings an edgy and stylish flair to the fusion.

Rising from The Balfour Kitchen & Bar sous chef in mid-2019, Horstman has helped Balfour achieve accolades including a Chef-Hat in the Australian Good Food Guide and the Reader’s Choice Award for Vietnamese; and Best Asian Restaurant in the 2020 Queensland and Northern Territory Restaurant & Catering HostPlus Awards for Excellence.

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