Dine with a view at these 7 restaurants

Your stomach rumbles. You eagerly fling open the fridge door to be greeted by the questionable bottle of milk, a limp piece of celery, and that mystery jar you’ve been meaning to toss out for a while now. Oh, boy! We know what comes next…

Luckily for you, we’ve done the leg work to shortlist some of the best restaurants with a view in north Brisbane where you can fill your belly and feast your eyes!

Put off that grocery shop for one more day and indulge at one of these seven restaurants with a view in Moreton Bay Region.


Clear mountain air at Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge

Enjoy delectable appetisers at altitude at either of Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge’s two restaurants.

Find a sitter and frock up in that special occasion outfit, because the award-winning Mandy’s on the Mountain restaurant offers intimate dining for adults only.

While you’re gorging on a menu of garlic prawns, 100-day aged rib fillet, and red wine poached pear, take in the gorgeous view of Lake Samsonvale from the al fresco dining area.

Can’t bear to leave the tots at home? Looking for restaurants with a view the kids can enjoy too? No need to worry, because the Lakeview Restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a more casual setting the whole family can enjoy, with the expansive outdoor deck serving up Lake Samsonvale sights.

No matter which option you choose, snapping a quick pic from the outdoor decks will be sure to have you rolling in likes on the ‘Gram – while the gourmet food will have you rolling out the door at the end of the night!


Beachside bliss at The Belvedere

PLEASE NOTE: The Belvedere has re-opened the bistro side of their venue as at September 25, 2023. The remainder of the renovations will be complete in a couple of months.

If you enjoy snacking in the sea breeze while you do what you please, you will love the seaside al fresco dining options catering for everyone from solo visitors, to the family, to your entire group of friends available. Adored by locals and visitors alike, the Belvedere Hotel will have you satiated with both sustenance and scenery!

Offering a seasonal modern Australian menu using only the freshest ingredients, the Belvedere will have you umming and ahhing over their wide selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.

Feeling bad you’re eating your fill while your four-legged friend awaits leftovers at home? Bring your canine companion along to the Belvedere’s dog-friendly deck, where you can enjoy your meal, drinks, and an exquisite ocean sunset in the company of your fur baby.

What better way is there to spend some quality time soaking up the scenery with man’s best friend?


Waterfront wonder at The Boardwalk Restaurant

Want to wave goodbye to Woody Point? Do lakes take your breath away?

A waterfront restaurant of a different kind, the Boardwalk Restaurant is perched right on the edge of Lake Eden in North Lakes.

This fully-licenced venue is open 5 days a week, offering modern cuisine lunch and dinner options. Bring the whole family, with the kids able to entertain themselves in the indoor kids playroom, while you dine on delectable dishes served with a side of smooth-as-glass water scenery.

Find your inner peace with a canapé or cocktail on the Boardwalk’s outdoor lakeside terrace or catch up with up to 19 of your closest comrades in the lakefront private dining room.

You’ll be the talk of the town when you share your experience on your socials with the help of the Boardwalk’s free Wi-Fi available for customers. #LuxuryLakeLifestyle


Sunshine and sea at Sandstone Point Hotel

Are you dealing with some picky eaters? Not really sure what you’re craving or is everybody hankering for something different?

The Sandstone Point Hotel has you covered, with a variety of dining areas serving up modern Australian cuisine even the pickiest of eaters will agree is absolutely delicious! With fresh seafood, locally sourced premium steak, woodfired pizzas, mouth-watering burgers, and a selection of lighter options, there is something for everybody conveniently located in the one venue.

Be sure to check out the Oyster Shed, Sandstone Point Hotel’s fish and chippery, bringing a whole new meaning to waterfront restaurant!

Even if the family can’t decide on what to eat, we’re sure everyone will be in agreement that the Sandstone Point Hotel’s 500 metres of unobstructed water-frontage offering views of Pumicestone Passage truly hits the spot!


Relish rooftop views at Sunny's Margate

Make your way south to Margate Beach and relish in rooftop views at Sunny's Margate, located inside The Sebel Brisbane Margate Beach.

Overlooking Moreton Bay with views of Moreton Island, Sunny's offers fresh seafood, indoor and outdoor dining, and an incredible rooftop bar with panoramic ocean views (and pretty bright yellow umbrellas).

Satisfy your cravings from early morning coffee to dinner with diverse menu options, including gluten-free and vegan choices.

It's the perfect Friday or Sunday chill our venue, with live music on Sundays. Why not make your visit it a weekend retreat and stay downstairs at The Sebel Brisbane Margate Beach, which just 25 minutes from Brisbane Airport.

Sunny's Margate Beach: where every day is a special day by the bay!


Chow down while scouting at Café in the Mountains

Are you an early riser and on the hunt for some morning mountain air rather than a waterfront restaurant? How does brunch and baked goods with the birdlife sound?

In the picturesque Mount Nebo, you’ll be overjoyed to stumble on this little oasis of country hospitality among the foliage. Nibble some home baked goodies, just like Grandma used to make, or opt in for something a bit more substantial while you sticky-beak at the leafy surroundings from the ample outdoor seating.

Where else in north Brisbane can you enjoy a coffee with a kookaburra or scones and cream with a cockatoo?

Café in the Mountains will surely be one of your new favourite restaurants.


Make your jaw drop at Pitstop

Lunch is easier to eat when your mouth falls open in wonder at Pitstop Café, one of Moreton Bay’s restaurants with a view of the entire Mt Pleasant valley. It has to be seen to be believed!

If you’re keen on a scenic drive along Mt Mee Road, you’ll find this rustic café in prime location atop the mountain. The outdoor seating offers a visual feast of the valley, including Dayboro, North Pine Dam, and all the way to Brisbane City in the distance, whilst the café itself offers a scrumptious offering of affordable breakfast, lunch, and snack options.

As the name suggests, Pitstop is a motorhead’s dream! You can sip a coffee while ogling the displays of various car and motorcycle memorabilia or treat yourself to some sweets while perusing the local crafts and collectables for sale. Be sure to check out the different motorcycle or car on display every month while you’re there.

This unique café will have you revving up your engines and leaving the empty refrigerator back at the starting line as you indulge in a banquet to stimulate all of your senses!

So, there you have it!

Next time you open the fridge at home and you are not impressed by what greets you, don’t pout! Seize the opportunity to get out and find something a little more palatable to improve your day.

Whether you’re craving a beachside breakfast, a lakeside lunch, a seaside supper, or a mountaintop brunch, these are just seven of the Moreton Bay region’s restaurants with a view!

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.