Hinterland Fine Dining Restaurants

Enjoy fine dining restaurant experiences in the Moreton Bay Region hinterland. From authentic Italian cuisine to wine straight from the vineyard right outside the restaurant, these little dining gems near Brisbane offer a range of flavours to suit everyone’s tastebuds!

In the Vineyards of Ocean View

Nothing says fine dining more than an award-winning, 5-star restaurant set among a flourishing green vineyard in the Moreton Bay Region hinterland. Enjoy a menu concocted with the seasonal local produce in mind matched with Ocean View Estates very own craft beer and estate grown and made wines. Indulge in food created with finesse and passion by head chef Joel Grudnoff, who loves experimenting to create fabulous dishes with what is seasonally grown and harvested from the Ocean View Estates herb, vegetable and fruit orchards.

Address: 2557 Mount Mee Rd, Ocean View

Opening Hours:

Thursday to Saturday 11:30am - Late

Sunday 11:30am - 5pm

Christmas Trading

24th - 29th December Closed - except for Christmas Eve Dinner

30th - 31st December 11:30am - Late

1st January Closed

Menu: https://oceanviewestates.com.au/eat/

Bookings: (07) 3425 3900

For restaurant reviews: TripAdvisor, Facebook

“My wife and I had dinner at Ocean View to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food is amazing (I highly recommend the slow cooked lamb salad), and of course the wine was delicious. The staff were quick to take our order and offer advice on selections. Looking forward to our next visit.” – Matthew H.

Nestled atop Mt Mee

Offering modern Australian meals and stunning views of rolling hills in the heart of the Moreton Bay Region Hinterland is fine dining restaurant, Birches. In a spacious dining room with a high rake timber ceiling and a crackling fireplace, you can dig into delicious gourmet meals prepared with fresh, local produce. Or, if you prefer, wander through the open glass French doors onto the large veranda and dine alfresco with the ambience of nature settling you in for a night of fine dining near Brisbane.

Address: 1350 Mt Mee Road, Mt Mee

Opening Hours:

Wednesday & Thursday 10am - 4pm

Friday - 10am - 4pm & 6pm - 10pm

Saturday- 9am - 4pm & 6pm - 10pm

Sunday 8.30am - 4pm

Christmas Trading

Closed from 21st December - 7th January

Menu: http://www.birchesrestaurant.com.au/menu.htm

Bookings: (07) 5498 2244

For restaurant reviews: TripAdvisor, Facebook

“We attended a birthday lunch with friends here. The four of us each chose different mains and desserts and each said their food was fantastic. The setting was really lovely with extensive views over the countryside. The service was very friendly and prompt. We will certainly be returning here.” – Kevin & Diane.

Tucked in Samford Valley

Behind the helm at Pause Restaurant in Samford, you'll find experienced Italian chefs whipping up divine cuisine that reflects European authenticity. With a lifetime of cooking, eating and preparing behind them, this authentic Italian restaurant near Brisbane can help you find your flavour by sampling small plates. Alternatively, you can leave it up the chef to decide your next meal, even enjoyed a paired beverage upon request.

Crafting the food from scratch and the cocktails from botanical ingredients, Pause is an award-winning fine dining gem in the Moreton Bay Region hinterland. With each dish carefully crafted, Pause’s menu is simple, yet exceptional, the venue a beautiful, architectural design in a quiet garden setting, that is simply unmatched in Brisbane.

Address: 16 Main St, Samford Village

Opening Hours:

Thursday 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Friday 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Saturday 12pm - 3pm & 5:30pm - 9pm

Sunday 12pm - 3pm

Christmas Trading

25th December - Lunch only

26th December - 6th January Closed

Menu: https://pausesamford.com.au/restaurant/

Bookings: (07) 3468 1771

For restaurant reviews: TripAdvisor, Facebook

“Exceptional day out! Food was beautiful, entertainment first class, service - attentive while keeping the relaxed ambience. Thoroughly recommend it.” – J. Young.

With a View of Lake Samsonvale

Atop Clear Mountain in the Moreton Bay Region hinterland lies an exquisite gourmet and fine dining restaurant with flavours to delight your most satiable appetites. Dine indoors or alfresco at Clear Mountain Lodge’s Mandy’s on the Mountain restaurant with an inspired, innovative menu of in-house grown produce.

Alternatively, enjoy a modern Australian fine dining experience at the lodge’s Lakeview Restaurant open for a leisurely morning or afternoon tea, lunch and dinner. Offering a palate-pleasing selection of entrees, light meals, mains and desserts while you take in the views of Lake Samsonvale, Brisbane city and the Moreton Bay, Clear Mountain Lodge’s restaurants are sure to fill your appetite.

Address: 564 Clear Mountain Road, Clear Mountain

Opening Hours: Varies – check the website.

Menu: http://www.clearmountainlodge.com.au/dining-en.html

Bookings: (07) 3298 5100

For restaurant reviews: TripAdvisor

“Had dinner in Mandy's Restaurant, what a lovely night out. Everything that was served was fresh and tasted amazing. Also loved the innovative menu, like the kholrabi stack and the kale in caper butter. And the curry was superb. Wonderful service and a beautiful view topped off a great night. Would definitely eat there again.” – Lee, Brisbane.

Enjoy the tastes of Moreton Bay Region in style and luxury with these fine dining gems that don't cost a pretty penny like their city counterparts.

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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.