Redcliffe is one of those seaside Aussie towns that checks all the boxes—expansive ocean views, proximity to lush hinterland, beautiful waterfront parks and, most importantly, some of the best food near Brisbane. Whether you're in town to cheer on the Brisbane Roar, day tripping for a swim at the beach or holidaying on the peninsula, eating out at these restaurants Redcliffe should be on the top of your 'to-do' list.
From fresh seafood, insta-worthy cafe dishes, craft beer to kid friendly and dog friendly venues to a wide variety of international cuisines, Moreton Bay Region has something for every gourmand.
For “locally sourced, internationally inspired and creatively prepared” food Cafe Diversity, at 75 Redcliffe Pde, is hard to beat. Cafe Diversity is one of the most scenic Redcliffe cafes, with views out to Moreton Bay.
The all-day breakfast and lunch menus have dishes for everyone, from young to old and the conservative to adventurous. Gluten free, nut free, paleo, vegetarian and vegan options are also available along with children’s menus and a children’s play area.
Wonderful water views are a given at Sea Salt & Vine on Reef Point Esplanade, by the harbour at Scarborough. It is open seven days a week for breakfast, coffee, snacks, morning and afternoon tea as well as light meals and lunch. Bonus - it's licensed.
If you are looking for one of the largest selections of cakes and pastries on the peninsula, Bazil & Co, at 1/73 Landsborough Ave, Scarborough, is the place to go.
Bazil & Co also offers breakfast and lunch with burgers, bagels, Segafredo coffee, fresh juices, milkshakes and sandwiches available. All this and glorious views across the waters of Morten Bay from the Redcliffe cafés location by the beach and park.
Enjoy an all-day breakfast made from fresh, local produce available until 2.30pm or a specialised lunch menu 11am - 2:30pm.
Sift Café, at 95 Prince Edward Pde, prides itself on using only the best local and fresh produce for its customers. Nestled by the Scarborough foreshore, it offers coffee, light meals and house-baked goodies in a wonderfully relaxed setting. Gluten-free and vegetarian food options are available.
Sift is perfectly positioned for those on a day’s walk or ride being close to the 13km shared pathway from Ted Smout Bridge to Jamieson Park at Scarborough.
Grind Café, at 35 Redcliffe Pde, has specialist baristas serving specialist coffee, be it filter, batch brew, drip or espresso. It also accommodates and provides for pets with visitors able to order a puppucino for their furry friends!
Serving all things caffeinated, Grind Café has a tasty blend or filter coffee to hit that sweet spot by the Redcliffe waterfront – and free workspaces and Wi-fi.
If you're on the Peninsula on a Sunday don't leave without dropping into the Redcliffe Markets - there are food trucks galore! Open every Sunday morning along Redcliffe Pde. There’s entertainment and so much for youngsters to see, while dogs and small pets are always welcomed provided they are on a leash at all times.
You’ll also find a cool drink and liver treat for visiting pets at the Puppy Pit Stop by the information booth. Among the market stalls there is so much food including farm-direct meat and seafood as well as arts and crafts homemade goods and much more.
The Belvedere is one of many dog and kid friendly restaurants Redcliffe is proud to call theirs complete with a playground within one of the al fresco areas. There is also a children’s menu.
The Bel, as locals call it, also has a dog-friendly dining area to ensure no canine member of the family is forgotten on their visit to the peninsula. Plus, the human food is delish and they can make a mean cocktail!
Sunny’s Margate Beach restaurant and rooftop bar is the perfect place to quench your thirst with great beers and wines, dining and outstanding bay views. Head upstairs to Sunny’s rooftop for a comprehensive cocktail menu and great variety of Queensland beers and wines.
Or browse through the wine menu in the restaurant, the ultimate dining destination with beachfront views.
Walk-ins welcome at the rooftop bar Fridays from 3pm and Sundays from noon, book for the restaurant and check-out the café open from 7am every day.
Jumping Goats Bar says “there’s nothing quite like us on the peninsula” – and they are right.
The ‘small neighbourhood’ bar, located at 295 Oxley Ave, Margate, serves local craft beer, wine, spirits and cocktails. Perfect for a pre-footy brew their venue is pet and family friendly, bar snacks are served, a list of beers on tap is available and advanced bookings are recommended.
Suttons Beach Pavilion turned the dream of relaxing by a beach with our favourite drink into reality.
The only venue of its kind in Brisbane with direct access to the beach, the pavilion has a wide selection of Australian and international wines, beer, cider and food on offer.
Morgan’s Seafood, at Bird O’Passage Pde, Scarborough, has been described as the ‘crown jewel of Queensland’s seafood outlets’ located on the beautiful Scarborough Marina. They offer 180 products from fresh whole fish to local fillets, varieties of prawns, oysters and crabs. Sourced off the trawlers, these are available from their takeaway service, oyster bar and sushi bar or you can eat in, water side.
Few venues can beat Tempest Seafood Restaurant and Teppanyaki Grill, at the Scarborough Boat Harbour, for true waterfront, trawler-to-plate restaurant dining. Trawlers literally moor on its doorstep with the freshest seafood for menus which change with the seasons to suit customers and the peninsula’s climate.
The multi-award-winning Golden Ox restaurant, at 330 Oxley Ave, Margate has become one of the region’s iconic dining destinations. The Ox offers modern Australian cuisine with a classic twist whether on it’s a la carte, seafood and takeaway menus. If you're looking for a place locals rave about, The Golden Ox is one of the most loved restaurants Redcliffe has to offer.
In just four years, Yabbey Road, an iconic English fish and chips shop, has become a firm favourite and major drawcard for visitors to 133 Redcliffe Parade. Pick up your meal and cross the road to sit on the Redcliffe Jetty while you enjoy quality and affordable fish and chips.
Seafood Town, at 14 Oxley Ave, Woody Point, offers locally-caught Queensland seafood direct from the trawlers or local fishermen. Hundreds of products are available each day with something for everyone's budget from fish, chips and fresh salads to take away seafood.
Family and friends will love it with a waterfront park for children with a playground area and flying fox.
For authentic Italian home cooking and a homely feel, What’s in the Pot? ticks all the boxes. Located at 133-137 Redcliffe Pde, the restaurant is described as a ‘little corner of Tuscany’, as it respects the culinary traditions of the beloved central Italian region.
What’s in the Pot? uses the best ingredients and sources its meat, fruit, vegetables and seafood from local suppliers. There is also a Wine and Tapas Bar!
Located on Redcliffe’s waterfront, The Rustic Olive Italian Kitchen is an award-winning Redcliffe restaurant. While specialising in gourmet pizzas, pasta and risotto dishes, The Rustic Olive offers an extensive array of seafood, meat and vegetarian options including a selection of gourmet salads, fine coffee and a delicious array of cakes and desserts to suit any palate.
La Lanterna is a “little piece of northern Italy close to you”. In fact, so close you can find the 40-seat restaurant at 31 Redcliffe Pde. It is dedicated to the traditions of Ligurian cuisine, from the crescent-shaped region of that name known as the Italian Rivieria. Signature dishes are pastas and focaccias, however the flavours change to ensure the menu is fresh, innovative and inviting.
Pilpel on the corner of Sutton and Creek Sts, Redcliffe, is one of the most popular middle-eastern restaurants and function venues in the region. Pilpel specialises in smoked beef, chicken and lamb as well as other meats, which are locally sourced with seasonal ingredients to make the middle-east dishes.
Mamma’s Italian Restaurant has been part of the peninsula since first opening in 1982 and today is still going strong at 69 Redcliffe Pde. Fine Italian food and of course pizzas are the bedrock of the lunch and dinner menus. Vegetarian options are also provided.
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