Hinterland Fine Dining Trail

Moreton Bay Region is full of beautiful vistas, scenic drives and natural attractions, but did you know it’s also home to award winning restaurants and chefs?

You will be surprised at the delectably tasty hidden gems which await you in this stretch of nature paradise located within an hour of the Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

Pause Restaurant Samford Spread Pause Restaurant Samford Spread

1. Pause Restaurant

Crafting the food from scratch, the European trained Italian chefs at Pause Restaurant have been awarded for their slow-food approach using local ingredients to create elegant and delicious menus. Each dish is carefully crafted into delicious plates using a traditional approach, without the pretention of expensive CBD fine dining venues. The food is simple, yet exceptional, the service attentive, but not overwhelming, the venue a beautiful, architectural design in a quiet garden setting, that is simply unmatched in Brisbane. Pause has been voted in Australia's Top 50 Restaurants.

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Mandys Restaurant Mecure Clear Mountain Lodge Moreton Bay region Mandys Restaurant Mecure Clear Mountain Lodge Moreton Bay region

2. Mandy’s Lakeview Restaurant & Lounge

Whether enjoying lunch or dinner, your culinary experience is complemented by sweeping views towards the Glass House Mountains and Moreton Bay islands at Mandy’s Lakeview Restaurant & Lounge. Located at the Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge, Spa & Vineyard, the inspired, innovative menu uses local and in-house grown produce to serve up delicious gourmet delights in comfortable and cosy surrounds. Complete with indoor Fireplace for those winter months, the award-winning restaurant offers casual and alfresco dining 7 days a week, or for an intimate dining setting, Mandy’s (Adult’s Only) secluded dining space is open for Dinner every Friday & Saturday Night.

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Ocean View Winnery Dinner And Wine Visit Moreton Bay Region Ocean View Winnery Dinner And Wine Visit Moreton Bay Region

3. Ocean View Estates

Enjoy the stunning ambience of the 5-star restaurant with a menu that perfectly matches Ocean View Estates’ exquisite wines. Run by creative and passionate chef, Tony Tierney, the restaurant is always serving up some slightly Japanese-French fusions while the laid-back style of the Binary is all about tasting locally brewed craft beer and estate grown (and made) wine. Stay put after a long lunch and take in the views of the surrounding hills, nearby lake and the vines themselves.

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Birches Restaurant Mount Mee Delicious Food And Drinks Menu Moreton Bay Region Birches Restaurant Mount Mee Delicious Food And Drinks Menu Moreton Bay Region

4. Birches Restaurant

Nestled atop Mt Mee is Birches Restaurant, a premier venue offering magnificent modern Australian meals and stunning views across the rolling hills of the rural countryside to the Redcliffe peninsula, Moreton Island and beyond. You can dig into delicious gourmet delights seated inside the spacious dining room featuring a high raked timber ceiling and solid brush-box timber flooring, the focal point of which is the magnificent crackling fireplace in the centre of the room.

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