Restaurants / Cafés on Tamborine Mountain

Why not indulge yourself and partake in some refreshment. Whether, breakfast, lunch or dinner or just a coffee you will find many fine Restaurants & Cafés on Tamborine Mountain to satisfy your needs.

** We recommend that all visitors contact any Restaurant / Cafe in advance of any arrangements to confirm trading hours, as these can change without notice. Pre-bookings for Restaurants are always advised and can ensure that everything is perfect for your occasion.

To find a great Café or Restaurant on beautiful Tamborine Mountain to suit your tastes , scroll through the options listed below or use the Search Box to search.

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Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery

Location Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery 104 -144 Hartley Road North Tamborine, QLD 4272Phone: +61 7 5545 1666Visit Our Website: Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery Restaurant

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Cedar Creek Estate Restaurant is the perfect place to unwind and relax, or charge the batteries for more mountain adventuring. Our Chefs have put together a menu to compliment the most discerning palate. Winery garden grown herb and local, seasonal produce reflect the character of the region while our staff’s specialist wine knowledge will help you select the ideal wine to compliment your meal.

In summer, the Gazebo and Veranda that overlook manicured gardens and Wild Duck Luck create an ideal setting to enjoy superb food and wine; and in winter the Hamblin Room becomes a cosy retreat, with log fires and hearty soups warm locals and guests alike. The restaurant serves lunch from 11am – 3pm and afternoon teas from 10am – 4pm daily.

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

Location Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk Birdwing Café 333 Geissmann Drive North Tamborine, QLD 4272Phone: +61 7 5545 2222Visit Our Website: Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

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Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk located on Tamborine Mountain is an innovative way to view this spectacular environment. Visitors depart from the Eco Info Gallery, which offers comprehensive local flora and fauna interpretive panels & displays and a fresh water aquarium, to begin an adventure on a spectacular elevated walkway, high above the ground in the beautiful rainforest canopy.

Descending gradually to the densely vegetated rainforest floor beside the creek, the walk follows points of interest including rockpools, a butterfly lookout, local history enclosure and sheltered rest areas along the way until reaching the amazing Cantilever.

Visitors return to the Centre which has a cafe serving light refreshments, gift shop with quality merchandise, toilet facilities (including accessible facilities), and bus/car parking areas. The walk takes approximately 50 minutes and is suitable for all ages.

The Skywalk is open 7 days from 9:30am with final walks at 4pm (closing at 5pm) and entry prices are Adults $19.50, Children $9.50, Family $44.00 (2 adults & 1 children), Extra Child $5.00 and Senior/Student Card Holders $16.50.

Coach and visitor parking on site. Toilets including disabled are available.

The Heritage Restaurant

Location The Heritage Restaurant Cnr Shelf & Bartle Roads Mount Tamborine, QLD 4272Phone: +61 7 5545 3144Visit Our Website: The Heritage Restaurant

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The Heritage restaurant is open seven days a week from 11.30am to 3.00pm for lunch and evening for your special functions and events (by arrangement). The Heritage restaurant on Mt Tamborine is an elegantly sophisticated local and tourist destination. With views over the hinterland to the Gold Coast as well as covered verandas plus a terrace, it is an ideal place for summer lunches. In winter, the magnificent stone fireplace provides a warm cosy atmosphere for dining.

We also have a beautiful glass chapel ideal for weddings, christenings / namings and funerals. Take advantage of the Cellar Door for wine tasting and wine sales which is open daily from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Bearded Dragon

Location Bearded Dragon Junction Beenleigh-Beaudesert, Tamborine Mountain and Waterford Tamborine Roads Tamborine, QLD 4270Phone: +61 7 5543 6888

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With the Bearded Dragons premier reputation for hospitality comes a heritage of innovation and excitement with our scrumptious menu selections. We offer classic breakfast and Traditional Pub Fare on our modern all day dining menu ($6.50-$20.50AUD) alongside our A la Carte Dinner menu ($15-$30AUD) with twists and turns on classic country style dishes.

As one of the best restaurants at Tamborine, we offer a wide choice of value meals, quality seafood , grain fed steaks, chefs blackboard specialties, light meals, just desserts and espresso coffee selection is served to you everyday.

Opening Times – Breakfast served 8.00am-10am (Saturday & Sunday only)
Dessert, Espresso Café Menu available from 8.30am- till Late
All day Casual Dining Menu plus Blackboard options served 10am-6.30pm
Kids Menu 10am-8pm
A la Carte Dinner Menu 5.30pm – 8pm or later for bookings
Room service for In house guests from 8.00am-8pm

Jacques Manor Restaurant at Bunganyah Manor

Location Jacques Manor Restaurant at Bunganyah Manor 160 Long Road North Tamborine, QLD 4272Phone: +61 7 5545 1044Visit Our Website: Jacques Manor Restaurant at Bunganyah Manor

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Our signature restaurant has certainly made its mark at Bungunyah Manor Resort. Our executive chef is renowned for his meticulous preparation of classical French cuisine. Maybe that’s why so many past patrons keep coming back!

With food to warm the soul and delight any ardent gastronome, a visit to Jacques Manor Restaurant is an absolute must.

Why not make it a night and stay at Bungunyah Manor where we have many Affordable Stay & Dine Packages?

Don’t miss our popular Winter Christmas period or our Winter Xmas Stay & Dine Package

Bookings are essential – Phone +61 7 5545 1044

Open for dinner Friday & Saturday night – Open other nights for group bookings by arrangement.

Spice of Life Cafe Deli

Location Spice of Life Cafe Deli 28 Main Street North Tamborine, QLD 4272Phone: +61 7 5545 3553Visit Our Website: Spice of Life Cafe Deli

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Where the locals meet – Location, Location! Situated in the North Tamborine area, along Main Street is where you will find the Spice of Life Café. We offer free WiFi, and plenty of parking available, sit outside watching the bustling street or inside soaking up the atmosphere.

Main Street is the place where you can find services and facilities, and many a local supporting the small business community. Well known among the many residents and visitors alike, we are a buzzing café, with a friendly outgoing atmosphere, with many return guests. True to our name we create the ‘spice’ in the area and provide a haven for many to meet and catch up.

We open from 7am each morning with a full a la carte breakfast until midday. Our breakfasts are hard to beat for quality, selection and price. It covers all needs and desires for your morning supplement, our mountain style breakfasts are a belly rubbing experience as we set you up for a great day exploring, bushwalking or sightseeing.

Opening Times – Daily from 7am thru 6pm.

St Bernards Hotel

Location St Bernards Hotel & Restaurant 101 Alpine Tce Mount Tamborine, QLD 4272Phone: +61 7 5545 1177Work Fax: +61 7 5545 2733

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St Bernards Hotel is situated in the most ideal position. Located on the edge of an ancient volcanic escarpment, the Hotel commands wonderful views of Tamborine Valley overlooking Guanaba Gorge, Moreton Bay, the Gold Coast skyline and the Pacific Ocean.

Come and enjoy some country hospitality with views that are spectacular, fine dining for every occasion and an experience that’s well worth it.

St Bernards Hotel is the spectacular setting to enjoy fine food in the historic restaurant area of the hotel or the leafy courtyard overlooking Guanaba Gorge. With an emphasis on seasonal and locally produced ingredients, the menu is constantly changing to capture the best of what is on hand.

We’re open 7 days per week, no bookings necessary, but advance notice of groups numbering greater than 10 people is always appreciated.

The Old Church

Location The Old Church Restaurant Cnr Long & Curtis Roads North Tamborine, QLD 4272Phone: +61 7 5545 1949Visit Our Website: The Old Church Restaurant

The Old Church Restaurant

The Old Church Restaurant and Function Centre is a Tamborine mountain icon and a sought after wedding location and function venue.

Chef Andrew Quarantini has 25 years experience in Australia and overseas and takes his art seriously. Primarily working in fine dining restaurants Andrew now resides on the mountain and speaks of his main focus being to source the freshest, most local produce to create flavours and textures that surpass expectations. Every dish whether canapé, main or delicate dessert is well balanced and the flavours will linger in the memory long after the night.

Chef Andrew Quarantini caters to all occasions, while also opening the restaurant from 5:00 Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. Please remember seatings are limited, so ensure you book ahead.

Tea & Niceties

Location 32 Eagle Heights Road Eagle Heights, QLD 4272Phone: +61 7 5545 3645Mobile: +61 428 088 711Visit Our Website: Tea & Niceties

Imagine a venue in the middle of a rainforest, where beautiful gardens enchant and a gentler, more romantic feeling of time and space awaits. This is the elegance that is Tea & Niceties, on majestic Tamborine Mountain in Queensland’s great south east.


Location 3/1 Main Street Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272Phone: +61 7 5545 4428

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Slow cooked meats. Fine wines and beverages — Mon, Thur, Fri, Sat and Sun – 5pm til close — Takeaway available (for those wanting to hide their sticky fingers).

Hickory — Our story

What a journey. Opening a street and american bbq joint on Tamborine Mountain.

After 4 months of renovating an old Thai/Mexican place (interesting combo), filling our new space with timbers, a stone top bar, chesterfield seating and some crazy pig art – we were finally ready to open. Mid February 2016 our doors opened to over 100 very interested people, ready to party.

And party they did. The first place on the Mountain to seriously offer cocktails and fine beverages, matched in with our dry rubbed Ribs = time to feast.


These guys are a little special to us. Each day, we look at our bookings (Please book!) and figure out how many racks we have to slow cook during the day. Each rack is dry rubbed by hand with our special blend of spices and salts. They’re then all wrapped up and roasted to draw all those lovely oils to the surface of the pork. At 5pm these beauties are then tender and half ready to be devoured. When we receive your rack order, we then baste our Mama Specs special sauce lovingly onto your ribs. These are then grilled (both sides), caramelising the sauce into the surface of the pork giving a sticky finish to the pork. Finally, we slather a thin layer of fresh Mama Specs sauce on, to add a little zest to the end product. Finito! All up, it takes around 5 hours of preparation and cooking to place that scrumptious rack onto your plate.

PS, we only use farm raised pork and choose the finest spices in our rubs.


Again with a unique blend of salts and spices, these chicken little morsels of yum are air fried, basted and grilled to serve – straight to you!

Our potatoes are real! Like real potatoes, par boiled then oiled, salted and rosemary’d. Back into the oven and roasted to serve.

Our greens are local and organic. We find what’s in season, chop it up – dress it and serve to you.


We take mixology pretty seriously (At least for Tamborine Mountain). Each week, we find fruits and flavours currently in season and build mixed beverages to match. Our fixed list of cocktails will definitely keep you entertained, but if you’re feeling adventurous, ask our bar person what they’re currently researching…. and have a go 🙂


We take great pride in hiring only the best youngsters on Tamborine Mountain. Working at Hickory ‘isn’t just another job’ and these guys shine in both their amazing service, great food and brilliant team work. Running a restaurant/bar isn’t for the light hearted, and we’re proud as punch of what they’re doing.

PS – our Cook Star is Damien Neilson. He’s lived up here forever, knows everyone and is a damn fine person. He works his heart out in our kitchen to bring you great food.


Good question. Simply put, a small group of peeps (Us) saw a massive gap in evening offerings for people to eat and drink on Tamborine Mountain. We put a few dollars together, renovated ourselves, trained staff ourselves, wrote menus ourselves and pretty much hacked everything together to create a venue we’d like to go to ourselves. We’re not in it for ‘da money’, but see Hickory as part of the greater solution in making the Mountain more social. Come feast, celebrate and make Hickory a little part of your heart too.

Café on Alpine at Birchgrove Nursery

Location Café on Alpine at Birchgrove Nursery 38 Alpine Terrace Mount Tamborine, QLD 4272Phone: +61 7 5545 1042Visit Our Website: Café on Alpine at Birchgrove Nursery

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Quirky, unusual, fabulous, delightful, full of surprises and then there is our coffee!

Our customers come from all around South East Queensland just for our coffee, not to mention our delicious, muffins, cakes and slices made on the mountain.

We serve Fair Trade coffee, a broad selection of loose leaf teas ( tea bags? unheard of here!) and even a selection of low gluten and vegan delectables. We cater to all coffee drinkers, both in house and take-away, 6 days a week, 52 weeks of the year.

We understand how important our coffee is to our discerning regulars as is evidenced by our well patronized loyalty program! Open 6 days a week Tues thru Sunday, 8:30am to 4pm.

Pethers Rainforest Retreat

Location Pethers Rainforest Retreat 28b Geissmann Street North Tamborine, QLD 4272Phone: +61 7 5545 4577

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Pethers Rainforest Restaurant is proud of its reputation as one of South East Queensland’s most romantic dining experiences. Our intimate restaurant is set around a massive open sided and elevated fire place and overlooks a pristine rainforest.

Chef Obie provides an ever changing menu including a range of superb cuisine, delicious tastes and spectacular desserts. Given that Pethers is a boutique property with just ten Tree Houses, our restaurant provides a quiet, private and very intimate setting ideal for couples.

Our fully licensed restaurant is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and the last Sunday of the month for lunch. Bookings are recommended. To view our menu visit our website.

Eagle Heights Mountain Resort

Location Eagle Heights Mountain Resort 1683 Tamborine-Oxenford Rd Eagle Heights, QLD 4271Phone: +61 7 5545 3388

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Eagle Heights Mountain Resort offers one of the best views in Australia, with 19 motel rooms, 7 of them are themed with spa baths. 3 function areas, a wedding arch and restaurant/bistro dining with a menu for whole family and friendly staff.

Only a few Minutes drive from Gallery walk and 20 minutes drive from all the major Gold Coast theme parks!

The newly refurbished Main bar and Restaurant offers TAB, Keno and pokie facilities, and big screens for all your favourite sporting events. Our highly qualified chefs have unveiled a magnificent new menu that will delight all culenery tastes. All of this is complimented with an outdoor, undercover dining area, and manicured gardens where the kids can let off steam and enjoy the jumping castle.

Mason Wines / Eden Restaurant

Location 32 Hartley Road Tamborine Mountain, QLD 4272Phone: +61 7 5545 2000


Eden Restaurant Mt Tamborine at Mason Wines

Open Thursday to Monday 10am to 4pm Lunch & Wine tasting

(Closed Tuesday & Wednesday)



Eden Restaurant Mt Tamborine is located on Mason Wines idyllic vineyard

estate in the Gold Coast hinterland. This stylish restaurant was once the

old winery and barrel room now with open kitchen design and an extensive

covered verandah with al fresco deck.


The winery restaurant provides an inviting setting for a unique dining

experience. Chef Dylan’s simple yet elegant menu features Australian

Modern cuisine with a focus on fresh and flavoursome food using local

seasonal produce sourced ethically.


Enjoy a leisurely lunch outside overlooking the gardens or inside beside

the wood burning fireplace. Dine with all the family or spoil that special

someone. The team’s extensive experience enables them to provide a

personalised service to ensure all your catering requirements are

fulfilled and it is an ideal venue for your next Birthday, Anniversary,

Wedding or private function.


Eden Restaurant at Mason Wines is Open for Lunch & Wine Tasting 10am to

4pm Thursday to Monday (Closed Tuesday & Wednesday).

Songbirds Rainforest Retreat Restaurant

Location Songbirds Rainforest Retreat Restaurant Lot 10 Tamborine Mountain Rd North Tamborine, QLD 4272Phone: +61 7 5545 2563Work Fax: +61 7 5545 1507

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At Songbirds, we believe dining should be a sensual experience. Aromas whet the appetite, presentation captivates, flavours delight. Songbirds is a multi-award winning restaurant, most recently receiving 13 points with AGFG (australian good food guide) giving us one Chef hat, this award coming shortly after our Chef Hat in mid 2012 from the Brisbane good food guide.

We have also won the Queensland Restaurant of the Year Award for Excellence, Queensland’s Best Informal Restaurant and Best Modern Australian Cuisine Awards after winning Gold Coast Restaurant of the Year, Best Restaurant, Best Modern Australian Cuisine and a Best Wine List Award. Dine in our award winning restaurant where meals are fresh, innovative and served in a beautiful environment – the perfect setting for a lazy lunch or intimate dinner.

You will love your Songbirds experience!

Opening Times

Lunch from 12pm Wednesday to Sunday
Dinner from 6pm Friday to Sunday

Bookings advised – Private functions may be arranged.

Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park

Location Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park Corner Cedar Creek Falls Road Tamborine Mountain, Qld 4272Phone: +61 7 5545 1468

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Looking for Hinterland dining at its best? Our restaurant’s recent renovations provide an elegant and relaxed ambience allowing restaurant guests to enjoy the rainforest surrounds by day and beautiful lighting effects by night.

The restaurant’s Executive Chef continues to impress diners with a stunning selection of modern Australian cuisine, international dishes and sumptuous sweets!

Breakfast with the birds in the onsite Rainforest Restaurant is available daily from 8.00am to 10.00am. It may be a big buffet selection of delicious hot and cold dishes or an a la carte menu of traditional breakfast fare served directly to your table for quieter times.

Lunch is available at the Terrace Kiosk. Choose from a menu of affordable snacks, meals, and beverages. This Mount Tamborine restaurant is a family friendly venue amidst the lush rainforest. Wood fired pizzas available!

Miner’s Lantern Restaurant (fine dining) is available 7 nights a week for groups of 10 plus. Bookings essential. Rainforest Grill (casual dining) is open every Friday and Saturday evening from 6pm till late (open every night in peak holiday periods). Will open other nights for groups of 10 or more.

Make Miner’s Lantern Restaurant & Club Lounge or the Rainforest Grill the venue for your next birthday, anniversary or work party to delight your guests with fantastic cuisine while they enjoy the picturesque Mount Tamborine setting.

Come for the day or stay and play! Choose a shaded campsite for tents and vans in the natural bushland or on the banks of tumbling Cedar Creek. Thunderbird Park shares a rainforest property with Cedar Creek Lodges. Accommodation options range from contemporary hotel rooms to private two bedroom lodges on the banks of Cedar Creek and larger family holiday homes.

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Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk More Information

  • Over 300 meters of structured bridge through the top of the rainforest canopy

    The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk is owned and operated by the Moore family. Prior to the opening of the Skywalk the family spent four years in research and planning and finally in March 2009 a world-class tourist attraction, suitable for all ages, and showcasing the natural beauty of the rainforest reached fruition.

    The walk is easily accessed as it departs directly from the centre’s Eco Gallery. This information corridor contains extensive descriptions and photos of local flora and fauna, interpretive panels, butterfly displays, insect dioramas and a fresh-water aquarium. Also of interest are descriptions of the evolution of Tamborine Mountain and local Aboriginal culture.

    Featuring rainforest bio-diversity, all the levels of the forest can be explored during the walk –  from the delicate ferns and dense vegetation of the rainforest floor alongside majestic strangler figs and ancient trees to rare orchids and the spectacular panorama in the higher canopies. While crossing the 300 meter, steel-structured bridge and the breath-taking 40 meter long “Skywalk Cantilever” soaring 35 meters above the forest floor, the highest canopies are revealed and add an element of excitement and a rare opportunity to be actually up in the highest parts of the forest.

    The total walk takes about 50 minutes although a dedicated nature lover may take a whole lot longer.

    Other interesting features to be seen on the walk include a pioneer’s hut with a collection of historical farming implements used by the early European settlers, and photos of original residents and life on the mountain.

    The Butterfly Lookout is a great place to stop and relax in one of the sheltered rest-stops along the way.  Hundreds of butterfly-attracting vines and shrubs have been planted by the Moores to attract and maintain diverse types of butterflies especially the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly which is prevalent between September and April each year.

    Visitors have the option of purchasing light refreshments and snacks from the Skywalk’s Birdwing Coffee Shop, or some beautiful gifts and souvenirs from the centre’s gift shop.
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  • Pethers, the perfect Rainforest Retreat

    Pethers Main Lodge features a massive open sided and elevated fire place, a towering 7 metre curved roof and glass windows which overlook untouched, ancient rainforest. The Main Lodge also features Pethers Rainforest Restaurant which creates an array of exquisite tastes and outstanding cuisine.

    We invite you to visit Pethers – relax and unwind in your private Tree House, enjoy a range of pampering massages and spa treatments and discover the natural beauty and attractions of Mount Tamborine.


    Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit, with a Pethers relaxing body treatment.

    All treatments are performed by experienced and qualified therapists, in the comfort and privacy of your own Tree House – either inside or on your balcony overlooking the magical rainforest.

    Pethers offer a variety of treatments to choose from. It is recommended that all bookings are made in advance to avoid disappointment and to ensure your pampering pleasure. Please notify our reception staff of any changes or cancellations to your treatment, as a cancellation fee applies when less than 24 hours notice is given.

    *Double bookings include a complimentary bath infused with relaxing sea salts.


    Pethers Rainforest Restaurant is proud of its reputation as one of south east Queensland’s most romantic dining experiences.

    Our intimate restaurant is set around a massive open sided and elevated fire place and overlooks a pristine rainforest. Chef Kristian provides an ever changing menu including a range of superb cuisine, delicious tastes and spectacular desserts.

    Given that Pethers is a boutique property with just ten Tree Houses, our restaurant provides a quiet, private and very intimate setting ideal for couples.

    Our fully licensed restaurant is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and the last Sunday of the month for lunch. *Bookings are recommended.

    In addition to being an idyllic destination for relaxation and pampering, Pethers is the perfect location for Weddings, Boutique Conferences, Celebrations and Day Meetings.

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