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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.
OUR CHICKEN N THINGS
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.
COCKTAILS AND OTHER FINE THINGS
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.
WHY WE DID IT
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.
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
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.
The Old Church
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.
Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery
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.
Café on Alpine at Birchgrove Nursery
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.
Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk
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.
Mason Wines / Eden Restaurant
Encounter new flavours with a visit to Tamborine Mountain’s latest addition to the restaurant scene. Eden Restaurant in North Tamborine unveils an Australian Modern Menu with a fresh innovative approach to many classics. Meet friends for coffee, indulge in a leisurely lunch with family or spoil that special someone.
The menus have been mindfully created to deliver a true culinary experience as all Mason’s dishes are homemade using nothing but the best quality local produce. Chef Dylan was trained and qualified in Sydney under the expert guidance of celebrity Chef Peter Evans of Hugos. During his travels he developed a passion for International cuisine and broadened his expertise.
The Lunch menu features a selection of mouth-watering tapas style ‘light bites & nibbles’, ‘mezze platters’ as well as healthy ‘superfood salad’ options. Also on offer are delicious ‘open sandwiches’ served with Mason’s legendary hand-cut potato wedges and Chef specials to match the changing seasons.
Eden restaurant provides a destination to sit back, relax and unwind to enjoy panoramic views from the verandah by day or a casual fine dining ambiance by night. It is an ideal venue for your next Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding or private function.
The team’s extensive experience enables them to provide a personalised service to ensure all your catering requirements are fulfilled. For enquiries contact the Mason Wines Cellar Door & Eden Restaurant team.
The restaurant is Open Daily for Lunch service between 11am to 3pm (cellar door tastings 10am to 4pm).
Mount Tamborine Winery & Homestead
A delicious selection of gourmet delights all produced on site by our fabulous kitchen team! Our High Tea is available both morning and afternoon tea. Our enthusiastic Team have put together the most delicious cocktail menu that is proving hugely popular for upcoming celebratory functions.
We are so proud of our food at Mount Tamborine Vineyard Winery. We endeavour to cater for all needs and all food types. Our Coffee Shop specialises in quick and tasty indulgent foods for our guests wanting a satiating fix whilst exploring our Mountain.
All of our staff are Barista trained and our coffee is great! Ask for a Caramel Infused Long Latte – you wont be disappointed!
Our aim at Mount Tamborine Vineyards & Winery is to provide the ultimate cuisine and fine dining experience by combining exceptional local produce with our award winning Queensland wines.
Opening Hours – Cellar Door 10.00-4.00pm, Restaurant 9.00 – 4.00pm daily, Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Good Friday.
Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park
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.
Visit Our Website Cedar Creek Lodges for more information!
Granny Macs Fudge Store / Cafe
Relax on our verandah to enjoy our lovingly prepared meals, served with a cheery smile. Pies, soups, scones and pancakes, cakes and biscuits. Many items are home made and there are a number of gluten free options available. While we prepare your meal, feel free to browse our range of gifts and souvenirs.
Granny Macs is famous for its wide variety of fabulous FUDGE made on the premises. Years of experience and the finest ingredients result in a range of fudge, that our customers tell us is second to none. When you visit us feel free to sample before choosing and we will wrap or box your selection to your requirements.
Specialties of the store also include old fashioned confection, Dutch licorice, UK confection, ginger products, sugar free & gluten free lollies, macadamia nuts, preserves, ice-cream & souvenirs.
This is a family store offering something to suit all ages & tastes, so why not come & explore.
The Heritage Restaurant
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.
Pethers Rainforest Retreat
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.
Tamborine Cooking School
If you are looking for a complete dining experience, and receiving more than just lunch. Come to a private setting away from the hustle and bustle to Tamborine Cooking School.
We are located on a 2 acre property with an organic vegetable garden and landscaped exotic trees, shrubs and flowers for you to enjoy a walk through. The classes are held in a colonial styled house with wide verandas where you will relax and enjoy your 8 course lunch that YOU have prepared.
At Tamborine Cooking School, our professional chefs guide and inspire you to cook delicious enjoyable creations. We provide hands-on practical as well as demonstration classes. View our website for the full schedule it will give you all the details of what, where and when the classes will be held. If you can’t find something that suits please call.
For private corporate or group classes you can book out our entire facility and we can design a menu to suit your needs.
We use the best produce that is available from the rich organic gardens on the mountain, as well as cheeses, seafood and meats sourced from the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast. You will have a practical and enjoyable experience.
After class, you sit down and dine on the fruits of your labour with lunch or dinner accompanied by matched wine.
Here are the types of classes we run…
Hands-on Cooking Classes
Most of the classes we run at Tamborine Cooking School are hands-on, allowing you full involvement in the cooking process. The lessons run for 4 hours, with between 6 to 12 people participating. We create a very social, friendly environment in our classes and everyone cooks as part of a team (so don’t worry about coming along by yourself).
These classes are demonstration and have a very intimate, informal feel to them and are perfect for people who would just like to sit back, relax and let a Chef do all the work, while they sip on a glass of wine and enjoy the flavours and textures of the dishes.
Lessons run for 2 hours with 8 people observing. Terri will demonstrate around 5 or 6 dishes over the course of the lesson, you will enjoy the courses as they are cooked and served with matched wine or beer. The beauty of the demonstration classes is that you don’t have to wait until the end of the class to sample the menu, and you don’t have to get your hands dirty.
St Bernards Hotel
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.
Eagle Heights Mountain Resort
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.
Songbirds Rainforest Retreat Restaurant
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!
Lunch from 12pm Wednesday to Sunday
Dinner from 6pm Friday to Sunday
Bookings advised – Private functions may be arranged.
Spice of Life Cafe Deli
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.
The Polish Place Restaurant
‘Witamy’ – Welcome to the Polish Place, where we have been playing host to guests at our restaurant for over 30 years. Our aim is and has always been to provide a wholly Polish cultural experience through special attention to detail both in choosing the dishes on our menu, and the many individual touches to our restaurant and chalet décor.
Our cosy 40 seat restaurant features comfortable chairs and tables set before a hand-painted wood-log fireplace; where the walls are hung with Polish artefacts and sculptures, and the ambience is second to none. We serve morning tea and coffee from 10.00a.m. daily, lunch from 11.00a.m. until 3.30p.m., afternoon tea until 5.00p.m. and dinner from 6.00p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
During summer, dine out on the terrace overlooking the valley below, and don’t be surprised if you’re visited by a flock of noisy lorikeets while enjoying your meal.
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.