Hinterland Fine Dining Restaurants

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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!

Ocean View Estates Winery Delicious Fresh Food Moreton Bay Region

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 Tony Tierney, who did his apprenticeship with Ocean View Estates before being headhunted by Alastair McLeod and eventually returning with new ideas, skills and passion.

Address: 2557 Mount Mee Rd, Ocean View

Opening Hours:

Wednesday 10am - 3pm

Thursday 10am - 9pm

Friday 10am - late

Saturday 8am - late

Sunday 8.30am - 4pm

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 10am - 10pm

Thursday 10am - 10pm

Friday 10am – 10pm

Saturday 9am – 11pm

Sunday 8.30am - 4pm

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:

Tuesday 11:30am - 11:00pm

Wednesday 11:30am - 11:00pm

Thursday 11:30am - 11:00pm

Friday 11:30am - 11:00pm

Saturday 11:30am - 11:00pm

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.

Discover more delectable tastes thanks to Tastes of Moreton Bay - the month-long foodie celebration of local produce!

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Important COVID-19 Update

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information provided, Visit Moreton Bay Region can not be held responsible for incorrect or misleading information due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please do the right thing and follow the directions of the Queensland Government.

From 15 May 2020 - you may travel a maximum of 150km from your home for non-contact activity such as exploring national parks, hiking, visiting dog parks, dining-in at restaurants (10 patrons at a time) and more.

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