Dining on Tamborine Mountain
Rainforest Restaurant & Lounge Bar
Cedar Creek Falls Road – phone 07 5545 7990
This is another pick for that special occasion – again higher on the price spectrum but well worth it. Just an experience in itself!
Clancy’s Irish Bar & Restaurant
Main Street – 07 5545 1531
Great Irish comfort food from the Beef and Guinness Pie, Irish Stew to the Bangers and Mash, you can’t go past Clancy’s Irish Pub. Beer and Guinness is On Tap and served by the pint! The servings are generous! Along with the regular Irish specialities, there is a seasonal menu that changes regularly. Friday and Saturday nights there is live Irish music, the fire burns warm in Winter and the deck is great on a Summer evening with an ice cold beer. Clancy’s is more a restaurant than a pub but reminds you of Ireland – open seven days but not on Public Holidays.
Gallery Walk – phone 07 5545 4223
This popular restaurant ticks all the boxes! Open seven days, no bookings required, wide and varied menu. As with other Georges Restaurants, seafood and Greek food are the specialities, but there are steak and pasta dishes too. Georges is a cross between fine dining and a family restaurant, the prices are amazing, the quality can always be relied on and the service is fantastic. We cannot recommend Georges highly enough – always brilliant!
Town Square – phone 07 5545 4428
This fun new restaurant is all about ribs! Ribs cooked to perfection, sticky and yummy, with great side dishes, craft beers and cocktails. The venue is tiny which just adds to the atmosphere. What a great concept – it has really taken off so bookings are essential.
El Burro Cantina
16-18 Main Western Road, North Tamborine – phone 07 5545 4003
Wine and beer are sold but it doesn’t have to be an expensive night out! El Burro comes on our list of recommendations as a cheerful relaxed casual dining experience, reasonable value for money and with great service. The menu is restricted to, well, Mexican food, but it caters especially well for vegetarians.
MAIN STREET – PHONE 5545 4484
The Piggies as it is known locally, is top class, great food, great service and tight menu. Their speciality pork belly is to die for, all their fare is beautifully presented making this restaurant one for a special occasion. We highly recommend The Piggies to our guests and judging by the comments, they have not been disappointed.
Belvedere on Main
Main Street – phone 07 5545 4063
Mario hails from Naples, the home of the Pizza and has the only wood fired pizza oven on the Mountain. His pizzas are amazing. As is typical in Italian restaurants, the servings are generous, the venue quite small and the staff friendly. This is a restaurant we recommend, it is open seven days a week and can always be relied on to be consistent. If you love Italian food you will love Belvedere on Main. This is a BYO restaurant.
The Old Church
Cnr Long Road & Curtis Road – phone 07 5545 1949
Andrew Quarantini is an amazing chef and we are privileged to have him on the Mountain at The Old Church Restaurant. Andrew’s menu is unique in that all his courses are available as an entree or main size so even people with small appetites can enjoy two courses. Naturally his deserts are beautifully crafted to complete your meal. The Old Church is THE place to go for that special occasion, in the upper price range it is worth the money for the quality of the food and service. The degustation dinner is highly recommended.
Masala Shanti Indian Restaurant
Cnr Long Road & Gallery Walk – phone 07 5545 3500
Shiju and Alex have created a top class Indian Restaurant here on Tamborine Mountain! Wow, the flavours are just fabulous, the portion size is perfect if you don’t get carried away and of course the service is great too. This restaurant is beautifully done in every way and it is BYO as well as licensed too which makes it great value for money. If Indian food is your preference, this is a must! Perfect in every way!