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Mt Tamborine Restaurants and Cafes Suitable for Families

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Where are the best places to eat at Mt Tamborine? With help from Trip Advisor, we’ve collated the top ten Mt Tamborine restaurants.

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11. The Bearded Dragon

The Bearded Dragon is located on 110 acres of farm and bushland in the foothills of Tamborine Mountains. Located across the grounds are historical pieces of equipment, including a wooden wagon like the ones you’ll see in western movies. There are some alpacas around the back of the restaurant you can feed and kids will have a ball exploring the venue and playing with other kids in the undercover playground.

Serving your traditional pub-type fare, the meals are average size for adults but the kid’s are quite big so if you’ve got younger ones I’d suggest they share. They also serve breakfast from 8am on weekends if you’ve got early risers or need to fill your bellies before tackling some of the nearby national parks and waterfalls of Mt Tamborine National Park.

Read our detailed review on the Bearded Dragon here.

10. Songbirds in the Forest – Rainforest Retreat

Open lunch, dinner and late – Songbirds in the Forest is a great place for groups, couples and special occasion dining. Enjoy Australian cuisine with many gluten-free options in a gorgeous, natural ambience. Find them here.

Address: Lot 10. Tamborine Mountain Road, North Tamborine. Ph: (07) 5545 2563

9. Old Church Restaurant

Old Church Restaurant serves Italian and Australian dishes to tempt even the fussiest palate. Enjoy a decadent degustation or have something more low-key – the choice is yours. The restaurant is only open for dinner service (until late) and is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Address: 216 Tamborine Mountain Road, Tamborine Mountain. Ph: (07) 5545 1949

8. Granny Mac’s Fudge Store

Are your kids (or husbands) sweet tooths? Take them to Granny Mac’s Fudge Store (but good luck getting them out of there!). Lollies, fudges, ice cream, milkshakes as well as breakfast and lunch options. This is the ultimate kid paradise. Dine inside or out (or take away) seven days a week from 9 until 5.

Address:  139 Long Road Gallery Walk, Eagle Heights, Tamborine Mountain. Ph: (07) 5545 1999

7. Tea & Niceties

Tea & Niceties restaurant cafe Places to eat at Mt Tamborine

The good fold at Tea & Niceties pride themselves on delivering the “ultimate tea experience”. Here you can find high tea, special occasion service, breakfast, morning tea and lunch. Children are encouraged as well as groups making reservations for things bridal showers and other special events. Tea & Niceties is open every day apart from Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 to 5.

Address: 32 Eagle Heights Road, Tamborine Mountain. Ph: (07) 5545 3645

6. Spice of Life Café and Deli

Just like what it says on the box – Spice of Life offers comfortable, old-fashioned cuisine in a way that will make everyone feel at home. This café and deli serves both local and international food and has lots of vegetarian and child-friendly options. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and brunch (and takeaways just before dinner time) seven days a week from 7am to 7pm.

Address: 28 Main Street, North Tamborine. Ph: (07) 5545 3553

5. Masala Shanti – The Indian Experience

Authentic, filling, exotic and delicious. This is THE place to come for Indian food the way it’s supposed to be. Open Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner service. Masala Shanti is kid and group friendly and definitely won’t break the bank.

Address: 142 Long Road, Eagle Heights. Ph: (07) 5545 3500

4. Drift Café – Permanently closed

An extensive menu offering Australian, gluten free and plenty of vegetarian offers. A relaxed atmosphere. Great service that’s kid friendly and easy-going. Drift Café – Lounge, Bar & Restaurant is open every day from 7am to 5pm (until 10pm on Friday nights).

Address: 12 Main Western Road, North Tamborine. Ph: (07) 5545 0406

3. Clancy’s Irish Bar & Restaurant

This is old-fashioned pub grub at it’s best. Irish and British cuisines include some modern flavours with plenty of gluten-free options. It’s open for lunch, dinner, brunch and until late. You can sit inside or outside, it’s wheelchair accessible and kid-friendly. Clancy’s is open seven days a week from 11am until 1030pm.

Address: 2 Main Street, North Tamborine. Ph: (07) 5545 1531

2. Mason Wines Eden Restaurant

This contemporary restaurant and wine bar offers beautiful food in a great atmosphere for very reasonable prices. Relax on a vineyard estate while you ‘sample the seasons’. It’s child friendly and caters for everything from special occasions to large groups to casual dining. Eden Restaurant is open Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am until 4pm – lunch service only.

Address: 32 Hartley Road, North Tamborine. Ph: (07) 5545 2000

1. Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs restaurant cafe - Places to eat at Mt Tamborine

“Three Little Pigs believes in providing impeccable service and a classic dining atmosphere”. Open from lunch until after hours (on Fridays and Saturdays, daytime hours Sun, Wed and Thurs) this is THE place for a real adult dining experience. Diners come from all over South-East Queensland to experience the amazing food and wonderful service. Must be experienced to be believed.

Address: 13 Main Street, North Tamborine. Ph: (07) 5545 4484

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One response to “Mt Tamborine Restaurants and Cafes Suitable for Families”

  1. Sid Rauwendaal says:

    Plan on being in Mt Tambourine over Christmas. Accommodation booked. Can you advise of a restaurant where Christmas lunch will be offered?

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