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Top Child-Friendly Mt Tamborine Restaurants and Cafes

There’s so much to see and do on Tamborine Mountain you’ll easily fill a day, or even a weekend. All that sightseeing and activity needs energy, so we’ve put together a list of the best child-friendly Mt Tamborine restaurants and cafes for families.

Child-friendly Mt Tamborine restaurants

Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland is home to a range of wonderful restaurants. Whether you’re visiting a winery, looking for some pub grub or just chasing a relaxed setting for a kid friendly flavour-filled meal, we’ve got you covered with some of the best child-friendly restaurants Mt Tamborine has to offer.

The Bearded Dragon

Kids spoiled for choice at The Bearded Dragon -- Furry

The Bearded Dragon is located on 110 acres of farm and bushland in the foothills of Tamborine Mountain and is one of our favourite kid friendly restaurants on the mountain!  The kids will have a ball exploring the venue and playing with other kids in the undercover playground. There are some alpacas around the back of the restaurant you can feed, and a Crocodile and Dragons show. 

Serving your traditional pub-type fare, the meals are average size for adults but the kids meals are quite big so if you’ve got younger ones we suggest they share.

Read our detailed review of the Bearded Dragon here.

Address: 2-22 Tamborine Mountain Road, Tamborine

Website: Bearded Dragon

Clancy’s Irish Bar & Restaurant

This is old-fashioned pub grub at its 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 child-friendly. Clancy’s is open seven days a week from 11am until 11pm.

Address: 2 Main Street, North Tamborine

Facebook: Clancy’s

Tamborine Diner

A 1950s themed American-style diner, the menu includes foot-long hot dogs, original American hamburgers and milkshakes the kids are sure to love.

Address: 12 Main Western Road, Mount Tamborine

Facebook: Tamborine Diner

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 Wednesday to Sunday 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

Website: Masala Shanti

Tamborine Mountain Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza? Tamborine Mountain Pizza hand-makes all its pizzas on site with its signature dough recipe and prides itself on not charging extra for half-and-half toppings or corkage if you want to enjoy BYO drinks while dining in. 

Address: 4/11 Main Street, Tamborine Mountain

Website: Tamborine Mountain Pizza

Tamborine Mountain Pasta

If pasta’s more to your liking, wander down to Tamborine Mountain Pizza’s sister store. Not only is there a wonderful selection of pastas, but they make their ciabatta and tiramisu fresh in house and even offer a vegan bolognese. 

Address: 1/15 Main Street, Tamborine Mountain

Facebook: Tamborine Mountain Pasta

Cedar Creek Estate Restaurant

Cedar Creek Estate is more than a winery and cellar door, with something to appeal to all members of the family, including a glow worm cave and an art gallery. The restaurant has a gazebo, deck and verandah with beautiful views, and the menu includes a selection for the kids. 

Address: 104-144 Hartley Road, North Tamborine 

Website: Cedar Creek Estate

Eagle Heights Mountain Resort

child-friendly restaurants Mt Tamborine

The resort’s restaurant is open to the general public 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, with breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays. They have plenty of offerings for the kids and cater for special dietary requirements.

Address: 1683 Tamborine Oxenford Road, Mt Tamborine

Website: Eagle Heights Mountain Resort

Kid-friendly Mt Tamborine cafés

If you’re hankering for a cuppa, and maybe a cheeky sweet treat, you’ll be spoilt for choice on Tamborine Mountain. These are a few of our favourites.

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 Gallery Walk, Eagle Heights, Tamborine Mountain

Website: Granny Mac’s

Tea & Niceties

Tea & Niceties restaurant cafe Places to eat at Mt Tamborine

The good folk at Tea & Niceties pride themselves on delivering the “ultimate tea experience”. Here you can find high tea in their special tea room, or enjoy alfresco breakfast, morning tea and lunch on the deck of their garden cafe, which backs onto the Curtis Falls National Park.  Tea & Niceties is open every day apart from Tuesdays from 10 to 4.

Address: 32 Eagle Heights Road, Tamborine Mountain

Website: Tea and Niceties  

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 6am to 5pm.

Address: 28 Main Street, North Tamborine

Facebook:  Spice of Life   

The Treehouse

child-friendly restaurants Mt Tamborine

The tree uses only local Qld produce to create amazing coffee, food and gelato. The cafe has an outdoor eating area and a play table for young kids, and is open 7 days a week until 2pm

Address: 161 Long Road, Mt Tamborine

Facebook: The Treehouse

The Mountain Brew Coffee

This coffee house is open for breakfast, morning tea and lunch, 7 days a week. They have an extensive kids menu and gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Address: 1/18 Main Street, North Tamborine

Facebook: Mountain Brew

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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  1. 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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