Food and Wine

Food and Wine

Spoil yourself with the huge range of food and wine in the hinterland. From fine dining at some of Queensland’s best restaurants, to casual dining or coffee at any of the boutique cafes or coffee shops, the hinterland has something to suit everybody.

Boasting some of Queensland’s top award winning restaurants and chefs, dining is a must-do experience on your visit. Enjoy a gourmet pizza at one of our Italian restaurants or treat yourself to a degustation experience at a premier a la carte restaurant; the choice is yours.

Locally grown produce abounds, with a variety of organic and premium fruit and vegetables widely available and transformed as if by magic into culinary masterpieces for you to savour, accompanied by stunning local wines. Wander the local markets and rediscover the flavours and textures of real foods; take part in a cooking school and learn masterchef secrets that you can take home with you and keep forever.

The hinterland truly is a foodie paradise.


  • Altitude On Montville

    Altitude on Montville is located in Queensland’s vibrant tourist hub of Montville, a picture perfect hinterland village know for its stunning scenery, arts and crafts, award winning eateries and as an ever popular wedding venue. Ideally situated on the northern entrance to the internationally renowned tourist village, Altitude on Montville is only a short stroll from the heart of the shopping precinct where an eclectic array of boutique shops, cafes and galleries are revealed. Surrounded by national parks and stunning escarpment scenery, Montville is a short 10 minute drive to popular Maleny, only 30 minutes from the Sunshine Coast beaches and airport, and just over an hour to Brisbane city and international airport. Celebrity Chef, Matt Golinski is providing the inspiration for the restaurant, bar and function mezzanine which is the centre point for the innovative building design.

  • fudgyboombahs

    Fabulous fudges & seductive sugary treats handmade in the store, and gorgeously packaged ~ the perfect gift, or for a little self-indulgence ~ an ultra-delicious and awesome range of delectable fudge flavours guaranteed to delight young and old alike. Fudge for ANY occasion – Weddings a Specialty. Our service is only limited by your imagination. Visit the website, or in store. Like us on facebook, too! fudgyboombahs….the ORIGINAL and the BEST……since 1996.

  • Flaxton Gardens

    Flaxton Gardens is an iconic dining and events venue in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Perfectly positioned with coastal views stretching from Noosa to Moreton Island, Flaxton Gardens is the ideal location for your next celebration.    Flaxton Gardens… we celebrate life with you   With the luxury of a 7 day a week award winning restaurant on site, we can cater for any occasion – whether a morning tea, lunch with your friends, romantic dinner, special celebrations or a wedding celebration. We offer a variety of options for your special occasion: The Vineyard Restaurant At The Vineyard Restaurant our motto is “honesty on a plate” An intimate and classic setting in the homestead with beautiful gardens and gazebo. Seating up to 60 guests, The Vineyard Restaurant is perfect for more intimate celebrations. Affordable excellence in food and service. Whether you choose relaxed Alfresco lunch on the terrace, a High Tea on the veranda or intimate fine dining within our restaurant we can ensure you quality throughout. The Vineyard Restaurant seats up to 60 or we offer alfresco dining on the terrace. With such a wealth of wonderful produce right on the doorstep, inspiration from the finest offerings of dedicated local producers, Proprietor Alan Thompson and Head Chef, Kurt. The Winery A magnificent banquet hall seating up to 160 guests or 350 guest for Tapas style event, boasting endless views by day and a perfectly captured coastline by night. The Barrel Room A rustic intimate hall that seats up to […]

  • Flame Hill Vineyard

    WELCOME TO FLAME HILL VINEYARD & RESTAURANT Perfectly positioned 420 metres above sea level at the highest point in Montville, on the Blackall Range, is Flame Hill vineyard. From our warm temperate Sunshine Coast hinterland vines and our cool climate Granite Belt property, Flame Hill produces 100% estate-grown wines, hand-harvested and sourced from plantings up to 80 years old. Through our Flame Hill farm products, kitchen garden, award-winning Restaurant, on-site luxury cottage accommodations and signature events, such as the annual Stomp grape harvest festival, we are constantly enhancing the Queensland wine-tourism experience. Flame Hill is a true paddock-to-plate venue, where cuisine, wine, scenery, setting and hospitality are all in harmony.

  • Colin James Fine Foods

    Colin James Fine Foods began producing their famous artisan ice cream, gelato and sorbet in 2001. Produced using local Maleny Dairies Guernsey milk, cream,  processed fruit and the finest of Italian ingredients, Colin James ice cream, gelato and sorbet products have won  a whole raft of awards. Colin James has won awards at the Royal Sydney Show, the Dairy Industry Association of Australia and the  Brisbane EKKA. Churned by hand in small quantities, this range of ice cream, gelato and sorbet is available at scoop shops, restaurants and for corporate/wedding caterers. Made with passion to delight your taste buds Colin James products deservedly claim their reputation as a market leader. Colin James Cheese Shop (Fromagerie) is packed with a wide selection of cheese produced in Australia and throughout the world.  If you love blue mould cheeses our selection ranges in strength from quite mild and creamy to the popular strong blues such as Stilton, Gorgonzola Piccante and the unpasteurised sheep’s milk Roquefort. Our most popular white moulds are always the delighfully rich, creamy and decadent triple creams mainly sourced from Australia and France.  Washed rinds (usually the smelliest cheeses in our shop) range from the soft, creamy and delightful to the strong and pungent.  There’s always a great range of traditional cheddars from mild, to matured to the vintage.  If you love to experiment with new flavours there’s smoked and flavoured cheddars to tempt your taste buds.  Versatile and tasty Swiss style cheeses, goudas, fresh style cheese, pecorino and parmesans […]

  • Geordie Lane Antiques & Tearooms

    Antique, Vintage & Retro Decorative Arts. All genuine. Epic collection. Recycling top quality desirables. Vintage high end costume jewellery. Perfect for weddings and formals. Fresh home baked devonshire teas. Choice leaf teas served in fine China cups. Mighty good espresso coffee. Farm cottage set on majestic acreage halfway between Maleny and Montville. No busses. No crowds. Not hectic. Gorgeous views. Relaxed atmosphere. Relax and detox your outlook.

  • King Ludwigs German Restaurant & Bar

    Allow us to whisk you away to Southern Germany. Enjoy spectacular,180 degree views over the Glasshouse Mountains and Moreton Bay together with authentic Bavarian hospitality. Our meals are home made, genuinely German and good for the soul. Our drink list offers a selection of more than 25 preservative free German beers and affordable, fine wines. If it is an intimate dinner for two in front of the enchanting glow from the fireplace, one of our special events like an authentic Oktoberfest or Christmas in July celebration, a family outing, a group booking, or a drink at the Klaushouse Mountain Bar, we would like to look after you in good old German style and promise an experience you won’t forget in a hurry. OPEN: FROM 10AM WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY FOR MORNING TEA, LUNCH, AFTERNOON TEA UNTIL 4PM ON FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ALSO FOR DINNER, ALL DAY FROM 10AM TILL LATE WHEN THE DOORS ARE UNLOCKED THE BAVARIAN BEER BAR IS OPEN! GIVE US A YODEL! BOOKINGS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • Gypsys Table

    Become a Gypsy for the night & ignite your sense of adventure with our creative Global menu of exotic flavours & boutique World Wines!! Separate innovative Vegetarian & Vegan menu available on request Cosy Open Fireplace in Winter Cool  Protected Verandah in Summer Birthdays, small Weddings & special Occasions Catered Warm Gypsy Welcome to all!  

  • Maple 3

    Maple 3 is a licenced & BYO Cafe with indoor and outdoor dining. Open 7 days for breakfast & lunch. Address 3 Maple Street. Phone 07 5499 9177. Modern Australian, Coffee, Craft Beers, Gluten-Free Friendly, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Take Out.

  • Mapleton Tavern

    Located at a height of 400 meters above sea level on the edge of the Blackall Range. Mapleton Tavern offers magnificent views of the Sunshine Coast from Noosa to Maroochydore. The Tavern is renowned for the high quality of its food and service.

  • Montville Cafe • Bar • Grill

    The MONTVILLE CAFE • BAR • GRILL offers great food & entertainment, as well as a traditional Montville pub atmosphere. Our master chef has created a menu designed to please all tastes and budgets … from succulent steaks to sensational seafood, mouthwatering desserts and much, much more! Choose a light snack or a hearty lunch. Select from our range of Australian and imported draught beers and a wine list which includes boutique wines sourced direct from the cellar door. Have a drink outside in our beer garden, or in our friendly bar. Enjoy dinner in our ambient restaurant or under the stars outside, with a menu designed to excite all palates. Weekend afternoons and Friday nights feature live entertainment from some of the Sunshine Coast’s best performers. Small informal weddings are also our specialty, along with pre and post-wedding functions.

  • Mystic Mountain Tours

    Welcome to our family business! Lynn and Andrew have been sharing their beloved local area – and beyond! – since 2003. Inspired by the ancient Glasshouse Mountains, they provide a unique and special tour service, as well as charters, wedding transfers, and much more. Whether it’s for an evening, a day, or a week, our local knowledge and expertise offer you exactly the experience you want. Watch our ‘About Us’ video – click here!   Gourmet Food & Drink Tours Discover the delicious offerings of the region with our range of food and drink tours; try local wines and craft beers, taste local dairy products (including daring cheeses and ice creams!), take a bushtucker walk with an expert guide, and more! Our tours are jam-packed with local produce, hidden gems, and spectacular scenic locations, from vineyards to rainforest. Our website has up-to-date information on our current bookable tours, or you can contact us to arrange your bespoke visit. Available any day for small groups by arrangement. Getaways & Hen Parties Take time out to discover new things and be with your favourite people! Mystic Mountain Tours take the stress out of planning and transport, and provide wonderful getaways in the Hinterland and throughout Australia. Discover little-known locations, the friendliest establishments, and spend your time only on the good stuff. Our bookable tours are detailed on our website. Contact us to arrange your custom tour! Lynn will put everything together for you to help you live your perfect getaway. From fascinating […]

  • Secrets on the Lake

    Imagine holidaying where there is a vision of green and massive mountain views towards the coast, with cool rainforests and waterfalls, shady bush walks and picnics. You can find all of this and more when you stay at Secrets on the Lake. Accommodation World class treehouses with restaurant on the deck, beautifully appointed, high in the rainforest and overlooking Lake Baroon. Choose Secrets for your special break, birthdays, anniversary, special proposal, honeymoon, wedding and reception. Noted for their special touches and quality food and great service, George and Aldy at Secrets welcome guests looking for a once in a lifetime experience. Weddings A stunning venue for all types of weddings, elopements to DIY and hosted weddings up to 80 guests. Stay in fabulous treehouses and enjoy a tailormade garden wedding perfectly planned for you by our wedding planner. Daytime receptions in the Lakehouse, nighttime in our restaurant on the deck. Create a lifetime memory. Also vow renewals, christenings, honeymoons, proposals and anniversaries. Secrets Cafe A wonderful destination to take your friends, gather as groups for special occasions, romance your partner, celebrate whether breakfast, lunch, morning or afternoon tea. Set in stunning grounds with a view to Lake Baroon, be prepared for a beautiful surprise, as well as delicious food. Open from Tuesday to Sunday 8.30 to 4.00.  Bookings recommended as closed some public holidays. Art Gallery Secrets Art Gallery features local artists and artisans in a unique space which is purpose built to showcase the outside beauty of the rainforest at […]

  • Purple Palate Maleny

    Purple Palate Bottle Shop sells fine wines, boutique beers and a large range of premium spirits. Visit us to find a beverage for all your special occasions. With regular monthly wine appreciation nights, Shiraz Clubs, Whisky and Spirit evenings, and the Maleny Brew Crew (Beer tasting society), there is something for everyone. With Finbars Irish Bar next door incorporating Jens Woodfired Pizzas, and weekly entertainment, come on in and say “Hi”.

  • Vintage Rose Cakes

    Specializing in wedding cakes and cupcakes. From rustic to romantic. I can create your dream wedding cake, choose from a wide variety of flavour’s such as caramel mud cake, coconut cake, carrot cake white-choc and raspberry to name a few. Servicing the from Brisbane, Sunshine coast and the Hinterland.

  • The Terrace of Maleny

    The Terrace seafood restaurant is the longest established restaurant in the hinterland, it stands out at the gateway to the hinterland (Cairncross corner) well renown for the fantastic seafood served, the Terrace also has an extensive a la carte menu covering vegetarian as well as gluten free dishes. The Terrace is the ideal venue for your small wedding or private function.Romantic dining in the evening with magnificent views over the Sunshine coast.The Terrace is fully licenced. Open 6 days for lunch and dinner. (closed Wednesdays)

  • Maleny Mountain Wines

    The Big Barrel is home to Maleny Mountain Wines and MacLeod Brewing Company. In our unique 8 metre high wine barrel showroom you can enjoy a wine tasting, a beer tasting or something from our all day bistro menu filled with local hinterland produce. Enjoy a stroll through our gardens that look out to an uninterrupted view of the majestic Glasshouse Mountains. Open from 10am to 5pm 7 days a week.

  • The Long Apron

    Awarded two Chef Hats in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Queensland Good Food Guide, two Chefs Hats in the 2015 and 2016 Australian Good Food and Travel Guide Chef Hat awards and ranked in the Top 100 Restaurants in Australia by The Australian Gourmet Traveller, The Long Apron continues to deliver European-inspired menus with flair and élan. Friendly, personal service adds to the relaxed atmosphere and there’s even the opportunity to get together and share a delicious meal as a group over our French Table.

  • The Tamarind

    Specialising in Modern Asian cuisine that tips its well-deserved Chef Hats awards to Western presentation and palates, The Tamarind’s menu effortlessly combines sweet, sour and spicy flavours with fresh local produce to create original and innovative taste sensations. The perfect meeting of the traditional and the new, every dish evokes the vitality of Asia and the warmth of Spicers Tamarind Retreat. We are so thrilled to announce that The Tamarind recently received one Chef Hat in the 2017 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide.

  • Poets Cafe

    Established in 1995, the now legendary Poets Cafe of Montville evokes the great tradition of European cafe life, from Paris to Vienna to Piazza San Marco. Experience the taste of coffee at its best, made from fresh spring water bubbling up from the natural spring below the premises which is also available chilled, from our water station. Enjoy classic cuisine, great service, combined with uninterrupted views of the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Imagine walking down the aisle of the Beautiful Stone Chapel on your wedding day and enjoying sunset canapes and champange while watching the full moon rise over the ocean. We can make your dream wedding or special function a reality.