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 an 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 40 guests for those […]

  • 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.

  • Maleny Food Co.

    WELCOME TO MALENY FOOD CO. FRESH. PURE. MALENY. Maleny Food Co. is an artisan food producer located in the beautiful surrounds of Maleny, in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland. Our signature gelato and sorbet has achieved critical acclaim and consistently wins Australian industry awards.  Combining rich Guernsey milk and cream, local fruits and produce with the finest Italian ingredients. We are known for our fromagerie stocked with hundreds of gourmet cheeses and the delicious range of food that we serve in our deli style store. The Maleny Food Co. story began in 2001 when it was first founded as Colin James Fine Foods, opening on Maple St, Maleny. Starting out as a café and fromagerie, our gelato and sorbet was made daily on site in traditional artisan style. As word spread and the awards began to accumulate, our name became synonymous with ‘truly amazing’ gelato. Since those early days we have continued to expand our operations, using artisan techniques in our purpose-built manufacturing facility in Maleny, Queensland, and our products can now be found in a growing number of restaurants, gelato shops, boutique grocers and cafes. We now welcome a new chapter in our story, and while our name has changed, our values and the quality of our award winning gelato and sorbet remain the same. Our vision is to create an integrated business of food manufacturing, food retailing and food tourism, built on a strong connection to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We are passionate about showcasing Maleny, the surrounding […]

  • 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!  

  • 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.

  • 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 and Grill

    The Montville Cafe, Bar  and 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 […]

  • Pomodoras on Obi Restaurant & Cabins

    “Escape to the mountains and discover the magic” offering a complete package of good food, friendly service and luxury treetop cabins overlooking the Obi Obi Creek, right in the heart of Maleny. Within walking distance to the main Maple Street shopping hub, where you’ll find local arts & crafts, bookshops, cafes and Maleny’s finest jewellery stores. Try some local buffalo mozzarella from Cedar Street Cheesery or enjoy an awarding winning ice cream from Colin James ice creamery. Only thirty-five minutes from Maroochydore and an hour north of Brisbane, located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland on the Blackall Range

  • 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”.

  • The Terrace of Maleny

    The Terrace Seafood Restaurant is the longest established restaurant in the Hinterland. We are a family run venture and have been serving the local community and its visitors for nearly 30 years. We stand out at the gateway to the Hinterland at Cairncross Corner and are renowned for our fantastic seafood. We also have an extensive a la carte menu covering vegetarian as well as gluten free dishes to meet all your needs. We offer a spacious and light filled dining environment with magnificent views over the Sunshine Coast for our lunch service,  while diners in the evening can enjoy an intimate and romantic setting watching the beautiful changing colours of the early evening sky. The Terrace is fully licensed and is the ideal venue for your small wedding or private function, we can seat up to 65 and are able to discuss a range of different menu options to suit your requirements. We are open 6 days a week for lunch and dinner: Tuesday to Friday: 12 noon to 2:30 pm and 6 pm – close   Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon to 3 pm and 6 pm – close  Click here to checkout the menus  If you would like to make a night (or a whole weekend) of it then why not check out our accommodation at the Maleny Terrace Cottages? Ask about our wine, dine and stay packages! The Maleny Terrace Cottages are a boutique accommodation in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.  Set in beautiful rainforest gardens and with an outdoor swimming pool, The Cottages are only one hour […]

  • Creative Tours and Events

    Wilson Vintage Popup Bar for hire / Brewery Tours / Food Tours   Creative Tours and Events is a local business that provides a range of personalised tour and event experiences on the Sunshine Coast & Hinterland. Wilson Vintage Pop Up Bar Mobile caravan bar for hire at your wedding or event www.wilsonpopupbar.com.au Sunshine Coast Craft Beer Tours Behind the scenes tours of local breweries and craft beer bars www.sunshinecoastcraftbeertours.com.au We provide a truly local experience by focusing on local food and produce including wineries, craft beer, breweries, markets, organic farms, local restaurants and scenic tours. Join us on a behind the scenes tour to meet the local growers and producers of the amazing food and produce that the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland has to offer. Our small and personalised tours take you to explore the hidden gems of the local region on a private or shared group in an air conditioned bus.

  • 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.

  • Beerwah Hotel

    Nestled in Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Beerwah Hotel Bar and Bistro is an iconic, family owned hotel with an enviable reputation (voted MIX FM 2010 Pub/Club of the Sunshine Coast) for its great food, magnificent atmosphere and quality entertainment. The Beerwah Hotel is the Sunshine Coast’s home of live entertainment, featuring Country bands on the second Saturday of every month. See our gig guide for more info. We have beautiful dining areas both inside and outside (beer garden) that comfortably seats up to 300. Perfect for lunch, dinner, or functions. Well you can still treat yourself to that experience at The Beerwah Hotel. Have a drink, grab a bite to eat or enjoy a range of cocktails, milkshakes, even cake and coffee. It’s also right next to our Kids Play Area – so the kids can enjoy themselves in safety. Being a family friendly hotel, we have a fully equipped Kids play area to keep the little ones entertained while you relax. It features the latest in video games and an active play gym – all at no cost.

  • Maleny Dairies

    Maleny Dairies is a family owned business situated in the hinterland town of Maleny on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. Here at Maleny Dairies we produce a range of dairy deliciousness for the whole family to enjoy. Come and discover for yourself the process of milk from the cow to the bottle and everything in-between. You can cuddle up to some farmyard friends, feed the animals and watch our tour cow being milked. Our farm and factory is a great place to bring the family, who says learning can’t be fun? You’ll find there really is something for everyone on a Maleny Dairy Farm Tour. After your tour you can enjoy some complimentary taste testing and discover first hand why our Maleny dairy deliciousness has won so many awards. Perhaps you would prefer to just while away an hour or two enjoying a coffee at our Milkbar or take in our lush green pastures and fresh mountain air on one of our farmer’s Tractor Rides.

  • Brouhaha Brewery

    At Brouhaha Brewery, as the names suggest, we like to make a big deal about beer. With the freshest ingredients and an open mind, we strive to make a higher standard of beer that will not only make the big breweries sweat, but will also make you push the boundaries of what you know about craft beer. This little independent brewpub tucked way in the hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, was born out of the idea of sharing the love of craft beer and passing on the knowledge and skill that goes with it. With the desire to create a go-to venue for an ale and a quality meal, made out of the freshest local ingredients, our beer included, Brouhaha was born in a location that was meant for a Pharmacy. Our love for craft beer can be seen from everyone on our team, from our brewers to our Chefs, who use our beer in their cooking, to our bar staff, if you get them started about beer, your food is bound to go cold and your beer to go warm. Brouhaha Brewery was founded by locals, for locals in mid-2016, with a mission to educate and introduce the community to the art and world of independent brewing and craft beer. Accompanied by quality, locally sourced food, Brouhaha Brewery is a great spot to settle in with a beer and enjoy the company of great friends.

  • Monty's of Montville

    Monty’s is a one-stop shop offering Queensland made and owned products only with 98% of all products locally made. We have jams, chutneys, relishes, oils, dukkah, dessert sauces and many other gourmet lines. Monty’s sells gourmet handmade gelato/ice-cream and sorbet, available with our own recipe of gluten and dairy free cones which are made on site. Monty’s also offers gluten and dairy free doughnuts which are baked – not fried – made from Monty’s own secret recipe. Monty’s has over 80 flavours of gelato/ice-cream and sorbet available which are rotated weekly offering up to 12 at a time in the cabinet. Monty’s offers 43 milkshake flavours to select from our menu board. Thickshakes are also available. We can make all milkshakes with either full cream or low fat milk from local dairy, Maleny Dairies. We also offer is soy, rice, almond and lactose free milks. See you at Monty’s soon!

  • The Edge Restaruant

    ENJOY UNINTERRUPTED PANORAMIC VIEWS OVER THE SUNSHINE COAST Soak in the stunning hinterland views over breakfast or lunch at The Edge Restaurant Montville. Our deck is perched on the edge of the escarpment and offers panoramic views, cool mountain air, and a beautiful setting to catch up with family, friends or that someone special. We also have a cozy fire for those cold winter days. Our menu offers something for everyone, including gluten and dairy free options, and features the best fresh produce from the Sunshine Coast region. We serve coffee and cake all day, making it a great spot for you to relax and refuel before exploring the beautiful township of Montville. All our cakes are locally made (we even make some ourselves), and we offer a large range of gluten and dairy free options. We are also fully licensed and offer a refreshing range of cocktails, as well as an impressive wine and spirits menu – a relaxing end to the day.

  • Circa Cooroy

    FROM AN OLD GARAGE TO CIRCA  Circa is housed inside a former garage that Craig and Maeva McCabe have meticulously renovated and refitted. Located in leafy and laid-back Maple Street, Cooroy. Circa is complete with an onsite bakery, coffee roastery and French-styled cafe, serving up all your faves that you have grown to know and love. This huge multi functional space also, at lunch and by night, transforms into a bustling sit-down restaurant equipped with a wood-fired pizzeria and a fully licensed bar. Circa exudes the stylish ambience of a modern workshop, with concrete floors, marble bars, glass and bricks walls, lighting and eclectic artwork. The décor provides the perfect setting for the fresh, seasonal menus designed by Awarded Chef Craig McCabe to showcase the bounteous produce of local Queensland farms.

  • The Maleny Pie Guy

    treat. your. self. real. ‘cos if you’re gonna treat yourself, do it properly. with real food made with real local ingredients and real passion. really.