Three of the best restaurants in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland!

Three of the best restaurants in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland!

By Angus Richard

Long gone are the days in Australia where John Galsworthy noted that: “The French cook, we open tins.”

One of the key attractions today for local and overseas visitors to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is the freshness, creativity and diversity of our food culture which manifests itself in brilliant restaurants.

Here for your enjoyment are just three that you must experience when next immersed in a well-earned break in this rich and iconic region.

The legendary Terrace Seafood Restaurant at Cairncross Corner has consistently delighted diners for over twenty years. Signature dishes include their amazing Seafood Platter with a highlight of gravity defying prawns. Their Seafood Chowder is a must. This is where you get to eat the crockery (it is served in a freshly baked cob loaf!). Finish with their Brandy Basket which looks and tastes so good you could probably enter it in an art prize and take home the trophy.



Pomodoras sits on the banks of the Obi Obi Creek where you can literally dip a toe in the water and be relieved that the Platypus are friendly. The relaxing contemporary restaurant is famous for its Beef Carpaccio and locally sourced Buffalo Burgers. It is a wonderful, tree shrouded, creek kissed place to dine.




In picturesque Montville seek out Lisa and Gypsy’s Table. A homely low set timber building at the top of the main street that recalls the country’s early settlement. The warmth of wood, soft furnishings, comfortable furniture, an open fire in winter and kick back feel make it mellow and welcoming. A truly diverse menu awaits but try the almost unpronounceable “Kekkavvi”. It sounds dangerous but is in fact delicious, their signature dish from a recipe that is over 100 years old.



Discover the wonderful food narrative of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland through these three brilliant restaurants. Something special for you to enjoy when next you come on up!

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