The Scenic Rim region is a well-known wine region. After a long day of visiting vineyards and testing the regional delicacies you will want to try the local cuisines. The Scenic Rim is home to a lot of farmsteads and many of the restaurants in this area practice farm to table, using fresh and organic ingredients from around Queensland and Australia.
Three Little Pigs (Tamborine Mountain)
Three Little Pigs serves some of the best pork you have ever eaten. Their famous slow roast pork belly and oink and surf are known land-over. There is plenty of choice for those craving something that isn’t pork. Arracncini, lamb backstrap and Australian all feature on the well thought out menu. All the meat used in their dishes is farm-fed and humanely treated and all their cheese are organic.
This little bistro won a Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award in 2020, placing it in the top 10% of all restaurants globally so you can trust the quality of the food and service.
Three Little Pigs is closed on Monday and Tuesday and we recommend making a booking in advance.
Jimboomba House (Jimboomba)
Jimboomba House is a family friendly, vegetarian friendly restaurant hidden away in the Hills Golf Course grounds. Open Tuesday through to Sunday, it is located in the second oldest building in South East Queensland, constructed in 1845. The gorgeous wooden accents create a friendly and homely ambiance that compliments the food well. Jimboomba is known for their scrumptious desserts including their creme brulee and their divine chocolate and nutella cheesecake. Whether you pop in for dinner or swing past for a coffee and dessert, Jimboomba will leave you wanting more.
Hickory (Tamborine Mountain)
Hickory is a must for meat lovers. Serving up local craft beers alongside slow-cooked ribs, this is a true quintessential American barbeque experience. The menu is small but what it lacks for in size, the food makes up for in rich and deep flavours. The farm-raised pork used for their ribs is locally sourced and cooked according to how many bookings there are for any given day to ensure nothing is wanted and every bite is fresh. If you’ve ever wanted to eat seafood off a shovel then this is the place for you!
Please book in advance for Hickory, especially if you want to order the ribs.
The Polish Place (Tamborine Mountain)
The Polish Place offers up homemade Polish recipes adapted and adjusted to work well with Australian ingredients. Pierogi and duck are favourite of locals and the wide alcohol selection ensures you have plenty of options. There are a wide variety of Australian wines and many Polish beers to try including the popular Zywiec and Kozlak. The wine and beer menus are laid out nicely and list the origin of each drink as well as the year of each wine. There are several options for share platters if you can not decide what you want to eat and of course Polish coffee to end your meal. The coffee is best served with the apricot cake or the rum chocolate torte.