Where to dine in the Redlands

We believe one of the greatest ways to explore an area is through its dining experiences. Dining in the Redlands region is shaped by its bayside location, inspired by beautiful landscapes, historical sites and coastal vibes. Fresh seafood, home-grown produce, and the local wine selection are the foundation here.

Salt and battered

Chumley Warners
Chumley Warners

Fish and chips are a Queensland favourite and a great option for a casual family meal. Fish on Fire and Chumley Warner’s on the bayside are the locals’ choice for fish-and-chips joints that proudly stand by the British tradition. 

Those special moments

Restaurant Lurleens
Lurleen's

For special occasions, Lurleen’s Restaurant at Sirromet Winery offers a beautiful dining experience. Each dish, created with local seafood and produce, has a recommended Sirromet wine to match and seating with a picture-perfect view of the vineyards.

The Courthouse restaurant is acclaimed for its timeless, elegant atmosphere. The venue has one of the best waterfront views and is rich in Queensland history. Over on North Stradbroke Island situated at Amity Point and overlooking Moreton Island, the Whales Way restaurant offers a scenic dining experience with one of the best seafood menus Queensland has to offer. 

Local bistros

Lighthouse
Lighthouse Restaurant

The Lighthouse Restaurant is an iconic Redlands landmark. With prime waterfront views of Moreton Bay and Cleveland Point, The Lighthouse serves up fine seafood and classic Australian favourites. The Lighthouse also has a fish and chips takeaway menu so you can bring your meal to the bay for a picnic. 

Elysium has an impressive selection of craft and commercial beer, signature cocktails, tapas, pizzas and live entertainment each week. Elysium has a relaxed atmosphere with a great view of the water from the outdoor seating area perfect for a relaxed date night, or a night of entertainment with a great crowd. 

Doug and Pearl
Doug & Pearl

If you’re on the hunt for the best lamb shoulder in town, check out Doug & Pearl tucked beneath a wide veranda in Cleveland. This charming bistro is sure to impress with meals of excellent quality at an affordable price. 

At the heart of the Raby Bay harbour is Fiction Bar. Fiction is exceptional if you’re looking for a venue to accommodate a large party without sacrificing a view of the water. The seafood platter for two is highly recommended, and if you’re an early-bird, Fiction offers a gorgeous bistro breakfast menu in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Tuscan Terrace
Tuscan Terrace

Another notable mention in bistro dining is Sirromet’s Tuscan Terrace. It is Lurleen’s more casual sister restaurant, and it’s perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch with live entertainment and wine tastings from the Sirromet vineyard.  

Multicultural dining


Indique

Australia is proudly home to people from many different cultural backgrounds and, lucky for us, that means plenty of different cuisines. 

Little Istanbul Place does authentic, healthy Turkish cuisine and showcases live belly dancing every Saturday night. Italian cuisine never ceases to please a crowd. Tomato Brothers does pasta and creative gourmet pizzas, with something on the menu for everyone, including vegetarians, and gladly accommodates for gluten-free diets.

The French Table creates classic French dishes inspired by the sea with a twist. Try the deep-fried Camembert salad - that's still salad, right? It would be a sin to skip dessert at a French restaurant, so don't leave without trying the creme brulee.

Vegetarians and gluten-free folk in search of nourishment jam-packed with flavour will love Indique’s traditional Indian dishes with contemporary flare at the scenic Victoria Point. Punjab Curry Club, Haveli Indian and the Spice Avenue Balti are other popular Indian restaurants.

The omnivores will appreciate Twelve Boar’s authentic American BBQ. American style BBQ involves hours of slow cooking over low-heat smoke created from wood chips to flavour and tenderise the meat. Another all-American joint is Sisco’s Philly Cheez. Get your hands around one of its meaty sandwiches.

Pub Classics

Grandview Hotel
Grand View Hotel

If you would much rather enjoy a casual meal over classic pub dishes and some brews, Redlands RSL caters for the higher-end quality of pub food, and feature karaoke nights. The Grand View hotel overlooks the Moreton Bay and has a great selection of regional and imported beers. The Cleveland Sands Hotel’s décor has a classic nautical atmosphere with a contemporary twist on pub food classics. 

Hogan’s does alfresco dining well. It specialises in fresh seafood and steaks and features a fully stocked bar overlooking the bay. There’s no need to head over to a dessert spot after your meal here, Hogan’s also does sweet treats and coffee.

Top cafes

Acai brothers acai bowl
Acai Brothers

Cafes are perfect for the light snack, and refreshing beverage to get you through exploring the Redlands. Health conscious? Acai Brothers is a superfood bar with juices, smoothies, acai bowls and raw treats. 

Harvest is a country cafe with an extensive vegetarian menu near the Victoria Point Shops. Indigiscapes Cafe at the Indigiscapes Centre combines indigenous ingredients in its cooking to create unique culinary experiences that are distinctive to the region. 

For a foodie challenge, Off The Wall is a burger-joint/cafe fusion known for the World’s Hottest Burger Challenge that will earn you bragging rights and a spot on its Wall of Fame. 

For a great cup of coffee, Frontier Coffee House is sure to hit the spot for your caffeine cravings. Frontier’s coconut-based yoghurt is a sweet treat and vegan friendly too! Locally loved Chiasso coffee beans are roasted in the Redlands at Capalaba. Unico Espresso in Thorneside is also worth a visit for any coffee enthusiast.  

Sweet treats

Whisky Business
Whisky Business

For a cool treat in the Redlands, Jeppo Gelato creates all products on site without any additives or preservatives and has the most delicious and unique flavours of gelato and sorbet. Try the Kinder Surprise, or popcorn-flavoured gelato when you visit. 

Whisky Business is a quirky, vintage-inspired dessert cafe in Capalaba specialising in the art of French favourite dessert, the macaron. The selection of flavours is amazing at 42 and counting. Indulge in everything from pineapple lump or Kahlua, to jam donut or Vegemite in store, or Kylie and her team make these goodies to order. 

Local drops

Sirromet Wine Competition
Sirromet Winery

Sirromet is Brisbane’s local winery. The family-owned winery has been part of the Redlands experience since its opening in 2000 and has collected over 790 respected wine awards. Book yourselves into Sirromet’s fully guided wine tour for the ultimate experience in Redland wines along with dinner at the award-winning restaurants, Lurleen’s or Tuscan Terrace.

Beer lovers will enjoy a visit to Bacchus Brewing. It’s an award-winning micro-brewery that specialises in bespoke brewing and prides itself on unique favours of beer and exceptional quality. 

Island life

North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island is about slowing down the pace of busy city life and enjoying the breathtaking views and dining the island has to offer. The dining experience on North Stradbroke is deeply inspired by the easy access to fresh seafood. Seashells Cafe at Amity Point has a great atmosphere with lots of character and an excellent seafood bistro menu. 

The Prawn Shack is an award-winning seafood joint known for its live, organic mussels. On a beautiful day, head over to the Prawn Shack and order takeaway to bring to the bayside for a fresh-seafood picnic. 

Southern Moreton Bay Island eats

While Moreton, Bribie, and North Stradbroke are the bigger islands, let's not forget Lamb, Coochiemudlo, Macleay, Peel, Karragarra, Russell and St Helena, and King that make up the charming Southern Moreton Bay Islands group.

Aunty Alice’s Café on Russell Island is the community hub for eats. This cafe does big meals and milkshakes the old-fashioned way at a picturesque paradise. 

MacLeay Island’s Blue Parrot restaurant does gourmet sandwiches, coffee, and live entertainment with a waterfront view. 

Red Rock Café is a 200m stroll from the Island Jetty on Coochiemudlo Island. Red Rock serves fresh seafood in generously sized portions and caters to many different dietary requirements. 

Coochie Island’s Beach Resort is set among tropical gardens only a two-minute walk from the beach. This little island has a quiet and relaxed atmosphere and a fun little getaway from the city life. The Island Beach Resort’s cafe serves simple delicious food that throw back to '70s classic favourite dishes.