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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a large lunch with family at the Barrel - the food was beautiful, great service and great location.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in here for a drink on our way back to our van. We chose the beer paddle and the wine paddle to try their offerings. Out of the beer paddle the only one we like was the ginger beer and out of the...wine offerings we preferred the merlot and shiraz but there wasn't really anything worth raving about.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 31 March 2021

Another wasted opportunity from Maleny No atmosphere Advertises craft beer which we mistakenly thought would be made on site Boring Food goodMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Greg G, General Manager at The Barrel at Clouds Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Chris W We appreciate the feedback as it has provided the opportunity to refine our service. Yes we do promote craft beers which are selected from local suppliers but we are not a brewery. If you would like to discuss any items raised in...More

Reviewed 29 March 2021

I came out of my way to come here to try some wines and support a regional business. When I arrived it looked like a restaurant and when I asked a waitress she just shoved the menu in front of me and stated we don't...do tastings but can offer sample something or other. I am sure this happens all the time but the way she responded was like "who cares". I went in later to see if I could just buy a bottle but I did not feel comfortable and the staff never approached me. So instead of buying 6 to 12 bottles of wine I bought none and hence why I am writing this.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Greg G, General Manager at The Barrel at Clouds Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Greg M We appreciate the feedback as it has provided the opportunity to refine our service. You are correct as we do not offer wine Tastings as we are not a Winery but a Vineyard, we do however offer a large range of wine...More

Reviewed 18 March 2021

I know this place has been around for years, but the new owners have done a great job of creating an atmospheric eatery that serves interesting beers and wines. We had lunch for two on a wet and miserable day but the place was busy...so good to see. The food was good pub fare, steak pot pie for me and chicken pasta for her. All good except please serve the pie in a pot, not the aluminium disposable it came in. I know it's a small point but the flyer advertising the pie meal was in a real pot which in terms of presentation was heaps better. The stout was excellent and my wife was impressed with the wines. So, all in all, a good experience and somewhere for our B and B guests to go as a safe recommendation.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Greg G, General Manager at The Barrel at Clouds Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much Subiella for your kind review & feedback! We cannot wait to welcome you back for another stay soon - The Clouds Retreats team

Reviewed 18 March 2021 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch here on a day trip to Maleny. Food was good but unfortunately, the service was TERRIBLE. We walked in and no one greeted or even looked at us. We found a table, got some menus and sat for about 15minutes...without any acknowledgement from staff. There were two or three people working and only about 3 tables with customers in the restaurant. I went to order at the bar and was ignored for several minutes before she finally took my order. A simple “I’ll be with you in a minute” would’ve done wonders. Staff were unpleasant, which is a shame for such a lovely venue with lovely food.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Greg G, General Manager at The Barrel at Clouds Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate the feedback as it has provided the opportunity to refine our service. If you would like to discuss any items raised in further detail please contact our manager (Greg) on 54429174 who will be happy to speak with you. - The Clouds Retreats...More

Reviewed 14 February 2021

I ordered the Nolan’s Rump Steak. Toughest piece of steak I’ve ever had in a restaurant or cafe. Even the good steak knife had difficulty. My husband had crispy skinned snapper. It was a tiny piece with a sliver of sauce and tiny salad. Not...particularly well cooked. We then ordered some chips which were delivered after our meal. Lovely ambience, but the food was very disappointing. We were a group of 27, some were happy with their meal.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 6 February 2021

Sharon & Rachel are amazing. The service is impeccable The food and wine is top quality This is a hidden gem!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 30 January 2021

Great family venue, we have always found the food terrific and inexpensive. We love the fact that you can get a superb cheese platter or tapas if you are just calling in for a relaxing few drinks. Enjoyable beer & wine. Do think that some...staff need more training, or the right people, as in this industry you need to have the right personality to welcome your patrons. My one suggestion would be on busy days e.g Australia Day etc. need two ordering lines to the bar, one for drinks and one for food. Love the atmosphere, relaxed,casual the owners have done an incredible refurbish.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 15 January 2021 via mobile

Visited the Barrel for wine tasting. Experience could of been a lot better, staff did not seem knowledgeable about their product. Wines were all sat in front of us and waitress left with no explanation of wines. Left winery with no knowledge of the Barrel...winery or their products.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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  • The Barrel at Clouds Vineyard is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3.5