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Platypus Lodge Restaurant

534 Eungella Dam Road | Eungella National Park Broken River Section, Eungella, Queensland 4757, Australia
+61 7 4958 4785
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (7 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
“schnitzel” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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534 Eungella Dam Road | Eungella National Park Broken River Section, Eungella, Queensland 4757, Australia
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at Finch Hatton showgrounds ,decided to go up the hill to do the walks and then have a coffee and cake. Order taken by a tall gentleman, what an attitude to a customer. No greetings ,just what do you want in a rude manner....More

Thank Liz M
Oskar K, Owner at Platypus Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit to Broken River, I am sorry if I came across with an attitude and I am sorry that our homemade cakes and fresh roasted coffee which has been rated by other visitors as one of the best in the region...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

As a cafe, I am happy to give this pretty little establishment a 5 star rating. No, it is not fine dining, nor does it pretend to be, but what it does, it does very well. The food is great and the coffee exceptional, all...More

Thank Gavin H
Oskar K, Owner at Platypus Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review, we are trying to provide a great experience to our customers with our fresh food, homemade cakes and quality fresh roasted coffee at Broken River. thank you for your visit and hope to see you again, Oskar.

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Ordered lunch here - chicken schnitzel and the yodel burger, with a chocolate milkshake and chocolate mocha. Loved my mocha, chips were perfect. The burger and schniztel were tasty but not the best I've ever had, but the amount of character and location of this...More

Thank Nathan F
Oskar K, Owner at Platypus Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your experience at our cafe; hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I travelled from Mackay with my adult son to Eungella for lunch. The drive took longer than expected so I rang ahead hoping that we would still be in time to buy lunch. Although we arrived nearly 30 minutes late we were treated to a...More

Thank Deborah O
Oskar K, Owner at Platypus Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking such a scenic drive to Eungella for lunch and thank you for supporting a small business in the bush.I hope you had a great day out in the Pioneer Valley. hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

An unassuming little building without much to advertise it, the food was really good and the prices were lower than many other cafe's we've eaten at so far on the Queensland trip.More

Thank Jon B
Oskar K, Owner at Platypus Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

We are proud of our location, it is a unique experience to come to a National Park where you can see the platypus in the wild and also to experience some of the great walks and look-outs on offer.Thank you for putting our cafe and...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Swiss yodel burger was delicious- served complete with yodelling. The fries were superb- hot and crispy with subtle, unique seasoning. Fast, efficient service

Thank glendaf454
Oskar K, Owner at Platypus Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you for taking time to visit Eungella National Park - Broken River and thank you for being part of a unique experience to have a Yodel Burger.

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Visiting the Eungella National Park looking for a Platypus or two stopped at the information centre and right next door is this lovely cafe & restaurant. Excellent menu (try the Swiss Yodel Burger) and coffee the owner/chef very friendly and helpful with local knowledge. If...More

Thank Waynedvh
Oskar K, Owner at Platypus Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thank you so much for visiting Broken River, the Information Centre and our cafe. Your review will encourage other people to visit the Eungella National Park and explore. thank you for supporting a small business.

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

What a lovely spot for a cafe. Just a stroll from the river where the platypus reside. We had coffee and scones with jam and cream. Delightful! Superb coffee! Hit the spot beautifully. A lovely area for the children to have a pretend tea party...More

Thank marie206
Oskar K, Owner at Platypus Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

"Peace and Tranquility" that's the reason I live and work here and thank you for enjoying our cafe and Broken River where you can see the platypus in the wild.

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed this cute little cafe tucked away in the rainforest. We enjoyed our brekkie and one of the best hot chocolates we have had! The chef was very considerate and you can tell he works very hard as he was...More

Thank dedemiller
Oskar K, Owner at Platypus Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review and it was great to hear that our little tucked away cafe, service and meals brought so much enjoyment to your visit at Broken River. We are trying to make sure that our visitors have a great experience....More

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Ducked in here for a coffee after our early morning outing looking for platypus, found the opening hours of the rather limited - closed Mondays & Tuesdays, and open Wed - Sun from 9:30am - 3:30pm. These times don't work in well with the best...More

Thank lau_5567
Oskar K, Owner at Platypus Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Lau, thank you for your review. If the coffee was not to your satisfaction, why did you not come back and talk to me so that I can rectify the problem? I am sorry to hear that our opening hours did not satisfy your personal...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 13
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 534 Eungella Dam Road | Eungella National Park Broken River Section, Eungella, Queensland 4757, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Eungella
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4958 4785
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Description
Platypus Lodge Restaurant is run by an amiable chef owner, in the cool mountain tranquillity of Eungella National Park - Broken River section, where you can escape from the tropical heat and the best place in the world to view a platypus in the wild, offers The Ultimate Rain-forest Alfresco Dining Experience. When I think about good food, it's about quality and value. After working in some of Switzerland, Austria & Australia's best food establishments, I am making sure high quality standards are applied to the preparation, cooking and presentation of our meals, which is the key to its success. Although this kind of dinning is unique in Australia, we offer a different experience at Eungella National Park - Broken River section, not only can you see the platypus in the wild, walk on the new board walks, you alfresco-dine in the cool fantastic rain-forest surroundings and with the fresh prepared food and service we certainly stand out from the rest. Lovers of good coffee and food, love Platypus Lodge Restaurant, the place where you meet the platypus.
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