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“Wonderful food surrounded by peace and birdsong”

Kondalilla Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 4 Restaurants in Flaxton
Price range: AU$7 - AU$40
Description: Located in the grounds of Kondalilla Eco Resort, Kondalilla Restaurant offers modern & elegant seafood, vegetarian & vegan cuisine, a boutique wine list, tempting cocktails and a range of local beer and spirits. Executive Chef, Alex Schwarz, draws inspiration from Australian Native Bush Tucker incorporated with the Sunshine Coast's bountiful local produce to create seasonal menus rich in flavour, nutrition and style. Dine on our deck among the trees with a view towards the Kondalilla National Park, the perfect place to watch the sunset, choose from our indoor dining space, private dining room and bar area or bring the family for a relaxing Sunday afternoon and enjoy live tunes, whilst the kids play in our quaint cubby house.
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Description: Located in the grounds of Kondalilla Eco Resort, Kondalilla Restaurant offers modern & elegant seafood, vegetarian & vegan cuisine, a boutique wine list, tempting cocktails and a range of local beer and spirits. Executive Chef, Alex Schwarz, draws inspiration from Australian Native Bush Tucker incorporated with the Sunshine Coast's bountiful local produce to create seasonal menus rich in flavour, nutrition and style. Dine on our deck among the trees with a view towards the Kondalilla National Park, the perfect place to watch the sunset, choose from our indoor dining space, private dining room and bar area or bring the family for a relaxing Sunday afternoon and enjoy live tunes, whilst the kids play in our quaint cubby house.
Reviewed 1 August 2023 via mobile

What a gem! Eating on the deck, shaded by huge umbrellas on a very warm winter’s day with great service, fantastic food and live music was just what we asked for our wedding anniversary. We will definitely visit again, many times, and have two further visits planned later in the year.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Jacqui Freeman, General Manager at Kondalilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Julia.

We really appreciate your feedback; it's great to hear you enjoyed your Sunday lunch experience at our restaurant!

Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Warm regards,
The Kondalilla Restaurant Team

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5 - 9 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 1 May 2023

Quiet and intimate. Attention to detail - every staff member wished us well for our special event dinner. Food is well presented and flavours are refined. The texture of the gnocchi is the creamiest ever. Pescatarian and Vegetarian. Great wines list. Enjoyed all the selections we made from entree, main and dessert menu.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Thank Stella S
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Jacqui Freeman, General Manager at Kondalilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

We really appreciate your feedback; it's great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at our restaurant!

Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Warm regards,
The Kondalilla Restaurant Team

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Reviewed 8 April 2023

Loved this place! Very friendly, helpful waitstaff and an excellent menu. So many dishes to choose from... we enjoyed the delectable seafood options. Tuna, scallops, prawns, snapper. It was all amazing. So fresh and healthy. Incredible food and the lovely rainforest setting made this a very special night out.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Thank rebeccalU8050MQ
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Jacqui Freeman, General Manager at Kondalilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Rebecca.

We really appreciate your feedback; it's great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at our restaurant!

Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Warm regards,
The Kondalilla Restaurant Team

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Reviewed 13 February 2023

This is the best kept secret in the Hinterland [&, hopefully, it stays that way 😊].
Lunch for four and, once again, all happy campers.
I judge a restaurant on my five set standards, food, drinks, service, setting and price. this restaurant scores top marks in all areas
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, it’s a very brave and confident chef with no steak on the menu. Everything else must be fairly well perfect if there’s no “chunk of beef” available and here is where you get it!
The drinks menu is a perfect companion to the food.
Service from the young, friendly, keen to be here team is exceptional without being intrusive.
The view from the deck is relaxing and glorious. It’s as though you’re sitting at the top of the trees with the world below
The prices? Oh, my goodness I don’t know how they do it! I think the chef goes down beachside in the early morning, beats up a fisherman and steals his catch. Vegetables and salads must come from their own, obviously loved and cared for, garden. If only every eatery in Qld. took a pricing lesson from Kondalilla Falls Restaurant the dining world would be a lovelier place.
Last, but certainly not least, Kondalilla Falls restaurant is open from 12pm to 8pm [Thurs.-Sun]! In my 30+ years of hospitality I have never seen this. I’m sure there must be other nosh joints doing it but a restaurant of this class and style? You can have lunch here at 3.30pm if you so desire [& I have]! Same exquisite menu and food. If only every eatery in Qld. took an opening hours lesson from Kondalilla Falls Restaurant the dining world would be a lovelier place.
This IS the best all-round restaurant in the hinterland [according to my standards]. Not arguably………..IT IS! I can’t wait to get back and try the incredible sounding Seafood Charcuterie Board
Kondalilla Falls Restaurant always calls me back in every way, inspires me to write and not too many places still do that to a jaded ol’, seen/been it all cynic like me, these days. 👌😊

Date of visit: January 2023
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Thank MartyDiningDrinks
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Jacqui F, General Manager at Kondalilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review us again, Martin.

It's great to hear that you appreciate what we do and that you enjoyed your latest dining experience out on the deck with your family; it's always a pleasure to have you dine with us

Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Warm regards,
The Kondalilla Restaurant Team

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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

Everything about this experience was gorgeous but the food was mind blowing.
From the rainforest location, to the superb service, to the delicious cocktails to the best meal we have had in a very ling time, the visit to this classy yet casual restaurant was a treat to all the senses but especially the tastebuds.
Every dish was plated beautifully and delivered a perfect balance of flavours and textures.
The freshness of the food, the use of local and native ingredients, and the intensity of the flavours kept giving us WOW moments.
And it's so healthy with only seafood and vegetarian offerings - but you won't miss meat at all.
The prices are very reasonable for the quality of everything.
We can't wait to come back ... and we will be bringing friends.

Date of visit: November 2022
3  Thank sallye103
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Jacqui F, General Manager at Kondalilla Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Sally.

We really appreciate your feedback; it's great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at our restaurant and delighted in all the little details our Chef puts into each dish!

Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Warm regards,
The Kondalilla Restaurant Team

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