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The Vineyard Cafe

££ - £££
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
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28126 New England Hwy | Stanthope, Ballandean, Queensland 4383, Australia
+61 7 4684 1270
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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside it is a small cottage but inside is a fabulous restaurant serving excellent food and with a comprehensive wine list. There were 10 of us - we all enjoyed our meals.

Thank Carl W
Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal. The chicken and the lamb were one of the best meals we had enjoyed for a long time. Friendly service. Great wine list with lots of local wines.

Thank Claire B
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were visiting the Granite Belt with our Brisbane based relatives to sample the wonderful scenery and wineries and booked a table a few hours in advance. The restaurant is in an atmospheric wooden former church and served us from 6pm. Chef Steve Earl - no not THE Steve Earle - uses local ingredients in supporting local producers so everything... More 

Thank Germwhitt
Tenterfield, Australia
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Not a huge menu but this means its not off the freezer truck. Were there with friends had a long lunch. Did not buy many after lunch drniks but. They left the aircon on. And gave us water over an hour after closing. By the way did I mention the food GREAT JUST GO THERE.

1 Thank Tenterfieldrover
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Three of us camped in the Giraween National park in midwinter, and treated ourselves to dinner at the Vineyard cafe, about 20 mins drive away. Can't remember enjoying a meal so much for a long time. Delicious food (and good choices for our gluten-free member), friendly service in a warm, wood-panelled dining room. Went back to campground very contented and... More 

1 Thank anodya
Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We came here as part of a wine tour for lunch which we'd preordered. The food was lovely and service very friendly. I would have liked more local wines to choose from on the wine menu but otherwise good

1 Thank kiwisteph63
Brisbane Region, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We stayed at the Vineyard Cottages for a recent weekend away. Its a lovely place in the fresh food mecca of the Granite Belt - so expectations were high. Well the food (cooked by Chef Steve) and the service (provided by Penny & John) absolutely exceeded all our expectations. A warm welcoming atmosphere, and advice to match a wine to... More 

1 Thank AussieRoadtripper
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

What a pleasant evening. The restaurant was warm, almost full and the ambiance was excellent. We were served by both the owners, in an politely efficient way, offering information regarding the meals, and the husband offered knowledgable guidance regarding choice of wine. All meals of very high quality and cooked to a very high standard. We will return.

1 Thank SKImember
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the cottages & had dinner here one night - the main meals were delicious but our desserts were amazing - the homemade salted caramel ice cream was divine! The service was spot-on. The food and drinks very reasonably priced for wonderful food using local produce & mostly local wine (which John provided great recommendations on at dinner... More 

2 Thank EH78
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Exquisite food. Great service. Very reasonably priced. We were greeted by a lovely lady whose name I didn't catch and she was kind enough to cater to our every need. Highly recommended

1 Thank LauraRR27

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28126 New England Hwy | Stanthope, Ballandean, Queensland 4383, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Ballandean
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4684 1270
The award winning Vineyard Café retains the special ambience of the old country church in which it is set, and offers a warm welcome with caring and generous hospitality.
The Vineyard Cafe menus blend culinary tradition with the intelligent use of a wide range of fresh local produce with an increasing emphasis on locally grown and organic sources. Simplicity, quality and freshness are the cornerstones to the creation of our cuisine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?