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Cloverlea Cottage

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by Sherrie (subscribe)
Loves to travel, eat and explore new tastes and flavours.
Published January 28th 2015
Mount Glorious' best kept secret
Escape the heat of the city with a relaxing drive into the mountains, topped off with a delicious lunch at a quaint little restaurant. That is exactly what we did this past weekend.

A 45 minute drive west into the mountains along the scenic Mt Glorious road, found us at this idyllic location.

Cloverlea Cottage
Cloverlea Cottage

Cloverlea Cottage (formerly Mt Glorious Cafe and Restaurant) is located in Mt Glorious village tucked just off the main road. The restaurant has wonderful sweeping views back to Moreton Bay. We were shrouded in an eerie mist upon arriving, which cleared to a most beautiful and relaxing view.

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Misty views

We were warmly greeted and was offered a table by the window overlooking the view. After a quick look at the menu, we each had decided what to order. The menu was quite varied and offered many yummy sounding dishes.

The meals arrived quickly and we were very impressed with their look, size and taste. My husband ordered the salt and pepper calamari, which he was very happy with.
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Salt and pepper calamari

My son ordered the Wagyu beef burger and I guessed with the way he devoured it, that he enjoyed it.
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Wagyu Beef Burger

And I was quite impressed and throughly enjoyed my haloumi salad.

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Haloumi Salad

The restaurant is open for breakfast on the weekends and lunch most days and dinner on Friday night. It is licensed and has a good list of wines. The dessert menu also looked rather nice but the size of our lunches left no room for dessert. Maybe next time it will be coffee and cake...

The restaurant offers both indoor dining and dining out on the deck which is subjected to the weather, but has the best views.

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Dining on the deck

Mt Glorious is surrounded by the D'Aguilar National Park and has a number of bushwalks and lookouts which can help to either work up an appetite or to burn off those calories. The temperature up in the mountains was noticeable cooler by about 5 degrees, which maybe another reason to venture here during Summer.

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Why? For a cool change
When: Open every day for lunch from 10am, breakfast on the weekends from 8am and dinner from 6pm on Fridays (reservations recommended)
Phone: 07 3289 0145
Where: 1816 Mount Glorious Road, Mount Glorious Qld 4520
Cost: Quite reasonable
Your Comment
We went here for lunch as a small group of about 10 of us a couple of months ago. Took us over an hour to get there from the Eastern suburbs but we thoroughly enjoyed our meals and it was a lovely spot for a day out. I can certainly recommend this venue too. Pity you didn't get to sample the desserts Sherrie. We made room and they too were delicious. Maybe next time.
by Therese B (score: 2|289) 1986 days ago
The haloumi salad combined with misty views make for one amazing selling point for this place. Great review and pics.
by Wandering Foodies (score: 2|479) 1988 days ago
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