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Published October 24th 2015
Want to impress? Dine at Harry's on Buderim
A friend told me about Harry's on Buderim. "The best food ever", I was told by someone who celebrated a wedding anniversary there so I set off to see for myself.
Harry's on Buderim
The restaurant is in a wonderful setting – at the entrance to the Buderim Forest Park. The building was originally a home built in Buderim, in William Street, by Harry Board, a pitsawer, carpenter and coffee grower in 1880. In 1901, he decided to turn the home into a boarding house, so he had extensions built on, making it a U-shape, with the entrance in the middle and verandahs on three sides.
On the verandah
A family with the surname Simpson bought it in 1920 and lived in it until the 1960's. Several families lived there from that time, until around 1990 when the Kimball family donated it to the Shire. It was transported to its present site and restored as close as possible to its former glory.
People interested in history can look around and see for themselves how well it has and is being cared for, and there are various photographs and information boards around for visitors to learn more about the past life of the house. There are old trees too.
Harry's on Buderim "offers modern Australian cuisine" – with facilities for grand functions and intimate dinners. Don't go if you are on a tight budget. However, the food is well worth the price. I enjoyed both the setting and the food – with a great barramundi dish, which not only looked amazing but tasted so as well. Next time I will explore the menu further.
Shellfish with Barramundi
It is a popular venue for weddings and other major functions and a great place to impress friends and relatives.
Private Dining Room
So go and enjoy your dining experience and then if you wish, go for a walk in the beautiful Buderim Forest Park afterwards.