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The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published January 7th 2019
A hidden gem with water views
The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant, Christmas Day Lunch venue, Twin Waters, north of Buderim, south of Noosa, European-influenced Australian cuisine, fresh local produce, vegetarian menu, air-conditioned dining, undercover outdoor dining, views over water garden, lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday, Sticky Beak Lunch Special, functions, wedding venue, sophisticated ambience, excellent service, ample parking
A hidden gem on the Sunshine Coast


My children are all adults and have already flown the coop, so we have had to learn to compromise every Christmas - one year we have the pleasure of their company for the whole of Christmas Day and the alternate year we get to spend Christmas Eve with them. It's not an 'unhappy' arrangement as my significant other and I can spend Christmas Day, either playing with our new 'toys' or as happened for Christmas 2018, spoil ourselves with a scrumptious Christmas Lunch, created by 'others'.

You might remember my article a Quick Guide to Christmas Day Lunch Venues - no cooking, no cleaning, no worries!

The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant, Christmas Day Lunch venue, Twin Waters, north of Buderim, south of Noosa, European-influenced Australian cuisine, fresh local produce, vegetarian menu, air-conditioned dining, undercover outdoor dining, views over water garden, lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday, Sticky Beak Lunch Special, functions, wedding venue, sophisticated ambience, excellent service, ample parking
Surreptitiously tucked away


The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant was our choice for Christmas Lunch. I had received many prior recommendations to The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant, located right next door to the Twin Waters Golf Course, and we certainly were not disappointed - it was everything we had hoped for, plus so much more.

The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant is surreptitiously tucked away in Twin Waters just north of Buderim and south of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. This hidden gem offers European-influenced, Australian cuisine, utilising only freshly sourced local produce and promising generous and creative servings, with a delicious menu that is prepared fresh every day.

The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant, Christmas Day Lunch venue, Twin Waters, north of Buderim, south of Noosa, European-influenced Australian cuisine, fresh local produce, vegetarian menu, air-conditioned dining, undercover outdoor dining, views over water garden, lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday, Sticky Beak Lunch Special, functions, wedding venue, sophisticated ambience, excellent service, ample parking
Delightful Christmas Menu at The Loose Goose


The Loose Goose's Christmas Day Lunch Menu offered a three course meal for $130 per person, with two different menu options to choose from. Children were priced at $65 per child, which included two courses, two drinks, a colouring-in pack and a visit from Santa.

In addition to the above totally delicious Christmas Menu, The Loose Goose had catered for Vegetarians too, with a totally separate menu.

Vegetarian Menu

Entrée 
Vegan Pumpkin, Spinach & Truffle Risotto
OR
House Made Potato Gnocchi with Cauliflower, Broccolini & Nuts

Main
Stir Fry Vegetables in Sweet Soy with Hazelnuts, Chilli & Coriander
OR
Asian Slaw with Harissa, Rainbow Chard & Broccolini

Dessert 
Chocolate Terrine with Hazelnut Dacquoise, Dark Chocolate Mousse, Raspberry Gel, Honeycomb & Raspberry Sorbet
OR
Spiced Pannacotta with Berry Compote, Vanilla Sponge, Brandy Custard and Persian Pashmak


The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant, Christmas Day Lunch venue, Twin Waters, north of Buderim, south of Noosa, European-influenced Australian cuisine, fresh local produce, vegetarian menu, air-conditioned dining, undercover outdoor dining, views over water garden, lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday, Sticky Beak Lunch Special, functions, wedding venue, sophisticated ambience, excellent service, ample parking
Christmas trimmings on the tables


From the minute I called to make our reservation, right through to the 'tummies-full, I can't move an inch', contented finale to our Christmas Day Lunch, I was totally impressed with the efficiency and attentiveness of The Loose Goose's employees. On booking, a $50 non-refundable deposit was required - this I can totally understand as too many times restaurants are subjected to 'no shows'; with full payment required two weeks before Christmas Day. Again, it was great to know that our lunch was already paid for and we only had to worry about our liquid intake.

The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant, Christmas Day Lunch venue, Twin Waters, north of Buderim, south of Noosa, European-influenced Australian cuisine, fresh local produce, vegetarian menu, air-conditioned dining, undercover outdoor dining, views over water garden, lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday, Sticky Beak Lunch Special, functions, wedding venue, sophisticated ambience, excellent service, ample parking
Undercover outdoor dining with tranquil water garden views


The Loose Goose has air-conditioned indoor dining (our choice for a sultry summer day) or undercover outdoor dining with tranquil views overlooking the very inviting water garden, with gently cascading falls and flowering waterlilies. There is just something about water! Anyway, I digress.

The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant, Christmas Day Lunch venue, Twin Waters, north of Buderim, south of Noosa, European-influenced Australian cuisine, fresh local produce, vegetarian menu, air-conditioned dining, undercover outdoor dining, views over water garden, lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday, Sticky Beak Lunch Special, functions, wedding venue, sophisticated ambience, excellent service, ample parking
Everything was so pretty and festive


The decor of The Loose Goose, as well as the dining tables, were all beautifully adorned with Christmas seasonal trimmings, successfully enhancing the ambience and diners' festive experience.

Okay, onto our meals.

The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant, Christmas Day Lunch venue, Twin Waters, north of Buderim, south of Noosa, European-influenced Australian cuisine, fresh local produce, vegetarian menu, air-conditioned dining, undercover outdoor dining, views over water garden, lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday, Sticky Beak Lunch Special, functions, wedding venue, sophisticated ambience, excellent service, ample parking
Crispy Skin Pork Belly entrée


Hubby and I both selected the Crispy Skin Pork Belly with Cauliflower Puree, Asian Slaw and Peanuts. I'm not usually a huge fan of pork belly, given that it could be a 'high-cholesterol' sort of dish, but my gosh, was I ever so pleased with our choice. The crispy skin was done to perfection and in total contrast to the delicate flesh of the belly. There was absolutely no sign of any oiliness and the Asian slaw complimented our entrée with finesse.

The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant, Christmas Day Lunch venue, Twin Waters, north of Buderim, south of Noosa, European-influenced Australian cuisine, fresh local produce, vegetarian menu, air-conditioned dining, undercover outdoor dining, views over water garden, lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday, Sticky Beak Lunch Special, functions, wedding venue, sophisticated ambience, excellent service, ample parking
Totally more-ish Roast Duck, cooked to perfection


Barramundi is a fish dish readily available on the Coast, so our choice for Mains was the Roast Duck with Sweet Potato, Fetta, Onion jam and Pomegranate jus. I don't believe words can do this dish justice, but the duck was totally more-ish and cooked to perfection.

Our dessert choice was the Spiced Pannacotta with Berry Compote, Vanilla Sponge, Brandy Custard and Persian Pashmak. Persian Pashmak is a type of Iranian candy floss or cotton candy. After the lavishness of our entrée and main meal, the totally delicious dessert was a fitting finale to our three-course Christmas lunch.

The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant, Christmas Day Lunch venue, Twin Waters, north of Buderim, south of Noosa, European-influenced Australian cuisine, fresh local produce, vegetarian menu, air-conditioned dining, undercover outdoor dining, views over water garden, lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday, Sticky Beak Lunch Special, functions, wedding venue, sophisticated ambience, excellent service, ample parking
A fitting finale!


The Loose Goose is open for lunch and dinner every day from Wednesday through to Sunday. To view 'normal' Lunch and Dinner Menus; Kids Menu; Wine List and Loose Goose Liquid Desserts, please click highlighted links. The Loose Goose also proudly boasts a 'Sticky Beak' Lunch Special Menu with two courses for $30 or three courses for $35, a great price for an excellent menu. The Sticky Beak lunch specials are available every week from Wednesday to Sunday, excluding public holidays.

To make a reservation, please click here; for Function Bookings, please click here or to connect to The Loose Goose's Facebook page, please click here.

The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant, Christmas Day Lunch venue, Twin Waters, north of Buderim, south of Noosa, European-influenced Australian cuisine, fresh local produce, vegetarian menu, air-conditioned dining, undercover outdoor dining, views over water garden, lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday, Sticky Beak Lunch Special, functions, wedding venue, sophisticated ambience, excellent service, ample parking
Opening hours


The Loose Goose is also available as a top-ranking boutique venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. If you are planning an intimate wedding with a small group of friends; a cocktail reception for up to 250 guests; or a more formal seated reception for up to 150 guests, The Loose Goose's unique indoor and outdoor settings can easily accommodate. The gorgeous outdoor water setting creates a romantic backdrop for photo opportunities too. Contact The Loose Goose Restaurant's event coordinator here, who will personally work with you to create a customised package to suit your wedding requirements.

The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant, Christmas Day Lunch venue, Twin Waters, north of Buderim, south of Noosa, European-influenced Australian cuisine, fresh local produce, vegetarian menu, air-conditioned dining, undercover outdoor dining, views over water garden, lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday, Sticky Beak Lunch Special, functions, wedding venue, sophisticated ambience, excellent service, ample parking
A stunning wedding venue too - Image: The Loose Goose FB


The Loose Goose has been going since 2011. With its sophisticated ambience, totally divine food and wine, excellent service, plus ample parking spaces, it's not difficult to understand why The Loose Goose's success has been guaranteed since its inception.

Well done to The Loose Goose, after our fabulous experience at your delightful venue, return visits from my family are guaranteed. Keep up the good work! We loved it!

The Loose Goose Bar and Restaurant, Christmas Day Lunch venue, Twin Waters, north of Buderim, south of Noosa, European-influenced Australian cuisine, fresh local produce, vegetarian menu, air-conditioned dining, undercover outdoor dining, views over water garden, lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Sunday, Sticky Beak Lunch Special, functions, wedding venue, sophisticated ambience, excellent service, ample parking
We loved our Christmas Lunch at The Loose Goose


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Why? For divine food and wine in a sophisticated ambience with excellent service
When: Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner | Lunch from 12.00noon to 3.00pm. | Dinner from 6.00pm till late | Bookings essential
Phone: (07) 5457-0887
Where: 3/175 OCEAN DRIVE, TWIN WATERS, QLD 4564
Cost: Varying, please see menus
Your Comment
What a lovely spot and a beautiful & special Christmas lunch! I enjoyed reading this - congrats on the gold!
by Sue W (score: 3|1198) 278 days ago
Sounds like a real feast, glad you had a good one!
by Kate Blake (score: 3|1352) 278 days ago
Well deserved gold award Elaine :)
by May Cross (score: 3|5382) 276 days ago
Great pics! Congrats on the gold! Twin Waters is a beautiful area.
by Michael Genrich (score: 3|1546) 278 days ago
Lovely article and great pics, well done!
by Phoebe Hackett (score: 2|318) 277 days ago
Excellent review Elaine... well done!
by Barry (score: 3|1296) 277 days ago
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