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Published July 7th 2015
A tasty treat at the top of the mount
With my daughter visiting from New Zealand, we thought that we would treat her and ourselves to a restaurant that we'd had on our to do list for quite a while - namely, The Polish Place @ Mt. Tamborine.
The drive to Mt. Tamborine is both relaxing and scenic. At the summit there is an array of antique shops, scenic walks and other activities to enjoy. However, make sure that you visit this restaurant while you are there.
You have the choice of dinning inside the restaurant or on the terrace. While inside is comfortable and inviting, I would always choose the terrace - weather permitting. The views are simply to die for and give a panoramic vista across the scenic rim.
The menu is Polish themed with old favourites, such as Bigos and Perogi. However, if you are unsure of the type of food on offer, then ask the friendly staff or simply order the duck with cherries. There is also a selection of continental beers on offer. BYO is allowed, but comes with a $4 corkage fee. The restaurant also offers morning and afternoon tea or coffee.
There is off street parking and wheel chair access. The restaurant offers ginger and gluten free options in addition to vegetarian dishes.
We thought that the meal was good value for money.
The outside seating area also offers another unexpected treat - namely a flock of quite attentive, yet not obtrusive Lorikeets that will entertain you at any opportunity. If you have children then they'll love them...
The Lorikeets come to play at The Polish Place Restaurant.
Despite the 40 minute drive from Brisbane, we can wholeheartedly recommend this restaurant for its outstanding views, Polish cuisine and friendly staff. I am confident that we will revisit the next time that we are in the area.