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The Glasshouse Mountains Tavern

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Published February 27th 2012
I had wanted to venture inside for years. Everytime I run past the quaint looking tavern in a fun run or drive past on the way to a motor cross track, I glance over, but thought maybe it would be one of those dodgy local pubs that have you covering your nose with your shirt as soon as you step in.

You know the ones. Stale beer smell, toothless regular at the bar...

It was a weekend afternoon and my wife and I decided to take the 40 minute drive to The Glasshouse Mountains tavern and check it out once and for all.
The Glasshouse Mountains Tavern
What would it look like inside?

The drive itself was worth it, so if we were welcomed by a Hunchback of Notre Dame it wouldn't matter.

How we were surprised.

As soon as we pushed open the western saloon bar style doors, our eyes widened. The decor sets the country ambience and the long, shiny bar was clean and free from any toothless drinkers. Patrons were seated in booths or tables enjoying huge plates of delicious looking food. There was a cosy looking fireplace that I can't wait to see lit in winter and a pool table around the corner.
A cosy fireplace inside
Can't wait to see it lit in winter

We took a seat and drooled over the menus.

The Glasshouse Mountains Tavern menu deserves a review itself. It was the best menu price wise, with a $10 main category, a $15 main category, a $20 main and $25 main column. All dishes under each heading are served with your choice of potato bake, honey carrots and peas, or housemade zesty coleslaw and beer battered chips, or roast vegetables or garden salad and chips. I couldn't choose.

And all entrees are $5. It doesn't matter whether you order the loaded bruschetta, the potato skins, maple barbequed pork riblet or the homemade cheese dip, all you need is a fiver.

Finally, I decided upon chicken parmigiana and my wife settled on the chicken filo pastry packed with bacon, chicken, spring onion and creamy cheese sauce. We also ordered the warm broccoli cheese dip and turkish bread. It was delicious and almost tasted as good as your own homemade cob loaf.

Brocoli cheese dip
The dip creamy and warm and the turkish bread crispy and light

By the end of our meal we were bursting at the seams and we spent under $40.

There are so many menu items we had to return again...and again.

You will find the Glasshouse Mountains Tavern in the heart of the mountains, just off the Bruce Highway and you will love dining in the Australian outback style.

And if you are feeling brave and like a good burger, you can even try the man of the Mountain burger, the biggest burger in town. I did, and well...that's another story.
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Why? For drelicious food, fabulous ambience and all under $40!
When: 7 days a week for lunch &b dinner
Where: 10 Reed Street, Glasshouse Mountains
Cost: Entrees $5
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