Stanthorpe, in the heart of Queensland’s Granite Belt region, is famous for its wineries, cold winters and amazing fresh produce.
Of course, wine and produce are not the only things to enjoy when you visit Stanthorpe. With so much locally grown produce, is it any wonder the region has so many wonderful restaurants and eateries for you to try. Here are a few of our favourite Stanthorpe restaurants, you should try:
If you love Italian food, you’ll cherish this place. It has the freshest ingredients you’ll never find in many other places. Even the pizzas are cooked from scratch. This is the place you must go if you want to sample some great local wine and delicious food. Their award-winning wines are perfect for pairing with the meals.
Granite Belt Brewery
You won’t have to look far if it’s a hearty meal or a beer you are after. Granite Belt Brewery serves the best local beer in town. They have a craft beer taproom that serves a large variety of beers including several seasonal releases. You can enjoy a beer and the mouthwatering burger or Beef Cheek and Pumpkin Agnolotti either.
If you love pastries, then you shouldn’t miss Zest Bakery. They serve the best macarons in town. The pastries are made with only the finest ingredients. You shouldn’t miss the homemade ginger beer, too!
You’ll never know what creativity you’ll find in this restaurant. It has a souvenir shop that sells local products, while its kitchen serves some of the freshest & tastiest dishes. If you love meat, make sure you try their delicious smoked pork belly.
If you love pizza, then this is the place for you. The dough is made from scratch, while the mozzarella is made daily. Their pizza is like no others, and it’s definitely a must-try. They also serve an array of dishes with succulent meat, fresh tomatoes, and more.
Ashbern Strawberry Farm
Aside from the famous wineries in Stanthorpe, you’ll also be delighted to know that you can enjoy a strawberry farm experience during your visit. Ashbern farm is located in the Granite Belt, and allows you to pick-your-own strawberries during strawberry season. Their cafe offers amazing ice creams and is also a great place to pick up some tasty jams, preserves and produce.
Jersey Girls Cafe
Located 15 minutes north of Stanthorpe it is recognised as Australia’s highest and coldest cheese shop. Apart from showcasing their locally made cheeses, the cafe offers great coffee and delicious light meals. They also have an extensive range of local Granite belt produce and unique gifts, including jams and chutneys, local honey, olives and everything you need for a picnic hamper or cheese platter.
Hidden Creek Winery and Cafe
Hidden Creek is an award winning winery, cafe and vineyard. Their Café is open Saturday and Sunday for wine flights, gourmet platters & even picnic baskets. Here you can enjoy casual dining on the enclosed terrace, with floor to ceiling glass allowing you to take in the view of the lake and vineyard in complete comfort.
These are just some of the best Stanthorpe restaurants that are truly worth your visit. Whether you’re looking for Italian food, pastries, snacks, beer, coffee, wine, or something else, Stanthorpe has something to offer you.
Make sure you also take your time to enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of this town. There are many foods, drinks,vspots, and activities that could make your visit worthwhile.
Granite Belt Retreat & Brewery is the best Stanthorpe accommodation you can get when you visit, with 20 cedar cabins with log fire. We also have a microbrewery, a bar and restaurant, and a function centre for your next event. Contact us to know more about Granite Belt Retreat & Brewery!