Places To Eat


There are no restaurants or cafes at Mt Barney Lodge, so this gives you the perfect excuse to venture out and explore the Scenic Rim (and NSW!).

You will find quaint country pubs that serve traditional pub fare, vineyards with cheese platters, boutique brewerys whose food is as good as the beer, and small cafes that specialize in local fresh produce and the best coffee!

Always make sure you call ahead to check opening hours.

Here are just a few that we also frequent:


20 minutes drive from Mt Barney Lodge


Rathdowney Pub "The Rathy"

Ph: 07 5544 1121


The Shed Cafe

(Open weekends only)

Ph: 0403 163 151

Mt Alford  (45 minutes drive from Mt Barney Lodge)

Scenic Rim Brewery

Ph: 07 5463 0412

Mt Alford Hotel

Ph: 07 5463 0230

Boonah (45mins drive from Mt Barney Lodge)

The Story Tree

A bookshop, a gift/craftware shop, a borrowed lounge room. If you love mis-matched china crokery and silver teaspoons accompanying amazing homemade food this cafe is really "where the locals go". p.s. the best real chai in Boonah!

Ph: 07 5463 2980

Hummingbirds Natural Pantry and Cafe

Local, organic and raw food options. Kamboucha on tap.

Mt Barney Lodge collects all of Hummingbirds green waste for our onsite compost and soil production, read about our efforts in creating a  ShareWaste Economy.

Ph: 07 5463 2980

Arthur Clive's Bakery-Cafe

Enjoy your coffee and a delicious treat at Arthur Clibe's Bakery Cafe. It is proudly locally owned by the Pennell Family who have been baking in the Scenic Rim and surrounds since 1936. 

Ph: 07 5463 4477

The Commercial Hotel

Ph: 07 5463 1024


The Dugandan Hotel

Best visited on Sundays for the live music under the huge fig tree. Huge country pub meals.

Ph: 07 5463 1048


Wyaralong Dam

The Overflow Estate

Looking for "onshore" breezes in summer? The lakeside position ensures cooling air through the open-style cafe/tasting room.
Sunday avo music is seasonally available.

Ph: 0455 221 895

Beaudesert (45mins drive from Mt Barney Lodge)

Bean To?

Experience the quirky atmosphere in this cute little cafe and find your golilocks armchair that is "just right". Many of the cabinet items are homemade. One of the few places to find freshly squeezed juices in Beaudesert. Organic coffee is a plus.

Ph: 07 5541 2199 

The Beaudesert Cafe

Always great food with daily newspapers available.

Ph: 5541 2504 


The Beaudesert Hotel

Better than average pub food. A cool air-conditioned summer lunchtime retreat.

Ph: 55411044


THE FALLS (75min drive from Mt Barney Lodge)

Spring Creek Mountain Cafe

Great views of Wilsons Peak, and a good halfway stopover to Queen Mary Falls.

Ph: 07 4664 7101


Woodenbong (NSW)

Woodenbong Hotel

Here's hoping the prawn curry is always on the menu. The burgers are bigger than you can imagine, and every bite is mouth-watering!

Ph: 02 6635 1275

If you want even more choices than the ones we reccomend, then look at this comprehensive list of food options in the Scenic Rim.