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Food and Dining

The Lockyer Valley boasts a wealth of dining options, from restaurants to pubs to country cafes that will have you kicking back and relaxing as you enjoy fresh regional produce and friendly service.

Forest Hill is a quaint town with a huge local reputation. Café 4342 is a favourite. Their courtyard offers intimate alfresco dining perfect for a weekend treat or celebrating a significant event. Renowned for its tastes, guaranteed to excite your palette, Café 4342 delivers food that is beautifully presented and made with fresh local produce.

Still in Forest Hill, Café Sorella is another great spot for breakfast and lunch. The café also has homewares and gifts.

Laidley’s heritage icon Das Neumann Haus is home to Annie’s Place Café. Sit on the back deck or under the shade of the 100-year-old Jacaranda tree and enjoy a light lunch, Devonshire tea or strudel.

Just down the street, the decades fly by and it’s time to get your rock’n’roll on at Eagle Rock Café. Sidle up to Marilyn or Elvis while you take in the menu that pays tribute to classic Americana with listings such as burgers named after the Big Bopper, James Dean and Bill Hayley. Scattered along Laidley’s main street are bakeries and cafes including the Rustique Rose Tea Room and Three Sons Café, a modern espresso and tea bar.

The Staging Post Café in the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, at Gatton, is open for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea seven days a week, as well as Friday evening dinners and Sunday buffet breakfasts. Loaded pizzas, steaks and other favourites regularly feature on the menu. Groups are welcome and staff can also assist with holding your next event at the Lockyer Valley Function Centre. For a dinner menu that embraces local produce, discover one of Gatton’s best kept secrets.

At Sage on Hickey it’s about locally sourced, chef-crafted and family friendly dining and the chef is always delighted to narrate the provenance and seasonality of the produce. Jak & Mo Taste Co. is an urban style café in Gatton, keeping food real and wholesome. Join them for breakfast, lunch or to grab a quick coffee and something divine from the dessert window. Their passion for fresh, healthy ingredients is the foundation of a menu that delights the tastebuds.

If it’s authentic and relaxed dining with all your favourites on the menu, then Cottone’s is the place to enjoy a meal with friends and family in the centre of Gatton. They’re also renowned for unique cocktails and their craft beer range, so why not get your friends together for the perfect night out.

Gatton’s café scene also boasts Killing Time with Coffee in the Holm Mall, Café 33 on Railway and for a juicy rib or a mouth-watering burger head to RnB on North.

A fan of the club scene? Cahill Park offers air-conditioned comfort as you enjoy bistro meals, a sports bar, UBet and a gaming lounge. The bistro offers dinner from Tuesday to Saturday and lunch from Friday to Sunday. The complex is wheelchair friendly and provides a courtesy bus on weekends.

One of the newest additions to the Lockyer Valley food scene is the German Bake & Wurst House at Helidon Spa. Serving homemade goods based on family recipes and German heritage, expect to find dishes like Rostbratel, Soljanka and delicious Berliners, which look like doughnuts, but are fluffy like a cake and filled with jam – baked the old-fashioned way, with organic flour and less sugar.

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Asian Feast

Asian Feast

Gatton QLD

Enjoy a range of traditional Chinese dishes. Available for Dine In or Take-Away.

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Cafe 33

Cafe 33

Gatton QLD

Three words that make you smile "Your coffee's ready"

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Cafe Sorella

Cafe Sorella

Forest Hill QLD

Originally an old grocery store that has been transformed into a cafe, Caffe Sorella (meaning sister cafe in Italian) is a unique and warm cafe with vintage furniture. Yo...

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Cahill Park Sports Complex

Cahill Park Sports Complex

Gatton QLD

Cahill Park Sports Complex incorporates a number of sporting clubs within the same grounds.

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Chun Lai Chinese Takeaway

Chun Lai Chinese Takeaway

Laidley QLD

Chun Lai is a Chinese takeaway restaurant located in the main street of Laidley. Opening Times Tues-Thurs 11-2 & 4.30-8.30pm, Fri-Sat 11-2 & 4.30-9pm, Sun 11-2 & 4.30...

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Cottones Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

Cottones Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

Gatton QLD

Venue offers a modern Australian menu, live entertainment, beer garden, function room plus much more

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Criterion Hotel

Criterion Hotel

Helidon QLD

Heritage style building with ice cold drinks and pub style food.

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Das Neumann Haus Museum

Das Neumann Haus Museum

Laidley QLD

Recognised as one of the region's best known cultural tourist attractions.

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Earth'D Out

Earth'D Out

Forest Hill QLD

Second hand goods, collectables and old wares at the "Meaning to Stop" shop. Café selling food and drink. Massage therapist on site.

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Fairways Tavern & Golf Club

Fairways Tavern & Golf Club

QLD

The perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy your time.

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Forest Hill Post Office, Gift Shop & Cafe 4342

Forest Hill Post Office, Gift Shop & Cafe 4342

Forest Hill QLD

Fine food and wine - a gourmet experience.

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Gatton Indian Restaurant

Gatton Indian Restaurant

Gatton QLD

Gatton Indian Restaurant offers Indian cuisine and service that is friendly yet professional.

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German Bake & Wurst House

German Bake & Wurst House

Helidon QLD

We are located on Postman’s Ridge road in a beautiful country setting. We only use certified organic flour in Bread, bread Rolls & Cakes. Certified organic flour has al...

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Helidon RSL

Helidon RSL

Helidon QLD

Kitchen is open Friday night. For something to eat Saturday to Thursday night come on in and see the girls who can fix you up with a bar meal from only $6.

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Indian Galhey Restaurant & Takeaway

Indian Galhey Restaurant & Takeaway

Gatton QLD

Authentic Indian cuisine located in the main street of Gatton presented in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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Jak & Mo Taste Co.

Jak & Mo Taste Co.

Gatton QLD

Fresh local produce dances across our entire menu. All lifestyle choices from vegan to gluten free are available. We pride ourselves on whole foods with lots of raw slice...

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Killing Time with Coffee - Gatton

Killing Time with Coffee - Gatton

Gatton QLD

Killing Time with Coffee in central Gatton is the perfect place to enjoy a soothing Vincenza coffee and something scrumptious to eat in a relaxed, modern and quiet settin...

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Killing Time with Coffee- Plainland

Killing Time with Coffee- Plainland

Plainland QLD

Killing Time with Coffee is the perfect place to enjoy a soothing Vincenza coffee and something scrumptious to eat in a relaxed, modern and quiet setting.

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Laidley Florist & Rustique Rose Tea Room

Laidley Florist & Rustique Rose Tea Room

Laidley QLD

Enjoy the elegant atmosphere of bygone days in our beautiful Florist Tea Room. Our Visitors' Book best tells how much joy it brings. See a profusion of our own beautiful ...

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Laidley Golf Club

Laidley Golf Club

Laidley QLD

The club with the views!

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Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre

Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre

Gatton QLD

A modern, spacious facility overlooking the waters of beautiful Lake Apex

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Oh Sushi

Oh Sushi

Gatton QLD

Fresh Sushi located in the centre of Gatton.

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Oo Laa Latte

Oo Laa Latte

Withcott QLD

Small family owned and run Coffee and Gift shop in the beautiful Lockyer Valley. Catering for locals and passers-by alike.

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Orlando's Pizza & Pasta

Orlando's Pizza & Pasta

Gatton QLD

The menu offers a variety of freshly made gourmet pizza’s made from scratch, with the dough being prepared in store daily and the toppings are prepared with love on a d...

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Preston Peak Wines

Preston Peak Wines

Preston QLD

As a boutique Australian winery, the company prides itself on producing a consistent range of award winning products, earning more than 180 awards and recommendations sin...

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R'n'B On North - Ribs & Burgers

R'n'B On North - Ribs & Burgers

Gatton

Do you enjoy a juicy rib or a mouth watering burger? If so you should head to R'n'B On North, where you can get exactly that!

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Sage on Hickey

Sage on Hickey

Gatton QLD

Sage on Hickey is a restaurant and function venue located within the Gatton Bowls Club offering great dining options.

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Staging Post Cafe & Function Centre

Staging Post Cafe & Function Centre

Gatton QLD

Restaurant & Function centre showcasing produce of the Lockyer Valley

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The Barn & Scotty's Garage

The Barn & Scotty's Garage

QLD

Rustic Aussie dining in picturesque surroundings.

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The Floating Cafe

The Floating Cafe

Grantham QLD

In the heart of Grantham. Good old fashioned service.

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Viet Kitchen

Viet Kitchen

QLD

Our restaurant name is Viet Kitchen. "Viet" stands for Vietnam, that is the original country of our manager / chef. The word "kitchen" refers to our cosy family dining at...

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Visitor Centre

Lake Apex Visitor Information 
Centre (Gatton)

Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton 4343

Phone: +61 7 5466 3426

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday
8.30am - 4.30pm

We are closed Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and Good Friday.

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