Flame Hill Vineyard & Restaurant – Montville, Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Of course we arrived too late for lunch, and of course it was all my fault. I wanted to get closer to one of the Glass House mountains and ended up on dirt roads in the middle of the bush leading to nowhere. Coming from Brisbane, D and I took the Bruce Highway up north to the Glass House Mountains, and after a visit to the lookout and the little foray into the bush (see above), we finally found the car park at the base of Mount Tibrogargan (one of the extinct volcanoes that was formed 27 million to 26 million years …

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Leura Garage – Blue Mountains

We didn’t sit down to eat or have something to drink at the Leura Garage, but I am mentioning it here as I really liked its commercial/industrial decor, and the food looked beautiful. Apparently they converted an old garage building into a chic café/restaurant space. Painted wheel rims and rustic boards were turned into benches, stacked rubber tyres became part of the interior design. If we hadn’t had lunch at the Red Door café, we would have stayed here for a meal: http://www.leuragarage.com.au

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The Red Door Café – Leura, Blue Montains

Yes, the entrance door is very red indeed… The Red Door café welcomes its patrons with a simple yet very friendly and warm interior, a cosy atmosphere and beautiful food. The café was packed when we arrived, and we sat at the counter by the window for a few minutes before a table became available. The service was friendly, helpful and attentive.  The menu offered a range of very enticing looking dishes. I had a beautiful smoked rainbow trout salad with lentils and rocket salad while my friend enjoyed a chicken leek pie with garden salad and potato mash. Simple …

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