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Catbird Cafe & Restaurant, Ninderry, AU-QLD

Catbird Cafe & Restaurant

4.6
4.6
126 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Enjoy fresh, honest, locally sourced, healthy modern Australian cuisine in the Native Botanic Gardens at Fairhill, near Yandina, 10 minutes from Eumundi and just 15 minutes from Coolum Beach.
Celebrate the best locally sourced Sunshine Coast produce, with great options for gluten & dairy free.
Fully licensed with a strong selection of local beers and delicious often organic wines.
Locally roasted Padre coffee & Little Wildling teas make Catbird a favourite for locals and tourists alike.
Dog and kid friendly.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Farm-to-table, Café
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Sat 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 5343 7906
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Dinner Under the Stars - Three Courses

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience dinner under the stars in the iconic native garden setting with a bespoke locally sourced, seasonal shared menu. Head Chef Lucas Saeki works with local meat, poultry, seafood, and veg producers to curate an exquisite journey that celebrates the best of the Sunshine Coast and indigenous botanicals.
    Dinner Under the Stars - Three Courses photo
  • Dinner Under the Stars - Two Courses

    $60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Experience dinner under the stars in the iconic native garden setting with a bespoke locally sourced, seasonal shared menu. Head Chef Lucas Saeki works with local meat, poultry, seafood, and veg producers to curate an exquisite journey that celebrates the best of the Sunshine Coast.
    Dinner Under the Stars - Two Courses photo

What 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sunshine Coast

    Great for brunch

  • Sunshine Coast

    Child-friendly

  • Sunshine Coast

    Innovative

  • Sunshine Coast

    Healthy

  • Sunshine Coast

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Sunshine Coast

    Romantic

  • Sunshine Coast

    Modern Australian

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Best Overall

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Best Food

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Best Service

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Best Ambience

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Best Value

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Great for brunch

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Child-friendly

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Innovative

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Healthy

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Romantic

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Vegetarian-friendly

126 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hosted Amber's baby shower event at Catbird Cafe, and it was absolutely fantastic! The food was delicious, and the staff went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly. We organized a brushes and brunch event, combining painting and lunch, and the atmosphere was just perfect. Even better, they had a backup wet weather option, which came in handy. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. We love this place and highly recommend it for any event!

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  2. RachaelC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing dinner experience. Planning our next trip back already

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  3. MariaR

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not your regular restaurant fare - be prepared for unusual flavour and spice combinations. This was my fourth visit and the food is consistently excellent. Relaxing and pleasant natural garden setting, indoors or outdoors.

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  4. PamelaMac

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My "Kangaroo" steak burger...what can I say. Must have jumped off the burger as no such meat was to be seen. Nothing was edible on my plate. My fellow diners were quite happy with their selections although the rice balls I was told was too highly seasoned. Crowning glory was the very moorish potato chips which saved the day, for me. Also when asked if they could offer any other dishes including desserts and I only wanted a serve of ice cream was advised they did not serve ice cream. WHAT! Enough said.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty food in a lovely setting. Highly recommend

    1 person found this helpful

  6. SandieE

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a delightful experience. The location is beautiful, the staff are friendly and the food was delicious. The price is very reasonable. We look forward to returning.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. Muggins

    Sunshine Coast

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As this was our second time to dine under the stars we were disappointed that the weather did not oblige and we had to be undercover. However the staff did a good job catering for us and the experience was very pleasant. Foodwise we had a difficulty with the menu as it was only seafood and one of our party does not eat this. After negotiations the chef was happy to accommodate and we were able to enjoy the evening.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. Bernadette

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a truly delightful night last night. Every single box was ticked from start to finish. The night may not have been under the stars (ahhh the weather) but it truly didn't matter. The service was 5 stars. The food, still has my mouth watering just thinking about it. The venue engaging. The price, 2 people, drinks and 4 course's $200 amazing.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. RebeccaMG

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. The 8 of us shared the small plates and it was the perfect amount and delicious.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. ShaunO

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing, as always. Great coffee, food and service. Location is Sunshine Coast beautiful and unique. My family love this place!

    1 person found this helpful

  11. JasonM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Ideal for a little date or catch up.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. JessicaM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A new favourite. Beautiful place, food and staff.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. SarahA

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and beautiful food. Coffee was excellent too. We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and loved that you could bring your dog. Will be back for sure!

    1 person found this helpful

  14. LaurenH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic experience all round! We loved meeting the chef, Lucas and walking around the garden/nursery with a drink before service. The flavours in every dish were incredible.. especially the ooray (Davidons plum) and Macadamia praline. Already recommending the experience to family and friends. Thanks for having us!

    1 person found this helpful

  15. ChanelleH

    Sunshine Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow what a gorgeous piece of the sunshine coast 😍 lovely set up with quirky art around..just a tad to dark to see what you are eating..the squid ink ( first time )was not to my liking but ohmigoodness that kangaroo salami, smoked barramundi and Davidson Plum Icecream was absolutely divine.. Xx

    1 person found this helpful

  16. NicoleL

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The meal and service was fantastic. It was a little too humid and buggy for comfort though

    1 person found this helpful

  17. BrionyJ

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Was hoping for an experince as described on Web page, but far from it. The fact it's locates in a nursery was not decribed on Web page. No air-conditioning, but wouldn't be able to tell as there was no photos of the cafe/restaurant. Just felt that Catbird use the Aboriginal/First Nation Cultural experience was plugged on Web page, but far from this, which is tokenistic and disappointing.

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  18. AnnetteC

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All food enjoyed by our table of 7. Large served. Toasted sandwiches were very tasty.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. MartinC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lunch with a nice variety of unusual meals to choose from. Loved the home made cola. Kids had fun in the sculpture garden.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Expecting a restaurant.. cafe style, although the food is restaurant quality. Enjoyed it very much after accepting it was a cafe and no table service. Enjoyable enough to go back now we know what to expect

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  21. KylieH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place to visit. The service was great and the food delicious.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. GillianF

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal in a gorgeous setting. Warm and knowledgeable service.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. AnnM

    Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved every bit of our Saturday night culinary adventure. The acknowledgment of Country was a great thing to hear in such a beautiful place before enjoying such a lovely creative experience. I looked for and Insta channel to follow but no dice. We would tag you and share to our friends.

    2 people found this helpful

  24. TimH

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful dining experience, delicious food and cocktails.

    2 people found this helpful

  25. KelenP

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Catbird was an unforgettable experience. From the delectable food to the unique ambiance and exceptional customer service, it surpassed all expectations. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a magical evening of exquisite dining.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. PhilP

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always special relaxing over a coffee and sweet or savoury treat with friends in the peaceful, lush surrounds of Fairhill.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. RErrr

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal, the quality of the meal and the service was amazing.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent flavours, local produce, beautiful sweating. Highly recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining under the stars degustation was the best meal out I think I’ve ever had. The food was absolutely amazing. I hope this becomes a regular event. I would love to do it again.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely experience, great food, great service. Well thought out. We will be back for sure.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. HeleneE

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this cafe for brunch on week-ends. We decided to try their new Saturday night, dinner under the stars and we were not disappointed. It has a lovely, peaceful ambiance, perfect service and the most delicious food. Highly recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. Muggins

    Sunshine Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining under the stars was a new experience and certainly did not disappoint in fact the weather helped to make it a magical moment. The food was excellent and provided an excellent variety of local produce beautifully put to gether compliments to the chef. We had dined at the cafe for lunch the week before and thoroughly enjoyed that experience amongst the nursery interior. I look forward to returning to Catbird to enjoy the innovative dining experience making a Saturday night outing very special Thank you to all concerned

    1 person found this helpful

  33. CMae

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique and memorable experience with great ambience. Was a pleasure to hear chef themselves explain the menu and the inspiration behind it. Never had food like this on the coast before.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. KarenS

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely breakfast with our dogs at an outdoor table. The bird life was beautiful and we enjoyed the peaceful feeling of the setting. Service was great, very friendly and I would definitely recommend the eggs Benedict.

    2 people found this helpful

  35. GlennB

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant setting with exceptional food making a very enjoyable evening under the stars

    1 person found this helpful

  36. GwenH

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was Devine. The flavours and textures were out of this world. So delicious.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. KorneliaK

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A true hidden gem. Beautiful settings, wonderful food and great service. We’ll be back for sure!

    1 person found this helpful

  38. Gaardi

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always impressed with taste, presentation, service and value for money in a wonderful natural setting. Even on a hot day, seated under the trees on the deck or in the sculpture garden is pleasurable.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. kitty

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect ambience great service food unbelievable my favorite was the Barramundi but the South American bread was delicious

    1 person found this helpful

  40. Cherry

    Sunshine Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Blown way by the food! Every single dish and mouthful was a taste bud explosion and unique. Flavour freshness fabulous. Great wine to accompany or yummy juice spritzers. Bought some beautiful plants at the nursery and will definitely be back for both. Staff throughout the cafe and nursery all lovely. Great incorporation into a day out around Yandina.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Catbird Cafe & Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Catbird Cafe & Restaurant

114 Fairhill Rd, Ninderry, AU-QLD 4561

Additional information

  • Area
    North Arm
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Sat 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Farm-to-table, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
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