Clouds Vineyard - The Barrel

4.3
47 reviews
$41 to $100
Bistro
The Barrel is an iconic destination, shaped like a giant wine barrel on the grounds of Clouds Vineyard Maleny. A multi-function space in a picturesque setting. The Barrel showcases wines from South East Queensland, Craft Beers & local produce.

We serve a selection of South East Queensland wines from Granite Ridge, Whisky Gully & Symphony Hill wineries, as well as craft beers and cider from Copperhead Brewery in nearby Cooroy, including ‘Dark Cloud’, a stout brewed exclusively for Clouds.

A creative bistro menu includes gluten free and vegetarian options. Grazing platters and cheese boards are also served.

We offer friendly service and plentiful parking in our family and pet friendly space (not all weather).

Perfect for group bookings, The Barrel invites booking enquiries including accommodation packages in partnership with sister properties Clouds Montville & Clouds Mapleton.

We invite you to take a wander in the grounds of Clouds Vineyard to soak in the glorious views.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 47 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.0
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rochelle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wines, fantastic food and lovely spot to relax.

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NickiB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience1

While the food, drinks and service were all top notch we were seated near a large group of men and women who were dropping the F bomb extremely loudly while describing their interactions with other people. We quickly ate our food and took our drinks to different section to enjoy without having yo listen to the F word said repeatedly and loudly. Such a shame as I’d taken my partner their as part of his special birthday celebrations. In hindsight I should have asked to be moved but I’d booked a table in that cute semi private barrel shaped room. But as mentioned earlier the grazing platters were delicious.

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LorraineS
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and we ladies were in the back room … brilliant!

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DeborahH
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience3

Food was great, service was poor with a very grumpy waitress not friendly and very unhelpful. However we will be back as we have been there a few times and it has always been great. I just wanted to let you know

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TimmyB
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was delicious. Chips were perfect. Burger was a bit lacklustre.
Wine flight was nice and would recommend to friends to try this out. Also tried the house Shiraz and have to say 10/10

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AshtonS
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super friendly staff. Yum and well priced food and a good range of drinks.

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JudyB
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ordering was made easy from barcode on table, fast service and delicious food. Sat in the middle of the barrel room and was very pleasant. Will definitely be back.

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JessT
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My all time favourite place. Service is always top notch, food is next level everytime and the drinks are delicious.

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Wozza
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, and really enjoyed it both the wine and beer samplers .

Great service, although a bit slow only because it was busy. Worth the wait though.

View outside amazing especially from the car park

TK
TomK
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very relaxing enviroment.Staff were attentive but not intrusive.Will come again

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DewetH
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best restaurant that we have been to in a very long time, the kids play area is great and the food sensational.

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Jackiem
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Came for Mother’s Day, wine was amazing, food was terrible, chips are so oily and cold, we ordered a cheese and cold meat platter for entree which came out with the mains and the staff didn’t want to do anything about it, just plonked it down on the table and walked off. Our table was sat no more then 30 cm from the one next to us so it felt like we were sitting having lunch with them. I booked in advance, and didn’t get a nice table outside. Will I return? No, probably not. Such a shame, and as a fellow employee of the hospitality industry can I just say the staff really could do with more training, and maybe hire a chef for the kitchen?

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VeroniqueP
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We will be back. Great place to meet up with friends.

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Julz
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We were told we could either use the online menu app or counter service. Probably would have expected table service. We found out after waiting a while for drinks that the online app had not sent our order through. We ordered an entree but while eating it the main course came which was a little disappointing. We prefer entree irst then main course following which is the norm.
Overall very nice place and food excellent

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SamW
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We love the Barrel. It’s our new favourite spot to have lunch and some drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

It was the worse experience here in Australia. We made the reservation I think one week before and when we arrived we ordered and one hour and half later 2 plates were placed in our table and 15 mins later another another 2 plates arrived... 20 mins Another 2 plates and the last two arrived when we 6 finished the food. That’s an incredible bad service if we order together we should receive the food together. We couldn’t have a glass of wine together and celebrate the birthday. The manager just said I’m sorry we are too busy but it’s not our fault because they expect the visit of the people who made a reservation. Bad bad experience

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Lovely venue and friendly staff however we were a little disappointed that there was so much we couldn’t order from the menu due to meals being sold out. We did go for lunch on a Monday public holiday so they might have run out from being slammed on the weekend. I think our ratings would have been higher if we could have ordered what we wanted as it was my husbands birthday.

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AlexandraR
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The wine taster flights were okay, but our cheese board took 35 minutes to arrive and our mains (pasta and lamb) took another 1 hour 5 min to arrive. When they did arrive they tasted microwaved, overcooked and certainly not worth the price or the wait. We were thoroughly disappointed with the over-priced food and the long wait - we would have left without receiving our food, except that ordering is done through an app and was already paid for. When the food was finally brought out we were not offered an apology or explanation. Unfortunately this lunch was the worst part of our anniversary trip.

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KirstyH
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely location with beautiful outdoor seating. Friendly and prompt service. Devine food and great wine!

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SharonJ
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch sitting outside in the beautiful sunlit garden & bought 2 bottles wine for home.
Will definitely be back to experience other food on the menu.

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JulieT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Delicious wine!!!! Oh yum! Get a tasting paddle for sure. Food was tasty, especially the pumpkin and haloumi salad. Staff were run off their feet when we were there - very busy, maybe under-staffed? Beautiful view of Glasshouse Mts, wish there was dining out the back to enjoy this view. Well done to the gardener as well for gorgeous hedges. Thoroughly recommend!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The waitress was lovely however having to order and pay via scanning in a fine dining restaurant is appalling! Every extra drink ordered had to be ordered through the app which was time consuming, impersonal and really cheapened the experience. Bring back good old fashioned customer service!
The lamb was lovely but a very small serve and for the price they should give more than two very thin slices but flavour was lovely.
Burgers and chips were nice and beef was too. We all enjoyed the food. Inside was very noisy so we decided to move outdoors instead
Overall nice place and good food

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SamV
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely time. Food was good and the atmosphere was nice. Service was friendly and the wine was good. Great for family as well.
No complaints.

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Sharnie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Clouds Vineyard-The Barrel is an excellent venue for Lunch. The service is excellent and the food and wine are very good. We also find it reasonably priced. We enjoyed our Sunday Lunch and will definitely rebook when the opportunity arises.

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GillianM
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Has a great time celebrating a birthday. Live music was a little too loud inside, making it hard to hear Conversations.

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Scotty
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to The Barrel several times and the food has always been wonderful. Very well priced and so are the wines. The staff are always very sociable and easygoing. Very hard working and eager to please. Got our recommendation!!

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TaniaA
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, delicious food and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was great. Friendly and very helpful staff.

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JulieA
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I am a local and hadn’t been to the Barrel since the new ownership and refurbishment.
Went on a rainy day for a casual lunch catch-up with old friends and it was the perfect place! It is counter service and the wait and bar staff were friendly and helpful.

Our meals came out in a timely fashion and were well presented and fresh ingredients. The meals were very large serves. You can try paddles of the local wine also.

We enjoyed our meal and would certainly go back again.

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MandyB
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful spot, child friendly.
Fantastic local beer and wine.

Some dishes to highly priced. Eg. calamari

Will be back.

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MonicaR
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

We arrived at a very busy time 1pm Saturday and it was difficult to find anyone to talk to about reservation etc we found our table, found our own menu and lined up for 15 minutes to order. This means one person sits at table waiting for 15min on own.
We were next to items for sale so had people standing next to our table several times. It was noisy with people having fun.

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Kate
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Beautiful location however they had live music (only 2 people in the band) that was super loud and annoying. We waited a fair while for our food and the carbonara I ordered was tiny, full of fat instead of bacon and had a very small amount of pasta in it. Staff seemed nice enough but obviously weren’t coping with amount of people there.

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Zethen
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue and view. The food was great and the portion sizes were very good. Highly recommend

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AdrienS
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, an awesome atmosphere, spectacular view and terrific service. Can't wait to return!

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petera
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience1

the food and service and friendly staff were great,but we were seated in the blacked out "dungeon" behind main area with only black walls to look at,so zero ambience/atmosphere,a very strange experience.
would come again if guaranteed not seated in that room as main space had a lovely feel.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience3

Great service but I found that the food was not so great. It came out very fast which made me questioned if it was cooked fresh that day or pre-cooked and then heated up. I had the fish and my wife the lamb and both didn't seem that they came off the grill and to our table.

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PearlS
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is perfect, delicious. Every dish we had was cooked to perfection and presentation was 5 star. We sat outside and the venue is lovely but it would be great if you could sit looking towards the view. Staff were all polite and efficient.

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AndreaR
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Staff were lovely and went out of their way to make my daughters engagement lunch something special! 😁

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AdamD
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Nice staff and nice place. We were visiting for my Daughter’s 18th birthday with some close friends and were looking for a winery tour or knowledgeable staff to guide us in choosing wine and food.
When I asked for recommendations on wine I didn’t really get any unfortunately and was pointed towards the house red. It turned out to be quite nice but I believe we would have bought more wine if we had someone to guide us.

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MichaelaW
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the wine was great! The tasting flight is only $10 to try four house wines. The chips were the best we've had (like roast potatoes)

FAQs

Clouds Vineyard - The Barrel is rated 4.3 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.