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Clouds Vineyard - The Barrel, Bald Knob, AU-QLD

Clouds Vineyard - The Barrel

4.0
4
142 Reviews
$41 to $100
Bistro

Set on the backdrop of the Glasshouse Mountains, The Barrel at Clouds Vineyard is a celebration of Australian fare. With its architecture an icon of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, The Barrel is a place to enjoy local food, wine and beer with good company.

We serve a selection of Australian wines as well as craft beers and ciders. 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).

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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Creative Western, Winery

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Breakfast Mon, Thu–Sun 10:00 am–12:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 5499 9652

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 142 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sunshine Coast

    Brunch

  • Sunshine Coast

    Child Friendly

  • Sunshine Coast

    Group Bookings

  • Sunshine Coast

    Lunch

  • Sunshine Coast

    Notable Wine List

  • Sunshine Coast

    Outdoor Eating

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Group Bookings

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Healthy

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Lunch

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. TA

    TanyaA

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Wr had an absolutely lovely lunch experience, from the moment we arrived & were greeted by 2 lovely staff members, to quick ordering of our drinks & food. The wine tasting board was gr8 value for money, unftly no1 to explain wines to us tho, but the stand-up was the share platter of cheese, bread, crackers, cold cuts & condiments & also my partner juicy beef burgern with delicious fries! We would have no hesitation to go back

  2. m

    micheleh

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful lunch, food service and wine were top notch !! Great atmosphere and affordable menu !! We will be back for sure with our friends !!

  3. KS

    KaterinaS

    Gold Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, fantastic venue , we all loved it . Thank you!!!

  4. JB

    JustinaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Beautiful spot, good food. Very enjoyable for weekend afternoon:-)

  5. CG

    CherylG

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Can't respond properly as was not told that there was no cook till we walked in for our birthday celebration and had to find another venue.

  6. RC

    RhysC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good set-up outside for catching up with friends whilst the kids play I. The playground.

    Clouds Vineyard - The BarrelResponded on 17 June 2022

    Rhys we are so pleased to hear that tyou enjoyed yourselves.. Clouds Retreats Team

  7. SJ

    StephanieJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5

    The food was very undercooked. The fish my husband and sister has was pink and the batter was still soggy.

    Clouds Vineyard - The BarrelResponded on 17 June 2022

    We are sorry to hear that our service was neither at the standard that we aim for nor to your expectation. This matter is being addressed with our team. Clouds Retreats team

  8. EH

    EmilyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They told us they were under staffed but that didn't slow the service. The staff were lovely and the service was quick. Great spot for families, with a fenced play ground

  9. DC

    DarrenC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends. We mainly had share plates with some drink paddles. It would be great if there was some form of music either background or live entertainment. Highly recommend a Sunday lunch at the Barrel!

  10. SF

    SaraF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Unfortunately a few functions on and not enough staff members - our meals came and was eaten before our drinks and the drinks had to be prompted twice by us lining up to ask for them - once we were told they just were taken out and the second time saying they were already sent however have us new ones. It’s a bit sad because I was really looking forward to this place and was just a bit of a let down… definitely need to hire more staff if there are going to be functions

  11. LT

    LuluT

    Kent

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely local place to hang out with friends. Best chips!

  12. SJ

    SusanJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We had a lovely lunch here. The food was nice and we especially lobed the kids grazing plate - what a great idea!

  13. SG

    SuziG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fabulous venue to meet friends & enjoy quality food & drinks at good value prices. Would thoroughly recommend. We will return.

  14. CG

    ChrisG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I booked a table for my mothers birthday, they gave us our own room without even asking, the staff were warm, welcoming and friendly throughout our whole time there. The drinks were very well priced and delicious. The food was much the same, after we ordered it wasn’t long at all before they brought it it out and it was also very well priced and delicious. All the meals were great with the Prawn Cesar salad as the clear winner. I would definitely go back, we all had our fill of drinks and food and it still came in under $50 a head. Great place.

  15. C

    Cate

    South Australia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Service was friendly and fast! My partner and I both had the chicken creamy pasta which was lacking flavour but the garlic bread was great. Would still go back!

  16. NT

    NatashyaT

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We had a wonderful time, we thought we would have a person to tell us about the wines, it was very busy and staff were overwhelmed. We enjoyed ourselves.

  17. KM

    KM001

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Overcooked fish, disinterested staff, and very dirty rest rooms. Unfortunately Clouds Vineyards felt like a cheap cafe when it could have been so much more. The weekday menu was extremely limited and uninteresting. I won’t be taking interstate visitors to the Barrel cafe for a very long time.

  18. BJ

    BJVDW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5

    Service was very poor - restaurant always seems to be understaffed and you wait extremely long amounts of time for coffees/ drinks

  19. EJ

    EmmaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Delicious, value for money food! Friendly service and a lovely spot to enjoy a few drinks ☺️🍾

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    30th wedding anniversary weekend get away

  21. KW

    KellieW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    If you are going for just the wines, you will be happy...they are very good & the Chardonnay was one of the nicest, I have tried in a long time. If you are going for the views, you will be disappointed; as the whole place seems to be facing the wrong way...why are the best views from the carpark as your driving out??! If you are going for impeccable service, well...our (older) waitress was lovely & couldn't do enough for us. The tables surrounding us were being "serviced" by a younger darker haired girl & I was appalled by the way in which she spoke to the other customers. She was arguing with (all of) them, that they had moved tables after ordering...& hadn't placed orders, when they actually had etc. She was just a complete A Grader to everyone on that day & should not be in this industry! Sorry, but a necessary truth. If you are going for the food...just order from the wine list! 😉

  22. M

    Mark

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5

    We were not sure if we ordered at the counter or table service. We did have a booking and were seated with menus but not informed of the procedure. I had the salmon which was over cooked but still nice and my partner had the Pasta which was quite basic in flavour. I would recommend a friend visiting but maybe not for a meal.

  23. AM

    AllenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Met family while back over in Australia , was a lovely atmosphere and food was good , would definately recommend to others, although closure at 4pm and wouldn’t serve a final drink at 3:40 but apart from that it was a lovely day

  24. C

    Camc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Other than waiting over and hour for food everything else was great. Would like to go back when they aren’t as busy

  25. WH

    WendyH

    Tasmania

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    We booked at 12:30 and were given an outside table. We waited over an hour for our food with no follow up by staff. When it came the burgers were cold as was the warm beef salad. The fish was tasteless. No one came to check on our outside table when it started to rain. There was a further wait if you wanted dessert so we left. Very sad experience.

  26. A

    Amber

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Lovely picturesque venue to enjoy a delicious lunch and drinks with the family. The service was not the friendliest and could be improved..

  27. JH

    JudyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for looking after us yesterday - one of us was local the other 2 from Toowoomba. The Symphony Hill Pinot Gris was a big hit. I have already recommended the winery to others travelling that way.

  28. F

    Fine

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2

    Cannot fault the food, serving size was more than generous, and very tasty.the level of service left alot to be desired, my family group was addressed as "you people" .... I thought I had become a cast member of Seinfeld! I was researching venues for a function later in the year , but just handing me a card and saying go look for yourself is not selling me on service.

  29. EL

    ELISABETHM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    The Barrel is a ‘must go’. The dining room and outdoor dining options provide for the needs of a wonderfully varied range of diners. Thank you for having us.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    We ordered cheese platters to start but these came out after the meals so wended up taking this home which was very disappointing. We were 2 parties and the meals came out very muddled and also drinks came out last.. very poor service unfortunately

  31. LE

    LeanneE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great setting that works well for a young family. Great service and friendly staff.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meals in a wonderful setting. Great lunch had by all at our table. Staff friendly and efficient.

  33. WC

    WendyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The food was very good. My sister and I shared the grazing platter, my father had the fish and chips and nephew had the chicken burger. The Symphony Hill Pinot Gris was a nice wine and well priced for a restaurant. Everyone very friendly. Only one complaint which was minor. It took about 20 minutes to get our wine. Lovely day out and will definitely be back.

  34. JW

    JohnW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Slow service due to totally under staffed. Not the first time

  35. GA

    GillianA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Pleasant atmosphere, good food at a reasonable price. Outdoor settings with plenty of space and family friendly area for children.

  36. CR

    ClaireR

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    We had a lovely time at the Barrell. It was a shame that the table QR code ordering was unavailable, because there was a long line to order, but that was the only complaint.

  37. SM

    SharonM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Unfortunately our meals all arrived at different times and most were cold. Beautiful venue just a bit disappointing with the food.

  38. EJ

    ElliemayJP

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Good pub food and pleasant surroundings

  39. p

    peterc

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best big breakfast I have ever had, highly recommended

  40. KA

    KendleA

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    My parents were up visiting from Tassie and we thought we would take them out for lunch to a QLD winery. We were VERY disappointed. We were shown into a back room and told to order from the QR code (which in the end didn't work and we had to stand in a long line to order). No staff interaction. Wines on the tasting paddle we're just plonked in front of us with no explanation. Lamb rump was extremely tough and inedible. Seafood pasta was bland and tasteless. The pumpkin and Thai beef salad was ok but again very average. We weren't checked on by one staff member throughout our visit and upon leaving NOONE even acknowledged us. The venue it's self was nice and the wine barrel is very effective.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Clouds Vineyard - The Barrel is rated 4 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Clouds Vineyard - The Barrel

787 Landsborough-Maleny Rd Bald Knob, AU-QLD 4552

Additional information

  • Area

    Maleny

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Breakfast Mon, Thu–Sun 10:00 am–12:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Creative Western, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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