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The Doonan, Doonan, AU-QLD

The Doonan

4.3
4.3
770 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
The Doonan offers the ultimate alfresco dining experience, enjoy an Italian-inspired menu among lush gardens. Nestled in the scenic Noosa hinterland on 2-hectares just a stone's throw from famous local beaches; The Doonan boasts indoor and outdoor dining, a pizzeria, ice creamery, bars, beer gardens, a cellar door, multiple function spaces and a large outdoor kids playground, coming soon.

Oozing with character and charm, the venue is more like a plant nursery than a hotel. With striking architecture covered in greenery and decorated with exposed brick, The Doonan is a wonderland for the senses.



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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 50 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Pizzeria, Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Walk-ins Only Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 5319 3799
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Sunshine Beach
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 770 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sunshine Coast

    Child-friendly

  • Sunshine Coast

    Innovative

  • Sunshine Coast

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Sunshine Coast

    Most Booked

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Best Ambience

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Great for brunch

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Good for business meals

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Good for business meals

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Child-friendly

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Innovative

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Good for groups

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Great for creative cocktails

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Healthy

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Hot spot

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Great for fine wines

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • North Sunshine Coast

    Most Booked

770 Reviews
  1. DonnaG

    Sunshine Coast

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very trendy hip; crowd, busy with 30 something families early afternoon until dinner time. Service and food impeccable, only complaint lots of flys around our table when food arrived but staff willing and helpful moving us away from the plants. Food and cocktails a bit pricey but not surprising for the area and general clientele. Beautiful outdoor seating area and plants

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  2. FranC

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I have been to The Doonan once before, during the week and it was a great, relaxing experience. I wouldn't come back on the weekend again. We were over run with children's birthday celebrations. I took Mum for her 82nd birthday and she wasn't impressed with the atmosphere (or lack thereof). We were seated in a walkway, the entertainment was off key and the food needed a bit more thought. We had the chef's special, the duck pie for $34, so not a cheap pie. It was plated on a bed of heavy beans. It's a rich pie, that needs something light and sharp (even rocket with a vinegarette would have worked) to accompany it, so that was disappointing. The pie itself was delicious. Such a shame. We also had the beef cheek arancini, which had a nice flavour, but could have been mushroom, as there wasn't much evidence of beef cheek inside. We ended up eating and leaving quickly. I would go again, but definitely not on a weekend. I hope they reconsider the pairings in their menu.

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  3. Dave

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    First time @ The Doonan Took a few laps to find a park. Ended up out on Beddington Road. Poor lighting. The hostess that greeted us was lovely and very welcoming. Great start. We ordered off the app, which was a good way to see how the meals should be presented. Meal service was very rushed (my pasta was nearly thrown off the plate & onto the table) with no engagement or follow up throughout our meal. Musician was near our table and was fantastic. Perfect set & volume for venue! I understand this is a “pub” type venue but a little service goes a long way. Beautiful location and great setup. My wife and I dine out alone only a couple times a year and look forward to an all-round experience not just a quick meal. That “Fire-roasted” bread was the star of the show!! Will be back again one day for the family lunch experience. Thanks

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  4. JFTB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous ambience. Relaxed dining. Good service. Child friendly.

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  5. MarilynM

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We regularly dine at The Doonan and love the food and atmosphere, such a beautiful space. Marilyn Miller

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  6. paulg

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful courtyard dining amongst decorative potted plants, fountains, gardens and fairy lights. Fire roasted bread delicious. Meals good value. Staff very accommodating despite our booking error- reserved for 2 but actually 4 guests.

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  7. JimB

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a party of 5. Only 4 of us received our meals. When we queried the missing order we were told they had "forgotten" about it. No apologies. Eventually received that meal but long after the rest of us had finished eating. Certainly put a damper on what would have otherwise been an enjoyable afternoon.

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  8. LindaG

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect setting for a relaxing lunch with my friend. Food & drinks were fantastic Service excellent

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  9. KateJ

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great. Celebrated 3 birthdays! Good food, nice ambience, great drinks. Lovely festive feel without feeling overcrowded.

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  10. RonaldB

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are travelling to Noosa allow a few nights to experience The Doonan in your sray

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, “elevated” pub food. Ordered a Bloody Mary and came out as a Tomato Juice with dried citrus as the garnish? I understand they’re not hugely popular but the one available could be improved (:

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  12. ToniR

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the whole place, service and food was so great. Really enjoyed our night out at the doonas. Definitely recommend and will be back again.

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  13. KarlaL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome location to add to your Noosa dining list. Amazing garden-filled atmosphere that elevates a pub to an experience. Great menu, lots of choice for all and great eating too. Highly recommend.

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  14. JoanneB

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We first visited it with friends for Valentine’s Day lunch , really enjoyed it ,and then returned a few days later for a family celebration for our sons engagement celebration the happy couple loved the atmosphere then outdoor area was lovely!

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  15. GinaB

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the Doonan is an amazing pub and has been decorated beautifully with plants etc.. Very friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. We ordered pizzas and my husband had a gluten free base. The GF base was actually pretty good and taste was good. However my pizza was soaky in the middle and oily so not great. I would go back but won't order the pizza again.

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  16. JerryS

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there. So many cars parked out front but this venue easily swallowed them up. Service was surprisingly fast and friendly. Went based upon numerous positive reports. Wasn’t disappointed! Definitely going back.

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  17. Georgia

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. High quality. We didn’t have to wait long at all. The service was great and also loved the live music.

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  18. sandra

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to go for food, service and ambience.

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  19. EmilyJ

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful venue, delicious food and wonderful service.

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  20. FayP

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I was underwhelmed by my mussels dish. I thought it was bland.

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  21. TonyS

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    What a great place. Had no idea what it was like until arrived for lunch on a quite Tuesday. The surrounds and lay out are great. The 3 meals that we ordered came quickly and all were plentiful and delicious. Much more than just a pub.

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  22. DianaG

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place so beautifully done, excellent for families has been well thought out, kids can play while parents relax and enjoy. Make sure to book to avoid disappointment 👍

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  23. IJAD

    Queensland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ambience and no table service takes away from dining experience. Staff were like Mecca's attitude and delivery

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  24. Lucy

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Been before and was amazing, but unfortunately last night we were left unsure and standing around with no clear directions or answers to our booked table at 6pm. We're left standing in the middle of space just wondering and waiting for 15 mins. We asked 3 times where or when our table was ready and we were told it's not ready there is to many kids running around and that was it. We guessed the big table was for us eventually when cleared and we walked over and then was handed menus. Just didn't feel like it was a good Services experience. Food was good

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  25. JoHawk

    Queensland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is great, but would like more salad and vegetable options. As in plant based and dairy free.

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  26. Cath

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice meals, a little more expensive, atmosphere is great.

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  27. AmandaC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First timers for Birthday celebration…. Amazing design & ambience-like a little Tuscany Only disappointment was food… prawn linguine the worst I’ve had anywhere.

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  28. KimJ

    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
    Food was absolutely amazing! All I can fault is the price, just a touch expensive. Otherwise it was amazing, can’t wait to come back!!

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  29. KyleC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mooloolaba Prawn & zucchini pizza did not use Mooloolaba prawns. Instead they used farmed prawns that were awful. I even paid for extra Mooloolaba prawns too. Zucchini was barely visible on the pizza. Disappointing. Food quality has already gone downhill.

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  30. LMO13

    Queensland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere but very loud. Couldn't have a decent conversation at our own table because of the noise. Food was yummy, service great, decor beautiful.

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  31. PamD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time for us and it was as great as every body said. Wow what a fantastic pub felt like I was in my friend’s beautiful back yard. We will definitely be returning with friends and family.

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  32. JohnK

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated close to a loud speaker and had to ask for the music to be turned down so we could hear each other speak. Food ok but getting pricey for a salad and any extras

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  33. PetraT

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for a lovely night of ambience, good service and tasty food.

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  34. IanS

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the perfect steak and the beer is nice and cold

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  35. Jack

    Sunshine Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always the best place for amazing scenery at night time for dinner. Nothing beats it. Only let down is prices, especially for drinks are above average for this area.

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  36. MarilynM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy the atmosphere at The Doonan, food is good but a little expensive. We had to move because it rained but expect that in the outdoor area.

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  37. BrendaG

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A most enjoyable experience to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Food was delicious and served promptly, drinks were great. The venue is beautifully presented. Staff very friendly and when advised of a small complaint acted swiftly. We ordered the mussels and there were 5 that hadn’t opened, not a major thing, but perhaps the kitchen staff could have taken more care and removed them from the plate. Staff member, when advised, took immediate action. Thank you again for a very enjoyable lunch.

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  38. juliek

    Sunshine Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food outstanding ! My husband and i both had the sirloin steak and was cooked perfectly and was of a 5 star standard . Lovely and peaceful night

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  39. vanessa

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    the staff didn’t want to be there, girls behind the bar made various people uncomfortable from different tables, rude.

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  40. HelenaG

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming here, already planning our next get together here!

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The Doonan is rated 4.3 stars by 770 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 50 times today
Google Map for The Doonan

6 Beddington Rd, Doonan, AU-QLD 4562

Additional information

  • Area
    Sunshine Beach
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Walk-ins Only Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Pizzeria, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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