Guide to Eating Out and the Best Restaurants in Eumundi
When it comes to eating out, Eumundi’s restaurants are a foodie’s delight, competing with the best in Australia…
From the passionately created international street food served up at our markets, to our stylish boutique garden restaurants, Eumundi is fast becoming a hotspot for foodies. You’ll discover a diverse offering of great food to suit all budgets and delight even the most refined taste buds here. So, it’s no wonder the awards are coming in, with sophisticated BASK Eumundi recently winning the Australian Good Food Guide’s (AGFG) Chefs Hat Award for 2023.
This month, we’re celebrating Eumundi’s restaurants and eateries and the inspired chefs and teams who work with local producers to bring us some of the best food and drink experiences in Australia.
Read on to find out more about eating out and the best restaurants in Eumundi…
Locally Sourced, Fresh Hinterland Produce
Surrounded by rolling hills, verdant pastures, dairy farms and orchards, it’s no wonder Eumundi’s restaurants boast the finest locally sourced ingredients. Freshly picked vegetables and hand picked fruit are the order of the day here, along with locally grown macadamias and aromatic local honey. Not to mention the locally caught seafood, cheeses and organically farmed meats. That’s why we are so proud of our restaurants in Eumundi.
A Sample of our Restaurants
Famous for its long lazy lunches, award-winning BASK Eumundi is the perfect setting for sophisticated yet casual dining, serving up a weekly curated a la carte menu which showcases the best of the Sunshine Coast’s seasonal produce. Divine dishes and expertly chosen wines are enjoyed amongst lush plants, providing a pretty backdrop for heavenly lunches, intimate dining and events.
In January 2023, BASK was awarded the Australian Good Food Guide’s Chef’s Hat for Culinary Excellence. This is a huge deal in the restaurant business as the AGFG is Australia’s version of the Michelin Star system. BASK Eumundi is one of just a handful of Sunshine Coast restaurants that have achieved this, with our little Eumundi restaurant proudly holding its own against some of the biggest names in the country.
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The Bungalow Eumundi
Famous for its stylish Mediterranean feel, The Bungalow Eumundi is a beautiful, family friendly Italian restaurant nestled under the trees in the centre of the village. Influenced by the culture and flavours of the Mediterranean, this little gem offers a warm and authentic dining experience in a relaxed outdoor setting.
The authentic pizzas and pastas, mouthwatering desserts and extensive drinks menu have been carefully curated by a team of Italian-trained chefs and wine experts. The Bungalow is all about passion and a deep appreciation and love of great food.
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The chefs at Popina work on the principle that all great meals start at the source and use the seasonal produce of the Sunshine Coast to guide their exquisite menu. Popina is about southern European food revitalised to produce spectacular modern cuisine. The pretty courtyard affords intimate dining under the sparkle of fairy lights and friendly staff ensure you’ll feel spoilt.
Popina also cater for groups and events. They open for dinner only, which is done exceptionally well.
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Spice up your life with divine Thai cuisine from Sala Thai. You’ll find all your favorite aromatic Thai dishes served up with pride in the spacious dining environment, shaded by the trees in the corner of Eumundi’s Memorial Park.
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Pub/ Restaurants in Eumundi
Imperial Hotel Eumundi
Our much loved iconic pub, The Imperial Hotel, serves up an epic menu full of imaginatively designed mouth-watering dishes. Plates range from sophisticated international cuisine, such as lamb rendang with watermelon radish, to expertly created pub classics.
Not only does this cool hangout have great food, but it’s home to Eumundi Distillers – producers of Eumundi’s own Folk Tale Gin – and Eumundi Brewery. So, it makes the perfect setting for a gin cocktail or two or for soaking up the vibe and sampling the local hinterland ales.
In addition, the Imperial Hotel is a popular live music venue attracting both local artists and big names. The cool decor and spacious function rooms make it a great setting for stylish weddings and events.
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Built in 1891, Joe’s Waterhole is an iconic Queensland pub and a favorite with the Eumundi locals.
The friendly staff in the spacious bistro serve up Australian pub classics like chicken schnitzel and generous steaks and you’ll find a wide range of international choices too. If you’re looking for good honest pub grub in a lively atmosphere, this is the place for you.
Entertainment is also on hand in the pool room and there’s a beer garden which frequently hosts live music.
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