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

Clouds Vineyard - The Barrel

3.8
3.8
191 Reviews
$41 to $100
Bistro
The Barrel at Clouds Vineyard is open 10am to 4pm Thursday to Monday.
We suggest that your booking be made to allow you sufficient time to enjoy your experience.

With a 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 regional food, wine and beer with good company.

We serve a selection of regional 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 very popular.

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

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 16 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

  • Phone number

    (07) 5499 9652

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Private Rooms are available including:Barrel Room (max 18)Cellar Room (max 30)Oak RoomGlass House Roompleas call us it you would like to find out further information in regards to these spaces.

  • Neighborhood

    Maleny

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

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

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What 191 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sunshine Coast

    Great for Brunch

  • Sunshine Coast

    Kid Friendly

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Fit for Foodies

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Healthy

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Great for Lunch

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. N

    Nessie

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    As neighbours we visit the Barrell regularly. Yesterday, the food and service was poor. We queued for 15 minutes to order a bottle of wine and 2 glasses, which took another 15 minutes to arrive. We both ordered fish and chips, which this time, was not to the Barrell's standard. It was heavy batter and not crisp. Service was unsupervised and did not seem to know what they were doing.
  2. CJ

    CarlaJ

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    We'd go back- but only for the food and wine. The Service was weird! We ordered our starter and main at the same time to save having to trot back to the counter and line up again, and they ARRIVED together!!!! The young wait staff didn't seem to have any idea why that was weird and why we'd ask about it. They've also missed a hug opportunity with the layout of this place. The view over the back of the hills from the car-park is amazing... and it's a lot quieter over that side. Seems odd that they'd have the diners sitting beside the main road when they could be enjoying the quiet and the view from the other side of the building.
  3. EP

    EmmaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Fairly quick to the table which is always excellent when you have a starving cyclist, runner and yogi. Service was great - we have dietary requirements so have questions and staff were friendly and helpful towards us and to help cater to our needs. Atmosphere was great. Overall 5 stars from me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  4. WG

    WendyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely location and venue. Staff were all very friendly. Good food and wine.
  5. L

    Local

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Very poor service, waited over 30 mins for drinks, no cutlery, napkins, follow up. Great spot but service is woeful.
  6. AJ

    AlisonJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Not enough staff to cope with number of guests. Had to ask 3 times to get the drinks we ordered and paid for did not get them until we finished lunch and were ready to leave. Food was not good and expensive.
  7. PC

    PhoebeC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Absolutely terrible service !! Followed up our drinks with 4 different staff members (who were all rude) …..they ended up coming out nearly an hour after our food which was finished quickly and we were ready to leave when our drinks finally arrived. Nice location, nice food, food area for kids to play however won’t be going back.
  8. ME

    MicheleE

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Was such a lovely venue to visit. Beautiful position, great food, kids had a great time in the playground. Would go back again
  9. MQ

    MelissaQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Reasonable food prices, very tasty, paddles and wines yum, really enjoyed bringing our interstate visitors here
  10. LD

    LeaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a great venue to meet up with friends on a warm spring day, and we had a lovely time. The service and food was fabulous. However, it did get a bit hot out in the sun and the umbrella didn't help much as the sun moved. I think heading into summer there might need to be further consideration of providing more shade in some areas.
  11. SS

    SarahS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic service, beautiful food and great wine!
  12. SP

    SaraghP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had a wonderful lunch. As usual the chips were splendid. Everyone enjoyed their food. Both of us who ordered pasta felt like we were eating heaven - crab and prawn pasta and Mediterranean veg pasta. We will return.
  13. BW

    BobbieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Anniversary gift for my parents. Wine, and beer paddles with two grazer platters, delicious. Telling my family and friends to visit. Well looked after. Really enjoyed our experience here.
  14. DB

    DianneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Barrel was amazing from the great view with amazing food an wine The service was great staff were pleasant an welcoming
  15. F

    saraF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    We have dined a few times at clouds and love it. However the food was not up to the usual standard
  16. DB

    DaelinB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service was bad. Wine and Food was average. Will not go back or recommend to anybody.
  17. CF

    CarolineF

    Queensland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Waited 1.5hrs for our food to arrive then be told one of our dishes had sold out so one person didn't have a meal. Were offered to wait for a alternative meal but was not going to wait the length of time. Also 2 seperate drink orders were missed. Incredibly disappointed and not sure we would return
  18. S

    Samantha

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, food, drinks, atmosphere and staff. Our second time here and will definitely be back! We attended on father's day which was very busy but staff handled it well and were all so welcoming and accommodating to our needs. Special thank you to Alicia who went out of her way to help our kids. All staff deserve a thank you!
  19. KJ

    KerryJW

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Waited around 80 minutes for main courses which then arrived across a 15 minute period. Staff were helpful and apologetic. Food, when we got it, was good. Queuing to order food was painful - couldn’t understand why the second register was closed when there were still loads of people ordering. It was the reason we didn’t stay for dessert and coffee or purchase some wine to go.
  20. CH

    ClaireH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very disappointed with our experience at The Barrel. Pre- booked a lunch for Father’s Day with my partner and 2 kids. I went up to order food and paid then was told we would be waiting an hour for our food! It took an hour and a half for food to come, just slapped down on the table no apologies for how late it was, then my meal was wrong and had to wait another 20 minutes for it to arrive (my partner had to prompt staff for it too), the linguine arrived but had no crab meat with it as stated on the menu. Drinks also took 20 minutes to arrive at our table. After finishing our meals we got up to look at the wines on offer to buy, we had left our kids books, colouring pieces and Lego on the table. When we got back to the table it was all cleared apart from the actual rubbish. Asked staff where our kids belongings were and was told in the bin at the bottom! Asked the lady if she could get them out as they were decent books and the Lego was collectors pieces, and she acted as if we were inconveniencing her! Whilst this was happening another customer was complaining about the wait time and incorrect meal. Really shouldn’t have booked that many people in if they can’t cope with the numbers.
  21. AY

    AYCEE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    I politely complained twice about the awful fish and chips I received and had no empathy and no one apologised at all. The wait person said she would tell the chef but when I asked, she ignored it. The batter was absolutely awful and the one piece of fish was tiny and the table next to us received 4 pieces in what looked like a beautiful light batter. We had been looking forward to this for such a long time for Fathers Day and it was just really disappointing not to be acknowledged when I was already very apprehensive in complaining. Terrible experience.
  22. NP

    NaomiP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    We ordered and waited 45minutes before asking how much longer the wait was. We were told another 30minutes with them unable to give an explanation as to why. After waiting another 30minutes we enquired as to where our food was and we were told there were still two dockets infront of us and that our food was yet to be started. As we had two very hungry small children with us and no clear indication of how much longer it was going to take for food to arrive we couldn’t wait around any longer and left with a refund for our food. Was a very disappointing experience.
  23. H

    Heids

    Tropical North Queensland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good service, once you order your food and drinks at the bar Delicious food and good sizing Would prefer to be place in restaurant with the view of the mountains, compared to be in a dimmed light area
  24. NM

    NickyM

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Visited on Sunday 28th August with a group of 4 people. Food was so tasty and awesome, wait was very reasonable for time of day & amount of people that where at the vineyard. Unfortunately bar service was dreadful. Waited over 30 mins for 2 schooners of beer, as we were told it was quicker for schooners rather than beer & wine paddles. All food arrived at the table before drinks arrived. Maybe a solution would to let people collect drinks from bar instead of full table service if staffing is an issue. Seemed to be adequate staff at the restaurant. Would definitely visit again.
  25. C

    Cazz

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Have dined here before but we were very disappointed on Friday lunchtime when after queuing met at the door, we had a table booked, to be told sorry but half hour wait till you get a drink and more waiting time for a meal. We said to her that we'd cancel our table and we dined somewhere else. Wished we'd known before driving there but we really enjoyed our second choice in Maleny. When are you not so busy to serve.
  26. LB

    LizB

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We waited an hpur for food, and the burger was raw, apparently only one chef on and he likes to undercook wagu burgers. No real apology or offer of refund, only offer of free desert or drink, which we declined. Would not recommend, nor would we return
  27. LC

    LeanneC

    Brisbane

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Prawn an crab linguine was divine
  28. KL

    KLee

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    On arriving we asked if we could be seated closer to the playground as we had two young children. We were told no as they only had bigger tables on that side which would have been fine if over half of them hadn't remainded empty the entire time we were there. There was no attmept to accomodate or request. We both had the thai beef salad which is usually a winner wherever we go. This time it just seem to be a bowl of rocket with a couple of token cherry tomatoes and pieces of red onion. There was barely any dressing and all seemed to be on the bottom of the bowl. The beef at least was tender. I was impressed with the childrens meals. We definitely got value for money with those. I had been thoroughly looking forward to finally trying out this resturant so I was sad to be so disappointed by it. I may go back again in the future but will definitely be trying other places out first.
  29. T

    Tyler

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    didn't honour booking, turned away when arrived. over 45mins before close
  30. MC

    MatildaC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    THE BARREL is on a perfect spot with great views and nature all around you. We had lunch there on Friday and the food was delicious. I had the Linguine with prawns & crab (very little crab!) and it was really delicious. My granddaughter loved her Hamburger (I think it was chicken) and her chips were to die for! The only downside was the slow service. We waited nearly 1 1/2 hours for our meal, even though the place wasn't overly busy. And the waitresses kept bringing the food to the wrong tables, which caused a bit of confusion. But we all know that restaurants are battling to get staff. So we will forgive them for the slow service as the delicious food made up for it. Well done chef!
  31. F

    Food4thought

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Location and look of the place is excellent. Food that was served tasted good. Unfortunately a lot of the menu was unavailable and the service was a little lacking. I tried to call the day before with a query and the phone line rang out. Appreciate that they were possibly understaffed and busy however most of our table had finished their meals before some other meals were served and the entree/dips that were meant to come out before the mains weren’t delivered so we ended up cancelling them and a main meal as it was just too late. Sadly the main meal that didn’t turn up was for the birthday person and was just salad so it was rather disappointing for their birthday. The outside toilets also have a smell that drifted to our table which was unpleasant. If the items on the menu we wanted had been available and if the meals had come out together I would rate higher. I have been before on a weekday in a big group and it was fine, however for a group booking on a weekend not so good.
  32. BC

    BruceC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Made the booking for Lunch and when we got there, we were told that they did not have a Chef.

    Clouds Vineyard - The BarrelResponded on August 16, 2022Bruce - It was indeed disappointing that our Chef resigned and left without notice. Regrettably such things can happen and are beyond the control of the team that continues to try to deliver the best that they can in the circumstances. We did send a message early in the day all bookings for whom we had contact details. Fortunately , we were only without a Chef for that one day and now had new chef as part of our team.

  33. LS

    LisaS

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    A bit disappointing for our 3rd visit here. The service was very slow. We ordered drinks well before our meals & the food came out first. Our pasta was just warm-cold by the time we’d finished. Disappointing as the meal was very tasty. The ambiance was very good but overall a very slow afternoon.
  34. R

    Rose

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service with a smile and ambience is what stood out.
  35. TB

    TracyB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Friendly service although they had the technology for the menu and ordering via phone at table it wasn’t in use on the day. Great place for families . Will go again on our next visit to Maleny.
  36. VP

    VPage

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was delicious, we were seated by the playground which was great as we had a child but we kept getting whiffs of the toilets which wasn’t very pleasant when trying to eat. Staff were nice. We had nearly finished eating before our wine/beer paddles came out. Not sure if they had forgotten about us. Overall it was a nice afternoon. Will definitely ask to be seated away from the toilets next time.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Beautiful spot to celebrate a birthday lunch.
  38. SB

    ShirleyB

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was beautiful except we found the toilets were not up to the standard of everything else.
  39. RR

    RobynR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1
    Pouring with rain, it was hard to get in or find the entrance. Once inside the restaurant was so quiet, no music or atmosphere. Ordered a cheese platter which was amazing. No knives provided so had to ask, but no cheese knives on site, only butter knife. Venue and food and wine amazing, let down by ambience and customer service. Staff not warm or friendly.
  40. GH

    GayleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    A great place to go and the decor is outstanding. Highly recommendd coming for a meal and tasting the local wines.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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 3.8 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Clouds Vineyard - The Barrel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Clouds Vineyard - The Barrel

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Maleny

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Creative Western, Winery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (07) 5499 9652

  • Private party facilities

    Private Rooms are available including:Barrel Room (max 18)Cellar Room (max 30)Oak RoomGlass House Roompleas call us it you would like to find out further information in regards to these spaces.

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