Food and Wine Atherton Tablelands
The options are endless when it comes to Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine. From coffee and tea plantations to biodynamic dairies producing milk, cheese and yoghurt. Discover aquaculture farms and distilleries. You can’t miss the tried and true lunches, and dinners found on the Country Pub Trail.
With such a variety of Food and Wine, you can create your food tour. Custom-made to the destinations you want to visit along the way. You may like to join an organised food tour to talk and taste tucker with the experts.
Hotels, wineries and distillery
The Barron Valley Hotel in Atherton has a unique art deco style. The Kuranda Hotel’s colourful history dates back to the 1880s. The structure of the Malanda Hotel is worthy of a National Trust listing. The Peeramon Pub evokes the area’s pioneering days of mining, timber and tobacco.
More recent establishments, the Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine, also have much to offer. Mt. Uncle Distillery and Bridges Restaurant specialises in craft gins, rums, and whiskeys. All are available at the cellar door. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the restaurant, hidden away between the macadamia, avocado and banana plantations.
If you’re interested in other locally distilled options, Golden Drop Winery near Mareeba has based its products on Kensington red mangoes. Over the years, it has switched from tobacco crops. Along with the spectacular mango wines, they have added sparkling, port and citrus blends based on mango. This establishment was the world’s first commercial mango winery.
Cafes and teahouses
You will love the many cafes and teahouses scattered throughout this region. Open most of the day and ready to offer morning and afternoon tea, and often lunch.
Most impressive is the stately old teahouse perched above the banks of Lake Barrine. One of the favourites within the Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine community. A former volcanic crater. The Lake Barrine Teahouse has been serving many visitors and locals for decades. You can enjoy homemade cakes, biscuits and full meals. You can’t miss the opportunity to taste their famous specialty – Devonshire Tea. Beyond the food, the most crucial decision is when to walk around the fantastic lake. You can even enjoy a boat cruise across the calm waters.
Off the Mareeba main road is Coffee Works. A hidden Food and Wine gem boutique roastery and chocolate. Over the years, this place has ballooned into a fully-fledged eatery. You can enjoy all types of snacks. You will love sampling the growing range of coffees, lunches, sweets and drinks — a favourite stop for Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine enthusiasts.