Tucked away at the tip of Cleveland Point, Brisbane is a local secret. When you have a gem like this, you should share.
Surrounded by 270⁰ ocean views of Moreton Bay and surrounding islands … backing Cleveland Point Parkland … located on north-east tip … approximately 25 kilometres (16 miles) east-south-east of Brisbane …The Lighthouse Restaurant embraces Queensland lifestyle of water views, ocean breezes, freshest seafood and friendly personal service.
Named after the only remaining hexagonal-shaped historical timber lighthouse, built around 1865; popular recreation spot for families, social gatherings, watch boats and yachts glide by or just a day outdoors, enjoying sunshine and ocean breezes. Grassed playground, BBQs, sheltered picnic areas, stunning scenery, or sit at the spot where The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was filmed in 2009.
“There is something magical about this park … it feels like an island …everywhere you look, there is water!” Explore Brisbane.
Owners, George, or twin cousins, Tim and Chris welcomes you on entry … open ‘nautical’ deco, warm timbers, white-washed walls … indoor-outdoor seating … elegant glassware and cutlery … crisp-white linen napkins … laid-back cane chairs …a relaxed ambience to indulge in fresh local seafood specialities.
There’s King Prawns, Lobsters, Moreton Bay Bugs, there’s Mud crabs, Sand crabs, Oysters, there’s Barramundi, Salmon, Cod, Sea Perch, there’s Calamari, Baby Octopus, freshly caught and displayed in chilled front-counter of the open kitchen. And succulent steaks and chicken options for non-seafood lovers.
Would you prefer Potted Crab in herb and truffle butter or Green Lip Mussels in white wine tomato basil and garlic? Maybe Baby Octopus chargrilled to perfection served atop balsamic Napoli or perhaps Duck Salad for starters?
Garlic King Prawn Linguine … Sand-crab Lasagne … Moreton Bay Bugs in chilli lime and ginger glaze for mains … or just have the lot in Taste of the Ocean, with half Lobster, Crab, Moreton Bay Bugs, fresh Prawns, Oysters, Smoked Salmon and Mussels!
Did I mention dessert? Taste of Summer – trio of fruit sorbets … warm Chocolate Mud Cake with frangelico ganache and King Island cream … Signature Baklava, house-made with chocolate ouzo mousse … and more …
Located at one side; The Café, still enjoying ocean views, is open for breakfast or quick lunches, and if you just want to picnic and relax, pick up take-away Fish ‘n’ Chips at the front counter.
I know you love fresh seafood and I would like to take you to my favourite seafood restaurant in Cleveland Point to sample freshest seafood cuisine on offer. You will not be disappointed. Menu with traditional classics sit next to chef-inspired creations, accompanied by wide range of select wines and beers.
The Lighthouse Restaurant has a long standing history as a popular choice for your special occasions … birthdays … engagements … weddings … anniversaries … corporate events and reunions … catering from 15 to 250 guests.
“Our vision … was a small and intimate wedding where all of our guests could celebrate our special occasion with us … We are very, very happy with everything you did for us. … Our guests had a great time. With a global family and Neil’s mum and dad not being well enough to travel, we really appreciated your TV-technology to enable them to attend the wedding virtually. Being able to share our wedding with … the UK wedding party filled our hearts with joy. … We were also very happy with the food and service provided … really went out of your way to make sure we had the best day (and we did). Thank you so much. Maria & Neil.” 14/4/2016.
The Lighthouse Restaurant ensures special events are memorable, from planning, table settings, decorations, to menu and wine selection, even specially tailored packages.
“Thank you so much for all that you did for us leading up to and on the day of our reception … Many of our guests were impressed and left us with fabulous comments about the service and food. Even the breakfast the next morning was amazing and the great service continued.” Kristy & Matt 25/10/2014.
Most who have eaten at The Lighthouse Restaurant can attest to quality of food, service and great location:
“… Service from you and your staff was fantastic … meal divine, in fact we have had many of our guests say 5 star. Venue was beautiful, in fact we would have another gathering there … prices are reasonable and quality fabulous. Thank you”. Donna & Tim 16/3/13.
And to back up guests’ compliments, the awards accredited include:
- The Dimmi – People’s Choice Award in 2013, 2014, 2015;
- The Diners Choice Award for Best Views in 2013, 2014;
- second place in the Australian Bridal Industry Academy 2013;
- finalist in The Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence 2011, 2013;
- finalist in the Moreton Bay & Islands Tourism Awards 2011.
The new menu is out and looks refreshingly enticing, why don’t we check it out? Booking is usually advisable … I’ll book a table for lunch this Saturday and will pick you up at 12.00 noon.
Best Regards, Niki Chew.
P.S. come prepared for an amazing dining experience in a relax atmosphere, ocean views, gentle sea breezes … simply irresistible!
P.P.S. Attire is smart casual, to enjoy Queensland lifestyle and local seafood.