songbirds & simplicity

Source: Secret Ingredient If the name alone doesn’t entice you to the tranquil gourmet oasis that is Songbirds Rainforest Restaurant, the food surely will. The Modern Australian menu is a gourmand’s delight, including crispy duck leg confit and pan-roasted snapper fillet, to be savoured while you gaze at the sublime view from the semi-outdoor dining area. Unwind in the peaceful,… Read the rest

bonnie & soul

Source: NZ Life and Leisure A CAN-DO KIND OF KIWI, Bonnie Rodwell began a very successful business by selling woolly jumpers in the middle of the Australian summer. Now she’s starting a health spa, where encouraging clients to adopt the spiritual as well as the sybaritic is filed under I for inspirational, not D for difficult. There’s a keen business… Read the rest

real style comes to the gold coast

Mount Tamborine is not a large area, but finding an award-winning restaurant called Songbirds nearly defeated us in the dark as we drove up and down the winding mountain road looking for a turn-off. Our patience was rewarded with an outstanding dinner on an open-air verandah, surrounded by towering rainforest trees. You can even stay in one of their forest… Read the rest

songbirds shows queensland’s best

Foodies and Fashionistas can indulge their tastes at Songbirds in the Forest at Mount Tamborine on Friday, December 8. Taste cutting edge cuisine at Queensland’s Restaurant of the Year and see award-winning fashion by the State’s leading designers Michelle Rotherham and Daniel Alexander at the Food and Fashionistas lunch. Songbirds’ chef Philip Edwards has created a four-course Queensland showcase menu.… Read the rest

songbirds takes it to the top – again

SONGBIRDS in the Forest collected a cache of awards including Restaurant of the Year for the second year running at the recent Gold Coast Restaurant and Caterers’ Awards for Excellence. The Mount Tamborine restaurant won the major title plus the Best Informal Restaurant, Best Wine List and Best Modern Australian Awards. Songbirds’ owner Bonnie Rodwell says she is over the… Read the rest

songbirds – flying high

Mount Tamborine’s Songbirds in the Forest today added the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards 2006 Sports, Events and Tourism category for the Gold Coast and Beenleigh Region to the property’s impressive list of accolades. Songbirds Rainforest Retreat and Songbirds in the Forest Restaurant has now scored 17 major awards since opening in December 2004. Songbirds’ owner Bonnie Rodwell said she… Read the rest

songbirds in the forest

After a short ride off the beaten track and a stroll along a path, you enter an airy restaurant overlooking sweeping lawns and pristine subtropical rainforest. Brown and white decor is sharpened by a flash of red along the centre of each table, an effect much like the brilliant call of the whipbird cracking the bush stillness. It’s within easy… Read the rest

songbirds shows queensland’s best

Foodies and Fashionistas can indulge their tastes at Songbirds in the Forest at Mount Tamborine on Friday, December 8. Taste cutting edge cuisine at Queensland’s Restaurant of the Year and see award-winning fashion by the State’s leading designers Michelle Rotherham and Daniel Alexander at the Food and Fashionistas lunch. Songbirds’ chef Philip Edwards has created a four-course Queensland showcase menu.… Read the rest

Qantas magazine

Some Queenslanders head to the beach in summer, desperate for breezes; others gravitate towards the rainforests of Mount Tamborine. At Songbirds, halfway up the mountain, you’ll find a winsome mix of rainforest setting combined with linen-topped tables and relatively formal service. Slide onto a cushioned banquette in the indoor/outdoor dining room and relish the tranquillity. A chilled glass of something… Read the rest

hey, it’s tamborine, man

KYLIE DAVIS gets a taste of the high life in the Gold Coast hinterland. Kookaburras are eyeing up my lunch. Four fly in and perch in the branches that shade the beautiful Songbirds restaurant in Mt Tamborine on the Gold Coast. The last time I saw a kookaburra with that look, the day ended badly with a bold bird swooping… Read the rest
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