Source: Qstyle Magazine
Songbirds in the Forest has reopened after an extensive refurbishment, as a dynamic new al fresco and fine dining restaurant, combining the natural beauty of its surroundings with sensational food, friendly service, and the essence of Tamborine Mountain’s relaxed lifestyle.Set away from the hustle and bustle of Tamborine Mountain’s busy Gallery Walk, Songbirds is ideally located amongst the Heritage listed forests of North Tamborine.

Restaurant owner, Bonnie Rodwell, explains that Songbirds is the perfect location for intimate, private or group dining, with its manicured lawns and lush surroundings offering a cooler escape from the city on hot summer days and nights.

Bonnie has also managed to lure award-winning chef de cuisine, Daran Glasgow (previously of Restaurant b at Main beach) to the mountain, where his expertise in fine dining and knowledge of food marriages will add the perfect finishing touch to the restaurant.

Serious foodies will be flocking to songbirds to savour Daran’s latest culinary offerings. His fusion style of cuisine features elements of Asian, Australian and traditional European cuisines – all playing their part in the overall picture of tastes.

He is also extremely excited with his soon to launch – monthly ‘cooking classes’, which will add another dimension to his talents.

Daran will also be inviting guest chefs and industry representatives to assist himself and sous chef Todd Stuart, for specific courses – all in these wonderful surroundings.

Songbirds ambience exudes the perfect laid-back atmosphere for making choices from the always changing menu – the restaurant was purposely designed with ‘time’ in mind. Time to relax in the comfy lounges and ample cushion covered outdoor seating. Time to encourage diners to relax and enjoy the dining expierience in these superb surroundings. Time to linger in perfect harmony with nature.

The restaurant’s overall appeal encourages contemplation, conversation and camaraderie, whether shared over a glass of fine champagne or Daran’s stunning food.