07 Apr Easter holidays in Noosa
Just because we treat the kids on school holidays doesn’t mean parents shouldn’t be spoiled a little too. And with dining options aplenty in close proximity to Noosa Crest, having a civilised and ‘grown up’ culinary experience doesn’t have to mean sourcing a babysitter. Noosa is bursting with restaurants catering to little tastebuds and those who know their prosciutto from their salame piccante.
Scoring high on the family friendly scale, you can’t go past the Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club for spectacular views and meals catering to every taste bud. Just a short walk down our private boardwalk, the Noosa SLSC is a favourite amongst locals and visitors. Here, traditional pub grub gets a delicious makeover, with burgers, all the proteins, fancy salads, local seafood and a dedicated children’s menu perfect for that post-beach lunch or early dinner. The Sunshine Beach SLSC is similarly positioned with water views and a very good menu, but you will need to hop in your car (or on the FREE holiday buses) to get there from Noosa Crest.
Down the Noosa Junction side of the hill is another favourite amongst local families: Bombetta. An Italian diner with a side of Noosa swagger, this is one of those restaurants oozing cool confidence. Why? Because the team at Bombetta have the recipe for memorable family dinners out perfected. All the usual pizza and pasta suspects like Hawaiian, Pepperoni, Carbonara and Bolognaise are lined up on the menu and executed for maximum flavour. There’s a bit of flair too: The Balboa Pizza features potato, garlic mascarpone, bacon, truffle oil and Fior di Latte. There’s the Pan-Fried Beetroot Ricotta Gnocchi with roast beetroot, garlic cream, popped barley, lemon and dill, or the Sizzling Pot of Garlic Prawns with crusty ciabatta. However, it is the family friendly nature of this locally owned and operated outfit that seals the deal for a great night out. Sean the Magician, another Noosa local, roams the tables during holidays and weekends, delighting all ages (without the use of screens!) while a dedicated children’s menu and the sense generally that children are welcomed, not simply tolerated in a restaurant serving excellent food, is a winner here. Oh, you don’t really want to dine out? The best news is that Bombetta has an awesome takeaway menu online with delivery available to your Noosa Crest door.
Bistro C and Café Le Monde back down on Hastings St present wonderful family friendly dining options, whilst further afield, the Peregian Beach Hotel and Land & Sea brewery are also great for casual dining with very good food and local brews. Either way, school holidays aren’t just about entertaining the kids: Mum and Dad can have their culinary cake and eat it too!