The Paddock Restaurant

Celebrating an authentic paddock-to-plate philosophy in the picturesque Gold Coast hinterland.

Interior of The Paddock restaurant with hinterland views

The Paddock Restaurant

The Paddock restaurant delivers unpretentious, wholesome fare that celebrates the quality of the local produce. A casual take on fine dining, the restaurant serves up seasonal creations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our new Executive Chef Simon Furley has created an à la carte menu which showcases the region’s finest ingredients, sourcing sustainable produce from the Scenic Rim and the surrounding region of South East Queensland.

The design of the restaurant with its floor-to-ceiling windows and soaring ceiling maximizes the views of the rolling green hills. Designed around the idea of a club house, the restaurant features a large fireplace to enjoy a wine in front of at the end of the day and a communal table for sharing a meal.

Please note, bookings are essential as guests will require an access code for the front gates.

Opening Hours

Lunch – 12noon until 3.30pm, Thursday to Sunday
Dinner – 5.30pm until 8pm, Wednesday to Sunday


Executive Chef sitting at table in The Paddock restaurant

Meet our Executive Chef

We are excited to introduce our new Executive Chef Simon Furley.

Simon was the former head chef at the hatted Homage restaurant, Spicers Hidden Vale, and is one of Queensland’s brightest young chefs.

With a resume boasting experience as a private chef for high-net-worth clients all over Europe, and the swag of awards he and the culinary team received at Homage restaurant, the UK-born chef could find work at any of Australia’s top restaurants. However, Simon jumped at the opportunity to run his own restaurant on a privately- owned property where he could realise his own vision.

The development and implementation of sustainable and environmental practices is an ongoing dedication for Simon. The chef uses creative methods to reduce food waste like smoking, curing and fermentation so no produce is discarded and is introduced back into dishes in different interpretations. Simon also makes his own pottery by upcycling items like oyster shells and bone to create beautiful bespoke vessels and crockery.

Chef holding fresh herbs from the Hazelwood Estate market garden

Our Philosophy

At The Paddock restaurant we are here to serve contrasting, contemporary food with a sense of place.

We create our dishes with a focus on hyper-local and sustainable produce, using this produce from root-to-stem and nose-to-tail. Why is this important to us? Well, why not make a difference if you have the opportunity? We cook for lots of people every week; we have the chance to make a change. If we can do this while highlighting the bespoke local suppliers that are at our fingertips, we are happy.

The flavour you get from cooking over open fire is like nothing else. When the wood burns, the smoky aromas transfer to that ingredient, and it embeds the food with the depth and history of that tree.

We love ancient and modern ways of cooking, but most of all we love challenging ourselves to do things out of the ordinary, without constraints or ideas of what should be.

Our menu will be ever-changing as the seasons come and go and our ideas eb and flow. Our hope for you is that you have a unique memorable experience every time you visit. We want to provoke your senses with this beautiful environment and a taste of ‘the right kind of living’, here at Hazelwood Estate.

Simon Furley
Executive Chef

Rustic Farmers' Breakfast Platter including almond croissants, halloumi and local produce


Breakfast at The Paddock restaurant is exclusively for our in-house guests and includes a rustic Farmer’s Platter assortment featuring lardo eggs, halloumi, bacon, grilled farm fresh vegetables, local yoghurt, croissants, assorted preserves and sourdough bread and more.

Proudly serving Paradox coffee from the Gold Coast.

Breakfast is available exclusively for in-house guests between 7am and 9.30am.

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Beautifully presented cucumber, garlic and garden rose starter served on Robert Gordon plate


Sit back and enjoy a rustic-yet-refined three-course à la carte menu while overlooking the rolling green mountains of Lamington National Park. Dishes are simply prepared and designed around local producers that offer seasonal high quality produce all year round.

Lunch is available Thursday to Sunday between 12noon and 2.30pm.

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Beautifully presented char-grilled pork main


The Paddock offers a two or three-course à la carte menu with dishes including Wagyu beef, as well as meat cooked over the parrilla grill, and meals heroing local vegetables.

The menu is delivered with utmost attention to sight, taste and texture and perfectly matched by a hand-picked list of premium Australian and imported wines. Whether you’re staying with us or just visiting for the evening, all dietary requirements can be fulfilled.

Dinner is available Wednesday to Sunday between 5.30pm and 8pm.

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Hazelwood Sommelier holding red wine glass

Hazelwood Cocktail Bar & Sunset Terrace

Our casually elegant Cocktail Bar and Sunset Terrace create an intimate ambience – think an open fireplace and a welcoming timber terrace. Enjoy views across the valley as you sip a full bodied red or craft beer.

Sample signature cocktails using seasonal ingredients that evolve with the surroundings. Enjoy curated craft beer or wine tasting sessions in our Hazelwood Bar or spend the afternoon sunning yourself on the terrace or while the evenings away by a crackling fireplace.

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