New restaurant opens at Jondaryan Woolshed
YOU can bet your life the shearers never had it this good.
A new restaurant and cafe has opened at Jondaryan Woolshed with a commercial kitchen capable of catering for 1000 people at any one time.
Operations manager Mark Morrissey said the cafe was already turning out first-class meals, but would be officially launched on the first night of the Jackie Howe Festival of the Golden Shears on Friday, August 29.
"We held a soft opening last Friday and had about 30 people for our first meal," he said.
"It was amazing, considering they were only visitors and caravan park people who learned of it through word of mouth."
The kitchen is divided between two demountable 40-foot shipping containers to comply with heritage-listing requirements.
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"The cafe takes advantage of the beautiful views and looks out over the creek," Mr Morrissey said.
"It opens up so it will particularly beautiful during autumn and spring, watching the sunset to the west.
"There is nothing like it on the Darling Downs."
The menu focuses on locally-grown produce and "paddock-to-table" cuisine, much of which is grown on-site.
"We have an executive chef with more than 30 years' experience," Mr Morrissey said.
"For the quality of food, the prices are spectacularly reasonable."