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Granite Belt Brewery & Restaurant

146 Glenlyon Drive, Stanthorpe, Queensland 4380, Australia (Formerly Happy Valley Homestead Restaurant)
07 4681 1370
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Ranked #8 of 27 restaurants in Stanthorpe
Price range: $6 - $42
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian, International, Wine Bar
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Located just 5 minutes from the heart of Stanthorpe.Experience the rustic charm of the Happy Valley Homestead Restaurant featuring the very best of fresh local produce served with old fashioned country hospitality.Our chefs are dedicated to creating heart warming meals to satisfy the needs of all diners for all occasions – a romantic dinner for two, family get-together or wedding reception. We can cater for groups of up to 120 people and are fully licensed.Children are also well catered for with the Kids Menu offering all their favourites with healthy options available.The warmth of the homestead decor compliments the rustic, country food perfectly and is a great place to relax after a busy day of wine tasting and sight seeing. There is live entertainment every Saturday evening.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Located just 5 minutes from the heart of Stanthorpe.Experience the rustic charm of the Happy Valley Homestead Restaurant featuring the very best of fresh local produce served with old fashioned country hospitality.Our chefs are dedicated to creating heart warming meals to satisfy the needs of all diners for all occasions – a romantic dinner for two, family get-together or wedding reception. We can cater for groups of up to 120 people and are fully licensed.Children are also well catered for with the Kids Menu offering all their favourites with healthy options available.The warmth of the homestead decor compliments the rustic, country food perfectly and is a great place to relax after a busy day of wine tasting and sight seeing. There is live entertainment every Saturday evening.
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Mermaid Waters, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The local steak for our evening meal was unique in the fashion it was presented. We both thought it to be excellent and very good quality, our congratulations was conveyed to the chef of the night, would not hesitate to dine there again.

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happyvr, Owner at Granite Belt Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor, but also for letting the chef know on the night. We are very happy with the quality with our local beef and we love the way the chef's present it on a board. Thanks for your review. Best regards, Dee Davenport More

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stopped in at the Brewery for lunch as part of a winery tour and had a great time! We were able to choose from 6 mains, 6 desserts and either a tasting paddle of 4 beers or glass of wine. It was fantastic value! I had the fish and chips and it was yum. Nothing special but a good,... More

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happyvr, Owner at Granite Belt Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your lunch experience. We try to offer a relaxed atmosphere with good value meals that go well with our beers and local wines. Dinner sees a completely different menu as we think it's important to offer a different experience. Maybe we'll see you for dinner next time you're in town! Thanks again. Dee and... More

Gladstone, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Had a great lunch here. The desert especially was amazing-yum. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, really added to the atmosphere. Excellent value - very reasonable pricing. Thanks for a most enjoyable experience.

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happyvr, Owner at Granite Belt Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to put this review on Tripadvisor. We hope to see you on your next visit to the Granite Belt. Thanks, Dee and Geoff More

Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food and ambience of this restaurant is just gorgeous. Perfect on a cold winter's evening, the fire crackles and invites you to sit by it and enjoy a pre-dinner drink (or two or three). The food in the restaurant is well-thought out (as a menu) and wonderfully cooked. The staff are helpful and we would return again and again!

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happyvr, Owner at Granite Belt Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this review

What a fantastic review - thank you! We look forward to seeing you next time you're in Stanthorpe. Best regards, Dee Davenport More

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I have not stayed at Happy Valley Retreat but I have been to the restaurant a few times. The first time my husband and I spent a happy afternoon sitting on the couch and sampling their selection of beers. The second time we went for dinner as a group. The food was excellent and in generous portions, with a few... More

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happyvr, Owner at Granite Belt Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Sarah. It's great that you enjoyed our food, beer and atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Dee Davenport More

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

While I loved so much about this place like the bar with the fire place and comfy lounges to chill out in and try the different beers they make and serve I was a little disappointed with food, we had dinner on a Saturday night and it was a long weekend so it was quite busy, we ordered a pumpkin... More

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happyvr, Owner at Granite Belt Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Daniel, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We are very sorry to hear that you did not find the standard of our food etc. to be consistent and we have already discussed your feedback with our chefs and wait staff during our weekly staff meeting. It is good to get all feedback -... More

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The atmosphere was welcoming upon arrival. Booking ahead is essential as the place was very popular. The cosy fireplace and comfortable seating added to the pleasurable experience. There is a fun way to sample the boutique beers in the form of paddles - great value. Dinner was reasonably priced, with the option of buying extra sides, which you may need... More

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happyvr, Owner at Granite Belt Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Ashleigh. We are very glad you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant and enjoyed Geoff's beers too! Best regards, Dee Davenport More

Stanthorpe
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It's always difficult to choose a place to dine when you have 4 young adults in tow. I don't know if it's all the reality TV shows creating a new generation of food critics, but it certainly doesn't make it an easy task to satisfy so many different/fussy palates. Add to this mix a vegetarian and a gluten/dairy free diet... More

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happyvr, Owner at Granite Belt Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this review

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much. You made our trainee very happy with your favourable comments about our table décor, as she came up with the idea. I agree - the centrepieces look great! We are so glad we could satisfy your families dietary requirements and tastes. The new Winter menu is released this Friday, so there may... More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The local red deer is a great pest, which at the table is delicious venison. Went well with the Irish red (beer) No need to serve meals on breadboards- am over that. Wondering about the bugs detracts from culinary enjoyment. Service quirky in a country town kind of way, could have been a little more attentive. Definitely recommend the beer... More

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happyvr, Owner at Granite Belt Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Very glad to hear you enjoyed the venison and the IRA - a great partnership! Because of our timber homestead, our chef enjoys presenting some of our meals on rustic timber boards. We think it looks great. Unfortunately, the Granite Belt Region has just experienced an outbreak of fruit/vinegar flies. They are everywhere and... More

Toowoomba, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I always like a place that has a smaller but well thought out menu. The food was tasty and served promptly, there were a few things not available on the menu but I understand they had a big Easter rush combined with other businesses\deliveries closed for the holidays.

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happyvr, Owner at Granite Belt Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry we weren't able to offer everything on our menu, but thank you for understanding the reasons why. We hope you will return again so you can choose from a full menu next time. Thanks for your feedback. Regards, Dee More

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