Meals at Cedar Park


You may help yourself to our continental breakfast and egg creation station from early morning to 10am when it closes at check out time.


Most people go out and explore the Tablelands after breakfast and eat lunch out.  If you choose to relax at Cedar Park all day be aware we do not offer lunch.  You should bring your own supplies or head to Kuranda which has many cafes (20 minute drive). There is an option to pre-order a cheese, fruit and nut platter on our booking page when you book your room. It makes a great light snack for the afternoon.

Dinner options

1. Gourmet, Chef-prepared meals from our kitchen can be ordered when you book your room and up to 24hours before check-in

We are a rural and quiet community in the evening and you may not wish to go out again after driving all the way here, so why not add your dinner to your booking for at least your first night. Email or telephone your order to us and we will have it ready and in your refrigerator to heat and eat when it is convenient for you. Please give us at least 24 hours notice of your choices.

Cedar Park Retreat Menu

Chef prepared meals, ready when you are.
Relax and dine on our rainforest deck.

* All meals must be ordered 24 hours in advance
Placed in the refrigerator, you may dine at your convenience.
Meals need to be heated 3-4 minutes in the microwave oven.

Pasta with fresh parmesan & a side salad $20

Fresh Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni – a wholesome, homemade filling combines with our own red sauce. (Veg)

Beef Bolognese Pasta – A classic Bolognese on tagliatelle noodles, we make our own sauce from fresh ingredients.

Mediterranean Chicken – our white sauce is infused with chorizo, sun-dried tomatoes and roast capsicum, served on tagliatelle noodles.

Fresh Salmon pasta – in our creamy parmesan sauce spiced with lemon zest from our orchard, dill from our garden and a touch of French mustard. A few peas, onion and garlic round it out.

Beef Lasagne – moist layers of pasta filled with home cooked béchamel white sauce & sautéed beef mince.

Curries with Rice $20

Morrocan Lamb – tender lamb slow cooked with chickpeas, dried fruit, fresh herbs and secret spices from arabia. Rich, mild and flavourful. (gf, df)

Indian Butter Chicken – a mild, tasty dish with large chunks of chicken thigh, a bit of carrot, broccoli and flaked almonds. (gf, df)

Massaman Beef Curry – Chunky Australian beef meets Thai flavours of a mildish peanut coconut cream sauce with bits of zucchini and green bean. (gf, df)

Massaman Tofu Curry – This time, pan fried organic tofu meets Thai flavours of a mildish peanut coconut cream sauce with bits of zucchini and green bean. (Vegan, gf, df)

Soup in a bowl $8

Pumpkin Soup – home grown pumpkin and local cream from the nearby mungalli Creek dairy are combined with our herb garden spices.

Dessert made by our French pastry chef $8 each or two for $15

Mousse au chocolat – Belgian chocolate, local tablelands Mungalli Creek dairy cream & free range eggs make for a sinfully great chocolate mousse. (gf)

After Eight – inside a Belgian dark chocolate ganache exist a layer of mint, sandwiched by our chocolate mousse, sitting upon a crust of coconut dacquoise. (gf)

Sue’s Cheesecake – Raised on this dessert, Peter brings his mother’s recipe from America. Creamy, crusty, moorish.

Berry Tiramisu – layers of cake, cream and berry sauce make for a lighter treat.

* All meals must be ordered 24 hours in advance
Placed in the refrigerator, you may dine at your convenience.
Meals need to be heated 3-4 minutes in the microwave oven.

2. Bring your own food

Self catering BBQ facilities allow you another option for preparing your own meals.  We can supply you all the eating and cooking utensils, plates, cutlery, as well as oil, soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, etc.  There is an under cover BBQ area in the rainforest where you can dine among the birds and wallabies. There are a couple of supermarkets you can purchase food from on your way here. Call or email us for suggestions.

A gas burner at the BBQ also allows you to cook in a pot or fry pan. Convection/microwave ovens are available for guests to use in the lodge.  Rooms have a bar fridge for your cold items.  If this is not enough space you may put a box in our kitchen fridge.  We ask that you clean up after you cook.  All dishes are sterilised in our dishwasher between uses.

3. Dine out

Kuranda  – a 20 minute drive – a scenic village and hub for the train and skyrail.

The dozens of lunch restaurants for visitors are closed by 2pm.  Many shops and market stalls close by 3, attractions at 5.

There are a few evening dining options, among them:
Wotta Bout Fish n Chips – order on the phone, then pick it up or eat there.  At the Kuranda petrol station.  4093 9529
There may be other restaurants open, you can drive the streets in five minutes to look.
The Foodworks grocery store is open daily from 7am to 7pm.

Mareeba – a 30 minute drive – a rural farming hub, bigger than Kuranda.

McDonalds, KFC, Subway, other places include pizza, kebobs, cafes, restaurants and hotels (bars).
Grocery stores include Coles and IGA, usually open weekdays til 9, weekends til 5.  IGA has longer hours.

You will find availability and the guaranteed lowest room rate by booking directly. Rooms include continental breakfast, free wifi, welcome snacks, port wine, fresh coffee & tea.  Take advantage of our price drop on two or more nights.