Ferns Resturant

From the moment you arrive you feel the magic of nature all around! Set amongst lush tropical gardens surrounded by the stunning Byfield rainforest, Ferns Hideaway is a magical natural wonderland full of surprises that will surely take your breath away!

Whether it’s a relaxed Sunday lunch, romantic dinner for 2, large gathering of family and friends, wedding, birthday or other special occasion, our restaurant at Ferns offers a truly unique and memorable dining experience and one of the Capricorn Coast’s most delightful hidden gems for locals and visitors alike.

With indoor, outdoor and veranda dining areas there’s plenty of seating choices suited to all seasons and personal preferences, whatever the occasion. Our fully licensed A La Carte restaurant is air-conditioned for the warmer months, while in the cooler months you can relax and get cozy by our grand open brick fireplace and indulge in a charming ambience of a bygone era to warm the heart and the soul.

As a destination restaurant we are open to the public Friday to Sunday and our delicious seasonal menu will take you on a journey around the world featuring contemporary Australian cuisine, international and Asian classics, gourmet burgers & pizzas and plenty of all-time favourites, with something for everyone. We use the freshest locally sourced, quality ingredients and organic and spray free wherever possible.

At Ferns Hideaway you’ll enjoy fantastic food, stunning cocktails, great beers and wines and outstanding service in truly magical setting, all together contributing to an amazing food experience that will delight all the senses and have you coming back for more time and again.

Our Chef

Our head chef Wayne Moore is a highly talented internationally trained chef with over 30 years of wide-ranging experience working in restaurant and hotel kitchens, as well as many years as head chef on some of the world’s largest superyachts travelling the globe.

With a deep appreciation and understanding of many different cultures, customs and cuisines resulting from his many years working and travelling abroad, he has developed an extensive repertoire and a wealth of diverse experience which directly contributed to his successes as a highly regarded professional chef working for the rich and famous as their private chef on their luxury superyachts, in their private residences and their holiday abodes.

Wayne’s culinary specialties and interests include Italian & Mediterranean cuisines, fish and seafood, classic French cuisine, traditional Thai, Japanese and sushi, desserts & patisserie, contemporary fine-dining, and homestyle comfort food using the freshest possible ingredients.

Wayne loves to create delicious meals sourcing fresh and seasonal and organic produce from local farmers and suppliers of the Capricorn Coast region as much as possible. His passion for great food coupled with his multi-disciplinary skill set is key to our diverse and high quality offering at Ferns Hideaway where you’ll find something for everyone, including those with special dietary requirements.

Join us for lunch or dinner and experience great food and exceptional service at Ferns Hideaway Restaurant for yourself!

Opening Hours

  • Friday & Saturday evenings: 6.00pm till close
  • Sunday lunch: 12:00pm – 2.00pm

* Restaurant bookings are recommended as we are sometimes closed for private functions and events.

Features and Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Fully Licensed Bar
  • Rainforest and Garden Views
  • Child Friendly
  • A La Carte Menu for Lunch & Dinner
  • Function and Special Event Menu Packages
  • Disability & Assisted Access
  • Dog Friendly (veranda & outdoor dining areas only)
  • Open Fireplace
  • Functions & Events
  • Gluten & Dairy Free Options
  • Onsite Parking
  • Open to the Public
  • Private Dining Options
  • Romantic Dining
  • Take Away Options
  • Fully Styled Picnics & Picnic Hampers
  • Vegetarian & Vegan Options
  • Various On-Site Accommodation Options from Log Cabins to Camping
  • Payments Accepted: Cash preferred, Visa, Mastercard, Eftpos


80+ Seats indoors

Significantly more possible with various outdoor options depending requirements and set-up.

Please contact us for more information and any special requests.


We occasionally feature live music and host other fantastic events, including open-mic nights, open air movie nights, and other exciting entertainment. Be sure to follow our social media to see what’s happening at Ferns and never miss a beat!

Functions and Events

If you are looking for an intimate yet relaxed venue with a tropical rainforest vibe for your special day, look no further! At Ferns Hideaway we specialise in catering for private functions, weddings, parties, retreats and special events and can tailor a package to suit you individual needs.

Contact us today and find out how we can make your special event an unforgettable success!