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Flaxton specialty raspberry souffle, served with local vanilla bean ice cream and raspberry coulis; High Tea with a twist.

About Flaxton Gardens Restaurant

Colonial homestead styling and dining draws loyal locals and visitors to Flaxton Gardens Restaurant on Flaxton Drive. Nestled in an iconic Queenslander with wrap-around verandahs and coastal views stretching from Noosa to Moreton Island, this elegant restaurant exudes a tranquil vibe with Egyptian crystal chandeliers and quality furnishings. Choose to sit alfresco on the terrace, at an intimate table on the verandah, or indoors while perusing a menu bursting with fresh produce. Share a seafood feast of char-grilled bugs, prawns, crab, oysters, mussels, scallops, house smoked salmon, tempura fish, calamari, chips, salad and sauces; or Flaxton roast pork, crackling and apple sauce. Finish decadently with an affogato adult milkshake of Frangelico, vanilla bean ice cream, coffee and biscotti.

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Celebrating Ten Years of Flaxton Gardens

September 2019 marks the ten-year anniversary of Flaxton Gardens opening as a Sunshine Coast Hinterland Wedding Venue under the ownership and management of Alan Thompson.

In the lead up to this anniversary event, Flaxton Gardens has been reminiscing upon some of the milestones over the years which have led to the popular restaurant and destination wedding venue it is today.

The property had been owned previously by the Anketall family for close to forty plus years, whose combined talents of a potter and a cabinet maker created a complex with a relaxed and pleasing atmosphere. The property was a derelict dairy and they saw it as an ideal location to live and to practice their professions.

In 1980 the Flaxton Gardens Pottery opened, along with a kiosk and craft shop. In 1984 the construction of the larger building, known as the Winery, was completed and this is where Flaxton Crafts operated. The wine tasting and sales area opened in 1997. Although the initial aim was to be a working winery, with requests from the general public, they saw the true potential of the property was in the hospitality industry.

Alan Thompson's vision has always been to build upon the foundations of this Sunshine Coast Hinterland iconic property and see it reach its full potential as a destination hospitality venue. The venue's motto is ‘Celebrating life' – at whichever stage.

Over the years, the iconic Flaxton Gardens venue has really put the picturesque Hinterland area of Flaxton on the map. Nestled between the popular Sunshine Coast Hinterland townships of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton, Flaxton Gardens is known for their fabulous Flaxton's Famous High Tea, The Vineyard Restaurant and of course as an absolutely gorgeous wedding venue. Perfectly positioned with coastal views stretching from Noosa to Moreton Island, Flaxton Gardens is the ideal location for celebrations of all occasions.

Flaxton Gardens love to celebrate life with you. The venue is perfect for special event bookings i.e. anniversaries, engagement parties, birthday celebrations, bridal showers, school formals, award nights, baby showers, hen's parties, family reunions and celebration of live services.

With an average of 120 weddings per year, and many more events and celebrations, the venue has contributed to the local economy in many ways, employing approximately 35 staff members at any one time and supporting numerous Sunshine Coast accommodation venues and wedding suppliers from all over Queensland and beyond!

Just recently, Flaxton Gardens also agreed to host a high-speed wireless internet distribution service on their building for Our Community Broadband, so that the surrounding community can also benefit with access to super-fast broadband.

In the ten years that the property has been owned by Executive Chef and Proprietor, Alan Thompson, Flaxton Gardens has achieved some fascinating statistics.

Flaxton Gardens Fun Facts

Flaxton Gardens...
? Serves approximately 16,000 wedding guests per year
? Has celebrated over 1200 weddings since 2009
? Pops over 16,000 Sparkling Wine corks at weddings each year
? Has smashed over 50,000 avocadoes since 2009
? Serves approximately 180 High Teas each weekend
? Bakes 300 scones each weekend

As part of Flaxton Gardens' 10-Year Anniversary celebrations, they will be giving away
$10,000 towards a 2019/2020 Flaxton Gardens wedding, in collaboration with over 30 of their trusted Sunshine Coast wedding suppliers. To enter, you simply need to book your 2019/2020 Standard Weekday/Weekend Wedding at Flaxton Gardens to go in the draw for this amazing prize, with the winner drawn on Valentine's Day 2019.

The Flaxton Gardens 10-Year Anniversary Prize will comprise services to the value of $10,000 towards your wedding at Flaxton Gardens, with the winner selecting these services from a minimum of five of the participating wedding suppliers. Find out more about how to win $10,000 towards your wedding at Flaxton Gardens at, or call 5445 7450 to book your free wedding consultation.

Location & Map

313 Flaxton Drive, Flaxton 4560 QLD - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  10:00:AM - 3:00:PM
Thu  10:00:AM - 3:00:PM
Fri  10:00:AM - 3:00:PM
Sat  10:00:AM - 3:00:PM
Sun  10:00:AM - 3:00:PM

Groups & Functions

We Celebrate Life with You! Any occasion can be turned into a celebration at Flaxton Gardens. We cater from groups from 20 and more - sit down or cocktail style. Contact us for more information: 5445 7450.

  • Up to 280 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Buffets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (4)


We had a high tea for a friends bridal shower and the food and service was AMAZING. We had numerous options for the high tea and everyone loved what they had. Lots of food and all delicious. A fantastic venue.


Great service, delicious food and fabulous views of the entire coast! What a beautiful venue.


Wow! What an experience.
I recently came here on a Girl's Trip in August and had the most amazing experience.

My husband had to travel to the Sunshine Coast for business and I was lucky enough to join him.
I told him we had to visit Flaxton Gardens as last time it was so incredible. The weather was sunny and beautiful so this time we were able to sit out on their gorgeous terrace.

We started with the Sweet Pea & Chickpea Waffle with Smoked Eggplant Caviar (which is vegan and glutenfree) and the Salt & Pepper Calamari with Fennel and Black Quinoa Salad which was amazing. We ordered the waffle because it sounded interesting and we hadn't seen anything like that before. It was so yummy! My hubby is a huge meat eater and even he liked it!

For mains, my husband ordered the In-House Smoked Sticky Short Beef Ribs and I had the Seafood Linguine with White Wine Cream Sauce and oh my gosh, wow! The meals were sooo good!

We were so full but as I missed out on having a dessert last time, I insisted that we at least had to share something so we ordered the Raspberry Souffle. It was seriously delicious.

I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Both experiences have been amazing and we will definitely be back!


A true experience
Between the decor, views and food, Flaxton Gardens was the cherry on top to a wonderful hinterland holiday! I recommend the smoked menu!