Where to go during the Moreton Bay Food & Wine Festival 2019

There’s something about being beside the ocean that sharpens the appetite – which makes a seaside food and wine festival an absolute no-brainer!

Over the weekend of 7th and 8th September 2019, the Redcliffe foreshore will morph into a smorgasbord of feasting and fun, better known as the Moreton Bay Food & Wine Festival.

There’ll be a free festival precinct stretching along Redcliffe Parade – featuring pop-up bars, foodie experiences and live entertainment, with a bay backdrop that can’t be beat.

Mon Komo Hotel has created a signature cocktail for the event. “Havana Good Time” reflects the chic Cuban vibe of the venue’s Cabana Bar & Terrace, overlooking the ocean.

Mon Komo will have extended trading hours and live music throughout the festival, as well as host the after-party.

Throughout the rest of the year, Mon Komo is the spot to share food and drink with good friends. The hotel is famous for its signature grazing boards – from cheese to bar food to seafood – and for its “fishbowl” share cocktails.

Further down the coast, you’ll find the Sebel Brisbane Margate Beach Hotel – stylish beach-front accommodation overlooking Moreton Bay.

Head Chef Michael Harris is the distinguished winner of two chef hats, earned when he ran the kitchen at Brisbane’s famous Baguette Restaurant.

Michael has embraced the Redcliffe lifestyle – and champions an ocean-to-plate ethic at the hotel’s restaurant, the Margate Beach House.

The Sebel also boasts an amazing roof-top terrace, open on Fridays and weekends – and serves up sensational 180-degree ocean views.

During the festival, the Sebel will host cooking classes and a degustation dinner – so get your palate ready for some sensational seafood and local produce.

If location is your yardstick for a memorable dining experience, get yourself to the Belvedere Hotel at Woody Point.

This beloved pub began life as a boarding house in the late 1800s before re-opening as a watering hole in the early 20th century.

Nothing old-fashioned about “The Bel” now – except for good old-fashioned, friendly service.

Eighteen brews on tap will keep beer-lovers happy. And whether you like perfectly-cooked steaks, great a la carte dishes, or authentic wood-fired Italian pizzas, the Belvedere has got you covered.

Even four-legged patrons are welcome on the dog-friendly deck.

The hotel’s biggest claim to fame comes from its unique position on the peninsula. The Belvedere is one of the few places on the eastern seaboard that delivers the rare sight of the sun setting into the water.