333 Main Western Rd,
Folk Polish theming dominates the interior, from wall paintings, through music, table clothes and staff outfits. The vibe extends to the outside with a fake white stork on the roof and wooden signs with old Polish texts welcoming you to the place. Add to this surrounding nature, breathtaking views and good food and you may feel like you teleported to some mountain village in Poland.
After a few visits my absolute favourite is traditional tomato soup with cream and egg noodles, served with a bread roll and butter ($8.50).
It’s a little bit acidic from tomatoes which is beautifully complemented by cream and herbs that are sprinkled on top. I also enjoy the egg noodles in it, they’re a bit chewy, adding texture to the dish. The soup is great for colder days – it’s comforting and satisfying.
On the other hand Pierogi – Polish dumplings (Meat & Herb Pierogi – filled with meat & herbs, served with fried bacon and onion $25.90) are somehow disappointing. Pricey and overloaded with bacon, which tastes rather heavy and oily and you lose the star of the dish which is suposed to be the dumpling. They’re far from what I know from Poland.
There is also a good selection of all kinds of beverages and a decent desserts menu. Sernik z brzoskwiniami (Baked Peach Cheesecake, served with ice-cream or cream $9) almost hits the mark, I would love to have it a bit more creamy. Jabłka w cieście (apple pancakes $11.90) are good too if you don’t mind sugar overdose.
Staff is always very nice and attentive. Waiting time can get long, especially when there are more people, but that’s the price you pay for freshly cooked food.
Overall The Polish Place is worth the 1 hour drive from Brisbane CBD – not only for good quality and tasty food but also for the best Great Dividing Range views and relax.