The food style is Mediterranean with a European flare; Chef/Owner Chris Bond grew up in the South West of England and has worked in many 5 star restaurants in London. He has a degree in Patisserie and enjoys sharing his knowledge of food and flavours not only to his apprentices but to the regular diners also. Your hostess & wedding co-ordinator Jodi Bond has a background of also working in 5 star establishments whilst in England; she has been a wedding co-ordinator in Cornwall and a Country Inn manager in Dorset. Her friendly nature and her ability to exceed customer expectations don’t get forgotten and she will sure win you over with her smile. Together they complement each other’s abilities and have called Maleny home for the past four years. Going from a 30 seater back street cafe to a newly built customized restaurant, which has been their dream and goal for many years.
Hi Jodi and Chris,
It is so rare that your expectations are so immensely exceeded. To have this done on our wedding day was an experience I would wish on any couple.
Both of you and all your staff created the most relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable day and the stay in the beautiful cabins was the icing on the cake. Chris, you have an obvious talent in the kitchen and I have to say that you have redefined “alternate drop”. Every meal was perfect, 50 three course dinners without one disappointed guest. The Creme Brulee was seriously one of the most amazing things I have tasted.
Jodi, the communication and access to your venue was flawless from booking through to breakfast the “morning after”. Pomodoras has an obvious heart and soul that we wouldn’t have found at another wedding venue. I really don’t feel that words do justice to how much we enjoyed our two days as your guests.
Thankyou for helping us celebrate. Look forward to seeing you for lunch or dinner next time we are in Maleny.
Jesse and Jodie Spurr
February 26th 2012
We had our wedding reception in the restaurant yesterday and stayed in cabin 5 for the night. It’s such a beautiful location and we couldn’t have picked a nicer place. The food was amazing and we had a great time.
Thanks to Jodi for the wonderful service! We will 100% be back.
Love Riley & Emily
P.S Love all the organic products! So much attention to detail
Pomodoras on obi offers seasonal menu options to complement the surroundings that overlook the Obi Obi creek at that particular time of year. Sourcing as much of their produce as possible from the local farmers and the Maleny Maple street businesses. Eat, Drink and Stay all in one package and in walking distance to almost everything in Maleny. Enjoy a picnic hamper in the park; try a local buffalo mozzarella from Cedar Street Cheesery, lick an award winning Colin James Ice cream, and shop at Maleny’s finest jewellery and craft stores. You can also discover beauty, health and wellbeing in the hidden back streets of this historic town or pop into the only Irish bar in Maleny for a pint and some toe tapping Irish music.
The philosophy behind the awesome food and the fabulous flavours is “Slow food”. “Slow food” – fosters community awareness of food that is good, clean and fair – that the food we eat tastes good and should be good for us; that it is grown and made in ways that respect animals, the environment and our health; and that the producers who grow or create it should be fairly rewarded for their endeavor. The buffalo milk ice cream comes from a local herd in Witta, Chris’s famous Balsamic dressing is his own creation and locally grown herbs from kitchen gardens are used in the salads.
Seating for up to 70 people in air-conditioned comfort, you will be greeted by polished timber flooring, open plan dining room with high skillion sloped ceiling with dimmer lighting & a surround sound system. Natural rattan woven chairs with mustard green cushions complement the locally made timber tables (either left natural or covered with crisp white table cloths) and the glass windows and concertina doors which open out onto the large deck area has unspoilt views of the natural beauty of Maleny’s Obi Obi creek. Yes there is a Bar also!! Housing a selection of boutique beverages and serving Montville Organic fair-trade coffee.
Offering Maleny’s first ever unique luxury cabin accommodation within walking distance to Maleny’s main Maple Street frontage. Each of the five cabins has a decking platform which looks out into the tree tops of the Obi Obi creek. During your stay keep your eyes peeled as if you are lucky enough you may even see the much loved and talked about Obi creek Platypus. The one bedroom cabins all have Queen size beds, Kitchenette facilities, a relaxing lounge/dining area and a separate bathroom with a spa (views out to the Obi Obi)