Chef Jack Stuart already has a successful 20-seater fine diner Blume, and now he is going bowling in Boonah. Emily Lochran, local Kalbar dynamo and events, markets and agritourism advocate is joining him. The two are behind The Bowl, a new dining experience at the Boonah Bowls Club/Fassifern Sports Club, which closed its doors during Covid.


A tasteful makeover is currently underway with plans to open in Summer 2023. The Bowl is set to be a family friendly dining experience.  When complete, patrons can sip cocktails at the bar, enjoy barefoot bowling or a social game of croquet on the green.  One of the country’s best chefs is onboard to create affordable menus, using food from paddocks you can literally see. Inside dining and outside lawn dining are planned, all overlooking spectacular mountain views.


The Lonely Planet named the Scenic Rim as one of the Hottest 10 Regions in the World to visit this year, and now Boonah is set to get a culinary hit that’s aimed at all ages. The Bowl champions locally sourced produce across menus designed by Jack; and it’s just under an hour from Brisbane. Several Scenic Rim suppliers are already on board and plans are in the works for a stage two wood fired pizza oven. The venue is spoilt for choice in meeting and event spaces, with a private dining or conference room for 14, inside dining for up to 100, or a green for your barefoot bowls events. 


Lochran and Stuart plan to link with hospitality training for school age children in Boonah. They will host a twice monthly Friday twilight producer market on the green and join the calendar of activities for the region’s famous Eat Local celebration in June. They are currently recruiting all passionate Scenic Rim foodies for the front of house and kitchen.


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