Fantastic outdoor “farmyard” space + great food + friendly customer service +unique dining experience = the ultimate in toddler friendly dining on the Northern Gold Coast.
Open 7 days for Breakfast, Brunch and Dinner there are so many opportunities to have a great family meal at Whistlestop Pimpama.
I will start with the Farmyard as this outdoor eating area makes Whistlestop Pimpama a great toddler friendly dining option on the Northern Gold Coast.
- Shaded Picnic Tables or picnic blankets supplied
- Lucy the sheep
- Old ride on mower and car to play on
- Fire Pit
- Garden games available for use i.e. skittles and bocce
- Lots of quirky things to look at like plants in wheelbarrows and tin roosters
The Farmyard is roped off so to speak from the drive-through laneway but it is not fenced nor fully enclosed. My children were too interested with all there was to see and do to bother with the road but worth mentioning as you will need to keep at least one eye on your toddler whilst dining in the Farmyard.
If you are visiting Whistlestop Pimpama for breakfast or brunch you can order from the restaurant area and let them know you would like to eat out in the Farmyard and they will serve you outside.
If visiting for Whistlestop’s Farmhouse Feast from 5pm to 9pm Wednesday to Sunday you can text your order ahead of time or visit the back alley takeaway window when you are ready to order and choose from items from either the Whistlestop menu or the Miss Piggys Smokehouse menu for your Farmhouse Feast. There is also a bar located to the right of the Farmyard entrance where you can order soft drink, beer, wine and cocktails to have with your Farmhouse Feast.
If conditions permit the Fire Pit will be in operation for your Farmhouse Feast. After your meal ask the staff for some marshmallows and fire sticks so your toddler can toast some marshmallows by the fire for desert.
All day breakfast menu with mouth-watering options like Banoffee Pancakes, Farmers Big Breakfast, Truffled Shrooms, Bacon & Egg Roll and much more. $7 kid’s breakfast items either Fluffy pancakes or bacon & egg.
The brunch menu is available from 11am and features a variety of share plates including Karagee Chicken, Pumpkin and Sage Gnocchi and Steamed Pork Bao Buns. Also available are Gourmet Burgers served with fries and two $7 kid’s meal options of homemade nuggets and chips or Ham & Cheese toasted sandwich.
Whistlestop Farmhouse Feast Menu features a range of sides, pasta, gourmet pizzas and pizza breads.
Missy Piggys Smokehouse Farmhouse Feast Menu features a range of share meat platters that come with a mountain of sides, two burgers and 3 kid’s meal options that are $10 with a soft drink or juice. I haven’t tried the Missy Piggy share platters yet but they look amazing and we were told by several other diners it was to die for. We plan to try this on our next night-time visit.
Whatever you order, it will be full of flavour, homemade and fill you up!
Whistlestop put on some great specials and advertise them on the Whistlestop Facebook Page. Here are some specials I have noticed recently:
Wednesday: Kids Eat Free
Thursday: (every week) is ladies night with $10 cocktails, $10 flat breads and dips and $10 halloumi fries from 5 to 8pm
Friday: $20 Pizza and Pint
Sunday: $5 sides including fat boy chips, halloumi fries and jalapeno poppers
I am not sure if all these specials are available on a weekly basis so consider following Whistlestop on Facebook to keep up with their offers.
Whistlestop also host some great events:
Yoga @ Whistlestop: Fridays at 9.15am with Sandrine. $15 per person. Find out more on Facebook at Lux Country Yoga.
The Boutique Handmade Christmas Market next one scheduled for Saturday, 5th December from 8am to 12pm. Learn more on the Facebook Event Page.
Atmosphere and Staff
We have visited Whistlestop several times and the staff always go above and beyond to make sure you have a great experience.
The staff, the food and facilities make a wonderful atmosphere.
If you have small children Whistlestop Pimpama is a fantastic restaurant to go for a meal.
When arriving (if it is busy) I would still suggest doing a drive past of the side carpark to make sure there are no free spots. If the carparks are full you can park across the road in the Brian Houston Village Green car park.
The Farmyard is a great fun outdoor eating area. My toddlers happily played whilst we waited for our breakfast to arrive on one visit and I got to sip my coffee in some relative peace whilst I watched them play. It would also be a good place to catch up with other Mums for a coffee. If you are visiting during the day make sure you have your hats and sunscreen. If visiting at night consider bringing some insect repellent just in case.
The Farmhouse Feast (from 5 to 9pm Wednesday to Sunday) is a great experience which your toddler will love – mine did. They loved having an outdoor picnic for dinner with a fire. They played skittles with other kids and toasted marshmallows before we left. I really was a wonderful way to spend the evening with the family.
I highly recommend Whistlestop Pimpama for breakfast and dinner in the Farmyard with your toddler.
What to pack (suggestions)
- Hats and Sunscreen for Farmyard day visits
- Insect Repellent for Farmyard night visits
- Snacks (back-up if there are any meal delays)
- Packet of wipes for spills and toddler clean-up