Monday, January 2, 2012

A Stones throw

The weather has been beautiful for the beginning of 2012. As I was driving around the Peninsula, I noticed how gorgeous the water looked and it seemed like every every BBQ, table set up, park bench, patch of grass and car park had been taken. I love how outdoorsy Queenslanders are.

I decided to take my girls to Woody Point for ice cream. Since it was a public holiday the place was busy and there were only a few places open. The cyclists had already arrived from their far away destinations for their coffee reward. Lucky for us, Stones on the Point was open and we found a table outside.  Dean and Melinda Meakins are the owners and run a great clean and unique restaurant.  Don't judge me, but we decided to order Potato Wedges with sour cream & sweet chilli sauce and a coldstone ice cream. These came out quickly and were huge servings. I could feel 1/2 dozen pairs of judgemental cyclist eyes burning into my back with their pursed, espresso stained lips and shaking their helmet-haired head. The ice cream also had a selection of lolly treats and sprinkles on the side. My girls eyes were nearly as big as the servings and they didn't make a peep for the next ten minutes.
The wedges were perfectly cooked, but the size beat us.  I think we only made it about half way though.
The piece of orange garnish was left neglected on the plate.  Poor sad piece of orange. 
Then a short walk across the park to the jetty in a pitiful attempt to work some of it off.

Next time (and there will be a next time), I think we will cycle there and then we will look like we deserve our yummy treats.

Stones also makes meals.  They use a unique method of cooking using a heated stone. They specialise in steak and seafood. Another great place in Redcliffe.

I love living on the Peninsula and days like this remind me why.

Stones on the Point (BYO)
14 Oxley Avenue, Woody Point
07 3283 8988


  1. Ooh, that ice cream looks so delicious! We moved into the area (about 10-15mins away from Redcliffe) 6 months ago, so I'm always on the lookout for new places to discover. I absolutely love it up here! And it looks like Stones will be on the agenda in the near future!

  2. Hi Debbie, The icecream was yummy. I was disappointed that the girls decided the cookies n'cream was their favourite too. It's a great place and across the road is an excellent kids park and the jetty. It's a lovely place to visit. Let me know if you come across a place I should try too. Thanks for your comment. Rachel xx

  3. Yum, I am hungry now. I love a good bowl of wedges.


  4. Sounds like a fun day out... Now! cyclists at cafes...
    if I had my way, congregations of cyclists wearing sweaty lycra and drinking coffee while judging the 'normal' people for indulging... would be banned..

  5. Harrison of the Mike, I hear you. I have two things to say.

    1. (for any cyclists that might be reading) How could you say such a thing!!; and

    2. Sweating and lycra sounds like an eighties nightclub. We could just pretend it's wine cooler instead of coffee.