Local, seasonal, native food and beverages.

Showcasing all things authentically local and honouring

awe-inspiring Australian bush foods.


Our little growing Family have recently taken over the iconic old ‘Church Café’ in the Pioneer Valley and transformed it into The FLACKYARD.

We have travelled Australia, and the world, compiling ideas and inspiration – as far as the Middle East and the remote Kimberley wilderness.

Now back to his grass roots, it’s time to show this region what unique culinary flair Nik has to offer, all captured in a very special dining experience.

Nik’s Chef pedigree is incredible – a 20 year career in outstanding restaurants including: Wildflower (Perth); True North (International); Vue De Monde (Melbourne); and Fervor (WA).


A new Valley experience…

Delight in food like no other in the region.

We offer Entrées, Mains, Desserts and 5 & 10 course degustation experiences you have never seen or tasted before.

All dietary requirements are catered for, and we do our utmost to source directly from local people, communities and Aboriginal businesses.




Purple Reign | Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Glass)
Raw Vine Estates | Cabernet Sauvignon (Bottle)
Goanna Brewery | On Tap (Pot)
Sobah | Non-Alcoholic Craft Beer (Pot)
Ginversity | Botanical Gin (Shot)

1 Course

MAIN – $40

Wild Caught Market Fish | Karkalla | Garden Purslane | Finger Lime
Salt Baked Celeriac | Asparagus | Cauliflower | Parmesan | Pickled Samphire
Freckle Farm Grass Fed Beef | Warrigal Leaf | Smoked Jus | Bunya Nut Puree | Salt Bush


“If you want to change the world, you have to start in your own backyard”.

The FLACKYARD are committed to always learning and improving our sustainable living and working. Low transport product options, certified organic vegan friendly preservative free wines, biodegradable cleaning products, worm farms, kitchen garden, composting, recycling, repurposing and upcycling…

For Mother Earth…For now…and for our children’s children. 

10 Course Degustation

Compressed Organic Cucumber | Davidson Plum | Pepperberry
Sugar Cane | Chicken | Green Ant
Smoked Crocodile | Fish Skin Cracker | Desert Limes
Heirloom Tomato | Eucalyptus Yoghurt Gel | Native Thyme
Pan Seared Market Fish | River Greens | Finger Lime
Eungella River Mint | Whitsundays Lemon Myrtle | Wild Rosella
Celeriac | Asparagus | Parmesan Sauce | Pickled Samphire
Freckle Farm Grass Fed Beef | Warrigal Leaf | Smoked Jus | Bunya Nut Puree | Salt Bush
Cinnamon Myrtle Icecream | Atherton Oak Nut | Herbet River Cherry
Raw Chocolate | Native Citrus

Restaurant Reviews

Can not recommend Nik highly enough. I surprised my fiancé with a celebratory dinner and it was absolutely amazing.

Nik brings the most incredible blend of fine dining with a dose of native produce and local knowledge to our lucky little town!! Loved it so much we have booked him for our wedding!

What a find by a chance drive by! Awesome food & flavours..this chef puts his whole heart into the experience.

A great spot for a special day or a romantic dinner.

Wine, cold drinks & non alcoholic beer available.

The best experience I’ve ever had. Nik prepared 5 incredible courses and presented each dish beautifully.

The menu was mesmerizing and every element was executed with perfection.

I highly recommend Flackyard Dining and can’t wait to use this service again!!!




5:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Dinner)


12 PM – 2 PM (Lunch)

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Dinner)


11 AM – 3 PM (Long Lunch)


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4343 Mackay-Eungella Road,

Pinnacle, QLD 4741


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We acknowledge the Yuwibara People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country on which we live and work. We pay respect to all Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of Aboriginal Australia.