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Reserve Restaurant Cellar

840 Landsborough-Maleny Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Maleny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $41
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Reserve Restaurant Cellar is the premier fine dining experience on the Sunshine Coast. Situated only 7 km from Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Reserve is housed in a landmark colonial Queenslander with sweeping views of the Coast and Hinterland. Reserve offers a warm and intimate dining experience with polished timber floors, high backed leather chairs, crisp linen and crystal glassware. Like the spectacular views, its reputation since opening in 2007, now stretches far beyond Maleny. Testimonies to the combined talents of Chef Kieran Reekie and Sommelier Steve Heffernan include: • one star in the Courier Mail Food and Dining Guide in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011• a listing in the prestigious Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Guide Top 400 Restaurants in 2009, 2010 and 2011,. • one goblet in the Gourmet Traveller Wine Wine List of the Year Awards in 2008, 2009, 2010• Restaurant and Caterers Association – Best Contemporary Restaurant, 2009; Best Fine Dining Restaurant, 2010.Chef Kieran combines modern cooking with traditional methods and is passionate about taste and keeping flavours simple, so as not to confuse the palate. With an eye for detail and a love of beautiful ingredients, the resulting dishes are always superb. The menu is available online and rings in seasonal changes. Firm favourites include an entrée of Twice Baked Moreton Bay Bug and White Truffle Oil Soufflé with Vinegar Spinach and Salmon Caviar while mains include Slow Braised Shoulder of Junee Lamb with Roasted Pumpkin, Onion Relish and Seeded Mustard Crust and desserts on offer include a divine Vanilla Pannacotta with Cinnamon Beignets, Caramel Sauce. A degustation menu complete with wines for each tasting is a popular choice.Reserve Restaurant Cellar is not only innovative in the kitchen, but in the wine cellar as well. The cellar is an ever growing, and at times all consuming, foundation for Reserve. Currently holding 450 varieties, each wine is carefully chosen to create a list that appeals to all tastes and budgets and is supported by Steve, a professional sommelier who adores “talking wine” and assisting with wine selection. Reserve features two levels of dining: the ground floor, which seats a maximum of 50 people, and the Cellar, which seats up to 25 people, for a more intimate unique dining experience. Both spaces at Reserve are available for functions and events, with optional menu and beverage packages. Locals and visitors alike are able to enjoy personalised, professional service that begins from the moment they are greeted at the door. Reserve’s commitment to delivering the perfect dining experience extends to offering a drop off service to Range customers in their luxury car.
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Caloundra, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012 via mobile

I have been to reserve on 3 separate occasions and cannot fault the food, atmosphere or service. On my most recent visit, my favourite entree, truffle risotto with goats curd, was not on the menu, but I asked for it and the chef was only too happy to make it for, and yet again, I was not disappointed. I have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

$50 for a surprise 4 course lunch, what great value considering the quality of the dishes. The young front of the house manager is a delight and so suited to the hospitality industry. Well worth the drive up to Maleny.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

My wife enjoyed her main course of duck but this was way overpriced at $36.50 and she has enjoyed better for much less. I decided to have two starters, the scallops at $16.50 and moreton bay bugs at $19.50, both tiny portions, tasty but very overpriced. The wine selection was also expensive. An overall disappointing dining experience that was not... More 

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

On holiday and havent really had the "holiday experiance food" We did here! Service, food and views. Wont be able to eat steak for awile because my steak here was soo good! Partner had the lamb and also loved it! Entrees just FAB. Dessert OMG! Rolled home. For food this good in Perth you would pay alot more lucky Queenslanders.

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Nicely presented and good quality food. we gave 9 out of 10 to the entrees, main and deserts. I would go back for a special event.

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Maleny, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Having moved from Noosa to Maleny for the last 8 months during which time we have explored the culinary scene with a great deal of dissapointment we have finally found an amazing restaurant. The decor is great and a gin & tonic is served in a tall glass!!. The food was fantastic with the scallops on a corn rissotto the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed the $55 4 course lunch special, with every course being absolutely Devine and not a single part tk be questioned. The food was presented impeccably and the taste was amazing.!!! The wine list is never ending, with enough wines to suit every taste and budget. The waitress knew the menu without question and her service was fantastic without... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We are locals and eat very frequently at the Reserve. The food here is so wonderful Kieran is the best Chef, we used to go to the fourth floor years ago when her worked there and he cooked the best Duck we have ever eaten. We followed him to the Reserve and this is now our favourite restaurant. We have... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

We went here for lunch after our terrible experience for morning coffee at the Poets Cafe in Montville and it was the complete opposite: warm welcoming atmosphere, a fantastic value 4 course degustation lunch and good wines to match. We will definitely return and also go the new Reserve restaurant at Milton in brisbane.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

We organised a group of 11 for an 80th birthday. Reserve gave us the private cellar (which has A/C) and own bathroom facilities. The degustation lunch menu for $50 per head was great. Added wines to match for $25 each. Reserve's chicken pate is excellent so we added a couple of those to get things started. Next up was a... More 

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Additional Information about Reserve Restaurant Cellar

Address: 840 Landsborough-Maleny Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
Phone Number: 0754352288
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Maleny
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 41
Cuisine: European, Contemporary

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