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Key Restaurant Maleny

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Cairncross Corner | 10 Mountain View Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 7 5429 6537
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Deliciously different African, Mediterranean and Caribbean traditional...
Deliciously different African, Mediterranean and Caribbean traditional family style cooking is served at the Key Restaurant Maleny, a short 20 minute drive from the Sunshine Coast. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu are Mozambique Chicken with Jollof Rice, the melt in your mouth Moroccan Lamb Tagine, the hot and spicy West Indies Goat Curry. All of the dishes are lovingly prepared by Ghanaian Chef and Owner, Simone Butler, with many involving very lengthy traditional preparation and slow cooking to perfection, often over 3 days. In addition to Simone's traditional ethnic dishes, there is also available fantastic 30 mm thick 350 gram plus grass fed, well marbelled steaks or fresh grilled barramundi. Key Restaurant Maleny is fully licensed with a cocktail bar, an interesting wine cellar with lots of variety to match the sometimes spicy and fragrant dishes. Excellent organic coffee, delicious cakes and deserts are a feature. Enjoy dining by the log fire or alfresco dining on the spacious veranda with panoramic views to the Coast, Mount Coolum, the hinterland and the Glasshouse Mountains. For mouth-watering meals, packed full of flavour and exotic spices, visit the Key Restaurant in Maleny. Open Wed – Sunday, lunch and dinner, Special Friday Night Buffet. Garden Weddings, Parties, Special Events and Receptions for up to 100 people are catered for. Check out the menus or book online.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fantastic lunch! Service was impeccable and the food was AMAZING!!! The vegetarian meals were the best. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Georgie P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Fantastic lunch! Service was impeccable and the food was AMAZING!!! The vegetarian meals were the best. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

we went for lunch. If you are after for hot and spicy Food for cold weather - this is the right place for you. Service is excellent and Food is great. we will be back soon.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We went there on a Friday night which is their buffet night and were looking forward to tasting an array of different dishes.You get to try 2 different soups as an entree, about 6 main dishes and a choice of a dessert. Overall the offered dishes were okay with some interesting flavours but nothing spectacular in my opinion. The corn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Tasty food....a bit different from the norm. Excellent service. Great view. All makings for a memorable lunch. We will be back!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We went for lunch here The food was excellent in regards to the presentation and taste.. It was a great setting and professional throughout..! The log fire was a nice touch even through it it a few attempts to start.. :) Thanks again to all in concern

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Sat us near a fire on a cold Saturday night. My wife does not eat spicy food and there were choices for her. She chose lamb tagine and I had the Scampi in a spicy sauce which was messy to eat but great tasting. Even the salad good and the crème brullee and Pana cotta were excellent. This chef has... More 

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Maleny, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We don't get to eat out much but when friends visit we make a chance to experience the local cuisine. The Key Restaurant has been one of our favourites for a very long time and the enjoyment of eating food from totally different flavours is not to be missed. African style food is a must experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had a wonderful lunch at keys restaurant on Sunday the 22nd of may. Simone came out to have a chat with us afterwards. Highly recommended! The goat curry was terrific!

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Unmistakably African experience of food, atmosphere, and level of service. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and the food is sensational. The service was excellent and made us feel very welcome. Looking forward to next time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Had a great meal with friendly service, the plantain entree dish is a must try! The one thing lacking was atmosphere, it needed some subtle music and a makeover of the decor. Has the makings of a great venue.

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Additional Information about Key Restaurant Maleny

Address: Cairncross Corner | 10 Mountain View Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 5429 6537
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Maleny
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 31
Cuisine: Caribbean, African, Mediterranean, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cairncross Corner | 10 Mountain View Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Maleny
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5429 6537

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 31
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, African, Mediterranean, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Deliciously different African, Mediterranean and Caribbean traditional family style cooking is served at the Key Restaurant Maleny, a short 20 minute drive from the Sunshine Coast. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu are Mozambique Chicken with Jollof Rice, the melt in your mouth Moroccan Lamb Tagine, the hot and spicy West Indies Goat Curry. All of the dishes are lovingly prepared by Ghanaian Chef and Owner, Simone Butler, with many involving very lengthy traditional preparation and slow cooking to perfection, often over 3 days. In addition to Simone's traditional ethnic dishes, there is also available fantastic 30 mm thick 350 gram plus grass fed, well marbelled steaks or fresh grilled barramundi. Key Restaurant Maleny is fully licensed with a cocktail bar, an interesting wine cellar with lots of variety to match the sometimes spicy and fragrant dishes. Excellent organic coffee, delicious cakes and deserts are a feature. Enjoy dining by the log fire or alfresco dining on the spacious veranda with panoramic views to the Coast, Mount Coolum, the hinterland and the Glasshouse Mountains. For mouth-watering meals, packed full of flavour and exotic spices, visit the Key Restaurant in Maleny. Open Wed – Sunday, lunch and dinner, Special Friday Night Buffet. Garden Weddings, Parties, Special Events and Receptions for up to 100 people are catered for. Check out the menus or book online.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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