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Key Restaurant Maleny

Cairncross Corner | 10 Mountain View Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
07 5429 6537
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Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Maleny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $41
Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The meals here are exceptional. We ordered a prawn dish, steak and satay chicken skewers, everything was very fresh and tasty. We were in absolute heaven when we tasted our desserts. We ordered Sticky Date Pudding and the Panna Cotta. I cannot speak highly enough about the food here. The quality and value for money is above any other Restaurant... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant is well worth visiting, and being sort of tucked away it could be missed. The theme is "a taste of Africa" and the food we have had there (been twice) has been very good. There are quite a variety of dishes , something to suit everyone, so even if you are a conservative eater do not think the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful service and beautiful food! Relaxing atmosphere, I'll definately be returning and telling everybody how amazing this restaurant is.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The best restaurant we've been to in a while! I had the Lamb Tagine and my partner had the Moroccan Chicken with jollof rice. Both were sensational, with the slow cooking releasing amazing flavours. Lovely outlook on the deck, with mountain views and a nice breeze. The waiter was delightful and very helpful. When he found out it was my... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

OMG absolutely amazing the meal was sensational, the service was excellent, the staff knew the menu very well. Would highly recommend going, we plan to again in the near future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Being from South Africa we could not resist to give it a try. We were most pleasantly surprised by the selection of authentic African food. The goat curry was so beautiful that we decided to stay over for the night and come back for dinner. The owner was very helpful and even phoned around to arrange accommodation for us. That... More 

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Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you're seeking a complete dining experience you're in for a treat at Key Restaurant Maleny... From start to finish Key Restaurant has thought of everything. With an enviable location on Cairncross Corner on the southern entry to Maleny, Key offers a sumptuous selection of African, Caribbean and Mediterranean fusions to exceed your expectations. After tempting entree plates we chose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My husband and I visited this restaurant last night. My husband is African and was so excited when he opened the menu and started reading all the familiar foods he hasn't enjoyed for more than 7 years. We were warmly welcomed by Luke who's hospitality was 'second to none'. We then met Simone who is the Ghanian chef who put... More 

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Ryde, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

You don't see many African restaurants in Australia so I took the opportunity to try one. Not disappointed. The food was lovely. Slow cooked spicy dishes with the chilli heat well integrated into them. These were dishes that I was unfamiliar with and wanted to try. The wine and spirit list was excellent. Service was very good indeed. Friendly, attentive... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great food with lots of spice and bite, faultless service from our waiter, beautiful surroundings, made feel very welcome by the owners - what more could you ask for a Sunday lunch! Thanks to everyone at Key, we look forward to our next visit.

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Additional Information about Key Restaurant Maleny

Address: Cairncross Corner | 10 Mountain View Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
Phone Number: 07 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 8 - 41
Cuisine: African, Caribbean, Mediterranean

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