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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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11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
On top of the mountain with some warm winter food

Although when first stepping into the restaurant it does feel quite dated once we were greeted and taking to our table the service food and experience was all quite pleasant. We had the goat curry, Lamb and the jerk chicken which were all very yummy but the salads that come on the side of two of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Although when first stepping into the restaurant it does feel quite dated once we were greeted and taking to our table the service food and experience was all quite pleasant. We had the goat curry, Lamb and the jerk chicken which were all very yummy but the salads that come on the side of two of the dishes could be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We recently organised a banquet for a birthday celebration for 26 family and friends. The staff could not have been any more helpful and accommodating. The food was AMAZING, authentic and full of flavour. Having a banquet was such a treat for our guests and gave everyone the opportunity to taste dishes they would never normally order. Thank you so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at Key Restaurant. The food was really flavoursome and delicious. The restaurant had a really nice atmosphere and the service was prompt and friendly. We had 3 courses and each was as good as the last. We also had a yummy ginger ale and lime drink which was really refreshing. My husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We stayed in Maleny for the weekend in June and found this lovely restaurant. The service was fantastic, the ambiance was beautiful and the food was absolutely tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My partner and I love this place. We travel nearly an hour to eat here. The service is spectacular, friendly and helpful. Food always comes out in a timely manner. This place is honestly my favourite to eat. I would give it a 10/10!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Food was good, not too spicy. Not a very big menu. Waiter was very friendly Would recommend it more for dinner than for lunch as the portions are big.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Took family and friends to the Friday night smorgasbord, great food, good service, fabulous cocktails had a great time. Had a table by the fire place nice ambience. Medusa60.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Great service and amazing food! It was brilliant night out with friends. Food ranged from spicy and exotic to mild and familiar, plenty of choice for all tastes. The service was unbeatable and friendly!

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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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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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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 - 29
  • 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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