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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 35 restaurants in Maleny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $41
Cuisines: African, Caribbean, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, 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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96% Recommend
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We had a family lunch at the Key on Wednesday during the school holidays. The staff were incredibly attentive which made dining with our two children so much easier. The food was very tasty, I had the baby lobsters and I was amazed to see how many arrived on my plate. It was definitely one of the best things I... More

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Landsborough, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We booked a table for my husband and myself on Saturday night. We were welcomed by the most wonderful staff, and a nice warm open fireplace, which was perfect on a cold winters evening. The food was amazing and we have already picked out what we are going to try next on the menu! If you like spicy foods then... More

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had dinner at The Kay last night after friends visited earlier in the week and raved over the food and service. It did not disappoint. Upon arrival we were given cocktail/mocktail samples by the very friendly husband of the head chef, Luke. We were then shown to our table near a fireplace. Although a quite night, the atmosphere was... More

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Brisbane, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great venue,staff friendly and attentive. Catered for all ages 3 to 70, also gf and vegetarian . Portions were huge and tasty. I had the lamb kebabs as entree and fish stew for main. 100% for taste and presentation. Also the goat stew was a big hit with some. Little kids enjoyed the strawberries and chocolate sauce. Would definately recommend.

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We booked in for Sunday lunch and were shown to a warm sunny table on the deck overlooking the surrounding countryside. The waitress was very knowledgeable and happily explained all menu items and specials. This was very helpful as the African cuisine would not be familiar with many people. Many of the dishes were very hot and spicy and came... More

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Gympie, Queensland, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Looking forward to coming back again soon! Beautiful food, great service, and what a view! Some unusual dishes worth trying.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Enjoyed the food and the pina colada. The staff were pleasant and efficient. Would come back again. A bit of background music would of helped with atmosphere nut overall very good.

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Woodford, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had a lovely experience with Key Restaurant. Wait staff very polite and the food was delicious. Gorgeous views from our table on the balcony. We took our mums there and they were really impressed. Highly recommend this lovely establishment.

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Taree NSW Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We thought we were going to have a different dining experience, as we were taken by the large sign "Tastes of Africa". The staff member who served us was very knowledgeable about the food preparation techniques and spices used, however, the food did not live up to the hype. In fact, both our dishes (sweet potato & bean casserole, and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Superb service. Very accommodating staff who were happy for us to bring in our well behaved four legged friends. Comprehensive menu and with food that was full of flavour and not something you would get elsewhere! we particularly recommend the coconut and lime creme brulee and the goat curry ( watchout its hot!!). A special thank you to Simone for... More

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