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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
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have been to the Key Restaurant several times over the past couple of years and have enjoyed it every time. The food is good, the ambience is pleasant and the service is friendly. I highly recommend it. The only slight criticism I have is that the menu does not seem to change much. Be that as it may, I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

You wouldn't usually expect an African restaurant in small country Queensland towns, but Key Restaurant is a pleasant departure from the usual restaurants you might find in such places. A wide choice of African dishes from Caribbean (which has had a lot of African influences), West, North and Southern parts of Africa, this restaurant is highly recommended for your trip... More 

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Main Beach, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We werent sure what to expect from this restaurant but everythng on the menu was explained to us by the very friendly wait staff and when the food arrived it was of generous size, extremely tasty and warming. Great value and service. We wil be back.

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Southport, Australia
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143 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

African / Caribbean restaurants are not common in this part of the world. This one has a menu full of interesting offerings that are prepared, cooked and presented to a very high standard. We went to the Key with another couple. We did not order entrees, but each selected a different main course - goat curry, lamb targine, Jerked chicken... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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