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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 54
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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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
Great restaurant!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Stephen B
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Brisbane, Australia
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  • Special occasions
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The service was brilliant and the food even better. We went for a lazy Sunday lunch and it was perfect. The menu is excellent and the food is exactly what you expect when ordering. It is the sort of place you put on your list to always return to when visiting. Thanks for a great afternoon.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had a lovely dining experience at Keys and will definitely return. I am sure I will be thinking about the flavours in the prawn entrée for many months to come. Subtle and delicate spices that just beautifully highlighted the natural flavour of the wonderful fresh prawns. Yum! Our mains were equally tasty and the service friendly, efficient and attentive.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and I booked into the African style buffet on Friday 10th April and had some sensational food and wonderful service. The restaurant looked very appealing, the drinks available were very generous and the food serving sizes incredibly generous. We will return with our extended family another time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went there in a group of 4, we all ordered mains, tried each other's and they were all amazing!! And the desserts were honestly so delicious as well! The waiter was remarkable and gave excellent descriptions of each dish we were thinking about! And the girls loved the cocktails to! One of the best places for food I've been to!

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very knowledgible staff explained the menu very well, being non drinkers the lime and mint cocktails were an excellent accompaniment to our delicious food. Just the right amount of spice and fantastic flavours. Raspberry panacotta completed our dining experience. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Today was magnificent!! Thanks to the chef and all the staff at the Keys restaurant for the fantastic food and great service. The food was really tasty (no need for salt and pepper here!) and the staff were very kind and attentive (thanks Paul!) even when we were inclined to be a bit fussy!! Couldn't have asked for a better... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

After a disappointing waffle experience we lunched at this amazing African experience. Food was absolutely amazing and was topped off with great service. Well done will definitely return. Ps try their desserts...it's to die for!!

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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 - 32
  • 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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