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“delicious & elegant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Reserve Restaurant Cellar

Reserve Restaurant Cellar
840 Landsborough-Maleny Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
0754352288
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Ranked #2 of 34 restaurants in Maleny
Price range: $18 - $41
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Reserve Restaurant Cellar is the premier fine dining experience on the Sunshine Coast. Situated only 7 km from Maleny in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Reserve is housed in a landmark colonial Queenslander with sweeping views of the Coast and Hinterland. Reserve offers a warm and intimate dining experience with polished timber floors, high backed leather chairs, crisp linen and crystal glassware. Like the spectacular views, its reputation since opening in 2007, now stretches far beyond Maleny. Testimonies to the combined talents of Chef Kieran Reekie and Sommelier Steve Heffernan include: • one star in the Courier Mail Food and Dining Guide in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011• a listing in the prestigious Gourmet Traveller Australian Restaurant Guide Top 400 Restaurants in 2009, 2010 and 2011,. • one goblet in the Gourmet Traveller Wine Wine List of the Year Awards in 2008, 2009, 2010• Restaurant and Caterers Association – Best Contemporary Restaurant, 2009; Best Fine Dining Restaurant, 2010.Chef Kieran combines modern cooking with traditional methods and is passionate about taste and keeping flavours simple, so as not to confuse the palate. With an eye for detail and a love of beautiful ingredients, the resulting dishes are always superb. The menu is available online and rings in seasonal changes. Firm favourites include an entrée of Twice Baked Moreton Bay Bug and White Truffle Oil Soufflé with Vinegar Spinach and Salmon Caviar while mains include Slow Braised Shoulder of Junee Lamb with Roasted Pumpkin, Onion Relish and Seeded Mustard Crust and desserts on offer include a divine Vanilla Pannacotta with Cinnamon Beignets, Caramel Sauce. A degustation menu complete with wines for each tasting is a popular choice.Reserve Restaurant Cellar is not only innovative in the kitchen, but in the wine cellar as well. The cellar is an ever growing, and at times all consuming, foundation for Reserve. Currently holding 450 varieties, each wine is carefully chosen to create a list that appeals to all tastes and budgets and is supported by Steve, a professional sommelier who adores “talking wine” and assisting with wine selection. Reserve features two levels of dining: the ground floor, which seats a maximum of 50 people, and the Cellar, which seats up to 25 people, for a more intimate unique dining experience. Both spaces at Reserve are available for functions and events, with optional menu and beverage packages. Locals and visitors alike are able to enjoy personalised, professional service that begins from the moment they are greeted at the door. Reserve’s commitment to delivering the perfect dining experience extends to offering a drop off service to Range customers in their luxury car.
Peachester, Australia
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“delicious & elegant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Treated ourselves to our 25th wedding anniversary dinner here on a cool & rainy May day and was delighted being seated beside the fireplace. The service & the ambiance was amazing. The food was presented beautifully and tasted just amazing. The choice on cocktails and wines was overwhelming.

It's no take away joint, so expect the price to reflect the quality, keeping the reserve for special occasions allows it's specialness to continue. The two hours we spent here went like a flash & we were not ready to leave. Always a good sign.

We will be back from now on for each and every special occasion :)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maleny, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Romantic dinner for two”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Food, service, staff, wine selection, atmosphere - everything! Steve and staff are very attentive and Steve's knowledge of wine is extremely helpful. It's always a pleasure walking in the door and be greeted by Tegan and her smiling face - always happy to serve. It's definitely time for another visit.

Visited August 2012
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Sunshine Coast
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“On a quiet night at Reserve.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

With only one other couple dining mid-week, it was sad to think that such a gem on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland was being wasted. But for us it meant the complete attention of the staff, especially owner/ sommelier Steve. Choosing the degustation menu with wine meant another food and wine education at this fine establishment. Brilliant as ever, classy food and wonderfully matched wine

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Maleny's best eating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Like a lot of restaurants at tourist locations, often the views are best had at lunch. And reserve cellar is a little disadvantaged by no night view, other than the most amazing starry night sky.
The food however tastes more wonderful in the cool of night and the quiet of a country road.
The restaurant has a homely feel with log beams and a crackling potbelly fire. A good cocktail menu was presented and a good cocktail had.
As the name suggests the cellar is stellar
(Sorry)!! The regular wine list is very well put together and the reserve list is very fine. We lashed out on a superb bottle of wine without regret. The menu is simple with some old favourites like pâté , that was delicious,, and a great selection mains. I was very happy with my slab of cow and associated veggies! A good cook and great service and I can't believe we abstained from a second bottle of wine...and they offered to drive us back to our accommodation .well worth a weekend in Maleny

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best souffle i've ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We came to this restaurant on the recommendation of Leeroy from THe Spotted Chook to celebrate my partners birthday.

We had Goats Cheese Soufflé and the Pate for entree and the Goats Cheese Soufflé was the best soufflé i have ever had. Mains we had the Wild Boar and Snapper, both were wonderfully cooked and the presentation was sublime. Desert was Pannacotta and Chocolate fondant, both were absolutely delicious.

The Service at the restaurant was perfect. Wait staff were very professional and attentive, even the girl who was brand new was a pleasure. The manager was very friendly and personable and made us the best cocktails we have had in a while. I highly recommend the vanilla sour. Delish!!!

Even the Chef's were amazingly friendly. When i popped into make a reservation the manager was out, and the head chef took my booking for that night, and they were wonderful and helpful.

I highly recommend this for a perfect romantic dinner.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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