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Secrets Cafe on the Deck at Montville

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Secrets Cafe is a truly special place, nestled in the rainforest on the shores of Lake Baroon with panoramic views of the water, mountains and rainforest. This intimate connection with nature is enhanced by the incredible food prepared in house by our top chef Mathew Law and served by cafe manager Di Dennis and her passionate team of helpers. The cafe has been crafted with exquisite carvings and attention to detail. You may even find a unique gift for that special someone in our Art Gallery. Secrets Cafe and Deck has a fully licensed bar, stocked with a fine selection of spirits, wines, beers and cocktails. We are open six days a week, from Tuesday to Sunday 8:30am to 4:00pm.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited for lunch with my favourite aunt. Unfortunately the weather was extremely wet and there was torrential rain during most of our lunch. However the building was well designed and we ate on the terrace and stayed dry and warm with the help of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Robynrad
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did not stay here. However, we have twice eaten in the restaurant. Once for a birthday celebration with friends. The second time, we took family. We enjoyed both occasions. The food is very good - as is the service. HOWEVER, from memory, they charge...More

Thank MaggieB75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gem of a place located in the rain forest by the side of a Lake Baroon , just so beautiful.The food and service were first class at reasonable prices. Certainly a place to enjoy the scenery and tranquility of the lake whisk...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Placesofpeace
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets Cafe on the Deck at Montville, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou for your heads up! Secrets Dining on the Deck is a special place to visit having amazing treehouse accommodation as well. We invite people to book a table and for accommodation enquiries please call +61 54785888. Kind regards George and Aldy!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is at the bottom of a very long, very steep hill road from Mapleton to Baroon Lake. The setting is beautiful with wonderfully wooden carved features and art pieces. (incidentally all done by the owners son). The menu it's not too large but...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Endee2
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets Cafe on the Deck at Montville, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Endee. So pleased you enjoyed your celebration lunch on our Dining on the Deck. I need to correct the perception that all of the carving has been done by Rob our son. A great deal of the carving has also been done by Jack...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem this place is. The surrounds & the view over the lake are just beautiful. The service friendly, welcoming & perfectly timed. The food was lovely and very generous servings. For me to be unable to do dessert is unheard of! The owner...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank McClem
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets Cafe on the Deck at Montville, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you McClem! It certainly is beautiful and has an energy that is special as well. I used to feel it when sitting on the deck of the Lakehouse, years ago, while we planned what we wanted to create here. Pleased we were able to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Secrets café/restaurant is beautifully situated seemingly in the tree tops looking down onto the peaceful Lake Baroon. The menu was extensive to cater for all tastes, including vegetarians, and the quality and presentation of the meals excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the Barramundi I had and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Christine H
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets Cafe on the Deck at Montville, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Christine. George and I appreciate you taking the time to give us your 5 star review. This place is extra special at present with a full lake, a pristine temperate rainforest and gardens that are the best I have seen them. Thanks to the...More

Reviewed March 20, 2019

My friends and I visited Secrets for lunch. I had not been here before and was surprised at how lovely the location was. We were seated so that we all had a view of the lake but unfortunately the weather was so hot with not...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank carsey53
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets Cafe on the Deck at Montville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks Carsey So pleased you enjoyed your lunch. The crab soufflé is one of my favourites. Our chef's work their little hearts out here a Dining on the Deck at Secrets and I am very grateful. Thanks again Kind regards George and Aldy!

Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

We booked for lunch today with friends who had not been before and this was our second visit for lunch. The setting is amazing and the decor is beautiful timber sculptures and woodwork. There is a great selection on the lunch menu and drinks menu....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 920chrisr
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets Cafe on the Deck at Montville, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2019

Thank you!

Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Had breakfast at Secrets on the lake. My husband had the Secrets Hunter which he enjoyed & said he would definitely come back to have again & I had the Secrets Gatherer - Yum! The coffee was just right 👌 The portion size was great....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Akjada
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets Cafe on the Deck at Montville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks You!

Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

My review is for lunch only. First advice book. This is an extremely popular place at lunchtime largely because of the location and the amazing views. Even as house guests you are guaranteed a table without a booking. They are currently trialing a new menu...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jinny57
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets Cafe on the Deck at Montville, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2019

Thanks Again Jinny!

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Lyn451
September 30, 2017|
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Response from Secretsonthelake | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do cater for vegetarian and vegan. You can access our cafe menu via our website. Kind Regards Sarah
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Jenna H
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Secretsonthelake | Property representative |
Hi We are open today 8.30 til 3pm and then tomorrow 8.30 until 4pm. Closed on Monday.
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