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King Ludwigs German Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$German, European,
401 Mountain View Rd, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 7 5499 9377
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“pretzels” (41 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (15 reviews)
“strudel” (15 reviews)
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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 Mountain View Rd, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Say what you like about Germans, they definitely know how to do hospitality. Not only was our lunch outstanding, but Barbara and Klaus could not have been friendlier and more helpful. Love the location, totally love the views and what an excellent selection of beers!...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yep had a bad experience with the owner/manageress. She totally lacks customer skills, with an attitude, that doesn't make you feel comfortable. Food was ordinary.

1  Thank Hans D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to King Ludwigs with some friends who recommended it to us from a visit a few years before. From the moment we arrived we were greeted and treated with such genuine warmth and hospitality. The attention to detail, the food, the decor, the...More

1  Thank AndrewandSandra
HappyMaleny, Owner at King Ludwigs German Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was pretty good but we copped a serve from the restaurant owner. Must of caught her on a bad day. Was a bit pushy on the up sell of the Pretzels, when we ummed and ahhed, she told us she would come back in...More

3  Thank Ray A
HappyMaleny, Owner at King Ludwigs German Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago


Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traditional, wonderfully entertaining, service excellent, and food is fresh and exciting. True German hospitality. Felt I was back visiting Germany. As foodies, and we also love cooking and entertaining, I found this experience relaxing and enjoyable. Have recommended Ludwigs to all our friends and overseas...More

Thank Karla A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a delight, with a warm welcome, friendly service and scrumptious food. The hostess Barbra goes out of her way to make the night memorable. On booking I requested some gluten free meals be available and they were only too obliging. although we decided...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Driving back from a visit to the Maleny Botanical gardens, we stopped by for what we assumed would be a simple pub lunch. However, we were blown away by the high level of service and sophistication this little restaurant offered. We were given a quiet...More

Thank Sten E
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Lovely time at King Ludwigs with forty friends from our church this afternoon for our end of year breakup. Great entertainment, we felt like we had been whisked away to a restaurant in Germany. Authentic decor, tasty food, audience participation, lovely view, friendly staff &...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Had lunch last weekend at this restaurant. We sat inside as all the outside tables were booked. The service was phenomenal : we felt like we were the only ones dining in the restaurant! The food was absolutely delicious and even though we were absolutely...More

1  Thank maistadunn
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We had a friend from England visiting and the first outing was here to King Ludwigs. Barbara is a wonderful hostess and goes out of her way to make the experience memorable. The service, food and views are outstanding. King Ludwigs isn't just a restaurant...More

Thank PatsyLong
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April 9, 2015|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Klaus & Barbara are on an extended holiday in Europe for 2015, and their restaurant is closed for this year. Have known them since they met at Expo 88 in Brisbane. I was last there for the Oktoberfest celebration last year... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Mountain View Rd, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Maleny
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5499 9377
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Please note: King Ludwigs Restaurant is closed for renovations and annual holidays until 31.3.17. We will reopen on Saturday 1.4.17 and look forward to serving you again.
King Ludwigs Restaurant opened it's doors in Maleny more than 2 decades ago and is run by the Bavarian couple, Barbara & Klaus with the help or their 3 children and professional team.
From King Ludwigs you overlook the magnificent Glasshouse Mountains and Moreton Bay. Book your table to enjoy this 180 degree view from the verandahs and authentic German cuisine created by owner/chef Klaus and his sous chefs.
Views, alpine feel, chalet dining rooms, wood fires and the authentic Bavarian beer bar stocked with more than 35 imported German brews combined with passionate service and honest food make King Ludwigs a destination in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Give us a yodel soon! Your hosts, Barbara & Klaus and Team
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