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Key Restaurant Maleny - CLOSED

Cairncross Corner | 10 Mountain View Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 7 5429 6537
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
May 21, 2016
“A unique and authentic experience”
Sep 10, 2015
“Food with flavour”
Restaurant Hours
All hours
CUISINES
African, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Cairncross Corner | 10 Mountain View Road, Maleny, Queensland 4552, Australia
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191 - 200 of 291 reviews

Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had a lovely evening with friends at Key Bar...Tastes of Africa, Maleny. Friendly service, yummy food, good wine, and service, going the extra mile. Great service for the price!More

Thank heathergall
lukebutler1954, Owner at Key Restaurant Maleny, responded to this review

Hi Heather, it was great to see the 4 of you having a night out and enjoying yourselves. It was a genuine pleasure for our team to serve you. We hope it wasn't too rough on David the following morning getting up to milk his...More

Reviewed February 4, 2013

The "Tastes of Africa" experience was a wonderful evening with the service about as good as you could get. Such thoughtfullness and passion goes into making each dish and it certainally shows - great wine list. Will definately return !!More

Thank GldCstOz
lukebutler1954, Owner at Key Restaurant Maleny, responded to this review

Hi GldCstOz, we are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and the different tastes you were able to experience. You are observant and correct when you note that indeed there is a lot of passion which goes into trying to make your whole dining...More

Reviewed February 3, 2013

Chose this place for my 50th yesterday after reading the reviews and thinking it might be good for such an occasion. It would have to be one the worst eating experiences I’ve ever had. Firstly they forgot half of our drinks order, and then it...More

1  Thank 123David123123
lukebutler1954, Owner at Key Restaurant Maleny, responded to this review

Hi 123David, First and foremost please accept our apologies for your disappointment. We try to go a long way out of our way to ensure that each and every guest is well looked after and happy. I'll give you a call and be in touch...More

Reviewed January 25, 2013

We had the pleasure of dining at the Key Restaurant Maleny again last night and this time we tried the Friday night buffet - Tastes of Africa. Once again, the staff and owners make you feel so welcome, this would be the best service on...More

Thank Lisa B
lukebutler1954, Owner at Key Restaurant Maleny, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, many thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure as always to serve you and your family and it was great to see your kids "tuck in" to the pumpkin soup, various main course dishes and of course the ice-cream and chocolate...More

Reviewed January 22, 2013

We had a lovely dinner with family on sunday. The food was great, even my daughter liked it and she is very fussy. Excellent service from Paul and owner Luke, who took some pictures of us and took the time to email them to us....More

Thank Paige R
lukebutler1954, Owner at Key Restaurant Maleny, responded to this review

Hi Paige, it was our great pleasure to be able to look after you and your family for your Sunday dinner and it is heartening when we hear that you all enjoyed it, including you daughter. Do you remember the two Tawny Frog Mouth Owls...More

Reviewed January 14, 2013

We went on a Friday night when they provide a buffet, which is very reasonably priced ($35 ea) with delicious food (Some VERRY spicy and delicious curries full of flavour & Excellent pannacottas!), friendly staff and owners. Fantastic experience, we cant wait to return!More

Thank Meredith_2631
lukebutler1954, Owner at Key Restaurant Maleny, responded to this review

Hi Meredith, we are glad you enjoyed coming along and trying out the six different main courses we had for you at our Tastes of Africa Friday Night Buffet - plus the delicious Panna Cottas. Next time we hope to tempt you to try some...More

Reviewed January 13, 2013

I took my 2 teenage girls and had a lovely time. The food was great as was the service. Beautiful location, we had dinner on the veranda as an Tawny Frog mouth Owl landed on the rail only a couple of feet away and watched...More

Thank DavidfromOrmeau
lukebutler1954, Owner at Key Restaurant Maleny, responded to this review

Hi David, I remember seeing your two daughters eyes light up when they saw the two Tawny Frog Mouth Owls swoop in and land maybe 4 meters from them on our verandah railing. No doubt the Owls also had dinner on their minds and were...More

Reviewed January 10, 2013

We had a great meal here. The african themed food was a far cry from the usual fare that's available in hinterland restaraurants, and we loved that. Not only was it different, but what we tried was delicious. I can especially recommend the plantain. If...More

Thank BudgieMan
lukebutler1954, Owner at Key Restaurant Maleny, responded to this review

Hi BudgieMan, thanks for your great review. We appreciate it. I am glad you decided to try the African Plantain, spiced with ground fresh ginger and chilli, served with fresh roasted peanuts. This somewhat curious entree dish is on our menu under its West African...More

Reviewed January 10, 2013

We visited Keys on our anniversary. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is large and airy but they have the capacity to close up and warm the place with the open fire. The food will not disapoint the adventurous but has enough...More

Thank Michael W
lukebutler1954, Owner at Key Restaurant Maleny, responded to this review

Hi Michael, thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to look after you and your wife for your anniversary. We love romance and being involved in helping you celebrate on your special occasions. Our Chef Simone's food is all about tastes and flavours,...More

Reviewed January 2, 2013

We had a lovely meal here. Cosy atmosphere and very romantic with the fire & fine wine. The staff couldn't do enough for us and we were made to feel really special from the moment we got there. Highly recommend if in the area.More

Thank LouJacksons
lukebutler1954, Owner at Key Restaurant Maleny, responded to this review

Hi Lou, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us, the service and our food. Our Chef Simone is from Ghana in West Africa and she puts a lot of love and passion into her cooking. I am glad some of the "love"...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$6 - $31
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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
  • E-mail
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.