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“Getaway place”

Secrets on the lake at Montville
Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Montville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 16, 2014

We frequently visit Secrets for meals (except not open for dinner), when we want to feel like we're getting away....It's open verandah feel overlooking the rainforest and in some spots a slight view of the lake is very relaxing. Lovely to see the kookaburras come for a visit every now and again...Friendly service and George and Aldi the owners are lovely to chat to.....Our friends love it here too....Can't wait to stay here as the rooms look lovely....

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1  Thank Melzee1
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Lovely setting among nature overlooking the lake. Great choices in the menu. We chose lamb shanks with mash potato and beans and vietnamese salad with chilli, lime and prawns. Both dishes were beautiful and served quickly. Friendly service.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Arrived a few minutes late after climbing a steep hill as no parking near the restaurant. Told our table had been given away to 'walk ins' Asked for water and menu after 30 minutes waiting. Told to 'go and sit down'. Later arrivals got their meal before our order taken. Food very average. Booking had been made 3 weeks prior and staff told this was a special occasion. We will not be going to this restaurant again.

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2  Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

For ambience, Secrets is a winner. Warm timber surrounds flow into the tall trees, with views of the lake beyond. A couple of kookaburras graced us with their presence, perched on branches just beyond the balcony rail. The service was nice - prompt, friendly, efficient. We selected from the daily specials menu - the food was good but not great, the value just ok for the quality and the portion size. The wine list was adequate with reasonable prices, especially the house wine selection. Worth a visit for the surroundings.

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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Food was simple, and tasted fine
But there was about 8 couples of elderly people over the age of about 70 there.
NOT the place a young couple want to go for a little lakeside romance!
We also waited 25 minutes for our cake and coffee to be served and gave up in the end, and had it at Poet's Cafe instead. The people serving us at Secrets seemed almost put out when we left.
This place has the potential to be lovely with the location and food but the lack of service and granny-atmosphere makes it a low point. We won't go back... without Grandma!

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4  Thank Jessica O
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