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Reserve Restaurant Cellar
Price range: $18 - $41
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed December 7, 2009

This is one of my favourite restaurants when visiting the Sunshine Coast. One of the best things about this restaurant is the setting with spectacular views as the restaurant is perched high up on the edge of the hill overlooking the Sunshine Coast. I always go at lunchtime as I would imagine at night the beautiful scenery is not so visible. The food is brilliant - no large portions but busting with flavour that will leave you feeling content. The atmosphere is just so relaxing - great one of those lingering lunchtimes. The maitre d' is very friendly and has a passion for botique beers. The restuarant is housed in a beautiful Queenslander style bulding. I am hoping to return soon - getting hungry..

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Reviewed May 14, 2009

Looking for a fine dining experience in the mountains - then look no further, this is your stop!

A visit to this establishment for lunch on Mothers day yielded unexpected pleasure and surprisingly wonderful produce which is at the heart of any foodie's dreams.

Reserve Restaurant is relatively close to Brisbane, as it is a mere 70 minutes or so away, a lovely drive which many in Brisbane currently do, whether it be for a weekend drive or a bikies run. I have been to Maleny many times over the years but had never heard of or visited this restaurant until recently.

I had been given various other recommendations but after careful research and an epicureans palate, I found and decided on Reserve Restaurant. I was rewarded with excellent service and food to rival most city restaurants.

French fare is the order of the day here and the execution I thought was beautiful. Fresh seafood and meat appear side by side on the menu along with seasonal Vegetables. Though not the most innovative of French menus, the heart and tradition of the food here is perfectly encased in every bite.

I ordered the "Twice Baked Moreton Bay Bug and White Truffle Oil Soufflé
with Vinegar Spinach and Salmon Caviar" entree and the Pork Hock rolled with jus/prunes etc as a main - It was all perfect and I would highly recommend the dining experience to everyone.

Housed in a lovely building with leadlighting in heavy wooden front doors, a medium sized room overlooking the mountains awaits you. A verandah and windows stretches acroass one wall to make the most of the views - it certainly adds to the ambience .A small bar and loung area is also within in case you care to take a drink before your meal or are waiting for guests.

The menu is everchanging which is lovely to see and a degustation menu with or without wines is also available for those of you feeling hungry or just adventurous. The degustation is only available to the whole table though unfortunately. Your hosts are a wealth of knowledge should you like to discuss the intricacies of wine and food and display all the characteristics of of seasoned waitstaff from fine dining establishments.

Well worth the trip!!!!

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1  Thank Epicurean_Gypsy
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Reviewed March 16, 2009

This has got to be one of the best (if not THE best) restaurant we have ever been to. The service was lovely and friendly, the atmosphere just beautiful, and the food - gorgeous. Steve was such a great host and knew what he was serving as well as the wines that would go well with it. This and the interior design, added to the lovely view and very comfortable seats, set such a nice mood for the night. The food was unique but absolutely delicious and we will definately be coming back to try the 6 course degustation dinner. The wines available were also top quality. We just can't say anything bad about this place. Thankyou for such a lovely night.

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1  Thank XantheBris
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Reviewed March 24, 2008

Food is lovely. I would definately recommend the scallops, and the truffle risotto is supurb!.

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Reviewed August 5, 2009
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