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“Best German food I have ever tasted!!”

King Ludwigs German Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #4 of 52 Restaurants in Maleny
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
1 review
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“Best German food I have ever tasted!!”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Although a bit skeptical, they were soon dashed as we turned up. It was such a beautiful (and German) night. Firstly as soon as we turned up, we were met by a gorgeous German Shepherd who was keen to make our acquaintance. Once in, we were immediately shown to our table and saw the challenge ahead of us, deciding on which beer to have. We met Barbara who is one of the owners, who was fantastic and the waitress was making sure we weren't forgotten about. We were given help choosing a beer depending on what we ordered. The food was fantastic, once we ordered it seemed to take no time to arrive and was to die for. The meat was tender, the vegetables were perfect. The food was that good that my wife actually ate sausages (which she detests). After dinner we had a good chat to Barbara who was more than welcome to have our company and had a very great evening. We will definitely go back. One of the best restaurants we have ever been to. Will definitely be going back and taking the rest of the family.

  • Visited July 2012
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4 Thank John N
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“King RUDEwigs”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

We booked a table for 13:15 hrs and were told to try to arrive beforehand to order before another group of guests arrived. When we arrived at 13:00 hrs we were hurriedly ushered to a table and on asking if we could order we were very abruptly and rudely told by the female owner that we could not order since "customers who arrive early cannot expect to be served before their reservation time". Her tone was really confrontational and not what we had been expecting.

On our way to the table we were sternly told by the female owner "keep your children at the table.....I don't have time to run after them". This was really out of place and totally uncalled for. She should worry about her own lack of manners before assuming that all children are monsters!

The menu is limited and when we asked for more time to decide the female owner slammed her note pad down and stormed off. When we said that we didn't want to drink alcohol we were given a sigh and a dirty look. Moreover when the food finally arrived it was so salty that neither my wife nor I could finish it.

All round this was the worst restaurant that I've ever been to and I will be taking my business elsewhere next time. Don't risk having your day-out spoiled - go elsewhere!

  • Visited June 2012
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15 Thank Rodney R
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Xmas in July”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

There were 8 of us for a good night out. It exceeded our expectations. Barbara has got it, she knows how to deal with people and makes sure everyone is happy.
The atmosphere was great, the food was great, 10 out of 10

  • Visited July 2012
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5 Thank Gaby688
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Bavarian Christmas”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Fantastic night, food and entertainment excellent. A night to remember.

Visited July 2012
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4 Thank Annie0601
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“AMAZING!!!!”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

I have been to King Ludwigs a few times and every time they deliver.. From the moment you walk in the restaurant you feel like you are part of the family. The food is to die for and well worth the trip. If you are ever in the area I would highly recommend it. Trough the day it is lovely to sit out on the veranda and look out over the Glasshouse mountains and back towards Brisbane, and at night it is great to sit by the fire and feel like you have been transported to a Bavarian alpine lodge Thank you Klaus and Barbara you always amaze us when we visit. see you next time!!!

  • Visited July 2012
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5 Thank Superteri86
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