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“Best Wedding Ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of King Ludwigs German Restaurant & Bar

King Ludwigs German Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #4 of 52 Restaurants in Maleny
Cuisines: German, European, Central European
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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
Toowoomba, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Wedding Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our son recently had his wedding reception at King Ludwig's. Being of German heritage he thought this was the best place for him and his new bride to celebrate their marriage and he was right... The whole evening could not have gone better from the time we arrived the guests were greeted with pretzels and entertainment from the talented accordion player authentic for the evening. Our wonderful host Barbara provided us with fun and laughter for the entire evening. Our three course meal had all the flavours of Germany which had everybody praising the chef's culinary skills. The imported German beers went down a treat and helped make a fantastic atmosphere for the entire evening. We highly recommend King Ludwigs to anybody thinking about having a wedding in picturesque Maleny or just simply dining at a beautiful restaurant. Our personal thanks to Barbara - the hostess with the mostest. Thank you Barbara for giving all of us a wedding day which we will remember forever

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

Fantastic, amazing meal with great atmosphere and an amazing drinks list. We were so well looked after and even were in the group that did the chicken dance at the end of the evening! Highly recommended when in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“A disappointing return visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

After such a wonderful experience on our last visit, we were really looking forward to dinner here. Alas, we were disappointed. Although, once again, the service was very friendly, not all the food was up to the standard we were expecting. The entree of Potato soup was quite nice, if a little salty. The mains, however, were not good. My Pork medallions with mushroom sauce (can't remember the actual name of the dish) was incredibly salty. Someone in the kitchen is going a bit nuts with the salt apparently. My partner ordered the special, the Pork Schnitzel, which was rather a pedestrian dish. Nothing wrong with it but nothing great about it. He actually compared it unfavourably with a simple pub meal...& much more expensive. The dessert of Apple Strudel was good though. It certainly wasn't an unpleasant evening & we still had a lovely time. We just won't be returning on our next trip to Maleny.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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“Not compassionate in any way and very rude.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I made a reservation to eat at Ludwig's on our annual romantic weekend away to Malany as we were unable to get a seat last year. We were very excited but unfortunately on the night before leaving for our trip my fiancé was admitted to hospital rather urgently. After a couple of hours sleep the next day I remembered to call and notify our accommodation who were very understanding. However our reservations at King Ludwig's slipped my mind. When the proprietor called on Saturday, 2hrs after the reservation to see if we were coming in I apologized profusely and tried to explain what had happened but she was very rude and insisted on berating me about calling if we weren't coming in the future.
This will not be a problem, we won't be bothering with King Ludwig's next visit to Maleny.

Visited June 2014
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Oxley, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Amazing Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

Finally had lunch at King Ludwigs and WOW. It was Thursday and the restaurant was buzzing - always a good sign. Our table on the balcony had the most amazing views of the Glasshouse Mountains. The food was spectacular - authentic German food served by attentive and helpful staff in traditional costume. We enjoyed the flavours and the staff's suggestions were appreciated. Barbara and Klaus (the owners) introduced themselves and made us feel very welcome - thanks for the schnapps.. We didn't want it to end and totally enjoyed the experience. We look forward to returning and highly recommend this restaurant. Thank you to all at King Ludwigs for fantastic service and a memorable meal.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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