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“Friday buffet is a hit”
Review of Key Restaurant Maleny - CLOSED

Key Restaurant Maleny
Price range: US$6 - US$31
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Aberdeen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Friday buffet is a hit”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The weekly buffet features regular menu items, and changes weekly. For the price it is a bargain. The food is excellent, plentiful and varied. The spiciness is exquisite, The owners run a good show and are helpful friendly and generous. They make you want to come back.

Visited August 2014
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything you want in a dining experience”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

What a fabulous experience had at Key Restaurant. I dine out fairly frequently in Brisbane and have to say Key Restaurant provided the best service I've had in a while. The waiter was attentive, the food fantastic and to top it off, one of the owners was bringing around cocktail tasters! The cocktails were spot on. My Boyfriend was satisfied with generous portions for the Mains. I can strongly recommend an evening at Key to compliment a fantastic night or weekend in Maleny. I can't wait to return again soon.

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Thank Heidi M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing food and fabulous service”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We had a family lunch at the Key on Wednesday during the school holidays. The staff were incredibly attentive which made dining with our two children so much easier. The food was very tasty, I had the baby lobsters and I was amazed to see how many arrived on my plate. It was definitely one of the best things I have ever eaten, my husband had the goat curry and that too did not disappoint. The kids meals were also generous and it was nice to see that they had a bit of variety too. One of the boys had the fish and the other had the kebabs and they were devoured with no fuss...All in all fantastic restaurant which I would highly recommend even with kids!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Jasmeena P
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Landsborough, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic service and wonderful food.”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We booked a table for my husband and myself on Saturday night. We were welcomed by the most wonderful staff, and a nice warm open fireplace, which was perfect on a cold winters evening. The food was amazing and we have already picked out what we are going to try next on the menu! If you like spicy foods then you will love it. If you don't, there are still some lovely meals to choose from. We were also lucky enough to have been given a variety of samples of their drinks menu. Highly recommend trying out this restaurant for something a bit different from the ordinary.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Jacquelin S
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Impeccable service and comfort food at it's best!”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at The Kay last night after friends visited earlier in the week and raved over the food and service. It did not disappoint. Upon arrival we were given cocktail/mocktail samples by the very friendly husband of the head chef, Luke. We were then shown to our table near a fireplace. Although a quite night, the atmosphere was private and personal. We had the pumpkin and ricotta fritters (a special) and satay chicken sticks for entree. The flavours were delicious. For main we had the lamb tagine and sweet potato, coconut and bean casserole. The lamb was so tender and flavoursome you could have licked the plate and the casserole was comforting and complex in flavours. Although completely full we also had dessert and thank goodness we did! We had the sticky date (best caramel sauce ever) and the brownie (my chocoholic partner said it was the best dessert he's ever had). Service was impeccable, food was delectable and best of all the chef believes in natural, whole foods and using local produce. Everyone must take a visit here, it's like being welcomed into someone's home and learning about their family through every bite!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Maddison G
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