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Secrets on the lake at Montville

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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207 Narrows Rd | Montville, Montville, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 7 5478 5888
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Buderim, Australia
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic meal and were very well looked after! Food was great, and the service was brilliant! We had a group of 20 and we were catered to very well, despite some initial confusion due to the tour company who booked it! Will definitely go back.

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Thank Jon C
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the lake at Montville, responded to this review

Thanks Jon C for taking the time to review your group lunch experience. I am proud of my staff who do their very best from chef's to food and beverage service. We are always pleased to hear that they have done well. I expect your group was great as well to have had such an enjoyable experience. Perhapss we will... More 

Buderim, Australia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Location is awesome and staff provide great customer service. Food is fantastic along with the grounds of the property.

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Thank Adrian H
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the lake at Montville, responded to this review

Thank you Adrian H for your review. I am always pleased for my staff when they are recognized for their customer service as I know that they try hard to please and to meet our guest requirements. As for the grounds there are 3 people who have contributed over the years to produce beautiful gardens and surrounds, George, our son... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place for not just guests to dine, but locals & visitors to the area can also enjoy the lovely food at Secrets.

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Thank 417majella
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the lake at Montville, responded to this review

Thanks 147majella! for staying as well as dining. A great number of our diners bring their visitors to show them our place and enjoy the lovely food down to our head chef Mat and his team. Perhaps we will see you again sometime.Kind regards George and aldy! More 

Glass House Mountains, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Secrets has an amazing view over the lake and hinterland. The service is 1st class and the menu varied and delicious.

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Thank hennhaus2016
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the lake at Montville, responded to this review

Thank you hennhaus2016 for letting us know our team did well. The view of course is down to a great decision by George to build our business in a great location. He just loves this place. Aldy!l More 

Amphitheatre, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just happened to stumble across this beautiful restaurant and what a brilliant find, service and staff and food wonderful

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Thank Chris A
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the lake at Montville, responded to this review

Thanks Chris again. My staff really appreciated your taking the time to review our restaurant. They work hard to please. Thank you very much! More 

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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not our first visit anx not our last. One of the best Ploughman's Platters I ever had. Well presented, fresh ingredients and tasteful. The Chardonnay that has accompanied it was just as good. The friendliness and service from all staff were magnificent, especially on a busy day.

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Thank Jacques S
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the lake at Montville, responded to this review

Thanks Jacques for taking the time to review our cafe. The staff work hard and your words of encouragement mean a lot. I will pass them on. Kind regards George and Aldy! More 

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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and i went to see about having our wedding on the property. We were quickly told our date didnt work for them as the kitchen was closed so "we will have to change that", which i didnt appreciate. We then had issues with the owner who sat with us to work out details. Then when they sent through... More 

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Thank Nicci F
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the lake at Montville, responded to this review

Hope you are happy with where you are holding your wedding. We do our best and in most cases if something is missed from a quote the bride drops us an email and we adjust the quote It is why we do a quote so we are on the same page. We personally don't want to coerce people into making... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The moment we arrived we had accomodation envy ( we where staying at another cabin place). We where welcomed at the door by the owner that led us to the restaurant over looking the lake and mountains. The view was amazing but not as good as there secrets benedict, the spinach and potato rosti with perfectly cooked eggs was to... More 

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Thank javier m
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the lake at Montville, responded to this review

Thank you Javier! We appreciate your taking the time to review your experience in our restaurant. I am proud of our chefs and the food they create. George and I try in every case to be able to give an inspection when requested. For me it gets me out of the office and for George he loves to show his... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a stunning place to enjoy a lunch with mates or your partner then Secrets is an excellent choice. A quiet picturesque location served by friendly staff. Our meal was good, without being excellent, n the wine we chose to accompany our meal was excellent. So all in all a great experience again. Cafe is priced... More 

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1 Thank pbau
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the lake at Montville, responded to this review

Thanks for your review pbau. Thank you for visiting from Noosa no less. We are a bit different from the average cafe. everything is cooked here and not bought from the cake truck each week. They are all my recipes and many of they are not only delicious for everyone to try but are suitable for people with food allergies... More 

Sunshine Coast
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343 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Well kept local secret by those in the know, Secrets is a little out of town but worth the drive. If you cannot stay for a meal, try a coffee and dessert option. We have been here for meals and afternoon tea- never disappointed-except when we cannot get a table-so I'd recommend booking ahead!

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1 Thank Beetrootears
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the lake at Montville, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe/restaurant. As you can imagine we love to have the positive responses to the hard work and effort our staff put in and yes booking is always a good idea, but, in the spur of the moment situation, please still come down as it is rare that we can't find a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Narrows Rd | Montville, Montville, Queensland 4552, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Montville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5478 5888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?