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Secrets on the lake at Montville

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian
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207 Narrows Rd | Montville, Montville, Queensland 4552, Australia
+61 7 5478 5888
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Moffat Beach
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very quirky decor with lots of beautifully hand carved wood, excellent food and great views over the lake. Well worth discovering

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

Took my parents from the UK for a surprise High Tea today. Upon arrival we were seated in our private gazebo, with rose petals scattered on the table and a beautiful posy of roses too. The views were amazing and the service was second to none. My mum who has been to the Ritz in London for high tea ,... More 

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

Thanks Sharon Anne for giving us a perfect review for our high teas. I am more often the one who puts them together and my goal is fresh with a variety of taste treats and hot food just out of the oven. Pleased your family enjoyed it so much. Kind Regards Aldy! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is just amazing. The staff are super friendly, the food is great and the location is breathtaking.

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2 Thank 175Christine2017
Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets on the lake at Montville, responded to this review

Thank you Christine. I will pass on your lovely comments to my staff. Perhaps we will see you visiting our cafe/restaurant again More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the view is to die for here. The food was fantastic tasting but not a very broad menu. You can sit and view the lake while you eat. Customer service was very good also.

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

Thankyou for your feedback Bianca. Pleased you enjoyed our food and customer service. Designing a cafe menu is a balancing act. We need to have food that is affordable and presented quickly after ordering. As opposed to a restaurant that will charge up to 50% more for a main dish and in general take more time to serve. We have... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot up the range. Nice change from the busy coast life. Good service, nice food, though had a few issues with our order. Would be nice on a rainy day.

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

Thanks for letting me know about your order and for not making a fuss. It is rare now. Holiday time can be chaotic. Hope you try us again sometime. Kind regards George and Aldy More 

Coolum Beach, Australia
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a great place to sit and talk with friends, looking out over the scenic lake. The atmosphere is very relaxing and makes for a very enjoyable time.

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

Pleased you enjoyed your visit to our deck. You've captured exactly what we were aiming for when we built our cafe. Thankyou! More 

Brisbane
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We expected a little kiosk at the lake, but found a wonderful timber chalet-style building with amazing timber carvings. Had a lovely lunch, and were surprised with roses for the women.

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

Hello BoatieBrisbane. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased that we were able to surprise. It is part of our raison d'etre. George and I have built Secrets and it is part of the pleasure to make everything as good as we can. Thanks for your special words. More 

Hobart, Australia
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237 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We called in without a booking and a table was found for us, despite it being a Saturday lunch time (we were there before noon). Staff were excellent - attentive but not intrusive. We only wanted light meals and were delighted with our dishes - a light and delicious little savoury tart and salad for my husband and a wonderful... More 

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

Thanks Foodie for your lovely review. I will pass on your kind words to my staff who work hard to create a lovely experience for our diners. For others dropping in, before 12 is a good idea as lunch can be quite busy. A quick call to book is the best secenario. Please you enjoyed our cafe and its lovely... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We stopped here for lunch with friends and the food was amazing as was the wine. The staff were very friendly & helpful. Art Gallery and work of the local artist is impressive!

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

Thanks Rubarb for the great review! I will pass your comments onto my staff. KInd regards George and Aldy! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had lunch at Secrets for my birthday. I had the lasagne which was lovely - not too heavy or too much sauce, it was just right. We've been here a few times and love coming here - love the home made scones!! The service is very prompt with friendly staff and great food, not to mention the beautiful views... More 

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

Thanks for the lovely review Ang. We are pleased you had such a good time for your birthday. We try to create simple tasty food with choices that are not readily available in cafes elsewhere. We have worked hard to have a team of staff who take care of our customers. So thank you for appreciating their efforts too. Perhaps... 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
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Kids, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?