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King Ludwigs German Restaurant and Bavarian Beer Bar, Maleny, AU-QLD

King Ludwigs German Restaurant and Bavarian Beer Bar

4.5
4.5
56 Reviews
$41 to $100
German
King Ludwigs Restaurant offers one of the finest views of the Glasshouse Mountains and award winning dining. Focusing on Tradtional German Food and Beer

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    German, European, Bavarian

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 5499 9377

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Maleny

  • Parking Details

    Private Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sunshine Coast

    Scenic View

  • Sunshine Coast

    Special Occasions

  • Sunshine Coast

    Sunday Lunch

  • Sunshine Coast

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Best Overall

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Best Food

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Best Service

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Best Ambience

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Fit for Foodies

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Healthy

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Lunch

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Outdoor Eating

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Romance

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Special Occasions

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Sunday Lunch

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. D

    Dion

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food and time spent. Would love to visit again
  2. TF

    TheresaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Thoroughly enjoyed the German feast and I would recommend the apple strudel it was a winner. Great selection of beers and wines. My only disappointment was it was very cold inside and there was no heating on. Overall a good experience.
  3. BM

    BenM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Was very cold inside did not light fire place. Staff were not warm and welcoming or helpful I had to chase them down to order a drink. Food was very average the highlight was the pretzel. Not a huge knowledge of the beers from the staff just got told order it you’ll like it. Overall very disappointing it was one of our favourite places.
  4. JP

    JeremyP

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and authentic feel. Great views, great bier.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great themed restaurant. Great range of German beers and cuisine. Give the bock a try!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and great beer and wine! A little pricey but the food was absolutely delicious and the service was awesome!
  7. WC

    WayneC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and very friendly service, it was a great way to celebrate a birthday with friends.
  8. S

    Spencer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Christmas in July was sensational! Good food with spectacular entertainment.
  9. WG

    WnGK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though it was heavy rain and we weren't able to sit on the verandah, the ambience was definitely still there. We enjoyed it very much. Thank you.
  10. SE

    StuE

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    our experience was great yet again. we loved the food. we had a table booked outside but when we arrived I asked if there were any available inside as it was too cold and they made a table available. whether it was a covid thing Im not sure but when I booked online there were no vacancies on the inside yet we spent maybe 3 hours there and many tables were still vacant. I also made comments online when I booked if there was a special occassion and yes there was an anniversary yet nothing was even said about it on the night. we werent expecting anything but a little unusual that the online booking would ask when nothing came of it.
  11. LH

    LuluH

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always, we have been going to King Ludwigs for 25 years and the business has recently changed hands. Still excellent and will always be our dining favourite
  12. L

    Lunchtime

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was not great/expected better for the price.
  13. BM

    BarbM

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is in an awesome location with absolutely fabulous views. The staff are so friendly and the place has a lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere. They back it up with an amazing menu, with plenty of variety and different things to try. Everything was served in a timely manner, including drinks.
  14. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our booking was a lucky accident as we had booked dinner at another restaurant only to be told they had made a mistake. The food at King Ludwig’s was great. But the reason we will be going back is the quality of the service we received. Friendly, attentive and helpful. Recommended!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great, food was amazing and service was fantastic
  16. K

    Karen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A little bit cold on the deck for this time of year, but inside was warm and cosy with the lovely fire going. Will book inside next time. Food and service was excellent. Unfortunately a large noisy table of diners near us took away from the experience.
  17. SB

    SimonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time here. The staff were engaging and helpful, and the food was excellent. Lovely views and a lot of charm. One of our favourite places.
  18. K

    Kristine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great beer, and a genuinely German atmosphere. We’ll be back.
  19. AO

    AmandaO4211

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, good, beer and friendly service. Would recommended!
  20. HK

    HelloKitty

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I would like to see offer of extra veges as sides on the menu.
  21. SH

    SilviaH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely good sized meals, service was great. The staff were all dressed in their German gear which was great. During the day there is a lovely view of the mountains & would be nice to sit outside, at night it’s a bit chilly so an inside table near the fireplace was the place to be. Overall a nice experience, would definitely come back & recommend to everyone
  22. JR

    JontyR

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, great food and friendly service with a beautiful view out to the Glasshouse Mountains. One of our go to restaurants when we have friends and family visiting us on the Sunshine Coast
  23. ML

    MichaelL

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not our first time there, and it won't be our last. One of the best restaurants on the Coast!
  24. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant views good food and lovely and charming hosts. Overall great experience and worth the drive up from Brisbane
  25. KR

    KellyR

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was lovely and the food was fantastic 💖
  26. DR

    DRandTWC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    It was a coolish day. Nice in the direct sun, with a stiff breeze from the open area deck through to the bar area, where we were seated. There is a fireplace which has been roaring when we've dined there in the past. Would have helped the overall ambience if it had been fired up on this occasion. There were rugs provided for the outdoor guests, but nothing other than a cushion on the firm wooden bench to offer some modicum of warmth. The new owners are still settling into their rhythm - they were maybe just a bit tentative and tried really hard to keep pace on what was a busy day in a restaurant full of customers. Not an easy task for them, when the standard of service had been set so high by the previous owners. An observation of course tempered with the knowledge that the previous owners had significantly more experience in managing and developing this restaurant over a number of years. The service team were good overall, getting into the swing of things, dressed in their traditional German outfits, although some didn't really look or act the part. In particular, one was dressed with a pink feathered hat, black jeans and 80's style work-out socks... Not quite the traditional experience diners favour at these niche themed restaurants. The team really would benefit from focusing directly on the customers. Especially those who are waiting to be served at the bar. The owners either need one more bar tender or someone who can multi-task, rather than have customers waiting to be served while they prioritise their own jobs first, before turning their attention to those that are waiting. We will go back again. The setting is fantastic, the menu offers great choice. The German Beers are excellent and that Sticky Date is very, very good. Looking forward to dining once more, at another time.
  27. CP

    CharlieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food, comfortable atmosphere and friendly service. The red cabbage was so tasty we ordered a side dish. Would come back again.
  28. SW

    ShaneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Need cushions on seats but good overall was great
  29. MY

    MikeY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Authentic, which you don't always see
  30. IM

    IsabellaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent, reminded me a lot of home, thank you
  31. G

    Georgia

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lovely and helpful staff, beautiful venue. The booking process was easy and everything was well organised. Can’t wait to visit again.
  32. V

    Veight

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Even though the staff were very busy they attended to our table very well. The meals were served all at the same time and everyone in our party enjoyed their food. Will be revisiting again in the future
  33. DP

    DaisyP

    Tropical North Queensland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Delicious authentic German food served in a pretty Bavarian setting overlooking the Glasshouse Mountains. Our concern was the service standards were not at the level previously experienced, while dining in this lovely restaurant.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    From the moment we arrived we were rushed, though we advised we had plenty of time and wanted to spread out our meal as the taxi was picking us up at 9.30 pm. We had originally booked for 6.30, though with the one taxi we rang at 6.40pm to advise we would be slightly late and would there by 7pm. John took our call. Upon arrival at 7pm we were abruptly advised that we extremely late and they would need now to clean a table for us by the lady at the door. Mind you there were several vacant tables and only two tables taken in the whole restaurant which were clean. The whole dinner felt rushed from the moment we arrived. Not the dining experience we wanted. We had two / three courses, 2 pretzels appetisers, entree soup, and mains, plus drinks in less than hour!!! For the to be cleaning and packing the restaurant at 8pm around us, making us feel very unwelcomed. I love my German and Bavarian food but found the food oversalted +++. The gluwine was nice but only 100 ml glass served in, along with the pretzels. My partners beer was huge and he did enjoy his beer and steak. . I don't understand how the restaurant receives 5 stars unless this night they just wanted to go home. Though we will not be going back too find out out whether it was just a once off. Next time we will just stick to the Bavarian and German restaurants in Brisbane.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Date night with my wife, Food was fantastically cooked & service was awesome, only negative was the very small portion of veg, wouldn’t even class it as a portion. Otherwise a nice evening out.
  36. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular view, great service, awesome food. Definitely will become a regular.
  37. NE

    NathanE

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of fun, good beer and fun was great. Service was excellent as well, great views at lunch, would go back!
  38. PH

    PhillipH

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We each had the potato soup, I had the pork knuckle, wife had the schnitzel and we also had desert. All were great and service was also great. Meals and drinks were priced well. Great value and would recommend to everyone.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early birthday lunch for my wife.
  40. J

    Julie

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fabulous views, great food and very good service. We will be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

King Ludwigs German Restaurant and Bavarian Beer Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for King Ludwigs German Restaurant and Bavarian Beer Bar

401 Mountain View Rd, Maleny, AU-QLD 4552

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Maleny

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    German, European, Bavarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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