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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
33 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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Booked 12 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 33 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sunshine Coast

    Lunch

  • Sunshine Coast

    Romance

  • 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

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Outdoor Eating

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Romance

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Special Occasions

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  2. KR

    KellyR

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance was lovely and the food was fantastic 💖

  3. DR

    DRandTWC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. SW

    ShaneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Need cushions on seats but good overall was great

  6. MY

    MikeY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    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.

  13. 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.

  14. NE

    NathanE

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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!

  15. 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.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Early birthday lunch for my wife.

  17. J

    Julie

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

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

  18. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    lovely outlook, outstanding service, great range of drinks , very filling meals lovely spot

  19. BF

    BennoF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed our lunch. Very friendly German service. Totally recommend. Ambient, relaxed atmosphere.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food great staff Couldn’t fault a thing 👍👍👍👍

  21. CV

    CraigV

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Absolutely loving experience, service & food at its best. Will be returning customers for sure.

  22. LP

    LucilleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location. Nice beer choices. Friendly staff who made no fuss about needing to add an extra 3 places.

  23. TL

    TraceyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and drinks and friendly service with an authentic European ambience.

  24. DR

    DebR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The new owners are keeping the original service and quality alive. Friendly greeting and continued attentive & friendly service throughout meal. Great food as always! So wonderful to see the menu has been maintained! The food and service are the crown jewels of what makes King Ludwigs, King Ludwigs...and as semi-frequent patrons, we are pleased that standard levels have been kept. Keep it up!!

  25. T

    Tracy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    fantastic service & delicious food. we love king ludwig’s the view is amazing aswell

  26. B

    Britt

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely outstanding food. Stunning views. We felt like we'd been transported to an alpine cabin. We'll be back!

  27. MJ

    MikeJ

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We were so impressed with our King Ludwigs experience and admired the way the staff looked after us, despite it being a day where they were facing weather challenges - they excelled as did the food and ambience, it is without doubt one of the best dining experiences we have ever had on the Sunshine Coast.

  28. CS

    ChrissieS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We travelled two hours to eat here and we were not thrilled with the service, food, cost or virtually sitting so close to the table next to us on the verandah. It was a birthday celebration as I said on the reservation, yet nothing was mentioned. We are of German descent and was disappointed when I asked for schnitzel (because it was on the kids menu) and would pay extra for adult portion, and was told NO. On the plus side, the pretzels were great! Sorry to be so honest but that's the German way!

  29. F

    Foodie84

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    The food was quite nice but unfortunately the poor communication, very inattentive service, long wait times and demeanour of most of the staff made this an average experience.

    King Ludwigs German Restaurant and Bavarian Beer BarResponded on 18 April 2022

    Sorry to hear this and it was a busy Easter service with one new staff member. It was however the first opportunity for us since Covid to operate again with 4 staff on the floor. We must have forgotten how do handle busy nights again (haha). We will learn again after so much time only being able to run with max 2 vaxxed staff on the floor and capping numbers because of this.

  30. Y

    Yilin

    Gold Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The place was beautiful, scenic and relaxing. The service was excellent. However, food was disappointing with the entrée (the rosti was too salty and a bit burnt) and both mains (steak and pork) were salty. They are nice, but nothing to rave about with the price we paid. When we booked online, it wasn't stated that only set courses available. I heard a few tables telling the waitress why they won't any ala carte menu and why they had not being told. The apple strudel is ok, nothing to rave about. Pretzel was hot and yummy with butter.

  31. P

    Piute

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    This was visit No 6 over the last decade. Excellent food, service & great views. We will go again soon.

  32. LU

    LyndaU

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came here for a birthday celebration. The birthday girl's name was written on two boards - one at the front door and one at our table (along with party favours). The service was impeccable and very attentive (and authentically German). The food - quality and presentation - exceeded our expectations. Ambience was very genuine - we could have easily been sitting in a restaurant in München! Only point that didn't get 5/5 was "value for money" - with some main courses being >$40 and desserts being >$15 - this restaurant falls into the "fine dining" instead of budget-friendly category.

    King Ludwigs German Restaurant and Bavarian Beer BarResponded on 18 April 2022

    Thanks Lynda, I would neither say we are budget friendly nor fine dining. What we do offer though is meals made to order from scratch and fresh as the orders come in and not food that is sitting in a bain marie. So for some of the meals with meat/fish cost increases thanks to covid some (not all) have recently gone over $40. The only dessert over $15 is the Black Forest Cake at $16 that is made fresh every morning and is possibly the only super authentic BFC you will get in South East Qld.

  33. HG

    HelenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Unfortunately there were no GF sauces available on the day for any of the dishes due to a delivery issue, a bit disappointed as the menu was advised on the website as GF. The food was nice but would have been nicer if the dish was complete.

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

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King Ludwigs German Restaurant and Bavarian Beer Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 12 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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