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Secrets on the Lake, North Maleny, AU-QLD

Secrets on the Lake

4.7
4.7
396 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Winner of the AGFG Peoples Choice Award 2019, Dining on the Deck is a truly special place, situated in the rainforest on the shores of Lake Baroon with panoramic views of the water, mountains and rainforest.
This intimate connection with nature is enhanced by the incredible food that is prepared in house by our talented team of chefs.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Afternoon Tea, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Tue–Sun 8:00 am–10:15 am Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 5478 5888
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Our open air setting boasts the only dinning view of Baroon Lake and surrounding mountains. Relax under the high ceiling of our covered deck, be surrounded by local artwork in the gallery, or take a front row seat in the private Gazebo. Using fresh local produce, our seasonal menus will not disappoint with full flavoured fare. Our everyday menu caters for a wide range of tastes and dietary needs including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. With 6 fully qualified chefs, quality and consistency is guaranteed.
  • Area
    North Maleny
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
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Experiences

  • Classic High Tea

    $50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    24 HOURS NOTICE REQUIRED A selection of Petit Fours Chocolate wedge A selection of Sandwiches Mini Quiches Savoury tart Scones with Jam and Cream and Fruit Garnish Drinks: Choose from a pot of premium Basilur Tea stewed in fine bone china, a Barista-made Coffee, or a select another hot beverage.
  • Champ High Tea

    $60.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    24 HOURS NOTICE REQUIRED A selection of Petit Fours A selection of Sandwiches Mini Quiches Savoury tart Scones with Jam and Cream and Fruit Garnish Drinks: Includes a glass of Louis Perdrier French Sparkling Brut on your arrival. Choose from a pot of premium Basilur Tea stewed in fine bone china, a Barista-made Coffee, or a select another hot beverage.
  • Ultimate High Tea

    $75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    24 HOURS NOTICE REQUIRED A selection of Petit Fours, A selection of Sandwiches, Mini Quiches, Savoury tart, Scones with Jam and Cream and Fruit Garnish, Rich Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Dipping Sauce, Cranberry and Pistachio Wedge Handmade Chocolates, Drinks: Choose two from a pot of premium Basilur Tea stewed in fine bone china, a Barista-made Coffee, or a select another hot beverage. one glass of Louis Perdrier French Sparkling Brut on your arrival, and a glass of Secrets natural Spring Sparkling or Still Water

What 396 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sunshine Coast

    Best Ambience

  • Sunshine Coast

    Best Value

  • Sunshine Coast

    Great for brunch

  • Sunshine Coast

    Romantic

  • Sunshine Coast

    Great for scenic views

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Best Overall

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Best Service

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Best Ambience

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Best Value

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Great for brunch

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Good for business meals

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Good for business meals

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Great for outdoor dining

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Great for scenic views

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Good for special occasions

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Vegetarian-friendly

396 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked via Open Table and notified Secrets on the Lake that the reservation was for a special occasion. I also had an assistance dog with me. The staff were always attentive, and had set the table up beautifully. The high tea was fabulous, the view amazing. We were surprised as we left with a thoughtful token from staff and it made my mother’s wedding anniversary ( following recent passing of my father) a special day.

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  2. CarmelL

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, great food. Amazing artwork and wood carving. Lovely gift shop.

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  3. AlliL

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place. So much love put into the woodwork. It feels lovely and has a special energy. The food was delicius and the service was great. Thank you.

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  4. Terri

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to secrets on the lake for breakfast. I can honestly say it was the best eggs benny i have ever had. We will 100% be going back there. Beautiful scenery as well.

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  5. Taffy

    Sunshine Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location for breakfast or lunch. Good menu, quality food and friendly service.

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  6. Silverado

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If your looking for somewhere special to go to lunch then look no further than Secrets on The Lake. Great food and great service with the addition of beautiful views.

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  7. RebeccaH

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve had breakfast here twice in 2 weeks and have thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  8. EmmaJ

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very beautiful location..tucked away from almost everything around. The perfect place for a special occasion. Food was delicious. The outside area felt very tranquil. Would definitely come again.

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  9. Akira

    Sunshine Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was tasty and reasonably priced. Service was friendly and welcoming.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely experience in a tranquil setting enhanced by the quality wait staff

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  11. MaggieX

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice view just like all the photos shown, reasonable price, delicious food. And they also have accommodations there :)

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  12. CherieA

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place, great service, excellent menu, would definitely recommend.

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  13. wesf

    Houston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a wet day when we visited so did not get to fully appreciate the ambiance. The service and quality of food was top notch however. Would definetly recommend a visit.

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  14. MatthewW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nestled within the rainforest & a little out of the way, this secluded place is worth the drive. It will particularly appeal to wood workers & artists with the prolific carvings and wood highlights throughout, as well as paintings, sculptures & more for sale from local artists. The food was great & actually reasonably priced. Coffee was good too. The cabin accommodation is beautiful - we had a tour, but haven’t stayed yet.

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  15. KayeM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very minimal food choices for vegan. Bit over priced.

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  16. Johatts25

    Sunshine Coast

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We’d loved the food, I treated my dad to a Christmas Eve breakfast. Unfortunately, there was a woman on the table behind us who spent the entire time of our visit on the telephone, not just on the telephone, but having a very very loud conversation. This meant our visit was punctuated by her continual conversation while we were trying to talk ourselves. I don’t know if anybody else complained about her. it wouldn’t stop me recommending your place, I’ve been there many times. But this was the first time I felt uncomfortable, sitting eating with the loud conversation behind me.

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  17. PaulW

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu for a family Christmas lunch and great venue

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  18. Lena

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, great food, good value for money and friendly staff. It is one of my fav restaurants. It was my birthday. I could have gone to a fancy restaurant on my birthday but I preferred Secrets on the Lake. However, I did go to a fancy Italian restaurant in Brisbane the previous week.

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  19. CathC

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely hidden away gem on the Lake. Friendly service and delicious meals. And catering for children too.

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  20. NarelleW

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was delighted upon our arrival to the restaurant when we were shown to our table on the deck. Our table for 6 was positioned in a private rotunda on the deck, away from other tables and was both private and very quiet. Our Christmas lunch was delicious, beautiful location and great intimate atmosphere.

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  21. AlisonS

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to have morning tea looking out over the lake. Lovely staff and great service

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  22. CelesteS

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each time I dine here I continue to feel humbled by the beauty of both nature and built environment. Never have I been anywhere that compares to Secrets. The meals are consistently delicious, well presented and wonderful staff. Our stay at Secrets was out of this world. Five stars does not come close.

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  23. Soulcreative

    Tasmania

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The location was very ambient and cool despite the very warm outside temperatures. Service was efficient and menu choice was considerable. We will return again. Thank you Secrets.

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  24. SharonS

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view, friendly accomodating staff, food was fresh and very tasty

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous lunch with great ambience and views, thanks very much!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Perth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    location view are just beautiful. Service is great, staff very friendly and efficient. The food is fabulous.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for lunch. Will be going back again for breakfast next time.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the classic high tea. Food, service and location was amazing . Thank you so much

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and wonderful ambience. We will be back and we’ll recommend the venue

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine here. Lovely atmosphere and food, friendly attentive staff.

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  31. David

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, prompt and friendly staff, clean and tidy. beautiful setting overlooking lake. Menu to suit all tastes value for money. Enjoyed the meal and day out.

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  32. BronwynW

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely Perfect as Usual This is our special place for celebrations

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  33. FrancesL

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful experience start to finish. Stunning location, warm & friendly service, even got a sneak peak of one of the cabins as mentioned we were considering booking accommodation for a weekend. Food & drinks delicious, cheese & leek soufflé out of this world & steak perfectly seasoned & cooked to order, servers attentive & friendly. Top Marks, We’ll be back 😊

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  34. KaronP

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Secrets on the Lake is a favourite destination. The unique decor and perfect location lend themselves to a special lunch out. Combined with this, the staff are friendly, the food is delicious and the ambience is always a treat.

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  35. AlexaP

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great experience we always take visitors on a day trip from Noosa, they always love it. Good chef for the past 3 years, simple menu well done, lovely flavours. Magical place!

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  36. JaneT

    Sunshine Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Secrets is our favourite breakfast spot. It is exceptional food and with the added benefit of a beautiful setting secretly nestled in the rainforest. We love to take our visiting friends and family and it always impresses and amazes them.

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  37. AngusW

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our sixth time at Secrets. Our definite go to restaurant on the Sunshine Coast. Not the biggest menu choice you will find, but all meals delicious and service outstanding. Guests from Sydney very impressed. Outstanding value for money

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  38. BrendaH

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely tea cups, friendly service, great food, great view I'd the lake

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  39. RuthS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Soufflé was yummy . Enjoyed our lunch at Secrets overlooking the lake very much.

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  40. ElizP

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was amazing although there were only a few and standard choices for breakfast.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Secrets on the Lake offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5478 5888.

Secrets on the Lake is rated 4.7 stars by 396 OpenTable diners.

Secrets on the Lake does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Secrets on the Lake

207 Narrows Rd, North Maleny, AU-QLD 4552

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    North Maleny
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Tue–Sun 8:00 am–10:15 am Lunch Tue–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Afternoon Tea, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
  • Phone number
    (07) 5478 5888
  • Catering
    Our open air setting boasts the only dinning view of Baroon Lake and surrounding mountains. Relax under the high ceiling of our covered deck, be surrounded by local artwork in the gallery, or take a front row seat in the private Gazebo. Using fresh local produce, our seasonal menus will not disappoint with full flavoured fare. Our everyday menu caters for a wide range of tastes and dietary needs including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. With 6 fully qualified chefs, quality and consistency is guaranteed.
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