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Secrets on the Lake, North Maleny, AU-QLD

Secrets on the Lake

4.7
4.7
115 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 chef Joshua Cavanagh and his talented team.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Afternoon Tea, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sun 8:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Wed–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

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 115 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sunshine Coast

    Best Ambience

  • Sunshine Coast

    Brunch

  • Sunshine Coast

    Lunch

  • Sunshine Coast

    Outdoor Eating

  • Sunshine Coast

    Scenic View

  • Sunshine Coast

    Special Occasions

  • Sunshine Coast

    Sunday Lunch

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Best Overall

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Best Food

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Best Service

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Best Ambience

  • South Sunshine Coast

    Best Value

  • 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

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  1. K

    Kathryn

    Brisbane

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    A most enjoyable lunch in beautiful surroundings. Compliments to all and we’ll certainly return again.
  2. S

    Scarface

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great location and good was delicious. The ambient was really good.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to secret’s regularly and are never disappointed we will be back again soon
  4. SB

    StephenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it will be back the food was amazing but would have liked more options like steak and chicken
  5. SK

    SherylK

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed a lovely lunch which was served piping hot and nicely presented. The staff were friendly and efficient and the setting on the covered deck overlooking Baroon Pocket Dam was very pleasant. Secrets is one of our favourite cafes and also serves amazing high teas, delicious cakes and coffees.
  6. PK

    PaulaK

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looking for somewhere private and memorable to celebrate a special occasion or moment in your life - you can't go past Secrets on the Lake. Truly outstanding in every way!
  7. SR

    SamR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely view for a lovely lunch. Service was very good and food was fresh and delicious
  8. AA

    AndyA

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Luckily we arrived earlier than our booking time. We were not made aware through open table that you had to order breakfast before 10:30 as that's when the kitchen closes. Trap for the uninformed.
  9. F

    Flaffy

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and ambience. Great service, although we would have preferred slightly longer between courses. Overall a very pleasant evening - we highly recommend the Christmas in July dinner!
  10. AW

    AngelaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the special Christmas in July menu and it was perfect. All the meals were lovely, staff friendly and attentive and the ambience was great. Such a nice evening in a very beautiful venue. We will be back.
  11. SS

    SharnaS

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Beautiful location overlooking a lake, very picturesque.
  12. KO

    KathleenO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and surroundings. Would recommend to anyone.
  13. TN

    TrishN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service even though it was a busy day. It was our first time at Secrets and we will definitely be back. The location is amazing.
  14. LS

    LawrieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Secrets cannot be faulted!!! Outstanding and memorable for lakeside site, Rainforest setting, organic architecture, five star food and service. We booked our next family occasion immediately. There is nowhere comparable!!
  15. ML

    MichaelL

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were 8 of us, we had the Xmas in July lunch. Everyone thought the food was excellent. Unfortunately the weather was inclement, but that did stop us from enjoying the food, location and ambience of the venue. The mulled wine added to the festive occasion. Full marks to everyone.
  16. JS

    JenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, nice spot, warm temperature. Would gladly come back
  17. CR

    ChrisRi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing location, perfectly cooked, delicious meals. Our compliments to the excellent chef! The food is served quickly, but the drinks are kind of slow - we were half way through our mains when they finally arrived- same thing for the coffee with desert. But everything else was amazing!
  18. C

    Caroline

    Sunshine Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Christmas in July dinner was great - although set menu the food choice were great. Food was excellent and great value for money
  19. SH

    StephenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Considering the amount of people in the restaurant and the fact they where a little down on staff the service was excellent and not a big wait at all, we all thought our meals where excellent. Well done and thanks, we will return.👏 S & S Good.
  20. MP

    MichaelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our birthdays with a high tea which was excellent, great food, service and ambiance.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a delicious lunch in tranquil setting - loved the barramundi dish. See you in a fortnight’s time for my birthday !!
  22. W

    Wallaby

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    beautiful location, great food . Would be perfect for a special celebration.
  23. M

    Mazza

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    The small dining room was very cold. I had to keep my coat on & I was still not warm. More staff are needed when a Christmas Lunch is on at the same time as the waiting time is unacceptable.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Enjoyed having table for 2 in The Gallery in front of picture window. A little disappointed that our booking coincided with Xmas in July as I was looking forward to having chicken roulade which had been changed out for Xmas fare. Oh well will try again at some future date. Overall an enjoyable day with excellent service good food and wine
  25. PG

    PeterG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas in July banquet. Staff very friendly and helpful, value was good.
  26. SR

    SoniaR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the staff at Secrets, such a beautiful one of kind place, very special to us.❤️💕❤️
  27. F

    Froggy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spit with great views of the lake. Staff was really nice and food fabulous
  28. B

    Belinda

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lovely location and food but a little disappointed that reception staff appeared a bit stressed in the way they communicated with each other in front of us. Food was lovely but for $60 each we were left wanting. No coffee or tea was offered so I ordered one regardless… to later find out that this was an inclusion even though it wasn’t presented to us when our plates were cleared. Not sure if I’m keen on repeating the experience as we were all lumped in with causal diners as well as an organised party next to us - wasn’t the ambience that you’d expect from a high tea.
  29. RH

    RachelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved it! Stayed in the Nest unfortunately could only get in for one night. Stay and lunch at the restaurant was perfect - will be back
  30. JB

    JacquiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food. Gorgeous setting overlooking the lake. Excellent service from staff.
  31. AB

    AngelaB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Food was very good and the service was good. Menu is limited though and wine list is pretty ordinary.
  32. MP

    MiaP

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s such a perfect peaceful location and the food is beautiful. My second time there won’t be my last. Love the view.
  33. DS

    DawnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place for lunch. Menu accommodated all our dietary needs, all meals were a generous size and very very tasty. Great choice of cakes and desserts and staff very attentive. The Xmas in July menu will be one to try next time. Highly recommended.
  34. RH

    RebeccaH

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue. Excellent food. Highly recommend the barramundi. Soooo good.
  35. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent venue with very helpful & accommodating staff, lovely surroundings and a good range of food/drinks! Highly recommended 🙂
  36. PD

    PamD

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magical setting with a delicious menu. The food & service was superb!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was fabulous and the location was awesome. A real hidden gem
  38. GH

    GraceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place it is stunning with a great food and service
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    We had the high Tea it was quite nice beautiful location service was amazing even offered a blanket as was quiet chilly food was nice overall beautiful place to go.
  40. CB

    CarolB

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning venue. Delicious food. Excellent service. Blankets were a bonus in winter.

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 115 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 10 times today
Experiences are available.
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 Wed–Sun 8:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm

  • 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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