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“Wedding Function... what a treat”

Secrets Dining on the Deck at Montville
Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Montville
Price range: AU$8 - AU$40
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Secrets Cafe is a truly special place, nestled 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 prepared in house by our top chef Mathew Law and served by cafe manager Di Dennis and her passionate team of helpers. The cafe has been crafted with exquisite carvings and attention to detail. You may even find a unique gift for that special someone in our Art Gallery. Secrets Cafe and Deck has a fully licensed bar, stocked with a fine selection of spirits, wines, beers and cocktails. We are open six days a week, from Tuesday to Sunday 8:30am to 4:00pm.
Reviewed 25 October 2020

this venue is stunning for anyone planning a wedding or anniversary celebration hey any celebration at all... the views and location is STUNNING... the food and service was wonderful and we booked IMMEDIATELY to repeat the experience of this wonderful venue and stay overnight...

Date of visit: October 2020
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2  Thank elhowie
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Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets Dining on the Deck at Montville, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2020

Your words are amazing! But why 4 stars?
Kind regards George and Aldy!

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Reviewed 23 October 2020

Entry to the restaurant grab your interest from the start with the most beautiful wood carvings; on rails, doors, mirrors, even the toilet roll holder was a carved echidna. The meal was a great follow up and most pleasing with the sticky date pudding to die for.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Thank C2496CSdebbiem
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Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets Dining on the Deck at Montville, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2020

Pleased you enjoyed our place enough to give us a great review. We put out hearts and souls into the building of Secrets so very happy you loved what you saw. Kind regards George and Aldy!

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Reviewed 8 October 2020

The brochure and on-line photos do not do it justice: Walking along the boardwalk to the individual cabins sets the scene for a very tranquil ambience. The cafe serves delicious food and you get to enjoy views over Lake Baroon. Beautiful artwork is available to purchase and the large timber carvings are incredible. Wonderful location for a wedding but also just for some peace and quiet.

Date of visit: October 2020
Thank GConscreen
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Secretsonthelake, Owner at Secrets Dining on the Deck at Montville, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2020

We take comfort in the fact that while our photos can't quite do it justice the place in fact is outstanding. Don't quite know how to change that, apart from asking guests to post their photos online. Kind regards George and Aldy!

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Reviewed 28 September 2020

We made a booking for Tuesday lunch last week at 1215 for my birthday. There was no parking so we parked down the bottom and walked up which was ok for us but could be problematic for the elderly etc. When we were asked our name for the booking the lady couldn't find it and kept saying "are you sure?". She then found the booking and without saying happy birthday showed us to a table with in the middle of the art gallery with no view and it felt like we were in a cafeteria. My husband went to the counter again and asked if we could be moved out to the deck as it was a special occasion and they agreed and moved us to a deck table near the walk way which was a huge improvement on the original table but still not great. We ordered 2 espresso martinis and they were great; the red pepper dip was very bland but the mains (lamb shank and Moroccan stew) were very tasty. It was however the dessert (creme Brulee) that stole the show, it was delicious. Overall, it was an ok experience soured a little by the service etc. Worth a look but I doubt we will be back.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Pioneer05264707120, Owner at Secrets Dining on the Deck at Montville, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2020

Sorry you were disappointed with your welcome. You can be sure I will be mentioning it to the staff involved. It sounds like they were very busy at the time or they would have given you a better spot. I often mention that earlier bookings such as breakfast or an early lunch will mean that we can allocate a table on the edge with an unimpeded view and clear fine days mean we can utilise the outdoor areas. On a more positive note you were obviously very happy with your food choices. Your experience is not usual so would love to see you give us another go. Kind regards Aldy!

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Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

We had the quinoa and the Fish and chips. The mains meals were good. The real treat was the desserts. The pavlova is a must have.
The views and attention to detail are spectacular.

The staff are 10/10 and the service is fast.

Date of visit: September 2020
Thank Jesse F
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Pioneer05264707120, Owner at Secrets Dining on the Deck at Montville, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2020

Thankyou for review! It is very helpful to get the feedback. Kind regards
George and Aldy!

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