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“Disappointing”

King Ludwigs German Restaurant & Bier Bar
Ranked #2 of 75 Restaurants in Maleny
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: King Ludwigs Restaurant opened it's doors in Maleny more than 2 decades ago and was up until October 2021 run by the Bavarian couple, Barbara & Klaus with the help of their professional team. John and Megan have recently taken over operations with the help of existing professional team. From King Ludwigs you overlook the magnificent Glasshouse Mountains and Moreton Bay. Book your table to enjoy this 180 degree view from the verandahs and authentic German cuisine created by our German and French chefs and their team. Views, alpine feel, chalet dining rooms, wood fires and the authentic Bavarian bier bar stocked with more than 35 imported German brews combined with passionate service and honest food make King Ludwig's a destination in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Give us a yodel soon! Your hosts, John & Megan and Team
Reviewed 9 June 2024

King Ludwig’s disappointing again. The food was flavorless, the staff had no personality and there was no atmosphere. A great location and amazing concept but just not done cleverly. I mentioned it was a birthday but no acknowledgment when we were there. We wanted schnapps with dessert but no staff were attentive enough to ask. All over in one hour and we left disappointed. Do yourself a favour and look elsewhere in the area to avoid being disappointed.

Date of visit: June 2024
Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 26 May 2024

The Good: Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, family friendly, Good assortment of German beer, fairly priced, Very good strudel which comes a very close second to my mothers

The not so good: The food is pretty average. No better than standard German pub food and no different to what you would find at any German club or Bavarian beer garden. There needs to be more sides available. The kids had schnitzel which you would traditionally expect to be veal however it was chicken which is very Aussie and you would expect at your local RSL not a German restaurant. Kransky sausages which also aren't German made an appearance. A bit more authenticity is what I expected. It would have also been nice to have a veal schnitzel and perhaps a pork belly on the adults menu. Aussies that don't know might like this place but I can't imagine id be bringing friends from Germany here.

Terrible wine list. Germans are known to have the best riesling in the world. Why have mainly Australian wines on the menu? Would have loved a sweet German riesling with dessert but instead all that was on offer as far as sweet wine was a cheap $15 browns brothers port. pre ordered 9 pork knuckles by the day I was told I had to get the order in for our group and then received a text message that afternoon saying that they have now realised they only had 3 to 5 available and then on arrival got told they only had 1. They did a pork roast in lieu of the pork knuckle but this was pretty basic and didn't have any crackle and was something you would find at an RSL.

It's a shame because with some tweaks this place has a lot of potential and from other reviews I've since read perhaps it was more of what I had expected years ago under the previous owners. On summarising if your in the area and feel like a decent meal with nice atmosphere and a friendly face I would go here but I wouldn't expect to be blown away with the food and nor would I drive all the way from Brisbane specifically for it.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Thank Jan1987
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

Having been here several years ago, we were really looking forward to an authentic German meal. We both ordered the jagerschnitzel and were disappointed. Two basic veal medallions with gravy, noodles and a mix of steamed vegetables, Not crumbed and more like standard pub food than a German dish. Adequate service but the place really lacked atmosphere. It’s not a destination restaurant anymore.

Date of visit: March 2024
2  Thank sunnycoastravellers
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Reviewed 8 December 2023 via mobile

We were able to be seated, with our accompanying dog, on a lovely shady outside table. In our opinion it gave the best view of the vista and Glasshouse Mountains. It was very peaceful. We were greeted by a very friendly waitress dressed in traditional Bavarian dress. The food was delicious! So tasty! The two waitresses who served us were excellent. The toilets were very clean.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Went to King Ludwigs for an Oktoberfest night. Fantastic! Awesome views of the Glasshouse Mountains, heaps of entertainment, good food, good beer, probably 75% of people dressed up for the event (>60 people by the look). We'll be making this an annual pilgrimage.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Thank 850shaner
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