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“AN EXCELLENT 2023 CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH”

Flaxton Gardens Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Flaxton
Price range: AU$20 - AU$90
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Queensland's Destination High Tea, Wedding and FunctionVenue Flaxton Gardens is an iconic events and wedding venue in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland. Perfectly positioned between Maleny and Noosa with magnificent sweeping coastal views, the ideal location for your next celebration. Our passion... celebrating life with you. With the luxury of an award-winning wedding and events venue, Flaxton Gardens can cater for any occasion – whether a morning high tea, special celebrations or a wedding celebration. We offer a variety of options for your special occasion.
Reviewed 26 December 2023

EXCELLENT CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2023..... Wonderful friendly staff, pleasant ambience, low volume background music, service at buffet well planned, food (including gluten free) plentiful, only minus the brussels sprouts were hard but overlooked as all very filling. Table settings well placed and platter on table plentiful. Desserts yummy and all gluten free thank you. Will look forward to booking for 2024. Thanks to all staff and a Happy New Year to all.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

Everything about this establishment is spot on.
It’s location is fabulous with extensive panoramic views over the Sunshine Coast. Our pre booked table in the marquee was impeccably dressed with white linen tablecloth and we were quickly offered drinks from the menu.
The choice of meals was varied and, in opinion quite reasonably priced. So too was the house wine and it’s a pity that more restaurants don’t offer an alternative to their extortionately priced wines.
The meals were excellent and plentiful.
The service throughout was very good indeed.
Altogether a memorable dining experience and we’ll certainly be back in the future.

Date of visit: November 2023
Thank Scottysdad
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Reviewed 7 July 2023 via mobile

We tried a tapas high tea to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary which I had mentioned when making the booking. Unfortunately it was very ordinary. We were seated in an area that was used as a thoroughfare for patrons wanting to admire the view and use the loos. We also hoped it would be a bit of a special thing (an elegant morning tea) but, we were seated with the breakfast diners and their crying babies. The food was very substandard and the egg rolls were ghastly. The sweets were okay and the fluffy butterfly cake was certainly not fluffy. I know this will come across as being very critical but we just wanted an enjoyable experience and we certainly didn't get that. We won't be going back and since our visit we've been told by some locals that we went to the wrong place for a high tea experience.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023

We attended my youngest daughter’s wedding on 27.5.2023. Thank you Flaxton Gardens staff for creating so many wonderful memories for me, family and friends. It was a remarkable day made even more special by your well oiled hospitality machine. The entire event planned to perfection. Your staff so very welcoming. They’re training in hospitality impeccable. The food was out of this world. What more can I say……I’ll be back.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Thank Julie-Anne P
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Reviewed 18 May 2023 via mobile

I was looking forward to eating at the Flaxton Gardens restaurant as I hadn’t eaten there in a while. I had enjoyed many delicious meals there but was sadly disappointed after this last visit. I had the Cod fish & chips and the meal was a disaster. The Cod was the South African frozen Cod & it was so strong & tough, thin & stringy. The greasy fish was placed on top of my salad making it hot & wilted & made the salad inedible. The only good thing on my wooden board it was served on was the chips. As I’ve said I enjoyed many good lunches at this establishment but it’s definitely gone downhill. I’ve had delicious salmon dishes & soft shell crab dishes there but now it’s just deep fried fish & chips & burgers, it’s become just another cheap pub like diner. I definitely won’t be returning & won’t recommend to anyone.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Flaxton Gardens, Owner at Flaxton Gardens Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2023

We are very sorry that your experience didn't live up to previous visits on this occasion. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We do take on board comments (good or bad) from our customers and have now changed suppliers for our cod due to a few comments from customers about this product.
It is worth noting that our menu is not just comprised of pub style food, you chose the Garden Menu on your last visit which is our casual dining menu (introduced by popular demand after it's success during Sculpture on the Edge) and includes a variety of different casual style lunch dishes designed to be enjoyed throughout the gardens either as a picnic or served on a board to your table. On previous visits the dishes you mentioned (soft shell crab, salmon etc.) would have been part of our Seasonal Set Menu which is still available. Our Seasonal set menu is designed to be a more fine dining style experience and very different from our Garden Menu. The Seasonal Set Menu includes some of our famous seasonal favourites like the wagyu oxtail, seafood linguine or raspberry souffle.
Once again we are very sorry that this experience didn't meet your expectations but we would love to have you back in the future. If you are looking for something a little more special than burgers or fish & chips then we would recommend trying the seasonal menu instead on your next visit.

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