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Published July 15th 2015
Maroochy RSL's Best Kept Secret is Out
One day whilst perusing the events calendar of the Maroochy RSL website, I just happened to stumble upon a buffet I had never heard of before. Elevations Buffet, however, is not your typical buffet. It is much smaller than your average buffet fit out, but it also differs because (on the day we went) they only served hot food for entree and mains. That means no cold selections or salad bar. The only cold items were the desserts. And in this current cold, wintery weather, nothing could be more perfect!
Being rather fond of buffets for many years (ever since my kids became fussy eaters), I took my family of five to check it out. Upon arrival to Maroochy RSL, we signed in and then made our way up the staircase to Level One. The decor was pleasing and the ambience was slighter better than your typical RSL. Staff were also very friendly and helpful.
Reasonable prices means you can make good use of the bar.
OK, so at this point you might be thinking - family of five - could be pricey? Well no actually. I'll let you in on another little secret. Wednesday night kids eat free with every paying adult. So that means I only had to pay for two adults and one child. Members pay $20.95, non-members pay $23.95 and children under 12 pay $9.90. Where else can you buy a buffet dinner for five people for under $60?
Now you are probably thinking that the food can't be that good for that price. Well if you like the taste of home cooking you will love the food at this buffet. On the night that we dined we had the following menu:
If you can get your kids to eat this type of food instead of fried chips and nuggets then you are on a winner. Everyone in my family enjoyed the food and that is saying something (all fussy eaters, remember?). Also being vegetarian was not a problem as there were sufficient choices and plenty of sauces to pour over the steamed rice.
When it was time for dessert, I was pleased to see profiteroles filled with custard, meringue nests, cheesecake, pecan tart, and a simple version of black forest cherry torte. Once we tasted the desserts it was obvious that the dessert bar didn't rate as highly as the mains, but of course you can't please everyone (especially in my family!).
As we headed out into the chilly night air, we were very thankful that we had a hearty, warm dinner which was enjoyable and didn't break the bank. I was also grateful that I found another top buffet venue on the Sunshine Coast to share with all my readers.
One more thing - Elevations Buffet is not on every night. It is on only 2-3 times a month and you will need to check out this web page to find out the exact dates maroochyrsl.com.au/events