Father's Day was upon us and my 'other' half was definitely in the mood for seafood. Rather than do the usual, and head down to the Mooloolaba Wharf for The Dock at The Wharf, or See Restaurant for the ever-changing water views, we decided that a trip into the picturesque Sunshine Coast hinterland, might make for a nice change.
On our previous visit to Maleny when we had a delicious breakfast at The Orangery, I spied The Terrace Seafood Restaurant in the same complex, smack bang in the hinterland of Maleny, with spectacular views to the coastline. Another big decider was that every time a Sunny Coaster makes enquiries for excellent seafood, The Terrace Seafood Restaurant in Maleny invariably comes out top of the pops! A first-hand experience recommendation is the best there is!
Terrace Seafood Restaurant has a welcoming ambience, promising exquisite seafood, fine wine and the unsurpassed views over the green valleys, to the ocean. My initial impression was that this fine dining restaurant fulfilled all of the above … plus more.
When I 'phoned through for a lunch reservation and mentioned that a table close to an outside door, would be preferable for my master four grandson, who might want to stage a 'quick getaway', The Terrace Seafood Restaurant were most accommodating ensuring that we were positioned close to not one, but two external doors.
This fine restaurant boasts a very comfy lounge area for those diners happy to wait for a table or perhaps enjoy a drink, whilst waiting for dining companions.
Our table was beautifully set out with clean, crisp white table linen. Recently I read about a research experiment that was organised in specific restaurants, where on one hand diners had the crispy, clean white linen settings and the alternate diners had an average place mat. Both sets of diners had exactly the same meal and it transpired that when one's dining table is decorated with crisp, white linen, the diners enjoyed and rated their food quality more highly. Isn't that an interesting outcome? And one I totally agree with - the table decor seems to set the mood.
A Signature Dish of Whole Crispy Wok Fried Reef Fish, topped with a Sweet and Sour Chilli Coriander sauce, accompanied by coconut rice, pickled pink ginger and salad $49 (verdict: delicious); and
Fresh Salmon Fillet, served with chips (or rustic sweet potato chips), lime hollandaise and salad $36 plus $2 extra for the sweet potato chips (verdict: salmon cooked to perfection and the sweet potato chips were totally more-ish)
The Terrace Seafood Restaurant have a Chefs Nippers Menu for the littlies in our lives and also have Gift Certificates available for purchase. With Christmas just around the corner, what a superb idea for the food lovers in the family.
Terrace Seafood have desserts to die for, with everything from Brandy Baskets to palette cleansing sorbets.
Daughter's choice was the hard-to-beat Terrace Brûlée - a Madagascan vanilla bean Brûlée, served with house-made biscotti; and my choice was the totally divine Baked Summer Pudding - mixed berry Bread and Butter pudding served with vanilla Anglaise, warm berries and vanilla ice cream. It's a pity that just dessert for breakfast, lunch and dinner in today's society would be frowned upon, but the dessert menu at The Terrace Seafood Restaurant, is truly worthy of enjoying three times a day!
The Terrace Seafood Restaurant is without a doubt, a special celebration restaurant. So if you're planning a special birthday, an anniversary, a hen's, or even a baby shower, let the very attentive staff at The Terrace Seafood know at the time of booking, and they will very happily decorate your table/s with ribbons, sprinkles and even a card, worthy of your special 'date'.
A special celebration restaurant, worthy of your special 'date'
This award-winning restaurant is open for lunch and dinner six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday. My experience and verdict: you are guaranteed a first-rate experience with ambience, exceptional food, fine wine and superior customer service. And don't forget the views!
Thank you to The Terrace Seafood Restaurant for making my adventurous other's Father's Day so special and accommodating us, with our master four. We will definitely be back.
The Terrace restaurant provided excellent customer service. I visited when heavily pregnant and they went above and beyond for me. The food is delicious. Highly recommend to everyone cannot speak highly enough of the level of service provided. Thankyou to the lovely staff I will be returning soon.