The people who know about the weather are forecasting heat waves this weekend on the Sunshine Coast. For those of you who have had it up to here with Sydney’s summer temperatures and those disgusting 40+C days (I so don’t miss those), a heat wave here means that temperatures on Saturday and Sunday could get into the mid-thirties. Inland, of course, it will be warmer.
Where am I going with this? Somewhere a few degrees cooler and very green, that’s where.
There’s something about mottled sunlight through a green canopy that instantly cools you down, don’t you think? Or perhaps, it’s rainforest with a lake view that does it?
Whatever it is, Secrets on the Lake has just that – rainforest and lake – and it’s far enough out of town that you feel as though you’re discovering somewhere new.
Open for breakfast, lunch and morning and afternoon teas, it was Sunday lunch for us.
I’m having a bit of a thing about prawn cocktails at the moment – both as the classic dish and reimagined into a roll or a deconstructed salad, so I had the crab and prawn bruschetta ($18). It was light and tasty.
Hubby went for the BLT ($20)- and let me say there was some eating in that.
And Miss T chose (as we knew she would) the Atlantic Salmon, Crushed Potato and Dill, Green Beans, and Hollandaise ($26).
Light eats available below $20
Mains and burgers around the $24-$26ish range
207 Narrow Rd, Montville.
If you’re heading from Montville to Maleny, turn right just outside of Montville towards Lake Baroon and if you’re heading from Maleny to Montville, turn left just before Montville.
Tuesday to Sunday 8.30am – 4pm
Gluten-free/ Vegetarian options?