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A seasonally changing 5-course degustation menu, 2 or 3-course à la carte menu, breakfast and all-day dining options like cheese and charcuterie platters. Extensive champagne and wine list.

About The Long Apron

Signature restaurant of Montville’s picturesque Spicers Clovelly Estate, The Long Apron is a dining experience that insists on a lengthy stay. This intimate restaurant feels instantly inviting and once seated in the elegant yet comfortable dining room, with its black French provincial-style chairs and white tablecloths, or out on the terrace gazing over the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, you’ll find it hard to leave. Most alluring are the seasonal European-inspired dishes on the menu, which blend classic techniques and the finest local produce with elegant results. Delve into the likes of venison tartare, cured egg yolk, black garlic gel, radish and a rye cracker to start; followed by lamb backstrap, braised shoulder, gnocchi Parisian and Falls Farm roots, best enjoyed with matching wines.

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A few words from The Long Apron

With a well-earned reputation for innovative dining experiences with contemporary French influences, The Long Apron is a Chef Hatted restaurant on the Sunshine Coast. Whether it's an intimate tasting menu for two or a group celebration, The Long Apron is sure to surprise and delight.

Highly awarded, the dining experience at The Long Apron is a true gastronomic journey, epitomising creative culinary excellence while maintaining the friendly, personal and personable services Spicers Retreats is known for. The restaurant has achieved 2 Chef-Hats in the Australian Good Food Guide plus the Readers' Choice award for the European category and ranked 18 in the Delicious Top 100 Restaurants for 2019.

Head Chef Geoff Abel and his culinary team look forward to welcoming you for dinner, lunch or breakfast!

Our private dining room is perfect for intimate dinner parties or you can relax in our tranquil gardens with a charcuterie platter and a glass of champagne.

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Location & Map

68 Balmoral Road, Montville 4560 QLD - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  7:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Mon  5:30:PM - 8:00:PM
Tue  7:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Tue  5:30:PM - 8:00:PM
Wed  7:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Wed  5:30:PM - 8:00:PM
Thu  7:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Thu  5:30:PM - 8:00:PM
Fri  7:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Fri  12:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 8:00:PM
Sat  7:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Sat  12:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 8:00:PM
Sun  7:30:AM - 9:30:AM
Sun  12:00:PM - 2:00:PM
Sun  5:30:PM - 8:00:PM

Groups & Functions

Private Dining Room up to 8 guests. Terrace and Dining room for groups up to 30. Library Deck up to 85.

  • Up to 85 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Degustation
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (7)


A great and tasty set menu for lunch!


Wow! Where to start, the whole experience was just perfect. We arrived on twilight and were quickly seated, the two waitresses that took care of us for the night were exceptional. Our glasses were never empty, our questions answered and most importantly they were passionate. We had the 5 course meal and my partner and i shared each dish so we both didn't miss out. We were pleasantly surprised at the perfect sized portions and were blown away with the tastes in each dish. No dish was lacking for flavour however our favourites were the Crab and the Bug. The deserts were to die for with the creamed rice just melting in your mouth and the sorbet bursting with flavour and crunch. The Long Apron has now become our all time favourite restaurant on the coast, it is worth the drive.


I recently celebrated my 60th birthday at The Long Apron with 10 close family members and friends. They all agreed that the food was some of the best they had ever tasted, if not THE best. The only negative feedback was some people were cold with a breeze coming through a side entrance but it was unusually cold and windy for this region. I would definitely recommend this dining experience to anyone and everyone.




Tasting menu has to be on everyone's bucket list. Truly inspiring presentation and flavours. Warm personal service, attentive, never overbearing. Lovely location, overall The Long Apron was a faultless dining experience. And we all know how hard these are to find.


simply superb, we were amazed, australias best kept secret, but don't tell anybody....