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Coolums on the Beach Beachfront Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

62 Hibiscus Lane Holloways Beach, Cairns, Queensland 4878, Australia
0740552900
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Price range: $22 - $89
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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English first
London
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This restaurant is closed, reviews must be for the one next door. Which is now the only one in the area (shame)

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Cairns
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is a relaxed place for breakfast or brunch... Overlooks the water at Holloways .... Just so tranquil ... Coffee is suburb and food is great ...

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Cairns
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Coolums has been closed for ages. If you want commercial food at Holloway's Beach, Straits on the Beach next door is still open and has great views. Not sure re food as it's been a while.

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sydney
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134 reviews 134 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We ate outside while watching the moon rise. A million-dollar experience for a fraction of the price of Sydney.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Coolums on the Beach has closed. It's gone gone gone. There is a pleasant little beach bar/restaurant next door.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Great location. Good food but poor service. I think it has now closed down.

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2010

We stopped at Coolums after a fabulous weekend in Port Douglas, and the location seemed lovely. The menu was limiting, which I like as it usually suggests that they know what they do well, but this was not the case for our visit. I orfered one of the specials, the Laksa (Which is one of my favourite meals and make/order... More

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Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2010

I ate at Coolums twice while in Holloways Beach and the setting is fabulous, sitting their with a drink right on the beach, you cannot get better than this. The food was good, not fabulous & for the price I guess I expected a little better. Also you had to order vegetables if you wanted something to go with your... More

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Sydney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2009

The meals at Coolum are excellent, we had the salt & pepper squid and garlic prawns. It was presented well and the taste was excellent. The only disappointment was the attitude of the male staff member who was taken aback when we used the rear entrance instead of the front entrance, Easily done when both doors are wide opened. But... More

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windsor NSW
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2009

We enjoyed Coolums, we only went once and the meal was good but expensive. We found a lot of the restaurants in Cairns expensive. The setting here is the selling point aand it is gorgeous especially if you arrive before dark, right on the beach.

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