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All 49 Palm Cove Restaurants

Lime & Pepper

123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 9200
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Ranked #12 of 49 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Price range: $20 - $41
Cuisines: Australian, Bar
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New Hampton, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We had a great meal, starting with the innovative menu. The chef chooses local, fresh produce and has a flair for combining ingredients in a way that creates an exciting blend of flavors. Highlights were the quail entrée with plum jam and apple leek salad, a great mixed salad with passion fruit dressing and lamb with parsnip puree and two... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Was very happy to see Lime and Pepper serving late lunches as everywhere else on the esplanade seemed to have closed up between lunch and dinner. I knew I wanted prawns as my first meal in Queensland and my partner had an Asian dish. Portions were a little small but I was happy with a decent helping of avocado! I... More 

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Tennessee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We had looked at the menu posted outside, knew what we wanted, but once we were seated, we were only shown 2 of the 4 pages that were posted. So hubby wound up ordering a huge steak (more volume, more money) instead of the fish 'n' chips he'd wanted. But the restaurant was upscale, great service, friendly staff, tasty food,... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was the second restaurant we walked into after being at the nearby Italian one previous night, so we didn't expect this to top the earlier night. However the food was excellent and very fresh. Intelligent use of some tropical fruits in the dishes brought out an interesting flavour. The chef comes around and makes sure he gets detailed feedback... More 

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San Rafael, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We chose this restaurant out of the four in the same area because it was right near the beach yet had heat and the ambiance was the best of the four. Also, fellow travelers had recommended it. Our server was very versed and well traveled and seemed interested in people from the states. The food was excellent although the portions... More 

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Melbourne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I reviewed Lime and Pepper 2 years ago and gave it a bad mark for almost everything. I believe in redemption so I returned with my wife just 2 nights ago. We were greeted by a friendly team that were professional, and well educated about the food and wine they served. The meals themselves were cooked to perfection (lamb back... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Service was great, atmosphere was terrific and the food was very good. It would seem to me that the competition along the Esplanade is amazing and one goes from better to better with food and service.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Both my husband and I went to Lime and Pepper on Friday night and we were blown away by the service and the food. We are locals and have tried many restaurants in the area and this is a stand out. The lamb back strap was delicious as was the Duck Breast, did I mention the dessert ? A spicy... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Lime and Pepper's menu has some unusual and surprising listings, but every dish is a taste sensation. The food is beautifully prepared, and presentation is a feast for the eyes. The restaurant, itself, is located just across from the beach, with gorgeous views from almost every table, especially those on the open deck. As a bonus, the informative and friendly... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Chef Thomas is not only customer centric by spending some time in the floor after each dish, he's also the creator of some of the finest and most creative food I've tastes in a long time. White chocolate pircini mouse? You really have to taste this to believe it. Very highly recommended.

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Additional Information about Lime & Pepper

Address: 123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4059 9200
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
Average Prices: USD 20 - 41
Cuisine: Australian, Bar

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