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Reef House Restaurant

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99 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4055 3633
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Service was appalling!!!

This would have to be the worst service I have ever received at a restaurant. And meals were only average.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Sue R
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
N.Ireland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Great location, right in front of the Esplanade. Very friendly and helpful staff. The normal menu is quite pricey but we were able to order under the Special menu which resulted in us having a lovely meal in a lovely ambience at a very reasonable cost.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We booked a fairly last minute wedding at the Reef House and did all the preparations remotely, only meeting our wedding planner Zuzana on the morning of our wedding. Zuzana was amazing in making our day exactly how we wanted it and she took care of all the arrangements for us i.e permits and celebrants etc. We had hoped for... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

This would have to be the worst service I have ever received at a restaurant. And meals were only average.

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Well, this was a real winner. Although a fairly quiet night, the service was fantastic, with great attentiveness, menu knowledge and conversation from the staff, and the meal servings coming out at just the right intervals. The setting was brilliant, with the big open deck in front of the undercover but open restaurant, giving an uninterrupted view through the giant... More 

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Newcastle NSW
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stopped in here for a late lunch and were so glad that we did. We chose tapas menu and thought the food was lovely with plenty of flavour and variety. The salt and pepper calamari was so good we then went for a full serve to share. The staff were friendly and helpful with our choices. It was a... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Just right for lunch when we arrived, great food and non pushy service. Might have dinner there tonight

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Cairns Region, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I went for lunch a couple of weeks ago for lunch.Had the Caesar salad with Tiger prawns,the 4 prawns were fantastic but the salad ( or should I say lettuce) very ordinary, no dressing and a very wobbly poached egg sitting on top. My friend had battered flat-head tails - not sure if it was flat-head but it was OK.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The food was really nice with the crispy skinned barramundi the highlight. Service was very nice and the setting is lovely.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Had a lovely light lunch and shared a delicious bottle of wine. Windy day and not a lot of customers, service was great. Friendly and relaxed. Great start to a few days R&R

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Sydney
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Fine dining, fantastic service and a varied menu to suit all tastes and diets. The tropical ambience and environs of the restaurant makes the dining experience so relaxed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4055 3633

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view

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