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99 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4055 3633
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Consistent food quality

We have stayed here on 3 occasions over the years and dinner has been consistently good each time we visited. On this stay we had dinner twice on our 5 night stay and service was very friendly and professional,quite different to the basic service you receive at breakfast time. As an Accor Advantage... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Sydney
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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English first
Williamstown, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great food, wonderful service and the view .... to die for. Looking out over the ocean, relaxing and being waited on hand and foot!

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Sydney
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have stayed here on 3 occasions over the years and dinner has been consistently good each time we visited. On this stay we had dinner twice on our 5 night stay and service was very friendly and professional,quite different to the basic service you receive at breakfast time. As an Accor Advantage Plus member, the meals worked out to... More 

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Townsville, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Food and drinks took a long time to arrive. Food was pretty average and difficult to eat. Good location right across the road from the beach but................

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Cairns Region, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

First visit to this restaurant woeful,2nd time fantastic,3rd time very small serve. So inconsistent!

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N.Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
35 helpful votes 35 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
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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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