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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 34
    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
Not how we remembered!

We were dining with the 'Accor' card, so we were refused on using this for the deal 2 crs for $49 and the 5 crs for $79 (for memory on price) , so had the normal a-la-carte. Meals very nice, but missed being able to sit by the waterfall at the rear next to the pool which is now reserved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Susan S
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Phillip Island, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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203 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Phillip Island, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We were dining with the 'Accor' card, so we were refused on using this for the deal 2 crs for $49 and the 5 crs for $79 (for memory on price) , so had the normal a-la-carte. Meals very nice, but missed being able to sit by the waterfall at the rear next to the pool which is now reserved... More 

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TASMANIA
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Reef House Restaurant has a great ambiance and overtlooks the beach however food and service is a bit disappointing. We had the week day special which seemed reasonable value however we where given a grubby piece of well used paper with the menu selection on it which gave us bad vibes.For entree we both had the salt and pepper calamari... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

More of a hotel style restaurant one waiter was lovely the others a little stiff. Food was very good so we came back for a second time and was not disapointed. Recommend the grilled fish or chicked for the children as the deep fried is not home made but bought in.

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Launceston Tas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Restaurant was used with our Accor membership so we got 50% off food. Menu was wide variety and waiter was extremely helpful. Didn't have a booking but thankfully wasn't too busy. Both had steak which was cooked extremely well. Cremebrulee was also a stand out. Make sure you visit

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Williamstown, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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