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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 36
    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
Best views & tasty light lunch

Hubby and I called into Palm Cove for lunch on our way from Cairns to Port Douglas. We drove along the beach road looking for somewhere to have a light lunch. We picked the Reef House restaurant purely because of how inviting it looked with the entire front section opened up, taking in spectacular... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Belinda J
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very good menu with good variety. We chose the degustation and enjoyed all of the 5 courses plus dessert. The highlight was the barramundi with a mild curry sauce...it was outstanding. The matching wines were well selected and complimented the dishes. The service was very good and the cost reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Hubby and I called into Palm Cove for lunch on our way from Cairns to Port Douglas. We drove along the beach road looking for somewhere to have a light lunch. We picked the Reef House restaurant purely because of how inviting it looked with the entire front section opened up, taking in spectacular views of the ocean. The staff... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Sitting on the front deck, looking out across the ocean, the setting is stunning. We enjoyed all our meals, in particular the prawn risotto. The service was friendly and efficient.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Restaurant was ok - slightly limited menu if you dined here all the time. 50% Accor discount on food makes it value for money. Apart from main Restaurant Supervisor - the staff lack energy or spark and that resulted in overall poor and slow service just about every time we dined here over all 3 meal settings too.

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Melbourne
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

They offer a fine dining and a fixed price offering for specials, this is listed outside on a board. However in the restaurant this is not offered unless you ask for it and the staff told us it was not as good. The food was ok but the salt and pepper squid had little or no salt and pepper. The... More 

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Perth, Australia
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Had 1 meal here during our stay and 3 breakfast sittings all were well presented and good , Very lovely setting for the evening meal , looking out over palm cove beach, Staff were very attentive to our requirements

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great food but a little pricey but on par with the other resorts in the strip. Lovely open aired spaced and you can eat outside. Have breakfast and watch the sunrise.

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Phillip Island, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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
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8 reviews
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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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Address: 99 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4055 3633
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
Cuisine: International

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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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