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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 78
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  • 37
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine dining

The pick of the top end resturants along the strip, however this sitting fell a little short compared to previous visits. The food was as normal - A1 quality, however the service was a little aloof and disjointed in particular the Mat Rede.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We had an anniversary dinner here. The food and wine were excellent. Presentation was great, I'm only sorry I didn't take a picture.We felt it was a special night.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Outdoor dining at it's very best. Excellent menu and top quality food accompanied by great service. Loved the fish.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

In common with many of the established restaurants on the strip, standards have slipped, especially when it comes to service. The food - I had the swimmer crab - was perfectly adequate but unexciting, but the place is looking rather shabby and cobwebbed, the service was very slow and half-hearted, and the chilled tap water was closer to room temperature.... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The pick of the top end resturants along the strip, however this sitting fell a little short compared to previous visits. The food was as normal - A1 quality, however the service was a little aloof and disjointed in particular the Mat Rede.

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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went to Palm Cove on a day trip from Cairns, and stopped for lunch at this gorgeous restaurant. We chose this one because it was a bit away from the busier part of town and of course, opposite the beach. Lovely outlook, comfy chairs, looking through the palm trees to people and families on the beach. (All holidays should... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Beautiful food from extensive menu of fresh local seafood served by charming staff. Sipping wine, eating delicious fresh dinner served tastefully and overlooking the beautiful ocean at Palm Cove - this is what a holiday is all about

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great food and service. Lovely location, opposite the beach and it is an inside/outside restaurant. It is part of a hotel and caters to their breakfast buffets, but we had dinner and breakfast there and couldn't fault either - however Melbournites, their hashbrowns are not what we are used to!

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Mt Martha, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had dinner here one night during our stay in Palm Cove, it is in a fantastic location opposite the beach, the meal we had was delicious, the staff were very friendly and polite, we would eat here again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Nice location, average prices , poor has brown and funny tasting sausage plus small portions Small coffees two sips and they were gone Breakfast for two between $40 and $50 total Maybe the buffet is better , nice staff

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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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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: Scenic view, Local cuisine

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