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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 18
    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
Dinner - Degustation Menu

I went to this restaurant because my niece heard it was good so she gave me a $100 gift voucher. We had the 5 course Degustation. We all enjoyed the food and I was allowed to change the desert to something else. There are a lot of restaurants in that strip which I haven't tried so I can't compare... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Adrian H
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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Tauranga
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went here for breakfast - so many to choose from at Palm Cove and unfortunately we chose here. Slow service - then after quite a wait we were told they had no bananas (!) and hubby had to choose again. Then waitress offered to make special coffee for us - never saw her again. Lovely outlook only plus -... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We decided to have breakfast at this restaurant for it is in a nice location opposite the beach but unfortunately that is where it end. The service was poor. Not sure if the staff are happy to be working here. The coffee is pretty bad. I had a long black and i think a nespresso would have better than the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went looking for somewhere to eat without much hope as we didn't have a booking. Fortunately, the Reef House had a table for 2 so we grabbed it. The open air eatery was just lovely with a view of the stars and a balmy night. Hubby ordered a rib-eye fillet while I had the signature barramundi and it was... More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Reef House restaurant has one of the most visually appealing views from the restaurants in Palm Cove. There is an amazing deck at the front of the deck where you can dine outdoors, or sit in the comfy lounges to enjoy drinks with those special people in your life. Sadly though, that's where it all stops! I have given... More 

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Pimpama, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stayed at the hotel and dined at the restaurant several times. Have had breakfast, lunch, dinner and in betweens. All good and overlooking the ocean it is so relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I went to this restaurant because my niece heard it was good so she gave me a $100 gift voucher. We had the 5 course Degustation. We all enjoyed the food and I was allowed to change the desert to something else. There are a lot of restaurants in that strip which I haven't tried so I can't compare this... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had walked past many times without giving the Reef House a second thought, but decided to give it a chance one night and are so very glad that we did. The food was outstanding and more than made up for the less than attentive service. We stood at the indicated waiting area for some time waiting to be greeted... More 

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Prevessin Moens, France
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

very good restaurant . Nice and pleasant service. great place under the trees , away from the road . There is space in between the tables .Cooking is tasty and refined . really enjoyed our diner.

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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: Scenic view, Local cuisine

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