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Apres Beach Bar & Grill

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Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta, Asian fusion
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119 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 2000
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7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Dear There have been a few changes here at APRES BEACH BAR & GRILL since...
Dear There have been a few changes here at APRES BEACH BAR & GRILL since November 20 and we thought, we should share this with you. It has been a difficult six months for Jen Malone, Clary and myself following our takeover of Apres after travelling the world for the past few years. We have now moved on and we have put the past behind us. Jen, Clary and I are all looking towards a bright future. We have strengthened our supervisory team with the recent appointment of Irene Schleifer to take over management responsibilities for the restaurant. With a degree in hospitality, Irene has gained a good deal of her experience in food and beverage during her employment in Disneyworld, Florida. Another key position has been filled through the appointment of a supervising chef. Steven Ellis was appointed to this position on 1 November,2014. Steven joins us with an excellent background and experience gained in several top hotels and restaurants in Australia and Korea. More recently, he was employed by the Shangri La Hotel at the Cairns Marina. Long overdue, we have put together with input from Steven and Irene, a brand new menu. This menu will be greeted with enthusiasm and offers a wide selection of dishes and quality second to none. We are excited! Things are now really cooking here at APRES BEACH BAR & GRILL, so we look forward to seeing you back
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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 52
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Even better the second time.

I had the pear and walnut salad. Others at my table had the fresh calamari and the caesar salads. There were happy bellies all round. I loved the atmosphere and the staff were so lovely. I could have sat there all afternoon with the view over the ocean and a few more wines. Our meals were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
AussiefamilyNQ
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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420 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I had the pear and walnut salad. Others at my table had the fresh calamari and the caesar salads. There were happy bellies all round. I loved the atmosphere and the staff were so lovely. I could have sat there all afternoon with the view over the ocean and a few more wines. Our meals were served quite quickly and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Whyalla, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

WOW - the meals were fantastic, best steak you will ever eat! The service the staff provided was first class, thank you Bonnie for your food advice & friendliness, as a result we came back for the second night. The atmosphere is great, live music, fantastic food, friendly staff & the view is breath taking - there is nothing more... More 

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robert v, Owner at Apres Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your overwhelmingly amazing review of Apres Beach Bar & Grill. It is always extra special to hear in writing that customers enjoyed our Apres experience. Bonnie has been working for Apres Beach Bar & Grill for nearly 10 years and yes she is a industry professional who is committed to customer service and quality. We will pass... More 

Mt. Martha. Vic
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were given a discount card when we checked into our accomodation so we thought we would try them for lunch. We enjoyed our meal so much that we went back for dinner. Staff were very friendly and very helpful. The bar staff make excellent cocktails and are happy to chat about local attractions etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
robert v, Owner at Apres Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed our lunch and dinner menu at Apres Beach Bar and Grill. We will pass on your lovely comments to our floor staff. We look forward in seeing you again for cocktails on our deck overlooking the Coral Sea. More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Our favourite restaurant in cairns great food great atmosphere and excellent service an all round perfect experience sea food platter special for Valentine's Day was 10 out of 10 a lady in particular Jen is a credit to the place going the extra mile to make your visit memorable we will certainly be returning and suggest you try it for... More 

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robert v, Owner at Apres Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi Adam Thank you for your review of Apres Beach Bar & Grill. It is always extra special to hear from a local that you enjoyed our Apres experience. We are glad that you enjoyed our seafood platter on Valentines Day. We will pass on your comments to our kitchen and wait staff. We thank you for continually choosing to... More 

isle of man
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Our second night in Palm Cove we found this restaurant, pity we did not find it the first night. On arrival met by staff asked where we would like to sit. Once we had settled in, given the menus and a full explanation of them all. We went for the 33,90 special of spatchcock chicken and veal medallions. My wife... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
robert v, Owner at Apres Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Great to hear that you experienced our set dinner special and A La Carte menu. Like many you enjoyed the location. Our Pub Quiz nights are always well attended and look forward in seeing you again in the near future. We will pass on your lovely comments to our kitchen,floor and Pub quiz staff. More 

Melbourne
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I wouldn't eat here.... everything feels so sticky.... But you must go inside and look UP. It's crazy, they've got paraphernalia stuck on the ceiling everywhere. But it's an icky place to have to stay for long....

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
robert v, Owner at Apres Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Good morning Looking at your other Palm Cove reviews it appears you did not enjoy your stay in Palm Cove. I am very disappointed you only gave us only 2 stars having not dined at at our restaurant. Our team received fantastic feedback on the new menu so it is disappointing to read that you did not try us for... More 

USA
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

After a long day touring around the cairns area we return to palm cove and have an awesome evening at Après. Being at the village center in the evening is always a great time....you can't beat the atmosphere the food and the drinks.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
robert v, Owner at Apres Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi Willie, Thank you for your positive review from your recent dining experience with us at Apres Beach Bar and Grill. We agree the atmosphere of the venue and it's location is superb. Great to hear that you enjoyed your meal and our staff looked after your needs. We look forward to seeing you back at Apres Beach Bar and... More 

Palm Cove, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We keep going back to Apres Beach Bar & Grill as the food, location and atmosphere is awesome. 10/10 They have live entertainment which is very relaxing and enjoyable. Love the spray of mist water to cool you down. All the meals we have had have been delicious and the service from Jen and the staff is excellent. I would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
robert v, Owner at Apres Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi Maureen Thank you for your overwhelmingly amazing review of Apres Beach Bar & Grill. It is always extra special to hear from a Palm Cove local that you enjoyed our Apres experience. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and the atmosphere in our restaurant. We will pass on your lovely comments to our kitchen and service. We... More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Needed a night to sit and relax to music and dinner. We were greeted and seated as soon as we walked in with menus and specials for the evening. The meal was absolutely brilliant. I had the lamb rump served with sweet potato mash and a chickpea, chorizo ragout, cooked to absolute perfection. My partner had the duck and shiitake... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
robert v, Owner at Apres Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi Sam & Em Great to hear that you enjoyed our new menu, enjoyed the location,atmosphere and live music. Our team is receiving fantastic feedback since we launched our new menu. We will pass on your nice review. We look forward in seeing you soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My group of 9 rocked up, no booking and the staff were great. Set up our table while we went to bar, that's where we met Tiffany (the best cocktail maker in FNQ) she was fantastic all night if she didn't know a recipe she would go and find it nothing was too much effort. GREAT JOB TIFFANY!!!!!! The rest... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
robert v, Owner at Apres Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi Shelley, thank you so much for your lovely review & taking the time to let us know your experience at Apres Beach Bar and Grill. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. We have passed on your nice comments to Tiffany. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4059 2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

Description

Dear There have been a few changes here at APRES BEACH BAR & GRILL since November 20 and we thought, we should share this with you. It has been a difficult six months for Jen Malone, Clary and myself following our takeover of Apres after travelling the world for the past few years. We have now moved on and we have put the past behind us. Jen, Clary and I are all looking towards a bright future. We have strengthened our supervisory team with the recent appointment of Irene Schleifer to take over management responsibilities for the restaurant. With a degree in hospitality, Irene has gained a good deal of her experience in food and beverage during her employment in Disneyworld, Florida. Another key position has been filled through the appointment of a supervising chef. Steven Ellis was appointed to this position on 1 November,2014. Steven joins us with an excellent background and experience gained in several top hotels and restaurants in Australia and Korea. More recently, he was employed by the Shangri La Hotel at the Cairns Marina. Long overdue, we have put together with input from Steven and Irene, a brand new menu. This menu will be greeted with enthusiasm and offers a wide selection of dishes and quality second to none. We are excited! Things are now really cooking here at APRES BEACH BAR & GRILL, so we look forward to seeing you back
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?