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Apres Beach Bar & Grill

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Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, Pub, Pasta, Asian fusion
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119 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 2000
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Apres Beach Bar & Grill is celebrating an amazing revamp with an exciting...
Apres Beach Bar & Grill is celebrating an amazing revamp with an exciting new menu created by two new chefs, a new Pizza Bar and new outdoor furniture. The kid's playground across the road allows you to have a drink or meal while the kids are entertained in the playground. Come and try us out with a complete new food and new drink menu. We have strengthened our supervisory team with the appointment of a supervising chef.March 6 2015 we opened Apres Pizzeria in the rear section of the Apres Bar. Apres Beach Bar & Grill is open 7 days a week all year round. At Apres, we don't want you to just eat, we want you to have a dining experience that you will remember! Dine on the outdoor deck, with stunning views overlooking Palm Cove beach, one of the world's best beaches. There is nothing quite like the sound of waves lapping the shore while palms sway gently in the breeze to add ambience to a meal. Perhaps you'd just like to enjoy a drink, a bar snack or a tapaz platter - the choice is yours, we have something for everyone. Or simply come in for a quick coffee and pastry. While you soak up the atmosphere check out the fascinating memorabilia that is part of our decor. Our friendly and inviting atmosphere has earned us the reputation of being one of Palm Cove's premier meeting places, for both locals and visitors alike. The phrase "Let's meet at Apres" is part of the local language here. While overlooking the beautiful Palm Cove beach, you can meet for a meal, mingle over a drink or just soak up the buzz that defines the Apres Style. Apres has live music every night and organizes many events throughout the year, ranging from Happy Fridays, Darts, Trivia Nights, 60-70-80's music, hospitality/locals nights, happy Pizza hours and Rock & Roll. We are open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. OUR SUNDAY BREAKFAST is almost relaxed enough to wear your pyjamas! APRES BEACH BAR & GRILL, GOOD TIMES ON TAP GREAT FOOD, GREAT FUN, GREAT LOCATION, GREAT ATMOSPHERE. We are excited! Things are now really cooking here at APRES BEACH BAR & GRILL
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    Very good
  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Don't let the rustic exterior fool you...

Great steak, a well varied menu and kid friendly. Overlooking the play park so the kids can have a play while waiting for the food. Fantastic location for watching the colours change over the mountains and beach when you catch an early meal. I had the Gnocchi Carbonara, Hubbie had the rump... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Karen S
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great steak, a well varied menu and kid friendly. Overlooking the play park so the kids can have a play while waiting for the food. Fantastic location for watching the colours change over the mountains and beach when you catch an early meal. I had the Gnocchi Carbonara, Hubbie had the rump, teenage daughter the grilled barramundi and three year... More 

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Shepparton, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

When we first visited Après 5 years ago the place was very good. We have been going back to Palm Cove a couple of times each year since then but each time we go to Après it seems to have gone backwards a little. Just home from another trip to Palm Cove and this is the last time we will... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Decided to call into palm Cove on the way back to cairns. We were only going to have a drink here but the waiter was very friendly and helpful so we had two items off the tapas menu. I had Spanish meatballs which were lovely. Hubby had calamari and he said it was ok but not fantastic. We enjoyed chilling... More 

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

Hi cfsmith2 We are glad that you enjoyed Apres Beach Bar $ Grill and the atmosphere with our daily live music on the deck. We think the views are pretty special too! We will pass on your lovely comments to our floor staff. Pleased to see you enjoyed our new Tapaz Menu.. Thank you for taking the time to review... More 

Madison, Alabama
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We ate recently while visiting Palm Cove. I had the veal and prawns which were really good. The salad and fries were fine. My husband wanted something like a filet mignon, but the terms didn't quite translate with our server, so he got something close, but not quite the same quality. One glitch: our server didn't come to bring the... More 

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

Hi Patti B Thank you for your review, We are pleased that you enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere in our restaurant. We will pass on your lovely comments to our kitchen and service staff. Your comment re the check I have passed onto our supervisors. We look forward to seeing you again soon! and we appreciate your review Kind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Best service in Palm Cove, great food, reasonable prices! More than a pub less than a fancy restaurant! Only place in Palm that we've felt comfortable and wanted to return!

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

Hi Bourkas Thank you for your kind words . Apres Beach Bar and Grill stands for GREAT FOOD GREAT ATMOSPHERE GREAT FUN and GREAT BEACHFRONT LOCATION. and it looks like that this is what we delivered. Our new A La Carte Menu, Our new Apres pizzeria and our snack menu in the bar allows plenty of choice. We look forward... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Pros: good, attentive wait staff; nice ambiance. Pizza was available until late. Cons: food taste was not there for me. Potato wedges and pizza were pretty bland. Meatball appetizer also had no real flavor. For the price, you can do a little better in Palm Cove.

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

Hi Cooldeben Thank for your review I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our snack menu. Spanish meat balls and the potato wedges) Our snack menu is designed as a bar snack and not as a appetizer and are budget priced accordingly. I have passed on your comments to our head chef. I would hope that on... More 

New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Après offers cafe style dining in the central part of The Palm Cove Esplanade. The decor reflects nothing of the area but follows an American theme. Two large 'Blues Brothers' figures are placed on the front area of Après. We went there in early June 2015 for steaks and salad. The steaks were adequate. The salads appeared somewhat wilted and... More 

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

Hi AUSSIE4060 We are sorry to hear of your average experience as this is not something that we aim to achieve at Apres Beach Bar & Grill We would have appreciated your feedback on the day (management) so we could have rectified this issue. Our fruit and vegetables are delivered daily and where possible is local produce. Our team received... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Standard pub grub. Not bad not great. Didn't finish my chicken pollo al fresco as it was just a schnitzel covered in bacon and cheese, but others might enjoy it more. Not helped by the great food we have had at other restaurants in Palm Cove

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

Hi Rwalford 74 Thank you for reviewing Apres Beach Bar and Grill, Our Pollo al Fresco is a very popular dish on our menu and is a dish priced for those looking for a lower priced meal. It appears you compare us with a much more upmarket and more expensive restaurant. (based on your other review) Next time you visit... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Sunday evening at Palm Cove after the chaos of the Ironman event earlier in the day, quietness had returned to this paradise right against the ocean. Chose this venue as we are doing the whole strip while on our 2 weeks of total relaxation. Realised already that there are too many restaurants to checkout in merely a fortnight – but... More 

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

Hi Laurie S Thank you for your review of Apres Beach Bar & Grill. It is always extra special to hear from a Trip Advisor top contributor that you and your wife enjoyed our Apres experience. Apres Beach Bar & Grill Promotes Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Location and Great Fun. We are glad that you enjoyed your meals and... More 

Preston UK
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243 reviews 243 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Ate here a couple of times during our 2 weeks in Palm Cove. Having arrived in the resort early evening we chose the Après because it was really busy, which to me is a good sign. Good varied menu, the steak was delicious and good choice of drinks.

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

Hi ajb1207 Thank you for reviewing Apres Beach Bar and Grill We always appreciate feedback and in particular from top contributors. Yes we are a very busy restaurant and most night very busy, with locals and tourist. We are pleased that you enjoyed our varied menu our signature steaks and the atmosphere in Apres Beach Bar and Grill. We look... More 

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Additional Information about Apres Beach Bar & Grill

Address: 119 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4059 2000
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Palm Cove
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 27
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, Pub, Pasta, Asian fusion

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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 - 27
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, Pub, Pasta, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene

Description

Apres Beach Bar & Grill is celebrating an amazing revamp with an exciting new menu created by two new chefs, a new Pizza Bar and new outdoor furniture. The kid's playground across the road allows you to have a drink or meal while the kids are entertained in the playground. Come and try us out with a complete new food and new drink menu. We have strengthened our supervisory team with the appointment of a supervising chef.March 6 2015 we opened Apres Pizzeria in the rear section of the Apres Bar. Apres Beach Bar & Grill is open 7 days a week all year round. At Apres, we don't want you to just eat, we want you to have a dining experience that you will remember! Dine on the outdoor deck, with stunning views overlooking Palm Cove beach, one of the world's best beaches. There is nothing quite like the sound of waves lapping the shore while palms sway gently in the breeze to add ambience to a meal. Perhaps you'd just like to enjoy a drink, a bar snack or a tapaz platter - the choice is yours, we have something for everyone. Or simply come in for a quick coffee and pastry. While you soak up the atmosphere check out the fascinating memorabilia that is part of our decor. Our friendly and inviting atmosphere has earned us the reputation of being one of Palm Cove's premier meeting places, for both locals and visitors alike. The phrase "Let's meet at Apres" is part of the local language here. While overlooking the beautiful Palm Cove beach, you can meet for a meal, mingle over a drink or just soak up the buzz that defines the Apres Style. Apres has live music every night and organizes many events throughout the year, ranging from Happy Fridays, Darts, Trivia Nights, 60-70-80's music, hospitality/locals nights, happy Pizza hours and Rock & Roll. We are open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. OUR SUNDAY BREAKFAST is almost relaxed enough to wear your pyjamas! APRES BEACH BAR & GRILL, GOOD TIMES ON TAP GREAT FOOD, GREAT FUN, GREAT LOCATION, GREAT ATMOSPHERE. We are excited! Things are now really cooking here at APRES BEACH BAR & GRILL
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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