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“Delicious food in a lovely location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vivo Bar and Grill

Vivo Bar and Grill
49 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 0944
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Ranked #2 of 49 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: All day dining from 7.00am daily. Happy Hour and Tapas from 3-6pmBeachfront dining offering stunning views out to the Coral Sea,incorporating outdoor seating as well as verandah seating in a classic Queensland colonial building.Proudly serving Genovese coffee.
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“Delicious food in a lovely location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Enjoyed dinner here a couple of nights ago, catching up with friends we hadn't seen for several years. We enjoyed a glass of wine sitting out the front, watching the world go by and the light fade from the sky over the beautiful Palm Cover waterfront. Moved inside to our table for dinner, very attentive waiter who was good enough to apologise for the fairly lengthy time we had to wait for our meals. We all enjoyed our meals - nicely presented, interesting dishes, well cooked. Probably a bit pricey by our standards, specially as you have to pay for any accompaniments in the way of vegetables or salads, but overall very happy we went there.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Yummy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

On our last day in FNQ we headed to Palm Cove for breakfast. Vivo had been recommended to us, and did not disappoint. We eat breakfast out a lot in Melbourne, and had been struggling to find something here that was as good. Vivo was the place! the setting was glorious. we sat in the front corner, nestled in a hedge of green, overlooking the palm trees and beach. The first test was the coffee - and it was a winner. Both my husband and I had 2! We ordered a range of dishes - French toast, banana hotcakes, bacon and eggs with sides of hash brown, avocado and tomatoes. The only minor niggle was that my son didn't like his "lemon pepper hash brown". It was quite an unusual flavor, but still well cooked. The husband scored it to add to his plate! The kids enjoyed a mango smoothie and banana smoothie to accompany their food. The atmosphere was wonderful, and the service attentive. They were extremely busy when we first arrived, so we had to go to collect an extra plate ourselves as we couldn't raise the attention of a staff member, but this was very minor. A second course ordered was delivered very promptly as the breakfast rush quietened. I would highly recommend Vivo to visitors in the area.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Officious maître d'”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We are here in Palm Cove for the week and Vivo was recommended by a friend. So on Monday we stopped by for dinner. True, we didn't have a reservation but we found the maître d' off-hand and unfriendly.

We were then put at table in the middle of a thoroughfare and we bounced around as each waiter bounded past us.

While the maître d' was unhelpful the rest of the wait staff were great and the food tasty. Hence the average rating.

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Broome, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food, atmosphere and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Always come here to eat when we are in palm cove and never disappointed. Food and service is always excellent.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geelong, Australia
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“Happy hour cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We came here twice for happy hour cocktails and anti pasto and once for dinner. What was so great for us (apart from the food) is that as part of Mantra and next door to the accommodation was a large lawned area. We seated ourselves in viewing distance from the kids and let them run around with other kids having fun while we got to have cocktails and anti pasto. On our last night we dined here starting off with a few tapas followed by duck and fish. Nothing disappointed. The staff were very warm and welcoming even bringing out empty coffee cups with a straw for my kids to drink out of. A lovely dining experience.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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