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“Best meal in Palm Cove” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Colonies At The Cove

Colonies At The Cove
Paradise Village Shopping Center | 117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
07 4055 3058
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Ranked #5 of 45 restaurants in Palm Cove
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best meal in Palm Cove”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Food and service were just superb. Easily the best restaurant experience we had in Palm Cove. Beautifully cooked, elegantly presented uncomplicated good food. Cold beer in frozen glasses and a reasonably priced wine list. Only issue was price. But no more so than the rest of Palm Cove. At least this place delivers!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My husband and I ate here with some friends and have to say that we were totally impressed with the food. The pork belly Penang was to die for and the green chicken curry came in a very close second. Would definitely eat here again. We found the waitress to be friendly and professional. Highly recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

I was hesitant at first as I thought it was a little expensive but wow was it worth the money!! I had the special - prawn and Morton bay bug pasta - wow best pasta I've had in years!!! Huge meal too and soo generous with the seafood! Money well spent

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awesome food and service - delicious from start to finish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We had fantastic food and service - fab place! Would recommend the thai chicken curry and don't miss dessert - yum

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Slightly disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We picked this restaurant after walking past it several times. The menu is a little confusing, ranging from green curry, seafood platters, pork belly (which was unavailable the night we went) to spaghetti bolognaise.
The service was fine, although the two ladies on that night were a little harried. Polite enough.

The seats were really hard, and the tables inside where we sat, too low. We're not tall people, but it was actually uncomfortable to sit and eat. I had a very nice lychee mojito. I ordered some kangaroo, which was tender enough, sitting on a bed of mash. No greens. It had a very dark sauce which was quite tasty, but some vegetables might have made it look a bit more appetizing. My partner's spaghetti bolognaise was the most disappointing. Good size portion, but barely any meat in the sauce, and was half cold before he finished eating it.

$2 surcharge on the bill if you use a credit card. Bit disappointing given the tourist town prices.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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