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“Staff are rude and food is overpriced” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Apres Beach Bar & Grill

Apres Beach Bar & Grill
119 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4059 2000
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Ranked #31 of 49 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta, Asian fusion
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
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 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
Melbourne, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Staff are rude and food is overpriced”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

My partner and I came here for dinner mid week. The place wasn't very busy but we waited for over 5 minutes for a waitress to come and show us a table. After she did we got told that we had to order at the bar and there would be no table service. She walked away without even asking us if we wanted table water. The prices on the menu were super expensive and I would have at least expected to be served at my table. Lucky for us the service was so bad that they didn't even notice when we walked away. We went to the Rising Sun instead and got treated extremely nicely!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Friendly staff, wonderful atmosphere, great owners that are down to earth and fairly priced. What more can you ask for?

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Noosa, Australia
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“Avant la plage Aussie!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Great tropical feeling here for a bite. You can see Palm Cove from all outdoor seats. Menu is basic bar type food such as BLT sandwiches and burgers yet they also made a great chicken jungle curry.
Service can be a tad slow but the view is so nice you don't mind waiting.
Good cold beers on tap, cocktails, and snacks. All the locals seem to congregate here so a good place to get tips on the area. We had 2 lunches & drinks here. All satisfied us.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rockingham
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“Great food,service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Loved it so much went back a few days later. Overlooks beautiful palm cove beach, the place is full of character food was great value and the staff very friendly...highly recommend it

  • Visited August 2012
    • 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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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Loved this little bar, the manager Jenny, is fantastic, we had Christmas dinner here and we felt part of the family.

Visited December 2012
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