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“PALM COVE PEARL[ER]” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vivo Palm Cove

Vivo Palm Cove
Ranked #4 of 58 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Australian
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: All day dining from 6.30am daily. Happy Hour and Tapas from 3-5.30pm. Beachfront 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.
Cairns
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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“PALM COVE PEARL[ER]”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

I have eaten at Vivo's - lunch, dinner, happy hour [and on one glorious occasion for all three] - many times with spouse, son, son and daughter in law, grandson and/or any friend/relation who happens to be visiting. It has never disappointed. Try their antipasto plate - fresh and different - and their cocktails - innovative and exciting. Wine and spirit list is extensive, their plate of the day is great and the view is to die for. I opt for their soft shell crab or their swimmer crab pasta. The desserts, so my grandson[ who can eat his own weight in food] tells me are also good - I've never had enough room left after the antipasto and the main to find out! Service is excellent - the staff have a love and knowledge of food, and a liking for people - and it shows. I'll probably regret sharing this little gem, but it is a pearl in the very competitive atmosphere of Palm Cove

  • Visited January 2012
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Melton Mowbray, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

This lovely little restaurant was next to the resort we were staying at so we decided to try it out. The staff were very polite and cheery and the food was lovely too. We had a nic etable that looked out over the tree lined beach.

Visited January 2012
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Melbourne
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33 reviews
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“A happy hour hit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

Vivo is a great little spot in the middle of Palm Cove (attached to the Mantra). The food was great, interesting without being too strange (no "foams" ect). It was pretty good value and has a nice wine list.

Vivo also has (or did when we were there) a 2 hour happy hour with $10 cocktails. Over the week we tried nearly all of them - and they were all delicious.

This place is very child friendly. Lots of high chairs, sufficient level of noise (from inside and the ocean diretly opposite) that kiddy-noise is not going to earn you "death-stares" from the other patrons.

Visited October 2011
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Sydney
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3 reviews
“Yummy Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2012

Had a beautiful breakfast. Staff were lovely and food was excellent

Visited January 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Good Grub!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

This place was recommended by Kewarra Beach Resort as a place that locals eat and was worth the walk to get there from Kewarra to Palm Cove. Needless to say, it was. Lovely atmosphere, excellent food and swift service. Loved it.

Visited January 2012
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