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“Excellent Food in Palm Cove!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Nu Nu Restaurant

Nu Nu Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 58 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $72
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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“Excellent Food in Palm Cove!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had dinner this week at Nu Nu's and loved the food! Must admit I was a little hesitant to make the reservation after reading other reviews, but am so glad that we did.
Started with a Butter Prawns entree to share, then we had the whole baked Barramundi and Pork Red Curry for mains. Serves great size, and the flavours were amazing! I really enjoyed this dinner.
The only reason I am not ranking this an excellent, but a very good, is that after over 2 hours, we still hadn't been able to order desert, even after requesting the menu- it was school holidays and they were busy- but we had to get back to the babysitter.
The waiting staff very lovely, but maybe not enough of them.
Overall, great dinner though- loved it! We will definitely be back!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Attentive service, but smallish main serves”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was a breezy day when we had lunch at Nu Nu, which has recently moved from its previous location at Peppers Palm Cove Resort to the absolute beach-front location at the Alamanda resort in Vievers Road, so we chose to sit in the inside section of the restaurant rather than on the outdoor deck.

The interior has a smart casual beachy feel – soft, deep banquette seating and cushions in neutral tones, and gently swaying hanging baskets of greenery overhead.

The menu offers a wide range of modern Australian cuisine. We started with warmed olives and lemon bread to share, then moved onto a ‘bigger dish’ and a dessert each. The bigger dishes were on the smallish side. If we’d had those alone, I think we’d have walked away from lunch feeling quite hungry. The flavour combinations in each dish were unusual and in our opinion, didn’t always work.

The stand out dishes, however were the desserts. I had the coconut snow egg, which was a soft meringuey ball, served with icecream and coconut flakes, on a pandanus sago. The sago was mouthwatering.

Service was attentive, professional and friendly. When our waitress noticed we were feeling a bit chilly with the breeze coming through the restaurant off the ocean, she brought back pashminas for us to wrap around our shoulders.

I've written more about our Plam Cove restaurant experiences at my blog: http://www.feetonforeignlands.com/2014/07/08/eating-out-in-and-around-palm-cove-queensland/

  • Visited June 2014
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Brisbane
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“Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

I had read some poor reviews but took the chance and wow did it pay off. I ate the oysters with hibiscus granita sensational the octopus leg with rye crumb but the spanner crab in the brioche bun was brilliant. Deserts and wine list ver good. Awesome value for money.Service was excellent friendly and timely. I will be back.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank MIKEPATSOM
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Amy E, Owner at Nu Nu Restaurant, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write some feedback.

It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed Nu Nu. We certainly seem to divide opinion on portion sizes and value for money so it is great that you appreciated what we do.

Thanks again.
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Palm Beach, Australia
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“Still hungry!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Although we were told that the dishes were designed to share, the servings were very small indeed.We ordered a starter and two mains ( approx. $75 ), which were tiny with no extras so we ordered side dish of pumpkin - $17 for two pieces! Service was slow and the menu required much more explanation.Waiter ordered wrong wine, then nearly topped up my wife's glass with the wrong wine, next visit almost topped it up with water.Left disappointed, hungry and considerably poorer.

  • Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

The fish was over cooked and waited over 45 minutes for our food. Ambience was lacking and overall a disappointing evening.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Kathy P
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