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Review of Nu Nu Restaurant

Nu Nu Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 60 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $73
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed October 28, 2009

Well, it wasn’t the best start. We had a family bereavement the day we were going to eat at Nunu. We weren’t particularly the cheeriest people in the restaurant – a fact that the waiter who served us pointed out. When we let him know what had happened, he didn’t say anything. Credit to him for doing so because his “jokes” (which would have been inappropriate at the best of times and included double entendres about there being 1 male and 2 female guests) were certainly not appreciated by anyone in our group.

I was the only one of our party to order an entree; this arrived in reasonable time and was of good standard. The scallops were nicely cooked in their half-shell and the accompanying garnishes packed good punch.

It took 50 minutes for the mains to come out, far too long when it was already 9pm. Although the food was very good, the service was extremely poor – it often took 3 tries to ask for a fill up of our water carafe.

The barramundi in red curry sauce was very fine, plated up very stylishly with crisp skin and moist flesh that begged serious finger licking. Another of our group ordered loin of lamb and this was nicely presented with a wonderfully creamy mash and crisp greens and nicely reduced jus.

What really got us was the fact we wanted to get out of there at the end of the meal fairly quickly and it took 20 minutes to get the bill - our asking for the bill 3 times notwithstanding. Add to that my credit card being overcharged by no small amount and serious doubts as to whether I could recommend Nunu as a dining experience remain. The food is, no doubt, of a very high standard (with prices to match) but the overall service standards drag it down, which is a pity. How often does it happen though, great food, poor service – the really good restaurants get both right. Nunu is no Vue du Monde, no Becasse, no Aria because of its service.

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Reviewed October 5, 2009

What a delight Nunu's is.
From the impeccable service (and waitstaff who know their wine) to the general ambience.
Had dinner twice here and both times did not disappoint. In fact, after staying for eight days in Palm Cove, good restaurants are hard to find. Either the service was erratic, to say the least, the quality of the food was very average and overpriced - hello Vivo's -
to the Deli, are their ham and cheese croissants imported from France?
Please, this is FNQ, not the Champs Elysees.
Go to Nunu's, if only for the smoked red emperor on betel leaves

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Reviewed September 12, 2009

I can understand why this restaurant has been voted as one of Australia's top 100. We had both breakfast and dinner here and were very impressed by the food and the service. Dinner was amazing. The menu is fantastic with unique dishes. We savoured every mouthful and felt like we were experiencing something very special. Everything was so fresh and flavoursome. We have eaten in so many restaurants and sometimes it feels like you've had the same dishes over and over again. You will not experience this at Nu Nu. Can't wait to have another holiday in Palm Cove so that we can sample some more of their wonderful food.

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Reviewed July 28, 2009

My partner and I have eaten in a fair few good restaurants around the world and this was definitely one of the best. I couldn't fault anything and all 3 courses were perfectly presented, well thought out, complexed and most importantly delicious. Cocktails were great too.

The service was extremely relaxed and friendly. The staff seemed to make time to talk to their customers, which made you feel welcome.

I can't complain about anything and will certainly look to return on our next visit to Palm Cove. I would strongly recommend visiting Nunu to anyone in the Palm Cove area.

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Reviewed June 15, 2009

We had breakfast twice and lunch once. We ordered breakfast on the morning of our wedding (27/05/09) at Nunu (unbeknownst to them) and it was absolutely superb. I ordered the coconut pancakes with banana and coconut sorbet and my husband ordered bacon, eggs, tomato etc. The pancakes were heavenly, so light and absolutely delicious. The coffee was brilliant also. Hubby loved his brekkie as well. We had breakfast one week later and lunch on one occasion in which we shared the tropical fruit salad, Yum :) My expectations were exceeded (hard to do). Brilliant service; atmosphere; and value. Highly recommend, thanks Nunu :)

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