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“Great location, bit expensive, standard of service varies.”

Reef House Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 60 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed here so had both dinner and breakfast. At dinner the restaurant was fully booked for a Wedding function so they sat us at the back overlooking the big pool. It was really beautiful, so romantic and the service was excellent. The prices seemed expensive but we were given an unexpected 20% discount because we were staying in house, which brought the price down to reasonable. Wine and food were fantastic. The next day for brekky we ate in the main restaurant out front. A great place for brekky or lunch looking out towards the sea & beach etc. Sadly service that morning was woeful. They were extremely busy and didn't seem to have enough staff on to cope. Dirty tables when they have been vacated is OK but the length of time to take our order and then to serve our order was unacceptable. Lucky for us we were in no rush - just hungry!

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Thank CairnsGirl25
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Being our 33rd Wedding Anniversary, we booked into the Reef House Restaurant as we had shared an Anniversary meal here before. Over the past few years we have noticed that the menu had not changed much if at all, so we were pleased to see there were some new things to try. We ordered the 5 course degustation menu which came with a great selection of wines. Thoroughly enjoyed the night as the food was of a very high standard and the wine samples to go with the various courses were substantial. Usually for a degustation menu you get very small tastings of wines, but these were very generous. A great way to taste a variety of things on the menu and we definitely recommend you try it out.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

We had dinner here one night with friends as part of a wedding group, there was only 6 of us but the service was woeful. Slow, indifferent and just poor. The food was ok but not what you expect for the money. Nice location but so are the rest of the restaurants in the area, spend your money wisely and go elsewhere.

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Thank Evan T
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Great ambience, very well located but a bit on the pricey side for food. Can't say the food was anything out of the ordinary. Attracts a patronage of people who are more into meeting and being seen. Think it rides on past reputation without delivering a standard that matches the prices charged.

Thank RhondaH628
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

My husband and I were seated outside overlooking the ocean amongst beautiful lighting - very old world. We decide to treat ourselves to the degustation 5 course meal with the matching wines was fantastic (Vasse Felix wineas are always excellent). After the entree my husband changed our order to the 7 course meal because the food was so delightful. The two young men serving us were polite and went out of their way to deliver fine service. We had a delightful and romantic dinner which we would recommend as a must to anyone looking for a lovely night.

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Thank JennC03
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