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“Excellent Food, great for special occasion”

Reef House Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 58 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, great for special occasion”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Even though we were inside, it is a great place to eat. The tables have space between them. The food is excellent there. We would go back there again

Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Townsville, Australia
1 review
“Fantastic food, terrible service”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We were expecting big things however waited 15 minutes for first drink as no bartender and wait staff (3) ran between barmaid tables. Our shared entree arrived however no plates were offered. We had to wait another few minutes for plates to arrive after we had to ask for them. The tables are well set apart, wine expensive but great selection. The chefs should be awarded five stars for their amazing food - duck risotto & prawn & saffron risotto! We had to wait another 15 minutes for a second drink. The service really lets down beautiful food. I doubt we would return. Disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Hobart
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely meal, great atmosphere”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We went to the Reef House Restaurant for our anniversary dinner and had the 5 course degustation. The food and service were wonderful and the atmosphere was just beautiful. The tables were well spaced apart so we could easily have a conversation with each other without shouting. It was nice not to be jammed in like a sardine for a change.

Visited September 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had the five course degustation menu and it was excellent. The variety of courses was perfect including, tuna, prawn risotto , beef & a beautiful dessert.

The service was very good with a lovely atmosphere. And it was very well priced at just $79 each.

Highly recommend it for a treat.

Visited September 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Almost perfect”
Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We were greeted warmly and seated in a great position. Initial service was excellent with meals delivered promptly. Food was outstanding. But as soon as our main was over all service just stopped. We waited a good 20 minutes which included trying to get service staff attention but to no avail so got up paid and left. We would've stayed for more drinks and dessert if service continued. Disappointing ending.

  • Visited September 2013
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