Reef House Restaurant

99 Williams Esplanade, Cairns, Palm Cove, Australia, 4879
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All days
Breakfast from 6.30am
Lunch from 12pm to 3pm
Dinner from 6pm to 8.30pm Last order.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
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About Reef House Restaurant

The prime location for tropical dining, Reef House Restaurant has been here since the 60's nestled under the magnificent Melaleuca trees and palms. Today, the views across to the coral sea still take your breath away and the candlelit night ambiance is intimate and romantic.

Our menus offer a variety of dishes using the amazing fresh produce of North Queensland, our wine list will compliment any choice and discerning palette. Our six course degustation menu with matching wines, is the perfect way to experience a little of all our dinner dishes.

Cuisine: Modern Australian
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 01 July 2020

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Visited On Sunday, 28 June 2020

Due to the present situation limited menu.food quality and service very good

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Visited On Saturday, 27 June 2020

Food was amazing for dinner and breakfast. Can not fault it!

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 June 2020

I had a reservation for 2, confirmed over the phone and via email for dinner last night. When we arrived, looking forward to a lovely dinner out, there was no one there! No staff, no bar open, no restaurant open. We telephoned and email but no response until this request for feedback. Extremely disappointing and thank goodness another great restaurant in town looked after us.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 June 2020

Staff were very accommodating to our family and food was really yummy!would definitely go back

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Visited On Saturday, 13 June 2020

The Reef House has been our favourite Palm Cove restaurant for many years and we were happy to see it open again .

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Visited On Saturday, 21 March 2020

Lovely cozy style hotel. Rooms were well appointed and comfortable. Staff very helpful. Meal in restaurant was excellent. Very relaxing and peaceful weekend away. Many thanks

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Visited On Thursday, 19 March 2020

We had the degustation menu... it was “AMAZING”, every about it was 10 out of 10, the presentation, the taste, everything. This night was a special occasion and the meal did not disappoint. We will definitely be back again. Service was also spot on. Great job guys👌

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

It is no denying that the food and presentation by chefs at the Reef House exceeds a lot of establishments in Palm Cove. However, the service or lack thereof as a resort diner was atrocious and unfortunately detracted from the entire dining experience. In particular the lack of clearing of plates, the lack of disinterest by the head waiter and the failure to request after the plates were eventually cleared after 20 minutes of finishing, if we were indeed after any dessert/appertifs etc. Whilst we had set out to enjoy a dessert from this critically acclaimed establishment, based on the lack of service we declined and left feeling underwhelmed by the experience. Such a shame as there is real, authentic opportunity here.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

First class in all respects.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Absolutely delicious and friendly staff 😊

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Beautiful location. We had the lunch special and the food was yummy and the wine fab. Highly recommended. We will be back

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Visited On Monday, 24 February 2020

I think this is the best restaurant in Palm Cove, great location and top class food

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

The food was really nice and service was great. Some music to create a nice ambiance would have been good.

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Lovely night - Beautiful food and wonderful staff- thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

Lovely lunch, good service.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

We have a lovely evening. Our meal was amazing! Lovely surroundings. I’ll definitely be back 😊😊

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Excellent stay - the room, staff and food were all amazing and it was a great way to end our honeymoon

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

great place to dine,service was friendly ,efficient,professional,food excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Booked for a special occasion (which was acknowledged on the booking form) but there was no acknowledgement during the night - we were a bit disappointed. Food was ok, lacked a little in seasoning but overall was ok. Service was a little slow but maybe that’s the way it’s done in Palm Cove. Good night out but not something memorable.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Fantastic location, Carey was outstanding as per usual every time we return... people like her really make the place exceptional. I really enjoyed breakfast as well as dinner. The food is excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

I live in Melbourne and only come to Palm Cove a couple of times a year but Reef House never fails to impress, I love it

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Desert not served by waitress who took order, resulting in confusion about who ordered what. We would have ordered a bottle of wine but waitress thought we wanted two glass only. More confusion. We have dined here on a number of occasions over the past 20 years; it was our go to restaurant for special occasions, but may have slipped back recently.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Need some lower priced wines on the list, the cheapest is $60 and there are only a couple at that price. Flute player in the restaurant was mournful - music to slit your wrists by - he should stick to classical rather than pops from the 60's. A decent playlist would have been preferable but it needs to be good, not elevator music or the type of thing you shop to in Coles. Staff were lovely, especially Elise.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 October 2019

Slow service with trainees on

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