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Palm Cove Restaurants

Palm Cove is blessed with some of the finest restaurants in all of Tropical North Queensland. Take a stroll along the beachfront at Palm Cove at approximately 7pm on any night and you’ll sense aromatic flavours flowing from the fine dining restaurants.

The choice is dazzling. From Thai to contemporary Australian food, Palm Cove is a diner’s delight. Palm Cove is located in a region renowned for its wonderful seafood, plucked from the ocean mere miles away. The high-calibre restaurants serve the freshest and highest quality catch cooked to perfection.

Reef House Restaurant (Licensed)

99 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD
Open 6.30am – 10pm daily

The Sebel Reef House Restaurant has been regarded as one of Cairns' finest restaurants for many years. It combines a fabulous Location with impeccable service and fine food. Dining here is a wonderful treat and you won't be disappointed. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Reef House Restaurant is a popular upmarket venue for intimate gatherings of all sizes and attracts a diverse range of discerning clientele from around the world.

The experienced service team provides attentive yet unobtrusive assistance, with astute recommendations at the ready if required. Flexible, stylish catering is available for small groups such as Conferences, incentives and Weddings.

Another option is the Poolside Café. Situated alongside a pristine blue pool and cascading waterfall, this is a lovely sheltered area surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Open daily for lunch, it can also be used for private functions such as gourmet barbecues, formal farewell dinners and cocktail parties.

Romantic elegant beachside dining in the heart of Palm Cove, this restaurant has been listed in Gourmet Traveller's Top 200 Restaurants in Australia. Located at Sebel Reef House and Spa Palm Cove.

The Reef House Restaurant is listed in the Top 200 restaurants in Australia according to Gourmet Traveler Magazine.

 

 

Far Horizons Restaurant (Licensed)

1 Viewers Road, Palm Cove
Open 6am – 10.30pm daily

A very classy restaurant located on absolute beachfront at Palm Cove offering a superb cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This restaurant has won awards for dining excellence. The restaurant sometimes sets up dining on the lawn among the palm trees beside the beach.

The service is relaxed and friendly and the crowd is a mix of hotel guests from this and other nearby Resorts. On Friday and Saturday nights a guitarist plays in the cocktail bar. A wonderful treat.

If you are in search of a sophisticated, but understated environment in which to relax, then Far Horizons is the place to be, with uninterrupted beach frontage overlooking the Coral Sea.

Offering a spectacular menu of international cuisine and local seafood creations and Palm Cove's most comprehensive wine list and cocktail compendium.

This restaurant has been listed in Gourmet Traveller Top 200 Restaurants in Australia. Located at Angsana Resort and Spa Palm Cove.

 

 

Vivo Bar and Grill (Licensed)

49 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove 4879
Open 8am – 10pm daily

Vivo Bar and Grill is the 2005 winner for catering in the Italian Restaurant category. If you are a fan of Italian cuisine then make sure to dine at this lovely restaurant.

Vivo Bar and Grill showcases a pristine position on the waterfront at one of North Queensland's most picturesque beaches, Palm Cove. The restaurant boasts an exciting, upbeat and unrivalled modern contemporary style that will leave you breathless.

Vivo Bar and Grill is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant proudly serves Genovese coffee and exotic handcrafted cocktails throughout the day. A true taste of the tropics as you enjoy the exhilarating views across to Double Island and out to the Coral Sea.

Vivo Bar and Grill is listed in the Top 200 restaurants in Australia according to Gourmet Traveler Magazine.

 

 

Bella Baci (Licensed)

123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open 6pm 'til late daily

Bella Baci specialises in Italian and seafood cuisine and features a lovely waterfront location. The owners, Sam and Christine, will ensure that you and your guests are treated to a memorable evening in Palm Cove when dining at this lovely restaurant located at the front of Peppers Beach Club and Spa Palm Cove. Bella Baci is listed in the Top 200 restaurants in Australia according to Gourmet Traveler Magazine.

 

 

Nu Nu Restaurant (Licenced)

123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open 7am – 10pm daily

Nu Nu Restaurant has been described as a ‘culinary nirvana’ in Delicious Magazine and rightly so. Nu Nu Restaurant features contemporary Asian-inspired cuisine with al fresco style dining. Nu Nu Restaurant was named regional restaurant of the year in Australian Gourmet Traveller’s restaurant guide awards in 2007.

The breezy setting is idyllic, regardless of the hour, and so is the menu. Breakfast is a culinary delight with a selection of poached apple and raspberry toasties, lacy pancakes stuffed with ricotta, or just bacon and eggs done how they should be. Lunch is a nice cold Cooper’s Pale Ale, Asahi or indeed Peroni and oysters, salt and pepper squid with lime, spiced beef chilli burger and so much more.

The dinner menu doesn’t hold back either. Asia makes its proximity known in the chilled salad of fresh-water crayfish, shiso cress, avocado, toasted sesame and soy, or north Queensland mudcrab cooked in the wok. But it is far from all chopsticks and chilli, as roast rack, crisp brain and marrow of Victorian lamb with green sauce and more. Nu Nu Restaurant also has a fantastic wine selection to match each dish. This restaurant is located at the front of Peppers Beach Club and Spa Palm Cove.

Nu Nu Restaurant is listed in the Top 200 restaurants in Australia according to Gourmet Traveler Magazine.

 

 

Other Restaurants In Palm Cove

If you feel like a more relaxed dining experience without needing to get dressed up in your fine garb, Palm Cove also features a number of fish and chips shops where you can grab traditional Aussie Beach food wrapped in paper.

Lie on the sand and tuck into the quintessential tropical dinner: fish and chips.

Sometimes the best dining is experienced under the stars while listening to the ocean gently lap at the beach.

Ando's Bar and Grill (Licensed)

6/139 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open 7am – 10pm daily

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner — Ando's Bar and Grill offers affordable casual dining in a relaxed bar setting. Sometimes you just want to relax and take it easy, but still enjoy a great outlook and a cool summer breeze. Ando's Bar and Grill at Palm Cove is just that sort of spot, a cool drink or a hearty breakfast, a midday mochaccino or an evening pizza treat all with fabulous views of the Coral Sea.

 

 

Aprés Beach Bar (Licensed)

119 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open 7am – 12am daily

Aprés Beach Bar is a great spot with a prime location overlooking Palm Cove Beach. Aprés has an extensive menu and is reasonably priced.

Aprés Beach Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and bookings are recommended. On Friday and Saturday evenings Aprés Beach Bar transforms into a lively nightspot with well priced drinks and karaoke.

 

 

Cairns Night Zoo (Licensed)

Cairns Tropical Zoo, Palm Cove
Open Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Sat 7pm sharp 'til 10pm

Capture a true Aussie experience with this all-inclusive night, with BBQ dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee, live music, billy tea and damper and a night-time spotlighting tour of the koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles and more. Cairns Tropical Zoo is also open for breakfast with the koalas.

 

 

Canecutters Café Restaurant (Licensed)

Novotel Rockford Palm Cove Resort
Open 6.30am to 11am and 5.30pm to 9pm daily

Dine in air-conditioned comfort amidst urns of sugar cane and palms or al fresco on the wrap-around verandah overlooking tropical gardens and the pool. This casual, family restaurant offers full buffet breakfasts and sumptuous buffet dinners.

 

 

Casmar Café Bar (Licensed)

73 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open 3.30pm – 10pm daily

The only balcony dining in Palm Cove. Dine while enjoying uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea at Palm Cove’s only balcony dining eatery. The head chef is the owner so you are guaranteed a fantastic meal: try the chilli salted squid or the crispy skinned duck; they also have a seafood platter designed for two that is divine. This award-winning restaurant has real character; on some nights they have live entertainment.

 

 

Choc Dee Thai Restaurant & Takeaway (Licensed)

123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open Tue – Sun 6pm – 10pm

Choc Dee offers relaxed dining overlooking the beach. This is an authentic Thai experience and is one of the more affordable restaurants along the strip. This restaurant is located in front of Peppers Beach Club and Spa Palm Cove.

 

 

Cocky’s At The Cove (Licensed)

Palm Cove Shopping Village, 117 Williams Esplanade
Open 7am – 4pm daily

Cocky’s at the Cove is a part of Palm Cove History and is a popular place for locals and visitors alike to enjoy a big breakfast with views of the Coral Sea. It is also a wonderful place to grab a light meal, read the newspaper and watch the waves crashing into the shore.

 

 

Coffee Haven (Licenced)

139 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open 7am – 5pm daily

Coffee Haven offers the largest selection of cakes, fresh fruit, salads and freshly squeezed juiced in Palm Cove. Open for breakfast and lunch.

 

 

Colonies Cafe Bar and Grill (Licenced)

Palm Cove Shopping Village, 117 Williams Esplanade
Open 5pm – 10pm daily

A tropical twist of al fresco dining and laid-back atmosphere. Colonies Cafe Bar and Grill is one of the longest-running restaurants in the Far North. The menu is modern Australian cuisine influenced by the flavours of the Mediterranean.

 

 

Deli aDrift

For casual breakfast or lunchtime dining, head to Deli aDrift located at the south end of Palm Cove, just around the corner in Veivers Rd.

Sit in air-conditioned comfort, or take in the beautiful sea views from the outside tables and breakfast bar.

Fresh bread, croissants and rolls are available daily, as are the wraps, sandwiches and toasted focaccias prepared freshly at lunchtime.

Tropical fruit salad is made daily.

There is a wide selection of antipasto, continental cheeses and cold meats. We offer a range of gluten free products, local bio-dynamic yoghurt, and ready to heat meals perfect for dinner in your apartment.

If you are after a light snack, we have a very tempting selection in the cake counter — the lemon tart is the most popular!

Why not try some with coffee made from locally grown coffee beans.

Owners Vicki and John Astle and their staff will make you feel most welcome.

 

 

El Greco Greek Taverna (Licenced)

Palm Cove Shopping Village, 117 Williams Esplanade
Open 5pm 'til late daily

While enjoying some authentic Greek cuisine, including dips, seafood, char grill and vegetarian dishes, listen to the sounds of Bouzouki and waves crashing into the shore. Friday and Saturday enjoy a night with belly dancing and Zorba dancing.

 

 

Il Forno Restaurant & Pizzeria (BYO & Licenced)

Palm Cove Shopping Village, 117 Williams Esplanade
Open 3pm 'til late daily

Il Forno has fabulous Italian style food that is reasonably priced and overlooks the Coral Sea. It is well known by the locals for the best pizzas this side of Cairns. Takeaways are also available.

 

 

Palm Cove Tavern (Licenced)

26 Veivers Road, Palm Cove
Open 8.30am – 9pm daily

The Palm Cove Tavern offers bistro bar dining with a choice of indoor or al fresco dining. With affordable prices, the Palm Cove Tavern is a great place to take the kids with a secure playground area and huge meals featuring steak, chicken, seafood and much more. The restaurant area opens for breakfast for a casual dining option. The Palm Cove Tavern also offers a gaming lounge and the only TAB Facilities in Palm Cove.

 

 

Petes’ Place

73 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open 7am – 7pm daily

A great little beachfront takeaway store, perfect for a quick lunch or refreshment. The store caters for the more budget conscious visitors or perhaps those not in the mood for the full restaurant experience. The store has a few tables and chairs out the front to enjoy a hardy meal right on the beachfront. The takeaway aspect allows meals to be enjoyed whilst sitting in the soft sand taking in the picturesque scenery of Palm Cove.

 

 

Rumah Makan Restaurant (Licenced)

Triton Street, Palm Cove
Open 6.30am – 10pm daily

Casual elegance is complemented by tropical ambience at the Sea Temple Restaurant in Palm Cove. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a contemporary menu that embodies the best of modern Australian cuisine, flavoured with the tastes and trends of the Pacific and South East Asian region and prepared using the finest and freshest produce. This restaurant is located near the lobby in the Sea Temple Resort and Spa Palm Cove.

 

 

Rising Sun at the Sarayi (Licenced)

95 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open 5pm – 9pm daily

Dining in a casual beachfront position with views of Palm Cove Beach and the Coral Sea the setting is superb. With a modern European cuisine with a twist of and Asian menu tossed in. With the gentle breezes and a smile from the attentive stag will make your dining experience very special. Features of the restaurant include handmade leadlight windows which depict all our native wildlife, mosaics and marble bar, glass, tiles imported direct from Italy.

 

 

Lime and Pepper (Licenced)

123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open 7am – 10pm daily

Lime and Pepper is the signature restaurant at Peppers Beach Club and Spa and offers contemporary al fresco dining in elegant surroundings, specialising in modern Australian cuisine and featuring a romantic setting perfect for a romantic dinner.

Picture yourself on the deck at Lime and Pepper overlooking the beautiful Palm Cove Beach.

A tantalising sip of a tropical cocktail invigorates the senses and accentuates the calm of your surroundings.

The aroma of finely prepared cuisine builds anticipation that is satisfied with the first mouthful. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

The Lobby Bar is situated conveniently in the open air lobby of Peppers Beach Club and Spa; this is a great place to meet friends and relax with a cocktail before dinner.

Gaze out over the Palm Cove beach and the Coral Sea beyond.

 

 

Temple of Taste (Licenced)

Outdoor Terrace Restaurant, Triton St, Palm Cove
Open 11am – 10pm daily

Dine under the stars on the terrace and enjoy the temperate tropical nights. Seasonal trends are captured by the flexible menu, ensuring you will be treated to the finest catch of the day, the choicest cut of meat and an exciting array of the region's unique tropical fruits and vegetables.

 

 

The Palm Cove Surf Club (Licenced)

135 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open 10am – 11pm daily

The Palm Cove Surf Club is an Australian tradition and a great place to grab a beer, play some Keno, a game of pool or eat al fresco in the beer gardens. Meals are large and inexpensive at the Palm Cove Surf Club.

 

 

Palm Cove Entertainment

Whether it’s a quiet romantic night on the town or a big night with a group of friends, Palm Cove has entertainment options suitable for everyone.

For a great night out in Palm Cove there are many options for live entertainment or for a quiet relaxing drink under the stars. There are a range of activities happening from salsa nights, to a chilled glass of fine Australian wines.

Take a peek below at the Entertainment options Palm Cove has to offer.

Aprés Beach Bar and Grill (Licenced)

119–121 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open until 12am every night

Aprés Beach Bar and Grill features a large selection of Australian and imported beer, wines and spirits. Why not try a night out at karaoke?

Colonies At The Cove (BYO & Licenced)

Palm Cove Shopping Village, 117 Williams Esplanade
Open 'til late nightly

For a great night out visit Colonies for live entertainment under the stars. Colonies features salsa nights, fine Australian wines and the option to BYO (bring your own alcohol.)

The Surf Club (Licenced)

135 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
Open 'til 11pm nightly

Visit the surf club for reasonably priced drinks, enjoy the beer gardens and have a game of pool on the only pool table in Palm Cove. Play the pokies or just hang out with friends and watch the football.

Far Horizons (Licenced)

1 Veivers Rd, Palm Cove
Open 'til 10pm nightly

Four nights a week Far Horizons features jazz music and a live pianist at the beachfront cocktail bar in a magic setting.

Palm Cove Tavern (Licenced)

26 Veivers Road, Palm Cove
Open 8.30am – 9pm daily

Try your luck at the pokies or a game of Keno or even a bet at the TAB. Get a group together and watch the weekend football on the big screens, indoors or undercover outside.

V Bar

Open 10.30am – 11pm daily

Relax in a cosy wicker chair on the verandah overlooking the pool while sipping a cocktail from a coconut or pineapple. V Bar is open from 10.30am so you can drop in for a tea or coffee and a light tasty meal anytime. The bar is buzzing at happy hour with live entertainment on some nights.

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