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Reef House Restaurant

Update October 2020: Please note due to the current trading restrictions on our dining capacity the Reef House Restaurant bookings are essential. Breakfast is available exclusively for in-house guests however all guests are welcome for lunch and dinner.

Reef House Restaurant Wins Restaurant of the Year 2019

The Reef House has blown through the C’est Bon – Shangri La rivalry to claim the title of 2019 Cairns Restaurant of the Year. 

The win snatched the title away from the city and brought it home to the Coral Sea lapped shores of Palm Cove. 

The 2019 competition was chef Ben Canham’s first tilt at the title.

Wine and Dine at Palm Cove's most iconic address ...

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. 

Let us know if you are celebrating, birthday, anniversary.. proposal.  We would love to make a memorable moment for you!

Restaurant Gift Vouchers available to purchase click here

View Our Menus: Breakfast Menu (in-house guests only) | Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu Dessert Menu

Opening hours: Breakfast 7:00-9:00am (in-house guests only) | Lunch 12:00-2:00pm | Dinner 6:00-8:00pm

Please note we are not currently offering our Degustation menu until further notice. Apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL:   (07) 4080 2600

Magical Tropical Nights - Dinner

Under the canopy of palms and Melaleucas sprawling branches, flickering candles and soft sea breezes, magical dining awaits.  Time to unwind and savor the tastes of North Queensland’s fresh produce accompanied by a wonderful array of Australian and imported wines.

Our timeless popular dishes and specials of the day will tempt you and our delightful and attentive service will make your dining experience a pleasure. To start all meals are accompanied with an Amuse-bouche with Chef’s compliments.

Our six course Degustation menu will allow you to enjoy a selection of dishes and our wine matching will complete this dining extravagance.  

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 we are not currently offering our six course Degustation menu until further notice. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Opening Hours: 6:00pm-8:00pm. Bookings are essential.

View Dinner Menu | View Dessert Menu


Whether you are an early riser and catch the tropical sun coming up or just saunter down for a leisurely breakfast, the view from our restaurant in the morning is a great way to start the day.

Choose from a continental Buffet Breakfast or A la Carte Menu. Breakfast is available for in-house guests only. 

Opening Hours: 7:00am to 9:00am


Our casual lunch selection is perfect for that holiday long lunch or weekend catch up. choice of our sea view deck or more intimate poolside with waterfall sets the scene for an enjoyable afternoon. 

Bookings are strongly recommended. Contact us on 07 4080 2600. 

Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Private Dining

Imagine a romantic dinner for two in the privacy of your own Reef House patio or balcony, with your own dedicated wait staff.

Choose the night you wish to dine and from our A la Carte or delicious six course Degustation menu, with recommended matching wines.

Join us for our twilight Brigadier’s punch and canapés at 5pm for your pre-dinner drink and upon returning to your room, a beautifully set table for two will be waiting for you.

No romantic dinner would be complete without some ‘mood music’, our very own Don MacGregor talented local flutist.

Don has a vast repertoire from classical to contemporary and entertains our restaurant diners during the week.

Let us arrange Don to play just for you .. any special requests?

Bookings for private dining require 24hrs notice, available for Verandah rooms, Verandah Spa Suites and apartments only. Private dining and entertainment additional charges apply.