Reef House Restaurant

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 | Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu Dessert Menu 

View Our Specials: Lunch Special | Dinner Special | Valentines Dinner Menu

Opening hours: Breakfast 6:30-10:30 am | Lunch from 12-3 pm | Dinner from 6-9 pm (bookings essential) 

BOOKINGS: (07)  4080 2600

Magic Tropical Nights - Dinner

Dinner served from 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm (bookings essential)

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.  


Enjoy a 2 course meal and glass of wine for just $35 (value $56). 

Add dessert for an extra $12. Available Monday-Sunday 12-3pm.

  • Glass of wine
  • Entree - sharing grazing plate
  • Main course - your choice from our lunch special menu
  • Optional dessert for an extra $12


  • 2 Course $59pp ($72 value)
  • 3 Course $69pp ($89 value)

View Dinner Special Menu

Bookings Essential:  (07) 4080 2600


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.


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. 

Snacks & Salads 12:00 pm - 16:30 pm Daily.

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 canapes 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.