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Reef House Restaurant

Wine & Dine under the Melaleuca Trees overlooking the Coral Sea.

The Reef House Restaurant, predominately available for our in-house guests, 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.

Time to unwind and savour the tastes of North Queensland’s fresh produce accompanied by a wonderful array of Australian and imported wines that will compliment any choice and discerning palette. 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. 

Our wine list is a constant work in progress, we offer on average 250 different labels at any given time. Our talented sommelier is on hand to share his knowledge and find the perfect drop to match your meal and your tastebuds. 

Maintenance & Upgrades – 16th March to 6th April 2022
The Reef House Palm Cove is committed to maintaining its facilities to the highest standard. From the 16th March 2022 we will be upgrading some areas of the hotel including the wall between the restaurant & heated pool, the floor in the bar and reception and painting all internal walls and roofs. At times there will be traffic diversions in place around the work areas and some construction noise. The pool and restaurant will be always be open however we may need to relocate lunch service from the restaurant to the beautiful Poolside Cafe on a couple of occasions. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.  

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Bookings are essential - contact us on (07) 4080 2600 Opening hours: Lunch 12pm-2pm | Dinner 6-8pm
Please note dinner bookings are available exclusively for in-house guests.

Dine Under The Stars

Under the canopy of palms and Melaleucas sprawling branches, flickering candles and soft sea breezes, magical dining awaits.

Choose from our a la carte or degustation menu with optional matching wines, the perfect way to experience a little of all the dinner dishes. To start, all meals are accompanied with an Amuse-bouche with Chef’s compliments. 

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

Dinner Menu | Degustation MenuBeverage List

Seafood Platters

The ultimate indulgence for all the seafood lovers. Enjoy at the Reef House restaurant, poolside, in-room or as a beachfront picnic.

This sumptuous spread includes natural oysters,  Moreton Bay Bugs, Tiger Prawns, Yellowfin tuna sashimi, beetroot cured salmon, Reserve Polanco caviar and more.

24 hours notice required.

 Seafood Platter Menu 

Leisurely Lunch

Our casual lunch selection is perfect for that holiday long lunch or weekend catch up.

Choose to dine on our ocean view deck, or opt for poolside dining for a more intimate setting. Whatever the choice, we can ensure an enjoyable afternoon at The Reef House.

Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Bookings are essential.

Lunch Menu 

Breakfast with a View

Breakfast is available for in-house guests only. 

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.

Opening Hours: 6:30am to 10:00am

Breakfast Menu 

Private Dining

Indulge in a private dining experience on the comfort of your own Reef House patio or balcony with your own dedicated wait staff.

Whether it’s a romantic dinner for 2, a delicious breakfast or a birthday celebration for an intimate group, we can customise a menu to suit your needs.

Bookings for private dining require 24hrs notice, available for Verandah rooms, Verandah Spa Suites and apartments only.

Picnic Experiences

Exclusively for House Guests, let us arrange a gourmet picnic for you and your loved one, ideal for a special occasion. 

Opt for our prepared takeaway picnic basket or have your picnic set up in on the beach in front of the Reef House complete with umbrella, chairs, table & mat.

Choose from a range of bespoke picnics.

Poolside Butler
Daily service

Truly get into holiday mode with our poolside butler service available daily from 11am to 5pm. 

Enjoy a refreshing cocktail, barista coffee, snack or delicious lunch while enjoying the stunning surrounds. Our poolside butler also provides refreshing cool towels at 11am and sorbet at 3pm daily.

Executive Chef
Nicolas Reverte

Born in Nice France, Nicolas Reverte’s passion for food and cooking stems back to his childhood. Nicolas has studied cuisine and worked in world-renowned kitchens in France and Spain. 

Nicolas loves working with the produce of Tropical North Queensland and combining the local ingredients with European flavours.

Restaurant Manager
Joffrey Byrgiel

Hailing from a small village in the North of France, our F&B Manager Joffrey has a deep connection to good food and wine. 

Joffrey’s role is to create memorable experiences for every Reef House Restaurant guest, as well as the personal development of his staff and continuing to build the Reef House culture.