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The Colonial Palms Restaurant

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2 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 7166
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 20:00
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114 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Regular food....the staff john is a not so friendly...... you will definetly not miss anything if you miss it...clean

Thank le b
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Rang "off chance" for a quiet dinner. Land Shanks and Seafood were excellent. The wine choices were good and the service very friendly. If you wish a quiet and tasty dinner then this is a great place outside the town centre. Well worth while!

Thank Paul A
colonialpalms, Owner at The Colonial Palms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for you comments. Bridget as part owner works very hard to provide consistent quality meals. She does not venture far from the kitchen but after 40 years on cheffing, very much appreciates compliments More 

Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We enjoyed our meal at this quiet restaurant. It's always a good start when you have linen napkins! And we weren't disappointed. The food was beautifully cooked and presented with a touch of creativity. The waiter(s) chatted and made us feel most welcome. We holiday in Airlie Beach each year, visiting family, and this would have been one of the... More 

Thank afmck
New South Wales, Australia
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83 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We had superb meals. Barra meal unique and delicious especially the avocado/ mango accompaniment. Sticky pork belly cooked to perfection with the baby pears giving a tasty sweet edge. Staff extremely helpful and cheery. Recommend the smooth Prosecco sparkling too. We were lucky to get a table. Bookings suggested.

Thank Saima G
colonialpalms, Owner at The Colonial Palms Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. My wife is the chef and whilst she does not interact with guests much, appreciates that guests enjoy the hard work that goes into running a kitchen More 

Paradise Point, Australia
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

4 of us had dinner there. The menu is uninspiring and the cooking style is old. The food does not seems fresh and well presented. I would rate it as a very standard meal but not exactly cheap. The place has some atmosphere but it could be done much nicer with some thoughts. I guess being part of a resort... More 

1 Thank 802RichardT
Griffith, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great food service view exquisite relaxing fun We don't want to go home 🌞 this place is lovely and such great value

Thank Lisa A
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

After reading all the positive reviews and actually staying at the motel we decided to dine in the restaurant on our last night. Unfortunately I will be one of those people out of 10 that complain. Don't get me wrong. The atmosphere was lovely. The staff were lovely and even gave us complimentary bread which we didn't order. We ordered... More 

2 Thank Nicky B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

All three of our meals were beautifully cooked and the service was excellent. They even brought out a little cake for me as it was my birthday. Would definitely recommend if you want a quiet dinner.

Thank Kymbalea B
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Last night in Airlie before going home to Sydney and the cold. This restaurant was recommended to me and it certainly lived up to that. In spite of a large group turning up late, the service for the two of us was timely with comfortable gaps between courses and the staff very friendly and attentive. A relaxed atmosphere with a... More 

1 Thank Gordon R
Orange NSW
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Outstanding service from happy and friendly staff, our group enjoyed a fantastic meal with a laugh and a joke and at times the staff joined in with us. One of our best nights out was at this restaurant with the owner John and his team of dedicated staff, very memorable.

1 Thank Karen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 36
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Airlie Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4946 7166

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