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The Colonial Palms Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 7166
18:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 20:00
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Cannonvale, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great meal. Two of us had the Laksa (delicious) and the others had the Butter Curry lamb pot pie, also very good. Excellent service. Very nice surroundings and welcoming atmosphere. One of Airlie's secrets.

Thank Teggunmas
Mooloolah, Queensland, Australia
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here with my wife. She is a vegetarian so we don't expect much. The Eggplant is a revelation! I had the local gourmet sausages with mash which was very good. they also have many other delicious sounding dishes. Well worth a look.

Thank Jeff J
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had dinner here at night. View was lovely since the restaurant and motel sit on a hill overlooking the port and bay. Nice dinner choices, wine selection and ambiance. Excellent service. Would come back again.

Thank John M
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114 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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80 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
2 of 5 bubbles 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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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
US$16 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?