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The Colonial Palms Restaurant

2 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 7166
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Reviews (132)
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21 - 30 of 127 reviews

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
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 reviewResponded 29 October 2016

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

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...More

Thank afmck
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...More

Thank Saima G
colonialpalms, Owner at The Colonial Palms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2016

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

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...More

1  Thank 802RichardT
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
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...More

2  Thank Nicky B
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
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...More

1  Thank Gordon R
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...More

1  Thank Karen S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 36
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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