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“Still excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vivo Palm Cove

Vivo Palm Cove
Ranked #3 of 58 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: All day dining from 6.30am daily. Happy Hour and Tapas from 3-5.30pm. Beachfront dining offering stunning views out to the Coral Sea, incorporating outdoor seating as well as verandah seating in a classic Queensland colonial building. Proudly serving Genovese coffee.
Newcastle, Australia
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Still excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Really good food, friendly service. Pizza and Pasta equally good. Prices on a par with the rest of Palm Cove (ie pricey).

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

A delicious evening meal, with a personality filled waiter from France.

We opened with mixed olives, soft shell crab and piccolo fritto.

The soft shell crab was divine and the dish of the night. The olives were deliciously fresh, and the calamari was light and melt in your mouth.

For mains we had the yellowfin tuna, and the spanner crab linguine.

The pasta was good with a reasonable amount of crab, and the heat of the chilli was a kick but not overpowering.

The yellowfin tuna cooked medium rare was perfectly executed, and went well with the kipfler potato and the tiger prawn foam.

All downed with a couple of glasses of 2012 Poliziano which was delicious.

Full but not wanting to end the to skimp, we paired the cheesecake with a glass of Passito di Pantelleria DOC.. the perfect way to end.

Overall we loved our evening here and would return.

Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice but don't go in a large group”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

The food was really nice - it's such a shame the service was substandard. The restaurant had several quite large groups booked in the night we went, including ours, and they absolutely should have said to no to such big bookings, as the service was incredibly slow and forgetful. No matter where you go, you should not have your meal forgotten, but for the price of Vivo, you should really be getting much better service. They are probably quite good if you are just a couple dining out, but they really shouldn't accept large bookings until they solve their service issues.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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York, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Consistently wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

So different to our experiences in the UK - top quality food every time, no stodge to fill it out, well worth the price you pay, which is reasonable. The staff are friendly and cheerful, all in all a great experience.

Visited May 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Breaky time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We had breakfast at vino, the food was very tasty however we felt the portions were small considering the price. Delicious coffee however so would still go back again .

Visited June 2014
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