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“Another great night at temple tastes” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Temple of Taste Restaurant & Terrace

Temple of Taste Restaurant & Terrace
Ranked #3 of 58 Restaurants in Palm Cove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$88
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cairns, Australia
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Another great night at temple tastes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Revisited for first time for several months. Great food & service. Ambience is hard to beat. Wedding going on in function room had no impact.

First time using our Accor membership - well worth it for the dining discount.

One suggestion - menu used to change every few months however hasn't for around 5 months. Suggest an update but please keep pork belly shots and duck pâté for my dining companions. For me please continue to offer reef fish and vegetarian options. :-)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank V S
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victoria
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfection!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

We stayed at Palm Cove Aug 12-18 and went to the sea temple 4 times! Twice for dinner and it was perfect. My husband and I had the eye fillet beef and for dessert the chocolate fondant. The steak was beautifully presented, was melt in your mouth meat and the dessert was absolutely beautiful. A little indulgent to have one each and so the following time we shared one dessert between us. The restaurant atmosphere was lovely. Flame torches and a balmy breeze as we sat in the open terrace restaurant. The waiter we had on both occasions was outstanding, he was professional attention to detail as well as friendly and it was nice to hear his story. He was on a working visa from France and had a gorgeous French accent! We recommend this restaurant especially with the advantage plus card makes it very affordable.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Faulconbridge, Australia
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food, good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

On our recent visit to Palm Cove we visited Temple of Taste for dinner mainly because of the positive reviews on Trip Advisor, even though we were not staying at the resort.

We were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service was very good. It was so nice we booked for another visit before we left the restaurant. The second visit was just as enjoyable (though be warned the alcohol prices are rather high).

Our only complaint would be that we enjoyed our food on the first visit so much that we asked to take a doggy bag back to our resort to enjoy on the following day for lunch as we could not fit it all in. We were initially told that would not be a problem by one waiter. We were then asked if we were staying at the resort by a different waiter, upon advising that we were not they said they were not sure if we could because we would be taking the food off the premises. We were then advised by a supervisor that it was against the rules of the Department of Health in Qld for food to be removed from the premises.

We subsequently looked up the rules and that is not the case. As soon as you have purchased food it belongs to you and you can do what you like with it (though it does say that a restaurant has the right to refuse to allow you to take food home with you). We were not so much annoyed that we could not take the food home with us (though if we had known we could not we might have squeezed a bit extra in at the time) but that they made up a story instead of just saying that they didn't feel comfortable with us taking it with us.

I am sure this will not be an issue with many people but I just thought I would mention it. Don't let that put you off visiting though as the food is worth it.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“A sublime experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

We had a very special experience here... we chose this place to celebrate a special occasion.
The service was excellent, the atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed, the menu, wine and food first class, and excellent value given the above.
The Barramundi was heavenly, great textures and flavours married on the plate. The same goes for the Bartletts chocolate fondant... a must for any connoisseur.
Our waiters were attentive. They were headed by George who was particularly proud of this place and made excellent wine recommendations to complement our menu choices. He could also explain the cooking method of the fish to get that crispy skin.
My partner is blind and George was so attentive straight away and made him feel completely at ease. It was good old fashioned and personable customer service, particularly in a genuinely relaxed and friendly way, right from entering at reception through to leaving at the end of the night. Thank you chefs and staff at Temple Of Tastes

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank karin S
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Great restaurant, food was great, service excellent, both George & Brianna were extremely pleasant at waiting on our table. I hope management read this & congratulate them both, from Bill & Wendy room433

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 956Bill
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