First of all, lets get to the point - the food is excellent. We stayed at Alamanda for nine days and breakfast at Nu Nu was included - although we tried others as well for variety. I heard from locals that Nu Nu was situated elsewhere and has recently moved to the Alamanda.
The outdoor setting in front of the palms and beach is awesome, whether morning, noon or night. Best setting in Palm Cove.
Having tried Nu Nu for breakfast, lunch and dinner - I can honestly say, we were never disappointed. The food was not your standard menu affair and extremely enjoyable.
B'fast - Crepes
Lunch - Pumpkin with Ricotta and
Dinner - Any steak
So, why four star and not five. Well, the service....
Extremely hit and miss. Some visits, amazing, unbelievable. Others were dismal, disorganised and amateur at best. One visit, we kept asking for our sparkling water, which they took to the fridge on a hot day. Great idea in principle, but not in practice. Just bring ice bucket or leave out. On a hot day, its not going to last long anyway.
Another visit, I asked for Corona and kept asking for it. After 10 minutes, asked for it again to be told they don't stock Corona. Ok, I asked, what do you have instead? Waitress responded by saying she didn't think to ask if I wanted anything else given they didn't have Corona. Ok, if I ever own a pub or restaurant - I pretty confident you won't be on my 'hire list'.
Like other reviewers, we had a number of issues with orders being taken incorrectly and food coming out at different times i.e. mains 7-10 minutes apart. I personally think that by having a mix of servers, where their experience vary's so much - it magnifies the experience either way.
Given breakfast was on our list for 4-5 mornings, we politely gravitated to one/two servers.
I left rating as four star due to the food and would still recommend visiting Nu Nu for the food and setting if in Palm Cove. Like us, you will have to roll the dice on who serves you.
Shame though. Its an opportunity missed. We ate at seven other establishments during our stay and the service at all seven was excellent - although food quality varied.
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