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The Colonial Palms Restaurant

2 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 7166
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (9 reviews)
“eggplant” (2 reviews)
Closes in 3 min
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hours
Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Hermitage Dr, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This must have been the plainest continental breakfast I’ve ever had. There was only very ordinary bread and raisin bread, no biscuits or pastries. There were very ordinary cereals and a limited variety of fruit( including tinned). All else was very ordinary. The staff member...More

Thank cynthia r
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Restaurant food really good and staff would bend over backwards to oblige. Two days of great dinners and breakfasts at this really pleasant place.

Thank Jeannie P
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, amazing staff, beautiful views!! Even we stayed to an other hotel we had a beautiful dinner there and we strongly reccomend it..!!!

Thank Ioanna A
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing 👍from the friendly staff right down to the amazing food this hidden gem is a must great value for money ..did I mention the fantastic staff

Thank Sharron S
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We were staying at this motel and could smell lamb shanks cooking whilst we were checking in and just had to try them that evening. They were delicious and we were surprised how few people were in the restaurant because the quality is excellent. Please...More

Thank Pamela H
colonialpalms, Owner at The Colonial Palms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you for your comments which are appreciated. My wife is the chef having spent 45 years in the game. Her last hurrah Thank you

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

A great well located motel. The owners make sure you are happy and comfortable. A short pleasant walk into the township of Airlie Beach and across the road from the new Port of Airlie means this motel is well situated. Rooms are clean and if...More

Thank LorraineMacG
colonialpalms, Owner at The Colonial Palms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you for your comments which are appreciated. As we are a family owned and operated motor inn, the lady of the house has 45 years experience as a chef and maintains a high standard on all the menu. We are one of the few...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Good choice of food and very tasty. You get a starter before your meal is served and it is included in your meal price. Price's mid range.

Thank relly6
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Fabulous meal in the hotel we were staying in varied choice.. Lovely staff and service. Pleasant surroundings.

Thank Clare T
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We stayed at the Colonial Palms hotel which was very nice but unfortunately the restaurant was disappointing. Starting with the good, we were served bread with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and tomato dip as a starter which was very nice. The service was friendly and...More

Thank uri_fi
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant for a meal should not be missed. Great menu and cooked to perfection. Service fantastic and friendly. The owners wife is a chef and oversees the kitchen and an apprentice that is clearly going a long way in his craft.

Thank LorraineMacG
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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