Great Barrier Reef Restaurants

Vivo Bar and Grill

  • 49 Williams Esplanade Map It
  • Palm Cove
  • Australian
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

Diners at this classy beachside eatery enjoy Coral Sea views framed by palms and melaleucas along with Mod Oz dishes. Housemade muesli and freshly baked breads make this a favorite breakfast spot; panini, pasta, salads, and calamari pack in the crowds at lunch. At dinner, the chefs transforms fresh seasonal produce, along with seafood, into inventive contemporary food in a gleaming open kitchen. Try the delectable spanner crab linguine, chargrilled black Angus eye fillet, or seafood platter for two (A$95 per person). Then indulge in a caramelized fig, cinnamon, and chocolate pudding or a flourless mandarin cake with mascarpone ice cream. The two- to three-course prix-fixe menu comes with a glass of fine wine (A$39/A$49 per person). A chic sunken bar forms the hub of this sociable haunt; between meals, Vivo's a popular spot for city-strong coffee, tapas, and cocktails.

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49 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland, 4879, Australia

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Published 07/21/2016


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