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Cuisine: A La Carte, Asian, Fusion
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Ignite your senses at Temple of Tastes!

Offering a culinary experience like no other, Executive Chef Anthony Smith serves a menu of exquisite Southeast Asian-inspired flavours.

The kitchen is passionate in using the finest produce of Northern Queensland. With a unique ‘produce to plate’ approach, the chefs serve a local bounty of premium, fresh and often organic food, sourced from artisan growers.

Imagine flavour fusions like grilled kangaroo, sesame crusted tuna, and slow-braised duck dumplings. Steak-lovers will adore their grass-fed Cape Grim sirloin, or for a vegetarian dish, try the pan fried herb gnocchi.

There is also an excellent range of Australian and International wines, beers and beverages to compliment your meal.

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Temple of Tastes
5 Triton St, Palm Cove
Cairns 4879

Open Hours:
Everyday 6am - 10am // 6pm - 9pm

Phone: +61 7 4059 9628

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Temple of Tastes
Location: Palm Cove
Cuisine: A La Carte, Asian, Fusion
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

I have not stopped raving about this meal. We had the scallop & pork belly & the prawn dish for entree- incredible! The eye fillet was the most tender I’ve ever had -could cut with a butter knife! Dessert was the pineapple & the mango brûlée. Up there with best desserts of all time (& that’s from the biggest sweet tooth -so I’ve had plenty to compare to

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My partner and I were after a “fine dining” experience to celebrate our last night in palm cove, and temple of tastes delivered. Their service was exceptional and extremely professional, as well as timely. We opted to order the degustation menu (which I would highly recommend doing if booking under first table). Each meal was presented beautifully and provided excellent flavours. The wagyu was cooked to perfection and we were very impressed. Overall, we would 100% come back if we were to visit palm cove again; and would also recommend to fellow travellers. Thank you so much for an excellent night as well as keeping us happy and fed!

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Catherine Louison

Dined in the restaurant with air conditioning very pleasant, wait staff outstanding service and great hosts, made us feel so welcome and looked after. We chose Salmon and Lamb...and side of special Brussel sprouts perfectly cooked, nice glass of red too, thank you we will be back I want to have that Salmon again... delicious meal and very pleasurable relaxing dining experience.

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We absolutely loved the food, the service and the atmosphere at Temple of Tastes. The entree, a pan fried gnocchi, was amazing and the main, slow cooked lamb - was perfect. The wine selection was good quality, too. We will be back. The staff also told us about an amazing offer for locals, too.

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The atmosphere was great, the lighting of the swimming pool and the fire looked great. The tropical open area and natural surroundings would be great for a romantic dining. The wine choice had a large variety and things to choose from. The food was very unique and exotic as well.

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Really fantastic meal, equally matched by the level of service. Would absolutely visit again for another decadent dining experience.

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JaLa La

A wonderful night of delicious food and friendly professional service. The location is very tropical and relaxing. We were never rushed and enjoyed our meals which were beautifully presented and described to us in detail as they were served to the table. They even placed a candle on the dessert and sang happy birthday to my husband after I mentioned it was his birthday. We are locals and will definitely go back.

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Beth Knight

Food was devine ! Even the kids meal was good.

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very attentive staff. presentation of food was creative and appetising. a very well rounded menu with a nice balance of animal protein and vegetarian options. the pairing of beverages with meals is an extra touch and professionally accomplished.

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Tempura fried haloumi was delicious. The dessert was also magnificent.

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Meeka Sweeney

Delicious food and great service. We were given a romantic table overlooking the water feature and lit by candle light. Our meal was well sized and there was a good amount of time between each course. The matched wine was a great addition to the menu and made choosing drinks incredibly easy.
Thank you Temple of Tastes! We will be back!

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Absolutely fabulous

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We were warmly welcomed and questions about the menu were answered willingly. Lovely food in a delightful setting.

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Pam Potter

Beautiful meal with wine that complemented the meal, and if not sure about the wine selection George was on hand to offer his expertise.definitely a restaurant to go back to.

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Michele Dale

Excellent service, fine food. Quite a few vegetarian options.

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We bucked the trend and decided to nibble our way through a delicate tour of the various fusion flavours in the entree menu. We started with the cobia , a delicate blend of sweet coconut cream and sour citrus was pleasant enough but quickly upstaged by scallops and pork belly. We moved on to prawns bursting with flavour and chased it with beef Tatake which very nearly eclipsed by the epic green papaya and seaweed salad served with it.

The finale of our tapas fare was lamb belly which was equal parts tender and crispy with a side of the truffle mash.

Each mouthful built a crescendo of different flavours which was expertly matched to fine wines.

A must try if you’re in the area and well worth the trip if you are not!

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We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. Lovely setting, beautiful food. The rib eye and the barramundi were both excellent. Cedric in particular looked after us very well.

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Lovely food, I matched suggested wines, which enhanced the experience.
Save room for delicious desserts!

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Ellie Menz

Service was fantastic, payed much attention and described menu well. Meals were presented beautifully. Shout out to George who looked after us. He was friendly and welcoming, checking in making sure we were happy with our meals while still allowing us to be uninterrupted. Thank you George. Looking forward to enjoying another night at Temple of Tastes

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Qinwei He

Great food and service all the way through. We had some lovely time at the restaurant.

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Dined at Temple Of Tastes last night and it was amazing! Both my partner and I thought the food was delicious, and to top it off the service was sensational. Our waiter Ben was really attentive and so lovely :) will definitely be going back and First Table was a great way to test the restaurant as well. Thanks!

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Louise Binda

Lovely outdoor dining area near the hotel pool and the food was excellent! We had the Chicken Supreme which was moist, juicy and very tasty. For dessert, the Mango Brulee with coconut ice cream and wattleseed cake was really nice. One of the best meals we had in Palm Cove and highly recommended.

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Great Dining experience
Food was fantastic, braised lamb to die for
Lovely setting( felt like being on holiday)
and very attentive staff, will definitely be back.

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Natasha Uhr

Fabulous dining experience, service by Ben can’t be faulted.
We opted for the Degustation each and every course was delicious as were the wines.
Have said it before and will say it again, Temple Of Taste is a well kept secret in Palm Cove but I think it’s time to share with all.
Ticks all the boxes for the diner.

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Michelle Ward

What a great experience. Beautifully presented food, great service and ambience, will definitely be back.

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Fantastic night out. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious!

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Mij Hannant

Such a beautiful meal! Will definitely be back

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Excellent quality food with generous portions. Many gluten free options available. The pork belly and scallops entree was the standout. Wines on the expensive side. Service was very good.

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As soon as we walked in we were greeted warmly by the waiter. The restaurant seating is outside under the cover . The ambience is serene and very upmarket. It reminded me a restaurant we dined in Bali. For the entree we ordered gnocchi to share and the texture and the taste of the dish was superb . For the main we both had salmon and it was also very delishious and properly cooked. Oooo and the restaurant that serves complimentary bread before the meal even starts gets 19 points from me. The only little suggestion I will make is for the bread to be house made and whole grain. The bread that we were served tasted as store bought . Otherwise , a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Brooke Hartmann

Temple of Tastes was DEVINE. We were blown away by the quality of the food and the timely service from the extremely polite and friendly wait staff. 10/10, we could not fault a thing and had the most enjoyable evening. We've been telling everyone how luscious is was and we will definitely be back!

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Just amazing! We opted for the degustation menu & were so glad we did! Every course that arrived were not only tasty but presented perfectly. Ben- our waiter had knowledge, explained every course on arrival and made sure we always had water or a drink on the table. We’re so glad we booked dinner here, no doubt we will be back.

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Serge van der Ster

The food was amazing.

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Martin Marle

A lovely meal and nice as atmosphere. The service was extremely good.

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so relaxing, beautiful food and lovely service, thank you for a wonderful experiance

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I have not stopped raving about this meal. We had the scallop & pork belly & the prawn dish for entree- incredible! The eye fillet was the most tender I’ve ever had -could cut with a butter knife! Dessert was the pineapple & the mango brûlée. Up there with best desserts of all time (& that’s from the biggest sweet tooth -so I’ve had plenty to compare to

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

A wonderful evening. Food was delicious and the staff were friendly and accommodating.
Highly recommended.

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

My partner and I were after a “fine dining” experience to celebrate our last night in palm cove, and temple of tastes delivered. Their service was exceptional and extremely professional, as well as timely. We opted to order the degustation menu (which I would highly recommend doing if booking under first table). Each meal was presented beautifully and provided excellent flavours. The wagyu was cooked to perfection and we were very impressed. Overall, we would 100% come back if we were to visit palm cove again; and would also recommend to fellow travellers. Thank you so much for an excellent night as well as keeping us happy and fed!

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Fantastic as always, great venue and staff. Highly recommend.

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Catherine Louison

The Temple of Taste meal was excellent, the friendly professional service outstanding.... thank you

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Serge van der Ster

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Food was great too. We will definitely go back

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Carol Reeves Kenyon

Beautiful place
excellent service
food was amazing

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Catherine Louison

Dined in the restaurant with air conditioning very pleasant, wait staff outstanding service and great hosts, made us feel so welcome and looked after. We chose Salmon and Lamb...and side of special Brussel sprouts perfectly cooked, nice glass of red too, thank you we will be back I want to have that Salmon again... delicious meal and very pleasurable relaxing dining experience.

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Poppy McKenna

Excellent food and friendly staff.

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We absolutely loved the food, the service and the atmosphere at Temple of Tastes. The entree, a pan fried gnocchi, was amazing and the main, slow cooked lamb - was perfect. The wine selection was good quality, too. We will be back. The staff also told us about an amazing offer for locals, too.

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Samuel Lima de Miranda

It was a lovely place. Service was good and the food was to die fro. Loved it!

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Catherine Louison

Excellent friendly professional service and great food. Our group ordered the beef, lamb abd vegetarian selections and everyone was very happy, definitely returning. The setting is very special Many thanks.

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The atmosphere was great, the lighting of the swimming pool and the fire looked great. The tropical open area and natural surroundings would be great for a romantic dining. The wine choice had a large variety and things to choose from. The food was very unique and exotic as well.

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Excellent dining experience from the moment we walked in.
Mango daiquiri was delicious.
Large serves - the scallop and pork belly entree was wonderful and very generous in size.

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Really fantastic meal, equally matched by the level of service. Would absolutely visit again for another decadent dining experience.

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Richard.Susan Ebel

Wonderful food and our server George was great! Would definitely go again!

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Must try the Waygu, absolutely great. Lovely mix of vegetables.

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優里 吉田

The staff took care of us was so polite and kindly served us, and the meals were really nice!
I will visit again indeed.

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JaLa La

A wonderful night of delicious food and friendly professional service. The location is very tropical and relaxing. We were never rushed and enjoyed our meals which were beautifully presented and described to us in detail as they were served to the table. They even placed a candle on the dessert and sang happy birthday to my husband after I mentioned it was his birthday. We are locals and will definitely go back.

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Emika Harman

Great service and quality food!

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Beth Knight

Food was devine ! Even the kids meal was good.

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very attentive staff. presentation of food was creative and appetising. a very well rounded menu with a nice balance of animal protein and vegetarian options. the pairing of beverages with meals is an extra touch and professionally accomplished.

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Angela Cooke

We tried the Degustation meal last night, every course was delicious. The staff were very friendly and helpful. First Table was a great way to dine at Temple of Tastes for the first time.

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Tempura fried haloumi was delicious. The dessert was also magnificent.

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Absolutely loved our experience at Temple of Tastes! We were welcomed with very good service and all four of our entrees and mains were excellent! Thoroughly enjoyed our night.

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Excellent service, staff were very attentive. Food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. An overall great experience. Would highly recommend.

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Meeka Sweeney

Delicious food and great service. We were given a romantic table overlooking the water feature and lit by candle light. Our meal was well sized and there was a good amount of time between each course. The matched wine was a great addition to the menu and made choosing drinks incredibly easy.
Thank you Temple of Tastes! We will be back!

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

Absolutely fabulous

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

We were warmly welcomed and questions about the menu were answered willingly. Lovely food in a delightful setting.

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

Pam Potter

Beautiful meal with wine that complemented the meal, and if not sure about the wine selection George was on hand to offer his expertise.definitely a restaurant to go back to.

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

Michele Dale

Excellent service, fine food. Quite a few vegetarian options.

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

We bucked the trend and decided to nibble our way through a delicate tour of the various fusion flavours in the entree menu. We started with the cobia , a delicate blend of sweet coconut cream and sour citrus was pleasant enough but quickly upstaged by scallops and pork belly. We moved on to prawns bursting with flavour and chased it with beef Tatake which very nearly eclipsed by the epic green papaya and seaweed salad served with it.

The finale of our tapas fare was lamb belly which was equal parts tender and crispy with a side of the truffle mash.

Each mouthful built a crescendo of different flavours which was expertly matched to fine wines.

A must try if you’re in the area and well worth the trip if you are not!

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. Lovely setting, beautiful food. The rib eye and the barramundi were both excellent. Cedric in particular looked after us very well.

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

Lovely food, I matched suggested wines, which enhanced the experience.
Save room for delicious desserts!

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

Ellie Menz

Service was fantastic, payed much attention and described menu well. Meals were presented beautifully. Shout out to George who looked after us. He was friendly and welcoming, checking in making sure we were happy with our meals while still allowing us to be uninterrupted. Thank you George. Looking forward to enjoying another night at Temple of Tastes

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

Qinwei He

Great food and service all the way through. We had some lovely time at the restaurant.

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

Dined at Temple Of Tastes last night and it was amazing! Both my partner and I thought the food was delicious, and to top it off the service was sensational. Our waiter Ben was really attentive and so lovely :) will definitely be going back and First Table was a great way to test the restaurant as well. Thanks!

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Pleasant dining experience and great value meal. Ordered seared scallops wrapped in prosciutto. & Crab and Barramundi fettuccine. Sadly the scallops were way overcooked.

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Louise Binda

Lovely outdoor dining area near the hotel pool and the food was excellent! We had the Chicken Supreme which was moist, juicy and very tasty. For dessert, the Mango Brulee with coconut ice cream and wattleseed cake was really nice. One of the best meals we had in Palm Cove and highly recommended.

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

Great Dining experience
Food was fantastic, braised lamb to die for
Lovely setting( felt like being on holiday)
and very attentive staff, will definitely be back.

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

Natasha Uhr

Fabulous dining experience, service by Ben can’t be faulted.
We opted for the Degustation each and every course was delicious as were the wines.
Have said it before and will say it again, Temple Of Taste is a well kept secret in Palm Cove but I think it’s time to share with all.
Ticks all the boxes for the diner.

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

Michelle Ward

What a great experience. Beautifully presented food, great service and ambience, will definitely be back.

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Léa Chauroux

Great Experience!

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Fantastic night out. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious!

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Mij Hannant

Such a beautiful meal! Will definitely be back

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

Excellent quality food with generous portions. Many gluten free options available. The pork belly and scallops entree was the standout. Wines on the expensive side. Service was very good.

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

As soon as we walked in we were greeted warmly by the waiter. The restaurant seating is outside under the cover . The ambience is serene and very upmarket. It reminded me a restaurant we dined in Bali. For the entree we ordered gnocchi to share and the texture and the taste of the dish was superb . For the main we both had salmon and it was also very delishious and properly cooked. Oooo and the restaurant that serves complimentary bread before the meal even starts gets 19 points from me. The only little suggestion I will make is for the bread to be house made and whole grain. The bread that we were served tasted as store bought . Otherwise , a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

- dined at Temple of Tastes on

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