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
Website: www.templeoftastes.com.au

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

Reviews

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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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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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.

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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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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

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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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Reiko Edwards

We had a Wagu beef. And I really enjoyed.
Great service.
I recommend

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Had another wonderful experience at Temple of Tastes. George looked after us extremely well. Thank you we will be back and will try out your breakfast as well.

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Great service and atmosphere. Good food.

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Joanna Stewart

Had a wonderful dining experience in a beautiful setting. The food was exceptional and service amazing. The scallop and pork belly entree was my favourite.

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Michele Dale

Our second ‘first table’ at Temple of Tastes, very happy with service and food. Would like a couple more mains vegetarian/vegan options on the menu (rather than having to ask) since there is only gnocchi...but the gnocchi was very tasty and beautifully presented.

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Temple of Tastes was an amazing experience! Excellent food, fabulous and creative combination of flavours and the staff were enthusiastic and terrific.
A perfect last night to a lovely holiday in Palm Cove.

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Richard.Susan Ebel

Food was good. Service also.

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Alexandra Allen

Amazing food and setting!

Waitress forgot our desert

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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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Sarah Burnes

Can't believe I've lived here for 5 years and not been to this restaurant! Just do yourself a favour...and your tastebuds a favour and book it!

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John Day

We had a unforgettable time with friends after a very relaxed and enjoyable night enjoying the surroundings which was complimented by the food that we had

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After a not so perfect dining experience a few days prior, we reluctantly tried again as we were staying at the resort and it was just so convenient. Pleased to say we thoroughly enjoyed this dinner, with good food and wine. We appreciated the complimentary bread rolls, and our mains were lovely, just could have done with some more vegetables to add to the few on the plate.

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Great service & food!

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Karen Fletcher

First visit to this restaurant and from the moment we stepped in the restaurant we were made to feel very welcome. A lovely experience good service & food .

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Beautiful food in a beautiful setting! 5 stars!

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Emi Ohkuma Cairns

Amazing! Foods, service, price, everything are great! We had a wonderful night, I'll go back there again!

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Jeni Mancini

Wanted something special for our wedding anniversary and I am so glad we chose Temple of Tastes. Fantastic taster/degustation menu with paired wines. Great service and a wonderful setting.

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Treahna Daly

Amazing as always! The best food in cairns!

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Yummo. Very delicious generous sized fine dining food.
Cannot wait to go back there to taste the other dishes not yet sampled. Thank you

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Harriet VT

Incredible food, lovely dining area and super friendly and accommodating staff

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Wonderful food,great service. Such a lovely open feeling about the restaurant. Very tropical dining. Highly recommend

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Scott Doherty

Great location, excellent food and great service. Couldn't be happier with our night, Cheers

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Luke Anthony

Nice food we got the 7 course meal, each dish taste good and was well presented the staff were friendly throughout although I would say the wait time between dishes was a little too long

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Amazing! The food was incredible and the staff were so accommodating to our family. 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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Treahna Daly

STUNNING AS ALWAYS! ;-)

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John Brimstone

Wonderful evening with the family. Amazing food, great service and a pleasant atmosphere. Strongly recommend.

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Cathy Steane

Amazing food and wonderful service

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Angela Lyon

It was our first time with First Table and the experience was absolutely wonderful. The service was fantastic and the food was to die for. Highly recommend and cannot wait to book our next table.

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