Restaurant Reviews

Nu Nu: Restaurant review


1 Veivers Rd
Palm Cove, QLD


Breakfast daily 7am-11.30am
lunch daily 11.30am-4pm
dinner daily 5pm-9.30pm


E $27-$28
M $44-$46
D $17-$18
dégustations $89-$129


In a world of paint-by-numbers restaurants, Nu Nu is a welcome one-off. It's a dining experience that conjures a rare distillation of place, replete with palm-filtered Coral Sea views. Service is unstuffy and engaging; a fun drinks list is also refreshingly well-balanced. Puffy pork crackling mimics paperbark from nearby trees, arriving atop a light pork belly curry fragrant with turmeric, Thai basil and wild ginger. Butterflied prawns are scattered with sesame seeds and drizzled with musky honey, while ribbons of house-cured barramundi deliver briny punch paired with roasted hazelnuts and tart orange. Desserts are detailed, lemon-bright semolina cake, perhaps, paired with bee pollen-topped yoghurt marshmallow and milk jam ice-cream. The culmination of a decade and a half's exploration by chef-owner Nick Holloway, Nu Nu is a heartfelt ode to his adopted home.
(07) 4059 1880
Bookings recommended
  • Licensed
  • Outdoor dining
  • Breakfast
  • Impressive Wine List
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Nick Holloway & Daniel Crossman
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.