Reef House Restaurant
After purchasing the property in 1972, Brigadier David Thompson operated Reef House as a private guesthouse, open to just a few guests. What was a quiet spot to stay overnight and eat superb meals far from everything but a perfect tropical beach is now a great boutique hotel and restaurant, Reef House Resort & Spa, at the centre of a flood of new spa hotels. It’s doubtful the Brigadier would recognise most of the dishes on the menu these days, when modern Australian food is so much more interesting and not at all like the officer’s mess of old.
Reef House Resort & Spa, 99 Williams Espl; (07) 4055 3633; open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner