If you've got a hankering for a kangaroo sirloin and some crocodile wonton, or you're searching for the best fish 'n' chips on the coast, your luck has come in. But be careful, some of those tourist restaurants could be a bit of a tourist trap! At Cairns Unlimited, we know all the best restaurants, cafes, pubs, and takeaways in Cairns. And we'll share them with you... if you promise not to tell anyone!
THIS PAGE IS FOR CAIRNS CITY DINING ONLY. FOR RESTAURANTS AND CAFES ON THE NORTHERN BEACHES AND OTHER AREAS, PLEASE USE THE MAP IN THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN, OR THE EXPRESS MENU TO VISIT THE PARTICULAR DESTINATIONS.
A relatively small regional city such as Cairns would think itself lucky to have such a wide variety of top quality cuisine. It's no secret that the quality of Cairns restaurants is due largely to the thriving tourist industry, which attracts world class chefs. But of course it's not difficult to prepare delicious food when you're using the freshest seafood from the Coral Sea, and the freshest meats and produce from the Atherton Tablelands.
OCHRE RESTAURANT & CATERING
(formerly Red Ochre Grill)
Harbour Lights Waterfront, 1 Marlin Parade, Cairns (MAP)
Phone (07) 4051 0100 / Fax (07) 4051 0025
Modern Australian cuisine - new waterfront location!
The Ochre Restaurant, formerly known as The Red Ochre Grill, has created a whole new Australian Cuisine utilising the abundant and until recently untapped traditional native fruits, berries, game meats, fresh seafood and showcases the best of Australian Wines and Beers.
Cairns Unlimited staff have visited and reviewed Ochre Restaurant. See our RESTAURANT REVIEW.
WATERBAR AND GRILL
Shop G1a, Pier at the Marina, Pierpoint Road, Cairns (MAP)
Phone (07) 4031 1199
Multi award winning steakhouse!
Waterbar & Grill is a multi award winning steakhouse situated in The Pier complex with panoramic views of the marina and surrounding hills.
Waterbar & Grill offers you all the essentials of a memorable dining experience; excellent food, friendly staff and an unbeatable location. The locally sourced beef is second to none, the ribs are to die for and there is plenty of seafood, vegetarian and lighter options. The restaurant boasts an extensive wine menu, exciting cocktail list and is very family friendly.
Open 7 days a week from 11.30 am, all major credit cards accepted, bookings advisable
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Shop 1, 1 Marlin Parade, Cairns (MAP)
Phone (07) 4041 6969
Waterfront Location Cocktail Bar, Restaurant and Pizzeria!
Share a piece of Italy in tropical North Queensland at Marina Paradiso, Cairns’ premier waterfront venue with the perfect setting for your special event. This beautiful modern restaurant brings you exceptional service and excellent quality food in an idyllic setting overlooking the water. Whether it be a birthday party, anniversary, wedding reception, family re-union or that very special corporate event Marina Paradiso can bring your event to life, catering for events from 10 to 100 people lunch or dinner.
Head Chef Biagio and Manager Sarah are passionate about serving you modern Italian cuisine inspired from Biagio's Italian heritage. Dishes are prepared using traditional Italian recipes and transformed into modern style cuisine through Biagio’s artistry and creativity.
All meals, including sauces are cooked to order and may be changed for dietary requirements if necessary. Lunch is served from 11:00am to 3:00pm (with daily lunch specials from $14) and dinner from 5:00pm till late. Free parking under Harbour Lights Hotel (as available) when dining at Marina Paradiso
BUSHFIRE FLAME GRILL
Pacific Hotel, The Esplanade & Spence Street, Cairns (MAP)
Phone (07) 4044 1879 / Fax (07) 4031 1445
Thrill of the Grill!
Flavours explode at the Bushfire Flame Grill!
Here guests enjoy an 'all you can eat' Brazilian-inspired, Australian-style barbecue. Metre long skewers of succulent Australian beef, pork, lamb and chicken are seasoned, marinated and gently roasted on the churrasco grill. Waiters circulate slicing sizzling hot roasted meats and warm, sugar & cinnamon encrusted pineapple from skewers directly to your plate.
Bushfire Flame Grill brings the theatre of the kitchen to the guest's table. Carefully selected regional and Australian ingredients are chosen to produce exciting entrees and desserts to complete this unique and exciting dining experience. House-made dessert creations including Spanish churros served with warm chocolate chilli sauce. An a la carte menu is also available and special dietary needs are cheerfully catered to. Bushfire opens for dinner from 5:30pm until late
423 Mulgrave Road, Earlville (MAP)
Phone (07) 4054 3588
Great steaks... and family friendly dining!
Just five minutes south of the Cairns CBD on Mulgrave Road, the Balaclava Hotel dining room, known as Graziers Steakhouse, is a favourite among locals and visitors to North Queensland. Their menu offers a range of delicious dishes; from burgers, pub classics and a large selection of Grazier steaks.
The Balaclava Hotel cater for all members of the family with a Kids menu destined to please the fussiest little eaters and a delicious Senior's menu on offer. Their indoor playground is sure to keep the kids entertained
OTHER CAIRNS RESTAURANTS AND DINING VENUES
EDGE HILL THAI & LAOS TAKEAWAY
REDLYNCH THAI TAKEAWAY