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Wink II Restaurant & Wine Bar

Wink II is the second Cairns restaurant for chef Leon Walker, located on Level 1 in the Mantra Esplanade Hotel.

Leon has a gorgeous food philosophy, read on...

"In the end, a great meal is not about the food and the wine. A great meal is an emotional experience. We try to make it an extraordinary one by creating a beautiful place, one filled with staff who care as much about it the culinary details as they do about their home, and care for you as the most important guest in it.

Our chefs are obsessive about the culinary details and fundamental techniques that are the foundation of an exciting culinary imagination and kitchen that delivers the very best products of the earth to the table.

No details or elements can be more or less important that the another.

Because a great meal is not one that fills you up. A great meal is the kind of journey that returns you to sources of pleasure you may have forgotten and takes you to places you haven't been before."

Wink II is one of Cairns Dining's favourite restaurants.


Australian, Seafood, European


Cairns Esplanade

Price Guide







(07) 4041 6346
53-57 The Esplanade, Cairns (Mantra Esplanade Hotel)
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What people are saying...

13 Apr 2013

Loved it!!!!!
Fantastic food!!!! I really enjoyed the atmosphere on the terrace!!!
Our 3 course set menu was just outstanding!!!

Special food in a very relaxing atmosphere!!!

18 Nov 2011

One of the best, if not the best, restaurant in Cairns. The service was welcoming, prompt, but not too over bearing. The food was outstanding, extremely well priced and pleasantly presented without being too pretencious.
I will happily return for another great experience, and i'll also recommend Wink II to friends and family who come to visit.
Keep up the good work guys :-)

17 Jan 2011

I'll definitely go back to Wink II.

Leon's signature beef cheeks were the most tender, tasty beef I've eaten and the presentation of every single dish, from plates to the colourful purees made for a special touch you don't get at any other Cairns restaurant.

$45 for 3 courses, compares to most other restaurants of this standard in Cairns and is worth it for the quality of the food.

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