A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

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2 Fish Restaurant Port Douglas

20 Wharf Street, Port Douglas (Shop 7)
(07) 4099 6350
email/dine)(2fishrestaurant.com.au
http://www.2fishrestaurant.com.au/

Hailed as 'a new experience in seafood dining', 2 Fish Restaurant is a multi-award winning establishment.

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Apres Beach Bar & Grill Palm Cove

119 - 121 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
(07) 4059 2000
email/fun)(beachbar.com.au
http://www.beachbar.com.au/

Prime beach location overlooking Palm Cove, Apres Beach Bar & Grill serve a wide variety of food at very reasonable prices - which is sometimes hard to find in trendy Palm Cove.

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Bellavista at the Marina

1 Pierpoint Road, Cairns (The Pier)
(07) 4041 3991
email/weare)(bellavistabar.com.au
http://www.bellavistabar.com.au/

Superb location on the marina, ideal for watching the sunset with afternoon beverages. Great range of pizzas with tatsy, innovative choices all cooked in a wood-fired pizza oven. Ideal venue for group celebrations or social dining.

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Botanic Gardens Cafe

Collins Avenue, Edge Hill
(07) 4053 7087

Set among tropical flora in the most beautiful garden in Cairns, this cafe is a lovely place to meet friends for lunch or devonshire tea. Delightful.

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Bushfire Flame Grill

A unique dining concept in Cairns, Bushfire Flame Grill brings the excitement of Brazilian inspired Churrasco.

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Cafe Soul Organics

Shop 81, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Smithfield
07 4038 3975

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China Palace Restaurant

69-73 Abbott Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 9188

A large Chinese restaurant in the heart of Cairns with daily yum cha, and a wide variety of classic Chinese dishes that you would expect on a menu in Australia. All your favourites are on the menu, try their signature Xiao Long Bao. This restaurant is suitable for families and group dining parties.

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Cho Gao

1 Pier Point Road, Cairns (Pier at the Marina)
(07) 4041 6991
email/weare)(chogaocairns.com.au
http://www.chogaocairns.com.au

Asian food experience located at the Pier overlooking the marina incorporating the delights of hawker cuisine from east Asia.

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Flames of the Forest

An exquisite dining experience set deep in the rainforest near Port Douglas, Flames of the Forest is tropical 3 course feast complete with beer & wine, return coach transfers, Aboriginal cultural performance, rainforest entertainment production. An outstanding dining experience well suited to couples and groups of people celebrating. Bookings essential.

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Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant

4/34 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 4031 8833
email/info)(goldenboat.com.au
http://www.goldenboat.com.au/

Serving Yum Cha, A-La-Carte, Live Seafood and having a Noodle Bar makes Golden Boat one of Cairns' most full service Chinese restaurants. A sensational restaurant for groups as you'll be treated like royalty. The yum cha is particularly good, probably the best in Cairns. You know a great Chinese restaurant when you notice many Chinese dining, and this seems exceedingly popular.

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Hanuman Restaurant

1 Wharf Street, Cairns (Hilton Cairns)
(07) 40526786
http://www.hanuman.com.au

Renowned chef Jimmy Shu brings the latest exciting restaurant installment to Cairns. Expect innovative, modern Asian cuisine in an elegant setting. Amazing flavours and an impressive dining experience.

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Havana Music Cafe

113 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 4041 2266

A funky Caribbean flavoured cafe bringing the intense tropical flavours of Jamaica, Cuba and Bermuda to Cairns. The menu includes many of the popular jerk selections from Jamaica, the jerk chicken is especially popular. Regular live music, and lots of friendliness make this venue a good spot for friends catching up.

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Il Convivio

58-62 McLeod Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 7477
email/info)(ilconvivio.com.au

A rare food concept in Cairns, Il Convivo combines a well-stocked delicatessen with a restaurant, patisserie and bakery.

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La Pizza

93 Esplanade Street, Cairns
(07) 40312646

Walk past La Pizza and the strong pizza aromas will beckon you to dine. Extensive pizza menu and other Italian favourites.

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Lilo Restaurant & Bar

50 Grafton St, Cairns (Level 3, Rydges Plaza)
(07) 4046 3330

A sexy wet bar with exquisite vast views over the Cairns CBD. Enjoy a balmy Cairns evening atop Rydges Plaza.

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Limericks Restaurant

99 Anderson St, Cairns (Brothers Leagues Club)
(07) 40531053
email/entertainment)(brotherscairns.com.au
http://www.brotherscairns.com.au/dining.html

Multi-award winning restaurant in the Best Family Restaurant category, Limericks offers lunch and buffet dinner, with a roast carvery on Wednesday nights. Buffet includes soup, pasta, hot dishes, vegetables, salads and desserts.

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Linga Longa

120 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill
(07) 4032 2136
email/Lingalonga.rest)(bigpond.com

Excellent variety of international dishes by a seasoned restaurateur. This restaurant is designed to be loved by locals and one of the few operators be licensed and offer BYO.

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Mecca Bah Restaurant & Bar

Shop 8, 1 Marlin Parade, Cairns (Cairns Harbour Lights complex)
(07) 4051 3737
http://meccabah.net/cairns/

Mecca Bah is a newcomer to Cairns and part of the national restaurant group of the same name. Mecca Bah Cairns reflects the Northern African and Middle Eastern cuisine which have made the restaurants popular in other locations.

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Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill

Hilton Hotel, Cairns
(07) 40526780
http://www.hilton.com

Mondo Cafe has one of, if not the best, locations in Cairns city. Overlooking the harbour, the food served at this restaurant matches the superb views. Ideal for business lunches.

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Montezuma's

One of the Australian-owned chain of Montezuma's with a warm, family-friendly style. All the Mexican favourites such as tacos, nachos and chili con carne can be found here.

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Nando's

127 Abbott Street, Cairns
(07) 4041 6897
http://www.nandos.com.au/

Nando's chicken is basted on a flame grill, after being marinated for 24 hours. Choose from a range of heat options to assist you to achieve Portugasm. Many people believe this is the best option of the chain store take aways.

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Nick's Restaurant

An Alpine Chalet Style restaurant, owners Gina & Nick are passionate about service and quality. The main feature of the restaurant is the Yodellers Bar, and it is not rare to find Nick yodelling with patrons and playing his piano accordian.

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Noodle Box

Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns
(07) 4041 4681

Exciting food option at Cairns Central, the menu consists of 9 Stir Fry's encompassing a wide variety of Asian flavours, 5 soups ranging from the most traditional of Hot and Sour to Rich and Creamy Laksas and 2 amazing rice dishes that explode with mystical flavours from the East.

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North Food + Wine

PierPoint Rd, Cairns
(07) 4031 1411
email/slmc)(shangri-la.com

With million dollar views across the Cairns harbour, Tides Restaurant is superbly positioned for a special meal. Tides utilises their buffet in sohpistocated way for breakfast with extensive hot and cold dishes available as well as an egg chef. Lunch features an authentic curry bar with a range of interesting Indian delights. Dinner is contemporary Australiasian a la carte cuisine. Shangri-La formerly had Sirocco Restaurant in a similar location.

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Olanos Ristorante e Lounge Bar

On the waterfront at Harbour Lights, 1 Marlin Parade, Cairns
4041 5002
email/dine)(olanos.com.au
http://www.olanos.com.au

Olano's is a beautifully located restaurant and lounge bar overlooking Trinity Wharf. Perfect for large or small groups. The Sicilian head chef provides a fresh, interesting menu with Italian influence.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Paperbark Restaurant

80 Kewarra St, Kewarra Beach (Kewarra Beach Resort)
(07) 4057 6666
email/reservations)(kewarrabeachresort.com.au
http://www.kewarrabeachresort.com.au

Paperbark Restaurant provides a sublime culinary experience, with an internationally renowned kitchen brigade, and an ethical culinary philosophy that focuses very strongly on the fresh local produce of our region.

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Peppers Gourmet Pizza

Barang Street, Kuranda
07 40938733

Gorgeous pasta with interesting Chef's Specials every night. Large range of pizzas, with outdoor dining on a huge balcony. Bookings Essential.

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Pesci's On The Water

Pierpoint Rd, Cairns (Pier Marketplace)
(07) 4041 1133
http://www.pescis.com.au/

Cairns' only seafood restaurant overlooking the famous Marlin Marina, specialising in fresh local and southern seafood and modern Australian cuisine. The menu is not limited to seafood though, with an extensive meat and pasta selection - all pasta is made on premises daily. Gorgeous location with magnificent waterfront views, Pesci's won the Restaurant and Caterers award for Queensland in 2003 for a la carte dining. Open for lunch and dinner.

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Piccolo Cucina

92a Lake St, Cairns, 4870
(07) 4051 5137
http://www.piccolocucina.com.au

A small, cosy, family-run restaurant located in Cairns city centre, Piccolo Cucina is one of the finest Italian restaurants in Cairns.

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Royal India Restaurant

55 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 4041 1008

New Indian restaurant in the Esplanade with a fresh layout and stunning photography in the decor.

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Salt House

Exquisitely located on the waterfront within the Cairns marina, Salt House is the place to go for amazing views over Trinity Inlet. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are heavily focussed on local produce, and feature modern Australian cuisine. An excellent restaurant for a quiet romantic evening, or to celebrate a special occasion with friends.

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Stag Tavern

48 Munro St, Babinda
(07) 4067 1111
email/uppman)(qldnet.com.au

Babinda now has a restaurant that is something worth making a fuss over .... Stag Tavern. "It's a destination in itself." As one of their diners from Cairns was quoted as saying over lunch.

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The Beach Place

79 Sims Esp, Yorkeys Knob
(07) 40557139
email/bikefreq)(hotmail.com

Perfect location for a take away - enjoy your favourite fried delights and monster burgers right on the beach. Considered to be an absolute beachfront take away!

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Tosca Trattoria

127-145 McLeod St, Cairns (Shop 145 Cairns Central)
(07) 4041 0822

Old world aromas and a casual, rustic atmosphere. Enjoy the quiet away from the bustling of Cairns Central shopping centre.

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Vivo Bar & Grill

49 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Australia, Palm Cove
(07) 4059 0944
email/info)(vivo.com.au

This highly acclaimed restaurant just added another award to its long list with the 2008 Restaurant and Catering Award for best Breakfast Restaurant.

Superb service, great quality food and an impressive cocktail and wine list. Enjoy all of this whilst relaxing on the balcony and looking through the palm trees to the beach.

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Waterbar and Grill Steakhouse

Pierpoint Road, Cairns
40311199
email/waterbar)(bigpond.net.au

The Waterbar & Grill is located at the Pier and offers al fresco dining that overlooks the marina. It is a steakhouse specialising in contemporary Australian and South African cuisine. Great location for getting together with friends, especially over lunch.

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