A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

EFTPOS Restaurants

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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Asian Cafe Chinese Restaurant

7/35 Lake St, Cairns, 4870
0740313937

Well priced Chinese lunch and dinner options - dumplings, noodles and rice dishes including specialities such as pig's ears and hor fun.

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Barassi's Bistro

344 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt (Cazalys)
(07) 4054 1464
email/info)(cazalys.com.au
http://www.cazalys.com.au/

Informal dining well suited to families looking for a social restaurant with reasonably priced food. Extensive children's menu and entertainment on selected evenings. Good quality bistro food with buffet and dessert.

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Bayleaf Restaurant

Gorgeous alfresco dining with flaming torches surrounding the exterior, Bayleaf Restaurant's modern menu includes local produce. A lovely dining experience with company, or just for two.

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Bel Paese

45 Spence Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 6165
http://www.belpaesecairns.com.au

A cute Italian restaurant with a warm friendly atmosphere and genuine, tasty cuisine. The kind of trattoria you'd expect to discover accidently tucked away in a quaint alleyway in Sardinia. Great location for people watching, al fresco dinners and casual romance.

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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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Bello Caffe

68-70 Grafton St, Cairns
(07) 4031 8842
email/bellocaffe)(hotmail.com

A comfortable low-key cafe in the heart of Cairns CBD with simple, elegant, uncomplicated modern southern Italian cuisine.

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Bellocale

62 Shields St, Cairns (Shop C)
(07) 4051 7777

A new restaurant worth talking about with Italian cuisine even Italians are raving about! Passionately serving local, seasonal produce.

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Bibesia

1 Pacific Drive, Mission Beach, 4852
(07) 4068 7444
email/unwind)(bibesia.com.au
http://www.bibesia.com.au/

Spectacular absolute beachfront location on Mission Beach. On a fabulous day this is the *best* place to have food in Far North Queensland.

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Blue Moon Grill

22-24 Trinity Beach Rd, Trinity Beach (Shop 6)
(07) 4057 8957
http://www.bluemoongrill.com.au

Blue Moon Grill is a 'twice' dual state finalist in the industries Restaurant and Caterers Association Awards (N.T, Qld). With, quite possibly the most relaxing atmosphere of any restaurant on the Northern Beaches, Blue Moon Grill offers a vast array of international and local produce melded to create some of the most exciting, fresh and tasty dishes you will ever try.

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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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Cafe Eighty 8

86 Woodward Street, Edge Hill, 4870 (Shop 2)
(07) 4032 5643
email/eat)(cafe88.com.au
http://www.cafe88.com.au/

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Cafe Soul Organics

Shop 81, Smithfield Shopping Centre, Smithfield
07 4038 3975

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Cafe Thailand

7/93 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 4041 2624

Fast paced friendly restaurant, with beautiful Thai decor. Extensive menu with many traditional Thai dishes not seen at other restaurants in Cairns, but also many dishes using local produce such as barramundi and coral trout. 10% discount on take away orders.

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Cherry Blossom Japanese Restaurant

Cnr Spence & Lake Sts, Cairns (Upstairs)
(07) 40521050
email/satoko)(cherryblossom.com.au
http://www.cherryblossom.com.au/

One of Cairns' oldest Japanese restaurants, being established in 1987, Cherry Blossom Japanese Restaurant features a sushi bar, table cooking, teppanyaki and Japanese noodles. An authentic Japanese dining experience utilising fresh Great Barrier Reef seafood with the refined preparation styles of Japanese cooking. Exciting Australian meats such as Kangaroo, Emu and Crocodile are also available. Open for lunch on Wed, Thu & Fri, and dinner every night except Sun.

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Chili Indian Thai & Seafood Restaurant

76 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870 (Shop B)
(07) 4041 1202

Brand new restaurant incorporating Indian and Thai cuisines. Amazing smells coming from the kitchen!

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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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Corea Corea

Shop 32, 79 Abbott St, Cairns (inside Orchid Plaza)
(07) 40316655

Brightly decorated, Corea Corea is similar to lunch bars in Korea. Serving tasty, authentic Korean cuisine, this spot is idea for a quick lunch, a sit & relax. Easy to read menu and friendly staff.

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Dominos Pizza Smithfield

Shop 4 Facility Close, Campus Shopping Village Cn, Smithfield
(07) 40556361

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Donnini's Ciao Italia

The Pier Marketplace, Cairns
(07) 40511133

An authentic Italian restaurant & cafe inside The Pier Marketplace. Donnini's Ciao Italia features an open kitchen, highly attentive staff, and some of the best Italian food available in Cairns.

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Dragonfly Gallery Cafe

9 Camelot Close, Cape Tribulation
(07) 40980121

Funky and fun atmosphere in the middle of the rainforest at Cape Trib, this backpacker friendly cafe has lots of interesting things to look at, games to play and groovy tunes all set in a large treehouse style restaurant. Not your ordinary cafe, interesting menu choices and a unique feel.

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E Bar

Nice location for kicking back with a drink and snacking on their tasty bar food.

Bar menu includes chips, wedges, pizza, antipasto, fish, burgers and salads

Also features a pool table and live jazz music on Fridays (between 6-10pm).

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Eagle Boys Pizza Smithfield

Shop 2 Cnr Faculty Cl & McGregor Rd, Smithfield
(07) 40576622

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El Grekos Greek Taverna

117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
(07) 4055 3703
http://www.elgrekostaverna.com.au/

With a cute mythology about the famous painter El Greko, you will love the friendly touches across this restaurant. The food typifies classic and modern Greek cuisine. Enjoy the Zorba Feast set menu if you're really hungry.

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Fasta Pasta

68 Shields Street, Cairns (Cnr Sheridan St)
(07) 40410388

Pasta that's fasta than the rest. For a quick, quality meal, Fasta Pasta is excellent value for money, and ideal for family dining. Laid back and informal, with a licensed bar.

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Fetta's Greek Taverna

99 Grafton Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 6966

Excellent variety of Greek cuisine from this family-owned restaurant established in 1975. Experience the sights and sounds of Greece with gorgeous decor, beautiful belly dancers on the weekend and even Zorba dancing! Try the generous feast option to get a great variety of Greek food. Excellent Greek coffee too!

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Fish and Chips on Pease

271 Pease Street, Edge Hill
(07) 4053 5440
email/fishandchipsonpease)(outlook.com

Ramsden's Fish and Chips", John and Gina Ramsden offer a fast and friendly service for eat-in or takeaway English Style Fish and Chips. Winners of the Cairns Post "Top Nosh" Competition for "The Best Fish and Chips in Cairns.

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Fusion Organics

Cnr Aplin & Grafton Sts, Cairns
(07) 40511388
email/rpspbb)(bigpond.com
http://www.fusionorganics.com.au

Aimed to please those who lead an alternative lifestyle, Vegetarians, Glychemics, Vegans and the health conscious are most welcome at Fusion Organics. Great coffee!

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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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Green Ant Cantina

A casual and funky restaurant with pub style Mexican food but done with flair. You can expect large tasty meals at affordable prices. Cool tunes and cosy rythums play most days at Green Ant. Popular with backpackers and a younger boho crowd, a lot of the dining space is outdoors in a 'beer garden' type environment. On Tuesdays take a friend and get two meals for the price of one.

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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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Hog's Breath Cafe Cairns

64 Spence Street, Cairns
(07) 40317711
http://www.hogsbreath.com.au

With fantastic steaks slowly cooked to perfection, and curly pig-tail fries that make my mouth water just thinking of them, Hog's Breath Cafe is a top spot for a lunch or dinner with friends. Grab a beer from the bar and tuck into a hefty meal fit for a king.

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Holloways Pizza

Palm Street, Holloways Beach
(07) 40550185

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Hungry Jacks Cairns Esplanade

91 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 40315995

Burgers bursting with flavour and dripping with goodness are the best part about Hungry Jacks. Drop by to experience 1950's American culture and bottomless softdrinks, and forget about your arteries for a while.

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Hungry Jacks Westcourt

Brown Street, Cnr Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt
(07) 40311885

Burgers bursting with flavour and dripping with goodness are the best part about Hungry Jacks. Drop by to experience 1950's American culture and bottomless softdrinks, and forget about your arteries for a while.

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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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Kewarra Fish 'N' Chips

Shop 4/5 Poolwood Road, Kewarra Beach
(07) 40576110

Excellent fish and chips, a cut above the rest. Kewarra Fish 'N' Chips offer the best FNQ beach food in the region, and also offer gourmet burgers. Delivery from Trinity Beach to Palm Cove operates from Thursday to Sunday, with a minimum order of $20.

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KFC Cairns

Florence Street, Cnr Martyn St, Cairns
(07) 40512936

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KFC Earlville

Barr Street, Cnr Mulgrave Rd, Earlville
(07) 40331149

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KFC Night Markets

5/71-75 The Esplanade, Cairns (inside the Night Markets)
(07) 40318191

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KFC Smithfield

Captain Cook Highway, Cnr McGregor Rd, Smithfield
(07) 40578344

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Krokodillos

459 Varley St, Yorkeys Knob (Shopping Complex)
(07) 4055 7099
email/greg)(krokodillos.com.au
http://www.krokodillos.com.au/

An assortment of International cuisine with a luscious range of gourmet pizzas.

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L'Unico Trattoria Italiano

Cnr Vasey Esp & Trinity Beach Rd, Trinity Beach
(07) 4057 8855
email/enquiries)(lunico.net.au
http://www.lunico.net.au/

A stunning location on the Trinity Beach Esplanade, L'Unicois designed for diners to take advantage of their gorgeous surroundings... wide, open verandahs with large doors and windows. Playful and efficient staff marry a delicious array of interesting menu items. L'unico is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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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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Limmy The Flavour Of Malaysia

80 Sheridan Street, Cairns
(07) 40417939

Authentic and very high quality Malaysian food, prepared by Malaysian chefs.

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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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Marinades

43 Spence Street, Cairns
(07) 40411422

Authentic Indian cuisine with helpful, attentive staff and friendly passionate owners. Open for lunch and dinner, Marinades is an inexpensive and fun restaurant for small groups, family outings and dinner with friends. Large groups can also take advantage of their brightly decorated banquet room.

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McDonald's Atherton

Atherton Main Street (cnr Silo Rd), Atherton
(07) 4091 6400

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McDonald's Cairns Central

Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns

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McDonald's Cairns Esplanade

Cairns Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 4052 1801

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McDonald's Innisfail

16 -20 Ernest Street, Innisfail
(07) 4061 6411

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McDonald's Manoora

Pease Street (cnr Jensen Crt), Manoora
(07) 4032 2666

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McDonald's Smithfield

Captain Cook Hwy, Smithfield
(07) 4038 1303

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McDonald's Woree

Bruce Hwy, Woree
(07) 4033 1311

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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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Mini Star of Siam

453 Varley St (Shop 1B)
(07) 4081 0103

The new "mini" version of the successful Port Douglas restaurant, Star of Siam. Good selection of Thai favourite dishes.

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Mondo on the Waterfront

34 Esplanade,, Cairns, Queensland, 4870
(07) 4052 6780
www.mondoonthewaterfront.com.au

Locals know where to find the best bites, and that’s why you’ll find the locals here. The award-winning Mondo on the Waterfront is a unique al fresco dining experience that encapsulates everything great about North Queensland, with stunning views of Trinity Inlet. Whether it’s a casual coffee, a family gathering, business lunch or cocktail, indulge in flavours from around the world, with signature dishes like Mondo barbeque and sizzling fajitas!

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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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Mother India Restaurant

2/80 Sheridan Street, Cairns
(07) 40411000
email/rohtas)(hotmail.com
http://www.motherindiacairns.com.au/

Great exotic tastes that exhibit the richness of a glorious past and the luxury of a colourful present. Mother India Restaurant serve many innovative dishes not found at other Indian restaurants and prepare your food exactly the way you like: mild, medium, hot or Indian hot - or anywhere in between!

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Mountain View Hotel

Gillies Hwy, Gordonvale 4865, Gordonvale
(07) 40561723

A great old pub located on the Gillies Highway just before you hit the range.

Experience a true Queenslander pub, sipping on a pot of beer, watching the Rugby League and playing a round of FREE pool.

The Mountain View is the perfect stop after your Sunday drive/ride for a hearty counter meal.

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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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Osprey Restaurant

Private Road, Oak Beach (Thala Beach Lodge)
(07) 4098 5700
email/reservations)(thalabeach.com.au
http://www.thala.com/

Diners who've been lucky enough to experience Osprey Restaurant at Thala Beach Resort report it as being one of the best meals of their life. The head chef leads a very imaginative kitchen using the best of Australia's gourmet produce. The intimate atmosphere is complimented by the remarkable vista of Coral Sea islands, reefs and mountain ranges. The prolific bird life surrounding the resort can be seen and heard in the treetops from the restaurant. Certainly one of the best fine dining restaurants of Far North Queensland.

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Outback Jacks Bar and Grill

Cnr Abbot and Florence Street, Cairns
(07) 4031 9771
email/cairns)(outbackjacks.com.au
http://www.outbackjacks.com.au

Thoroughly huge steaks dominate the menu at Outback Jack's. The meat cabinet boasts an amazing array of carnivorous delights, hailed to be the largest variety of steaks in the world. A great family restaurant, especially on Tuesday & Wednesday nights when kids eat free between 5-7pm.

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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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Perrotta's at Myer

1-21 McLeod St, Cairns (Inside Myer, Cairns Central Shopping Centre)
07 4031 5899

Quality in house cafe inside the Cairns Myer store. Excellent range of salads and paninis. Serves a good cup of Genovese coffee.

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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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Raymond's On The Beach

1 Banfield Parade (Wongaling Beach), Mission Beach
(07) 40688177

Prime location across the road from Wongaling Beach, Raymond's breezy restaurant is built well for the environment. The menu is dominantly seafood, with innovative quirks. Lengthy wine list for a remote area restaurant, and very friendly staff.

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Roscoe's Piazza

3B Ernest Street, Innisfail
(07) 4061 6888

Conveniently located on the highway, Roscoe's Piazza is a family Italian restaurant with a range of seafood, pizza, pasta, salads and a-la-carte meals. Well priced Reef & Beef buffets on Fridays, with a seafood buffet on Saturday and Sunday is pizza and pasta, salad and dessert.

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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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Sushi Train

Shop 144 Cairns Central, Cairns
(07) 40315444
http://www.sushitrain.com.au/

Rush in for a quick hit of Japanese food plucked from a moving conveyer belt, or relax and sit green tea while perusing the delicacies passing under your nose. Sushi Train is a treat for kids and adults alike.

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Swiss Inn

45 Grafton St, Cairns
(07) 40516020

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Tamarind Restaurant

35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns (Reef Casino)
(07) 4030 8888

An intimate and exclusive restaurant, it is advised you book ahead to experience Tamarind due to its popularity. And well founded too, Tamarind restaurant is an exquisite dining experience incorporating the exciting tastes and textures of Asian cuisine in an innovative menu incorporating Western culture. The signature restaurant of the Sofitel Reef Casino, this a dining 'must do' while in Cairns.

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Tandoori Oven

62B Shields Street, Cairns
(07) 40310043

Authentic North Indian cuisine with a cosy atmosphere in the restaurant hub of Cairns. Offers al fresco dining as well as an air-conditioned indoor option. Interesting Indian decor inside with a strong local following. Be sure to try the banquet menu if dining in a group of 4 or more.

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Tha Fish

The Pier, Pier Point Rd, Cairns
07 4041 5350
email/info)(thafish.com.au
http://www.thafish.com.au

Situated on the boardwalk at The Pier overlooking the marine, Tha Fish is a popular seafood restaurant open for lunch and dinner.

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Thai Pan Restaurant

43-45 Grafton Street, Cairns
(07) 40521708

Outstanding quality and friendly service, this Thai restaurant is a small family operation, and is popular because of its consistantly great food. Great location for a big group, or for a small intimate evening. Be sure to try their SteamBowl!

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The Deck @ Red Beret Hotel

411 Kamerunga Rd, Redlynch
(07) 4055 1249

The perfect place to relax, grab a cold beer, wine or softdrink, and tuck into a hearty meal. Very cheap prices, and fantastic family value.

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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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Twelve Bar Cafe (Twelve BC)

Cnr Lake and Shields Street, Cairns (City Place)
(07) 4031 2912
email/twelvecairns)(hotmail.com

An eclectic cafe in the heart of Cairns CBD serving rich, dark roast Genovese coffee and large hearty breakfasts.

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Victor's Gourmet Deli

229 Sheridan St, Cairns North, 4870
(07) 4031 2922

One of Cairns' few delis, and a worthy stop off for any self-respecting foodie. Victor's Deli has a good range of European cheeses and smallgoods, as well as a wide range of groceries from Italy and further abroad. They also make decent coffee, sandwiches and rolls. They do subscribe to the Italian slow food concept though, so don't rush quality.

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Vines @ Limberlost Nursery

113 Old Smithfield Rd, Freshwater, 4870
07 4055 1262

"Vines", attached to the Limberlost Nursery, is the perfect place to relax for a coffee and light breakfast before exploring the nursery. Covered al fresco seating including large tables for groups.

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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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