- Sri Lankan
Modern Australian cuisine is a style of cooking which borrows technique from the classic cuisines, but also takes care to utilise Australian regional produce.
There are just a few restaurants in Cairns who fit under this category, but they're all spectacular, and worthy of visiting while you're here on holiday.
Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out, Catering and Outdoor Seating. Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee.View More Info
Smithfield, 4879 (Smithfield Shopping Centre)
0407 399 659
Eato's is a not-for-profit organisation, proudly sponsored by Neato and Power of Pallets. Project funded by the Australian government. Proceeds of sales go to charities.View More Info
Family owned restaurant in a Heritage Listed homestead, Eden House is recommended by Gourmet Traveller for it's contemporary country cuisine.View More Info
Cafe with office catering.View More Info
37 Raleigh St, 4872 (The only pub.)
97 Grafton St, Cairns, 4870
(07) 4051 8333
Cake and pastry shop in the best, bustling cafe strip in Cairns... Grafton Street.
If you are a connoisseur of the Aussie pie this place is your heaven. Proven to make the best pies this state has seen by a string of Gold medals and VERY content locals.
After you visit Meldrum's every other pie shop will be compared to it's awesome standards.
Melt-in-your-mouth pies, delicious bakery sweets and a lunch menu packed full of flavour.
Cafe for families with play facilities for young children.View More Info
A modern Asian-inspired Australian restaurant with a casual tropical flair.View More Info
Neoteric Australian cuisine is the focus of Ochre Restaurant's sensational menu, incorporating Australian bush foods in innovative, exciting dishes. Menu changes seasonally, as different fresh produce become available. A must try!View More Info
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.View More Info
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.View More Info
Beach Dining, Room Service, Beach Picnic, Grill, Desserts, Buffets, Pool bar, Guest Pool Orders.View More Info
Views of Dickson Inlet from a traditional plantation style Queenslander house, make Salsa Bar and Grill truly tropical. This is a very popular restaurant - even with US Presidents and short Australian Prime Ministers. Food is of a high calibre, and bookings are recommended.View More Info
135 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, 4879
Has all the Steaks, Saltgrass Lamb Half-Rack with Minted Pea Risotto, Parmesan Wafer and Mint JellyView More Info
Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, 4878
(07) 4042 9900
Experience the spirit of indigenous Australia with the Tjapukai Night Tour, where you will enjoy a four-course buffet dinner and a live performance demonstrating the Aboriginal culture.View More Info
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.View More Info
Airport Ave, 4870 (Cairns Airport)
Requires premium membership.View More Info