A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

Al fresco Australian Restaurants

Australian

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.

Eden House Restaurant

20 Gillies Highway, Yungaburra
(07) 40953355
email/indulge)(edenhouse.com.au
http://www.edenhouse.com.au/

Family owned restaurant in a Heritage Listed homestead, Eden House is recommended by Gourmet Traveller for it's contemporary country cuisine.

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Nu Nu Restaurant

123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
(07) 4059 1880
email/info)(nunu.com.au
http://www.nunu.com.au/

A modern Asian-inspired Australian restaurant with a casual tropical flair.

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Ochre Restaurant @ Harbour Lights

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!

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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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The Backyard

The Pier Shopping Centre, Cairns, 4878
(07) 4052 7670
email/info)(thebackyardcairns.com
https://thebackyardcairns.com.au/

There's no better way to enjoy warm days and nights than on the deck at The Backyard Cairns on Pierpoint Road.

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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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