A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

Al fresco Contemporary 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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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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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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Cafe De Lema

Shop 13, Palm Cove Shopping Village, Palm Cove
07 4055 3690
email/greattimes)(cafedelema.com

Famous for their tropical fruit daquiris, Cafe De Lema is a funky alfresco cafe overlooking the ocean in Palm Cove. Offering fun Fawlty Towers type of service and atmosphere, you won't leave the cafe without having at least one real Santa Claus belly laugh. Playing groovy cocktail tunes, this cafe's focus is on fun, with unstifling class. Very popular, bookings strongly advised for dinner.

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Cafe On Sea

Cape Tribulation Road, Thorton Beach
(07) 40989118
email/cafeonseaoz)(bigpond.com

Absolute beachfront cafe on Thorton Beach, adjacent to the Daintree Rainforest.

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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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Croc Eye Cafe

5 Stewart Street, Daintree, 4873
(07) 4098 6229
email/kellbell13)(bigpond.com
http://www.croceyecafe.com/

Aptly named cafe in the Daintree Village. Many people visit the village to go crocodile spotting.

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Daintree Palms Bistro

17 Oasis Drive, Wonga Beach
(07) 40987871
email/info)(daintreepalms.com
http://www.daintreepalms.com

Daintree Palms Bistro is open 7 nights a week from 6pm. The restaurant is located at the Daintree Palms Beach Resort.

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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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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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Far Horizons Restaurant

1 Veivers Road, Palm Cove (Angsana Resort)
(07) 40553000
email/cairns)(angsana.com
http://www.angsana.com/gbr/facilities/dining.htm

A very classy restaurant located on absolute beachfront at Palm Cove. This restaurant has won awards for dining excellence. The restaurant sometimes sets up dining on the lawn among the palm trees beside the beach. The service is relaxed and friendly and the crowd is a mix of hotel guests from this and other nearby resorts. On Friday and Saturday nights a guitarist plays in the cocktail bar. A wonderful treat.

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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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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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Jacanas Restaurant

1 Stewart Street, Daintree
(07) 40986146
email/daintree.store)(bigpond.com

Jacanas, in the Daintree Village, diners are spoilt by incredible scenery, sumptuous barramundi, grain-fed beef and refreshingly cold beer.

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Jardines Restaurant

18-26 Cannon Street, Manunda
(07) 4053 8805

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Lillipad Cafe

Grafton St, Cairns (next to City Arcade)
(07) 40519565

The Lillipad Cafe specialises in fresh vegetarian cuisine, complimented by the famous Mungali Creek Dairy products. But you can also order fantastic focaccias and sandwiches that are refreshing and healthy. This cafe also serves wonderful coffee in a funky setting.

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Macrossans

Davidson Street, Port Douglas
(07) 40995888
email/switch370)(sheraton.com
http://www.sheraton-mirage.com

Located at the Sheraton Mirage Resort, Macrossans offers indoor and outdoor dining in an relaxed environment. The restaurant overlooks a large water feature, creating a romantic atmosphere.

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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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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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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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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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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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The Moonglow

Castaways Beach Resort, Mission Beach
(07) 40687 444

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The Sebel Reef House

99 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
(07) 40553633

The Sebel Reef House has been regarded as one of Cairns' finest restaurants for many years. It combines a fabulous location with impeccable service and fine food. Dining here is a wonderful treat and you won't be disappointed.

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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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