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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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 Coco

Adjacent to the Cairns International's Lobby, Cafe Coco offers casual brassiere style dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose from the A La Carte menu or Buffet and enjoy quick and quality service at any time of the day.

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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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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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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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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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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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Jardines Restaurant

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

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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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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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Nautilus Restaurant

Nautilus is a winner of many awards for excellent dining, and has appeared in travel magazines around the world. This is a high-class venue, reserved for those who want the best dining experience possible.

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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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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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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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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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Salsa Bar & Grill

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.

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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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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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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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Tree House Restaurant

Located at the Silky Oaks Lodge in Mossman, the TreeHouse Restaurant is an open-air restaurant perched above the Mossman River. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, this is a treat set in a tropical location.

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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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