A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

Mediterranean Restaurants

Casa De Meze

Cnr of Aplin St and The Esplanade, Cairns
07 40515550

If you're seeking a quiet dining atmosphere where your mind can drift away to the clouds, don't bother visiting Casa De Meze. But if excitment, passion, bright colours and electric food takes your fancy, Cairns' Latin restaurant will light your fire. Drop in for a drink, a light meal or a huge feast and watch the amazing Latin dancers strut their stuff. Casa De Meze is great fun and is guaranteed to get your juices flowing!

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Harrison's Restaurant

It's not everyday a Michelin star restaurant trained chef opens a restaurant in Port Douglas. Harrison's owner/chef Spencer Patrick has created an elegant French-inspired fine dining experience. The setting is a quaint colonial house with tropical gardens taking full advantage of North Queensland's famous climate. If you're looking for a decadent, romantic evening, this is the perfect choice.

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Luxe Bistro and Bar

183 Lake St
(07) 4044 9796

New restaurant with an ethical passion for using local, seasonal produce at its peak. Family friendly and operated by head chef, Jamie Ah Gee. Inspiring weekly menu based on the best local produce available.

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Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill

Hilton Hotel, Cairns
(07) 40526780
http://www.hilton.com

Mondo Cafe has one of, if not the best, locations in Cairns city. Overlooking the harbour, the food served at this restaurant matches the superb views. Ideal for business lunches.

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Pedro's Pizza

233 Sheridan St, Cairns North
(07) 4031 2241

Family owned pizza take away store. Fantastic authentic Italian pizza.

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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 The Gallery

Cnr Shields & Abbott Sts, Cairns (Cairns Regional Gallery)
(07) 4031 5899

Top spot for casual dining in Cairns with an all-outdoors breezy deck. The food and service has been consistently strong for many years.

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Portofino's Restaurant

31 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
(07) 4099 5458
email/dacari)(austarnet.com.au

Portofino's Restaurant offers a blend of Mediterranean and Asian foods, combining subtle flavours from around the world. Outdoor dining in two courtyards is delightful.

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Shrubbery Taverna

Mission Beach
(07) 40687 803

Open for lunch and dinner, Shrubbery Taverna is a lively and fun restaurant at Mission Beach. Great for family outings.

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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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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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