A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

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.

Apex Milk Bar

24 Hoare St
07 4051 1749

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Chill Cafe Palm Cove

41 Williams Esplanade, 4879 (Shop 1)
07 4059 0751
email/info)(chillcafepalmcove.com.au
http://www.chillcafepalmcove.com.au/

Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out, Catering and Outdoor Seating. Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee.

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Cumquat Corner Cafe

Smithfield, 4879 (Smithfield Shopping Centre)
0407 399 659

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D's Steakhouse and Bar

3 Junction Rd, Mossman, 4873
07 4098 3365

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Eato's

45 Grafton St, 4870
http://www.eatos.com.au/

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.

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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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Jamdrop Cafe

Cafe with office catering.

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Junction Hotel - Dimbulah Pub

37 Raleigh St, 4872 (The only pub.)
4093 5206

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Meldrum's Pies In Paradise

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.

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Muddy's Cafe

174 Esplanade, 4870
40510388
http://www.muddyscafe.com/

Cafe for families with play facilities for young children.

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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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Oskar Healing Cafe

159-161 Pease St, Manoora (Piccones Shopping Village)
http://www.oskarhealingcafe.com.au/

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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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Outback Jacks Bar and Grill

Cnr Abbot and Florence Street, Cairns
(07) 4031 9771
email/cairns)(outbackjacks.com.au
http://www.outbackjacks.com.au

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.

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Oz Blanc

314 Mulgrave Rd, Cairns
(07) 4031 0100

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Pie Face

3 Shields St, 4870
07 4039 3329
http://www.pieface.com.au/

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Qantas Lounge Cairns

Airport Ave, 4870 (Cairns Airport)
4080 6703
http://cairnsairport.com.au

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Reflection

Beach Dining, Room Service, Beach Picnic, Grill, Desserts, Buffets, Pool bar, Guest Pool Orders.

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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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The Grand Hotel

34 McLeod St, 4870
07 4051 1007

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The Paddock Restaurant and Bar

314 Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt, 4870
4031 0100
email/info)(thepaddockcairns.com
http://www.thepaddockcairns.com/

Has all the Steaks, Saltgrass Lamb Half-Rack with Minted Pea Risotto, Parmesan Wafer and Mint Jelly

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Tjapukai

Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, 4878
(07) 4042 9900
email/bookings)(tjapukai.com.au
http://www.tjapukai.com.au/tjapukai-by-night/

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.

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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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Wink II Restaurant & Wine Bar

53-57 The Esplanade, Cairns (Mantra Esplanade Hotel)
(07) 4041 6346
email/info)(wink2.com.au
http://www.wink2.com.au

Popular Cairns fine dining restaurant starring world-renown chef Leon Walker. Gorgeous food and excellent attention to detail.

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