A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

International Restaurants


87-109 Port Douglas Rd, 4877
07 4099 8900

BAZAAR – An Interactive Marketplace. Smart casual dress suitable.

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Cafe De Lema

Shop 13, Palm Cove Shopping Village, Palm Cove
07 4055 3690

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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Cherry Blossom Japanese Restaurant

Cnr Spence & Lake Sts, Cairns (Upstairs)
(07) 40521050

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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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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Hanuman Restaurant

1 Wharf Street, Cairns (Hilton Cairns)
(07) 40526786

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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Havana Music Cafe

113 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 4041 2266

A funky Caribbean flavoured cafe bringing the intense tropical flavours of Jamaica, Cuba and Bermuda to Cairns. The menu includes many of the popular jerk selections from Jamaica, the jerk chicken is especially popular. Regular live music, and lots of friendliness make this venue a good spot for friends catching up.

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Jamaica Blue

McLeod St, 4870 (Cairns Central Shopping Centre)
4041 0577

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Kuranda Fudge Bar

Possibly also known as SugarWorks Fudge Bar.

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Linga Longa

120 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill
(07) 4032 2136

Excellent variety of international dishes by a seasoned restaurateur. This restaurant is designed to be loved by locals and one of the few operators be licensed and offer BYO.

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Mizuna Restaurant

New restaurant for Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort as part of a recent refurbishment. Head Chef, Mark Carrette has prepared a diverse menu featuring combinations of Australian specialties and international favourites. The restaurant will be focusing on providing fresh, locally sourced produce and 4.5 star quality.

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Mother India Restaurant

2/80 Sheridan Street, Cairns
(07) 40411000

Great exotic tastes that exhibit the richness of a glorious past and the luxury of a colourful present. Mother India Restaurant serve many innovative dishes not found at other Indian restaurants and prepare your food exactly the way you like: mild, medium, hot or Indian hot - or anywhere in between!

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Noodle Box

Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns
(07) 4041 4681

Exciting food option at Cairns Central, the menu consists of 9 Stir Fry's encompassing a wide variety of Asian flavours, 5 soups ranging from the most traditional of Hot and Sour to Rich and Creamy Laksas and 2 amazing rice dishes that explode with mystical flavours from the East.

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North Food + Wine

PierPoint Rd, Cairns
(07) 4031 1411

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

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

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

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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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Tree Bar & Grill @ Ramada

316 Port Douglas Rd, 4877
4030 4341

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