A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

Seafood 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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4 Mile Seafoods & Takeaway

1 Barrier Street, Port Douglas (Shop 4)
(07) 4099 3352

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Barassi's Bistro

344 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt (Cazalys)
(07) 4054 1464
email/info)(cazalys.com.au
http://www.cazalys.com.au/

Informal dining well suited to families looking for a social restaurant with reasonably priced food. Extensive children's menu and entertainment on selected evenings. Good quality bistro food with buffet and dessert.

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Barnacle Bills

103 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 4051 2241
http://www.barnaclebills.com.au/

Fantastic location and quality seafood has made this locally owned restaurant very popular. Foreign language menus are available in Japanese, German, French, and Italian.

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Bel Paese

45 Spence Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 6165
http://www.belpaesecairns.com.au

A cute Italian restaurant with a warm friendly atmosphere and genuine, tasty cuisine. The kind of trattoria you'd expect to discover accidently tucked away in a quaint alleyway in Sardinia. Great location for people watching, al fresco dinners and casual romance.

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Bella Baci

123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
(07) 4055 3186
http://www.bellabaci.com.au/

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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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Charlie's

223-227 The Esplanade, Cairns (Acacia Court Hotel)
(07) 40515011

One of Cairns' favourite restaurants, Charlies has a seafood and hot food buffet that offers tremendous value for money. Look for the discount vouchers in the Cairns Post each day.

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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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Chili Indian Thai & Seafood Restaurant

76 Sheridan Street, Cairns, 4870 (Shop B)
(07) 4041 1202

Brand new restaurant incorporating Indian and Thai cuisines. Amazing smells coming from the kitchen!

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Conner's Corner

Mission Beach
(07) 40687 146

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Daintree Tea House

Daintree Road, Daintree
(07) 40986161
email/daintreeteehouse)(bigpond.com

As the longest established restaurant in the Daintree area, the Daintree Tea House Restaurant has a big reputation to maintain. It is regarded as a premier lunch destination for travellers in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation, and it is rumoured no one departs from the restaurant without a wide grin and a satisfied belly. It is also open for dinner by reservation.

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Dundees On The Waterfront

Waterfront Harbour Lights, 1 Marlin Parade, Cairns QLD 4870, Australia, Cairns
(07) 4051 0399
email/dundees)(dundees.com.au
http://www.dundees.com.au

Dundees serves traditional Aussie meals such as crocodile, kangaroo, emu and buffalo. A range of seafood and pasta is also available.

This is a great restaurant to take visitors to Cairns who want to experience eating our national animals.

Open all day for coffee and cakes. Open for breakfast 6-10.30 am. Lunch from 11.30 am until 2.30 pm and dinner 5.30 pm until 10.30pm.

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Earlville Fish Bar

500 Mulgrave Road, Earlville
(07) 40541645

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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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Fish and Chips on Pease

271 Pease Street, Edge Hill
(07) 4053 5440
email/fishandchipsonpease)(outlook.com

Ramsden's Fish and Chips", John and Gina Ramsden offer a fast and friendly service for eat-in or takeaway English Style Fish and Chips. Winners of the Cairns Post "Top Nosh" Competition for "The Best Fish and Chips in Cairns.

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Fisherman's Nest

Grigg Street, Ravenshoe
(07) 40976566

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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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Gilld N Guttd

Webber Esplanade (Fishermans Warf), Cooktown
(07) 40695863

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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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Hi Tide Seafood Restaurant

The Esplanade (Peninsula Hotel), Port Douglas
(07) 40999100
email/hitide)(peninsulahotel.com.au
http://www.peninsulahotel.com.au/

Absolute beachfront dining.

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Jardines Restaurant

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

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Kani's On The Esplanade

59 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 40511550
http://www.kanis.com.au/

Popular restaurant in the prime location of the Esplanade.

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Kewarra Fish 'N' Chips

Shop 4/5 Poolwood Road, Kewarra Beach
(07) 40576110

Excellent fish and chips, a cut above the rest. Kewarra Fish 'N' Chips offer the best FNQ beach food in the region, and also offer gourmet burgers. Delivery from Trinity Beach to Palm Cove operates from Thursday to Sunday, with a minimum order of $20.

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Manunda Fish & Chips

114 Hoare Street, Manunda
(07) 40536657

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Marina View Restaurant

It doesn't get much better than this. Located on the boardwalk at Marina Mirage, overlooking the yachts moored at the marina, this Italian Seafood restaurant makes the most of the thriving seafood industry working from Port Douglas. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this is a great restaurant.

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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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Mother India Restaurant

2/80 Sheridan Street, Cairns
(07) 40411000
email/rohtas)(hotmail.com
http://www.motherindiacairns.com.au/

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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Mulgrave Seafoods

157 Mulgrave Road, Cairns
(07) 40310444

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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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Ochre Restaurant

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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On the Inlet

3 Inlet Street, Port Douglas
(07) 40995255
email/ontheinlet)(bigpond.com
http://www.ontheinlet.com/

While visiting Port Douglas, sampling the best seafood in the world is an absolute must. On the Inlet Seafood Restaurant offers spectacular views of the fish-laden Dicksons Inlet, while serving fresh seafood from mud crabs to coral trout.

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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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Phuket Thai Seafood Restaurant

74 Grafton Street, Cairns
(07) 40310777

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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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Roscoe's Piazza

3B Ernest Street, Innisfail
(07) 4061 6888

Conveniently located on the highway, Roscoe's Piazza is a family Italian restaurant with a range of seafood, pizza, pasta, salads and a-la-carte meals. Well priced Reef & Beef buffets on Fridays, with a seafood buffet on Saturday and Sunday is pizza and pasta, salad and dessert.

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Scotty's Bar & Grill

Gorgeous spot just across the road from the beach, Scotty's takes advantage of it's position with much alfresco dining. Friendly staff and a cool, casual atmosphere make it a perfect venue for afternoon drinks or a cruisy meal.

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Sheridan Gourmet Seafood

217 Sheridan Street, Cairns
(07) 4031 0011

Fast-paced take away conveniently located on your way home. Sheridan Gourmet Seafood is famous for its outstanding range of seafood available. Choose from some of the great fish of our area; barramundi, coral trout and spanish mackeral. Friendly staff and was recently voted best fish and chips in Cairns.

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Southside Seafood Inn

448 Mulgrave Road, Cairns
(07) 40337722

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Splash Seafood Restaurant

Enjoy a wide range of fresh seafood options cooked with tropical flair.

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Star of Siam

1/12 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
(07) 40994707

Star of Siam is a Thai and Seafood restaurant located on the main street of Port Douglas. This restaurant serves food of the highest calibre.

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Sushi Train

Shop 144 Cairns Central, Cairns
(07) 40315444
http://www.sushitrain.com.au/

Rush in for a quick hit of Japanese food plucked from a moving conveyer belt, or relax and sit green tea while perusing the delicacies passing under your nose. Sushi Train is a treat for kids and adults alike.

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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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Tha Fish

The Pier, Pier Point Rd, Cairns
07 4041 5350
email/info)(thafish.com.au
http://www.thafish.com.au

Situated on the boardwalk at The Pier overlooking the marine, Tha Fish is a popular seafood restaurant open for lunch and dinner.

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The Cray Pot

157 Sheridan Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 3555

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The Raw Prawn

103 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 40315400

Another of Cairns' excellent seafood restaurants located on the esplanade, the standout feature of The Raw Prawn is the great name. But we can assure you this restaurant doesn't literally live up to the name 'Raw Prawn', because all seafood is cooked with delicacy and precision. Aside from the name, don't forget the excellent views of the Coral Sea, efficient service, relaxing atmosphere and of course, great food.

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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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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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Zeus Restaurant

28 Wharf Street, Port Douglas
(07) 40995558

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