A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants


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12 Bar Blue

62 Shields Street, Cairns
(07) 4041 7388

Live music and stand-up comedy and a restaurant.

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2 Fish Restaurant Port Douglas

20 Wharf Street, Port Douglas (Shop 7)
(07) 4099 6350

Hailed as 'a new experience in seafood dining', 2 Fish Restaurant is a multi-award winning establishment.

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3060 Cafe Restaurant

75 Esplanade, 4870
07 4001 0000

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Antonios Bistro Carvery

75 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 9401

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Aphrodisias Restaurant

82 Sheridan Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 5871

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Apres Beach Bar & Grill Palm Cove

119 - 121 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
(07) 4059 2000

Prime beach location overlooking Palm Cove, Apres Beach Bar & Grill serve a wide variety of food at very reasonable prices - which is sometimes hard to find in trendy Palm Cove.

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Bangkok Room

62 Spence Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 3135

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Bangkok Rose

81 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach
(07) 4057 6222

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Barassi's Bistro

344 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt (Cazalys)
(07) 4054 1464

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

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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Barron River Hotel

36 Stratford Parade, Stratford
(07) 4055 1213

The colourful Rivers Restaurant, with its choice of indoor or verandah dining, has always been popular, offering a great value dining option to the area.

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Bayleaf Restaurant

Gorgeous alfresco dining with flaming torches surrounding the exterior, Bayleaf Restaurant's modern menu includes local produce. A lovely dining experience with company, or just for two.

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Beacons Bistro

145-147 Pease Street, Manoora (Newmarket Hotel)
(07) 4053 4811

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Bel Paese

45 Spence Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 6165

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

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Bellavista at the Marina

1 Pierpoint Road, Cairns (The Pier)
(07) 4041 3991

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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Bello Caffe

68-70 Grafton St, Cairns
(07) 4031 8842

A comfortable low-key cafe in the heart of Cairns CBD with simple, elegant, uncomplicated modern southern Italian cuisine.

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62 Shields St, Cairns (Shop C)
(07) 4051 7777

A new restaurant worth talking about with Italian cuisine even Italians are raving about! Passionately serving local, seasonal produce.

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Bernies on the Beach

41 Donkin Road, South Mission Beach
(07) 4068 7803

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1 Pacific Drive, Mission Beach, 4852
(07) 4068 7444

Spectacular absolute beachfront location on Mission Beach. On a fabulous day this is the *best* place to have food in Far North Queensland.

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Big Barramundi BBQ Garden

12 Stewart Street, Daintree
(07) 4098 6186

To immerse yourself in the Daintree Rainforest experience, no visit is complete without dining at the Big Barramundi Barbeque Garden.

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Billys Garden Bar & BBQ

Coondoo Street, Kuranda
(07) 4093 7203

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Bilngkumu Restaurant

Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, 20 Daintree Road, Daintree
(07) 4098 6100

The Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa is a premier accommodation venue at the Daintree Rainforest, so it’s only natural that their restaurant maintains excellent standards too. The Bilngjumu Restaurant specialises in the tastes of Australian bush tucker. All the food is carefully prepared so the end result is a selection of meals that offer a fresh experience unique to the Daintree Rainforest. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and day visitors are welcome.

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Bistro 3

Cnr Macrossan & Wharf Sts, Port Douglas
(07) 4099 6100

Tropical Italian dining at an indoor/outdoor setting.

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Blue Moon Grill

22-24 Trinity Beach Rd, Trinity Beach (Shop 6)
(07) 4057 8957

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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Bobby's Restaurant

5 Aplin St, Cairns
(07) 4051 8877

Broad range of both Chinese and Vietnamese dishes - one of the few restaurants serving Vietnamese cuisine in Cairns. Fast and efficient service, and lots of much-loved dishes on the menu. Excellent spot for a quick dinner with friends.

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Bull Bar

94 Lake St, Cairns
07 4051 6690

A classic seafood and steak house serving spectacularly large meals. Perfect for masculine get togethers! Great selecttion of beef, ribs, fish with a fun and friendly atmosphere.

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Bushfire Flame Grill

A unique dining concept in Cairns, Bushfire Flame Grill brings the excitement of Brazilian inspired Churrasco.

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C'est Bon

Village Lane - 20 Lake St, Cairns
(07) 4051 4488

Dining at C’est Bon French Restaurant is a truly unforgettable dining experience — exquisitely French and amazingly affordable. Join Junelle and the team with Chef Samuel Daquin from Lille in France to savour the mouth watering delights from original classic French dishes.

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Cactus Jacks

66 Shields St, Cairns (Cnr Sheridan St)
(07) 4031 8011

Fun and quirky Tex-Mex dining with crazy decor. Cheap, tasty pub-style food. Excellent for big, hungry, blokey groups.

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Cafe China

35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns
(07) 4041 2828

Recently moved to inside the Reef Hotel Casino complex, Cafe China is open for yum cha lunch and chinese dinner. Owner Harry Sou has extremely high standards and you are assured of a delicious meal every time you visit this authentic Chinese restaurant. Very high quality and excellent service.

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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 Madrid

138 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, 4870 (Shop 3)
0432 964 301

Cute cosy restaurant serving a traditional Spanish tapas menu.

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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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Cafe Zipangu

39 Shields Street, Cairns
(07) 40513328

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Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Behan Street, Manunda
(07) 40538805

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685 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield
(07) 97291155

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Canton Chinese Restaurant & Take Away

Minnie Street, Cnr McLeod St, Cairns
(07) 40516729

The Canton has been serving great Chinese food in Cairns for longer than we can remember. Tucked away on McLeod St, it is a restaurant that many people are unaware of, but once you try the fresh and cheap Chinese food, you'll be back for more.

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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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Castaway Restaurant

Florence Street, Cnr Lake St, Cairns
(07) 40515733

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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

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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Chesters Restaurant and Bar

7-11 Chester Crt, 4870
4032 2700

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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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China Dina

Charlotte Street (O'Connors Arcade), Cooktown
(07) 40695301

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China Palace Restaurant

69-73 Abbott Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 9188

A large Chinese restaurant in the heart of Cairns with daily yum cha, and a wide variety of classic Chinese dishes that you would expect on a menu in Australia. All your favourites are on the menu, try their signature Xiao Long Bao. This restaurant is suitable for families and group dining parties.

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Cho Gao

1 Pier Point Road, Cairns (Pier at the Marina)
(07) 4041 6991

Asian food experience located at the Pier overlooking the marina incorporating the delights of hawker cuisine from east Asia.

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Chung Tai Chinese Restaurant & Takeaway

Johnston Road, Mt Demi Plaza Cnr Front Street, Mossman
(07) 40981102

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Ci Fennali's

47 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach
(07) 4057 4265

There's nothing quite like a restaurant devoted to fresh produce, as Ci Fennali's is. They're proud of their 'from scratch' kitchen, even chopping their own chips!

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Clifton Capers Bar & Grill

14 Clifton Road, Clifton Beach
(07) 40592311

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Clohesy Country Gardens Restaurant

Kennedy Highway (Clohesy River), Kuranda
(07) 40937859

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Cock & Bull Restaurant

6 Grove Street, Cairns North
(07) 40311160

A very funky restaurant that is popular with young people. The meals are huge yet cheap - this is a great venue for special occasions or if you want a group dinner before a night on the town.

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Intake Road, Redlynch (Redlynch Shopping Village)
(07) 40581433

Feel like a hot chicken? How about a selection of battered, crumbed or fried fish with chips? Anyone who lives in Redlynch or Freshwater should make the most of this family owned and operated takeaway business - Aussie tucker at its finest.

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Cocky's at the Cove

Shop 3 117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
(07) 40591691

One of the most enjoyable things about spending a day at Palm Cove is wandering across the brick road to Cocky's and indulging in a refreshing icecream, milkshake, or small meal. Cocky's has been around for many years, and its prime location in the centre of Palm Cove and friendly staff make it very enjoyable.

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Colonys at the Cove

117 Williams Esplanade, Paradise Village, Palm Cove
(07) 40553058

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Colossus Restaurant & Bar

7-11 Chester Court, Cairns
(07) 40322700

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Coral Garden Restaurant

179 Sheridan Street, Cairns
(07) 40511022

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Coral Hedge Brasserie

The Esplanade, Cairns (Rydges Esplanade)
(07) 40312211

Winners of the Restaurant & Caterers 2002 Hotel/Motel Restaurant Award of Excellence, Coral Hedge Brasserie is well known for its wide variety of of tasty and exciting dishes.

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Country Breeze Restaurant

Malanda Lodge Motel, Millaa Millaa Rd, Malanda
(07) 40965555

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Country Taste

Shop FC5 274 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt Plaza, Westcourt
(07) 40413911

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Court House Bistro

Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
(07) 40994471

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Courtyard By Marriott Great Barrier Reef Resort

Veivers Road (Cnr Williams Esplanade), Palm Cove
(07) 40553999

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Crack-A-Jack Bar & Grill

41B Anzac Avenue, Mareeba
(07) 4092 5288

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Curry Blue

Corner of Anderson and Windarra Streets, Bayview
(07) 40335399

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Curry Bowl

82 Grafton Street, Main Street Arcade, Cairns
(07) 40310166

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D's Steakhouse and Bar

3 Junction Rd, Mossman, 4873
07 4098 3365

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Da Italo

21 Kamerunga Road, Stratford
(07) 40580200

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Daintree Palms Bistro

17 Oasis Drive, Wonga Beach
(07) 40987871

Daintree Palms Bistro is open 7 nights a week from 6pm. The restaurant is located at the Daintree Palms Beach Resort.

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Daintree Tea House

Daintree Road, Daintree
(07) 40986161

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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Daintree Village Restaurant & Coffee Shop

3 Stewart Street, Daintree
(07) 40986173

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171 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 40312155

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Delhi Tadka

477 Mulgrave Road, Earlville
(07) 4033 2433

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Donnini's Ciao Italia

The Pier Marketplace, Cairns
(07) 40511133

An authentic Italian restaurant & cafe inside The Pier Marketplace. Donnini's Ciao Italia features an open kitchen, highly attentive staff, and some of the best Italian food available in Cairns.

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Dougies Backpackers

111 Davidson Street, Port Douglas
(07) 40996200

Part of Dougies Backpackers Resort Port Douglas

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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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53-57 Esplanade, 4870
07 4051 2555

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Dundees On The Waterfront

Waterfront Harbour Lights, 1 Marlin Parade, Cairns QLD 4870, Australia, Cairns
(07) 4051 0399

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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Dunwoody's Tavern

317 Sheridan Street, Cairns North
(07) 40312212

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E Bar

Nice location for kicking back with a drink and snacking on their tasty bar food.

Bar menu includes chips, wedges, pizza, antipasto, fish, burgers and salads

Also features a pool table and live jazz music on Fridays (between 6-10pm).

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45 Grafton St, 4870

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

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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El Grekos Greek Taverna

117 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove
(07) 4055 3703

With a cute mythology about the famous painter El Greko, you will love the friendly touches across this restaurant. The food typifies classic and modern Greek cuisine. Enjoy the Zorba Feast set menu if you're really hungry.

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Emeralds Restaurant

Green Island, Cairns
(07) 40313300

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Fairways Restaurant & Bar

Paradise Palms Drive, Clifton Beach
(07) 40591166

Sensational panoramic views lush rolling fairways, tropical gardens and Coral Sea, Fairways Restaurant is superbly located overlooking the 9th and 18th greens at Paradise Palms Gold Course.

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Far Horizons Restaurant

1 Veivers Road, Palm Cove (Angsana Resort)
(07) 40553000

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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Fasta Pasta

68 Shields Street, Cairns (Cnr Sheridan St)
(07) 40410388

Pasta that's fasta than the rest. For a quick, quality meal, Fasta Pasta is excellent value for money, and ideal for family dining. Laid back and informal, with a licensed bar.

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Fat Willys

77 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 40521829

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Fetta's Greek Taverna

99 Grafton Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 6966

Excellent variety of Greek cuisine from this family-owned restaurant established in 1975. Experience the sights and sounds of Greece with gorgeous decor, beautiful belly dancers on the weekend and even Zorba dancing! Try the generous feast option to get a great variety of Greek food. Excellent Greek coffee too!

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Fiesta Cantina Bar & Restaurant

96-98 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 40412412

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Fifty Nine Restaurant and Bar

Paradise Palms Resort and Country Club, Paradise Palms Drive, Kewarra Beach QLD 4879, Australia, Kewarra Beach
(07) 4059 9910

Open from 8am daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ocean and mountain views.

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Fisherman's Nest

Grigg Street, Ravenshoe
(07) 40976566

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Flinders Bar & Grill

The Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns
(07) 40308888

Flinders Bar and Grill is located on the first floor of the Reef Hotel Casino. The restaurant serves light meals at all hours of the day - a great place to refresh your palette after a few hours at the casino!

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Flynns Cafe & Internet

17 Eacham Road, Yungaburra
(07) 40952235

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Foxwell Park

Lot 5 Foxwell Road, Malanda
(07) 4096 6183

Located at a picturesque rural B&B, this restaurant is a hidden gem with the capacity to serve only a handful of guests. It is essential to book well in advance. Very high quality and excellent service.

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Mission Beach
(07) 40687 107

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