A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

Cairns Contemporary Restaurants

Bellavista at the Marina

1 Pierpoint Road, Cairns (The Pier)
(07) 4041 3991
email/weare)(bellavistabar.com.au
http://www.bellavistabar.com.au/

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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Bushfire Flame Grill

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

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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 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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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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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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Fusion Organics

Cnr Aplin & Grafton Sts, Cairns
(07) 40511388
email/rpspbb)(bigpond.com
http://www.fusionorganics.com.au

Aimed to please those who lead an alternative lifestyle, Vegetarians, Glychemics, Vegans and the health conscious are most welcome at Fusion Organics. Great coffee!

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Hanuman Restaurant

1 Wharf Street, Cairns (Hilton Cairns)
(07) 40526786
http://www.hanuman.com.au

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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Jardines Restaurant

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

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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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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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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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O'Cha Cha Modern Japanese Dining

34 Lake St, 4870 (Palm Court Floor 1 / Shop F7-F8)
07 4051 7055
ochacha.cairns

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Olanos Ristorante e Lounge Bar

On the waterfront at Harbour Lights, 1 Marlin Parade, Cairns
4041 5002
email/dine)(olanos.com.au
http://www.olanos.com.au

Olano's is a beautifully located restaurant and lounge bar overlooking Trinity Wharf. Perfect for large or small groups. The Sicilian head chef provides a fresh, interesting menu with Italian influence.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Ozmosis

1/116 Mayers St, Edgehill, 4870 (Collins Ave)
4032 1517
email/kitchen)(ozmosiscafe.com.au

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Pacific Flavours Brasserie

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

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Pacific Flavours Brasserie offers a nightly Tropical Seafood Buffet Dinner with a wide selection of tasty seafood and tropical fruit. Sunday lunch features a live band and bottomless glasses of wine!

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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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Salt House

Exquisitely located on the waterfront within the Cairns marina, Salt House is the place to go for amazing views over Trinity Inlet. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are heavily focussed on local produce, and feature modern Australian cuisine. An excellent restaurant for a quiet romantic evening, or to celebrate a special occasion with friends.

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Sassi at Bale

1 Bale Drive, Port Douglas 4877 QLD, Australia, Port Douglas
(07) 4084 3000
email/bale)(peppers.com.au
http://www.peppers.com.au/Bale-Resort

Open 7 days for lunch and dinner. 2008 Restaurant and Catering Award winners for Best Italian Restaurant in Far North Queensland.

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Springs Restaurant

122 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 40801888

Located at Oasis Resort Cairns, Springs is a high class restaurant in an unlikely location. Don't be fooled by its location in the foyer of a hotel, Springs serves wonderful food and has friendly service. Definitely worth a visit.

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TAFE Tropics Restaurant

Cairns
(07) 40422477

This restaurant is the Tafe training restaurant where up and coming chefs and waitors test their skills. This restaurant has the potential to serve fantastic meals at very low prices, but be prepared for standards to slip occasionally. For a cheap lunch or dinner, it's worth the risk.

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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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Teshis Restaurant

209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns
(07) 40518999

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Waterbar and Grill Steakhouse

Pierpoint Road, Cairns
40311199
email/waterbar)(bigpond.net.au

The Waterbar & Grill is located at the Pier and offers al fresco dining that overlooks the marina. It is a steakhouse specialising in contemporary Australian and South African cuisine. Great location for getting together with friends, especially over lunch.

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