A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

Cairns Bars

12 Bar Blue

62 Shields Street, Cairns
(07) 4041 7388

Live music and stand-up comedy and a restaurant.

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Apex Milk Bar

24 Hoare St
07 4051 1749

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Barrier Reef Hotel

Cnr Abbott St & Wharf Sts, Cairns
(07) 4051 4245

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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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Blue Sky Brewery

Cairns' own boutique brewery serving large portioned pub food with an abundance of friendly hospitality.

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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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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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Chesters Restaurant and Bar

7-11 Chester Crt, 4870
4032 2700

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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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Dunwoody's Tavern

317 Sheridan Street, Cairns North
(07) 40312212

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Fiesta Cantina Bar & Restaurant

96-98 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 40412412

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Grafton Hotel

Bruce Highway, Edmonton
(07) 40554202

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Green Ant Cantina

A casual and funky restaurant with pub style Mexican food but done with flair. You can expect large tasty meals at affordable prices. Cool tunes and cosy rythums play most days at Green Ant. Popular with backpackers and a younger boho crowd, a lot of the dining space is outdoors in a 'beer garden' type environment. On Tuesdays take a friend and get two meals for the price of one.

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1 Marlin Parade, 4870 (Harbour Lights)
07 4041 3502

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Hero Sushi

Airport Ave, 4870 (Airport Kiosk 3, Terminal 2 (domestic))
02 9417 7722

Assorted Sushi, Sashimi & Drinks

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Ibiza Beach Bar Cafe

91 The Esplanade, Cairns, 4870

Located on the Cairns Esplanade opposite the lagoon. Ibiza Beach Bar Cafe offers a casual selection of fishy favourites (salt & pepper calamaria, smoked salmon), wraps, burgers, and heartier ribs & steaks.

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Juicy Beets

64 Shields St, 4870
0420 776 332

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Lilo Restaurant & Bar

50 Grafton St, Cairns (Level 3, Rydges Plaza)
(07) 4046 3330

A sexy wet bar with exquisite vast views over the Cairns CBD. Enjoy a balmy Cairns evening atop Rydges Plaza.

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Liquid Lounge Bar & Restaurant

64 Shields St, Cairns
(07) 4031 0777

Hip new bar in the heart of Cairns with a range of cocktails and tapas. Happy hour every evening between 5-7pm with complimentary tapas.

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Lucifer Steakhouse & Bar

91 The Esplanade, Cairns, 4970
(07) 4081 4817

Lucifer Steakhouse & Bar located right on the Esplanade offers not only breathtaking views out to the Coral Sea but also a unique blend of innovative menu and a high energy atmosphere in a vibrant lounge scene.

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McGinty's Irish Bar

41 Shields St, 4870
0488 746 541

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Mondo on the Waterfront

34 Esplanade,, Cairns, Queensland, 4870
(07) 4052 6780

Locals know where to find the best bites, and that’s why you’ll find the locals here. The award-winning Mondo on the Waterfront is a unique al fresco dining experience that encapsulates everything great about North Queensland, with stunning views of Trinity Inlet. Whether it’s a casual coffee, a family gathering, business lunch or cocktail, indulge in flavours from around the world, with signature dishes like Mondo barbeque and sizzling fajitas!

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A fun, quirky and casual dining spot very proud of their large range of beer and excellent steak. Voted Best Steak Restaurant in 2010 at the Restaurant and Catering Awards.

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Raffles Wine Bar Cafe

Florence Street, Cnr Abbott St, Cairns
(07) 40516188

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Society Bar & Nightspot

15 Spence St, Cairns (Level 1)
(07) 4041 0074

Brand new funky nightspot with a wide sprawling balcony over the Cairns CBD, a VIP room and a very swish lounge. The food is modern Australian. Excellent venue for celebrating with friends or finding a hot lover.

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Thai Kitchen

44 Spence St, 4870
0414 276 114

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The Backyard

The Pier Shopping Centre, Cairns, 4878
(07) 4052 7670

There's no better way to enjoy warm days and nights than on the deck at The Backyard Cairns on Pierpoint Road.

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The Deck @ Red Beret Hotel

411 Kamerunga Rd, Redlynch
(07) 4055 1249

The perfect place to relax, grab a cold beer, wine or softdrink, and tuck into a hearty meal. Very cheap prices, and fantastic family value.

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The Heritage

Cnr Lake Street and Spence Street, Cairns Queensland 4870, Australia, Cairns
07 4031 8070

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The Lounge

24 Shields St, Cairns (below the Woolshed)
(07) 4031 6304

After dinner cocktail lounge.

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The Paddock Restaurant and Bar

314 Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt, 4870
4031 0100

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

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The Pier Bar & Grill

1 Pierpoint Road, Cairns (Pier at the Marina)
(07) 4031 4677

The Pier Bar & Grill has possibly the most enviable location in Cairns, overlooking the Esplanade across the bay. A popular watering hole with both locals and backpackers.

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The Wool Shed Char Grill & Saloon Bar

24 Shields Street, Cairns
(07) 40316304

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Vertigo Bar

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

The ultramodern surroundings of Vertigo brings the latest trends in bar design to Cairns. Live entertainment Thursday to Saturday nights, state of the art music video Jukebox and wide selection of drinks, cocktails and Tapas ensure that Vertigo Bar is the ideal place to meet after work or late evening.

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Vibe Bar

39 Lake St, 4870
07 4052 1494

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Westcourt Tavern

200 Aumuller Street, Westcourt
(07) 4051 3277

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Willie Mc Brides Restaurant & Bar

Cnr Sheridan St & Thomas St, Cairns
(07) 40410000

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