Top 10 restaurants in Cairns Region, Australia

December 22, 2017 Margarita Chappel

The Cairns Region is a local government area in Far North Queensland, Queensland, Australia, centred on the regional centre of Cairns. It was established in 2008 by the amalgamation of the City of Cairns and the Shire of Douglas.
Things to do in Cairns Region

1. C'est Bon Restaurant Francais

20 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$235 - HK$769 +61 7 4051 4488
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 828 reviews

C'est Bon Restaurant Francais

Traditional French restaurant in far North Queensland. Established in 2003, C&apos;est Bon is Cairns locals&apos; favorite spot for business lunch, birthday party, romantic dinner and many more.<br>Nicolas the chef/owner and his team will welcome you with a bonjour and will take you to France for the time of your meal.<br>Our fantastic Head Waiter Kevin will make sure your evening is faultless.<br>The a la carte menu displays a sample of France&apos;s traditional dish for you to enjoy with why not, a bottle of wine from France, Australia or New Zealand...if you are not sure what to choose, Lina, our only Aussie of the team will be happy to help you choose what matches best your dish and your taste.<br>The weekly changing 3 course set menu has to be the best value in town with complimentary and unlimited bread and butter with any meal, but don&apos;t eat too much of it as Chris, our Pastry Chef, will blow you away with his creations, simply executed, well presented and most importantly to die for.<br>If your favorite French dish isn&apos;t on the menu, give us a call to organise it.<br>Whether you are a foodie, a connoisseur or a first timer with us....talk to us to make sure your evening goes the way you expected it.<br><br>Bon Appetit

Reviewed By Kim T - Cairns, Australia

The menu and service at this restaurant have been excellent for many years. Amongst the very best in Cairns in fact. It is always a great dining experience, our most recent visit was no exception.

2. Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf

39 Hercules St, Hamilton | Level 1, Building 7, Portside Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland 4007, Australia Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$133 - HK$534 +61 7 3268 6655
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sono Japanese Restaurant Portside Wharf

The Sono Dining Experience Japanese cuisine at its finest, modern contemporary and traditional.The freshest produce beautifully presented to tempt the most discerning palate and visual senses, complemented by an excellent international wine selection and Japanese Sake from our cellar. The tranquil surroundings with a texture featuring a mixture of wood, stone and water feature, all serve to enhance the overall lunch and dinner experience.Our Tasting Course with matching wine selection is exceptional or for a change of pace, we offer Teppanyaki, where interaction with the masterful chef is totally encouraged.With seven private Tatami rooms, some featuring audio-visual capability, SONO is ideally set up for sales presentations, birthday or engagement celebrations, or any important event. Exclusive use of the restaurant can also be arranged for cocktail parties up to 250 people With our dedicated Events Coordinator, we can accommodate all your specific needs.To enjoy an intimate dinner for two, our Japanese style Seating by the window with river views is an ideal choice. We also offer Gift Cards so that the ones near and dear to you can also enjoy what Sono has to offer.Allow our friendly staff to provide you with our traditional service to make your dining experience at Sono an event to remember.Free parking is available at the Portside Wharf complex.For a dining experience like no other, let Sono Japanese Restaurant transport you to another time and place. Sono – Brisbane Savour Restaurant and Catering awards Winner: Best Japanese Restaurant 2017 & 2016

Reviewed By Spinickus - Brisbane, Australia

Sono's high quality food and service provides you with the best Japanese 'fine dining' experience in Brisbane. The atmosphere and interior design is spectacular, it makes you feel like you're in Japan! The service is of the highest standards and can never be faulted.
Most importantly the food is superb. I have dined at Sono Restaurant numerous times, specifically for teppanyaki and the lunch bento boxes.
The teppanyaki joint is ran by experienced and charismatic chefs, an experience filled with lively entertainment and beautiful dishes. The chefs are extremely skilled and can't wait to show off their tricks and cooking style.
The lunch bento boxes are gold! Each stunning dish is a gem of its own with the best of all flavours that complements and represents the diversity in Japanese cuisine. I keep going back for the bento box, there is nothing quite like it and you won't find anything nearly comparable in Brisbane.
10/10 with Sono, I have never had a disappointing experience.

3. Tamarind

35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$181 - HK$1,209 +61 7 4030 8897
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 844 reviews

Tamarind

Located in the heart of downtown Cairns, Tamarind elegantly resides within The Reef Hotel Casino.<br>Renowned in Cairns and throughout North Queensland, this award winning restaurant offers a contemporary menu of generously portioned, Asian fusion dishes that showcase the very best in regional produce.<br>Uncompromising technique combines with seasonally selected ingredients to deliver the Tamarind vision of what great cuisine is.<br>The awarded wine list presents over 100 old and new world varietals, carefully selected to complement menu flavours.<br>The house cocktail list takes inspiration from mod-Asian ingredients to deliver bespoke creations, perfect for before or after.<br>Thai artefacts highlight tasteful decor to establish an eclectic ambiance with understated character.<br>Professional service with relaxed Delivery completes the experience. <br>Daily degustation menu with or without tailored wine pairings is a signature offering.<br>Brisbane Times Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014<br>Australian Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014<br>Gourmet Wine Traveller, Wine List of the Year - One Goblet 2012<br>Restaurant and Catering Association - Awards for Excellence 2012

Reviewed By DaSpiceGuru

My first time visiting this Tamarind did not disappoint. It’s easy to see why it has been consistently rated as one Cairns’ best restaurants every year. Gorgeous interior, friendly staff and 5 star service.
We had the pork belly croquettes with Davidson plum sauce and tempura zucchini flowers. Both were delicious, the croquettes especially.
I choose the Penang Duck curry for mains and my partner had the whole crispy baby barramundi with Tamarind, chilli and garlic. Both mains were simply stunning! The curry sauce was exceptional and the duck incredibly tender.
We sampled the shared dessert plate. What a sensational way to finish off the dinner. The chocolate tart, cassava pudding and roof top honey parfait was sublime. Yum!
Tamarind is most definitely an up market restaurant and not a place to visit if you’re on a tight budget. The wine is especially exorbitant. But, if you’ve got the cash and want to really spoil yourself for a special occasion, this is a top bracket restaurant to visit in beautiful Cairns.

4. Urbane Restaurant

181 Mary Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$667 - HK$871 +61 7 3229 2271
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 254 reviews

Urbane Restaurant

Reviewed By Mpk1970 - Sydney, Australia

Great service, good ambience, interesting food - we really enjoyed our meal here - from the (essentially) ham for entree, superb gnocchi and very well cooked steak. Highly recommend if you are looking for something apart from the standard 'Qld fare' more often on offer in Brisbane.

5. Vine Restaurant Bar

U 5 158 Moray St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night HK$110 - HK$235 +61 7 3358 6658
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

Vine Restaurant Bar

Reviewed By Chris C - Sydney Australia

We went to Sunday lunch. Great waiting staff. Menu had a a few choices and there were daily specials. We just had main courses only as the Deserts didn't tempt us. Good wine list though a bit pricey for the venue. We were able to park close by which made it an easy deal for all.

6. The Spice Avenue Balti Restaurant

Shop 12 190 Birkdale Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4159, Australia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, British, Balti, Asian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$102 - HK$204 +61 7 3822 9822
Excellent
78%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 296 reviews

The Spice Avenue Balti Restaurant

The only British Indian Restaurant in Queensland. Serving Bangladeshi inspired Balti cuisine. Famous across the UK & now available in Australia. Our dishes range from extremely mild to the hottest curries in the world. The extensive menu ensures there is something for everyone. A family run restaurant with 30 years experience in the restaurant industry ensures efficient service & the highest quality food.

Reviewed By 907mandye - Lyndhurst, Australia

We have been here before as we love Indian, unfortunately our shared dishes were so full of sauce there wasn't much of the beef or chicken we ordered. Vegetables were almost non existent, not sure if we will chance it again as there are a few nearby we can try

7. 1889 Enoteca

10-12 Logan Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland 4120, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$251 +61 7 3392 4315
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 716 reviews

1889 Enoteca

1889 Enoteca is part of the heritage listed Moreton Rubber Works building (circa 1889) located in the antique quarter of Woolloongabba. We have incorporated a restaurant & wine bar along with a basement level cellar for private dining & functions for up to 42 people.We offer traditional Roman fare which is made to be enjoyed in our relaxed but sophisticated setting. Our menu showcases the freshest produce available & the pasta & bread that we offer is and made by our chefs on a daily basis which is testament to our commitment to quality.Our wine list is an encyclopedia of artisan producers with a particular focus on natural winemakers. Natural winemaking involves using indigenous yeasts, minimal (if any) chemicals & little technological intervention. Many of these wines are organic, biodynamic & have been picked personally by the owners who have visited the vineyards. Our wines have a story!

Reviewed By MORI-MAGIC - Gold Coast, Australia

I was totally ignorant of this venue and the quant new Gabba precinct. It really caught me by surprise as I hadn’t been there for many years. My bad...
However, during the week I attended a very special corporate sponsors dinner downstairs in the cellar room and the overall experience, ambience, food and service from the staff was exceptional.
I don’t really want to go in and describe / review all the dishes but if you’ve been any where in Italy before, and you want a similar or Better experience, then make a booking.
My wife loves quality Italian cuisine, so we have already made a booking.
It’s a quality experience.
Very much looking forward to it.
Hope this helps.
Cheers G

8. Tartufo

1000 Ann St | Fortitude Valley, Emporium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night 38521500
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 824 reviews

Tartufo

Reviewed By TrySmiling - Brisbane, Australia

Whilst the lady on the front door seemed like it was an inconvenience to have customers, the actual wait staff were lovely. I can't recall our waitress' name, but she provided perfect service and was a delight with our two daiuughters.
The food was good without being spectacular. Probably more expensive than it should be for pasta and pizza. I doubt it will become a regular stop, but it's worth a visit.

9. Sono Japanese Restaurant Central City

Tattersalls Arc 202-210 Edward St | Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$353 +61 7 3268 6655
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 386 reviews

Sono Japanese Restaurant Central City

Closed for Renovation<br><br>Sono Brisbane City is temporarily closed while we build our exciting new high-end CBD restaurant, due to open mid-2018.

Reviewed By raffles123 - Gympie, Australia

Tried to visit but this place is NO MORE! Different results from different search engines, but, believe me it has gone the way of the Norwegian Blue Parrot, deceased & flown off to Hamilton!

10. Snoogies

82 Grafton St | Between Lake and Grafton streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options HK$39 - HK$118 +61 409 340 024
Excellent
88%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 147 reviews

Snoogies

Snoogies Health Bar. Lunchtime vegetarian cafe in a quirky city centre food court. Fresh clean food made from local produce. Best juice bar in town and it&apos;s actually a bar. Friendly, quick service, happy to accommodate special diets.

Reviewed By Reg D - Port Pirie, Australia

Unfortunately Snoogies is only open until 2pm. So do yourself a favour and get in before it closes. We went there because my wife is vegan. I wasn't too hungry so I had a smoothie. Wow, delicious! I also had a taste of the wife's food and it was gorgeous. Keep up the great work Snoogies!

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