Discover the best restaurants in Cairns, from waterfront eateries to romantic hideaways.
Cairns restaurants cater to every taste and budget. Our guide offers the best place to eat in Cairns. Explore flavours of the World, Italian, French, Thai, Chinese or Sushi restaurants, or find restaurants that cater to special diets, such as vegetarian or vegan. The possibilities for food and drink in Cairns are endless. Find a romantic or fun, family-friendly restaurant in Cairns to start a perfect night out. Afterwards, head to one of Cairns’s happening bars.
Cairns’s best restaurants include small family-owned and operated restaurants tucked in side streets and harbour front restaurants.
Our Favourite Restaurants
Book a table at the Waterbar and Grill for the best steak in town. If you feel like French Cuisine, C’est Bon is the answer. While if you have a desire for Thai food, the pick is upstairs on the Esplanade at Iyara by Sakare.
Our new favourite for Cantonese is Yum Sing Restaurant on Lake Street, Cairns. We love it for take away and cant wait to try their Yum Cha lunch.
Next, make a booking at Ochre Restaurant along the Waterfront. It’s a fantastic choice no matter what the celebration.
For Breakfast, lunch or dinner, head to Edge Hill and Noa.
Looking to impress,, book a table at Tamarind Restaurant at the Reef Casino. The Duck Curry is outstanding.
We love La’Pizza for the best Pizza in town. Zucca and Da Montania are our favourites.
We are rounding our Cairns restaurant page up with Dundee’s with two locations we love the calamari, apple and rocket salad. Dundee’s is always excellent and can cater for big groups and celebrations.