Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Cairns

Prawn Star

Trawler restaurant Prawn Star is tropical dining perfection: clamber aboard and fill yourself with prawns, mud crabs, oysters and whatever else was caught that day, while taking in equally delicious harbour views. A…
Top Choice Indian in Cairns

Spicy Bite

Cairns has plenty of good Indian restaurants, but none are quite as innovative as this unassuming place, where fusion food has been turned into a write-home-about-it experience: where else on earth could you try cro…
Top Choice Balinese in Cairns

Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant

One of Cairns' best restaurants isn't along the waterfront or in the lobby of a flash hotel, but rather, attached to a midrange apartment complex. It's completely unexceptional from the outside, but the Balinese foo…
Top Choice International in Kuranda

Kuranda Veranda

Hidden away in the foliage at the Kuranda Rainforest Park, this superb restaurant serves up massive portions of steaks, stir-fries and salads. Kids will have fun ticking off the ingredients for their very own 'creat…
Top Choice Cafe in Atherton

Petals & Pinecones

Creative, cute and quite unlike anywhere else on the Tablelands, this fun cafe-gallery is locally famous for its outrageous desserts and milkshakes garnished with everything from brownies to popcorn and all the loll…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Cairns

Perrotta's at the Gallery

This unmissable eatery, connected to the Cairns Regional Gallery, tempts you onto its covered deck with splendid gourmet breakfasts – until 3pm! – fresh juices, barista coffees and an inventive Mediterranean-inspire…
Top Choice International in Clifton Beach

Coco Mojo

Even if you're not staying at Clifton, Coco Mojo is worth a special trip. The extensive menu focuses on the wildly varying street foods of the world, covering cuisines from Nigerian to Texan, Indonesian to Lebanese;…
Top Choice Cafe in Palm Cove

Chill Cafe

The primo position on the corner of the waterfront Esplanade, combined with fun, friendly and attentive service, sexy tunes and a huge airy deck are all great reasons to try the oversized, tasty treats (think fish t…
Top Choice Cafe in Millaa Millaa

Mungalli Creek Dairy

Tuck into tasting platters of creamy yoghurt and cheese at this lovely, welcoming biodynamic dairy. For something more substantial, there's a seasonal menu of organic and locally sourced goodies including ploughman'…
Top Choice Seafood in Yorkeys Knob

Yorkeys Knob Boating Club

A diamond find for fresh seafood and delightful views of the marina's expensive floating toys from the club's expansive dining deck. It hosts various weekly specials, including Taco Tuesdays (tacos and beer $25) and…