Cooktown & Around restaurants

Top Choice Modern Australian in Cooktown

Balcony Restaurant

Sovereign Resort's formal Balcony Restaurant serves Mod Oz cuisine such as Atherton eye fillet and crispy skinned coral trout, as well as share plates such as seafood and bush-tucker platters. Its less formal Cafe-B…
Italian in Cooktown

The Italian

The name says it all really: great pizzas and a wide-ranging Italian menu from pasta and risotto to thoughtful veal and seafood dishes, all served in a convivial atmosphere complete with red-and-white-check tableclo…
Cafe in Cooktown


The most convivial cafe in Cooktown serves fine coffee and smoothies and excels in breakfast and light lunches. Eat inside or on the small street-front deck.
Modern Australian in Cooktown

Restaurant 1770

Opening on to a romantic waterside deck, Restaurant 1770 gives fresh local fish top billing. Save space for mouth-watering desserts.
Cafe in Cooktown

Kindred Cafe

At the entrance to the botanic gardens, the broad, shady deck of this cafe is a serene setting for tea and scones or seasonal dishes like Thai fish cakes and frittatas.
Bistro in Cooktown

Cooktown Bowls Club

Big bistro meals and a cavernous dining room. Join the locals in social bowls Wednesday afternoon and Sunday morning.
Bistro in Cooktown

Cooktown RSL

Steaks, pizzas and generous servings distinguish the RSL kitchen. Pokies and occasional live entertainment.
Fish & Chips in Cooktown

Gill'd & Gutt'd

Fish and chips the way it should be – fresh and smack on the waterside wharf. Also sells fresh seafood.
Fast Food in Cooktown to the Bloomfield River


Closed at the time of writing, but new owners were hoping to reopen this shop. It's 5km north of Wujal Wujal and sells fast food, fuel, fishing tackle and groceries.
Supermarket in Cooktown to the Bloomfield River

Ayton General Store

The local IGA supermarket is the place to stock up on groceries if you're staying along the Bloomfield Rd. Also has the Croc & Barra Cafe.