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Linga Longa International Restaurant

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Greek, Mediterranean, Australian, International
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120 Collins Avenue | Cairns, Queensland, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
0740322136
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Great menu of international dishes with a focus on Fresh Ingredients for...
Great menu of international dishes with a focus on Fresh Ingredients for Australian, South African and Greek-Mediterranean foods. A restaurant experience the whole family will enjoy, for locals and tourists alike.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Linga Longa, best locals Restaurant in Cairns

The Food, Service and Ambience in this Restaurant is just awesome. The staff are so friendly, they just make you feel so welcome. We go to this Resturant frequently

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
William D
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Cairns, Australia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Food, Service and Ambience in this Restaurant is just awesome. The staff are so friendly, they just make you feel so welcome. We go to this Resturant frequently

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Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This beautiful restaurant has a fantastic specials menu which to be honest is what keeps me coming back to this place. I have dined here many times before but last night AMAZING seafood jambalaya was superb! Succulent prawns, mussels, calamari and big chunks of fish marinated to perfection. The only problem now is I have worked my way through the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We are currently in the works to relocate to Cairns from Sydney. While up looking for property my friend said we must eat at Longa Longa in Edgehill. We were blown away by the amazing food and outstanding service. Highlights were the quail with onion marmalade and magnificiently cooked Morton Bay Bugs. This place will almost certainly be our favourite... More 

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Cairns
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Heard some stories about how good this place was. Somebody was talking it up. Thought we better give it a try. Firstly, the menu didn't suggest much choice, maybe more of a pub menu....with the specials in the same boat. Secondly, the wine list( while I will drink almost anything) was a little short on imagination. The service was ok... More 

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ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, thank you for your feedback about the menu and the wine list. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but I am not sure what informed your opinion that our menu was "more of a pub menu"? Which pub serves the variety of dishes we do: duck, lamb, chicken, steak, fish, seafood, pasta and risotto, quail, pork belly, vegetarian.... More 

cairns
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We have eaten in many good restaurants in Cairns but our evening at Linga Longa was probably the best experience. Welcoming and friendly, with attention to detail but without taking itself too seriously, it turned a last minute decision to dine out into a memorable evening. Reading the menu starts the mouth watering and the food itself was delicious with... More 

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ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Richard, thank you for your review. I am glad you were happy with your food and the service and I look forward to seeing you and your friends again soon! Yes, we do try to pay attention to detail but at the same time not take things too seriously. Thank you for noticing! More 

Cairns
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great food and great service .Very reasonable prices and good sized meals . As disapointed that I havent been here for a meal before . If you havent been here before they have a great lunch Friday and Sundays also . Make sure you stop by for lunch or tea you wont be disapointed and the service from the owner... More 

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ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I appreciate your compliment and yes, we have a few customers who rave about our lunches and in particular the "ultimate burger". Some customers have very long lunches (i.e. they linger longer) and because we offer the choice of the cafe lunch menu or the a-la-carte menu in air-conditioned comfort with great service, we are... More 

Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My first night out in Cairns reconnecting with old friends could not have been better, thanks to a last minute change of plan resulting in a move to this restaurant from one that was unexpectedly closed further up the street. We therefore didn't have a reservation but the staff could not have been more welcoming, efficient and professional. The food... More 

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ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your dining experience with us. I often remind the staff that some people only get the chance to go out with friends and loved ones every now and again, and that we want everyone's experience to be consistently good so that they will come back again. I hope we do... More 

Kewarra Beach
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Wow! from the moment we arrived the staff were so friendly, happy and totally efficient. We had water and menus delivered as soon as we sat down and the staff were continually topping up our glasses and making sure we were ok. The food was delicious and served in a timely manner. This is a very busy restaurant but it... More 

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ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that the service was up to our normal high standards in spite of us being busy on the night you visited us. As I keep reminding the staff, it is consistently great food and service that we want to be known for. I hope we see you again soon! More 

Cairns, Australia
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Approximately 40 of us dined at Linga Longa for lunch, yesterday. I couldn't wait to get onto this site to sing it's praises! The owner is a magnificent host and, prior to the meal, he had his chefs come out and explain the African themed fare. It was very obvious that the entire staff truly cared about the quality of... More 

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ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

You hit the nail on the head with your title... we truly do care! There is a lot of careful thought and planning that goes into a function such as yours and we always try our best to make sure that any groups who come along do feel well looked after and want to come back again. There is always... More 

Cairns
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went to Linga Longa for a Friday night night with friends. The atmosphere when we arrived was buzzing. The service we received from the owner was exceptional. I cannot say enough about the food, the duck was absolutely delicious. My husband had a South African curry which I believe was on the specials board, he was still singing its praises... More 

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ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you any time! I'm glad your husband liked the South African curry. If he liked that he might just like the other South African specials I put out from time to time. Maybe he will like our spare ribs? The duck is good isn't it! The chocolate fondants are also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Collins Avenue | Cairns, Queensland, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Edge Hill
  • Phone Number: 0740322136

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 37
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Australian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Great menu of international dishes with a focus on Fresh Ingredients for Australian, South African and Greek-Mediterranean foods. A restaurant experience the whole family will enjoy, for locals and tourists alike.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?