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The Pier Bar

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Pub, Australian, Pizza
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1 Pierpoint Road | The Pier Shopping Centre, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4031 4677
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place slow service

I love this place for a Sunday session the food is good and reasonably priced. The music is great and they have a dance floor thou to get a drink at times you sometimes feel invisible which is a drag and very off putting and the bar staff Can quite snobby.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Miriama K
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Eaglehawk Neck, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I first visited the Pier Bar back in October last year. The atmosphere of the place is fantastic on Sunday. I came in for lunch and ordered the "famous chicken wings". They were very very spicy, the meat just fell off the bone, they were perfectly cooked and unlike any other chicken wing I had ever had before despite being... More 

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Thank Storm S
The Pier Bar C, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review as well as for taking the time to write it! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere here at Pier Bar and our friendly staff. I'd like to take the opportunity to apologize for your disappointing experience with our wings. We did change the recipe when we launched our Summer menu. With the... More 

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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place for a Sunday session the food is good and reasonably priced. The music is great and they have a dance floor thou to get a drink at times you sometimes feel invisible which is a drag and very off putting and the bar staff Can quite snobby.

Helpful?
Thank Miriama K
The Pier Bar C, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Hi Miriama, Thank you for your review and taking the time to write it. It's always very encouraging to hear that one of our patrons enjoys the atmosphere and food. I'm concerned to hear that you feel invisible at the bar, my team and I encourage our bar staff to make everyone feel welcome but obviously we have missed the... More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to love visiting the Pier Bar on a Sunday afternoon until one day we had a bad experience with a security guard who physically hurt a friend. I will never return to this place.

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Thank Jade T
The Pier Bar C, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Jade. All the security staff that are employed here are highly trained professionals. Of course any time they need to take action is undesirable and it is preferable that altercations can be solved amicably. I do stand behind their judgement when it comes to making calls that protect our staff and patrons. Sometimes equal force is... More 

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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is nice and friendly, has a pretty reasonably priced menu and ha a good range of drinks to purchase. Well worth the visit

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Thank Aaron G
The Pier Bar C, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Hi Aaron, Thank you so much for your review, it made my night! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and everyone here appreciates you recommending the Pier. All the best, Amy More 

Wollongong
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nothing particularly wrong with this place - but it is just a pub. Good food, reasonable prices, central location. The only thing that I wasn't too happy about was the smoking section on the balcony. It's right alongside the non-smoking outdoor section - which you might as well not bother separating. Maybe I'm now used to laws in NSW which... More 

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Thank Darran W
Darwin, Australia
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pier Bar has a great outlook over the waterfront and the meals were good. This was a lunch so it was quiet and easy going. The staff were friendly and the burgers were large.

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Thank Steve B
The Pier Bar C, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Dear Steve, thank you so much for your review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and your lunch. We hope to see you back in the future, all the best! Amy More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special but pleasant nonetheless. Staff were friendly and had a load of sports on the tellies. Had a burger which was brilliant, massive and everything that came our seemed to be huge. Good thing we were hungry. Varied clientele.

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Thank Nathan V
The Pier Bar C, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Nathan, glad you enjoyed your burger! Hope to see you back again, More 

Cairns Region, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great for a night out, a little loud for my taste but would definitely come here for some beers with the mates! Generally friendly staff, except for their glassy with the hand tattoo.

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Thank sethlanger
The Pier Bar C, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Seth! Glad you had a good time. If you would like to email me directly regarding your experience with one of our staff please feel free to do so at amy@thepierbar.com.au All the best, Amy More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Cairns the same day and in the evening we stopped by to eat. The drinks are a bit expensive, but there was a live band that played from about 9:00pm onwards that went well with some beers! We had also food, not the best food but overall was fine. I had t-bone steak... the steak was nice... More 

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Thank Pauline M
The Pier Bar C, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Dear Pauline, thank you for taking the time to write your review! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your night here as well as the live music. I'm glad you enjoyed your steak but it sounds like we missed the mark with the sides. Feel free to send me an email if you'd like to come back for dinner again... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. The food was reasonably priced and really nice. We had the nachos which were huge and the burger. The bar had a good atmosphere and was lovely and cool inside.

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1 Thank AlbaVJ
The Pier Bar C, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and your meal. We hope to see you back again! All the best, Amy More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Pierpoint Road | The Pier Shopping Centre, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07 4031 4677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
  • Cuisine: Pub, Australian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene

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