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The Pier Bar

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1 Pierpoint Road | The Pier Shopping Centre, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4031 4677
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect place for a Sunday session

Drop in most Sunday's for lunch and afternoon drinks. The Thai beef salad, is amazing, definitely worth $15.50. The Calamari and Caesar salad was disappointing, as they have changed to crumbed calamari instead of salt and pepper calamari... Do not recommend this. Otherwise good place to drink and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Drop in most Sunday's for lunch and afternoon drinks. The Thai beef salad, is amazing, definitely worth $15.50. The Calamari and Caesar salad was disappointing, as they have changed to crumbed calamari instead of salt and pepper calamari... Do not recommend this. Otherwise good place to drink and chill in the afternoon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

After a wander around Cairns CBD, we headed to the Marina where we settled on the Pier Bar as a drink and lunch stop before returning to the Pacific Jewell to continue our Whitsundays Cruise. Really friendly staff, delicious food and very generous serves. It was really a lovely atmosphere because it was separated from the hustle and bustle of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have a very low expectation of pub food but this was below enything We ordered 1 beef burger - the meet was over cooked, crumbles and tasteless 1 tropical burger - it looked like a better value to beef burger but the meet was overcooked. Chips were soaked in oil, in fact the looked like solidified oil. 1 nuggets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Pier Bar is on the ground floor of the Shangri-La Hotel building (Not part of the hotel), overlooking the Esplanade, Lagoon Swimming Pool, Broadwalk and the Trinity Inlet through the long rows of wide glass windows on the front and the Merlin Marina by the side. The long room was crowded when we landed there on a Saturday during... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Always a relaxed and fun, with a good mix of locals and tourists. Some good drink specials, kitchen closes pretty early though… Maybe could have bar snacks available later.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Beautiful views, good services, great food & reasonable prices-enjoyed it. The only issue we had, we sat on the outer deck & it began to rain & came in on us, we just moved inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Our friends living in Cairns suggested we have dinner and drinks with them at The Pier Bar located at The Marina on the Esplanade in Cairns. Ample parking available and easy walking distance if you're staying in Cairns CBD. We didn't make a reservation but recommend so as not to disappoint. Very relaxed atmosphere, indoor or outdoor dining, reasonably priced... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We decided to call in after lunch for a few drinks. This was the first time I had ever been here even though I have frequented the pier itself on a number of occasions. The service was friendly and the beer was cold. People were out on the veranda enjoying the the view over the water. The bar is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were heading to the airport and called in for a drink. Service was good. Location is right in the heart of it all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very nice and elegant bar to catch up with friends and have fun trying different drinks. The barman is really easy and open to new ideas when it comes to mixed drinks. Located right next to the lagoon and terminals makes it really popular place not only for locals.

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Address: 1 Pierpoint Road | The Pier Shopping Centre, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4031 4677
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Average Prices: USD $5 to $13
Cuisine: Pizza, Australian

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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 to $13
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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