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The Pier Bar & Grill

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Pier Point Rd, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
07 4031 4677
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not for brunch.

There's no breakfast items.. But We knew that before going. We ordered the pulled pork tapas - this was quite tasty. We also ordered chicken burger - I didn't really enjoy this. Nothing special about it and wouldn't reorder. Finally we also had the calamari ceasar salad. This was a nice change from... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
sweetyANDbaby
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Cairns, Australia
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

There's no breakfast items.. But We knew that before going. We ordered the pulled pork tapas - this was quite tasty. We also ordered chicken burger - I didn't really enjoy this. Nothing special about it and wouldn't reorder. Finally we also had the calamari ceasar salad. This was a nice change from the regular chicken Ceasar. Overall though we... More 

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Cairns
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Superb location for any type of dinning,in our case a pleasant luch out with a cleansing ale. Food was served quickly with ample portions supplied ,staff where friendly and efficient

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Lovely place to sit and people watch along the esplanade. People were really friendly, so easily found conversation with those around me. The sun was setting as I was enjoying my drinks and could see the airplanes taking off and landing over the ocean. Great food and good beer selection; although I was told they had happy hour deals and... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very nice bar with very lovely and friendly staff, with some real candies amongst them. Happy hours 5 to 7 pm. Great to go and chill out after a day of activities. Very crowded during happy hours on the week end, at least when we were there.

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

As locals we would always go to the pier bar for lunches (which was under $15 with a drink) before renovations. After the renos we decided to go back. It was a beautiful set up with bright lights and brand new furniture. The new menu was a bit more expensive but really worth it. Today we went back and it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Big light filled space, good view, staff are better than most in cairns, good range of drinks. Pub food, slightly expensive vs. Southern States but on par for cairns.

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New York City, New York
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135 reviews 135 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

When we got to this place they offered a great happy hour. It was nice to get some cold drinks after a long day out at sea. However, there either was a shift change or people did not really care to serve us and we wanted to order food and no one ever came to take our order. We decided... More 

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Singleton, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Food was ordinary to say the least. Steak sandwich I had. The meat very tough. A large serve of potato wedges went uneaten due to being unpalatable from being overlooked/reheated. Would have made a complaint, but didn't have the time

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Sydney
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Easily the best happy hour in town. $5 pints, wines and spirits, 5-7pm every day. What more is there to say?

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Cairns
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33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Pier has a good location & atmosphere. Recent refurb looks good. We ordered The Pier Works Burger with Sweet Potato chips ($15.50) which was the best burger I've had in years! The other order was a Caesar Salad with Chicken ($18.50) which was pretty average. For drinks I had & recommend cider on ice. Waitress & bar girls are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pier Point Rd, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07 4031 4677

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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