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The Pier Bar & Grill

Pier Point Rd, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
07 4031 4677
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Ranked #68 of 420 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Pizza, Australian
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cairns, Qld
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I think the renovations need to be paid for and the meal prices reflect this. What used to be a $5 pizza is now $18...out of the same pizza oven! Their prices are on par with a resturant that has table cloths and table service but you need to order and collect. Disappointed.

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Morley, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Stopped off here several times during our 5 day stay. Lovely atmosphere, good food and drinks all at very reasonable prices. I would recommend a visit after one of the many boat trip docks on an evening.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We come up for work every year & quickly made the pier bar our dining & entertainment venue. This year the pier was closed when we got to town but reopened the following week. Like so often happens the changes were probably needed, but in our opinion it was just as good before, at least you can now get a... More

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Mona Vale, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We visit The Pier Bar twice during our stay in Cairns, once spending most of the afternoon out in the sun overlooking the park and bay which was fantastic. The whole place is tastefully designed and furnished, very clean and the staff are friendly. Food wise they serve the usual pub classics which are of a high standard - don't... More

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Poor meals,bad service,new refit looks great and the atmosphere on the boardwalk is good. New managers not real helpful.

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Cairns Region, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

No table service, you have to order and pay at the counter. But great food & jummy dessert. Would come here again!

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Ballarat, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had an early dinner here with two small children and really enjoyed it. Great atmosphere being right by the water. Staff were very helpful getting a highchair for us and were very friendly. Food was good - a bit pricey but good quality.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Disappointing meals. This place has certainly slipped since nearby competing restaurants closed down.

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Nottinghamshire
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great place with a great atmosphere. At the side of the Shangri-La Hotel, so in a good location too. The drinks are cheap so always busy! Lots of the boat crews use this bar, so you will always find plenty of friendly locals. A really lovely place to go at any time of the day or night.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Brilliant eatery! 12 bucks for a pizza and beer cannot be beat. It is also on the harbour so you can sit on the deck enjoy a beer and pizza that doesn't cost an arm and a leg! The crowd is slightly younger but it created a good vibe. Often with live music it can't be beat. :)

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