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Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse

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Pierpoint Shopping Centre, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4031 1199
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 261
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Magnificent food in Cairns (my favourite restaurant)

Went with my partner recently (twice) and loved the food. After recently dining at adjacent restaurants and being appalled with poor service, high prices and bad food, the Waterbar was a welcome breath of fresh air! Great location on the jetty overlooking the water. Excellent steaks cooked to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Bryzan
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Went with my partner recently (twice) and loved the food. After recently dining at adjacent restaurants and being appalled with poor service, high prices and bad food, the Waterbar was a welcome breath of fresh air! Great location on the jetty overlooking the water. Excellent steaks cooked to perfection as requested. Generous servings too. Attentive staff who know the food.... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Made a last minute booking, only 8.30pm available. Arrived early at 8pm ordered a bottle of wine at the bar and were seated by 8.10 in a prime position. Great steaks, lovely waitress and a thoroughly enjoyable evening. As we were seated at the front of the restaurant we were in the privileged position of watching the eclipse of the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We chose this on the basis of good reviews below. It was a disappointing experience. My husband ordered the ribs - even the half portion was huge - and said they were a poor comparison to others he had eaten. I ordered the vegetarian burger. It was dry, pedestrian and barely edible. Service was offhand and vaguely patronising. Below average... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal out in Cairns. This must be one of the busier restaurants within the marina complex so it would be worth booking ahead as we did. Staff were professional and friendly. Great cocktail menu to start the evening off. Food was just perfect and plenty of it. Mozambique... More 

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Berwick, Victoria
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59 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went here for a Wedding Anniversary dinner, 15 years. Couldn't have found a better restaurant. Loved it. Prawns, Salmon and Ribs just superb. Great food, great service and ideal waterfront location. Thanks guys.

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were recommended this by our hotel concierge - and were told this is the best steak around in cairns. It lived up to the reputation I thought. The location is quite idyllic as well, right on the marina. We got there right when it opens so didn't need a reservation but the place was full up very quickly; so... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went here on the basis of Tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed I had what was described as their most popular steak and I am not surprised it is popular - it was probably the nicest steak I have ever had complemented beautifully by the wine we chose from a wide selection . Although the restaurant was very busy with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great value for seafood and grilled meats, great attentive service, wonderful view from the pier and not to mention delicious food overall. Must try the pork ribs! Solid menu, however, some dishes could be done better (eg salt and pepper squid).

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Cairns
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Had lunch with a mate recently.We both had the ribs and they were great. Service can be hit and miss here but that day was spot on. Only gripe I have, is charging $6 for glass of coke zero is just ridiculous.

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Cairns, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Business colleagues and I visited this establishment for dinner. It's not the first time I've been there but it was for my two colleagues. They both had the Espatada and raved about it and I the fillet steak, all of which were cooked as requested and to perfection. Once again this restaurant provided exceptional meals, great service and a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pierpoint Shopping Centre, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07 4031 1199

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?