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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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Today
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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 265
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  • 126
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 27
    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
excellent service exceptional food

The four of us all enjoyed our meals. My steak was exceptional. Their chicken was really impressive too. The service was prompt and friendly even though they were busy. Forget the pretenders on the esplanade in Cairns, go for the real deal Steak House at the Waterbar. The Waterbar is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
owen s
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The four of us all enjoyed our meals. My steak was exceptional. Their chicken was really impressive too. The service was prompt and friendly even though they were busy. Forget the pretenders on the esplanade in Cairns, go for the real deal Steak House at the Waterbar. The Waterbar is Cairns best Steak House.

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Palm Springs, California
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Let's start with snarky host. We didn't have a reservation so didn't expect the best table but when we asked for a table away from the door to the toilets we got attitude. Then there's the incredibly uncomfortable seating. If you're lucky to be seated outside you get comfy seats, just inside are very uncomfortable hard wood seats and then... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch, the food was good the service was excellent. It was a beautiful day so the ambiance was superb as well. Best burger I've had ever! There was a wide selection choices on the menu, not just steak.

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Perth
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

From the friendly staff to the delightful food, and not to forget the great wine! I have been to many more expensive restaurants only to be disappointed BUT this was just amazing, there was not one complaint from a table of 10! We all loved! Well done to management for creating such a great place to dine!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Best steak with the best view. The steak was cooked just the way I asked for it. Very relaxing . Great service . Price was reasonable concidering the area. I would go back.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Not bad, just average. The ambience of the restaurant was good, but quite noisy. I ordered a New York Steak as medium rare and it was, however it was a little bit tougher than expected. I ordered side salad($6) and found I didn't need to order it because there was salad on the dish...If they gave notice on that before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

U would go there just to eat the buffalo wings with blue cheese. Ribs were good too we didnt love the steak. Service was good, small wait at bar for a table as we hadnt booked. Nice views and atmosphere.

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Stake was super!!! Perfectly cooked. Whine also was good.... But the best where the staff: very prompt and polite always ready to assist for any need.

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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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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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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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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