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Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse

Pierpoint Shopping Centre, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4031 1199
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Ranked #26 of 410 restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Extremely good steak cooked to perfection. I'm have Argentinean blood so I probably know what I am talking about. We tried three different cuts, all very good. If you want to eat things like buffalo wings or burgers I suggest you can go to a cheaper place devoted to bad cooking. For the best meat, just go here.

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Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We have been staying in Cairns for a few weeks now and decided to treat ourselves to a nice steak dinner with full table service (not a pager on sight) We had to wait to be seated as we hadn't booked a table and the place was extremely busy (which is always a good thing) even on a Tuesday! We... More

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Tropical North Queensland
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137 reviews 137 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Waterbar was packed early on a Monday evening...so they're clearly doing something right. Staff were friendly and competent and drinks arrived promptly despite the crowds. Steaks were tasty and really well cooked but my Buffalo Wings were "wet" and didn't have any of the finger-lickin' quality you look for in that dish. If what you are after is good... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

After so many great reviews, I had to try Waterbar. Didn't even get past the front door!! Arrived in Cairns at 8:45pm so was 9:15pm when I got there, and even after calling earlier in the day to ensure they would be open at that time, I was greeted with a "sorry...kitchen's closed luv"!! VERY DISAPPOINTING LUV! I'd try somewhere... More

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WaterbarManager99, Manager at Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thank you for your review. The kitchen at Waterbar & Grill closes at 10pm on week nights and 9.30pm on Sundays. We NEVER close the kitchen before these times and often extend to serve after our closing time. I respectfully suggest that you must have your times incorrect and feel that it is particularly unfair to write a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My hubby took me here for my birthday dinner. Before arriving I was abit worried because of some of the reviews... but after tasting the ribs it totally changed my mind. I ordered the bbq portugese chicken and hubby the ribs combo. Omg it was delish and huge!! Def need to go with an appetite.... The service was great and... More

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wanted a good steak when recently in Cairns read the reviews and they sounded fantastic so decided to go there for lunch. On arrival we took a seat and was clearly ignored by the 2 staff members that were on. One was busy having a social chat with 2 diners that had finished their meals and the other was clearly... More

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WaterbarManager99, Manager at Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam I can only humbly apologise for your disappointing experience at Waterbar & Grill. Your experience is both inexplicable and inexcusable. I would like to investigate the matter further and hope that you will contact me directly so that I can reprimand the service staff involved. Can you please inform me of the date and time that you visited... More

Adelaide
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Had a really nice rib eye steak. The side of vegetables (green beans) wasn't very nice but it was unnecessary anyway. Sticky date pudding was nice but the brownie was a bit dry and needed a better sauce. Worth the $.

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Sydney, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It's a bit of a repeating theme up here; you can score some great food, you can enjoy some great environs and you can experience very good service. However you rarely get the three together at one joint, Have dined here three times in the past week or so. The food is always good but the sides lack imagination. Frosty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Ok, yes that will stir comments and challenges. But, I had the best steak ever in my travels in Australia. The food is well worth the highest rating. The service was good but maybe a half a point less. The location in the marina creates a wonderful venue. Only caution -- make reservations, they book up early.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Whilst on holiday in the beautiful far north I dined out each evening but The water Bar and Grill was one of my most memorable experiences. Walking along the Pier at night it was definitely the busiest restaurant so I thought I should try. The ribs were to die for!

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