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Pierpoint Road | Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 7670
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 79
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  • 31
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  • 17
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  • 10
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value

Wanted something light and enjoyed good pasta and ravioli for under £10 each with excellent pancakes for children. Friendly staff and good rose wine. Pleasant location by marina. Service efficient even though quite busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place is nothing to brag about. However, if you are looking for a place to enjoy a meal by the marina, this place will ace that. The food and service is very average and I would not go here for just the food.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wanted something light and enjoyed good pasta and ravioli for under £10 each with excellent pancakes for children. Friendly staff and good rose wine. Pleasant location by marina. Service efficient even though quite busy.

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Canberra, Australia
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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Decided to try North as we were staying at the Shangri-la. We had heard good reports about the restaurant and weren't disappointed. Had three dishes between the two of us and it was plenty. The beef sliders were fantastic, as was the calamari and also the chorizo. Nice to be able to watch the chefs in action. Good selection of... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We didn’t have a booking but were seated quickly and allocated a great table right on the boardwalk deck next to the marina. Very pretty at night with lovely ambience. We ordered the Bruschetta which presented well however the baby tomatoes were still on the vine - unfortunately a bit difficult to not only remove from the vine but to... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We visited this restautant last week, we wandered all the way along the pier waterfront and this place had a great view and looked lovely, it was very quiet and I have no idea why as I had a wonderful experience. We got, as our waitress suggested, the two tapas each with free chips and salad. All I can say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was onenof thebhighlighrs of our recent trip to Cairns. Amazing food and service. Could not fault either. I had the pork belly main and can honestly say I have never had a better pork dish from a restaurant.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Had a nice lunch here but seemed to be the only ones here but it was 2.30PM. we had just checked into shangri la so seemed convenient for lunch. Husbands steak was very tough and he didn't eat it, gave him half of my hamburger which was pretty average. There are lots of better choices all around the Marina.

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We went to North this week for our anniversary. Our waiter was very personable and organised complimentary sparkling and dessert for our celebration. He was very helpful and steered us towards good food choices, crab linguine for me and cured 42 degrees salmon for my husband.

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Noosa Heads
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a typical waterfront restaurant that lines the various water side promenades in cairns. The food surprised and was better presented and tastier than expected. Service was attentive and met our needs. Not a bad place to eat but not special

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went to North Food and Wine for breakfast and although the food was good, I asked for smoked salmon with my eggs benedict but they gave me grilled ham with it instead. After I told them what was wrong with my dish they promptly exchanged the ham for salmon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pierpoint Road | Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4052 7670

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?