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North Food & Wine

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tapas for lunch nice

My wife & I had lunch Saturday at North. Their website offered two plates for $15 but when asked for that was told that was March's offer. The current offer is a free wine or tap beer when you spend $20 per person. As the tapa's plates were $12 each we ordered 4 to share and that was heaps of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Graeme C
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Cairns
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Decided to try North for the Tapas lunch plates.. im sure they would have been lovely. Except service of any standard was not on the menu today. 26/4/15 Arrived at restaurant to staff member vaccuming at opening time.. with another doing her best not to notice we were waiting. Once i caught her eye she turned her back and started... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lacking atmosphere despite the nice view of the marina. Expensive for what we got, $30 for average fish and chips. Wouldnt go back. Service ok.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Staying at the Shangri La, it was very easy to have a god meal at their restaurants, we were properly and friendly served, both times we went there. The food was good, but to the level of "superb". Unfortunately, we had both times a lot of rain, so the vieuw on the harbour was blocked by the rain curtains. But... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The service was fine, the prices a bit on the high side (although you are partly paying for the position at the marina) and the food was ok without being anything that would make you want to return again.

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Wangaratta, Australia
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52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Fantastic food and the best service in Cairns. Seafood was delicious and cooked perfectly. Each staff member we encountered was very friendly and eager to help out in any way possible.

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Cairns
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57 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My wife & I had lunch Saturday at North. Their website offered two plates for $15 but when asked for that was told that was March's offer. The current offer is a free wine or tap beer when you spend $20 per person. As the tapa's plates were $12 each we ordered 4 to share and that was heaps of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We reserved in the morning to eat here in the evening. Setting is special on the water. The service is terrible and if not for the food quality I would have left after waiting more than an hour for the mains. We will not return as the staff made no attempt to correct the problem and this has been a... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went to this restaurant as a party of 5. We were seated at the very far end where no one could really see us. We ordered our drinks and meal at the same time. First drinks came out but after that they forgot to keep checking and so we had to call out to a waitress for our next... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I've been to North twice this year, and both times the food was divine. The ravioli was to die for, and the garlic bread was magnificent. The bruschetta wasn't quite bruschetta, but each to their own - it still tasted great. The only let down was the service. This second visit, (Feb 13 2015) we waited over 5mins just to... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We dined here for lunch on a very hot and humid Sunday in January. Excellent views over Cairns marina. The restaurant was very quiet and we were served very quickly. Our waitress was great and tried to help cheer up our grumpy baby. The tapas menu represents EXCELLENT value - one for $10, two for $15. We shared four plates,... More 

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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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