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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not bad but not really good either!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Shelley Q
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Cairns, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

The service was good seated quickly Served quickly good wine advice Great steak served as requested rare The desert was possibly the best Creme brûlée I've ever been served This restaurant is next to the waterbar and grill steak house which has very good reviews but in my opinion is no better than Norths Eat drink and live well Mark... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

So after being seated, it was almost like I was forgotten about. As a single diner, if you serve me quickly you can turn the table over and get it back for a 4top quickly. I was never offered a second drink, I had to ask for my plate to be cleared between entree and main. I didn't even bother... More 

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Athens Greece
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190 reviews 190 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great position at the Cairns Marina with amazing views. The service very good and the staff friendly. Reasonable prices high quality food and delicious dishes. We recommend this restaurant.

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Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Went here for lunch on a Monday was very quiet, was seated quickly however it was another 15mins before the waitress returned to take our drink order then 15mins after that i enquired where the drinks were she had forgot about them they finally took our order we got sliders they sounded yum I had the soft crab i found... More 

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Hossegor, Aquitaine, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My girlfriend and I went for a romantic dinner on a Friday night. The restaurant was busy and we didn't book any table but the waiter could find a place for us, great... Our meals were very tasty, my Surf'n turf was so delicious, perfect with my glass of a great Pinot Noir. I really recommend this place.

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brisbane
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant, we waited for 5 mins for someone to come and get us,but know one came,then walked around the front someone came and we said we had to wait 5 mins,that was OK,when we sat down,we picked our meals,but then waiting at least 20 mins for someone to take our order,which is slow, then we waited... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The restaurant has some lovely views out across the marina, with a partially covered area so you can feel the breeze as you dine. Lovely spot! Food wise, it was very nice, and quite sensibly priced too. The wine least was fairly extensive, and the by-the-glass wines both nice and not too expensive. My only complaint was about the service... 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: Local cuisine, Scenic view

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