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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, Reservations

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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 dinner experience with nice location & view

We were staying at the Shangri-la in Cairns and decided to eat at North Food & Wine due to the posters we had seen at the hotel & the writing in the directory. It is in a great location and we booked in advance and got a 10% discount for staying at the hotel. There was a line when we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
MickDowsett10
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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Sydney
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were staying at the Shangri-la in Cairns and decided to eat at North Food & Wine due to the posters we had seen at the hotel & the writing in the directory. It is in a great location and we booked in advance and got a 10% discount for staying at the hotel. There was a line when we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great views and good breakfast. The coffee machine ground fresh coffe which actually tasted pretty good. Only downside this that was I had to change the coffee and the milk (staff were nearly non existent or didn't care). The food was excellent except the bacon which was burnt and crispy.....I mean every single bit was like cardboard. I must be... More 

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cairns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I eat there every couple of months service always good, food interesting and good sort of hippy wraps , salads , good soups , hot bain marie

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kiwiland
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

As part of the tour, we had our dinner at the restaurant for four nights and every meal was cooked with perfection. The Scottish chef and his team there are really world class and the dessert is definitely to die for, especially the Brûlée and the lemon tart combo. Every spoonful just felt like I'm in heaven as it had... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

North Food and Wine has it all.. The view, the service, the quality and the price. We spent our wedding anniversary here and what an end to a brilliant day. Thank you North Food and Wine.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Staff seemed overwhelmed by the number of people requiring service (although not all tables were full). We actually saw one table order and then leave without waiting for their meal to arrive (presumably as they thought it took too long). It was also exceptionally noisy as it is right next to the bar at the end of the complex and... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We weren't staying at the Shangri La and just wandered in off the street looking for breakfast. So, I was impressed when we got to just sink down into lounge chairs, with view of the water, and order a la carte breakfast. I just had Vegemite toast but my husband had the mor complicated eggs benedict and said it was... More 

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

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?