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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 76
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  • 25
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  • 13
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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
Excellent service & fantastic food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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kiwiland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Went to have breakfast on the first day of our stay in Cairns and decided to give the hotel signature restaurant a try. Greeted and pushed by the waiters towards the buffet which is not what we were after and settled on the a-la-carte menu instead. Went for the eggs anyway with tomatoes and toast and ordered some avocado and... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were staying at the Shangri La and decided to have an early dinner to enjoy the gorgeous view in day light. We thoroughly enjoyed our drinks and meal, and found the service friendly and efficient. The food (garlic prawns and ravioli with asparagus) was beautifully presented and was delicious. Because we dined early and finished before 6.30pm, we received... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The location was very nice, overlooking the marina and the mountains across the inlet. The vibe was good with some nice music coming in from the bar next door. We had a share of breads/dips for entree, the dips could've done with a bit more seasoning but there was certainly plenty of bread. We ordered the Seafood Stack (platter) for... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The menu is ok, service ok food nothing special. My husband and I had pork belly which was good but the crackling was less than crispy to be honest. Our colleague Ate a pasta dish which she said was nice. For the price it was a fair meal. Service was poor and we found the waiting staff lacking in good... More 

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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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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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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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