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C'est Bon

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Shop 50-54, village lane (Behind pullman international hotel) | 20 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4051 4488
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Traditional French Restaurant in Far North Queensland. Established in...
Traditional French Restaurant in Far North Queensland. Established in 2003, C'est Bon is Cairns Local's Favorite Spot for Business lunch, Birthday party, Romantic dinner and many more. Nicolas the Chef/owner and his Team will welcome you with a bonjour and will take you to a France for the time of your meal. Our Fantastic Head Waiter Kevin will make sure your evening is faultless The A la carte menu displays a sample of France's traditional dish for you to enjoy with why not, a bottle of wine from France, Australia or New Zealand...if you are not sure what to choose, Lina, our only Aussie of the team will be happy to help you Choose what matches best your dish and your taste. the weekly changing 3 course set menu has to be the best value in town with complimentary and unlimited bread and butter with any meal, but dont eat too much of it as, Chris, our Pastry Chef, will blow you away with his creations, simply executed, well presented and most importantly to die for. if your favorite French dish isn't on the menu, give us a call to organise it. whether you are a foodie, a connoisseur or a first time with us....talk to us to make sure your evening goes the way you expected it. Bon Appetit
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely French restaurant

We came without a booking and while initially there was no space the guy came running after us when space became available. Charming service and good food. We had fish which was very fresh and beautifully cooked. Good and reasonably priced wine list. Very much enjoyed food and ambiance.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We came without a booking and while initially there was no space the guy came running after us when space became available. Charming service and good food. We had fish which was very fresh and beautifully cooked. Good and reasonably priced wine list. Very much enjoyed food and ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Second try for us at C'est bon and again, we were not disappointed. Food, wine, service and atmosphere were amazing. I made my booking at the last minute and was only offered a table outside. As a local, I was concerned being a bit cold but they got everything sorted with blind to cover and protect their balcony and a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A smallish restaurant that attempts upmarket offerings in respect of food and service. While the food and wine choices are reasonable and the food generally good, the noise level rises as the number of patrons increases and more and more wine is consumed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I dined here with 9 others for a lunchtime business meeting. Food service was a little slow but the food was divine. We all opted for the 3 course fixed meal for $40. Really enjoyed the food and would definitely dine here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent and a great wine list selection of Australia and French wines. Service was very attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had Poisson du Jour. It was a local white flesh fish called as "Nani Guy", served with green colored basil and potato sauce. It was excellent. For dessert I had coconut banana made cake. A worth place to pay a visit for while you're in Cairns.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went here to celebrate a birthday and wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed with the set menu. The wine choices are good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I visited the restaurant last Wednesday night with 3 guests. The service, attention to detail, atmosphere and food were outstanding. Nicolus, Lina, Kevin and staff are simply fantastic. I recommend this restaurant to locals and visitors .... you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I last visited this restaurant for a double celebration of Mothers Day & a birthday that fell on the same day. The set 3 course Mothers Day menu on the day was excellent with delicious, fresh ingredients. The atmosphere at this restaurant is wonderful and the staff are very attentive. I highly recommend C'est Bon to all my friends and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Here we had an elegant and delicious dinner,coquilles,canard,crepes and calvados.Husband loved his generous serve of lamb and tarte tatin.Service was charming and efficient and the restaurant had a lovely French ambience.Tables had an attractive formal look and Edith Piaf was singing in the background.It does not get much better!

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Address: Shop 50-54, village lane (Behind pullman international hotel) | 20 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4051 4488
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30 to $98
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 50-54, village lane (Behind pullman international hotel) | 20 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07 4051 4488

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $98
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Traditional French Restaurant in Far North Queensland. Established in 2003, C'est Bon is Cairns Local's Favorite Spot for Business lunch, Birthday party, Romantic dinner and many more. Nicolas the Chef/owner and his Team will welcome you with a bonjour and will take you to a France for the time of your meal. Our Fantastic Head Waiter Kevin will make sure your evening is faultless The A la carte menu displays a sample of France's traditional dish for you to enjoy with why not, a bottle of wine from France, Australia or New Zealand...if you are not sure what to choose, Lina, our only Aussie of the team will be happy to help you Choose what matches best your dish and your taste. the weekly changing 3 course set menu has to be the best value in town with complimentary and unlimited bread and butter with any meal, but dont eat too much of it as, Chris, our Pastry Chef, will blow you away with his creations, simply executed, well presented and most importantly to die for. if your favorite French dish isn't on the menu, give us a call to organise it. whether you are a foodie, a connoisseur or a first time with us....talk to us to make sure your evening goes the way you expected it. Bon Appetit
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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