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Splash Seafood Restaurant

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Seafood, Contemporary, Australian
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103 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
61 7 4031 9300
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice meals, bit pricey but had some GF options

Sadly we did not ring ahead, we had read online some older reviews that they had a gluten free batter, my partner was really wanting some good fish and chips but once we got there were told they don't have GF batter, maybe no longer do it? We got the calamari which was good, nice flavours and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Corey B
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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Numerous choice of restaurants on the esplanade and very busy. We wanted seafood and thought I would try the seafood sampler which given the average cost on the esplanade being $30+ was only $19.90. It was a very small sample..... even for myself as I am not a big eater. My husband felt his fish he ordered had that fish... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

While the staff were very friendly and always asking if we needed anything. There was a issue with their inhouse printing system which resulted in a 40min wait from when we ordered to receiving our meal. The fish was very flavorsome but had dried out a bit. When we asked about dessert on the specials board we were informed they... More 

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sadly we did not ring ahead, we had read online some older reviews that they had a gluten free batter, my partner was really wanting some good fish and chips but once we got there were told they don't have GF batter, maybe no longer do it? We got the calamari which was good, nice flavours and the macadamia fish,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Good food, good service. We had the Roasted Garlic Bugs and a Chilled Seafood Plate. They were both good.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My family and I went here on our last day in Cairns in July, 2015. I always expect attitude and an expensive menu at seafood eateries, but this place was neither. We sat outside, enjoyed fresh oysters, amazing entrees and the kids enjoyed the children's menu. Here is what was enjoyed about this place and I hope you and your... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very happy with this restaurant! I've found quality and consistency at Splash, along with friendly, attentive service. Location is on the Esplanade, so the views are terrific. My husband and I have eaten a variety of dishes there including seared rare tuna steak, seafood chowder, oysters, and risotto. They have excellent and tasty value for money lunch deals as well... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Loved this restaurant! This place is an excellent value. It is right on the Esplanade so you can look out over the ocean and watch people go by. The outside patio is covered so if it rains you’re protected. What I love is they have an early bird special, also their lunch special that runs from 11:30 until 6:30pm. You... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had a light lunch the day we arrived. Great location. And if you go for dinner and get in early, there is a 25% discount for early birds. Food was very tasty.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We dropped in after the AFL game, which was their busy period, and a table was not immediately available. We were offered a complimentary drink each if we could wait 10 minutes. We accepted and sure enough, a table was ready in 10 minutes. Glad we waited; the food was great and the staff were friendly and efficient and made... More 

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Moraga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Looking at some photos taken in April when we were at Cairns, they reminded me of this restaurant on a row of restaurants next to my hotel and the night market. It's casual and we had a table outside on a warm night. We were there a little after 6:30pm but our server was so nice and said we could... More 

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Additional Information about Splash Seafood Restaurant

Address: 103 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 4031 9300
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Australian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 61 7 4031 9300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?