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Tamarind

35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4030 8897
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Ranked #5 of 421 restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $88
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary, Asian fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Allow us to take you on a culinary journey with contemporary fusion of asian and western cuisine showcasing the best produce of Tropical North Queensland. Artefacts and exotic décor abound to create a restaurant ambience that is totally unique. This award winning restaurant recently won the "Best Fine Dining" category at the "2011 North Queensland - Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Association Awards for Excellence". In addition to this prestigious award, they also received an honorable mention in the "Wine List" category.
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English first
Townsville, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Within the bustling Reef Casino with all its lights and buzzers and bells and whistles sits the Tamarind Restaurant. I must admit it is my favourite restaurant in Cairns and usually I am there for breakfast when staying in Cairns, however on a recent trip I had the opportunity to have a business dinner at the Restaurant and from the... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It wad great service, great food, great atmosphere. I do definitely recommend to have special occasions dinner here!!

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Coolangatta, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to T/A reviews we decided to give Tamarind ago & we are so pleased we did. The service was very good & the food was fantastic I had the vegetarian curry & my partner had the pork belly, both dishes were great as was the dessert platter we shared. We would highly recommend to anyone look for fine dining.

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australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

The food here is wonderful. We shared the tasting plate to start & then had the duck curry & the tamarind whole baby barramundi. Everything was fantastic. The service is good. The only complaint is the time between entree & the mains. Not just for us but across the restaurant. Was the food worth the wait? Yes, but still ....... More

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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Highly regarded and well thought of is hard to live up to sometimes. We were not let down! This is a small eatery with a polished staff who are well drilled,they know how to look after you and are advocates of the cuisine. The decor is as it should be simple and sophisticated. I am not great with spices so... More

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Cairns, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This fine dining restaurant is fantastic, I have been here a few times and every time has been absolutely fantastic! Highly recommended? I always get the steak which is superb!

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Port Douglas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Barramundi isn't my favourite fish but the crispy version served here blew me away. Great food -service friendly but not that attentive. Who cares it's a restaurant with great food! And they tried to add an imaginary bottle of wine to the bill.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This has the feel of a quaint boutique restaurant with an excellent menu and very good service. I was a little concerned because the directions were that is was in the casino. The main entrance is actually on the opposite side of the casino (although there is an entrance from inside the casino). But this is not a "casino restaurant".... More

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Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Being a local, I have dined at Tamarind a number of times over the years. It is my opinion that this is one of Cairns' finer dining restaurants. Service was very good with staff being very accommodating. The ambient atmosphere makes for a pleasant dining experience. If you are a wine buff it is worth noting that Tamarind's wine list... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

During our week long stay at the Pullman Reef Hotel we breakfasted in the Tamarind Restaurant each day. The friendly and efficient staff were always obliging and happy to meet our needs. The food was varied and most delicious. On the night of our anniversary we chose to dine in and I can honestly say that the food was superb!... More

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