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Tamarind

35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4030 8897
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Ranked #6 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
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

After looking for a place to celebrate a special event and reading very positive reviews, we decided to try it. I called in advance and booked a table, but it was not ready when we arrived to the restaurant. After 25min of waiting, the table was finally ready. It took over 2 hours for food to be served. Not impressed... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Looking for a special night with food that not only is presented beautifully but tastes amazing. Great warm welcome and fabulous service by Sam. Thank you for a fabulous night, highly recommend.

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geneva
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Wonderful breakfast and plenty of choices for eggs, such as my friend's favorite egg benedict! Too bad it opens only a 6:30am, especially when we have an early flight to catch.

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Townsville, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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