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Tamarind

35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4030 8897
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Ranked #6 of 420 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $88
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Tamarind was labelled one of the best dining experiences in Cairns, so I was eager to try it for myself. However my experience of Tamarind fell quite short of the hype. While the indoor atmosphere was pleasant, my table was facing a glaring white 'Tamarind' street sign which seemed tacky and out of place for a 'fine dining' restaurant, and... More

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tamarind would have to be one of the best restaurants in Cairns. Attentive service and a fabulous menu makes it a really rewarding dining experience. Small touches make all the difference like the freshly rolled hand towels after main course and the unobtrusive but very prompt table service. The duck curry is highly recommended but bring your wallet. Although the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We heard it was the best restaurant in Cairns.The tofu tempura was good,the curry was perfect.However the rice was uncooked.We sent it back and it came back uncooked again.The fish was overcooked.By this stage we expected a visit from a restaurant manager to acknowledge the mishaps.That did not happen.Would not return.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

As Accor Advantage Plus members we came for breakfast and had the best Eggs Benedict cooked to perfection the yolk. The 3 filling omlette was very tasty as well. Staff were of high caliber and we enjoyed the whole dining experience. There was a buffet and we will be back for that. It looked amazing as well.

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Sydney
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97 reviews 97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is probably the best restaurant in Cairns. However do remember that Cairns is not Sydney or Melbourne. The food was quite innovative and the service was friendly and sweet. we had one problem in that the description of an item on did not match what we received. The wait staff immediately removed it and we were not charges.

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queensland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Like it all, good selection of breakfast options available with friendly staff and good service. Pricey but not your local brekky venue.

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Tolga, Queensland, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had a lazy Breakfast after a night out and we were not disappointed. Fresh fresh fresh. Buffet or off the menu. We are Accor advantage plus members and get 2 for 1 meals great value. Best eggs Benedict. Great service. Their dinner menu is equally great and restaurants ambiance is great for that special occassion.

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Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have been recommended Tamarind a few times and it did not disappoint. We had a early degustation dinner with matching wines. The last course of a duck curry was beautiful however a little heavy compared to the rest of the food. Thanks guys, great service too we will be back!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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