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Tamarind

35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4030 8897
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Ranked #8 of 422 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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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Can't believe it is ranked 9th. Surely this is the best restaurant in Cairns, certainly the only one with a hat. Wonderful food wine and service. Recommend the degustation meal but you need to think ahead and prepare (leave room) for the 6 courses. Thanks to all at the Tamarind, a lovely way to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is the perfect place to go for a special dinner as a treat. Everything is fabulous from the food, to the service to the decor. I have been here on numerous occasions over the years and it has never disappointed. I am just waiting for another excuse to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My partner and I are in cairns for the food music and relaxation factor and had visited many of the waterfront restaurants. We stumbled into tamarind on an unplanned Sunday night in casual clothes and we were welcomed warmly. Our waiter "rowan" was kind and professional. He laughed with us and helped us choose what was a spectacular meal. We... More

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Lennox Head, Australia
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310 reviews 310 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Pullman Casino Hotel and were impressed by this restaurant from the minute we first walked in. Great ambience, professional staff and great food. While we ate at other restaurants while we were staying in Cairns, we gravitated back to Tamarind and had dinner there three nights. We were never disappointed. One night we opted for the... More

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Gold Coast
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Tamarind is almost hidden within the Pullman Reef Casino in Cairns, Queensland, but certainly worthwhile finding. The menu is quite concise but be assured whatever you choose will certainly impress. From presentation to the final tasty morsel, this Restaurant will please the most discerning diners. From Oriental to Western the fare is incredibly-well planned and conceived...and the desserts must... More

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I visited the restaurant on my birthday and was very impressed! It was a last minute booking and they managed to accommodate my partner and I despite being fully booked. The service was outstanding, I believe our waiter was called Samuel. He was brilliant! And the food was beautiful. We had the Roasted Eye Fillet & Moroccan Chicken - both... More

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Albany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was a truly fine dining experience. We are foodies who love a variety of flavours, and the tasting plates options for entree and dessert made this an experience to remember. As mentioned in other reviews, this is not the cheapest around but you generally get what you pay for and we felt happy enough to pay a bit more... More

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Madrid, Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We really liked the food and the service was very nice. This is a fancy dinning option in Cairns, and the prices go accordingly (althought it is not highly overpriced). If you are looking for a quick and inexpensive place to eat go somewhere else, but if you are willing to take some time in enjoying some great asian cuisine... More

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Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We visited Tamarind whilst in Cairns for a romantic weekend away. We found the staff to be very friendly and the chefs were very accommodating changing some of the items on the tasting menu to make it suitable for my pregnant wife. We will definitely be coming to Cairns again in the next few months just so that we can... More

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Brisbane
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132 reviews 132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Something has happened to the food scene in Cairns and this restaurant is symbolic of the shift in the restaurant scene there .. We ate here for breakfast and for dinner, breakfast was breakfast. For Dinner we had the taster platter.. excellent; duck curry and the pork belly.. just seemed a bit too .. much? not quantity ... but I... More

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Additional Information about Tamarind

Address: 35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 07 4030 8897
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 88
Cuisine: Australian, Contemporary, Asian fusion

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