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“Looks can be deceiving” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kuranda Rainforest View Restaurant

Kuranda Rainforest View Restaurant
28 Coondoo Street, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
(07) 4093 9939
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Ranked #25 of 36 Restaurants in Kuranda
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Looks can be deceiving”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

from the outside this place looks pretty good a nice backdrop and a pretty good selection of food and the servie was pretty good won't say I hated the place but for the price the food wasn't the best, very basic and waaaaaay overpriced actually kicking myself that I didn't check tripadvisor before making a decision - blame vodafail for that one no, 3G coverage

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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Sydney
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Average and dull”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

From the outset this looked like a pretty corner, but once entering into the cafe the decor needed an update and it would have been nice if the staff could have elaborated further on the food that was on the menu. The pizza I ordered was $15 almost for a small version. In the Main Street of cairns on The Esplanade I can order a "real" gourmet pizza with a coke for the same price and the size of the pizza is bigger. My bill came to almost $24. The food was not too bad but they need to look at their prices, because the pub is only across the road.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We thought the Rainforest View Restaurant looked nice for lunch - really nice setting and the service wasn't too bad, but the food did not reflect the exorbitant prices. I ordered the open grill with chicken - it was mainly chopped onion with a sprinkling of cheese and about 5 tiny slices of chicken so dry I couldn't eat it. My husband ordered the crocodile dish (which cost approx A$32), which turned out to be a dry slab of crocodile with a sprinkling of salad and a few chips. This place is pretty terrible and a huge rip off.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Leighton Buzzard
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Millionaire or spendthrift? Then this is for you!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The food was basic and ok but the reason I mark this place down is because they are ripping off the tourists with their outrageous prices. The service when we went in was good, the food is nothing special but the prices they charge makes the Norwegians look cheap! Seriously, if you are hungry get a cake from the local bakery and wait until you get back to Cairns to eat.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Los Gatos
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219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
“Did I Eat at the Same Place?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Can't believe the terrible reviews. We really enjoyed eating on the veranda and thought it was a wonderful atmosphere and ambiance. The service wasn't great but certainly acceptable. The food was also adequate and we had no complaints about the preparation or taste. The check was bit slow coming and if you had a train or skyrail to catch it would be annoying. We allowed ample time and had a enjoyable meal and respite from the busy day.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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