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12-14 Deauville CL | Golden Sands Beachfront Apartment Resort, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland 4878, Australia
61478811345
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Cairns, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

My other half tried Ben & Lucys for tea last night and was talking it up to me. Decided to take her down & try their brekkie out on a sunday morning & can't rate the place enough. Tasty tasty food, beautiful tropical location & great friendly service. The plate gets filled up full at a reasonable price with a... More 

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Management response:

Thank you so much Andy and Zara, we are so pleased you enjoyed everything and thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really do appreciate it very much. We look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Lucy and Ben More 

Darwin, Australia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Good brekkie/brunch options (the quinoa fritters, eggs Benedict and breakfast burrito are all great), good coffee and fresh juice made to order. It's under cover, so you're protected from the sun and cooled by the ceiling fans. It's practically on the beach, so you can go for a gentle sea-side stroll after your meal if you wish. There were a... More 

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Thank Tia878
Management response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about our Restaurant. it was lovely having you dine with us. I am glad you enjoyed everything. I am sorry you experienced the little bity critters we do have citronella tikis lit up around the restaurant at night and we do have sprays and some very effective wipes... More 

Nha Trang, Vietnam
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding food and service. Wonderful unique setting next to beach. Owners have done a fine job Bring your own bottle

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Thank carlpod
Management response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant ...and yes you do need to bring your own bottle of your favorite wine, we chose to remain BYO as it allows guests to bring their favorites along as there is such an amazing range of wines and beers available these days that we think its nice that... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant really shouldn't be Cairns best kept secret. It needs to be shared with all! I have definitely been missing out until I had the fortune of being introduced to the staff and dining experience at Star Apple recently. Ben and Lucy are a dynamic duo, each a powerhouse for back and front of house respectively. They and their... More 

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Bangkok
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Went on Sunday morning... Had a great quinoa and avocado stacker, with spinach purée and wonderful, wonderful,flavours. Huge brekkie, I couldn't finish it. Service dog was welcome too and was given a bowl of water. Waiter got no credit but was silent provider. Sweet place top local nosh

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Thank JL N
Management response:

Thank you once again for your review and I am glad you enjoyed the quinoa and avocado stack , it has become a very popular tasty breakfast dish. I am sorry our new waiter was a little silent I think his nerves may have got the better of him being his first breakfast shift, he does come very qualified and... More 

Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

My hubster agrees he has never before seen me clean up my meal without leaving enough to feed a small child and we've been together 20 years! Lucy and Ben are so accommodating and friendly, and the atmosphere is relaxing, tropical and comfortable. The years of experience they have between them is proven in their impeccable and wonderfully presented food... More 

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Thank Cathy B
Management response:

Thank you so much Cathy for your wonderful review, it certainly was a bit of a rainy night so thank you for braving the weather and coming down (thank goodness we do have undercover dining as well) and we are very glad you enjoyed your evening especially the deep fried camembert, it has become very popular that particular entrée. Thank... More 

Cairns
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Star Apple (Ben and Lucys) is a fantastic little spot. Open plan tropical setting, very relaxing and friendly, quality service. Though the menu is not vast the food was absolutely to die for! I haven't tasted deep fried camembert like that for a very long time and certainly not here in FNQ. The braised beef cheek simply fell off the... More 

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Thank vickih229
Management response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review we do our best to ensure you have a memorable evening with us and we certainly look forward to having you dine with us again whether it be for dinner or breakfast Thank you very much Ben and Lucy More 

Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Booked a table for 9 here last night all diners were very impressed with the food. My eye fillet and mash were delicious and approached the brilliant beef of Vanuatu for taste and tenderness. My partner's betel leaf prawn tacos and chili squid entrees were both fresh and tasty. Another diner in our party had the beef cheeks and said... More 

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Thank FNQFoodie
Management response:

Thank you so much for your positive and helpful feedback, we are so happy you enjoyed the meals so much and we do apologise for the lengthy wait on the meals coming out, we did experience some unforeseen challenges that we have since addressed and have put measures in place to prevent that sort of wait happening again. Thank you... More 

Cairns, Queensland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and fantastic food. By far the best place to dine in Yorkeys. We were very impressed. It was refreshing to see a menu where everything doesn't come with chips! Just a short well thought out selection with great variety. I can't wait to come back on a weekend morning to try the breakfast menu.

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1 Thank Heath_was_here
Management response:

Thank you Heath for your lovely comments, we do our best to source the freshest best ingredients possible to ensure a really nice meal we are so glad you enjoyed it and we know you will definitely enjoy your breakfast just as much. We look forward to seeing you over the weekend. Ben and Lucy More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Under new owners. Really impressed with the new menu. Best steak I have had since I moved to FNQ 6 years ago. Would recommend everyone to give it s try. A lot better value than the Club food available elsewhere in Yorkey's.

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Thank Peterd001
Management response:

Thank you Peter I'm so glad you enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards and have a lovely day Ben and Lucy More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $23
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12-14 Deauville CL | Golden Sands Beachfront Apartment Resort, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland 4878, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Yorkeys Knob
  • Phone Number: 61478811345

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?