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North Bar and Kitchen

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Pierpoint Road | Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 7670
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

North Bar and Kitchen is part of the Shangri-La Hotel but it is a well known bar and restaurant in its own right. I've had social drinks here, enjoyed dinner in the restaurant (contemporary fine dining) and attended functions in the bar area and have always had a good time and enjoyed the experience. Food is very good and the... More 

Thank WorldTravla7
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very comprehensive buffet breakfast with a great view of the harbour and marina. A little expensive, but worth it for the views and quality and freshness of the food.

Thank Derek S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped for a light lunch and enjoyed the Tasmanian scallops and the mussels. Our server convinced us to opt for the mussels rather than something else we had been considering, and her advice was spot on. Both dishes were excellent and came with a glass of wine or beer--at about $19.00 per dish.

Thank Doug B
Newcastle, Australia
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We where staying in the Motel and the food and the prices where great. The Tapas at about $12 to $14 a plate where great value. This is well worth a visit!!

Thank EricTheRed16
Cairns Region, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely location over looking the waterfront. The food and service has always been consistently good (steak is always perfect!). The only thing is the outdoor area could probably do with more fans during summer or maybe a indoor dining option, that actually had doors closed to keep air-conditioning in.

Thank Niina_TJ14
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Express lunch of 10 choices or so including a glass of wine or beverage, good value for a quick small lunch before heading to the reef terminal. Had the tassie scallop with cauliflower ,decent size and yummy

Thank hhyc3
Cairns, Australia
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210 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We haven't had a good experience with North but a friend choose the venue to catch up for drinks, we had a very long wait at the bar to order drinks, 2 drinks were handed over at the bar and was told they would bring the cocktail over. After a very long wait, had to go up to the bar... More 

Thank ianandjade
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

First time in cairns thought to have a lovely lunch at shangrila, a huge disappointment! They advertised lunch specials but food is crap. We ordered flank and roast beetroot Salad main- didn't enjoyed it at all. Ordered kids meal, the juice and ice cream (my 3 year old asking for it) after several follow ups came nearly after 40 mins... More 

Thank gemini060909
Cairns, Australia
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Dropped in on a quiet weeknight. Staff were very friendly and happy to help. My wife and I both went for the peppered rib eye with a red wine. The steak was outstanding, tender and so tasty with a slightly smoked taste. Steak was served with chips and salad. Wine was also delicious. Beautiful outlook of the marina. Recommended!

Thank Nickkkkkk
Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

A great experience overlooking the water. Friendly, polite, efficient staff. Food was exceptionally good and presentation from the kitchen was super. Will return next holiday for sure

Thank Trevor C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $46
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pierpoint Road | Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4052 7670
Ultimate waterfront dining experience North Bar and Kitchen located on the boardwalk at Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, offers a relaxed waterfront dining experience. Savour the creative dishes on offer for lunch and dinner, while you enjoy the cool breezes from Trinity Inlet. North Garden also offers the perfect location to watch dusk settle over the Marina and the lush rainforest clad mountain range.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?