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Shop 6 2 Pierpoint Rd, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 7733
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Lae, Papua New Guinea
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only had time for a quick post run re-hyrdate & snack on this trip. Salt House didn't disappoint. The decor & location are just fantastic, the drinks perfect & the sweet potato wedges - The Best we have ever had, I'm still trying to figure out how they made them sooooo yummy. Thank you Salt House, be back when next... More 

1 Thank Rach_AndyOnTour
Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really cool venue with trendy atmosphere but over priced. Utilise the free under cover parking at the pier but be careful not to go over the free time or parking fee is expensive!

1 Thank Sunshine_Seahorse
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Third time in Cairns and third time I've been here for lunch. Why go anywhere else? The food is Devine. Presentation is key. Freshness, smell, taste... tick tick tick. The service is impeccable every time (same staff too) - they know their wines, they top you up when you are almost finished. Location is breath-takingly amazing. I really do not... More 

1 Thank AmyM1408
Manager M, Director of Sales at Salt House, responded to this review

Hi Amy, Wow -great review thanks; we couldn't say it any better!Thanks for your kind words - they will be enjoyed by the whole team. See you for your forth visit... Regards More 

Darwin, Australia
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261 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quality, great location overlooking the pier, top class service, amazing food, much variety, and the setting especially inside is top class. An amazing wine cellar sold me as well. Worth a visit.

1 Thank Tony W
Manager M, Director of Sales at Salt House, responded to this review

Hi Tony, Thank you for your great review. We think we have a great location to enjoy some fresh local produce and some lovely wines. We hope you can visit us again. Regards More 

Lakewood, Colorado
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139 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a very good meal and drinks. Wait staff very helpful and pleasant. Restaurant was very clean and well kept. Great location is the center of town.

1 Thank Sue P
Manager M, Director of Sales at Salt House, responded to this review

Hi Sue, Thanks for your nice review and for taking the time to post it. we hope to see you again. Regards More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated next to the Marina, with amazing views of the Marina and southern hills, this restaurant is just amazing. The staff are some of the best I have dealt with at a restaurant, with out a doubt. The food, we have had Breakfast and Lunch here, and both times the food was top of the game. Well cooked, well presented... More 

2 Thank Pahlut01
Manager M, Director of Sales at Salt House, responded to this review

Hi Pahlut, Thank you for your kind words and excellent recommendation - we all really appreciate it. Our dedicated service crew will enjoy the comments as will all the hard working back of house crew. We hope to see you again. Regards More 

Bendigo, Australia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After wandering around the marina in cairns we came across Salt House. We only wanted coffee but stayed a bit longer for a couple of cool drinks and watch the sea bond traffic pass by. Great location, cool and comfortable outdoor restaurant even though the day was humid. Great service, ver friendly and welcoming. Definitely a must for those that... More 

1 Thank bboop42
Manager M, Director of Sales at Salt House, responded to this review

Hi Bboop, It's great to decided to hang around for a couple of quiet ones - it really is a good location to sit back and watch it all go by as the sun goes down. Thanks for the great review and for taking the time to post it. Regards More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & I are travelling round Australia at the moment & wanted somewhere to celebrate my 30th birthday. I read the reviews of this restaurant & thought it sounded amazing. It met our expectations & more, from the moment we arrived we were in awe of the beautiful surroundings, great music playing & really chilled atmosphere. We were shown... More 

1 Thank Claire D
Manager M, Director of Sales at Salt House, responded to this review

Hi Claire, Thanks for great review and Happy 30th! Sounds like you had a great night so thanks for choosing us. Thanks again for the big recommendation and we hope you may return some day. Regards More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate our hearts away at this absolutely gorgeous Japanese inspired restaurant. The music was so funky and we had a great night! Never wanted to leave! The bartender with the beard was a bit rude and if he wants to continue bar tending he needs to change his attitude. He was stressed and it showed.

1 Thank Wynona B
Manager M, Director of Sales at Salt House, responded to this review

Hi Wynona, Thanks for the nice review and sorry about our staff member - that is never our intention. Thanks for the rap about the food and music and we hope to see you again. Regards More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a drink midday on our walk along the broad walk. The temptation to try a cocktail was overwhelming, my mai tai was most enjoyable along with a light snack. They were busy during the day, I should imagine that nighttime would be even more popular.

1 Thank smiler52
Manager M, Director of Sales at Salt House, responded to this review

Hi Smiler, Great decision -thanks for stopping by and yes we love the night time here in Cairns; beautiful sunsets, balmy nights and lots more cocktails. come and visit us again. Regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $38
Bar, Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 6 2 Pierpoint Rd, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 7733
Situated at Marina Point, next to the Cairns Yacht Club facilities, Salt House is a unique dining, bar and entertainment venue offering a panoramic view of the ocean, marina and city on the waterfront in Cairns.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?