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Splash Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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103 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
61 7 4031 9300
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fresh local seafood simply prepared and great service. Try the Mahi Mahi or the Barramundi. Keep it simple and you will be rewarded.

Thank Chris M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and seafood. Surprisingly reasonable prices. There was an error with our order which another staff member brought to our attention and resolved very generously. Meals were great with the roast bugs being fresh and succulent. Will be back!

Thank jane c
New Zealand
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I dropped by for lunch. Reviews were good and now I know why. We chose "lightly battered" Barramundi and salad and lemon pepper calamari. Both excellent in terms of quantity and quality. Deliciously refreshing lychee and kaffir lime sorbet to finish. A light beer and fruit cocktail to accompany an excellent meal. The friendly and efficient service... More 

Thank Kiwipj
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you get a chance go to this restaurant the food is amazing, tasty and the best on the esplanade. It is affordable more than all the other restaurants. The service is the best you will find and the ladies are so friendly, but the food is what will keep me going back. I have now been there 4 times... More 

1 Thank Jenna L
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were advised to try seafood in Cairns. We came upon Splash by accident but it was a happy accident. So good we went back the next night!

1 Thank Catharine B
Cairns Region, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took our friends here when we couldn't get a table at our usual seafood restaurant. Perhaps a little on the expensive side for what was on offer but everyone enjoyed their meal and you have to make allowances for going out in high tourist season. Were slightly disappointed by our wine choice being unavailable (due to a menu change) but... More 

Thank Anne G
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food superb, coconut prawns and prawn nasi gore goreng particularly good. First night food so good we went back again on our return to Cairns from the outer Barrier reef Staff great and a really good atmosphere

Thank Andy N
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is huge and everything looked delicious. We had bugs, deep sea laksa and fishermans catch. The food was very tasty and the service was good. They squeezed us in without a reservation and gave us a complimentary drink for waiting. It was a really good experience. I'd definitely go back again.

Thank debbied4763
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, this one is bad. Overall, we have had pretty decent luck with the Cairns restaurants and got misled by Trip Advisor on this one (because we just glanced through them quickly but going through them again, we should have seen this one coming). The staff were nice/friendly but the food is beyond terrible. Typical tourist trap pricing which is... More 

Thank bronzepony
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place for a relaxing seafood meal. We found the staff were very helpful and friendly as well as making you welcome. We were lucky enough to find this lovely place early in our visit to Cairns. Highly recommended. The menu changes at times and the quality of food along with great presention.

Thank Screwballs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 61 7 4031 9300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?