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Tamarind

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Gluten Free Options, Contemporary, Fusion
As featured in 3 Days in Cairns and 1 other guide
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35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying in the Reef Casino hotel overnight and had no idea where to eat but happened on this great restaurant in the hotel complex. The food was delicious and with some unusual twists. Service excellent and very good wine selection. Overall excellent evening.

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Thank Liz Z
Gold Coast, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to celebrate our anniversary. Very attentive staff, great service, fine dining definitely but prices at the top end but not over the top. Dined here in August 2015 and made a point of reserving our table before travelling to cairns as it can book out on Fridays/Saturdays weeks ahead. A sign of a great restaurant is continuity and... More 

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Townsville
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249 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was impressed with the welcome and ambience of this fine dining restaurant. We received great service and all of the menu was carefully explained. I shared the Taster Plate but was a bit disappointed with the small servings. However, while the Pork Belly Croquette was delicious, I thought that the Beef Cheek was a little too salty. I really... More 

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Thank Nan S
Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My whole family love this restaurant as do our friends, The service is the best,very good wines, the menu is suitable for all tastes, Asian,Australian,Sea food at its best,The relaxing atmosphere A great night out.

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Thank r14p1939
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table through Tripadvisor just a couple of hours before our visit, and had the tasting menu with wine pairing. All the dishes looked really impressive, and some tasted just as good. The salmon, pork belly croquette, duck curry and macademia baklava were all super tasty. The tuna and the scallops, however, were not as impressive (nothing wrong... More 

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Thank altereben
Darwin, Australia
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for a brilliant evening we could not fault anything. Two ordered duck curry which was a large serving full of flavor. One ordered pork belly which was also a large and tasty serving. Absolutely wonderful night and would love to return

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Thank Lyn M
Noosa, Australia
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short walk from our hotel, the menu was a little hard to navigate, as we dont like sweet savory dishes, but our waiter was very helpful, so what we ordered was very nice, top marks to our waiter, and top marks to the chef.

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Thank 178kris
Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very promising menu, but the way they approach it is strange I tried the tasting menu and most of the dishes served to me were well overcooked especially pork was overcooked and dry, from my experience its not worth spending the money that I spend here.. But still I will give it a go next time I'm in town to... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know you are on to a winner when the Prime Minister is dining at the table behind you. Wonderful service and the food was mouth watering! Expensive, yes but it is fine dining and well worth it!

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Gladstone, Australia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional food and excellent service! Try the duck curry it is sensational and I've never had a more exquisite tasting crime brûlée it was an outstanding meal finished off with a beautiful surprise plate as I'd mentioned it was our anniversary, so chief sent out a plate of chocolate coated strawberries with happy anniversary in chocolate writing!! Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $75
Cuisine
Gluten Free Options, Contemporary, Fusion
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4030 8897
Description
Located in the heart of downtown Cairns, Tamarind elegantly resides within The Reef Hotel Casino.
Renowned in Cairns and throughout North Queensland, this award winning restaurant offers a contemporary menu of generously portioned, Asian fusion dishes that showcase the very best in regional produce.
Uncompromising technique combines with seasonally selected ingredients to deliver the Tamarind vision of what great cuisine is.
The awarded wine list presents over 100 old and new world varietals, carefully selected to complement menu flavours.
The house cocktail list takes inspiration from mod-Asian ingredients to deliver bespoke creations, perfect for before or after.
Thai artefacts highlight tasteful decor to establish an eclectic ambiance with understated character.
Professional service with relaxed delivery completes the experience.
Daily degustation menu with or without tailored wine pairings is a signature offering.
Brisbane Times Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014
Australian Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014
Gourmet Wine Traveller, Wine List of the Year - One Goblet 2012
Restaurant and Catering Association - Awards for Excellence 2012

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