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35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

From the moment we arrived you could sense it would be a great night. Staff were attentive but not smothering. All the food was amazing - entree, mains and desert. Could not fault the place. Try the green pea risotto!

Thank PeterKatrina6269
Reviewed July 11, 2016

A great dining experience. The décor was inviting, the food was delicious and well-presented and the waiting staff were friendly, courteous and efficient. We can thoroughly recommend it and see why it has the high rating on TripAdvisor that it has.

Thank Russell P
Reviewed July 10, 2016

We were staying at the Pullman Reef Casino and this is their inhouse restaurant. We had stayed here a while ago and the breakfast was OK....it has definitely got a lot better since last time. It was amazing. We had Eggs Benedict as well as...More

Thank teequu
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We had not booked a table and had to wait for a while. However it was pleasant to sit at a table outside sipping sparkling wine. The staff came out several times to check whether we needed anything and to update us on our table....More

Thank Gilll14
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Whilst staying at Pullman Reef amazing staff got us a booking at short notice. Meal was divine and definitely will be going back to try something else on the menu.

Thank Michelle I
Reviewed July 7, 2016

After living in Cairns for 4 years and having visited most of the "better" restaurants here, my friend and I decided to visit Tamarind and what a great experience it was. Firstly, the decor and ambiance give you immediately the impression that you've entered a...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2016

Had my wifes b'day dinner at Tamarind along with my folks and we loved it. Food was tasty, service was flawless and the atmosphere was perfect! Lovely presentation and portion size was perfect. Highly recommended for a nice meal!

Thank Ajay R
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Had a delightful evening meal at the Tamarind, the whole experience was fantastic. The food was beautifully presented and cooked, the service understated but attentive and the waiter was happy to engage in intelligent and apt conversation. Its on the list for a return visit...More

Thank Dave_halberg
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband is very much into the fine dining experience, I am the fussy eater. We had spent the weekend at the hotel and this was our meal on the last night. My husband had the Barramundi and he wished it was bigger. It was...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed July 1, 2016

We ate at the Tamarind on New Years Eve. My husband is really not into fine dining so did not enjoy the restaurant as much as I did. I would definitely return but with a foodie next time!

Thank Melanie D
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Lavinia S
April 29, 2016|
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Response from Fritz H | Reviewed this property |
Valet parking is not necessary as there is an underground parking station with lifts to the foyer close to the restaurant, the parking station is opposite the restaurant in Abbott st. great restaurant.
Phyllis c
February 7, 2016|
Response from Karen_in_NoVA | Reviewed this property |
The tasting menu was $110 AUD and well worth it. Mains are in $25-45 AUD bracket.
August 3, 2015|
Response from Nick S | Property representative |
Dear SM_Koh, Thank you for your question. Tamarind is open daily from 6pm over the Christmas period, with the exception of being closed Saturday 26th December. Booklings are alwaus recommended and the restaurant my be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $75
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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