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List of places to eat in Cairns- Keep it going : )

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List of places to eat in Cairns- Keep it going : )

As a local- I thought it would be great to start a list of places in Cairns that are:

a)Good value

b)Consistent

c)suit locals and visitors alike!

and maybe some places to avoid!

My first suggestion is Havanas...Great Caribbean inspired fresh food and on Fridays they do a lunch special- $12.50 for a great jerk chicken burger and chips, bean burrito and plantains and more....

What places would others recommend?

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1. Re: List of places to eat in Cairns- Keep it going : )

Look to the left of the screen - you will see a link to Restaurants. What more does this site need?

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2. Re: List of places to eat in Cairns- Keep it going : )

Although we are definitely not gamblers we have always had a very good lunch at Flinders Bar and Grill inside the Reef Hotel Casino. Well cooked and extremely good value for money (subsidised no doubt by all that gambling going on outside!).

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When we lived in Cairns, we loved going to the restaurant in the garden, in front of the Hilton (Mondo Cafe), overlooking the bay. It was great on sunday for lunch or any evening, with wonderful views and a really relaxed atmosphere.

We often went to listen to local musicians, who were featured on fridays (if I remember correctly)....a great night.

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It's a bit of a drive from the CBD but Driftaways on the water at Yorkeys Boat Club is a nice spot. Lunch from midday I guess til 3... I think. Stunning marina views and looks out onto the coral sea. Don't go on a Monday though it's a locals special 2for1 and you have to line up and order and it feels really rushed.

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5. Re: List of places to eat in Cairns- Keep it going : )

Whiteman- Sometimes people dont want to sift through heaps and often outdated reviews. I was looking for constructive posts that can help people get ideas at a glance.....'with currant and relevant information

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I agree impickles.

We haven't been for a while but have had some wonderful meals at the Waterbar and Grill Steakhouse on the boardwalk above the Marina. Steaks to die for! Looking at recent reviews most are very positive:-

tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g255069…

Very handy walking-distance for many of the major hotels in the CBD.

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7. Re: List of places to eat in Cairns- Keep it going : )

Just read your post Sue C - Mondo's is also another favourite spot, especially for a sundowner overlooking the water. Food can be a bit ordinary we find but the setting and ambience make up for it!

Thursday nights usually feature budding local muso's which is the night we usually stay in Cairns, but I'm not sure of other nights.

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Hi

I would recommend The Edge Coffee shop if you are up near the Gardens in Edge Hill Lovely light meals and great Coffee and friendly service by local people just a short five minute stroll from the Gardens

Would also say Mondo's waterfront side of the Hilton

Regards mosiewigs

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9. Re: List of places to eat in Cairns- Keep it going : )

And while you're in Edge Hill, just stroll a couple of minutes towards the Botanical Gardens and you get to Linga Longa Restaurant. This place is lovely. Meals are superb and very well priced, as is the wine list.

Staff are also very friendly and not too gushy. The owner/manager can sometimes seem to be a bit over familiar, but I don't mind it coming from him as it doesn't feel inappropriate. As a matter of fact it's quite pleasant having someone fuss over you as a customer because most places these days tend to treat you like another number coming through the door.

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10. Re: List of places to eat in Cairns- Keep it going : )

Your right and I agree with you. . Visitors like the advice of "locals"

Keep up the great posts. Sharon