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“Over-rated and over-priced”
Review of Grill'd

Ranked #18 of 597 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast Food, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cairns, Australia
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Over-rated and over-priced”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

We are always on the search for a memorable and well made burger- and yes, Grill'd was memorable.
Having paid $36 for 2 burgers and 1 fries we were expecting a really good, juicy beef patty, fresh ingredients and that wow factor. Instead we were delivered burgers,minus fries, those rocked up after we had nearly finished eating, that had thin,dry patties that lacked any flavour. Oh,and they forgot to add the ordered bacon- that was bought out 5 minutes later after the staff were told.
Did I mention that the burgers were cold too?
Poor service, poor food and we won't be returning or recommending.

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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Healthy Yummy Burgers!”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

The burgers are delicious and healthy! Make sure to order their chips with sweet chilli mayo! Ohh so yum! My fave burger would be summer sunset. Service is excellent! Yumm yumm!

Thank itschristine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Tasty Burger and yummy fries”
Reviewed January 29, 2012

A good value for money feed with an excellent location on the Esplanade.

Thank LissaCairns
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Healthy burgers!”
Reviewed January 26, 2012

Grilled is situated on The Esplanade, Cairns. We had an early flight into Cairns, checked into our hotel and found ourselves starving. Grill'd was recommended by our son, he gave rave reviews and it was our mission to find this restaurant. To our surprise it was beneath our hotel and down two doors! The most difficult job in this establishment is to choose from a menu with so much choice. As we could have eaten a horse, we typically ordered large burgers. The buns are fresh and made on premises, choice of a healthy wholemeal or white. All you have to do is choose fillings. My husband had the Big Queenslander, which was as the name says BIG. So much choice, chicken burgers, lamb burgers., veggie burgers, steak sangas, salads. The chips are cut and cooked on premises and were not fatty, but thick and tasty, with a choice of homemade sauces. Fully licenced we enjoyed an ice cold beer/wine which topped off our lunch nicely!
Grill'd also support local charities.
Both my husband and myself fully recommend Grill'd for freshness and a healthy alternative to a good hamburger with absolutely no hint of fat or oil dripping out!!!
To end this review, after we had eaten, we went back to the hotel fully satisfied and needed a nap!!!!!!!!
To our surprise we have found a Grill'd in Sydney - here we come!

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Toodietat
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Brisbane QLD
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Expensive Burgers”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

If you like Expensive Burgers this is the Place to go. Expect to pay about double what you would in a Fish & Chip Shop. I guess they see themselves as Gourmet competing with restaurants. Very Noisy in there.

My kids weren't Impressed with their Kids meals.

About the best things were the Fat Chips.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank CamnViv
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