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“Great Hot Rocks”

Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront
Ranked #25 of 591 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Overlooking Trinity Inlet at the Waterfront Harbour Lights, Dundee's Restaurant and Kickstart on the Waterfront at Dundees captures three ingredients -- great food, great location and perfect ambience. Dundees has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in which couples, parties and families can all feel welcome at any time of the day. Dundee's specialises in Australian beef, fresh seafood, pasta and salads, there is a dish to cater for every tastebud. Kickstart is the perfect place to Kickstart your day. It offers hearty and healthy breakfast and brunch options in the morning
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Hot Rocks”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Up from Brisbane with teenage children and friends. Kids choose Croc Rock which they enjoyed the experience of cooking their own food. While the adutls selected Eye Fillet and was cooked to perfection. The selection of Deserts was bought out on a tray for your picking. Sticking Date Pudding with caramel sauce was the best ever tasted. Found the service to be friendly and where able to answer any question regarding the Menu. Booking would be esential on Saturday night.

  • Visited January 2013
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“Great food, great people watching!”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Very busy restaurant, especially as we went on Melbourne Cup day. Even so, a table was found for us within 10 minutes.
Young waiter really knew his stuff. Recommended what he felt were the best steaks (and by no means the most expensive). Portions were huge, and the steaks were stunningly good.
Very attentive service without being overbearing.
Brilliant position on the boardwalk overlooking the marina.
Not the cheapest place to eat, but excellent value for the extremely high quality.

  • Visited November 2012
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“Always busy”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Very popular restaurant. If you don't book you probably won't get a table! Have been there many times for family gaterings, friend meetings, long lunches and non-occasions. They are very accomadating for big groups and make it easy to pay seperatly. Have had many long lunches with their extensive menu overlooking the water and taking in the sea breeze. One of the best in Cairns.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Winner Winner Chicken Dinner”
Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food!! Can't rave about Dundee's enough!
I had the chicken which was great, hubby had the kangaroo which he said was the best he's ever had and my mum and BIL had the shanks which looked like dinosaur legs!
Everyone enjoyed their meals. It is a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Even the kids were impressed with the children's meals.
Staff were attentive and chatty, there was never an empty glass for long either.
The atmosphere is lovely.
Do yourself a favour and visit Dundees!

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“Tourist trap, go somewhere else”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

I have dined at Dundee's three times with friends and each time was worse than the last. The restaurant is overcrowded with inexperienced backpackers for waitstaff that know little to nothing about the food they are serving. I dined here for lunch twice within two weeks with different friends and the food was inconsistent in portions sizes, appearance and taste. The service also left much to be desired. Dinner also left much to be desired with my Kangaroo Loin having absolutely no flavour and being tougher than an old boot. I couldn't eat it and for me to not eat something it must have been bad. My partners Chicken Breast was also dry and flavourless. Dundee's is just another well marketed tourist trap. There are much better restaurants to dine at in Cairns.

  • Visited December 2012
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