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Choosing Cairns top restaurants…mmmm

What a difficult job this was! Not…

We do have our all time favorite restaurants that have past the test of time. Ones that just keep calling us back for more. Sometimes it's really hard to go past them.

But alas, we had to go further afield.

We wanted to find Cairns top restaurants. These are our opinions only, but they were ones that we'd want to recommend to others without hesitation.

You know the ones!

Where you come out of there raving about the great food and service and the next person you see, you just have to tell them what a fantastic restaurant it was and "You must go there"

I'm not going to list all the Restaurants in Cairns, there's plenty of websites that already do that.

Delicious Desserts

What we really look for in a good restaurant is taste. If you don't have that, then what's the point of paying money.

We can overlook everything, even the cost of the meal, if it tastes delicious.

Next we look for service. Again we don't mind paying extra if the meal is wonderful and the service is excellent.

We've been to some Cairns restaurants where the staff come across as if they're doing you a favor, and then at the end of the night they wonder why you didn't give them a tip! Thankfully we live in Australia and tips aren't included in the bill, because some of the places should be paying us to patronize their premises!

Dundee's On The Waterfront

Dundee's On The Waterfront

Dundee's would have to be one of the best seafood restaurants in Cairns, but they also serve up a pretty good steak.

They also focus on the Australian Cuisine, so there's a good selection of Australian foods such as crocodile and kangaroo.

(07) 4051 0399

Lillypad Cafe

Lillipad Cafe

The Lillipad is our top choice in top restaurants for breakfast or lunch.

Two words...



That's the only way I can describe it, so if you eat like a bird, then this place isn't for you.

Or maybe it is with ten other people!

Then you can share.

This is one of the best places around that cooks vegetarian meals.

Sorry, but we love our meat, so why would we come here?

(07) 4051 9565

Linga Longa

Linga Longa Staff

For romantic restaurants this one is pretty special.

The cuisine to me suggests a Greek Restaurant with International flavors, however they've listed themselves in the French Restaurants class.

Linga Longa is open for lunch on Fridays and Sundays.

Open for dinner every night except Mondays when they're closed.

(07) 4032 2136

Northerner Steakhouse

Northerner Steakhouse

An all time favorite of ours and so far is our pick as the No. 1 on our list of top restaurants in Cairns.

It would have to be one of the best steak restaurants in Cairns.


What makes Northerner Steakhouse so special?

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 6pm.

Fully Licensed.

(07) 4054 4722

Sushi Train

Sushi Train

So popular with the locals and tourists alike.

Probably Cairns most popular Sushi Restaurants. They have all the popular Japanese dishes with a bit of an Australian influence thrown in.

Each of these Japanese restaurants offer the same menu, but the whole experience is different in each one.

We love them all.

Sushi Train is so popular, they have quite a four here.

Cairns Central
(07)4031 5444

Cairns City Place
(07)4031 0088

Stockland Shopping Centre

Smithfield Shopping Centre
(07)4038 3771

Tosca Restaurant

Tosca Restaurant

For Italian Restaurants you really can't fault Tosca Restaurant.

We hadn't been here for years, so why did we go back?

And what makes it so special that I want to write about?

Is it the coffee?

Is it the Pizza's?

(07)4041 0822

So, these are the start of our top restaurants in Cairns. But, remember, they're our personal opinions on our dining experiences.

We will keep adding to this list if the restaurant comes up to our expectations.

If you have a favorite restaurant in Cairns, why not tell us by filling in the form below.

We'd love to know, so we can try it out.

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