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Dining Blog

Warming Eat in & Take Away Food #

With winter around the corner, we’re looking into more places to grab a warming soup or meal to eat in or takeaway to enjoy under covers at home. Below are the places we recommend that will k... Read More

O'Cha Cha Japanese Dining & Tea #

Hidden away in Palm Court on the same street as North Cove, sits a little Japanese restaurant named O’Cha Cha Japanese Dining & Tea. The restaurant has recently celebrated their recogniti... Read More

Kitchens in the Apartments #

Are you the type of person who appreciates homemade meals? Do you refuse to buy takeout? Are you unwilling to give up your domesticated dignity for a slice of Domino’s pizza? Our self-contain... Read More

Cairns on a Fork | 25 November 2017 | Family Activity #

Cairns on a fork is a not-for-profit organisation that showcases the best of the street food culture around Cairns in a family friendly environment. Different locations are regularly selected for p... Read More

UberEATS comes to Cairns #

Uber has revolutionised the world and created a convenient answer to increased cost of transportation, heavy traffic, and inflated taxi fares.  Since taking a strong hold on the ride-sharing c... Read More

Tamarind Restaurant #

This week Thursday was the first date night we’ve had since the birth of our beautiful little girl, Charlize.  My mother graciously volunteered to babysit her for us while we ventured ou... Read More

Waterbar and Grill #

So if you’re wandering around town looking and you come across the Waterbar and Grill, unless you’ve made a reservation, chances are you’re going to have to wait. This place is qu... Read More

Tenderhooks @ Yorkeys Knob Boating Club #

The fridge was looking a little bare this weekend, so we decided to head out to Yorkeys Knob to check out the restaurant at the Yorkeys Knob Boating Club, Tenderhooks for a light lunch.

T... Read More

The Courtyard | Cairns #

The Courtyard is a new establishment in Cairns which is decked out to give you a relaxed garden feel.  A large venue offering an American style menu and even having some late night snacks avai... Read More

Ganbaranba Ramen Restaurant #

Ganbaranba Ramen Restaurant is a Japanese Ramen Noodle Bar located in the heart of Cairns City.

We were introduced to Ganbaranba by friends of ours who are definitely foodies, and have al... Read More

Spirit of Cairns Dinner Cruise #

My family and I enjoyed a night out on the Spirit of Cairns Dinner Cruise. Extended family who we hadn’t seen in many years were up for a visit and it was the perfect opportunity to showcase ... Read More

Vivo Palm Cove | Eating out in Cairns #

Minh and I don’t normally venture too far out of the city for dinner.  After all it’s usually a last minute... Read More

The Paleo Cafe | Cairns #

The Paleo Café was first established in Cairns in October 2012, when the founding family discovered the health benefits it had on their family and saw potential to share these findings with ... Read More

Pho Viet | Vietnamese Noodle Bar #

Pho Viet is like our local watering hole. Being Vietnamese, Minh enjoys a good beef pho (beef noodle soup), and after trying out what seems to be every Vietnamese restaurant/café in Cairns, ... Read More

Mama Coco Cafe #

Minh and I don’t get many opportunities to go out for breakfast in Cairns unless we get up at the break of dawn… and let’s face it… I don’t rise easily. A couple of ... Read More

Waterbar & Grill #

So if you’re wandering around town looking and you come across the Waterbar and Grill, unless you’ve made a reservation, chances are you’re going to have to wait. This place is qu... Read More

The Paddock #

A tip off from a horse-riding instructor from Blazing Saddles pointed us in the direction of ‘The Paddock’. Having not really noticed this restaurant before, we made the special effort ... Read More

Green Ant Cantina #

Green Ant Cantina seems to be a locals secret but is the optimal choice when Eating Out in Cairns... Read More

Shangri-La Cairns | North Restaurant #

On Valentine’s Day this year, Minh booked us in for a relaxing 5 course dinner at North Restaurant in the Shangri-La on the Cairns Pier. I felt very spoiled when we walked in when we were gre... Read More

Dim Sum Cairns | The Golden Boat #

In honour of the upcoming Chinese New Year, we thought we’d provide a review on Dim Sum; a very popular Chinese custom.  Its hard to beat The Golden Boat when trying to find the best Dim... Read More

Smith St Cafe #

Next time you’re in town, why not check out Smith St Cafe – This cool little cafe located just down the road from us here at North Cove.

As you walk into this stylized cafe, e... Read More

The Salt House #

The Salt House has a very relaxed and sophisticated ambiance and is a very popular spot for locals and tourists to hang out for a couple of drinks, tapas and/or dinner.

Knowing the qualit... Read More

Dining @ Dunwoody’s Tavern #

After a full day at the reef, hunting the elusive clown fish and trying to get your duck dive right, you finally make it back to your apartment just to pretty yourself up to head out for dinner aga... Read More

Kimchi and Richy – Korean BBQ #

We recently had a friend from the west stay with us for a week and decided to take her out for her first Korean BBQ experience, which needless to say, she enjoyed just as much as we did. Korean BBQ... Read More

Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Inn #

Excellent place with friendly service!

We ordered the seafood pasta and some fish thing Kate ordered.
What won me over was that they sold Blue Moon an American craft beer best served ... Read More

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  • 275–277 The Esplanade,Cairns,
    Queensland 4870

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2:00 pm   to  6:00 pm

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