2021 Tropical North Queensland Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2019 - Fusion"
An exotic sensory feast awaits diners at multi-award-winning Tamarind, signature restaurant of Cairns’ Reef Hotel Casino. The journey begins with an ambient, low-lit dining room set with crisp white l...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
A sophisticated tropical dining experience awaits at Zinc, on the corner of Macrossan and Davidson Streets in Port Douglas. This newly re-opened restaurant presents an elegant venue for a romantic din...
Wawawa Izakaya

Wawawa Izakaya

Japanese   $$$$$   Open Now

Cairns

For the vibrant fresh flavours of Japanese cuisine, discerning Cairns diners head to Wawawa Izakaya on Lake Street. From the colourful wall murals of a Japanese woman and Mount Fuji to bright neon sig...
Love, passion and creativity are on the menu at Vitalia's Italian Restaurant on Palm Street in Cairns. Alongside authentic pizza and pasta tempters, Vitalia serves up a full vegan selection at this Ho...
Overlooking the beautiful waters of Port Douglas, Salsa Bar & Grill is the go-to venue for locals and tourists alike. Situated on popular Wharf Street precinct, Salsa’s white timber furnishings, latch...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Italian"
Established in 1989, La Fettuccina is a long-standing favourite on Cairns’ dining scene, with almost equally long-standing staff. Patrons have been returning time and time again to this iconic restaur...
"Readers' Choice 2021 - Thai"
Choc Dee Thai Restaurant

Choc Dee Thai Restaurant

Thai   $$$$$   Open Now

Palm Cove

Founded in 1999, Choc Dee Thai Restaurant on Williams Esplanade is the venue for sumptuous Thai cuisine overlooking the waters of Palm Cove. Enjoy a relaxed evening in a classy, beachside establishmen...
Blu Marlin Bistro

Blu Marlin Bistro

Bistro   $$$$$   Opens Mon 6:00:AM

Cairns

You can't get any more water's edge dining than at Blu Marlin Bistro on Spence Street in Cairns. With an iconic location next to Reef Fleet Terminal, Blu Marlin has been reinvented after serving local...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Bali Hai

Bali Hai

$$$$$   Opens Mon 9:00:AM

Port Douglas

If you yearn for a luxurious Bali-style break, look no further than Bali Hai in the magnificent Mossman Valley. Just a short drive from Port Douglas, this thoughtfully designed retreat offers a blissf...
Global street food sure to make tastebuds sing can be devoured in generous portions at Coco Mojo Bar & Grill in Clifton Beach. Pulsing with a rhythmic vibe, Coco Mojo boasts a tropical setting with fe...
Take a trip down Mulgrave Road in Earlville to eat where the locals eat at Mr Soy Boy. Be seated alfresco on balmy nights, or inside among a relaxed and inviting dining room space, styled with traditi...
Three Wolves

Three Wolves

   Open Now

Cairns

A hidden gem down Cairns’ Red Brick laneway, Three Wolves on Abbott Street offers guests an intimate dining and bar experience. Join your wolf pack in the sleek, black subway tiled bar for an innovati...
The Outback Opal Mine is located 30 minutes north of Cairns in North Queensland and provides visitors with a spectacular insight into Opals and how gemstones are mined in Australia.
Crave Cairns

Crave Cairns

Seafood   $$$$$   Open Now

Cairns