2020 Tropical North Queensland Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2019 - Fusion"
Tamarind

Tamarind

Fusion   $$$$$   Opens at 6:30:AM

Cairns

13 Chef Hat Award
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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Bali Hai

Bali Hai

$$$$$   Opens at 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...
Blu Marlin Bistro

Blu Marlin Bistro

Bistro   $$$$$   Opens at 6:30: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 2020 - Italian"
La Fettuccina

La Fettuccina

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Cairns

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...
"Amazing Specials created weekly"
Mr Soy Boy

Mr Soy Boy

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Earlville

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...
After a day exploring picturesque Cairns, head to Bushfire Flame Grill found on the ground floor of the Pacific Hotel Cairns for a night out the whole family will enjoy. Take a seat in the large and o...
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...
Choc Dee

Choc Dee

Thai   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

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...
A hidden courtyard and creative fare await locals and visitors alike at Stratford Deli Café & Catering on leafy green Kamerunga Road. A family-run business, Stratford Deli provides a variety of tasty ...
Three Wolves

Three Wolves

   Opens at 4:00:PM

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...
Cockatoo Hill Retreat

Cockatoo Hill Retreat

$$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Cape Tribulation

Enjoy everything the Daintree Rainforest has to offer staying at Cockatoo Hill Retreat, a collection of tree house cabins, perched among lush forests between Cape Tribulation and Port Douglas. Awaken ...
Cotton Club

Cotton Club

Pub Food   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Cairns

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.
Pagoda
The Pagoda Chinese restaurant at the Atherton Motel is an institution in the area.