2019 Tropical North Queensland Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2019 - Fusion"
Tamarind

Tamarind

Fusion   $$$$$   Open Now

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 Winner"
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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Seafood"
Showcasing the clean, fresh flavours of the sea and tropics, award-winning 2 Fish Seafood Restaurant is a quintessential Port Douglas dining experience. From its breezy alfresco area and chic interior...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Thai"
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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Tapas"
Fusion Art Bar & Tapas

Fusion Art Bar & Tapas

Tapas   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Cairns

Blending artwork, fine wine and great fare, Fusion Art Bar & Tapas on Spence Street in Cairns is the place to be seen. With an industrial, upcycled and vintage vibe, Fusion was born from an artist’s l...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Cafe"
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 ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Zinc Port Douglas

Zinc Port Douglas

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Port Douglas

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 Winner"
Overlooking the beautiful waters of Port Douglas, Salsa Bar & Grill is the go-to venue for locals and tourists alike. Situated on the popular Wharf Street precinct, Salsa’s white timber furnishings, l...
"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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - 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...
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 ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Brazilian."
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...
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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...
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...
N17 Burger Co

N17 Burger Co

Burger   $$$$$   Opens at 10:00:AM

Port Douglas

Taking the humble potato to a new level of gourmet fast food, find Spud Head at various locations around the streets of Cairns. This mobile food truck with custom-built kitchen, loads up the taters wi...
The Beach Shack

The Beach Shack

Pizza   $$$$$   Opens at 10:30:AM

Kewarra Beach

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.