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Five-spiced pork belly, with pork croquette, sticky plum sauce, cashews and sesame.

About Tamarind

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 linen among warm timber walls and leads to a contemporary fusion of Eastern flavours and the finest regional produce. Changing regularly with the seasons, Tamarind’s menu is complemented by an impressive Australian wine list, local and imported beers and spirits and an innovative cocktail menu. Order a la carte with choices like kangaroo fillet tataki to start your memorable meal, with crisp tail pastille, toasted buckwheat, pepper berry, bush plum and betel spice; before mains of palm sugar-cured beef fillet, braised oxtail, lemongrass, smoked dates, sumac butter emulsion and purple cabbage.

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A few words from Tamarind

Located in the heart of downtown Cairns, Tamarind elegantly resides within The Pullman Reef Hotel Casino.

Renowned in Cairns and throughout North Queensland, this award winning fine dining restaurant offers a contemporary menu of generously portioned, Australian freestyle cuisine dishes that showcase the very best in regional produce.

Uncompromising technique combines with seasonally selected ingredients to deliver the Tamarind vision of what fine dining and great cuisine is.

The awarded wine list presents over 100 old and new world varietals, carefully selected to complement menu flavours.

The house cocktail list takes inspiration from mod-Asian ingredients to deliver bespoke creations, perfect for before or after.

Interesting artefacts highlight tasteful décor to establish an eclectic ambiance with understated character.

Professional service with relaxed delivery completes the experience.

Daily degustation menu with or without tailored wine pairings is a signature offering.

Australian Good Food Guide - One Chef's Hat 2015/16/17/18/19/20/21

Gourmet Wine Traveller, Wine List of the Year - One Glass 2015/16/17/18/19/20

Location & Map

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, 35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns 4870 QLD - See Map

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Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Wed  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Fri  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sat  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sun  Closed

Groups & Functions

Available for sole use hire for up to 90 guests or smaller functions in our semi-private dining space for up to 20 guests. A range of set menu options available starting from $65 for two course. All menus are flexible and can be adjusted to meet the needs of your function or special guest dietary requirements. Please contact the team on 07 4030 8888 for all enquiries or email us at

  • Up to 90 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Degustation
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (15)


Finest dining experience in Cairns. Very calming and intimate atmosphere. Staff are highly skilled and attentive. Above and beyond service. The food is exquisite. Perfect combinations of texture and flavour will have you wanting more. The Chicken Saag is a contemporary twist on an old indian classic. A perfectly executed dish, a joy to experience.


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Great food and service
The food are very prefect and the staff explain the food very clearly



Excellent service, great food... every time.
Steak was unreal.


Just beautiful food




Excellent food and service
I have an Accor Plus Gold card and eat here with my partner regularly . The service is outstanding and the food fantastic. When we go out with friends from out of town we always bring them here as we know how impressed they will be . The seats in the front part of the restaurant have a better ambiance then the new areas so try and be seated there . If you want a great night in Cairns and to be treated like royalty come here for a meal and some of the great cocktails


We are Accor Advantage Plus Members and were recommended by them to dine at this Restaurant. When we checked into our hotel they also recommended that we should dine here. Given that we came with very high expectations we definitely were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived the Staff were so friendly and welcoming and extremely professional and efficient. Their knowledge of the Menu and their understanding of each component for every dish was impressive to say the least. We ordered one of their cocktails - their signature Mojito - and it was delicious. The perfect Mojito! The experience just continued to impress as the meal progressed. The combinations of flavours and textures on each plate was just incredible. Every mouthful was a treat. The serving sizes were generous but not too much. Every dish we were left wanting more but only because of the delicious flavours! We have dined in some very elite restaurants including Michelin Hatted venues and we both agreed that this was one of the best dining experiences that we have ever had. Thank you to the front of house staff but more importantly thank you to the Chef and all kitchen staff. We will travel to Cairns just to return to this restaurant!


Service and food are amazing!!!!!!!!! Will be back for sure!!!!!!!





Lovely restaurant - must try crispy whole barramundi as its great