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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 tablecloths amongst warm stained timber walls and leads to a contemporary culinary 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 and enticing cocktail menu. Order a la carte with choices such as Penang duck curry, caramelised pumpkin, roasted peanuts, chilli, coriander and scented rice, or whole crispy baby barramundi; while for a true taste of the region indulge in Tamarind’s seven course menu with matched wines.

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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, Asian fusion 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.

Asian 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

Brisbane Good Food Guide - One Chef's Hat 2015/16

Gourmet Wine Traveller, Wine List of the Year - One Glass 2014/15/16/17/18

Restaurant and Catering Association - Awards for Excellence 2013

Specials & Events

Christmas Day Lunch
Buffet in the Ballroom

Location & Map

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

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Recipes

Penang Duck Curry

Highlighted with the smooth flavour of caramelised pumpkin.

Recipes

Media & Awards

Chef Hat Award Winner2018
Chef Hat Award Winner2017
Chef Hat Award Winner2016
Chef Hat Award Winner2015
Chef Hat Award Winner2014
Chef Hat Award Winner2013
Chef Hat Award Winner2012
Chef Hat Award Winner2011
Chef Hat Award Winner2010

Opening Hours

Mon  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
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  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM

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 8897 for all enquiries or email us at tamarind@reefcasino.com.au

  • 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 (7)

tina65304

PaulyjCairns

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

richardandnene

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!

rachael65022

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

rachael65022

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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charlieredbs

Lovely restaurant - must try crispy whole barramundi as its great