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Reasonably priced meals of the highest quality and presentation. Great Venue. The Cotton Club is very well known for our weekly Steak Nights and Live Music

About The Cotton Club

Relax under an outdoor oasis overlooking an iconic fig tree while soaking up the Tropical NQ lifestyle at The Cotton Club on Shields Street in Cairns. Ideally located in the heart of the CBD and just walking distance to Cairns Lagoon, Esplanade and inner-city hotels, this stylish restaurant and bar combines contemporary décor with an exotic inventory of cocktails to ease you into a memorable night of great food and drinks. With live, acoustic music most evenings, settle in with a Henrick’s Iced Tea cocktail and graze on Korean-style pork belly bites, with toasted sesame seeds and blue cheese sauce, or pulled beef sliders, with sweet onion jam, cheese and slaw. Seafood lovers salivate over oven-roasted barramundi and garlic prawns, lemon mash, charred broccolini and creamy garlic sauce.

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A few words from The Cotton Club

The Cotton Club is a locally owned and operated restaurant and bar that has been a mainstay of the city of Cairns since 2016. Our mission is to bring the beauty of Tropical North Queensland to your taste buds and provide an unforgettable dining and drinking experience.

The Cotton Club is more than just a restaurant; it's a labour of love for the Davies family, the owners and operators. We are passionate about showcasing the flavours and ingredients unique to this region and we take pride in our use of fresh, locally sourced produce in all of our dishes. Our chefs are committed to preparing each meal with care and attention to detail, ensuring that every plate that comes out of our kitchen is a work of art.

We pride ourselves on exceptional service and a commitment to our community by supporting local businesses and sourcing ingredients from nearby businesses. Our team is dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for our guests, where they can enjoy good food, good drinks and good company.

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Location & Map

24 Shields Street, Cairns 4870 QLD - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Amex, Eftpos

Seats: 150   Chef: Michael Hutchings - Finalist in Queensland Chef of the Year 2022 and Finalist in Australian Chef of the Year 2023  


Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  4:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Thu  4:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  11:00:AM - 8:00:PM
Sat  4:00:PM - 8:00:PM
Sun  4:00:PM - 8:00:PM

Groups & Functions

Looking to host an unforgettable event? Look no further than the Cotton Club! Our versatile and stylish venue is the perfect choice for your next party, corporate event or Christmas celebration. Whether you're planning an intimate dinner or a large-scale event, our dedicated team will tailor a package to suit your individual needs and ensure that your guests leave with a lasting impression of style and substance. Refer to our Website for more Details

  • Up to 500 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (3)


Best. Meal. Ever.
Sunday Roast Dinner. What an amazing signature dish!!
The wonderful staff and scenery make this place a must for a filling meal at the best value around town.


Amazing food, amazing value
Really amazing quality, highly recommend


Great place with great food
Definitely one of the best steaks we had at a great price (lucky enough to be in Cairns on a Thursday which is their Steak Night special).

Excellent food presentation and superb taste.The steak was cooked to perfection as well as the chips and onion rings as toppers.The salad was so fresh and the gravy's so good??

The place has a nice vibe with live music and pleasant staff.

Would go here again if we should come back to Cairns.