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Paperbark Restaurant

€€ - €€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
76 Kewarra Street, Kewarra Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4058 4000
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
76 Kewarra Street, Kewarra Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at the Kewarra Beach Resort for three nights and ate dinner at the Paperback two nights. We are about three weeks into a trip including Vienna, Doha, and Sydney, and this restaurant's food was the best we have had! One night I had...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found the restaurant scouring restaurants near Palm Cove and booked it as a birthday dinner for my wife. The concept is great, an open air restaurant (roof covered) surrounded by nature and the paperbark trees. The food was dicoous, ordered both an entree and a...More

Thank Damien H
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Very attentive service and delicious meals. Ambience at restaurant is magical at night. You can hear the beautiful waves along the beach as you dine.

Thank Joyce I
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We were not staying at the resort but found this restaurant on tripadvisor under Australian food. We wanted kangaroo for dinner so we ordered the Kangaroo tartar which was excellent - it was served with passion fruit and cocoa. This is an appetizer portion. We...More

Thank jcisler
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We stayed here for 4 nights with family and dined on two nights, once with a party of 4 and then for 12 family members. A wedding was in full swing on the first night so we dined later but still got good service and...More

Thank beheaded c
Reviewed 5 July 2018

My Wife and I Dinned at this Restaurant while we were staying at the resort and had the best experience. We had the chicken and Steak and both were cooked to perfection although a little pricey. It was nice and quiet with the 'forest' at...More

Thank pommy_dave87
Reviewed 29 June 2018

My daughter gave us a voucher for this restaurant & we absolutely loved it. It is set in a paperbark forest & there are no walls, so the atmosphere is tropical and very beautiful. Our meals were stunning, however some local food, like kangaroo tartare...More

Thank SChangizi
Reviewed 13 May 2018

All our 3 mothers love this restaurant because of its ambience & location & we visit a couple of times a year. The staff have always been excellent over the years & were once again a highlight. However the food was mainly disappointing. The kangaroo...More

Thank jpmac43
Reviewed 4 May 2018

As a Cairns local we went to Paperbark with not too many expectations as we eat out frequently around the local northern beaches area. My husband and I ordered an entree and main meal each hoping it would be nice. We were both pleasantly surprised...More

Thank GJ D
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Our son who lives in Cairns picked this restaurant for his 30th birthday dinner out of all the restaurants in the vicinity. We're very glad he did because it was certainly a memorable experience for our family. We were blown away with the open air...More

Thank Jenny P
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8 September 2018|
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Response from jpmac43 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk but it is quite a long way, about 3 klms. & not that well lit at night. If you walk back towards the highway from Blue Lagoon you will see a sign pointing to a pathway that connects to Kewarra across the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Kewarra Street, Kewarra Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Kewarra Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4058 4000
  • E-mail
Open air restaurant, overlooking ancient rain-forest on the shores of the great barrier reef. Knowledgeable service staff will tend to your every need whilst the kitchen brigade will supply some of the finest foods in the area to round off a truly special experience.
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