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Paperbark Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Australian, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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76 Kewarra Street, Kewarra Beach, Queensland 4879, Australia
+61 7 4058 4000
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have had an excellent moment here. No big deal but everything was nicely done. Service is excellent and I would recommend the seafood platter.

Thank Marc L
Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant before but somehow (and they have not changed the chef apparently). Everything was a lot worse. My pork belly was so undercooked even though I asked the waiter before about the procedure.... he lied. The belly was gelatinous, unrendered... He replied: can you get ANY meat out of this? I said no For the prices they expect... More 

Thank valerievalerie22
Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everything we tried was amazing. Nicely presented. Fairly quick service. Super friendly staff. Beautiful environment.

Thank WorkToTravel_1111
Cairns, Australia
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The beautiful restaurant is surrounded by beautiful paperbark gum trees and beautiful gardens. Nice peaceful spot. Service was very friendly and efficient. Not a lot of choices on lunch menu but food we selected was delicious and reasonably priced. Will definitely go again.

Thank Zenithaus
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I drove down to Kewarra Beach to celebrate our 15th anniversary lunch and we're both so glad we did. Beautiful ambience and Greg the Maitre d' was really professional and pleasant. I had the gnocchi with prawns and chorizo, Rob had the sirloin with prawns - both exceptional but the gnocchi was truly sublime! We will definitely... More 

Thank MareebaMel63
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This is such a pretty spot but the food just wasnt up to standard. Strange flavour combinations and I would expect more at a venue of this standard.

Thank c-ellen-blake
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here, ordered a burger and a steak. The burger was inedible, raw on the inside, tasted like rubber! Bacon was thick and tasted old. Steak was inconsistently cooked. Tables dirty, dust inside drinking glasses. Produce seems very old, and not fresh!

Thank Cajatr
Sydney, Australia
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169 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Paperbark serves modern Australian cuisine and does it very well. We found all restaurants in FNQ to be a little on the expensive side compared to a comparable restaurant in Sydney and Paperbark was no exception. The outlook on to the paperbark forest was delightful. The staff were friendly and tried hard but I got the impression that they were... More 

Thank pahSydney
Kuranda, Australia
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We bought a pre dinner drink and headed to the beach for a walk, which is set amongst paper bark trees and is pretty stunning. Dinner was nice, the service excellent. We chose the seafood tower for 2. We also had the crusty bread with white anchovies and dessert was the bomb which was also nice. After dinner we took... More 

Thank Lisalulu77
Brisbane Region, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had heard rave reviews from peers as we are locals and we were sadly misinformed. The $16 cocktails and drinks were great but the food was horrid. The child "chicken fingers" was actually a crumbed chicken breast which normally isn't bad but as I cut it for her the chicken was completely raw not even a cm from the... More 

Thank Kim S
Management response:

Hello Kim, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback of your experience at the paperbark restaurant recently. And we're sorry to read you were dissatisfied. You are absolutely right to be unhappy with your child's chicken dish, this was a mistake in the kitchen from a trainee. They accidentally cooked an entire chicken breast as you mentioned, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Australian, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?