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Barnacle Bills

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103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere, we had four different flavors of Baramundi, all fantastic flavors. Staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely a good venue on the main front plaza in Cairns

Thank Maurice H
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seated by friendly lady and served by pleasant staff, courteous and efficient. Lovely food, great spot. Will return one day.

Thank Matt H
Melbourne, Australia
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148 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was average although hubby enjoyed his steak so much he tipped $20 Mine was overpriced $40 for 6 prawns some lettuce and seafood dressing, although the prawns were delightfully fresh. Staff were friendly

Thank Toddys91
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food and good friendly service. Nice outlook onto the esplanade. Had a salmon dish which was lovely.

Thank alisonWP14
Brisbane, Australia
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93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch ... had Fish & Chips. Service is a tad slow but not at a grinding stop. Food was fresh and well cooked, tempura batter was just perfect with a lovely light Japanese style dipping sauce. We were leaving that day but would definitely go back.

Thank able58
sunshine coast
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167 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two very good ideas for dining book before 6 pm and out by 7.30.pm and receive a 20% discount. Otherwise as we did arrive at 6.30 to find that the place was really humming. Food was good and a reasonably price Wine a Fair price .the beauty was that we where in no way pressured to leave Tho they had... More 

Thank noosasunshine
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the triad of a great restaurant is the food, the atmosphere and the staff. If any one of these is vehemently affected sadly the others, no matter how good, fall away. Here atmosphere is lost by the horrid owner, who bully's little children and frightens them and sadly his exceptional staff (who really are brilliant) couldn't balance his... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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175 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was fantastic, barramundi and prawns tempura were out of this world as was King George whiting. Came with chips and salad, portions were just too big, felt terrible sending such nice food back but there was no way we could eat it all.

Thank Sylvia M
Bedford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointed, service was slow, expensive and overrated. There are better seafood restaurants in Carins.

Thank L_Robbo25
Estero, Florida
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253 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend ... good food and service @ a reasonable price. Nice location - outdoor dining with a view (Cairns Bay view). Not sure how long it runs; however, currently has an early bird special (20 percent off your bill if you arrive and order between 5pm - 6pm.

Thank JMelq

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 0740512241

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?