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€€€€, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

A treat to eat at this restaurant. Very comfortable chairs and well appointed decor. Lovely Asian Fusion menu choice, where all people at the table enjoyed their choices. The Duck Curry was a favourite, as well as the watermelon salad. Staff were friendly and attentive.

Thank DeborahMosmanNSW
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here each morning as we were at the Reef Hotel. We were welcomed each day by very friendly staff. Service was great and plenty of variety for breakfast each day. Restaurant was very clean and well set out. Very enjoyable and a great way...More

Thank rayBunbury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an excellent meal at Tamarind with excellent service to match. Only negative was that you'd need to BYO miners headlight to be able to read the menu and that they were too efficient with service which made us feel rushed when we wanted to...More

Thank TheTravelingAuditor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After staying at the Pullman Reef Casino and enjoying all the luxury and service they have to offer - we were given breakfast complimentary at the Tamarind Restaurant that is outside (but attached) to the Casino. The staff did their best to accommodate all customers...More

Thank Sharon D
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sharon, Thank you for your recent review, and I appreciate you having taken the time to provide some constructive criticism on your experience in Tamarind. I was disappointed to hear that expectations were not met on this occasion, but please rest assured that your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfectly presented food ,exceptional quality and very accomodating with food alloergies.The service is always 10 out of 10.Highly recommended.

Thank tanyamaunder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Tamarind and had the 7 course degustation menu and the food was all excellent. We had a very attentive waitress who took the time to explain each dish as they were bought to the table. We were very happy with our visit

Thank Jeni B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had breakfast here which was part of our hotel package and we were a little disappointed, we tried both the buffet and a la carte on different mornings and found everything to be overcooked and oily. The staff were friendly but we felt we...More

Thank eatlivego
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very special meal! Not a huge menu, but a very elegant selection. My steak was perfectly cooked with a delicious truffled hollandaise and mushrooms, while my daughter's Penang duck curry was just amazing. The shared dessert plate was worth every calorie-stunning flavours! The service...More

Thank RachelAdelaide
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant has become larger since our 2016 visit. Our breakfast experience this time was less than good, the lack of staff/service was noticeable as we were often left waiting after being seated for long periods before be able to place our order for coffee...More

Thank wwyattds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again the team at Tamarind gave us a great night out...love how the chefs always vary the dishes slightly to keep it interesting, always a nice personal touch from the wait-staff as well!

Thank parkhouseyungaburra
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Lavinia S
29 April 2016|
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Response from Fritz H | Reviewed this property |
Valet parking is not necessary as there is an underground parking station with lifts to the foyer close to the restaurant, the parking station is opposite the restaurant in Abbott st. great restaurant.
Phyllis c
8 February 2016|
Response from Karen_in_NoVA | Reviewed this property |
The tasting menu was $110 AUD and well worth it. Mains are in $25-45 AUD bracket.
3 August 2015|
Response from Nick S | Property representative |
Dear SM_Koh, Thank you for your question. Tamarind is open daily from 6pm over the Christmas period, with the exception of being closed Saturday 26th December. Booklings are alwaus recommended and the restaurant my be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$77
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4030 8897
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Located in the heart of downtown Cairns, Tamarind elegantly resides within The Reef Hotel Casino. Renowned in Cairns and throughout North Queensland, this award winning 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 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. Thai artefacts highlight tasteful decor 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. Brisbane Times Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014 Australian Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014 Gourmet Wine Traveller, Wine List of the Year - One Goblet 2012 Restaurant and Catering Association - Awards for Excellence 2012
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