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Tamarind

) #5 of 437 Restaurants in Cairns €€€€ , Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 730 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Spectacular flavours. A very pleasant surprise. All we can say is that you must try this venue when in Cairns. Food excellent. Service attentive. Good wine list. We very much enjoyed. Also they are part of Accor Plus. Thank you Tamarind we very much enjoyed...More

Thank RWC015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the degustation menu with matching wines. We have enjoyed the concept at Cutler and Co in Melbourne and twice at the Stillwater in Launceston. At Cutler and Co every dish was a stunning construction of flavours, textures and visual pleasure. This surpassed our...More

Thank Ann I
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As an 24yo backpacker, this is not the sort of restaurant I would normally choose over something like subway or a greasy kebab at 2am, even for date night. However, if you feel that you have to pull off something special then this is well...More

1  Thank Brook T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for breakfast. You can choose from a menu for delicious plates and also from a delicious buffet with all the classic breakfast hot foods and pastries and Bircher muesli and yogurts, cold meats and juices, and fresh fruit. Dinner was a good experience....More

Thank ILoveNYAustralia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Welcoming staff, awesome food, great atmosphere, comfortable seats, it's how it should be, I live in Palm Cove, and rarely go into Cairns, but they put Palm Cove restaurants to shame. It is nice to be treated like they want you to be there, the...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently refurbished, the meals were, as always, incredibly delicious and well-presented (refer photos). Unfortunately last night the service was lacking - perhaps just an off-night. The pan seared Scallops were delicious and are a 'must have'. I had the Pork Belly Croquette (with whipped fetta,...More

Thank RGSCEW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The breakfast buffet was excellent, catering for a wide range of tastes. BEST fresh pastries we've had in a hotel buffet! Fresh fruit slices - including pawpaw! One evening meal - duck curry, and salmon - was fine.

Thank MIke2902
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough about the food and the service, we will be back. A chef and I couldn't fault the sublime taste.

Thank Janine W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, service & ambiance. Special thank you to Marco & beautiful Virginie. We havent been wowed with food for awhile but definitely were tonight. We look forward to returning next year to our favourite restaurant in Cairns! We thoroughly recommend the following: Pan seared...More

3  Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant sets the standards in service, culinary delight and exceptional when accomodating special requests for special events. Now been 4 times in last 18 months and like always the experience is superb! A delight to experience fusion cuisine and gastronomic delights prepared by the...More

Thank Unrudimental
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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.
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Phyllis c
8 February 2016|
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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.
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SM_Koh
3 August 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$78
Meals
Dinner
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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Description
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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