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North Bar and Kitchen
Ranked #91 of 660 Restaurants in Cairns
Price range: US$4 - US$44
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: View, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Ultimate waterfront dining experience North Bar and Kitchen located on the boardwalk at Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, offers a relaxed waterfront dining experience. Savour the creative dishes on offer for lunch and dinner, while you enjoy the cool breezes from Trinity Inlet. North Garden also offers the perfect location to watch dusk settle over the Marina and the lush rainforest clad mountain range.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We had a family dinner here. Waited for ages to be seated as several staff looked over at us without any of them actually acknowledging us. One staff member approached us and asked if we were ok, when we said we wanted a table he said ok and walked off. We should have done the same thing! Were eventually shown to a table. A waiter offered us drinks reasonably quickly but waited ages for our food order to be taken. We ordered the prawns and a dozen oysters. The prawns were so salty we couldn't eat them and the oysters were the worst we've ever had (didn't eat all of these either). We are staying at the Shangri La but won't be returning to North.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I spent lovely holiday in Cairns. It is a really good restaurant, food is exremley good. service from waitress Silvia was very entertaining,she was very kind and gave fast quality service.
I really enjoyed my lunch here.

Thank Fanny B
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Helena M, Manager at North Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Dear Fanny B,
Thank you for your review and for recognizing Silvia's service, I will make sure to pass on your comments.
We look forward to welcoming you back.
Kind regards, Helena - Communications Manager

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I wanted a light lunch so $19.50 for a main + drink was ideal.
One of has had the scallops and the other the mussels. We shared both and they were really tasty.
The outlook over the marina made it a perfect spot for lunch.

Thank PeterR1952
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Helena M, Manager at North Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Dear PeterR1952,
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at North. I am delighted that you had an enjoyable meal. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you're looking for a massively wide selection in a beautiful location in Cairns, then you can't go past this. They have (almost) everything you could want for breakfast - fresh fruit, fresh juices, toast, pastries, a range of cereals, many different kinds of tea, coffee, pancakes, bacon, sausages, hash browns, and so on. The best thing however, is the eggman who is on call to make you eggs fresh, any way you like. He even does French Toast. There is also an Asian breakfast buffet with rice, tofu, noodles and other things. It's a relaxed atmosphere that looks out on the harbour with all the boats. If you have the time for a leisurely, relaxing breakfast in Cairns, this is place to go.

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Thank Ross R
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Helena M, Manager at North Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Hi Ross R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience at North. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet. We look forward to welcoming you back. Helena - Communications Manager

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Walked the Pier after a long day out, looking for a place to eat. Staff didn't care less that we were wearing shorts and t-shirt - were totally accommodating to sit us down. I'm always happy to pay a higher price for a great meal, and this place delivered!
Amazing attentive service and the staff 'know' their food and wine which tells me the whole kitchen cares to ensure the customer has the best experience. The food was amazing - particularly the Cod with Salt & Vinegar Mash! Scallops were to die for, steak was succulent, and the wine fabulous. Nothing to fault, will be back!

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Thank JMATBNE
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Helena M, Manager at North Bar and Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear JMAT, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at North Bar and Kitchen. Thank you for recognising our greatest asset, our staff. I will pass on your comments to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you

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