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Pierpoint Road | Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 7670
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Cairns, Australia
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296 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there for Dinner on a rainy and for Locals chilly night. Even that it is located right on the waterfront with great views, we didn't feel the chill of the night because everything was sheltered and the Fans were turned off.... It was busy but we still got a nice table.... Our food was excellent / Barramundi and Lamb........ More 

Thank hhx2_12
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Checked out the menu and looked pretty decent, we were standing at an entrance at the back, it was an entrance there was a menu for us to browse but being not the main entrance we couldn't see where to wait to be seated. Few staff walked past and looked at us, but no invitation, after wandering around inside found... More 

Thank BrettStainlay
Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mackeral and the snapper were fresh, well presented and tasty. The scallop entree and the pimento soup also were excellent. Service was efficient and friendly.

Thank fomidable69
Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family loves seafood. We chose this place over the recommended Prawn Star a short walk away. We were enticed by the 20% off the regular price if we sat down at 5:30pm and were out by 7:00pm. We ordered two seafood towers, a three tired affair which included calamari, Prawns, Morton bay bugs, half lobster tail, oysters, battered fillets... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Shangri-La and had lunch at North Kitchen one day. The food was lovely but as others mention the service was slow. However on our last night we desided to have dinner at NK as we were leaving rather early. BIG MISTAKE. I booked a table in the afternoon and noone mentiened anything about an arrangement taking place... More 

Thank Hanne N
Salem, Oregon
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the hotel so stopped for breakfast our first morning. The buffet was $30 per person which seemed a bit steep so went for the ala carte. We each had the omlette which was good, along with toast, hash browns and grilled tomatoes. The quality of the food was good.

Thank Lonemadrone
Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

True waterfront location with plenty of seats along the edge. Beautiful place for a drink at the end of the day with a diverse choice of generously portioned cocktails. Only let down was the onion rings with aioli which only came with about a teaspoon of said aioli - very odd!

Thank yeesumx
Kuranda, Australia
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was a bit slow and had to ask when we wanted a drink. Ordered two main meals which were both great. Did not like the fact that I had to eat pork , mashed potato and spinach meal from a bowl, would have preferred a dinner plate but meals were beautiful. The table however had one short leg and... More 

Thank ouzocoke
Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are locals and went here for lunch and also just for a coffee to relax and appreciate the beautiful views. Fantastic attentive service and the food was superb. Lovely atmosphere. The $20 lunch special is great value. Looking forward to trying the $20 buffet breakfast for locals and the $1 oyster special in the near future !!!

Thank Angelique J
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Shangri-la for a week & thought the north bar & kitchen was the perfect spot to catch up with mates we haven't seen in 10 years. Location is perfect as we sat on the deck, the food was equally amazing & the dessert =O I had the salted caramel cheese cake with poached fruit & sorbet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$45
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pierpoint Road | Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4052 7670
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?