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Tamarind

35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the second time I have written a review of Tamarind, but tonight’s experience was so good that I just had to provide another review. We had the degustation meal and every course was superb...from succulent scallops to refreshing tuna to flavour-filled salmon to...More

Thank Frank-Jennie
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Frank-Jennie, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Usually I find degustation's too filling and the flavors mingled and too complicated. This was quite the opposite. Starting with the scallops was just sensational, followed by tuna, salmon, a pork croquette, sorbet, wagyu beef and a beautiful dessert. My only concern was the pork...More

Thank Inverness1966
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Inverness1966, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

must say we had one of our best meals in a long time at the Tamirind restaurant last night, the duck, tuna and barramundi were all excellent, the wait staff were superb in knowledge and level of service, a wonderful night for us and we...More

Thank Southisletraveller
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Southisletraveller, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined with 4 friends at Tamarind and as usual the food was exceptional. The menu is so varied and the food looks a picture when served up. The lotus root chips are to die for as was the eye filet steak. We always dine...More

Thank Margie H
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Margie H, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Birthday&Family Dinner, as usual, very good service and friendly greetings from the restaurant staff. Food a bit average for this type of restaurant. As a steak lover, I am always disappointed when my steak is not seasoned before being grilled. Mushroom ragout and Potato gratin,...More

Thank Roland Z
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mr Ziegler, Thank you for taking time and providing your valuable feedback about the food and service, i really dissapointed that you did not enjoy you meal on this ocassion and i apologise to you for the same. Be rest assured Mr Ziegler that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for dinner and the food was perfection. Had the shared entree, pork belly main and shared dessert platter to try a bit of everything. Highly recommend all of it! Restaurant ambiance was just all class and very elegant. Staff very accommodating for not having...More

Thank MichieM21
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear MichieM21, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the prompt and friendly greeting to the cook to order food could not be happier. The restaurant had a great feel and all staff were courteous and attentive. The buffet included quite a few cook to order meals not often seen at most for...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have fairly low expectations of the included breakfast at hotels, having had some awful and a lot of ordinary ones over the years. Tamarind, included with the Pullman Reef accommodations was a lovely surprise. A good range of standard items like cereal, fruit, yoghurt,...More

Thank HelzBelz3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Buffet breakfast was a great concept but something always went wrong. Orders for coffee were taken but sometimes never appeared. Thr coffee was very strong/bitter... anf I am no coffee wus. The fruit was delightful and the rooftop honey was amazing. The service was atrocious....More

Thank Shagarab
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Had dinner here and what a dinner. I had patagonia toothfish, crispy baby barramundi and salted caramel with rasberry and my partner had salmon with gin and tonic, eye fillet with potato and root honey parfait. This was accommodated with a side dish of watermelon...More

Thank nefer14
Akshay S, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear nefer14, Thank you for taking time and shaing your feedback about your recent dining experience in Tamarind restaurant. Im glad to know that your enjoyed our food and customer service as we take pride in what we do. Many thanks again for taking time...More

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Jenna D
January 24, 2018|
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Response from Leslee C | Reviewed this property |
I would think it is okay for children. It does have a quiet vibe and may be not the best if you have children who are not used to sitting quietly.
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Lavinia S
April 29, 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
February 7, 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$149
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Monday
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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