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35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Casino Foodie Venue the Tamarind was a delight great service front of house Will a pom with a Qld Capital City surname Brisbane was a very polite and engaging individual and with great personality Looked after us as soon as we entered the door from casino foyer and we were Seated in a booth as requested loved the quiet table... More 

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Weipa, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service, staff, food - this place has the best of the best. The prices are high but for the quality and experience I would recommend at least try it once. Food seems odd and are things one usually wouldn't eat but try it, it is amazing. Great selection of wines available. Table service is spectacular, food is to die for.

Thank kryds
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard such wonderful things about this restaurant and were sadly disappointed. We came here for my birthday dinner and y partner ordered the snapper and I ordered a curry. For over $30 for a curry I would of thought we would of received rice, but that was extra and the vegetables were hardly cooked. My partners snapper wasn't... More 

Thank nhorton87
Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fantastic and the service was excellent also the restaurant has a Great atmosphere!the degeststion was beautifully presented with matching wines.

Thank brookjudy
Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 hours after stepping off the plane from the states we were here. It was Valentines Day and our Wedding Anniversary. Excellent service, food and wine. Can't say enough good things about the management and staff, just "well done".

Thank GoesBoom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 9pm on a Friday night. I must say we had no reservations. We were told there was no tables, ever though there were two empty tables sitting there.When I pointed them out, we were told it was to late for food anyways because the kitchen closes at 10pm. Gee, didn't know that it take that long to... More 

Thank chrissie020
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful, romantic experience! A superb degustation menu capped off with the most delicious dessert tasting plate. The service here is first class, the food excellent. Small, exquisite servings with creative sauces and presentation. This is truly one of Cairns finest, a great place for a special occasion meal.

Thank Lyn R
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best, you won't be disapointed, good atmosphere and yummy food, I recommend the Chrispy baby barramundi

Thank Kenblatchford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dine at Tamarinds regularly...... and for any special occasion. The service is the best in Cairns, the cocktails are delicious and the food is always excellent.

Thank Urmulla
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place deserves its place high up in the TA favourites in Cairns. It's in the Casino but if you approach it from the western street entrance, you won't much notice. It's fine dining done with attention to detail. Nice calm atmosphere, attentive service and fine food well done. It comes with an appropriate price tag. We had the snapper... More 

Thank Glenn L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$75
Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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