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Marinades Indian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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43 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 1422
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Maroochydore, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After reading mixed reviews about this place and the other Indian restaurant nearby, we decided to try Marinades. We were seated promptly, served quickly, and the food arrived without much delay. We were very pleased with our dishes and enjoyed them very much. Reasonable price and we will come back again.

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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Never seems to disappoint. Always good food when we have been and have been visiting since 2002. Thanks again

Thank Matthew G
Cairns Region, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice food, very fast service which means likely the food is already cooked ready to serve, which is alright seen it still tastes amazing! Shame the meals don't come with complimentary pappudums. Highly reccommened for a nice meal in cairns.

Thank Nicjane15
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the crab masala and paneer makhani. And rotis. So Delicious!!!!! We loved it and would come back any day!!!

Thank Mike M
Salyer, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been three times during my stay in Cairns, not disappointed! Quality food and excellent service. Busy which is always a good indication of good food!

Thank amandaivy6
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The food has become worse and worse... now the DELUXE THALI is merely leftovers...The bread tasted stale...and the service very minimal...

3 Thank Roby B
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

A warm welcome on arrival rather than enthusiastic, it was relatively quiet for a Friday evening having seen this restaurant much busier on other nights. An extensive menu all reasonably priced, I even ordered something that was not shown but the chef was happy to make. In the background, in the open kitchen, you could watch the chefs making the... More 

Thank speedbird41
Townsville, Australia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Our original choice of venue two doors away was closed for a function so we decided to give this Marinades a try. It started well, we were seated quickly. Our order was taken quite quickly also. From then on, I am afraid it didn't live up to its 4 star rating. The cold water poured in our glasses was luke... More 

2 Thank Vanessa K
Ahmedabad, India
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I went with my family over there, had a awesome indian food in my point of view better then Indian Oven which is just as adjacent with the Marinades...

Thank jimsrao7
Broadbeach, Australia
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

When we travel to cairns to visit family we are always delighted when a suggestion of eating out comes up, Our first choice is for this lovely gem, authentic curries , in a lovely setting, so locals or visitors do yourself a favour and take a trip to Marinades where I'm sure you too will be impressed.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 1422

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?