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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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1 Thank Roby B
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Vanessa K
Ahmedabad, India
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

Port Douglas, Australia
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140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I recently have had the Lunch Special plate a few times when I have been in Cairns and wanting a tasty but budget lunch. I cannot recommend the Marinades lunch special more highly. It is quick in service, generous in serving and of a high quality covering a dhal, vegetable, meat and dessert composite all with condiments and generous amounts... More 

Thank Jason M
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here so many times whenever I feel like curry Authentic fresh food they have My favorite is paneer tikka with onion kulcha :) When its really busy it might be slow but.. worth it! When you're in cairns u must try!

1 Thank Huijeong K
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

we just had lunch special there! $10 each for vegetarian which include rice and three veg Indian dishes. When family come up from Sydney we also take them there for dinner knowing it will be popular with the children too. We live here visiting this Indian frequently and it never lets us down.

1 Thank David W
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were passing by and decided to give it a try. We were lucky to get a seat as it seemed most of the tables had already been booked. Right from the appetizer, food, drinks everything was excellent and to top it off, it was quite reasonable too!!!

1 Thank qwerty_uiop_159
Bendigo, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Well worth the trip to Cairns from Bendigo!! Friendly staff...fresh food...amazing selection! Fabulous to be able to watch the team in the kitchen prepare our meals. Fabulous!

Thank Anita D

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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?