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Waterside Resaurant

$$ - $$$
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 4688
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  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
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“steak” (3 reviews)
“great food” (2 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Best meal ever and a glorious view of esplanade and surrounds .service was great also 👌A must if you are looking for quality and service

Thank KayeGustas
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We were a group of nine. Service was fantastic, very attentive and even though different waiter/waitress delivered our meals they knew who had order what. The waiter who was from Birmingham in the UK was especially good. Food was amazing. Four of us had the...More

Thank samantha w
Reviewed 24 November 2017

We had a super meal the first night and enjoyed it so much we went back again - a big mistake. First night we'd had super service, tasty food and a great evening, second visit was bland & average food which was a disappointment and...More

Thank Jinny232
Reviewed 26 September 2017

When visiting cairns if you like great food with fantastic views over the marina then make sure you book for the Waterside. my recommendation would be the steaks, I had one of the best steaks I have ever eaten, great staff very attentive and friendly...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Was really disappointed that this restaurant was only open for breakfast. We stayed at the Cairns Plaza Hotel for 4 nights and would certainly have eaten there for dinner and drinks, but sadly they didn't open. Breakfast was fine, but the poor girl waiting on...More

Thank Anzac2015
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I stopped here for lunch after a Sunday morning walk. A lovely setting and the steak I had was cooked exactly as requested. Good friendly staff with prompt service.

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Good food, not really special but OK. Nice staf. Beautiful view over the harbor. We spend a pleasant evening here.

Thank WJF1507
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This place is accross the road from Bagus Cafe. The fish is superb. The burgers are awesome. Staff are very friendly and it is a family friendly place.

Thank INDIGOchic
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Waterside Restaurant is a in the Cairns Plaza Hotel where I stayed recently. They only do breakfast and it was your average buffet fare. Eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, mushrooms, etc. You can also have continental breakfast if you like.

Thank Kaz960
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We had a look at the menu out the front then decided we would like to eat here...we were ignored and overlooked numerous times when we waited at the front to be served. When we were approached, i asked the lady if there were any...More

Thank Jace_disgrace
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Breakfast, Dinner
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6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 4688
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