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Waterside Resaurant

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145 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 4688
06:00 - 09:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Gordonvale, Australia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
Sydney, Australia
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398 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 tables as we didn't have a booking...she said she would check...she never got back to... More 

Thank Jace_disgrace
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

they were very busy when I went in to grab breakfast and we only had a few minutes before our boat left. They were quick and got our food in no time thank you

Thank Jennifer M
Gold Coast, Qld
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

We went here for a few drinks before dinner. Great spot with comfy lounges, or sit at the bar. It is at the end of the pier/marina and is a great little find.

Thank DonnaGoldCoastQld
freeport NY
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264 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

We had a couple of drinks and listened to live music in this upbeat, hip place. Loved it. I can recoomend it.

Thank popsrocks99
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Take a nice stroll to the end of the marine to find this bar / restaurant. We had lunch, the seafood platter and bowl of chips was plenty for two, lovely to sit outside in the sun as well. I imagine it gets very busy in the summer. Well worth a visit.

Thank Grovsie68
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

More guests at Cairns Plaza should use this restaurant as the food was great and well priced especially their $12 steak deal on Saturdays. See my review of the hotel

Thank Whodnee
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

We ordered the Croc for entree which was really expensive. It was so tough we couldn't eat it and nobody seemed to care either, so we paid the bill and left. Decor was apt and the tables were clean and set well.

Thank Annette122

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
06:00 - 09:00
06:00 - 09:00
06:00 - 09:00
06:00 - 09:00
06:00 - 09:00
06:00 - 09:00
06:00 - 09:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?