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35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't let the Casino put you off. This is a great option for a simple, special, or mega meal for friends, romance, or pretty much anything.

Thank Stanthorpe
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant adds a touch of elegance in dining. The menu is sophisticated and the service is silver standard. Definitely return when in Cairns!

Thank Margie53
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was out of this world, texturally complex, balanced flavours and simply just yum! The 7 course degustation menu is perfectly sized, balanced and full of unique flavour experiences. The atmosphere is relaxed yet sophisticated, and staff were friendly and attentive! A must do...More

Thank Jeanine L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect for the ever important business dinner... Situated in the casino complex an elegant stylish restaurant. Started with martinis which were perfect then I had carpaccio which was divine, my colleagues gad scallops which looked delicious. We had the duck curry which I believe is...More

Thank DivaGoldCoast
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 4 nights and ate breakfast every morning here as well as one dinner during our stay. The dinner & breakfast was good and was one of the better places we ate during our 11 nights in Australia. What was nice about...More

Thank AVanat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Cairns booked the "Tamarind" restaurant at the Reef Casino in Cairns. This is a five star establishment, from the decor to the waiters to finally the food. Nick and his team looked after us in every detail right down to the non-shellfish menu...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Tamarind, and it really lived up to our expectations. Service is impeccable, and it has a nice ambiance. We shared the duck pate for entree; delightful! For mains, both the fillet steak with bernaise sauce and the chicken Penang...More

Thank Lyn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this restaurant. Pity about the noise from the bar next door but was still romantic. The tasting plate for entree was great as was the pork main. But the desserts were the best. The caramel glaze is the best dessert we have ever eaten....More

1  Thank NakiDebs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got very fat eating here every morning! Loved it! Order from the menu, it was all good. The coffee was also great,.

1  Thank SP_Flip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to access this restaurant from the street as they block the door from in side the casino - weird! Booked a nice quiet table as we were celebrating, but given one in the middle of the room! We had the tasting menu with paired...More

Thank Shootingstars R
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Lavinia S
Do you provide Valet Parking for Dining only?
29 April 2016|
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Response from Fritz H | Reviewed this property |
Valet parking is not necessary as there is an underground parking station with lifts to the foyer close to the restaurant, the parking station is opposite the restaurant in Abbott st. great restaurant.
Phyllis c
What is the price range?
8 February 2016|
Response from Karen_in_NoVA | Reviewed this property |
The tasting menu was $110 AUD and well worth it. Mains are in $25-45 AUD bracket.
What are your opening hours during the Christmas period (21st Dec - 26th Dec)?
3 August 2015|
Response from Nick S | Property representative |
Dear SM_Koh, Thank you for your question. Tamarind is open daily from 6pm over the Christmas period, with the exception of being closed Saturday 26th December. Booklings are alwaus recommended and the restaurant my be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$73
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
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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