This is destination restaurant for local and international visitors to Cairns. At Ochre you can be assured that the produce is local. With very well respected chef Craig Squire in the kitchen, cooking local and indigenous produce with patriotic Australian flavours, the menu is intelligent and beautifully flavoured. A thoughtful wine list offers diners a guide to eating in harmony with the chosen bottle. Ochre Restaurant has won many Australian and International awards including “Best Tourism Restaurant” for the third year running and a ‘Hall of Fame’ award.
French chef David Bres delights in using local tropical produce of the region in his menu.
Traditional Italian flavours with a modern Australian twist using local produce. Beautifully positioned on the waterfront.
C’est Bon prides itself on employing French Chefs who seek local produce. We invite you to experience the culinary delights of Chef Samuel Daquin , all the way from Lille in France.
Splash Seafood Restaurant owners, Malcolm & Megan McKay are passionate about the quality and freshness of their delicious seafood, and as a third generation fisherman Malcolm has a sharp eye for the top products. Malcolm knows and only buys the very best seafood available in Queensland and Australia.
The restaurant is decorated in a modern maritime theme showcasing charts and photos of the McKay family’s long fishing history.
PESCI’S ON THE WATER
Lou Gianola (Owner)
Marina Side of the Pier Market Place,Cairns
Phone : 07 4041 1133
Located on the waterfront at The Pier, young chef Megan Scott is passionate about local seafood. All ingredients are the freshest available and are sourced locally. Try Pesci’s Reef Bowl; a rich soup of local fish and shell fish served with garlic bread or maybe a seafood curry, complete with pappadums, raita, fragrant jasmine rice. Great for lunch and dinner looking out over the Marlin marina. Eat, Sip wine and Enjoy.
Coco’s Restaurant offers a range of dishes utilising the regions highest quality produce, cooked simply with an emphasis on flavour and freshness. Open for all day dining, Coco’s features quality products from some of Australia’s finest meat producers for your enjoyment. The Restaurant boasts a delightful nightly buffet with the morning’s catch of seafood. Sunday Brunch is a delicious combination of the seafood and breakfast buffets. In the Lobby Bar, enjoy the decadent old-world charm of High Tea, or relax in the afternoon with the delicious Tapas selection.
R&CQ Award of Excellence 2008 for Best Seafood Restaurant & Best Chef Owner. Look at our daily fish list in the menu option to see our signature of choosing a fresh fish fillet sourced locally and from around the country and then match it with one of our 6 unique cooking styles. Not a fish lover then feast your eyes through the extensive a la carte menu. Sick of seafood platters full of fruit and decorations then come in and indulge on our seafood plate for 1 or 2 with only the important ingredients – FRESH SEAFOOD!!!
Nu Nu Restaurant is situated in front of the Beach Club, at the northern end of Palm Coves’ serene shoreline, with stunning views over the Coral Sea. Winning many awards including the 2008 Gourmet Traveller Regional Restaurant of the Year Award, Nick and Jason offer a fabulous tropical dining experience. The menus at Nu Nu offer an eclectic mix of Australian food inspired by world travels and the multicultural Australian Community. Nick’s commitment to using local, and where possible, organic produce, ensures the freshest, healthiest and most delicious food available. Nu Nu prides itself on using local seafood and produce of the region in the most exciting ways.
Overlooking a palm-lined esplanade the award-winning restaurant enjoys unsurpassed ocean views and gentle sea breezes.
The cuisine created by Executive Chef Philip Mitchell stands out as a highlight in true boutique style. Philip sources produce from local waters and the Atherton Tablelands, making regular trips to nearby markets to hand-pick the freshest ingredients. Focusing on this prime local produce, the menu has an eclectic feel with Mediterranean, Asian and traditional influences blended to create a truly unique modern Australian cuisine. Careful preparation of the individual ingredients and simple execution in their combination is the key to Philip Mitchell’s creations, reflecting the very best the region has to offer.
Watch the world go by sitting at a footpath table or enjoy the air-conditioned comfort inside while professional welcoming staff spoils you with friendly attention. Taste an innovative and creative approach to modern seafood cuisine with refined dishes that reflect the clean, fresh and distinctive flavours of the tropics. Savour the freshest seafood, cooked the way you want it. Choose from crusty battered, char grilled or pan-seared fillets of Barramundi. If you are looking for Coral Trout in Port Douglas – this is the place to find it.
For over 13 years Salsa Bar & Grill has been serving ‘tropical modern Australian cuisine’ to locals and tourists alike. As a multi award winner it is easy to see why Salsa Bar & Grill has developed a reputation for having great food and fantastic service. Fans include former US President Bill Clinton and a myriad of other celebrities who each year return to Port Douglas and pre-book their tables well in advance. Located in a traditional wooden Queenslander with the sun reflecting off the polished hard wood floors, the breeze filtering through the swaying palms with views of St Marys by the sea and rainforest clad mountains, a quick bite can turn into a long lunch. Great cocktails and local produce are features in their well crafted Tropical Modern Australian menu
ON THE INLET SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
3 Inlet Street,
Phone: 0 7 40995255
On The Inlet prides itself on offering modern Australian Cuisine with a menu designed to showcase the freshest local seafood and best quality locally grown produce. The local Port Douglas fishing fleet delivers straight from the fishing grounds to our restaurant loading pontoon. Enjoy outstanding Australian and imported wines from On The Inlet’s impressive & impeccably selected wine list whilst being immersed in the incredible panoramic sunset views. A multi award-winning restaurant.
BISTRO 3 RESTAURANT
Cnr Wharf & Macrossan Sts,
Phone: 07 4099 6100
Bistro 3 is establishing itself as one of Port Douglas’s favourite restaurants. This hot spot operates a slick ‘means business’ restaurant with Evan Seaward, (a well regarded local talent), at the helm supported by an efficient, welcoming floor team. Try the tortellini of sand crab and barramundi, (where the flavours are delicate and enhanced by the shellfish bisque sauce), and the more complex ‘deconstruction’ of ‘Niçoise’ salad with barely seared yellow fin tuna. Not only visually stunning but together the flavours are quite brilliant.
The Chefs Table dinner is simply unbelievable; a food experience. Try the Grilled Nannygai with Basil Butter and Shellfish Broth. The nannygai is translucent. The buttery broth is truly magical with perfectly cooked mussels, baby octopi, clams and scallops. Every flavour is complimentary and the broth of shellfish juice and stock is superb.
Zinc Restaurant puts a lot of effort into its fresh and tropical local element. Our beef is sourced from the tablelands; our barramundi comes from Queenslands only offshore saltwater farm situated amongst the mangroves in a world heritage listed area. Our dishes include Chicken & Mango Curry, Local Prawns with green paw paw & wakami salad, Bugs with pineapple and orange salad, Chicken and papaw salad, Fresh Blue Swimmer Crab and Chilli pasta as well as Barramundi with a pine nut and orange salad. Desserts include Rum and Coconut Parfait with lime glaze and caramelized pineapple.
AT SILKY OAKS LODGE AND HEALING WATERS SPA
Finlayvale Road, Mossman (5km north of Mossman)
Tel: 07 4098 1666
Reservations: 1300 134 044
Open: 7 days 7am – 9pm
Tree house Restaurant provides spectacular rainforest and Mossman River views. The Lodge enjoys a ‘foodies’ reputation through its culinary experience with fresh local produce. Stop in for Breakfast, Morning & Afternoon Teas, Lunch or Dinner. Treat yourself further to a night in the rainforest and a relaxing spa.
DAINTREE TO COOKTOWN
DAINTREE TEA HOUSE RESTAURANT
Richard or Peter
Mossman-Daintree Road, Daintree (3km south of Daintree)
T: 07 4098 6161
Open: 10am – 4pm 7 days, Dinner by reservation only
Rainforest dining at it’s very best. The longest established restaurant in the Daintree area, specialising in locally grown products of the highest standard.
Taste the sensations of the Tropics! Australian cuisine infused with gourmet bush tucker. Fully licensed a-la-carte restaurant. All day dining – breakfast, lunch and dinner. Devonshire Teas available. Day visitors welcome.
WHET RESTAURANT CAPE TRIBULATION
Matt & Michelle Wenden
Lot 1 Cape Tribulation Road
Cape Tribulation Qld
Phone: 07 4098 0007
The latest entry into the bar and dining scene in Tropical North Queensland at Cape Tribulation is Whet. Locals describe it as ‘not quite what you’d expect to find in the Daintree but that’s why it works.’ The emphasis is on local produce, seafood hauled from the surrounding waters, fresh, clean flavours and a creative menu. Whet is fully licensed and open seven days a week for lunch, afternoon tapas & dinner.
Keith Howick Chef/ Owner
Webber Esplanade Cooktown 4895
Phone 07 40695440
Cooktown’s only fully licenced waterfront restaurant with fabulous views of the Endeavour River and food to match.Eclectic , contemporary Australian cuisine using only the freshest of local produce. Seafood direct from the boats.
EDEN HOUSE RESTAURANT
Eden House Retreat & Mountain Spa
Jason Chuck (Chef)
20 Gillies Highway
Yungaburra, Qld 4884
Reservations (07) 4095-3355
Eden House Dining Room is set in our beautifully restored heritage listed homestead in the heart of historic Yungaburra Village. Dining is also available on the timber verandahs, surrounded by our award winning tropical gardens. Our menus feature North Queensland’s best range of local produce – with a particular focus on the Atherton Tableland.
Tel: 07 4095 2235
Owner / Chef Liam Flynn offers a small ever-changing menu of superb dishes cooked from recipes straight out French & Northern Italian kitchens. Fresh local Tableland produce is used and all the food is prepared here. No artificial or convenience products are included. Vegetarian and children’s meals are available upon request. Flynn’s boasts a selection of quality wines, premium beers & top shelf spirits.
Voted Best Restaurant in FNQ–Lonely Planet 2007
Best European Restaurant in FNQ–Restaurant & Catering 2006–07 Best Chef/Owned Restaurant in FNQ–Restaurant & Catering 2006–07
MALANDA DAIRY CENTRE
8 James Street, Malanda (at Millaa Millaa Road apex) Malanda Qld 4885
T: 07 4095 1234
An innovative ‘retro’ milk bar style restaurant, showcasing the food and produce of the Tablelands region. Also includes ‘Taste of the Tablelands’ retail section and an interesting tour and museum interpretive centre for the local dairy industry. The Malanda Dairy Centre also features a museum with traditional life displays, information boards, sound scapes and artifacts providing insight into the development of the region’s dairy industry. Visitors can take the guided tour through the modern and operational dairy factory. Watch and experience the processing of milk and the making of delicious cheese.
Enjoy a lakeside meal experience at the Smokehouse Café.
Nestled on the shores of our largest lake, the Smokehouse Café provides a varied menu of fresh fish and authentic Thai flavoured cuisine. Sit back, unwind and take in the views while enjoying our tasty creations.
Being family orientated, our children’s menu provides healthy value for money meals.
With capacity to seat 50 guests, the Smokehouse Café is also BYO licensed and makes an ideal setting for you and your guest party to enjoy. Feel free to call us in advance to arrange a special menu for your group or party.
Jeff Baines is the executive chef and owner of award winning local business. Jeff creates his menu that highlights the local cuisine with top quality and very fresh produce prepared in interesting ways with unusual flavour combinations that have rarely been seen or tried before, always with fantastic results.
Hosts: Mark & Judy Evans
Japoonvale Road Mena Creek
Tel: 4065 3225
Open: every day 9-5pm
A 1930′s built, Spanish inspired, heritage listed award winning tourist attraction. Café menu offers local tea, coffee, exotic fruit smoothies, home made scones with tropical jams etc. Local produce and fruit for sale.