Places to Eat

Fresh Seafood

You can enjoy fresh seafood like succulent prawns, plump oysters, mud crabs, and locally caught fish at North Queensland’s restaurants. Visit seafood restaurants, waterfront cafes, or local fish and chips shops here to savour the true taste of the ocean.

Exotic Flavours

North Queensland is known for its abundant tropical fruits, such as mangoes, papayas, pineapples, and bananas. You can find these delicious fruits incorporated into various dishes, desserts, and refreshing beverages here like tropical fruit salads, exotic smoothies, or tropical-inspired desserts.

Indigenous Cuisine

Explore restaurants and cafes that offer dishes inspired by traditional Aboriginal recipes, incorporating native ingredients like bush tomatoes, lemon myrtle, macadamia nuts, and kangaroo meat. This will give you an opportunity to taste ingredients that have sustained the Aboriginal people for thousands of years.


You can visit restaurants and cafes in North Queensland that prioritise fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy farm-fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, free-range meats, and homemade preserves that showcase the region's bountiful harvest and support local farmers, making dining out a truly immersive and responsible experience.

International Cuisines

At North Queensland, you can discover a fusion of international flavours, with restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. From Asian fusion and Indian curries to Mediterranean delights, there is a wide range of options to satisfy every palate and embrace the multicultural essence of North Queensland.

Al Fresco Dining

Many restaurants and cafes in North Queensland offer al fresco dining options where you can savour your meal while soaking in stunning views of the coastline, rainforests, or picturesque landscapes. Whether it's a beachside cafe, a hilltop restaurant, or a waterfront eatery, the ambiance enhances your dining experience.

Tantalise Your Taste Buds With A Chance To Savour The Region's Unique Culinary Offerings

Australian Cuisine
Enjoy traditional Australian dishes and modern Australian fusion cuisine.
Devour fresh seafood, including fish, prawns, crabs, and oysters.
Asian Cuisines
Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Korean cuisines.
Indigenous Cuisine
Restaurants that highlight traditional Aboriginal recipes and bush tucker ingredients.

Enjoy Rich Flavours And Culinary Excellence
At These Renowned Restaurants

Nu Nu Restaurant
With a focus on modern Australian cuisine, the restaurant offers fresh seafood, local produce, and creative flavour combinations.
Tamarind Restaurant
Situated within the luxurious Pullman Reef Hotelin Cairns, Tamarind Restaurant is known for its innovative Asian fusion cuisine.
Ochre Restaurant
The menu features a variety of dishes incorporating bush tucker ingredients such as kangaroo, emu, and barramundi.
Osprey's Restaurant
The elegant setting and tranquil lagoon views create a serene atmosphere for a memorable dining experience.
Nunu Restaurant and Bar
Located in the heart of Cairns, Nunu Restaurant and Bar serves up global flavours with a focus on sustainable ingredients.
Salsa Bar & Grill
The lively ambiance, live music, and creative cocktails make it a favourite among locals and visitors alike.

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