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Paper Crane

7.7/10
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131 -141 The Esplanade, 4870 Cairns City (QLD)See map

Average price A$55

New Year's Eve (Second sitting 8:30pm - till late) A$79

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MENU New Year's Eve (Second sitting 8:30pm - till late) A$79

This preset menu includes: Settle in for the evening from 8:30pm until late for per person. + Appetisers + Entrees (to share) + Mains (to share) + Dessert (add for ) and drinks.

MENU New Year's Eve (First sitting 5:30pm - 7:30pm) A$69

This preset menu includes: Sunset seating + Appetizer + Entrée (to share) + Mains (to share) + Dessert (add for ) and drinks.

MENU Paper Crane on Christmas Day A$179

This preset menu includes: Entrée + Main + The Carvery + Sides + Dessert and Drinks

MENU Paper Crane shared-set menu A$65

This preset menu includes: Starter + Entree + Main

MENU Spiced by Paper Crane $79 two-person shared-style set menu A$79

This preset menu includes: Experience the aromatic flavours of Paper Crane with your date (or mate). Enjoy a two-course share-style set menu for per couple. It's the ultimate date night, or the perfect excuse for dinner out with a friend. + Small + Substantial

MENU Paper Crane shared-style set menu A$55

This preset menu includes: Starter + Entree + Main

Restaurant menu

  • Average price A$55
Peking duck style breast
A$26
served with Chinese pancake, vegetables, charred onion, hoisin gravy, olive and yellow mustard seed crumb (GF)(DF)(NF)
Vodka flamed prawns
A$36
Vodka flamed Far North Queensland prawns in coconut and sweet chilli cream with rice noodles with coriander and crispy noodles (GF)(NF)
Grilled eggplant Asian style
A$22
with soy sesame sauce, Asian herbs, crushed daikon, crispy rice and seaweed salad (VG)(GF)(DF)(NF)
New Year's Eve (First sitting 5:30pm - 7:30pm) A$69
This preset menu includes: Sunset seating + Appetizer + Entrée (to share) + Mains (to share) + Dessert (add for ) and drinks.

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Reviews

7.7/10
123 reviews
7.5/10

Food

7.5/10

Service

8.2/10

Ambience

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  • Feikje L.

    October 2, 20211 review

    10/10

    Great food. Lovely service.

  • Bruce W.

    June 1, 202139 reviews

    5/10
  • Stacy C.

    May 29, 20212 reviews

    5.5/10

    Drinks service terrible, staff seem disorganised - food good but spicier than anticipated.

  • Raynee M.

    May 8, 20213 reviews

    5/10

    The wait staff were polite and tentative. Entrees were tasty . Extremely disappointed in the mains though. Drinks took forever to arrive. Won’t be back for long awhile.

  • Andrea B.

    April 16, 20212 reviews

    8/10

    The food was amazing but I think there must have been some minor timing issues in the kitchen. Our waitress was great and it is a beautiful venue. I will be going back again.

    Paper Crane (Owner)

  • Anne B.

    October 15, 20201 review

    9.5/10

    The food was excellent and the locals special great value. Staff very friendly, despite having to wait a while for our drinks initially. Will come back again!

  • Elaine H.

    October 3, 20202 reviews

    10/10

    We really enjoyed our evening. The waitress was very engaging and helpful. Everyone enjoyed their meal but perhaps the duck pancakes were the least. Small plates were all delicious!

  • Jenni E.

    October 3, 20202 reviews

    9.5/10

    Great food with excellent service

  • Michelle N.

    September 19, 20201 review

    10/10

    Delicious food and ambient feel sitting outside on the deck

  • Lady Jennifer R.

    September 4, 20202 reviews

    10/10

    Tasty great atmosphere great service

  • Patrick F.
    Patrick F.

    July 18, 20203 reviews

    10/10

    Loved the food.

  • Norris C.
    Norris C.

    June 26, 20204 reviews

    10/10

    Great new menu, friendly service to reopen after the covid break

  • Zz M.

    January 21, 20202 reviews

    10/10
  • Helen W.

    January 16, 20201 review

    7.5/10

    food was great , but arrived and had difficulty getting the attention of a waiter to sit us down, even though there weren't many customers there.

  • Steve C.

    November 9, 20191 review

    4.5/10

    Slow and inattentive service, wait staff did not seem to care. The food was below expectations for the price: cafe level quality entree and mains.

  • DINAH B.

    October 16, 20191 review

    9.8/10

    The Chef Saiful is warm & friendly.

  • A A.

    September 28, 2019272 reviews

    10/10

    More choices on menu pls

  • Hadson H.

    September 27, 20192 reviews

    10/10

    Absolutely beautiful, highly recommend

  • Leigh W.

    September 25, 20192 reviews

    10/10

    Perfect Restaurant is so lovely and the colour scheme amazing Food delivery fast Delicious

  • Deon A.

    September 22, 20192 reviews

    9.5/10
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131 -141 The Esplanade, 4870, Cairns City (QLD), Australia

About the restaurant

Emulating the sights and tastes of Asia, Paper Crane offers a dining experience in Cairns like no other.

Taking advantage of tropical Queensland’s fresh produce, the modern Asian inspired menu instantly transports you to the bustling streets of Asia.

Aromatic Asian flavours are accented throughout the dishes, from the zingy ginger, chilli and shallot mud crab to the sumptuously sweet pandan sugar and coconut pancakes. Say no more!

The theatre of the kitchen extends to the dining room where whole crustaceans and large cuts are shared and presented tableside.

Thirsty? There are plenty of drinks to keep you hydrated, with wines from all around the globe and a well-rounded collection of beers and ciders. The signature cocktails don’t hurt either.

Neutral tones and raw surfaces are bolstered by strong design details, cementing this uber-cool eatery as a foodie’s nirvana.

Features

, Brunch, Good for groups, Christmas and New Year, , , Mother's Day, Travelers' Choice 2020

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