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Tamarind Restaurant, Cairns City (QLD)
Tamarind Restaurant, Cairns City (QLD)

Reviews - Tamarind Restaurant

41 Wharf St, 4870 Cairns City (QLD)See map

Average price A$85

Three Course A$90


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  • Liane C.
    Liane C.

    February 25, 20231 review


    We came to Tamarind to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was amazing, Service & surrounds were wonderful and staff were lovely, friendly and very attentive. Our waiter, Smith, was exceptional. Very easy going, friendly and lovely to chat to. He also recommended meals very well and was extremely professional in his service. Thankyou. we shall return.

  • Fiona D.
    Fiona D.

    February 11, 20231 review


    Food was excellent and had the best service ever looking forward to going back

  • Gail J.
    Gail J.

    February 9, 202313 reviews


    We both had Scollops for entree. Sauce was delicious. Scollops a bit ‘stringy’. Whole Baby Barramundi main was delish! Sweets were underwhelming (watermelon layer cake which was more of a shortbread w a jelly layer) & mango marquise pretty average- when it says mango I expected more than a few minute cubes. Overall good though. We’d go again

  • Susan K.
    Susan K.

    February 4, 20231 review


    Have been coming to this restaurant for over 20 years even when it was called Antheos. Totally new staff and so different to even 2 years ago. Several times I had to get up & pour my own bottle of sparkling wine. My friend asked if he could have another drink as it was only 9.55 pm & was told “no we are closed in 5 minutes “. There was still a big table in the middle of restaurant still dining I have never known this restaurant to do this. I’ve been there some nights until 11.30pm. Very disappointing. It was also a Sat night !!

  • Lauren S.
    Lauren S.

    January 6, 20232 reviews


    Great food, service and atmosphere. They also made a complimentary chocolate strawberry platter to help celebrate my friend's birthday.

  • ADEM X.
    ADEM X.

    December 30, 20221 review


    It started with a genuinely warm welcome, followed by the best tasting, well presented food in Cairns. The staff had the best attitude I have ever come across. I would highly recommend the Tamarind for a special experience.

  • Gian Andrea T.
    Gian Andrea T.

    December 23, 20221 review



  • Beky B.
    Beky B.

    December 7, 20221 review


    Delicious Food. Fantastic service. Romantic Dinner.

  • Jodie M.
    Jodie M.

    November 26, 202210 reviews


    Atmosphere is intimate and relaxed. Menu is set, so your options are limited. Sadly none of the deserts options interested me. Will go back when they change the set menu and offer new options.

  • Andrew N.
    Andrew N.

    November 18, 20222 reviews


    We loved the food, and it was reasonably priced. They have a good wine list and staff were very attentive and accommodating. Would definitely go again.

  • Tracey D.
    Tracey D.

    October 27, 20221 review


    The staff were amazing but the standard of the meal was a little disappointing (duo of beef). If you are going to offer roast potatoes on the menu, make sure they are crunchy and aren't soggy. Also don't overcook the other vegetables on the plate

  • Suzanna He
    Suzanna He

    October 26, 20221 review


    This was the first time I went to the Tamarind Restaurant and enjoyed the experience of a beautiful setting and great food. The service was excellent, very friendlly, experienced and welcoming. If you want a special night the Tamarind Restaurant is a great place to go.

  • Jasmine M.
    Jasmine M.

    October 8, 20221 review


    comfortable seats, attentive staff, great food. I had the barramundi, hubby the steak, both tasty. I asked the waiter how to eat it and he was happy to explain. Cocktails OK, food better

  • Lorna P.
    Lorna P.

    September 8, 20221 review


    Probably the best place to eat in Cairns

  • Corrienne N.
    Corrienne N.

    September 7, 20221 review


    Wonderful atmosphere, the food was exceptional The staff were warm and welcoming Disappointed the fried rice signature dish wasn’t available

  • Kathryn T.
    Kathryn T.

    September 3, 202210 reviews


    The pork and duck curry were outstanding

  • Trevor H.
    Trevor H.

    August 30, 20221 review


    Exceptional high end restaurant with superb food, as a non drinker I think a bigger choice of zero drinks could be available on the wine list.

  • Pinar K.
    Pinar K.

    July 30, 20221 review


    This restaurant was excellent. Lovely dining room, excellent good and very polite and attentive service. The barramundi was a highlight. Thanks for a lovely evening.

  • Grant W.
    Grant W.

    July 30, 20222 reviews


    Tamarind is our go to restaurant for special occasions. The food flavors are mostly oriental in origin with some small twists to tempt the taste buds. Service is excellent and the wine list is extensive. The venue is relaxing and overall a wonderful experience awaits the patron.

  • Lisa R.
    Lisa R.

    July 29, 20221 review


    We throughly enjoyed our meal at Taramind. The staff were knowledgeable with excellent recommendations, thank you Lee! This restaurant is worth the price.

  • Kristy D.
    Kristy D.

    July 29, 20221 review


    Perfect as always. No complaints from us.


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  • Michael K.
    Michael K.

    June 15, 20221 review


    The food was lovely, the duck curry was delicious however the portion sizes were to big, our whole table couldn't finish their meals. the lady serving us also needs to lighten up a little and actually smile, not look like she was being forced to be there.

  • Penelope G.
    Penelope G.

    June 2, 20223 reviews


    The Tamarind restaurant is a must and a real find in Cairns. Excellent food and excellent service. I like how they've arranged the menu for minimally entree and main or main and dessert. Or all three courses. Lots to choose from with an excellent choice of wines. Loved it. We'll definitely be back, particularly as we are Accor Plus members.

  • Schrell R.
    Schrell R.

    May 21, 20222 reviews


    Service was excellent. However on ordering the zucchini flower entree it consisted of strips of zucchini not what was advertised. Also the salmon was not quite there with flavour.

  • Douglas N.
    Douglas N.

    May 12, 20221 review


    A bit disappointing if you've been to Tamarindo of old that won all the awards. The current iteration is closer to RSL dining than the 5 stars it was once.

  • Ryan T.
    Ryan T.

    May 5, 20221 review


    We have been here many times and it is always amazing. The service is as good as the food and is easily our favourite restaurant in town. They have a new set menu with their signature dishes which is amazing, the only downside to this is there is no steak to choose from. The eye fillet from their old menu was my wife's favourite. I always try to not have the duck curry as it is hard to pass and went for the Barra this time. Wow, the sauce and presentation was spot on.

  • Margaret J.

    March 30, 20221 review


    the food was tasty I didn't like the menu it was a set menu at one price, the presentation was too formal and no veg or salad even as optional extra. I won't go again unless there is a better menu.

  • Eddie C.

    January 8, 202212 reviews


    Very interesting menu provides Thai twisted Asian fusion on plates. Beauutiful food presentation & full flavourful taste . Service was excellent, Maggie was very attentive & provided us great dining experience. Highly recommended.

  • Jennifer K.

    December 18, 20212 reviews


    Such a shame on where we were seated, absolutely ruined what could have been a lovely evening, obviously the main restaurant was full, so we were placed in a side room with booths only two other people seated, who did ask to be moved, but the setting is all wrong, a live band came on in the casino bar, which wasn’t to our liking, so instead of hearing chatting patrons from other tables, we heard muffled singing, next time on booking Tamarind I will ask were we are going to be seated.

  • Annette A.
    Annette A.

    December 17, 20212 reviews


    Absolutely amazing as always. Great customer service and the food is delicious. Will be back again and again and again. Especially as we are Accor members.

  • Shannon W.

    December 15, 20211 review


    Absolutely amazing, could not fault a thing and the duck curry was probably the greatest thing I’ve eaten in my life. The service was fantastic especially the extra attention as we were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary


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  • Karl K.

    December 10, 20211 review


    Brilliant service, excellent staff, fantastic food! I have been dining there for years, and they never disappoint, would recommend them for fine dining anytime …

  • Trent P.

    December 3, 20212 reviews


    Loved it

  • Cheryl S.

    November 26, 20212 reviews


    Fantastic evening, food was superb.

  • Anne H.

    November 20, 20212 reviews


    Food was delicious. Duck curry (with caramelised pumpkin) and open beef wonton were superb. Loved the pork belly. Viginnie our waitress was outstanding.

  • Philip Y.

    November 19, 20211 review


    Excellent cuisine, service, ambience.

  • Mark J.

    November 16, 20212 reviews


    The service was excellent and only surpassed by the best barramundi I have eaten, and at a reasonable price. The menu is limited but has something for everyone and all of it delicious.

  • Grant W.
    Grant W.

    November 12, 20212 reviews


    Fabulous food, service and atmosphere. Attentive staff and incredible taste sensation over each course. 5 stars from me. Thanks Tamarind

  • Roxanne Wu

    November 5, 20211 review


    A favourite of locals for special occasions because it never disappoints. But just as great for an impuslive dinner if you are lucky enough to get in. The food is always fresh, tasty, but delivered with what is expected of a restaurant: surprising taste revelations or just gorgeous to devour visually.

  • TRISH M.

    November 5, 20211 review


    Our table was serviced by Kengi - he was a knowledgeable sommelier and matched the superb meals perfectly. Each meal

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