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Meet the Chef

Daniel Peters has been working as Head Chef at C’est Bon since January 2018. Since beginning his career in 2004 with a school based apprenticeship, Daniel has worked in the kitchens of the best restaurants across Cairns and Townsville. Being Head Chef has provided Daniel with the opportunity to examine and hone his skills in traditional French cuisine whilst having the freedom to give it a modern flair – something he loves to play with.

Restaurant menu

Average price $75 Special request

Chef Daniel Peters recommends…

Le boeuf braisé
$39

Slow cooked beef shoulder on wet rub | potato gratin | sautéed mushroom | speck | rich red wine sauce (wet rub: citrus-herbs-garlic-celery-paprika-onion-coffee)

Le porc
$39

Twice cooked pork belly | corn purée | charred corn | Roasted carrots | hazelnut crumble | puff quinoa | thyme jus

Le canard
$40

Confit duck leg | butternut two ways | cured zucchini | Kirsh cherries | confit celery | black pepper cherry sauce

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.2/10
based on 266 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. James T.
    James T.
    • 30 reviews
    9.5/10

    Very good French style restaurant with excellent and well informed staff. Recommended

  2. Sailesh G.
    Sailesh G.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    The restaurant had a great atmosphere and a very welcoming staff. Great selection of seasonal foods and exceptional wine list. Unfortunately we were let down by one of the desserts (the souffle of the day seemed slightly undercooked).

  3. CYNTHIA  L.
    CYNTHIA L.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Cest Bon has always proud itself by excellent and efficient service especially when Nickolas is around.The lunch specials had a variety of choices and the food was very tasty

  4. Rosalind B.
    Rosalind B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food, service and atmosphere superb. Vegan food was beautiful and the GF range was plentiful. We highly recommend C’est Bon. Irf you want a quiet spot ask for the Cellar. You are still in the restaurant but it's quieter.

  5. Maria R.
    Maria R.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Every time I visit Cairns I make sure I book a table for the Friday lunch special. The options and choices are very good. Fantastic value, excellent food and great ambiance.

  6. Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great service and food friendly staff. We went for our wedding anniversary we will be back.??

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews
    7.5/10

    Really enjoyed the meal and service

  8. Kevin C.
    Kevin C.
    • 5 reviews
    8/10

    Great atmosphere and service, but we may have have chosen the food not best suited to us.

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 275 reviews
    9.25/10

    Lovely ambience, attentive staff and very good range in the menu selection.

  10. Catherine S.
    Catherine S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Incredibly tasty and well presented. Our favourite special place, never disappoints

  11. Sabina H.
    Sabina H.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    We celebrated a friend’s Birthday and the service plus standard of our breakfast was the Best ! We have dinned there before over the years and never had a ‘ bad ‘ experience !! Sabina Hart

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    6/10

    It’s ok, probably won’t go back again.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 251 reviews
    9/10

    Only thing I would change is the size of the table. A little on the small side for 2 people. Other than that it’s a lovely restaurant with fantastic food. Highly recommend

  14. David D.
    David D.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    French onion soup is my favourite i requested it in my reservation 2 weeks before dining but it did not happen hopefully next time

  15. Julia M.
    Julia M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We had a terrific value breakfast and prior to that a set menu dinner with friends. It’s great value for top quality food with great friendly service.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 260 reviews
    10/10

    Beautiful food and friendly service

  17. Monika F.
    Monika F.
    • one review
    8.75/10

    The Service was perfect. The wagyu beef ( entree) a bit overcooked. In total the quality of the 3course menu was very good.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 246 reviews
    10/10

    C'est Bon has been consistently among the top restaurants in Cairns for more than a decade. While perfect for any special occasions we found it surprisingly affordable for gourmet french cuisine.

  19. MacDonnells Law M.
    MacDonnells Law M.
    • one review
    10/10

    C'est Bon is one of Cairns best restaurants

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews
    9.25/10

    Always a great experience and lovely food

More information

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Please specify whether you would like to be seated Inside or Balcony area in the comments. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Thank you

How to get to the restaurant

20 lake street, 4870, Cairns City, Australia

About the restaurant

As Cairns’ only truly French restaurant, we consider your visit an indulgent journey of the senses. We pride ourselves on being delightfully, authentically, classically French, yet always affordable and fitting in with smart casual tropical dining.

It’s the perfect marriage of French sophistication and down-to-earth local charm. With all the trappings of our training in traditional French cuisine, we also acknowledge the splendor and abundance of fresh local produce, blending the two to bring you a true taste of France – North Queensland style.

Likewise, we offer the best of Australasian wine choices.

Of course, there are some things that can only be procured in France, which we import, but our aim is to source the finest local produce, wherever possible.

Established in 2003, C’est Bon’s French chefs’ culinary talents come to the fore each week with great specials, while staying true to our valued customers’ wishes.

It culminates in a clever blend of authenticity with modern touches. A restaurant for every event, from big celebrations to a romantic tete-a-tete, Nicolas and his team have a flair for making your visit special.

We are located at the entrance to Village Lane in Lake Street, near Pullman Cairns International Hotel, Pullman Reef Hotel Casino and Cairns Convention Centre.

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