Mondo on the Waterfront


Average price $35

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $35 Special request
Asian style chicken wings (g)
Mondo´s mezze (g)
Crispy fried coconut prawns (g)
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Ratings & Reviews

based on 72 reviews
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Quality of food :7.7/10
Service :6.4/10
Setting :7.2/10
  1. Maree W.
    Maree W.
    • one review

    We booked by email a week ago and were seated outside in inclement weather. Request to sit inside was denied. Wait staff advised us wine we ordered was unavailable and replacement option started with C! Didn't know label and offered sample between 2 and still not the name of the wine. 2 options of chicken dishes were unavailable. There was no lighting at our table and we could not see what we were eating. Started to rain and took 5 minutes for umbrellas to be put up. Waiter didn't know our table number. Charged for an extra bottle of wine. Overall, very disappointing experience.

  2. Raynee M.
    Raynee M.
    • one review

    When first arriving we were seated inside, within 2 metres of the bar service area. Needless to say being NY Eve it was busy and because of this it was uncomfortable. However we asked ‘VANESSA’ ( a wait staffer) and she moved us to outside right on the water front. BRILLIANT. A big thank you to VANESSA. The food was great. Even though the entrees and the mains were brought out within minutes of each other. Overall , the setting was fabulous and thanks to VANESSA the night was great.

  3. Crystal  C.
    Crystal C.
    • 2 reviews

    Super quick and super yummy, even on New Years Eve

  4. Ty B.
    Ty B.
    • one review

    Staff member couldn’t use eftpos as it was flat had to wait for it to charge. Then gave him list of drinks and entree. Out of 7 drinks was able to get 5 then had to wait for 2 cocktails one of which they missed. 5 minutes after giving drink order. Gave a list of main meals while eating entree mains came out within 10 minutes like took awhile to get entree so it was like all cooked at once. I have eaten here before and has been great with good service but not so much on this occasion.

  5. Sean And Rachel M.
    Sean And Rachel M.
    • 2 reviews

    The food was excellent last night. Each time we go during school holidays, we need to remind the staff that kids eat free - according to the website. It appears that some staff are not aware of this and you can be easily charged unnecessarily. Otherwise, we felt it was excellent!

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews

    Had the lunch special, the salmon wings were not too tasty but enjoyed the main meal. They didn't have Diet Coke or Pepsi, just regular which was a slight bummer! Beautiful views!

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 244 reviews

    Came for the lunch which is excellent value. The salmon wings are deep friend, the main is amazing and the drink...they were out of diet coke. so just had the water. the main was good though. they forgot to send the salon to me before so had it as dessert.

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 247 reviews

    Best barramundi I've had in awhile and they let me sub vegetables for the potatoes- light and fresh. Thanksgiving

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews

    Nice value for the view, also saw a lunch special board for $15 inclusive of Drinks- will be back!

  10. Sharmayne M.
    Sharmayne M.
    • one review

    This place has the best view, but the menu leaves much to be desired, half of us struggled to find something to eat so had to make do. When we arrived a staff member was making cocktails, but she never looked at us to say she will be with us soon, she just totally ignored us, not a good start to the lunch, however the other staff members were amazing

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews

    Food was great, staff were friendly and helpful.

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 292 reviews

    Not at all organised staff. Took a long time to place drink and meal orders. No table service. Quite expensive and very average food. Half our parties food arrived and the rest came 15 minutes later. Nice place to sit but won’t be back in a hurry.

  13. Markus C.
    Markus C.
    • one review

    Stood at the counter for a while till i realized that you just take a seat then order at the counter. Team members need to communicate with customers more. Meals are a great price, but are just a bit to large. Service was lacking not 1 single team member asked us how was the meal also when they put the meal down at least say please enjoy, i know they are busy but manners would not go astray. The tables need a bit of attention they are dirty and uneven, had to move a couple of times to get a decent table.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 244 reviews

    Service not great! Food ok

  15. Eddie W.
    Eddie W.
    • one review

    Awesome dinner and views table by the water was brilliant and service to the table was very timely

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews

    We were there at lunch time(First time!) .......The food were way too below average, I don’t think we will come back again at lunch time.

  17. Graham J.
    Graham J.
    • one review

    Good honest value for money dining set in a fabulous location on the waterfront.

  18. Graeme B.
    Graeme B.
    • one review

    Time waiting for meals excellent

  19. Gaynor B.
    Gaynor B.
    • one review

    Great atmosphere, especially on a cool night with no rain if seated outdoors. Food is very good. Great value. Service is quick. Got meals super quick

  20. Jennifer M.
    Jennifer M.
    • one review

    Friendly staff...

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How to get to the restaurant

34 ESPLANADE, 4870, Cairns City (QLD), Australia, RestaurantAddress

About the restaurant

Dinner with a view

Locals know where to find the best bites, and that’s why you’ll find the locals here.

The award-winning Mondo on the Waterfront is a unique al fresco venue that encapsulates everything that's great about North Queensland, offering a beautiful dining setting with stunning views of the Trinity Inlet.

Whether it’s a casual coffee, a family gathering, business lunch or cheeky cocktail, indulge in flavours from around the world and experience, with signature dishes like Mondo barbecue and sizzling fajitas!

Best dish: sizzling fajitas of course!



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