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Paperbark Restaurant

9.3/10
54 reviews

Average price $55

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $55 Special request
180g black angus sirloin
$28

House made mustard, cos lettuce, tomato salad and hand cut chips

Beer battered blue threadfin
$23

Petite salad, hand cut chips and homemade sauce tartar

Vegetable coconut stew
$20

Local seasonal greens, steamed jasmine rice, crushed peanuts and chilli

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.3/10
based on 54 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.6/10
  1. Lip Shien A.
    Lip Shien A.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Staffs were friendly and very considerate despite we were taking our time before ordering. The main dishes were well presented and very delicious. Desserts were superb too! Overall very pleasant experience, highly recommended!

  2. Brian R.
    Brian R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This totally amazing place, in the middle of the tranquility of a rainforest, and still on the brink of a wonderful unspoiled tropical beach, has to be experienced, and the food I give 3 Michelin stars

  3. Michelle M.
    Michelle M.
    • 6 reviews
    9/10

    Lovely ambiance, friendly staff.

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 297 reviews
    10/10

    I have eaten at the restaurant a few times, and the food and the service have never let me down

  5. Matthew L.
    Matthew L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Dishes are on the pricey end but are suitably delicious and the location and staff are fantastic.

  6. Chris p.
    Chris p.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent night

  7. Janelle E.
    Janelle E.
    • one review
    3.75/10

    Lived in Cairns all my life, wanted somewhere relaxing and somewhere we have never been to celebrate father’s day with the family, have 90 year old grandma and sign out front said parking full so we could not drive into car park and had to park down the street and walk only to get in and see 5 spare car parks .. the relaxed atmosphere was the best thing as we nearly had the whole restaurant to ourselves which I thought was surprising considering it was father’s day but on inspecting menu and prices I think I got the answer .. the waitress offered to bring water for the table but forgot to mention 1 bottle of water was $24 ?? I think it may have been cheaper to order a bottle of wine, when I received the bill I was blown away with amount as the boys had 1 beer each $16 a beer. The fish and chips were pretty average and I’d rate it to my nearest fish and chip shop and the 1 thing you look forward 2 on special occasion is the dessert .. hmm 3 choices on menus so choose the best of the 3 only to be told they don’t have it ????? So out comes a pretty ordinary chocolate mousse in a massive salad bowl ?? ok we laughed at that but we weren’t laughing at the price for four small chocolate mousses $76.. staff were new and lacked knowledge but were friendly enough but I don’t see this restaurant as a family destination restaurant or 1 I could recommend to friends and I can’t see myself returning and thats a shame as the restaurant itself is stunning and relaxed, I wish them well and hope they take this criticism as constructive ??

  8. Jason  C.
    Jason C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing atmosphere Fantastic service Delicious food What more can you ask for.

  9. Laura P.
    Laura P.
    • 5 reviews
    9/10

    Lovely restaurant with excellent food. Entrees were some of the best we have had. Highly recommended

  10. Douglas T.
    Douglas T.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Peaceful among the paperbarks

  11. Bob B.
    Bob B.
    • one review
    10/10

    We are locals who have just moved down the road and are so glad we have found this hidden gem, we had a wonderful family breakfast and will definitely be regulars Regards Bob bartulovic

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

    Great service and wonderful place, always coming back when there is an opportunity

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    6/10

    Took 45 mins to get food and we were the only people in the restaurant. Prawns were very dry and chicken wings a bit dry and bland. Caesar salad was good as were the roast potatoes. Provided feedback but it wasn’t really acknowledged. The view and location is amazing.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    8.25/10

    A diverse menu, with prompt service and attentiveness. A little more formal than what one would expect for the Cairns location, with great ambience provided by the open air dining. We will have to consider the degustation option next time, the options we chose were delicious.

  15. Anne H.
    Anne H.
    • one review
    10/10

    I found out about the restaurant quite by accident, and have loved coming here a few times a year with friends and family ever since. They say it's like being in the rainforest

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    9/10

    Lovely location, and wonderful service

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 274 reviews
    9.25/10

    Presentation was excellent & the steaks were cooked as ordered

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews
    7.75/10

    The pesention of the dishes where more impressive than the taste... For example the sirlion on bone had less taste than the beautiful kangaroo tartare that had heaps of flavour... Overal good dishes but nothing 'special ' setting was great.. Could use some more ambiance music ... Wine selection was great.. We loved the sauv Blanc...

  19. Justin Y.
    Justin Y.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had lunch. The service was Australian hospitality at its best, informal, but warm, friendly and welcoming. The setting is gorgeous, right by the paperbark wood by the beach. It is not air conditioned, (when we were there) but cool and comfortable. The food was also lovely.

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

    Beautiful setting, very friendly service, delicious food. We are definitely going back next time we go to Kewarra Beach

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How to get to the restaurant

80 Kewarra Street., 4879, Kewarra Beach (QLD), Australia

About the restaurant

Tree top dining

Nestled amongst ancient melaleuca trees, Paperbark Restaurant offers a truly unique dining experience in Queensland's far north. Here a renowned kitchen brigade uses top quality local produce combined with Mediterranean influences and techniques to create a truly sumptuous menu. Be tempted by the exquisite local seafood, and be wowed by the diverse range of flavours that are on offer from breakfast right through until dinner. Dishes reflect the rich diversity of Tropical Australia and the menus are changed daily, moving with the seasons. Housed within the Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa why not make a weekend of it and stay overnight in the stunning adjoining accommodation. Whatever you decide, a meal at Paperbark is bound to be a special one.

Best dish: crispy skinned pan roasted barramundi.

Features

Australian, Mediterranean, Seafood

Services

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