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Tamarind Restaurant

9.2/10
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35-41 Wharf St, 4870 Cairns City (QLD)See map

Average price $85

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A popular gem amongst our premium selection of the trendiest restaurants right now

Tamarind Restaurant is the most awarded restaurant in Cairns with a coveted Chef Hat Award. Elegant and exceptional, Tamarind's Australian freestyle cuisine, handcrafted from the freshest local produce, delivers exquisite flavours, impeccably served. A flawless experience. Changing regularly with the seasons, Tamarind's menu is complemented by an impressive Australian wine list, local and imported beers and spirits, and an innovative and enticing cocktail menu.

Meet the Chef

Graeme's signature dish now is ROSEMARY GLAZED BEEF EYE FILLET with Home spiced beef pastrami, cardamom smoked beetroot, pickled Chioggia, Verde sauce ABALONE RAVIOLI with Seared Tiger prawns, roasted scallop, lemongrass, ginger, tobiko Graeme is famous for putting different flavour together and using special ingredient to create new dish like Abalone Ravioli or Wayuu beef wonton. Hi is always creative and come out with contemporary fusion of Eastern flavours and the finest regional produce. Myself as a restaurant manager and the qualified CMS sommelier to always provide the best services and the best selection of the wines to matching with our food.

Restaurant menu

Chef Graeme Miles
  • Average price $85
Poached Slipper Lobster
Char Siu Duck Liver Parfait
Karaage Fried Pork Belly

Dietary options

Gluten free,

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Reviews

9.2/10
Excellent504 reviews
9.2/10

Food

9.5/10

Service

8.9/10

Ambience

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  • Douglas N.
    Douglas N.

    12 May 20221 review

    4.5/10

    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.

    5 May 20221 review

    10/10
  • Margaret J.

    30 March 20221 review

    6.5/10
  • Eddie C.

    8 January 202212 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Jennifer K.

    18 December 20212 reviews

    8/10
  • Annette A.

    17 December 20211 review

    10/10

    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.

    15 December 20211 review

    10/10
  • Karl K.

    10 December 20211 review

    10/10

    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.

    3 December 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Loved it

  • Cheryl S.

    26 November 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Fantastic evening, food was superb.

  • Anne H.

    20 November 20212 reviews

    10/10

    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.

    19 November 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Excellent cuisine, service, ambience.

  • Mark J.

    16 November 20212 reviews

    9.5/10

    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.

    12 November 20211 review

    10/10

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

  • Roxanne Wu

    5 November 20211 review

    10/10
  • TRISH M.

    5 November 20211 review

    9.5/10

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

  • Jacki L.

    3 November 20211 review

    9.5/10
  • Rodney A.

    30 October 20211 review

    10/10
  • Kaye S.

    22 October 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Delicious Barramundi meal. Great service.

  • Shirley H.

    15 October 20211 review

    9/10
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Opening time
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Monday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

35-41 Wharf St, 4870, Cairns City (QLD), Australia

About the restaurant

Regularly touted by locals as the best hidden gem in Cairns, Tamarind Restaurant consistently wows their guests with impeccable service, calming ambiance and spectacular Asian inspired fare that never fails to impress. Among the many accolades, the shining stars at Tamarind belong to the whole crispy baby barramundi, sichuan pork belly, gold band snapper and fragrant tea smoked quail.

Best dish: Gold band snapper, garlic prawns, mango gastrique, prawn noodle, dill & onion mousse, chili jam, edamame beans, torched heirloom tomato, popcorn dust

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