Food with a view in Cairns

June 11, 2015 - 3 min read

There’s no better way to enjoy a meal in Cairns than a perfect view of the water. here are some of the local favourites to go for lunch and dinner.

Time to dine out for dinner? Whether you feel like indulging in a seafood basket or tackling that juicy steak, we’ve found some waterfront restaurants in Cairns that offer simply spectacular views. Get the most from your time out by visiting these great venues.

Dundee’s Restaurant on the Waterfront

Boasting magnificent views of the water, coupled with fantastic food, it’s no wonder Dundee’s Restaurant on the Waterfront is so popular with Cairns locals. This restaurant offers all the perks of fine dining in a relaxed, and positive atmosphere that’s sure to make you feel right at home. Their food will tantalise the senses, and the view will make your evening just right.
You’ll find their menu extensive, with a huge range of meals available. From authentic ‘bush tucker’ including crocodile, kangaroo and emu, through to pastas, seafood platters, oysters, grilled meats and salads, there is something here that will tempt you. Want breakfast or lunch with a view, too? Open from 9:30am, 7 days a week, you can come here and feast any time!
Where: Harbour Lights, 3/1 Marlin Parade, Cairns QLD 4870

The Raw Prawn

Be immersed in the breathtaking views, The Raw Prawn - Cairns
Be immersed in the breathtaking views, The Raw Prawn – Cairns

If you adore oceanfront dining then you need to try The Raw Prawn. Open from 11:30am to 10pm, 7 days a week, and located on Cairns Esplanade overlooking the Trinity Inlet, this restaurant offers views like no other. Looking for the perfect backdrop for your anniversary dinner? Perhaps you need a venue for your function? Do not go past The Raw Prawn, as this fantastic seafood restaurant serves up some truly amazing fare and has its very own function room—with a bar!
Whatever your reason for stopping by, their food is going to seriously impress you. Whether you’re a seafood lover and can’t get enough delicious fresh fish, or would prefer a pasta dish, steak or char-grilled kangaroo and croc, you are sure to be satisfied with your meal. Bring the friends and family for a great night out with the perfect people and the perfect view.
Where: 101 Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870

Tha Fish

Take in the magical views on offer at Tha Fish. A multi-award winning restaurant, Tha Fish is the perfect place to relax by the water and indulge in some delectable cuisine. This Cairns restaurant has something to appease all appetites—from amazing fresh seafood dishes to a huge range of a la carte meals, you won’t be able to stop yourself!
Feast on some famous Moreton Bay bugs, or give their Moroccan seafood and chorizo hot pot a try. It’s all amazing and you won’t be disappointed. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, come for the food an stay for the view at this amazing seafood restaurant venue.
Where: Shop G7b Pier Shopping, Pier Point Road, Cairns QLD 4870
Feel like more of a cheeky drink than a full dinner out? Have a look at these great places to enjoy a mid-week drink in Cairns