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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Steakhouse, Australian
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Sponsored by: Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best steak in ages
1. Best steak in ages
"If I've ever had a better steak, I can't remember when."
Mr_Candid
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2. The best steakhouse in Cairns
2. The best steakhouse in Cairns
"Honestly the best steakhouse I've been to."
trentnolan
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3. Excellent service
3. Excellent service
"Excellent service from staff helpful friendly and attentive"
john134706
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Reviewed yesterday

Cairns knows how to serve up great food and this place was up there in the top 5 places we ate, only downside is that we only ate here once. Staff were world class and deserve accolades on every level. Great happy vibe, excellent table...service, and drinks to make you forget about the last 2 years and really enjoy yourself. Highly recommend with out any hesitation 🍷🍺🥃🥂👍More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic meal and fantastic service. Every bite was incredible. Melt in your mouth steak. The pear, blue cheese and walnut salad was perfect side to the steak. My expectations were very high when we went, and I must say they exceeded those expectations. In a...world that feels like there are not enough employees- somehow Waterbar has found enough staff. All who are all friendly and professional.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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WaterbarManager99, Marketing at Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Jodie for this amazing 5-star review! Warm words like this truly mean the world to our entire team here at Waterbar & Grill. It is amazing to hear that we exceeded your high expectations. We look forward to your next visit. Tropical Regards,...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent steaks at the Pier in Cairns. Good portion size with choice of chips or garlic mash potato. Not cheap but the meals are great.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I really can’t thank them enough. I came for the steak and got so much more!!! Every course was just perfect!!! And the service was beautiful. Will be making this a regular for us locals.

Date of visit: May 2022
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WaterbarManager99, Marketing at Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Sarah for this fantastic review! We're so happy to hear that we have consistently provided you with five-star food and service. We really appreciate your lovely words and we look forward to your next visit. Tropical Regards, Waterbar & Grill.

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Cairns and we always have a delicious meal. It is always very busy so it pays to book which you can easily do online.

Date of visit: May 2022
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WaterbarManager99, Marketing at Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for this awesome 5-star review! It's always warming to be considered someone's favourite restaurant in Cairns. We're so happy to hear you always enjoy your dining experience with us. Tropical Regards, Waterbar & Grill.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a table of 8 and the staff were more than accommodating! The service was warm, friendly and whilst some of the staff were training they were fantastic! The food all around the table was superb, great wine list and Affogatos to finish were...perfect. Definately recommend for a quality, hearty meal.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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WaterbarManager99, Marketing at Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Carissa for this glorious review! There's nothing better than when a spontaneous booking becomes an amazing evening. It's great to hear you appreciated the warm service and enjoyed the food, wine & dessert. We look forward to your next visit. Tropical Regards, Waterbar...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The service impeccable with amazing food. Had the peri peri prawns and was not disappointed. Waitress was a delight as were the other staff. Made our second last night in Cairns a great experience

Date of visit: May 2022
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WaterbarManager99, Marketing at Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for this fabulous 5-star review Tonia! We're so glad we could make your last night in the beautiful Cairns extra special. The Peri-Peri prawns are truly a crowd favourite! Looking forward to your next visit. Tropical Regards, Waterbar & Grill.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd forgotten that steak could be so good. The skewer steak was presented in such a unique way that it was a talking point for our table. All of the staff were friendly and welcoming and everybody's food was delicious.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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WaterbarManager99, Marketing at Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Scott for such a fantastic review! It's lovely to hear you regard Waterbar & Grill as a bucket list restaurant. We hope to be put on the top of everyone's Cairns bucket list! We're so glad you enjoyed our succulent steak & we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We quietly celebrated our 30th anniversary with dinner at The Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse. Service was fabulous, wine & cocktails lovely, & the food was amazing!

Date of visit: May 2022
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WaterbarManager99, Marketing at Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you, Shaz for such a positive review. We're honoured we could be a part of such a special milestone. It's lovely to hear that every aspect of your dining experience was amazing. We look forward to your next visit. Tropical Regards, Waterbar & Grill.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was fabulous however our experience was not. we booked for four people and got sat at a 2 person table. We were extremely quashed and could barely enjoy our time being on top of one another. Asked the manager to move as we...booked for four and we’re rudely told no. Quiet disappointingMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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WaterbarManager99, Marketing at Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Isabelle for leaving your feedback. We're so glad you found the food fabulous! We're sorry to hear the seating arrangements were unfavorable. We will further investigate this situation so we can ensure this doesn't happen again in future proceedings. Apologies again for any...More

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Brian F
31 January 2018|
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Response from DeeDeeCee | Reviewed this property |
Hi, 2 mains, a side and 3 alcoholic drinks cost us $102. $250 should be enough for a decent dinner.
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Sebastian H
16 December 2017|
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Closed Christmas Day
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24 November 2017|
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Hello - the maximum we can take is 160 people
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Waterbar & Grill Steakhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4