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C'est Bon Restaurant Francais

20 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 4488
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
20 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were greeted nicholas the owner who went beyond great customer service to ensure we got a table (even though we hadnt booked). We had the set 3 course menu and a bottle of wine. The food and service from the staff was excellent. Highly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Murray159
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here to celebrate our anniversary and we were beyond impressed. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and have the perfect balance between attentiveness and giving you the space to enjoy your meal. The food is wonderful. Full of flavour...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank B7490IOraerae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told a reservation is recommended which turned out to be good advice. Who would expect a french restaurant of such quality to be in Far North Queensland but here it is in Lake Street, Cairns. The Escargots were excellent and for Mains we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank RobGymeaBay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a person with a great deal of allergy, from anaphylaxis to many many many other less stressful ones... I almost stopped going out for diner. I was really stressed as a friend invited me to C'est Bon. But it was such an amazing and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ClaireFrenchie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has quaint atmosphere, wonderful service and five star food. It is French so expect very rich dishes. Rafael, our waiter, was very helpful and a pleasure. The scallops were Devine! The duck was great and the slow braised beef melted in your mouth....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 996douglash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were superb. The ocean trout was the best piece of fish I have eaten during our trip to Australia. That includes fish eaten at some of the finer Sydney restaurants. It was served with fennel. I have eaten fennel, prepared many...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pob720458p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are locals to Cairns and tonight was our first time visiting as we have always heard great things but were yet to try ourselves. The food was amazing, the wines were fantastic and the staff were helpful (wine selections) and friendly....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Case_Porta
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

It was a last minute search for the last dinner at Cairns after a half day trip. Since it was late, we had to sit outside which was ok except the noise from the birds coming home on the few big trees could be annoying....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank waihanlee
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I was not expecting a super Fresh Bistro in Cairns , but there is one - C'est Bon . C'est tres Bon . very knowledgeable sommelier , Very friendly host and delicious authentic bistro food . Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank H7312CTelizabeths
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We loved this restaurant! Great atmosphere, food and service. We chose the 3 course selected menu and in addition to being delicious was not outrageously priced. We thought very reasonable at 60 dollars per person. The wine selection was very good and the sommelier knowledgeable....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Sandra R
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24 November 2017|
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Response from AshaCairns | Reviewed this property |
No. why not check out their Web page- I can give you all the deals you require.
14 October 2017|
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Response from Ross H | Reviewed this property |
as above. along time and the current chef is excellent. staff generally very helpful, friendly and happy
11 September 2015|
Response from Mighty_Mikky | Reviewed this property |
you can check out their menu on the website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 98
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 4488
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Traditional French restaurant in far North Queensland. Established in 2003, C'est Bon is Cairns locals' favorite spot for business lunch, birthday party, romantic dinner and many more.
Nicolas the chef/owner and his team will welcome you with a bonjour and will take you to France for the time of your meal.
Our fantastic Head Waiter Kevin will make sure your evening is faultless.
The a la carte menu displays a sample of France's traditional dish for you to enjoy with why not, a bottle of wine from France, Australia or New Zealand...if you are not sure what to choose, Lina, our only Aussie of the team will be happy to help you choose what matches best your dish and your taste.
The weekly changing 3 course set menu has to be the best value in town with complimentary and unlimited bread and butter with any meal, but don't eat too much of it as Chris, our Pastry Chef, will blow you away with his creations, simply executed, well presented and most importantly to die for.
If your favorite French dish isn't on the menu, give us a call to organise it.
Whether you are a foodie, a connoisseur or a first timer with us....talk to us to make sure your evening goes the way you expected it.

Bon Appetit
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