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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately not the experience I remember. For such a well established resturant and a long standing Cairns establishment. C'estbon did not meet our expectations. I had hoped for a heavenly amalgamation of culture, tradition, sophistication and, perhaps above all, an evening where the family could...worship the food. a love for food. It was an evening to not look at menus but to look beyond the ingredients and techniques that go into creating a rich blend of flavors. ...we wanted a French sophisticated experience. The French flare that once lived here has mellowed the high prices increased and the service is just terrible. I wanted more. I expected more..More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious genuine French meal . We love our evening and the staff were so attentive. Could not fault any course . Will make it our go to in Cairns

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 26 October 2021

My husband and I went here for lunch and absolutely loved it. We had the 3 course lunch special which they change regularly and thoroughly enjoyed each and every mouthful. The setting along with the staff make you feel like you really are in France....If you're in Cairns, this restaurant is a must !!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 15 October 2021

We had a truly wonderful French meal. The food was very authentic and the restaurant had a good French ambiance. Good value for money. Will definitely return next time we are in Cairns.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 10 October 2021

Due to COVID-19 we had a very long extended stay in Far North Queensland, so we were able to have lunch at C'est Bon 3 times over the past few months. Each time we had the 3-course lunch which changes weekly and has 3 choices...each of starter, main and dessert. At $50 per person which includes a glass of wine this is great value. Definitely fine dining at a mid-range price at lunch. The food here is exceptionally good and many of the dishes are old-time French favourites -- for example I had the coq au vin on our last visit and if I closed my eyes I could easily imagine that I was in France as the sauce had the same delicious flavour of traditional French cooking. Keep up the good work! We will visit again when we are able to come back to Cairns.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 29 September 2021 via mobile

Our family of four (twin teens) had a pretty awesome meal here. We started with a little duck entrée, a few tasty green beans on the side and then chose beef, lamb and pork for plats principaux. They were all delicious if totally environmentally scandalous....But, the desserts… oof… they were totally stunning. The cherry soufflé was ordered with a little trepidation as none of us had ever ordered one before. It was amazeballs. (the mousse and crème brûlée were also awesome). The waitstaff were all totally professional, and some were actually French, or at least had very accomplished french accents. There were some très french paintings and music to add to the ambience. Between mains and dessert, we reminisced on our last trip to France, and briefly forgot about the pandemic. Not cheap, but so worth the splurge, and no more than many restaurants on the pier!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 22 September 2021

We had the two course meal at lunch for $40-45. Very nice entrees and mains were duck and steak all beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. Only negative is the rock and dance music in background. Fine dining should never be exposed to party or supermarket...music. Far better choices but owners and managers these days are clueless. Do go for the food.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 20 September 2021

Try and eat here everytime i visit Cairns as it is always on song - great food, great staff, and a great wine list. Happy to come back once all the COVID restrictions on travel are gone

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

Outstanding experience for our anniversary dinner on their ‘date night’. Food was basically perfect, no more words needed.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is absolutely fabulous, the waiters were extremely polite and so good at their job, the service was excellent, the food was fantastic , we both had 3 courses including a bottle of our favourite French champagne, every course was delicious, when we arrived...our table had a big happy anniversary written across the table which made us both feel a bit special, we had eaten there last year for our 30th anniversary , this year they had remembered it was our anniversary as we had not said anything when booking. The owner of the restaurant came to our table and greeted us upon our arrival, we were visiting from Adelaide and made feel very welcome There is not one thing I could fault with the entire night, best restaurant we have dined at for the whole year , well worth the trip just to dine here, we’ll definitely keep coming back as it’s always so goodMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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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 Mikaela W | Reviewed this property |
you can check out their menu on the website
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C'est Bon Restaurant Francais is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5