We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Harbour Lights 1 Marlin Pde, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 0399
06:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,646 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,521: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food & an amazing view! We mentioned it was a bday lunch and the staff surprised us with a complimentary pavlova "cake" including sparklers & singing staff. It was fabulous & the bday girl loved it! Very impressed with the extra special touch.

Thank BaxtaBear
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Able to make a vegan dish that was pretty delicious. Great service. Fun and atmosphere each night we went

1 Thank Travelsof10DR
Port Douglas, Australia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Harbour Lights just above this restaurant and the tariff included breakfast at Kick start at Dundee's. This is one of those rare places that opens at 6am for early risers like ourselves - we hat waiting around until 7am for many lazy places to open. This place with water vies, pleasant setting and great staff, first rate... More 

1 Thank Peter M
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The menu as very varied with lots of options and reasonably priced. Meals were very generous in size an quick to arrive. Delicious! Drink service was slow, and being hot day had to continually ask for water. In saying that- staff were very accommodating and friendly. We were seated inside under the air conditioner which was dripping and it was... More 

Thank 72ross
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful setting on the waterfront Food service efficient and very pleasant Good broad menu with lots of taste options A bit over priced for quality and presentation of dishes. Makes for a delightful evening

Thank Leonard B
h123987s, Manager at Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront, responded to this review

Hello Leonard, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of our restaurant. We are happy to hear that you had a delightful evening. We are indeed very fortunate to be situated right on the waterfront with wonderful views of the Marina, Trinity Inlet and the mountains as it really does add to the overall ambience of the... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate Dinner here and had the rib eye fillet with a side dish of snap peas. Service was good and the steak was cooked perfectly.

Thank Corey557
h123987s, Manager at Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront, responded to this review

Hello Corey, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience with us at Dundees. We love hearing that our guests have had a good evening with us and are delighted that you enjoyed your rib eye fillet. We hope to see you back at Dundee's again in the future. Best regards Dundee's Management More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner, good food. Friendly and helpful staff. Not too expensive for the location. Would go again!

Thank Tweety1004
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was amazing sadly the service could do with some work. We did have a great night though. What a beautiful location, right on the waterfront

Thank Brad-Christine
Portland Maine
Level Contributor
66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this place for the location and did not want to have dinner at the same restaurant as the previous night. We never were sure who our server was; we seemed to have multiple different ones. I was guided by our original server to not order the lobster (being from Maine that was a good thought). I only ordered... More 

Thank ButlerPortlandMaine
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with great staff. Arrived with no reservation, but seated immediately. Only hiccup was that steak ordered medium rare came medium well and slightly warm, which manager remedied on the spot along with a complimentary beverage of choice. Very nice touch and much appreciated. Reorder was perfectly prepared and served hot. Husband's seafood also delicious. First class all the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
h123987s, Manager at Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It really is very important to us that our guests enjoy their dining experience with us. If any of our guests are not happy with a certain dish we will always do whatever we can to rectify the problem, if given the opportunity. Very happy to hear that your husband enjoyed... More 

Travellers who viewed Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront also viewed

Cairns, Cairns Region
Cairns, Cairns Region

Been to Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Lights 1 Marlin Pde, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 0399
Overlooking Trinity Inlet at the Waterfront Harbour Lights, Dundee's Restaurant and Kickstart on the Waterfront at Dundees captures three ingredients -- great food, great location and perfect ambience. Dundees has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in which couples, parties and families can all feel welcome at any time of the day. Dundee's specialises in Australian beef, fresh seafood, pasta and salads, there is a dish to cater for every tastebud. Kickstart is the perfect place to Kickstart your day. It offers hearty and healthy breakfast and brunch options in the morning

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?