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Mondo on the Waterfront

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Asian, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Marlin Pde 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4052 6780
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11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 11:00
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Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Once a favourite place to eat. The food this evening was dreadful...overpriced, cold calamari , so-called tiger prawns not grilled as stated....also cold. Even the salad was bad. Wait staff were friendly, venue still a lovely setting, but I won't be eating there again. My friend felt the same. There is a lot of competition close by now....they need to... More 

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Thank Kaye F
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to love visiting Cairns for the chance to go back to Mondos each time, but sadly it is not as good as it used to be. Food was not up to previous experience and drinks are quite pricey. It's still popular for it's location on the waterfront but no longer on my list of places to visit in Cairns.

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Thank Michael M
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Michael M Thank you very much for your feedback via Tripadvisor, I am disappointed to read your comments and will make sure they are passed on to our head chef for review. Please contact me via email below so I can find out what dishes you have mentioned in your review. Kind Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer F&B Manager Marcus.kerschbaumer@Hilton.com More 

Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in at Mondos for a quick brunch and decided to have a burger which was a little slow to be delivered but was quite tasty . We have been there before and felt their standards had slipped a little but it was still a pleasant experience .

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Thank laso629
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Laso629 Thank you for your feedback and thank you for mentioning the tasty burger and I am glad you enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere as well. Could you please email me with some more feedback regarding the standards that have slipped, I would love to get more info so we can rectify the problem. I hope we can welcome you... More 

Cairns, Australia
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come here sometimes but this time was with some friends for lunch before going to the basketball. I got the angus bacon burger and chips and the patty was cooked perfectly and the chips were great as well. Always a great atmosphere on the waterfront, was hot but a nice breeze under the tree, staff are friendly and accommodating. Definitely... More 

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Thank Chris R
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Chris R Thank you for taking the time to review Mondo on the Waterfront via Tripadvisor, I am very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for mentioning the yummy burger, we use premium Wagyu beef in our beef patties and that shows in the taste and flavour. I hope we can welcome you back... More 

Tasmania
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for lunch twice and once for dinner. The service staff were all very young but very polite and professional. The food was fresh and well prepared and tasty. The location was just lovely. We will return if we are back in Cairns.

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Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear LindaC11 Thank you very much for taking the time to review us via tripadvisor, I am very happy to read that you enjoyed the polite and professional service, fresh and tasty food as well as the lovely location. We are all looking forward welcoming you back on your next trip to Cairns. Marcus Kerschbaumer F&B Manager Marcus.kerschbaumer@hilton.com More 

Cairns, Australia
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A large group had a Christmas gathering here recently. We ordered separately but all the meals were delivered quickly and together. The meals were very generous and extremely tasty. It was lovely sitting outside and we would go here again.

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Thank Kingsofoz
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Kingsofoz I am very glad to read that you enjoyed your company Christmas party at Mondo on the Waterfront. We are very popular for events and company gatherings because of the fact that guest can order and pay individually for their meals and drinks and there is no need to order a set menu. I hope we can welcome... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dinned here this afternoon with my wife & two small kids. My wife asked the waiter to clean the booster seat which is horrendous looks like it only gets clean when the storm comes in. Anyhow they never came to clean it. We ordered the steak & the seafood. Possibly the smallest piece of barramundi you will ever see,... More 

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Thank ASeyed
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear ASeyed Thank you for taking the time to review us via Tripadvisor, I am very disappointed that you didn't enjoy your meals or the service provided when you visited us a few days ago, this is not the normal standard that Mondo on the Waterfront is known for. I will pass on your comments to our restaurant supervisor and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has the calamari while others had a range of salads and fish dishes. Food was very tasty; particularity for a lunch. Nice breeze get the place cool and the view was great.

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Thank Corey557
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Corey 557 Thank you very much for taking the time to review Mondo on the Waterfront via Tripadvisor. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the meals and the atmosphere and hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer Food & Beverage Outlets Manager Marcus.kerschbaumer@hilton.com More 

Bordeaux, France
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful terrace near the water and the port in Cairns, good food, good wines, reasonable prices, used by locals, very good atmosphere, an excellent moment.

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Thank thiepou
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear thiepou Thank you very much for your positive feedback on tripadvisor, I am very glad to read that you enjoyed the food, wine, reasonable prices and the stunning location at Mondo on the Waterfront and hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Marcus Kerschbaumer F&B Manager Marcus.kerschbaumer@hilton.com More 

Cairns, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and our guest ordered spanish mackerel and I ordered nasi goreng. The mackerel was overcooked to blazes and my chicken and rice was just a glut. At no time did any of the wait staff smile and the chap who took our order (we had to go to the bar to order) was quite rude! The meals we... More 

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Thank John K
Marcus K, Manager at Mondo on the Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear John K Thank you for taking the time to review Mondo on the Waterfront via Tripadvisor. We strive that all guest enjoy a memorable experience, for which Mondo has established a solid reputation over many years, therefore it is very disappointing to see that we under delivered on your experience in several areas on this recent visit. I hope... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Cuisine
Bar, Asian, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marlin Pde 34 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4052 6780
Description
The award-winning Mondo Café Bar and Grill at the Hilton Cairns hotel offers a unique alfresco dining experience on the waterfront of Trinity Inlet. With stunning views by day or night, relax beneath the shade of the giant Poinciana tree and indulge in Mondo's extensive menu offering flavors from around the world and signature dishes such as the hanging Mondo barbecue and sizzling fajitas. Enjoy weekly specials and events from Family Night every Tuesday to Live & Local every Friday, showcasing the best of Cairns' local musical talent.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?