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35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We are never disappointed, maybe not always as impressed, but never disappointed!! On this return visit we shared the Tamarind Tasting Plate as our entree. This consisted of a sampling of citrus infused tuna, pan seared scallops & beetroot infused tataki (scallops were the winner)....More

Thank julnol
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate here 2 nights on the 6/7 June. True to Tripadvisor ratings,this upmarket Restaurant has been at the top in Cairns for a long time. Tamarind has relaxed atmosphere and first class professional service. I had both their signature dishes. Their crispy fried baby...More

Thank ctr_9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Are at Tamarind as part of a group tour meal. The food was good - above average on the whole and nicely plated but less than inspired. Carrot soup was average. Smoked salmon tart featured very good salmon but the rest was mediocre. Roast chicken...More

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started coming to Tamarind a year or two ago just for special occasions. The tasting platters/ degustations are incredible and you couldn't find better for a special night in Cairns. However, in recent months we have started heading in more often on weeknights when...More

1  Thank Cloodle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, warm and inviting ambience, and very attentive waiters. This was a sensational dining experience and as my wife said... "I didn't want it to end".

1  Thank Rocco C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Tamarind while staying at the hotel on the 8th of June the atmosphere is quiet and pleasant. The staff are very well trained and helpful plus each dish the came and explained what it was and you could ask questions not really...More

Thank Howard R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are friendly and welcoming. We ate at the Tamarind for breakfast as part of our Pullman Reef Hotel package. We had the choice of ordering from a menu as well as helping ourselves to the buffet breakfast. I ordered the french toast - which...More

Thank bnthrdonethat
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of Australia's better restaurants in my opinion; always serving fresh ideas that are absolutely mouth watering. I consider this almost Asian Fusion - but it is so subtle and just works every time. We reserve our visits to special occasions and the...More

1  Thank IanW-QLD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here and it was superb The waiter Peter was knowledgeable and happy to have a chat The food was outstanding I could just go on and on about it My husband is still raving about the Penang Curry Duck Could not fault anything...More

Thank Tess S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I make sure I always go to this restaurant when Im in Cairns. Food is magnificent ALWAYS. This time I went for the whole barramundi, OMG, fabulous.

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Lavinia S
Do you provide Valet Parking for Dining only?
29 April 2016|
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Response from Fritz H | Reviewed this property |
Valet parking is not necessary as there is an underground parking station with lifts to the foyer close to the restaurant, the parking station is opposite the restaurant in Abbott st. great restaurant.
Phyllis c
What is the price range?
8 February 2016|
Response from Karen_in_NoVA | Reviewed this property |
The tasting menu was $110 AUD and well worth it. Mains are in $25-45 AUD bracket.
What are your opening hours during the Christmas period (21st Dec - 26th Dec)?
3 August 2015|
Response from Nick S | Property representative |
Dear SM_Koh, Thank you for your question. Tamarind is open daily from 6pm over the Christmas period, with the exception of being closed Saturday 26th December. Booklings are alwaus recommended and the restaurant my be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 74
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4030 8897
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Located in the heart of downtown Cairns, Tamarind elegantly resides within The Reef Hotel Casino.
Renowned in Cairns and throughout North Queensland, this award winning restaurant offers a contemporary menu of generously portioned, Asian fusion dishes that showcase the very best in regional produce.
Uncompromising technique combines with seasonally selected ingredients to deliver the Tamarind vision of what great cuisine is.
The awarded wine list presents over 100 old and new world varietals, carefully selected to complement menu flavours.
The house cocktail list takes inspiration from mod-Asian ingredients to deliver bespoke creations, perfect for before or after.
Thai artefacts highlight tasteful decor to establish an eclectic ambiance with understated character.
Professional service with relaxed delivery completes the experience.
Daily degustation menu with or without tailored wine pairings is a signature offering.
Brisbane Times Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014
Australian Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014
Gourmet Wine Traveller, Wine List of the Year - One Goblet 2012
Restaurant and Catering Association - Awards for Excellence 2012
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