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“Great Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tamarind

Tamarind
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Ranked #9 of 596 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 12 - USD 74
Cuisines: Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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
cairns
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“Great Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Absolutly fantastic atmosphere, beautiful food, and lovely cocktails only thing if i could fault this restuarant is the portion sizes are a little small,, but i would def go back and reccomend to others

  • Visited March 2012
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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Poor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

After being recommended by a few people to try this restaurant we came away very disillusioned both with the service and the food. The service was poor and leaves a lot to be desired for a restaurant of this calibre, waiting more than an hour for drinks to be taken and served. The food was good but some dishes were lukewarm. The atmosphere was a little dull and needed more background music. For a restaurant with a reputation for good food and service in Cairns, we were overall happy with the food, but the service could be much better.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Diner_12
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Vicki N, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review, 31 March 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to read your dining experience with us did not meet your expectations. The service you received does not sound at all like it was to the usual high standard we always aim to deliver. We have recently welcomed a number of new team members and are in constant review of our training needs to continually improve on the product we deliver. I would be more than happy to discuss your experience with us further. Should you wish to do so please do contact me on 07 4030 8736 or via email at vickil@reefcasino.com.au. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Tamarind at some point in the near future for a second chance. Kind regards VIcki Levin Restaurant Manager.
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“Incredible food! My new favourite dessert!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

Fantastic food, reasonably priced! I have found my new favourite dessert here! The Basil Semi Freddo is amazing! A great night!!

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1 Thank Rohanw82
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Home Hill
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“Ultimate buffet breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

All so very fresh and beautifully presented....some of the best pastries and croisants I have ever had

Visited March 2012
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Vicki N, Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review, 31 March 2012
Thank you Debbie M for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your breakfast experience with us. We have recently taken the time to improve the content of our Continental Buffet to incorporate all locally sourced produce from around Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands. Tropical North Queensland boasts an abundance of beautiful produce including everything from dried fruits to dairy products including cheese and yoghurt, meats, honey, nuts, tea, coffee and preserves and we are proud to be able to share this beautiful produce with our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, maybe even for dinner next time! Kind regards Vick Levin, Restaurant Manager.
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“The Restaurant that has it all!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

I travel to Cairns for work 1 week in every 3 weeks - given this I have dined at Tamarind numerous times & never once have had a meal that wasn't sensational. Not only are the meals wonderful, the service & the ambience of the restaurant is 2nd to none. Eventhough this restaurant is one of the finest, there is very much a personal touch given in every way, shape & form. They treat you like family, like you are very important and not just a number. They cater to all dietary requirements & even have a separte menu if you are gluten free. The refreshment selection is great also. The majority of people who dine here are adults however they do cater for children with no predjudice. The position of the restaurant is very central to the majority Of the 5 star hotels in cairns & in walking distance to most hotels & the main tourist ares of Cairns. This restaurant is not cheap but you pay for what you get.

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