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The Best Restaurants to Try When in Cairns

By Smartgirltravel @SmartGirlTravel

Known as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Australian Northern Tropics, Cairns is a popular tourist hub. Considering the flow of domestic and international travelers that visit this city all year round, it is only natural for it to hone itself into a food lover’s paradise, offering an eclectic mix of restaurants for all kinds of taste-buds.

Here are some of the top restaurants one must try while spending a few days in Cairns.

C’est Bon

If you are looking for a traditional French experience for your palate, C’est Bon is where you should be. This delightful restaurant serves exquisite, classic French fare and continues to top the list of leading dining venues in the city. With décor that blends the French charm with the Tropical North, make reservations here for a fun evening out with your travel group.

Bay Leaf

Located at the Bay Village Tropical Retreat and Apartments, Bay Leaf is the property’s signature, award-winning Balinese restaurant. With authentic flavors derived from fresh ingredients, and a laid back tropical ambiance, enjoying a meal here is truly a relaxing treat for the palate. The chefs here are trained at the reputed Bumbu Bali Restaurant and Cooking School in Bali. Bay Leaf has won numerous awards including Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards, and Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence for Best Specialty Cuisine, Best Themed Restaurant and Best Specialty Restaurant for many years.

Corea Corea

Located in the Orchid Plaza Shopping center, Corea Corea offers tourists a unique chance to experience fresh and authentic Korean food, but in a quick-paced food court setting. Devour some delicious kimchi and piping hot Korean BBQ dishes for a quick lunch fix in between a hectic day of sightseeing.


This one-of-a-kind Australian-Asian fusion restaurant offers an exciting experience to diners. Choose from a variety of Thai and Australian dishes that are available in both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian options. The restaurant is especially a perfect place to visit for those who look for a stress-free meal due to allergies and food intolerances. The staff here is extensively concerned about your special needs and there is something available for all kinds of diets.


Visit Ochre if you are looking for an authentic bush-cuisine Australian dining experience in Cairns. Not only does it create some exquisite Australian dishes for you to try, but the restaurant is able to combine ingenuity and diversity all in one package.

Australia is increasingly being known for its thriving food scene. With a car hire in Cairns, delve deeper into the city’s culture by exploring its various restaurants.

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