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Mantra Hotel 53 L 1 57 The Esplanade | Cnr Spence and Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 6346
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good24%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
25 May 2015
“No longer trading”
1 Nov 2014
“The worst food I've ever had!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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Mantra Hotel 53 L 1 57 The Esplanade | Cnr Spence and Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Wink use to be good when the owner and head chef Leon was involved. Unfortunately once he left the quality and service deteriorated which was such a shame. The cheeks were to die for.

Thank karos1
Reviewed 1 November 2014

This restaurant clearly has no idea about anything. The service is poor, the restaurant floor was sticky from spilt drinks and the food was the worst food I have ever eaten in a restaurant. I don't even know where to start with what was wrong...More

2  Thank AB1105
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Good location , good views of esplanade on balcony Price normal for Cairns, staff very good Really enjoyed vegetables with beef cheeks. The vegetarian meal was also enjoyable. They do have 2 course meals which seem good value

Thank caroCairns
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Very good location and pleasant outlook. Restaurant is presented nicely, although the half dead pot plants could go. The service is lacking. The waitress tried hard, but she appeared to be stressed and under the pump, despite only a few diners. All courses were disappointing....More

Thank buzzie1966
Reviewed 8 October 2014

This restaurant was quite a disappointment. Most of the food was very ordinary, but the price did not match. It was beautifully displayed, but taste is more important, and there was nothing special with the taste of the dishes we had, apart from a great...More

Thank aussienomadAustralia
Reviewed 15 September 2014

I ate here for both breakfast and dinner recently as I was staying in the Mantra which it is located in. Dinner was ok. I had the beef cheeks which were pretty nice. Very tender and tasty. I had them with crispy potato skins which...More

1  Thank TheTravellingAnt
Reviewed 13 September 2014

I love this restaurant! We visited Cairns last year and couldn't wait to get back to Wink and enjoy another meal on our visit this year. We were not disappointed. Beautiful food, awesome service. We love sitting out on the balcony enjoying an very delicious...More

1  Thank Kaye B
Reviewed 12 September 2014

The restaurant is located on the first floor balcony overlooking the cosmopolitan Esplanade. The restaurant itself is nicely decorated and would be good for special occasions. The chef tried hard to impress but the dishes are just nice rather than special.

Thank aussievoyageur
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We went there with 2 other couples. First up the young girl taking our drink order did not know what a Kahlua and milk was. Every time we ordered drinks, we had to order them twice! (She kept coming back and asking what we had...More

Thank Shelley Q
Reviewed 21 August 2014

One of very few quality restaurants in Cairns. Professional kitchen. Professional service and outstanding quality of food. Interesting menu. Locals embrace it . Always consistent and a fine wine list. Affordable quality user friendly. Lunch specials and open for breakfast.

Thank antipodes
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 26
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mantra Hotel 53 L 1 57 The Esplanade | Cnr Spence and Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 6346
Modern Australian/International cuisine in an intimate, relaxed setting overlooking the Esplanade.
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