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Barnacle Bill's

) #24 of 431 Restaurants in Cairns ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, , Vegetarian Friendly
103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 2241
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“barramundi” (91 reviews)
“seafood” (175 reviews)
“prawns” (75 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 847 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had Barramundi, my partner had Coral Trout. Both perfectly cooked with delicious accompaniments. Good wine list. Charming service. Slainte!!

Thank 491judye
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had Baramundi of the lunch menu. Everyone at the table enjoyed it, fresh, well presented and tasted great. The cost for the lunch was inexpensive for the standard and I would definitely come back again Well done

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here with friends in May while they were visiting from Melbourne, much to the delight of these seafood lovers. And yet again Barnacle Bill's didn't disappoint. My friends and I agreed that this place rivals any capital city restaurants and leaves you wanting more....More

Thank alanwalter
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Esplanade at Cairns is wall to wall restaurants. We settled on Barnacle Bill's because it was close to our hotel. Our meal there was one that frankly, none of us remember well. The service was good, the linen tablecloths were a nice touch, and...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an enjoyable evening, delicious food topped with friendly and efficient service, what more could you ask for. Huge Thanks to all the staff at barnicle, we will be back 🤗

Thank Tripljd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went last night here and service was good. We only had mains but the 3 fish dishes were done well and the pasta chicken & chorizo was good as well. No complaints.

Thank Graeme017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love barramundi but here my fish was very expensive and over cooked. The rest of my family enjoyed their meals but I tend to be a little fussy.

Thank Winter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for our last dinner in Cairns. The female waitresses were delightful and friendly. There was an older gentleman waiting tables who was not too interested in serving us once we refused the lobster market price of $168! Note that they have crab...More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We keep coming back for the lunch menu! Great selection on the set menu, and very good value. Also love sitting on The Esplanade people-watching.

Thank mareetz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large range of food, service was a little slow but very professional. The food was amazing, such interesting menu options. Overall, everyone at the table was very impressed :)

Thank Bethany B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 2241
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