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35/41 Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4030 8897
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't let the Casino put you off. This is a great option for a simple, special, or mega meal for friends, romance, or pretty much anything.

Thank Stanthorpe
Newcastle, Australia
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant adds a touch of elegance in dining. The menu is sophisticated and the service is silver standard. Definitely return when in Cairns!

Thank Margie53
Queensland, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was out of this world, texturally complex, balanced flavours and simply just yum! The 7 course degustation menu is perfectly sized, balanced and full of unique flavour experiences. The atmosphere is relaxed yet sophisticated, and staff were friendly and attentive! A must do for visitors and locals alike!

Thank Jeanine L
Gold Coast
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159 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for the ever important business dinner... Situated in the casino complex an elegant stylish restaurant. Started with martinis which were perfect then I had carpaccio which was divine, my colleagues gad scallops which looked delicious. We had the duck curry which I believe is a signature dish and assorted seafood dishes. There was a banquet option which looked wonderful... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights and ate breakfast every morning here as well as one dinner during our stay. The dinner & breakfast was good and was one of the better places we ate during our 11 nights in Australia. What was nice about Tamarind was that you could order from the menu if you didn't want the breakfast... More 

Thank AVanat
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9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Cairns booked the "Tamarind" restaurant at the Reef Casino in Cairns. This is a five star establishment, from the decor to the waiters to finally the food. Nick and his team looked after us in every detail right down to the non-shellfish menu which included a special dressing for one of the salads. Highly recommended for those visiting... More 

Thank Ken H
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118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Tamarind, and it really lived up to our expectations. Service is impeccable, and it has a nice ambiance. We shared the duck pate for entree; delightful! For mains, both the fillet steak with bernaise sauce and the chicken Penang curry were brilliant, with great flavours. The watermelon salad on the side was a nice... More 

Thank Lyn R
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this restaurant. Pity about the noise from the bar next door but was still romantic. The tasting plate for entree was great as was the pork main. But the desserts were the best. The caramel glaze is the best dessert we have ever eaten. Well done Tamarind, exceptional dining.

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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got very fat eating here every morning! Loved it! Order from the menu, it was all good. The coffee was also great,.

1 Thank SP_Flip
New South Wales, Australia
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284 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to access this restaurant from the street as they block the door from in side the casino - weird! Booked a nice quiet table as we were celebrating, but given one in the middle of the room! We had the tasting menu with paired wines. First couple of courses really nice and the paired wines. Then it went down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 73
Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
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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