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Linga Longa International Restaurant

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120 Collins Ave | Cairns, Queensland, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 2136
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17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We have been several times to this wonderful restaurant and have been blown away by the amazing personal service that we get to enjoy - EVERY TIME. From the beginning, We were made to feel special and VERY welcome. From little details like remembering our favourite table, the wine we prefer, to details of a recent trip - it is... More 

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Thank Teknix747
ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

When I read your comment it reminded me of a line from a movie I just watched (Fast and Furious 7)... "I don't have friends I got family". All my regular customers are like family to me. Thank you for your kind words. More 

Cairns, Australia
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

We've been regulars at this restaurant for a number of years now, for these reasons.... consistently good food (simple dishes well cooked and presented), unfailingly excellent service (even on the busiest of nights), and an ambiance that apparently fits the demographic perfectly. Value? Absolutely. This is a place that wears its professional heart on its sleeve and you won't see... More 

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1 Thank Leeanne M
ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

I have showed this review to a number of people and even posted a copy on our Facebook page. This is exactly what I set out to achieve (and maintain) at Linga Longa and to receive your affirmation was enough to set off goosebumps! More 

Cairns, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

The Food, Service and Ambience in this Restaurant is just awesome. The staff are so friendly, they just make you feel so welcome. We go to this Resturant frequently

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1 Thank William D
ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. More 

Cairns Region, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

This beautiful restaurant has a fantastic specials menu which to be honest is what keeps me coming back to this place. I have dined here many times before but last night AMAZING seafood jambalaya was superb! Succulent prawns, mussels, calamari and big chunks of fish marinated to perfection. The only problem now is I have worked my way through the... More 

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1 Thank Lisa M
ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you liked the Jambalaya. We try to change the specials up quite frequently so yes, I'd hope you do always find something new to entice you back and keep you talking about how good it was. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

We are currently in the works to relocate to Cairns from Sydney. While up looking for property my friend said we must eat at Longa Longa in Edgehill. We were blown away by the amazing food and outstanding service. Highlights were the quail with onion marmalade and magnificiently cooked Morton Bay Bugs. This place will almost certainly be our favourite... More 

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1 Thank Michael V
ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm glad you found us and heard about us through good word of mouth promoting by your friend. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Cairns
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

Heard some stories about how good this place was. Somebody was talking it up. Thought we better give it a try. Firstly, the menu didn't suggest much choice, maybe more of a pub menu....with the specials in the same boat. Secondly, the wine list( while I will drink almost anything) was a little short on imagination. The service was ok... More 

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1 Thank Penespal
ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, thank you for your feedback about the menu and the wine list. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but I am not sure what informed your opinion that our menu was "more of a pub menu"? Which pub serves the variety of dishes we do: duck, lamb, chicken, steak, fish, seafood, pasta and risotto, quail, pork belly, vegetarian.... More 

cairns
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

We have eaten in many good restaurants in Cairns but our evening at Linga Longa was probably the best experience. Welcoming and friendly, with attention to detail but without taking itself too seriously, it turned a last minute decision to dine out into a memorable evening. Reading the menu starts the mouth watering and the food itself was delicious with... More 

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2 Thank RichardG1234
ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Richard, thank you for your review. I am glad you were happy with your food and the service and I look forward to seeing you and your friends again soon! Yes, we do try to pay attention to detail but at the same time not take things too seriously. Thank you for noticing! More 

Cairns
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

Great food and great service .Very reasonable prices and good sized meals . As disapointed that I havent been here for a meal before . If you havent been here before they have a great lunch Friday and Sundays also . Make sure you stop by for lunch or tea you wont be disapointed and the service from the owner... More 

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Thank PaulyjCairns
ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I appreciate your compliment and yes, we have a few customers who rave about our lunches and in particular the "ultimate burger". Some customers have very long lunches (i.e. they linger longer) and because we offer the choice of the cafe lunch menu or the a-la-carte menu in air-conditioned comfort with great service, we are... More 

Perth, Australia
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

My first night out in Cairns reconnecting with old friends could not have been better, thanks to a last minute change of plan resulting in a move to this restaurant from one that was unexpectedly closed further up the street. We therefore didn't have a reservation but the staff could not have been more welcoming, efficient and professional. The food... More 

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1 Thank AMHOz
ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your dining experience with us. I often remind the staff that some people only get the chance to go out with friends and loved ones every now and again, and that we want everyone's experience to be consistently good so that they will come back again. I hope we do... More 

Clifton Beach, Australia
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

Wow! from the moment we arrived the staff were so friendly, happy and totally efficient. We had water and menus delivered as soon as we sat down and the staff were continually topping up our glasses and making sure we were ok. The food was delicious and served in a timely manner. This is a very busy restaurant but it... More 

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Thank Beverleychance
ElieCairns, Owner at Linga Longa International Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that the service was up to our normal high standards in spite of us being busy on the night you visited us. As I keep reminding the staff, it is consistently great food and service that we want to be known for. I hope we see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Cuisine
Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Collins Ave | Cairns, Queensland, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4032 2136
Description
Great menu of international dishes with a focus on Fresh Ingredients for Australian, South African and Mediterranean food. A restaurant experience which the whole family will enjoy. For locals and tourists alike.

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