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Barnacle Bill's

103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 2241
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“barramundi” (93 reviews)
“seafood” (182 reviews)
“prawns” (76 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:45All hours
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Don’t order the pan seared baramumdi. It arrived cold and very much over cooked with a tomato sauce that tasted straight out of a tin. I asked for a saled in lieu of vegetables and it was nice and crisp. The location is nice and...More

Thank DeniseG384
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delightful setting looking out onto the Cairns esplanade, exceptional service, and the seafood was scrumptious. Definitely the best seafood restaurant in town. Going back 👍

Thank Tripljd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made to feel inferior by our order of calamari ( for a child) and barramundi for an adult. He repeatedly asked if we were ordering from the main menu or the children's menu.

2  Thank marniyall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner last night. Despite it being very busy they found us a nice table outside and the service all evening was awesome. We had macadamia and coconut crusted coral trout with was as delicious as it sounds and saffron risotto with...More

Thank Spiggy2302
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated to the end of the eateries on the esplanade heading north. Come early for lunch as the place fills up fast Lunch at the moment is $18.95 and you have a choice of 10 items. If you remember, ask if the dessert is included...More

Thank arnoudv936
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is on the Esplanade in Cairns along the restaurant strip. Most of the restaurant is outdoors with a big awning overhead so it would be sheltered during rain. The evening was warm so outside was fine. The openness meant that the restaurant was...More

1  Thank J0anned568
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well where do we start this was meant to be a wonderful night with family my husband and I book a table and let them know we will need 2 high chairs, The man on the phone sounded unsure he could do our booking I...More

1  Thank FoodloverAA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pros Location is great as it's right on the esplanade. The service was good and if you order between 5-6pm you get a 20% discount. The oysters were nice. Cons I orders the seafood pasta. The pasta was spaghetti I ordered linguini. The pasta was...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Coral Trout Macadamia is great. Quite different. Great service and great location. Looks over the harbour.

Thank O2968QPdavidb
Reviewed 11 September 2017

As most Victorians will tell you, it is impossible to get really good fish and chips in Queensland for some reason - the batter on the fish is always greasy!! Well I can honestly say that the fish and chips we had at Barnacle Bills...More

Thank Ian J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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