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Barnacle Bill's

) #24 of 421 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” (87 reviews)
“seafood” (174 reviews)
“prawns” (75 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
103 Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

Great experience staff never change, their food is second to none, fast service with a smile and they are extremely popular locally!

Thank Fiona A
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

As always, great food and great service. Can't go wrong. The view o the Cairns esplanade is awesome. The fresh local produce is second to none. If you are looking for a relaxing, yet attentive experiance, do your self a favour and experiance Barnacle Bills...More

Thank clayandeve
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Usually faultless! Great position .. Great service & great wine list and the food is fresh as always. I had chilli prawn salad which had nice flavours but prawns were minimal and small and salad very ordinary for the price. Best value previously was weekday...More

Thank Ifys
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped off for lunch and had some really good food. We opted for the crocodile and kangaroo duet to share for a starter, we both preferred the croc over the kangaroo.. Both were pretty good though. We both then opted for...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Absolutely fabulous service, friendly staff and well prepared fresh seafood. I would certainly return should I go back to Cairns.

Thank byrn1
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

I just took my family out for Fish N Chips, not!!! Barnacle Bills is more than just fish n chips, it's modern seafood cuisine that is fantastically fresh, well presented and moderately priced. 14 people for under $350! That is fantastic value. The entire family...More

Thank Allan H
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I enjoyed the food but thought it overpriced for what it was. My husband had the oysters kilpatrick which he said was more bacon than oysters. We did take advantage of the 20% off deal and also thought of returning even though the lady that...More

Thank JUDY D
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant deserves a big shout out, very nice food, great service, very friendly staff, great location. There were 4 of us, looking for a place to have lunch, was a terrible day (weather wise) pouring down, windy, not good at all. We had a...More

Thank Clara S
Reviewed 14 March 2016

While traveling around Australia and New Zealand this past February 2016, when in Cairns Australia for a few days we visited Barnacle Bills for dinner at the suggestion of our tour guide. While the young server was good, our main dinner courses were fine, and...More

Thank Charles02110
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This is another famous restaurant near the wharf. Raw oysters, stakes, risotto and fish were ordered. We loved the oysters, stake and risotto but we think the fish was not elastic or juicy enough. They have a 20% discount plan so it is acceptable if...More

Thank Addicted_to_scenery
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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