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Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront

) #20 of 437 Restaurants in Cairns ££ - £££ Seafood, , Vegetarian Friendly
Harbour Lights 1 Marlin Pde, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 0399
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (175 reviews)
“steak” (173 reviews)
“sampler plate” (26 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Harbour Lights 1 Marlin Pde, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 1,734 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here for an afternoon snack, chose the steak sandwich and so impressed we booked an evening meal the following day. Staff were excellent and the food was superb. I had the bugs and prawns, never tried it before but would recommend it to anyone...More

Thank mytripawayTorfaen_UK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Recently dined at Dundees and orderes their chicken curry, absolutely delicious. A regular visitor to this restaurant for coffe & cake, lunch or dinner and never disappointed!

Thank charliemango
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A big shout out to the staff at Dundee's you guys did a great job serving our table, always a smile and to the Chef's our Steaks we're cooked to perfection. Our son 3 years of age had a great kids meal huge portion. Added...More

Thank Murray W
Reviewed 5 days ago

The range and quality of the available food was impressive. The price around the middle of available similar placed restaurants. Stretching along the boardwalk for the equivalent length of three normal sized restaurants, both the inside and outside areas provided room for many people. This...More

Thank pwindred
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in on our first night in Cairns and were told we could not get in without a reservation. The restaurant was more than half empty and they made a show of showing us all the reservations. But they were for 7 PM and...More

Thank wheretonext512
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the pre-set menu with a few extra drinks. We got to try crocodile and kangaroo, the food was wonderful. Wait staff was really great.

1  Thank jazlaw
h123987s, Manager at Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Jazlaw Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. Delighted to hear that you had a lovely dinner post your sunset cruise and enjoyed our 'bush tucker' cuisine :) Best regards Dundee's Management

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and friends love coming here for a meal, it doesn't have to be a special occasion. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and there is great view of the boardwalk. We can never fault the food.

1  Thank RCKMM
h123987s, Manager at Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello RCKMM Thank you so much for your review - we love hearing from locals letting us know they enjoy their dining experience with us. Have a great day! :) Best regards Dundee's Management

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the largest Restaurant on the Esplanade. It has a really good vibe going for it. Too bad the food did not measure up. We had breakfast and it was disappointing. Not a lot of flavor with much of it. Place was...More

Thank Mikepoly
h123987s, Manager at Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Mikepoly Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your breakfast and it wasn't to your liking. Did you mention anything to your waitstaff? We always want to ensure our diners are happy with their meals and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After our morning stroll down the boardwalk we enjoyed breakfast here. The servings were perfect size and not one person in our group didn't enjoy their meal. Drinks were fresh and muchly enjoyed. Certainly a place to go!!More

1  Thank Matthew K
h123987s, Manager at Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Matthew Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant and the recommendation. We are delighted to hear that you stopped by on your morning stroll and had breakfast with us and that you enjoyed your meals. Have a great day....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is really nice and cosy. It offers a beautiful atmosphere while enjoying delicious meals, refreshing drinks and balmy breeze smelling on sea salt... Excellent for any occasion. No regrets. The restaurant is nicely decorated, staff very friendly with a peasant smile.

1  Thank Emma S
h123987s, Manager at Dundee's Restaurant on the Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Emma Many thanks for reviewing our restaurant and your kind words, we really appreciate you taking the time to give your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Dundee's in the future. Best regards Dundee's Management

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Joanne B
21 February 2017|
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Response from h123987s | Property representative |
Hi, Our dress code is Tidy Casual
6 May 2016|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Dear Sharzy Firstly I am not a manager at the restaurant. Secondly I didn't respond to you or any other person about Dundees. All I did was leave a true review of the place after being there with my wife. I think you have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Lights 1 Marlin Pde, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4051 0399
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Overlooking Trinity Inlet at the Waterfront Harbour Lights, Dundee's Restaurant and Kickstart on the Waterfront at Dundees captures three ingredients -- great food, great location and perfect ambience. Dundees has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in which couples, parties and families can all feel welcome at any time of the day. Dundee's specialises in Australian beef, fresh seafood, pasta and salads, there is a dish to cater for every tastebud. Kickstart is the perfect place to Kickstart your day. It offers hearty and healthy breakfast and brunch options in the morning
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