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Splash Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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103 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 9300
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this evening with my daughter. Excellent service and fresh seafood to die for. They also cook bugs, but I'm not yet ready for that. The Cajun spiced calamari is a treat, and the choice of fish with 'fish and chips' is unusual to say the least. Battered Spanish mackerel, Barramundi and another, whose name I can't recall. Prices... More 

Thank Stephen C
Perth, Australia
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience at this restaurant was fantastic! Food was delicious, the fish was so fresh and perfectly cooked, calamari was perfect not tough at all! The waiter wou served us was very funny and hospitable he ensured we enjoyed our food and had a good time. All in all great restaurant, will be back again :)

Thank Tayla G
Cairns, Australia
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the very late lunch specials - $19.99 including a house red or white wine and a good range from which to choose. I had the chicken korma and couscous and a glass of white - both quite tasty. Companion had the beef salad and a glass of shiraz . The flavour of this dish was rather bland and... More 

Thank 913janetn
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had just arrived in Cairns and we're hungry on the walk along the esplanade my wife started to suffer with the humidity so we went into the first place we came along, Splash it was. I ordered the Mackrell with a side salad my wife by now wasn't great so just ordered some chips she was just happy for... More 

Thank RussoLondon
Cairns, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Splash restaurant is a great place to go for lunch or dinner in Cairns! The grilled oysters were amazing, bruschetta very tasty and the Tuna was amazing. Highly recommend splash to dine at, the staff are great and meals come out fairly quick too

Thank jadebris2w
Cairns, Australia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have dined here regularly for a few years because of the seafood quality but things have changed. Oysters were very average and not shucked to order as menu suggested. Cold Seafood Plate was a let down with poor oysters over cooked scallops and bugs. Poor effort when you can only order the Tuna or Mahi cooked through. Your Chef is... More 

3 Thank Anthony B
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have absolutely no idea how this restaurant is rated so highly? The meal we had here was horrible to say the least. After reading some good reviews we thought we would be in for a treat, I was so disappointed. We got the cold seafood platter and the fishermans catch. The cold seafood platter was $58 and absolutely no... More 

Thank alysha4
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Service is super kind and efficient, no complain at all about the staff. But we went after reading amazing reviews over here and the food being generous, i'd rate it as average... nothing special... well, the price was really special, quite expensive actually. Wouldnt recommend it and wont come back. Too average for the price...

Thank Fernando G
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82 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We must have gone on a bad night as the meal I had a seafood pasta was less than ordinary. The over abundance of sauce killed off any other flavour. The two bugs were dry and shrivelled and only four prawns all this for $38. At least my husbands Tuna was cooked correctly what there was of it. We do... More 

Thank NewportAustralia
Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Came in for dinner on Monday night, and considering most other restaurants were quiet, this one was bustling. From the moment I walked in I was greeted and treated like a regular. Great menu choices, delicious selection for even the fussiest eaters and a wonderful wine list. I've even had to go back again whilst on my holiday. It's hard... More 

Thank Amber H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 9300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?