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“Best in Cairns”
Review of Tamarind

Tamarind
Ranked #9 of 606 Restaurants in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$78
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of downtown Cairns, Tamarind elegantly resides within The Reef Hotel Casino. Renowned in Cairns and throughout North Queensland, this award winning restaurant offers a contemporary menu of generously portioned, Asian fusion dishes that showcase the very best in regional produce. Uncompromising technique combines with seasonally selected ingredients to deliver the Tamarind vision of what great cuisine is. The awarded wine list presents over 100 old and new world varietals, carefully selected to complement menu flavours. The house cocktail list takes inspiration from mod-Asian ingredients to deliver bespoke creations, perfect for before or after. Thai artefacts highlight tasteful decor to establish an eclectic ambiance with understated character. Professional service with relaxed delivery completes the experience. Daily degustation menu with or without tailored wine pairings is a signature offering. Brisbane Times Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014 Australian Good Food Guide - One Chefs Hat 2014 Gourmet Wine Traveller, Wine List of the Year - One Goblet 2012 Restaurant and Catering Association - Awards for Excellence 2012
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Best in Cairns”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Thanks to T/A reviews we decided to give Tamarind ago & we are so pleased we did. The service was very good & the food was fantastic I had the vegetarian curry & my partner had the pork belly, both dishes were great as was the dessert platter we shared. We would highly recommend to anyone look for fine dining.

Visited August 2014
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australia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good food, worth the wait”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

The food here is wonderful. We shared the tasting plate to start & then had the duck curry & the tamarind whole baby barramundi. Everything was fantastic. The service is good. The only complaint is the time between entree & the mains. Not just for us but across the restaurant. Was the food worth the wait? Yes, but still .... Recommended but strap in for a wait.

Visited August 2014
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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Lived up to expectations”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Highly regarded and well thought of is hard to live up to sometimes. We were not let down! This is a small eatery with a polished staff who are well drilled,they know how to look after you and are advocates of the cuisine. The decor is as it should be simple and sophisticated. I am not great with spices so found the smallish menu challenging so opted for two entrees.... my partner not the same had an amazing meal and loved every spiced morsel of his quail and barramundi. Make a reservation they fill up quickly!

  • Visited July 2014
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Cairns, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awesome Awesome Awesome”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

This fine dining restaurant is fantastic, I have been here a few times and every time has been absolutely fantastic! Highly recommended? I always get the steak which is superb!

Visited December 2013
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Port Douglas
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Food great service friendly”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Barramundi isn't my favourite fish but the crispy version served here blew me away. Great food -service friendly but not that attentive. Who cares it's a restaurant with great food! And they tried to add an imaginary bottle of wine to the bill.

  • Visited July 2014
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