Cairns restaurants are some of the best in the country, which may come as a surprise to some people considering its relatively small population. However, this Queensland regional centre is fortunate to be home to a wide variety of restaurants and cuisines. Cairns restaurants are unique in that they have access to the amazing fresh local produce, particularly seafood. The strong tourism industry also attracts world class chefs to Cairns restaurants which offer an international variety of cuisines including modern Australian, French, Mexican, Indian and Japanese.
The Esplanade is where you'll find all the gourmet Cairns restaurants, particularly modern Australian and seafood specialities. The Cairns restaurants that line this strip include Kanji's and Mangosteen as well as the Rattle 'n' Hum pub, a pizzeria with sit down dining and a number of cheaper eateries. Here you'll find everything from woodfired pizzas and succulent steaks to fish and chips.
Across the road to Aplin Street, you'll find some great seafood eateries as well as the famous Villa Romana Italian restaurant. Upstairs you'll find Casa De Mez, a restaurant cum bar cum club that specialises in Latin cuisine, music and dancing. The precinct between Sheridan and Grafton Streets also features a number of popular Cairns restaurants including the modern Australian Red Ochre, the Italian restaurant Verdi's as well as some excellent Asian and Indian restaurants.
The major Cairns restaurants precinct is on Shields Street where a range of dining options run from the Gallery to the intersection at Grafton Street. Options range from Perotta's to Mexican restaurant Buckin' Mex as well as Sushi Train and much more. All conveniently located in the heart of the city, Cairns restaurants offer something for all tastes and budgets and are convenient and enjoyable way of catering during your holiday, with plenty of affordable options available.