Cairns is known for its fresh produce and delicious seafood, but with so many places to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where to eat. Don’t know what you’re craving? We’ve compiled a list of where you can find the most delicious, family-friendly restaurants in Cairns.
1. Cairns Colonial Club
With a range of casual dining options and a playground nearby, Cairns Colonial Club’s Thirsty Flamingo & Dining is the place to be. Kick back and enjoy a moment of peace and quiet with a delicious meal in paradise.
2. Paradise Palms
Paradise Palms’ menu has a bit of everything to offer the family whether you’re after a filling sandwich, a refreshing salad or some classic fish and chips, it’s all there to satisfy your cravings. A kids menu is also available, offering yummy nibbles including chicken strips with chips, Hawaiian pizza, calamari with chips, and more. To top it off, Paradise Palms has a huge playground featuring an exciting jumping pillow, cubby houses, climbing frame, slides, and more – the kids won’t get bored here, for sure.
Cazalys is ideal for a meal and a play – including an $8 kids menu and delectable desserts to keep everyone happy. The children will have a ball at the Kids Club House indoor play centre which is supervised during certain hours to ensure you can have a moment of peace and quiet and enjoy your meal while the kids play. They’ll have a good sleep tonight, for sure!
4. Brothers League Club
Brothers League Club is known for its delicious all-you-can-eat buffet, served up every day of the week. Lunch and dinner is available every day, with an additional Aussie breakfast buffet available on Sundays. As a child, nothing is better than being surrounded by food at a buffet and being able to choose whatever you want to add to your plate. Yummy!
5. South Cairns Sports Club
Whether you’re catching up or grabbing an easy dinner with the family, South Cairns Sports Club is the place to go to relax, eat and be entertained.
6. Trinity Beach Sports Club
Enjoy a hassle-free meal on the beaches at a venue tailored to suit families needs, including plenty to see and do and kids eat free on Saturdays.
7. Coco’s Kitchen + Bar
Coco’s Kitchen + Bar offers one of the best and most exciting foodie outings in Cairns, with a fresh and local menu inspired by the sea. The menu is full of variety which is bound to please even the fussiest diner.
8. King Reef Resort
Enjoy family friendly dining right on the beach at beautiful Kurrimine Beach. They have a full kids’ menu with all the favourites. There’s an enclosed toddler’s play area, large outdoor grassy play area and it’s only steps from the beach.
9. Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Treat yourself to Breakfast with the Birds or Lunch with the Lorikeets at Wildlife Habitat. Interact with water birds, curlews, lorikeets and cockatoos while enjoying a variety of seasonal produce that chefs source locally to bring a diverse and tasty menu.
Feature image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland. Photographer: Darren Jew