Six top Cairns dining destinations

Heading to North Queensland to explore the Great Barrier Reef or bask in some tropical warmth?

Cairns is well known as the gateway to the reef with a huge selection of ways to experience this natural wonder. Hop on a boat, zoom out in a helicopter or stay on an island and explore the largest living thing on Earth.

When you’ve got your reef fix, head north and discover the deep dark mysteries of the Daintree Rainforest, or west for a canopy ride around Kuranda.

Cairns offers multiple opportunities to experience Aboriginal culture with a tour of Mossman Gorge or a dinner at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

Make your RACQ Dining Rewards work for you by selecting these restaurants and cafes for your meal breaks.

C’est Bon

Enjoy bistro classics like steak tartare and duck confit served in a circular, light-filled dining room with authentic and affordable, classically French food. It is a true taste of France using the abundance of fresh local produce of North Queensland.

Linga Longa Restaurant

Expect a smart dining space with black chairs and white tablecloths offering contemporary bistro meals at Linga Longa. The menu is a mix of Australian, French and European dishes and Linga Longa works hard to source only the finest and freshest ingredients. Wine pairs are available with each meal.

Tandoori Oven

Relax in Tandoori Oven’s glass-fronted space surrounded by its warm-coloured walls while they whip up traditional Indian specialties.

Treasure Court Seafood Restaurant

Drawing their inspiration from over 5000 years of culinary history, the Treasure Court Seafood restaurant brings a traditional and contemporary interpretation to Cantonese food.

Villa Romana

This is the Cairns Italian restaurant for lovers of fresh and fabulous Mediterranean cuisine. Combining traditional and innovative Italian ingredients and recipes, the tempting homestyle menu is complemented by a daily specials board.


Yokozuna is a Japanese Izakaya style restaurant with a real Japanese atmosphere with furnishings sourced directly from Japan.

How save on meals with Dining Rewards

RACQ makes it easy to save on dining. Simply register your Visa card with RACQ Dining Rewards and be automatically rewarded with 10 percent cash back each time you dine at a participating restaurant.

There are no vouchers or coupons to collect, just pay with your registered Visa card and 10 percent of your bill will be credited to your Visa.

First you need to register your Visa card. You can have up to five cards on one account.

Dine at any participating restaurant, cafe or pub (check to find restaurants).

Pay with your registered Visa card, pressing credit or using Visa payWave. 10% cash back will automatically be credited to your Visa.