Calling all foodie families and culinary adventurers! Get ready for a lip-smacking, belly-filling, food-coma-inducing expedition through Tropical North Queensland with our guide: ‘Dining Delights in Cairns: Discover the Top Family-Friendly Restaurants and Best Value Meal Deals.’ Cairns, famous for its astonishing landscapes, also wears the hidden crown of ‘Kids’ Culinary Paradise.’ Brimming with multicultural cuisine, unbelievably fresh local produce, and seafood so good you’d suspect we have mermaids on the payroll, Cairns offers dining delights for all ages and appetites.
From beachside cafés that make kids cheer, to elegant eateries where adults can feast without breaking the bank, our guide is the golden ticket to the Willy Wonka world of Cairns’ gastronomy. Whether you’re local residents or globetrotting tourists, it’s time to loosen those belt buckles and embark on a delicious adventure. Hungry for more? Grab your forks and let’s dig in!
Lunch Special at The Backyard
Take the family out to lunch and enjoy their famous casual waterside dining. The Backyard is known for their dishes celebrating the best local ingredients and now with a Lunch Special that includes one of their classics dishes with a complimentary house drink.
A Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870
P (07) 4052 7670
Coco’s Kitchen + Bar, Pullman Cairns International
Coco’s Kitchen + Bar offers one of the best, 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, big or small. Whether you’re looking for great breakfast, lunch or dinner dining options, they have everyone’s tastebuds covered. Coco’s is also the place to go for a unique and tasty high tea experience.
A 17 Abbott St, Cairns
P 4050 2112
Fb Pullman Cairns International
Family dining at Cazalys is enjoyable, easy and entertaining. Cazalys offers daily meal deals, social activities in the kids club and fun, educational activity packs for the little ones to engage in. The kids club room has gaming TV’s and consoles, a playground, and more, keeping them busy all throughout your stay. Barassis café and restaurant is open 9 am- 10 pm, 7 days a week.
A 344 Mulgrave Rd, Westcourt Cairns
P 4045 1464
Fb Cazalys Cairns
Become a CLUB COLONIAL Member and enjoy exclusive benefits including a FREE nights accommodation, a $50 Dining Voucher on your birthday, year round use of the Cairns Colonial Club main lagoon pool and playground PLUS 20% off all food & drinks at Thirsty Flamingo!
The Colonial Club are no strangers to setting up the perfect environment for local family dining, with a pool and playground and more!
A 18 – 26 Cannon St, Cairns
P 4053 8800
Fb CAIRNS COLONIAL CLUB Resort
Brothers League Club
Open from 11.00am until late, the Lanterns Food Court has a great café and bistro menu that changes daily. They offer a variety of small meals and snacks at the cafe right through to mouth-watering bistro mains options and more – including tasty kid’s meals that they’re sure to love!
The family can enjoy entertainment such as Game Shows while kids will love the variety of play and craft activities available in the Kids Room (open from 6.00pm – 9.00pm, seven days a week). Child sized restroom facilities are also available.
A 99 – 107 Anderson St, Manunda, Qld 4870
P 07 4053 1053
Fb Brothers Cairns
Dundee’s Restaurant on the Waterfront
Located on the Cairns Harbour, this restaurant offers stunning views and a broad menu that includes steak, pasta, and a renowned seafood selection. Dundee’s also caters to children, offering a dedicated menu. They were also known for their Bushfood Delights – Australian native foods incorporated into delicious modern cuisine.