While visiting Cairns I found some great places to eat. Setting aside Australia’s relaxed attitude about pretty much everything, we serve up some pretty good grub.
La Fettucina – Italian
This place was by far my favourite restaurant in Cairns. I decided to put my faith in the waiter, and ask for what she thought was the best dish on the menu, I was not disappointed.
The recommendation: Amatriciana, a delicious combination of tomato, bacon, onion and chilli.
It was the most amazing pasta dish I’ve ever eaten in my life. Paired with the Nero red wine, which complimented the dish perfectly.
La Fettucina make their pasta fresh daily.
Ochre – Australian
Ochre has a unique menu, utilising native Australian bush tucker, they create explosive flavours that complement my mouth perfectly.
With the atmosphere and unique dishes, this was a worthwhile experience.
Their tasting platter is the best way to try multiple dishes on their menu without paying a fortune.
The Davidson plum mousse, macadamia pacoca, lemon myrtle and coconut ice-cream, was my favourite dish on the menu.
Kanpai – Japanese
This is a gorgeous sushi restaurant with a tranquil theme.
If you’d like an evening out undisturbed, Kanpai have a self-service system for both food and drinks.
The service was prompt and they were willing to make changes on request.
Please note I know it looks like I have a massive floppy dildo in my hand, in fact it tasted delicious.
My friend decided it would be hilarious to request 2 servings rolled into one.
Regardless of the size and girth of my sushi roll it was tasty.
Prawn Star – Seafood
This unique restaurant is located right on the water at Marina Point.
If you’re willing to leave your table manners behind when you step on the boat, this is the place for you.
Experience typical Aussie dining, find a seat, order your meal and shout when you need another beer. The seafood was good value for money, and the novelty of dining on a boat is fun.
Sweets Planet – Dessert
This is a cute little Korean sweets cafe in the middle of town.
This was my first time trying Bing Su and it was refreshing, with a very subtle sweetness.
I loved “The Little Prince” paraphernalia decorating the cafe, if you haven’t read the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, I highly recommend it. It is by far my most favourite book.