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Shop 3 Harbour Lights1 Marlin PdeCairns City QLD 4870

Dundee’s Restaurant on the Waterfront Reviews

Recent Reviews
5 months ago
Fantastic views over the marina! Food choice is huge. Great service and quality food!
Jeff - Cairns
7 months ago
I love going here when the wife and I travel to Cairns. Its a great spot and the seafood is amazing.
Daniel - Benowa

Our favourite restaurant

a year ago
My wife & I are regulars at Dundees! Can't fault the place. Quality food and top spot over looking the marina. Huge range of food and wine.
Glenn and Vicky - Cairns, QLD

Great food

2 years ago
Can't fault this restaurant! Huge choice. Excellent service, food quality and great atmosphere
Rob - Cairns, QLD
2 years ago
Such great food with fantastic experience lovely team had a wonderful birthday.
Matt Allen - Cairns, QLD
2 years ago
Perfect service and food. But you will pay an expensive price for that. Prepare your money, if you have enough money and want excellent things, you go and find them.
Tigaku Lyu - Smithfield, QLD
2 years ago
Really enjoyed our food here. Entree and main meal were tip top. I didn't have dessert but my wife did......also amazing. We'll be back next holiday.
Bryan - Smithfield, QLD
2 years ago
Absolutely 10 out of 10. If I could rate it 15 then I would. Beautiful meal, excellent service and friendly staff. Will definitely return. Thanks!
Marie - Smithfield, QLD

Great wait staff

2 years ago
Excellent wait staff and great food. I think someone named Dean served us. He was very obliging and split our bill into seats so it was easy to pay.
Alex - Cairns, QLD

Great breakfast & view

2 years ago
Had breakfast at Dundees and was very impressed with everything they have on offer there. Five stars for food and service. Breakfast tower for 2 was amazing.
Vicky - Cairns, QLD

Great ambience

2 years ago
Perfect position on the marina. Food selection is amazing. Good lighting & soft music. Great atmosphere and the meal was excellent!
Glenn - Cairns QLD
2 years ago
Always enjoy Dundees...
Rick - Cairns, QLD

Beautiful meals

3 years ago
I always love the food here. Good size portions for a good price! Great local spot.
Peta - Cairns

Breakfast was good

3 years ago
Lovely Aussie modern menu. Eaten breakfast a few times. Would come back to try dinner. Eggs on toast with tomato fennel relish.
Jason Rass - Cairns

Dine in with an awesome view

3 years ago
We had b'fast at Dundee's yesterday celebrating my daughter's bday. There are plenty to choose from their b'fast menu. The food was great and they serve Julius Meinl coffee which was awesome. You can also create fruit or vegetable juice or frappe to your liking. The staff were quite attentive and friendly. Dundee's has always been our favourite over the years for dinner and lunch but I guess now for b'fast too. We love it while we were having our coffee after the meal, the Managers and staff surprised us with a bday song and a dessert with sparkles. Nice touch....Well done Dundee's.
Gem - Cairns QLD

We loved it

3 years ago
My husband and I shared The Tastes of the Sea which was sensational!! I strongly recommend this. I love this restaurant and we went back the next day just to try the stone grill were you cook the meal on the table. Staff are great and very efficient. Love it.
Helen - Cairns

Would come again

3 years ago
The kangaroo meat was nice and tender. Offering good service and it is a nice spot on the water. I had the ravioli which was good but I have a pet peeve about when my food doesn't come SUPER hot.. it was also just a little pricey.
Trina - Cairns

Amazing service

3 years ago
We came here for a nice lunch stop and it was by far the best restaurant I have been to in quite some time. I am really looking forward to coming back. The service & food was amazing.
Terri - Cairns


4 years ago
Very, very good all.
Doldor Adriana - Focșani

Owner's Response

Thank you for posting your review of our Restaurant. I was very happy that you enjoyed your meals and time with us, and hope you visit us again one day. Kind regards Tina Wort - Owner/Manager
Business Owner 08.01.2017


4 years ago
Lunch time my partner always get the steak sandwich he loves it. I choose between the calamari and ribs. Never disappointed love this place.
Katherine - Redlynch, QLD

Owner's Response

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of our Restaurant. We're always happy to receive feedback, and we're glad you enjoyed your meals. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Kind regards Tina Wort - Owner/Manager
Business Owner 08.01.2017


5 years ago
Great food great location, affordable, and great service, my new location to take all my tinder dates;-)
dan - Cairns, QLD

Owner's Response

Good morning Dan, Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your dining experience. We pride ourselves on our food and great service, and I'm very happy that you enjoyed yourself when you visited us. Kind regards. Tina Wort - Owner/Manager
Business Owner 23.02.2015

Amazing lunch

5 years ago
This would have to be the most extensive & delicious lunch menu in town - super yum !
Alex - Cairns

Owner's Response

Hi Alex, thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch, and I hope you visit us again soon. Kind regards Tina Wort - Owner/Manager
Business Owner 23.02.2015

Value for money

5 years ago
I had an Garlic mussel linguine for Lunch OMG to die for. Great prices and decent size plate. Service was great too.
Annikka - Cairns, QLD

Owner's Response

Good morning Annikka Thank you for your review. Our lunch specials are very popular, and I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and the good service you received. Kind regards Tina Wort - Owner/Manager
Business Owner 23.02.2015

Great Lunch

5 years ago
If you are looking for a great lunch experience I would suggest you drop in to Dundee's....would also suggesting that you reserve a table ahead as they get quite busy.. Tried the Calamari Apple Salad,light refreshing great taste....oh yes and great service. The location overlooking the inlet and Murray Prior Range provides a wonderful dining experience
Jeff W - Cairns, QLD

Owner's Response

Good morning Jeff Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our Restaurant. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed your meal, and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Tina Wort - Owner/Manager
Business Owner 23.02.2015

Attentive & Prompt

2 years ago
Nice food...it's always enjoyable. Service is very attentive and prompt.
Dave Hodges - Cairns, QLD
3 years ago
The food was outstanding, as was service for food, service for drinks was a tad slow, we had to find the waitress, to order our wine.
Gale Reid - Cairns

Highly recomend

3 years ago
Had a great night overall. Good company, food was amazing and best of all the service was great apart from one waitress with a little bit of attitude. Highly recommend.
Tony - Cairns

Cold food and late meal

5 years ago
Hi Tina sorry to be a pain but we ate on Saturday night not Sunday.
Tony - Cairns

Owner's Response

Hi Tony Thank you, I will get to the bottom of this. Could you please email me at dundees@dundees.com.au and I can communicate directly with you by email. Thank you Kind regards Tina Wort - Owner Manager
Business Owner 11.06.2015


5 years ago
I'm up from the Gold Coast this week and I took my gf and me to dinner at this place. Literally the best seafood I've had, I'm recommending all my friends when I get home.
Daniel - Cairns, QLD

Nice setting, a little expensive

4 years ago
Had a boutique Australian feel to the restaurant. Offered ample seating and parking close by for convenience. For us trying some of the exotic meats was the objective and can now say we have done this. Compared to most restaurants it is on the expensive side and for the portion size you receive. The quality which varies as does the level of service provided with it being on average fairly efficient. Great good views out off the marina which sets a romantic mood.
Gary - Cairns

Cold food and very late meal

5 years ago
Hello Tina yes not a good evening and a bill proberbly over four hundred dollars my son in law paid, I don't know the table number but we sat down on Sunday evening inside near the kitchen by the wine cooler about six thirty. A follow up would be interesting to hear about but hey we will see. Thank you for your interest look forward to hearing from you by e mail if you want. Tony
Tony - Cairns

Owner's Response

Hello Tony, Apologies for the late response as I am new to this position and attending other emails and appointments but nonetheless I have finally found time to respond to your review. Firstly, my name is Shaun and I am the new General Manager at Dundees and I was there on the evening you dined with us and I remember it well. Please accept my apologies for the mix up and what appeared to be some what an amateur service you received on saturday night, my explanation is that we are going through staff training for the busy season and my main approach for training is to make it indistinguishable to that of a normal service. I failed in that area as i was short staffed and communication between management was not that of Dundees standard as you might have noticed we were very busy and with new staff to train. However, I am the host and my duty is to attend all concerns and complaints also praises and compliments from the valued customers and adhere the service to the demand. My only explanation is lack of staff training for resolving issues and recognising potential hotspots that could compromise service and leave the customer confused and disappointed. I would like to thank you for your feedback as it is of great use for staff training and immediately identifying the problem and implementing a speedy remedial regime. Again, thankyou for your review and we look forward to seeing you and your family next time and I am confident you will receive the service Dundees is renowned for.
Business Owner 17.06.2015

Missing meal, and cold food

5 years ago
Six adults one child we all sat down to a what we thought was going to be a nice evening. All starts well drinks ok starters fine after at least twenty minutes wait for our mains not a problem it's usual,five of the mains arrived all good we thought one to go so we all start eating. One meal was cold, so we call the waiter over and told him about it and he promptly took it away, we are still waiting for the last meal to appear at this point.we are nearly all finished when the last meal turns up,not very happy about it, waiter came over to offer the lady a free drink, no was the reply as she does not drink any alcohol only water. Nothing else was said nobody came over with any suggestions with anything else. A small apology was all we had,the replacement meal arrived in between all this and was promptly eaten we had all finished then waited now on the last meal to Finnish. Overall not a good night food was ok but left a bad taste in our mouths as to the not so good service we received.
Tony - Cairns

Owner's Response

I was very disappointed to read your review, and sincerely apologise for the poor service and untimely delivery of your meals. Could you please let me know what night you dined, and if possible your table number, as I take all feedback seriously and will take this matter up with the Manager on Duty, the Chef and other staff involved that night. Kind regards Tina Wort - Owner/Manager
Business Owner 09.06.2015

Pay too much for what we got

5 years ago
Had lunch here and was not great. Over cooked seafood and kids meals too. Kids would not eat the sausage, they even spat it out. Payed $80 for 1/4 mud crab, not half as stated and it was not that nice either. When we payed we were asked how was evrything and when I said it was not bad but not great the lady who served me just repeated what I said and then said bye. Wont be coming back anytime soon.
Jane - Cairns

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  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
  • ABN 54010827693
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  • Prime Australian beef
  • Local seafood
  • Crocodile
  • Kangaroo
  • Emu
  • Pastas & salads
  • Oyster bar
  • Desserts


  • Restaurant
  • Open 7 days coffee, lunch & dinner
  • Catering for functions, cocktail parties, weddings & conferences
  • Private dining
  • Free parking under Harbour lights


  • Chef with 20 years’ experience

About Dundee’s Restaurant on the Waterfront