Cuisine: South African, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Welcome to Cairns’ finest steakhouse!

Think succulent meat, big flavours and exceptional service at Waterbar & Grill. Located right on the marina, it’s no wonder this is the local’s choice for dinner.

Their kitchen specialises in flame-grilled meats and exotic African and Portuguese flavours. Serving fresh fish, salads, steak and burgers, they source the finest produce from local suppliers, and use grain-fed, aged organic beef from the Atherton Tableland.

From the grill, try the showstopping Espetada; a hanging skewer of flavoursome rump basted in red wine and chilli sauce. Or opt for a stunning fish dish, like the Mozambique prawns with the chef’s special peri peri sauce.

Naturally, with great steak comes great wine, and Waterbar doesn’t disappoint. They offer an exciting range of boutique choices and an excellent cellar selection.

For an outstanding dining experience on Cairns’ waterfront, look no further than this vibrant restaurant and bar.

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Waterbar and Grill
Pier Shopping Centre, Pier Point Rd
Cairns 4870

Open Hours:
Monday 11.30am - 4pm and 5.30pm - 10pm
Tuesday 11.30am - 4pm and 5.30pm - 10pm
Wednesday 11.30am - 4pm and 5.30pm - 10pm
Thursday 11.30am - 4pm and 5.30pm - 10pm
Friday 11.30am - 4pm and 5.30pm - 10pm
Saturday 11.30am - 4pm and 5.30pm - 10pm
Sunday

Phone: 0740311199
Website: waterbarandgrill.com.au

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Waterbar and Grill
Location: Cairns Central
Cuisine: South African, Steakhouse
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Jessica Lock

Love Waterbar and Grill!
Can’t go past the Waterbar Martini and the entree salt and pepper squid..
My kiddies enjoyed their chicken and of course the ice cream with chocolate topping.
The steak was delicious as was the prawn pasta.
Will definitely be back!!

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Dinner was divine as always at Waterbar, the food is amazing with the best steaks in Cairns and I’m obsessed with the red wine and chilli sauce. Service was excellent and having our booking at 6pm actually worked out amazing as we got to watch the sky change colour over the water as the sun went down which created a lovely atmosphere, I was also pleased to see we got a great table right at the front near the water. Very happy with our experience

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- dined at Waterbar and Grill on

We had a fantastic family evening at Waterbar and Grill. The view, service and the most important our meals were amazing! Overall it was a great experience. See you soon :)

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Always a great experience at the Waterbar and is arguably one of the best restaurants in Cairns! Awesome food and lovely location on the Cairns Marina. If you are lucky enough to snap up a "first table" booking at this restaurant you too will experience what outstanding value this offer really is!

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Myungsang Lee

Very good pork ribs. Fantastic service.

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Absolutely amazing experience. Food was delicious and service was great!

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Amazing food, amazing service.
My partner and I went to Waterbar for our anniversary, he'd been hanging for ribs for a long time and we'd heard that Waterbar did great ribs, so off we went.
The setting is stunning. We sat out on the deck.
The waitress was an absolute babe, she was very genuine and had a great sense of humour. The meals were delivered quickly, they were beautifully presented and delicious. The portion sizes were outstanding for the price. Steve really loved the ribs.
All in all we gave a 10/10 for everything this night, we could not fault a thing and would have happily paid full price for this night out. We will most definitely return.
Thank you to everyone at Waterbar for an amazing night and especially to our gorgeous waitress who topped it all off with her high energy and efficiency, yet relaxed demeanor. Keep it up!

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Linda Finden

Wonderful venue for a 50th birthday dinner for our party of 4 - online booking was super easy - we arrived at 6pm and were taken to our table - drinks staff attended quickly and menus were handed out - our orders were taken when we said we were ready to order - restaurant staff were efficient and attentive throughout the evening (checking on our meals - was there anything we needed - without the "hovering") - we ordered entrees (garlic bread, salt&pepper squid, twice cooked pork belly & salad) followed by a main meal each (2 half racks of ribs, steak with prawn topper & a chicken burger - food service was quick & the food was exceptional!!! (serving sizes were bigger than expected so we were offered takeaway containers to take home what we couldn't eat) would have loved to try their desserts but we just couldn't fit it in!!! Our bill arrived when requested with the discount already applied - we paid via eftpos at the table (no walking and standing in line at a cash register - excellent!) We had plenty of time to eat as comfortably as we wanted - no feeling of being "rushed" - we left just after 7pm with still 45mins to spare before we needed to leave as per the conditions - First Table is an excellent initiative - makes a treat night out very affordable and hassle free!! Thank you First Table & Waterbar and Grill!! We went on a Tuesday night and the restaurant was very busy and we were respected like every other customer - will definately be doing this again - all restaurants in Cairns need to get on board with this!!

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Fantastic experience, food delicious, ambiance lovely, would definitely go here again

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Kathleen Johnson

Beautiful, well cooked steaks great value. Huge portions. Attentive staff.

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Ross Keeling

Although we stayed up until midnight on the release date, we can't believe our luck scoring this reservation, there is a reason each day sells out!

If it wasn't for First Table we would never have thought to try it, however now it will become a must visit destination on our yearly winter getaways. AAA+ recommendation from us!

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Gabriella Tomassetti

WOW!!
Waterbar and Grill absolutely delicious food and fantastic service.
The staff were very attentive, whilst giving us space at the same time.
Nothing was too much trouble.
We took our son and girlfriend, it was their first time and they loved it.
I had the reef and beef.... cooked perfectly as I like it rare.... Devine! My husband had the eye fillet, again, perfectly cooked medium for him.
My son had the Portuguese chicken, so yummy and juicy. His girlfriend had the salt and pepper calamari, nice and tender.
We also all shared a full rack of pork ribs.... absolutely did not disappoint.. yum yum yum!
We will definitely be back again!
Thanks for a great mid week family night out

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Nicole Jane

Fabulous location with views of the Cairns marina. The perfect spot for a sunset drink and evening meal. We were positioned at a prime spot for our dining here through first table, amazing steaks and beautiful side salads. Couldn’t fault the food and atmosphere, a must visit in Cairns and a great spot for locals to enjoy the best steak available in Cairns.
Get in quick to get the First Table for this restaurant.

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Samuel Lima de Miranda

We arrived at The Waterbar and Grill and was greeted and directed to our reserved table which was located right at the front overlooking the Marina. The view was great! Not long after a waitress took our order. For entree we had salt and pepper squid and slow cooked pork belly, both yummy!!!! For mains we had 350g of rump and 400g sirloin both cooked to perfection (one medium rare and the other well done), followed by a nice creamy cream brulee.
The experience was excellent, the food was delicious and the staff very professional and friendly.
Would recommend 100%
Thank you Waterbar and Grill for a fabulous night!!!

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The Waterbar and Grill is a fantastic restaurant. The location is superb. We had a table on the deck and with the cool evening breezes and the lights from all the boats in the harbour, it was a beautiful backdrop to the evening. The food was delicious, the chicken tenderloins for entree, amazing. The short cut sirloin for main, cooked to perfection and the salted caramel parfait for dessert, was decadent.
The staff were attentive, even though it was a very busy night in the restaurant. The meals were delivered to the table quickly which is fabulous when you have a limited time in which to dine. We only had 15 mins to go before we had to vacate our table but we wanted dessert, so we told the waiter and he ensured that we received our desserts quickly and we were able to enjoy them and still vacate the table on time.
We took our daughter and son-in-law for their first, first table experience and they were amazed by the fact you get to order off the same menu and get the same service as everyone else in the restaurant, except ours was half price.
We had a very pleasant evening a look forward to going back to Waterbar and Grill very soon.

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Jessica Lock

Love Waterbar and Grill!
Can’t go past the Waterbar Martini and the entree salt and pepper squid..
My kiddies enjoyed their chicken and of course the ice cream with chocolate topping.
The steak was delicious as was the prawn pasta.
Will definitely be back!!

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- dined at Waterbar and Grill on

Dinner was divine as always at Waterbar, the food is amazing with the best steaks in Cairns and I’m obsessed with the red wine and chilli sauce. Service was excellent and having our booking at 6pm actually worked out amazing as we got to watch the sky change colour over the water as the sun went down which created a lovely atmosphere, I was also pleased to see we got a great table right at the front near the water. Very happy with our experience

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The Maitre D had chosen an outdoor table for us but had the courtesy to ask if that was ok. The decor was warm and inviting. I really liked the ambience that was created by the lovely etched candle holders on the tables. By the looks of it from the number of patrons Waterbar and Grill is a very popular restaurant. The Staff were all very friendly and attentive. My daughter chose garlic bread for starters which was very nice. I shared zucchini and prawn fritters with a friend; one was a little salty and I thought maybe needed another flavour added but the prawns on top were delicious. For mains my daughter had Portugese Chicken which was quite a large serving and quite nice. I had Rib Eye Steak which was cooked to perfection and was so tasty on it's own I really didn't need the sauce accompaniment. The baked potato and sour cream were also delicious. Our friend chose the full pork ribs which he said were 'really good' but he struggled to finish them stating he wished he'd chosen the half serve instead! Overall it was a very enjoyable evening and I would definitely go there again :)

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- dined at Waterbar and Grill on

We had a fantastic family evening at Waterbar and Grill. The view, service and the most important our meals were amazing! Overall it was a great experience. See you soon :)

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- dined at Waterbar and Grill on

Always a great experience at the Waterbar and is arguably one of the best restaurants in Cairns! Awesome food and lovely location on the Cairns Marina. If you are lucky enough to snap up a "first table" booking at this restaurant you too will experience what outstanding value this offer really is!

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Myungsang Lee

Very good pork ribs. Fantastic service.

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Absolutely amazing experience. Food was delicious and service was great!

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Amazing food, amazing service.
My partner and I went to Waterbar for our anniversary, he'd been hanging for ribs for a long time and we'd heard that Waterbar did great ribs, so off we went.
The setting is stunning. We sat out on the deck.
The waitress was an absolute babe, she was very genuine and had a great sense of humour. The meals were delivered quickly, they were beautifully presented and delicious. The portion sizes were outstanding for the price. Steve really loved the ribs.
All in all we gave a 10/10 for everything this night, we could not fault a thing and would have happily paid full price for this night out. We will most definitely return.
Thank you to everyone at Waterbar for an amazing night and especially to our gorgeous waitress who topped it all off with her high energy and efficiency, yet relaxed demeanor. Keep it up!

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Waterbar is my partner and i’s favourite restaurant. It is amazing! The food is exquisite and the service is even better! Best steak and ribs we’ve ever had! Highly recommend!

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Linda Finden

Wonderful venue for a 50th birthday dinner for our party of 4 - online booking was super easy - we arrived at 6pm and were taken to our table - drinks staff attended quickly and menus were handed out - our orders were taken when we said we were ready to order - restaurant staff were efficient and attentive throughout the evening (checking on our meals - was there anything we needed - without the "hovering") - we ordered entrees (garlic bread, salt&pepper squid, twice cooked pork belly & salad) followed by a main meal each (2 half racks of ribs, steak with prawn topper & a chicken burger - food service was quick & the food was exceptional!!! (serving sizes were bigger than expected so we were offered takeaway containers to take home what we couldn't eat) would have loved to try their desserts but we just couldn't fit it in!!! Our bill arrived when requested with the discount already applied - we paid via eftpos at the table (no walking and standing in line at a cash register - excellent!) We had plenty of time to eat as comfortably as we wanted - no feeling of being "rushed" - we left just after 7pm with still 45mins to spare before we needed to leave as per the conditions - First Table is an excellent initiative - makes a treat night out very affordable and hassle free!! Thank you First Table & Waterbar and Grill!! We went on a Tuesday night and the restaurant was very busy and we were respected like every other customer - will definately be doing this again - all restaurants in Cairns need to get on board with this!!

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Fantastic experience, food delicious, ambiance lovely, would definitely go here again

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Wonderfull dining experience, easy to see why this is such a popular restaurant

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Kathleen Johnson

Beautiful, well cooked steaks great value. Huge portions. Attentive staff.

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Jake Kerry

Great service and venue but Steak quality was average and ordered medium and got under rare.

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Jessica Lock

What a delicious dinner!!
Our picky daughter absolutely loved the kids chicken and chips and the ice cream was a hit. We will definitely visit again.

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We had an incredible anniversary dinner. Never had an empty water glass and the food and drink quality was all incredible.
Worth it even if you were paying full price so the 50 percent discount is what dreams are made of!

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Absolutely beautiful! Setting and atmosphere was amazing. Very polite staff and the 3 courses we had were all delicious. Highly recommend.

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Great location with views over the marina. The food was superb and the service excellent. Will come again!

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Stunning location, excellent service and perfectly cooked steaks; we will be back for sure!

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Ross Keeling

Although we stayed up until midnight on the release date, we can't believe our luck scoring this reservation, there is a reason each day sells out!

If it wasn't for First Table we would never have thought to try it, however now it will become a must visit destination on our yearly winter getaways. AAA+ recommendation from us!

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Gabriella Tomassetti

WOW!!
Waterbar and Grill absolutely delicious food and fantastic service.
The staff were very attentive, whilst giving us space at the same time.
Nothing was too much trouble.
We took our son and girlfriend, it was their first time and they loved it.
I had the reef and beef.... cooked perfectly as I like it rare.... Devine! My husband had the eye fillet, again, perfectly cooked medium for him.
My son had the Portuguese chicken, so yummy and juicy. His girlfriend had the salt and pepper calamari, nice and tender.
We also all shared a full rack of pork ribs.... absolutely did not disappoint.. yum yum yum!
We will definitely be back again!
Thanks for a great mid week family night out

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Sarah Thomas

The food and service were fantastic and we had a fabulous night. Can’t wait to go back.

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Amazing experience, friendly staff, beautiful food! will definitely be returning.

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Cherona Walker

Waterbar never disappoints! Consistently great food, mouth watering steaks and decent sized entrees. Service was amazing! Would 100% recommend this restaurant!

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Sola Kim

I went to there for my birthday dinner. Food, mood and service were amazing. That was the memorable day for me, thanks.

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Carmi Zhan

Great food and excellent service, definitely will go next time! I recommend waterbar martini cocktail.

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We went there to celebrate my wife's birthday with my 3kids. Staffs are very kind and helpful. My wife was happy.

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Great service, really nice salads. Portion size is fair. As a cattle farmer, meat needs to be more tender

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Adrian Profke

Outstanding !!!

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Jessica Parsons

Can always trust Waterbar to deliver and they did !! Great ribs! Great steak !! Love love love ! Definitely recommend!!

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As a connoisseur of all things ribs, this place is up there with the best, service and location just awesome!thank you

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A really lovely evening, the staff were efficient and friendly. We got a great table with an amazing view not tucked away at the back like I thought we would. The food was great, I will recommend to others.

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Jessica Lock

Fantastic food and service!
The kids meals of ribs and chicken were great. Our kids loved the ice creams with caramel topping!!

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This was our first time using First Table and our first time at the Waterbar and Grill. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our table had a great view of the marina. The food was excellent. Would definitely recommend Waterbar and Grill and First Table and will go back again.

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Lisa Pettigrew

The staff were very efficient and friendly being close by if we required assistance but not hovering, and the food service was fluid with the time between entree and main just right.

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Very impressed with the service and the meal! Definitely will come along again sometime soon and try that rib again!!! Beautiful dinner!

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Heeya Lee

I have been Waterbar and Grill few times before. Same friendly staff, same amazing foods. My mum and sister and I really really enjoyed the night. Great experience. Thank you!!

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Alex Jung

So kind and nice food I recommend this place

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Katherine Smith

I love dining at waterbar and grill. The food is always amazing. I find it hard to go past the pork ribs. The staff are friendly efficient and presentable. No booty shorts in sight.

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Laura Linsey

Lovely dining experience again.
Hubby had the ribs, I had the rib eye and our toddler had the linguini bolagnaise. My steak was cooked perfectly ( rare) and the ribs were juicy, meaty and a generous potion size. Service was friendly and efficient. Will definitely be back again.

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Jon Clay

Food was stunning. The staff were very warm and friendly. Would definitely recommend going to anyone considering. 10/10.

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Katherine Wilson

As always everything about Waterbar was outstanding. Service, atmosphere and most importantly food. We keep coming back and have never been disappointed. .

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Treahna Daly

FANTASTIC NIGHT! ;-)

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Reiko Kusuda

Great service great food. If you are lucky enough to book this deal, take it. They are amazing!

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Fantastic evening at Waterbar. We were seated at a great table for people watching and our drinks order arrived soon after. The food was delicious and arrived in good time after ordering. So tasty we had 3 courses each ! The waiting staff were friendly and attentive. Even though they were also serving some large groups at tables nearby we could get their attention easily if we needed.
Top marks - and it was great to see how busy the restaurant was for a Sunday night. We will be back soon !

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Beautiful meal and experience! Will be coming back!!

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Nicole Jane

Fabulous location with views of the Cairns marina. The perfect spot for a sunset drink and evening meal. We were positioned at a prime spot for our dining here through first table, amazing steaks and beautiful side salads. Couldn’t fault the food and atmosphere, a must visit in Cairns and a great spot for locals to enjoy the best steak available in Cairns.
Get in quick to get the First Table for this restaurant.

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Fantastic food and service.
We had our infant with us who was taken a good care of as well!
They worked really hard to satisfy your expectation for the restaurant and most of all Food was fantastic! Loved it! Thank you!

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Samuel Lima de Miranda

We arrived at The Waterbar and Grill and was greeted and directed to our reserved table which was located right at the front overlooking the Marina. The view was great! Not long after a waitress took our order. For entree we had salt and pepper squid and slow cooked pork belly, both yummy!!!! For mains we had 350g of rump and 400g sirloin both cooked to perfection (one medium rare and the other well done), followed by a nice creamy cream brulee.
The experience was excellent, the food was delicious and the staff very professional and friendly.
Would recommend 100%
Thank you Waterbar and Grill for a fabulous night!!!

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Wendy Morcom

We were seated at a table that had an excellent view over the marina and it didn't matter that the rain was pouring as there were many tables undercover. The food was excellent but the spinach salad could have done with a little more blue cheese. The wait staff were very attentive and we would definitely go back again.

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