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

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.
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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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Waterbar is to be recommended. Friendly professional staff & great atmosphere. We had a slight hiccup with one dish and it was dealt with perfectly. The place was packed - always a good sign. We'll definitely be back

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Megan Macallister

The water views were a perfect backdrop for the evening. Our meals were served promptly and tasted divine. Our wait staff were exceptional and nothing was too much trouble. We had a really enjoyable evening and would recommend the steaks which are the house specialty.

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Wonderful evening! Amazing food and service. Even got one of the best tables in the house, very happy customers! Would definitely go back and pay full price!

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Olivier Bow-Bertrand

Great. Nothing else to say!

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Samantha Albert

As always great service and great food. I'd have to say one of my favourite restaurants in Cairns

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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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Takahiro Maruyama

Great service from all staff members.

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Fantastic dining experience, as always at this establishment

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Excellent evening :)

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Great dinner, great table.

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Everything about our dining experience was perfect! Great service, incredible views and the food was devine! My favourite Baramundi dish in Cairns! can’t wait to go back!

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Lindy Tram

We ordered rib combo with steak and salmon mains. Desserts: date pudding and parfaits. Foods were delicious and service was very prompt. 5stars

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Julie-Ann Brown

If you are looking for a great steakhouse with exceptional service and the best views in Cairns, look no further.

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Fantastic view, food and service. Pork ribs are so good. Loving the first table offer. Too good to be true.

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Best pork ribs in Cairns! We will definitely return again!

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Tim William

Great food and service

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Loved it

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Samantha Ray

The food was excellent , we will definitely be going back.

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Great food and service!

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Great food and service!

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Zoe Sturgess

Great service with an awesome view

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Great location, food and service

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On arrival we mentioned we were the “First Table” and immediately greeted by our first names and seated at a lovely waterfront view. Ribs and Steak consistently delicious, best peppered sauce in FNQ! we will be back.

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Alison Webb

We had a lovely night. The steaks were amazing, and great atmosphere. Will definitely go again.

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Richard Morris

We attended as a table of 4. We all went for steak and they were all incredible. Will definitely be heading back!

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Amee Jay

The Water Bar and Grill is my favourite restaurant in town! The staff always provide top class service and the food is so delicious. I always have the eye fillet- best in oz! Excellent!

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Resurrecting Kate

Great food and staff were very attentive.

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Hyaesil Gilligan

It was our first "first table" experience. Which makes it such an affordable night out with family of 4. And also it is a fun getting a message from the first table and given the options to choose.
It was a great night!

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Adrian Profke

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing atmosphere, thank you Waterbar and thank you First Table!!!

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Carlie Schmitt

Wow! What an awesome night at the Waterbar and Grill. The food and service were exceptional. It was so great to be able to choose from the menu without worrying about the price. Steaks to die for and our two vegetarians were super happy with their superfood salads.
We were the very first 'first table' guests at the Waterbar and Grill, but there was no confusion about how the system worked. We will be regular First Table users, and will be back to the Waterbar and Grill too.

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