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Cuisine: Seafood
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Discover outstanding seafood and friendly service at Splash!

Locally owned and operated, this waterfront restaurant specialises in the freshest seafood and ocean-inspired recipes. Perfect for all occasions, bring friends and family for an unforgettable evening.

On the menu, discover a colourful selection of marine cuisine from North Queensland. Choose from their mouthwatering oysters, salads, risotto, pasta, and local fish (depending on the day’s catch).

For a signature dish, try the butter barramundi, or the coconut crumbed prawns. If you don’t fancy fish, they also offer delectable meats, like the local tablelands premium eye fillet, and a vegetarian option, such as the mushroom risotto with buttered spinach.

Located on the Cairns Esplanade, overlooking the Coral Sea, Splash is an outstanding dining choice. A colour-in kids menus is available for the little ones.

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Splash Seafood Restaurant
103 The Esplanade
Cairns 4870

Open Hours:
Monday 11:30am - 10:30pm
Tuesday 11:30am - 10:30pm
Wednesday 11:30am - 10:30pm
Thursday 11:30am - 10:30pm
Friday 11:30am - 10:30pm
Saturday 11:30am - 10:30pm
Sunday 11:30am - 10:30pm

Phone: 07 40319300

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Splash Seafood Restaurant
Cuisine: Seafood
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Such an amazing place all around. Catherine provided hands down the best service we have had in the past two weeks traveling through Queensland/NSW. As well for the delicious quality these portions were quite large!

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Jaq Carter

Wow, what a great night for our special occasion! My first time dinning at Splash and everything was fantastic. Our waitress was lovely and welcoming, friendly, quick, experienced and such a credit to the restaurant.
The ambience and table position was wonderful, we sat in a prime position on the Esplanade enjoying the view and fresh air while sipping on a "gin and ginger".
I ordered the Mediterranean Medley and it was absolutely mouthwatering delicious.
I have dinnd at many of the restaurants along the Esplanade over the years but this is now my favorite. I wish I tried Splash sooner. I will definitely be returning and recommending to others.
Jaq Carter

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Isabelle Rymann

On arrival, we were seated in a great location which already was a surprise!
The staff were generous and helpful with the right amount of humour and a smile!
The chips were served hot and crispy, sounds to be a very simple pleasure but unfortunately a rarity in our days in Cairns!
We did clean up our plate, left the premises happy and with a good taste in our mouth!
Yes I'm a sweet tooth and my dessert completed a good meal and night!

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This was our first First Table experience and we were very pleased to be warmly received at Splash Restaurant, in Cairns yesterday. Our host, Jane, was very helpful to provide the menus and was very attentive - offering a special Christmas cocktail and had really good product knowledge. The menu was superb - what can I say - the Mahi Mahi fish, encrusted with Lemon Myrtle, was absolutely delightful! We also had the Tuna Steak, and it was cooked to perfection. We enjoyed the entre - a selection of homebaked bread and dips. This was a perfect way to spend the evening, overlooking the water and the magnificent sunset on Yarrabah mountain. We will return again, soon. Thanks Splash and First Table!

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We had a wonderful evening at Splash and were highly impressed by their wonderful staff and quality and flavour of the dishes we had.
Cathleen was our super friendly waitress and is a true credit to the restaurant. She was knowledgable about the dishes and just a lovely person.
We had excellent natural oysters with a delicious granita to complement the oysters perfectly and then we had Mahi Mahi and Barramundi. The portions of fish were excellent and everything on our plates tasted delicious.
The dessert of date, butterscotch and macadamia pudding was divine and reminded us of Sticky Toffee Pudding from the UK!
All round we had a lovely evening and would highly recommend coming here.

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All meals were amazing, with awesome flavours, and presented beautifully. The service was very quick. All staff were very professional, friendly, experienced and knowledgeable. The location of the restaurant is perfect - on the esplanade. Such an enjoyable night / experience / dinner. Will definitely be back. Thank you Splash !!
J :)

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Great location, great food, great experience.

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Angela Cooke

It was our first time at Splash Seafood restaurant the food was delicious. He staff were friendly and helpful. We took visitors from Adelaide who enjoyed the view, the food and their first time at using First Table

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Laura Linsey

Everything from the time of the booking to the time we left was fantastic, couldn’t fault anything. Hubby ordered mostly seafood and all was great. I ordered the steak and was impressed. Catered well for our young daughter too. Will be back for sure.

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Excellent experience. Delicious food, reasonably priced. We were made to feel so welcome by Sebastian and his attention to our table ensured all went very well. We will be back - first table or not.

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Christina Cassimaty

The service and our meals at Splash were wonderful. We couldn’t have asked for a better first night in Cairns. Great seafood at reasonable prices.

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The panacotta is to die for! Highly recommend

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The personalised service and location of Splash is always first class, and the desserts are excellent!

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We went out for a 45th birthday celebration and couldn’t be happier. On arrival we were greeted by friendly and attentive staff. Ordering was quick and easy with a couple of menu questions answered happily. The food was amazing! The starter was just a peak at what we were about to be offered. The mains lived up to our expectations, with awesome seafood to salad ratio, and desserts were a perfect finisher. We’ll be recommending to others and we will be back.

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Great food. Service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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We dined with our 4 kids aged 5 & under, and the staff could not have been more helpful. The food came out super quickly (they sent the kids meals out with our entrees) and they provided colouring in, which kept the kids entertained while we ate. My meal was delicious (mahi mahi) & my husbands was pretty good too, although he was still hungry afterwards. All in all, a great experience - we’ll definitely be back!

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Steve Neuk

This dining experience was excellent. 'Splash Restaurant' was a great find thanks to First Table. The Atmoshere was quiet and spacious, the service was excellent. Garlic bread was generous and lovely, grilled oysters with tamarind were different (we are used to ordering Oysters Kilpatrick) but they were delicious.The Hero of the night was the 'Classic Fish & Chips - Barramundi'. The chips were nice and crunchy (without being overdone) but the 2 pieces of barramundi were large portions and melted in your mouth. Tartare sauce added to the flavour. Overall 5 Star Dining.

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This was our first time dining at Splash and we were so impressed. The food was amazing and so delicious. The staff were so lovely and helpful and the view of the esplanade at sunset was stunning. Thanks so much for the great experience guys, we will be back :)

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Troy Davis

Excellent on all levels.
Friendly staff.
Really nice food.
Would certainly go back.

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We couldn’t fault the meals they were devine. Service was great

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Samantha Ray

Splash was fantastic. The food was awesome and the staff were lovely and attentive without being pushy. We had the grilled bugs and the seafood medley and the presentation was beautiful and so was the food. I highly recommend Splash for all the seafood lovers. We will definitely be going back for more.

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Kaori Sasakura

My dining experience at Splash Seafood Restaurant was amazing. We went earlier than 6pm to start out our drinks. Waitress kindly let us sit beach view table. I ordered 12 fresh Oysters and Tuna steak. My friend ordered seafood risotto and tempura prawns. All were really delicious. My friend was saying this was best risotto he ever had! If you are local and love seafood, this is a must restaurant to try out.

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Kathleen Johnson

Excellent food And service,,. Lovely table. Great manageress. Very thoughtful

- dined at Splash Seafood Restaurant on

This was our first First Table booking and wasn't sure how it would go... Thankfully we had a genuine warm welcome and a good table with a view - so the night was off to a great start.
Delicious food - with both indulgent and lighter options, and a great wine list. We eat out as a family often and the kids are (on the whole!) very well behaved. Appreciate that they made our children feel as welcome as the adults - something not every place gets right. A lovely family night out with good food. Thanks Splash! Happy to reccomend.

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We had a fabulous meal last night! The seafood was fresh and perfectly cooked! The desserts are a must. Great service throughout, would thoroughly recommend.

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Katie Saint Clair

From the moment we sat down staff were attentive and helpful.
Our special request of Garlic Prawns which wasn’t on the menu was answered with head chef wanting to know how we would like it done. We also had a vegan in our group and staff were great at offering a couple of different options for variety, other than just salad!! Mushroom Risotto was modified for our vegan guest and was very tasty. The rest of the group had a range of meat, fish and the Garlic Prawns and the presentation and taste was first class.
We shared a couple of desserts. the Pavlova especially was so light and fluffy and the Sticky Date and Ginger Ice Cream delicious.
The whole table agreed the dinner and service was 10/10.
We would highly encourage others to try Splash. You definitely won’t be disappointed. Thanks First Table for having them onboard ... Katie

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Bibi Nanne

Amazing service and delicious food.

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Everything about the experience was great. Food was beautiful and the service was great. Will definitely be back.

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Katha Katungo

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at splash seafood restaurant. Very attentive staff, Great choice of seafood. The restaurant is right at the esplanade and we enjoyed the oceanview while having dinner.

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Great location right on the Esplanade. You can sit outside or if you prefer inside with air con. Entrees are huge and quite filling :-) Delicious fresh seafood with a few alternate non-seafood options. Great job, we will come again for sure.

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We was greeted by a very attentive waiter, the food was great ,not rush after finishing our meal ,really enjoyed the Splash

- dined at Splash Seafood Restaurant on

Such an amazing place all around. Catherine provided hands down the best service we have had in the past two weeks traveling through Queensland/NSW. As well for the delicious quality these portions were quite large!

- dined at Splash Seafood Restaurant on

Service and food was fantastic. Will be going back again to try the exquisite menu.

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On arrived in cairns and was really looking forward to dinner at splash .walking past all these packed restaurants the atmosphere started to build for our dinner experience..unfortunately splash restaurant only had 6 customers and after eating there I can understane ed why .Service was terrible,atmosphere was like a morgue and food was worst I had eaten in many years. This venue needs a total overall of trading model before it joins a list of other venues going broke in cairns .

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Lovely night eating beautiful seafood on the Esplanade.
Staff were great too

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Daniella Blinker

The service was on point and the food was great !
Will go back 10/10

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Jaq Carter

Wow, what a great night for our special occasion! My first time dinning at Splash and everything was fantastic. Our waitress was lovely and welcoming, friendly, quick, experienced and such a credit to the restaurant.
The ambience and table position was wonderful, we sat in a prime position on the Esplanade enjoying the view and fresh air while sipping on a "gin and ginger".
I ordered the Mediterranean Medley and it was absolutely mouthwatering delicious.
I have dinnd at many of the restaurants along the Esplanade over the years but this is now my favorite. I wish I tried Splash sooner. I will definitely be returning and recommending to others.
Jaq Carter

- dined at Splash Seafood Restaurant on

Isabelle Rymann

On arrival, we were seated in a great location which already was a surprise!
The staff were generous and helpful with the right amount of humour and a smile!
The chips were served hot and crispy, sounds to be a very simple pleasure but unfortunately a rarity in our days in Cairns!
We did clean up our plate, left the premises happy and with a good taste in our mouth!
Yes I'm a sweet tooth and my dessert completed a good meal and night!

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It's great night. We had a special cocktail and special MahiMahi main dinner. That was so good and fresh.
Service was really nice and friendly.
Just one thing We disappointed about Oyster natural. That was so sank and small. We couldn't eat it.

- dined at Splash Seafood Restaurant on

This was our first First Table experience and we were very pleased to be warmly received at Splash Restaurant, in Cairns yesterday. Our host, Jane, was very helpful to provide the menus and was very attentive - offering a special Christmas cocktail and had really good product knowledge. The menu was superb - what can I say - the Mahi Mahi fish, encrusted with Lemon Myrtle, was absolutely delightful! We also had the Tuna Steak, and it was cooked to perfection. We enjoyed the entre - a selection of homebaked bread and dips. This was a perfect way to spend the evening, overlooking the water and the magnificent sunset on Yarrabah mountain. We will return again, soon. Thanks Splash and First Table!

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Akiko Harris

Great food. Great location. Great service. Cheers.

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Nice restaurant
Seafood is very fresh
service is very good
we had a very good time that night.

- dined at Splash Seafood Restaurant on

We had a wonderful evening at Splash and were highly impressed by their wonderful staff and quality and flavour of the dishes we had.
Cathleen was our super friendly waitress and is a true credit to the restaurant. She was knowledgable about the dishes and just a lovely person.
We had excellent natural oysters with a delicious granita to complement the oysters perfectly and then we had Mahi Mahi and Barramundi. The portions of fish were excellent and everything on our plates tasted delicious.
The dessert of date, butterscotch and macadamia pudding was divine and reminded us of Sticky Toffee Pudding from the UK!
All round we had a lovely evening and would highly recommend coming here.

- dined at Splash Seafood Restaurant on

All meals were amazing, with awesome flavours, and presented beautifully. The service was very quick. All staff were very professional, friendly, experienced and knowledgeable. The location of the restaurant is perfect - on the esplanade. Such an enjoyable night / experience / dinner. Will definitely be back. Thank you Splash !!
J :)

- dined at Splash Seafood Restaurant on

Great location, great food, great experience.

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Angela Cooke

It was our first time at Splash Seafood restaurant the food was delicious. He staff were friendly and helpful. We took visitors from Adelaide who enjoyed the view, the food and their first time at using First Table

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Laura Linsey

Everything from the time of the booking to the time we left was fantastic, couldn’t fault anything. Hubby ordered mostly seafood and all was great. I ordered the steak and was impressed. Catered well for our young daughter too. Will be back for sure.

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Excellent experience. Delicious food, reasonably priced. We were made to feel so welcome by Sebastian and his attention to our table ensured all went very well. We will be back - first table or not.

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A lovely dining experience, consistent with previous visits.
Service is a bit clunky, not polished. But not so bad as to not visit again. Food is always great.

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Christina Cassimaty

The service and our meals at Splash were wonderful. We couldn’t have asked for a better first night in Cairns. Great seafood at reasonable prices.

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The panacotta is to die for! Highly recommend

- dined at Splash Seafood Restaurant on

The personalised service and location of Splash is always first class, and the desserts are excellent!

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1st table terrific idea, Splash gave us friendly service and great food with a great view have been twice will be going back before flying home

- dined at Splash Seafood Restaurant on

We went out for a 45th birthday celebration and couldn’t be happier. On arrival we were greeted by friendly and attentive staff. Ordering was quick and easy with a couple of menu questions answered happily. The food was amazing! The starter was just a peak at what we were about to be offered. The mains lived up to our expectations, with awesome seafood to salad ratio, and desserts were a perfect finisher. We’ll be recommending to others and we will be back.

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Great food. Service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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We dined with our 4 kids aged 5 & under, and the staff could not have been more helpful. The food came out super quickly (they sent the kids meals out with our entrees) and they provided colouring in, which kept the kids entertained while we ate. My meal was delicious (mahi mahi) & my husbands was pretty good too, although he was still hungry afterwards. All in all, a great experience - we’ll definitely be back!

- dined at Splash Seafood Restaurant on

Steve Neuk

This dining experience was excellent. 'Splash Restaurant' was a great find thanks to First Table. The Atmoshere was quiet and spacious, the service was excellent. Garlic bread was generous and lovely, grilled oysters with tamarind were different (we are used to ordering Oysters Kilpatrick) but they were delicious.The Hero of the night was the 'Classic Fish & Chips - Barramundi'. The chips were nice and crunchy (without being overdone) but the 2 pieces of barramundi were large portions and melted in your mouth. Tartare sauce added to the flavour. Overall 5 Star Dining.

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This was our first time dining at Splash and we were so impressed. The food was amazing and so delicious. The staff were so lovely and helpful and the view of the esplanade at sunset was stunning. Thanks so much for the great experience guys, we will be back :)

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Staff overloaded

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Troy Davis

Excellent on all levels.
Friendly staff.
Really nice food.
Would certainly go back.

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We couldn’t fault the meals they were devine. Service was great

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Samantha Ray

Splash was fantastic. The food was awesome and the staff were lovely and attentive without being pushy. We had the grilled bugs and the seafood medley and the presentation was beautiful and so was the food. I highly recommend Splash for all the seafood lovers. We will definitely be going back for more.

- dined at Splash Seafood Restaurant on

Kaori Sasakura

My dining experience at Splash Seafood Restaurant was amazing. We went earlier than 6pm to start out our drinks. Waitress kindly let us sit beach view table. I ordered 12 fresh Oysters and Tuna steak. My friend ordered seafood risotto and tempura prawns. All were really delicious. My friend was saying this was best risotto he ever had! If you are local and love seafood, this is a must restaurant to try out.

- dined at Splash Seafood Restaurant on

Kathleen Johnson

Excellent food And service,,. Lovely table. Great manageress. Very thoughtful

- dined at Splash Seafood Restaurant on

This was our first First Table booking and wasn't sure how it would go... Thankfully we had a genuine warm welcome and a good table with a view - so the night was off to a great start.
Delicious food - with both indulgent and lighter options, and a great wine list. We eat out as a family often and the kids are (on the whole!) very well behaved. Appreciate that they made our children feel as welcome as the adults - something not every place gets right. A lovely family night out with good food. Thanks Splash! Happy to reccomend.

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We had a fabulous meal last night! The seafood was fresh and perfectly cooked! The desserts are a must. Great service throughout, would thoroughly recommend.

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Peter Vels

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our dinner was lovely and fresh and the service was friendly and professional. I look forward to going back and dining again.

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Bridget Wetherall

Attentive service and lovely food. A nice selection of kids meals and all good portion sizes. The risotto was especially amazing!

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The service was wonderful, with two very nice servers taking care of us last night. The food was hit or miss, sadly. THe duck bruschetta was phenomenal - I could have eaten three orders! Tempura shrimp starter and coconut shrimp starter were both fairly lame and flavorless. The bug main was tasty but a scandalously small portion size considering the menu price is $49. Unfortunately I can’t recommend it strongly given the other fine dining options in cairns that offer better taste and value.

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Paul Marmont

Very enjoyable night out at Splash Seafood restaurant. All meals were great however the Tamarind oysters & the Lemon butter Barrumundi were stand-outs

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Delicious seafood very warm and attentive staff combined with a great location on the Cairns waterfront. We’ll definitely be back.

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Michele Bennett

We had a fantastic dining experience at Splash! From the moment we arrived, staff were welcoming and professional. My husband had prawn skewers with laksa sauce, he said they were delicious. It was the first time i had tried mahi mahi and it was beautifully cooked and presented. I really enjoyed it!
A great restaurant!!

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Great food, eye fillet is perfectly cooked as per request. Friendly staff and nice place to be in cairns.

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