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Cuisine: A La Carte, Australian
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35

Don your sunglasses and kick off your shoes, it’s always cocktail o’clock at the Thirsty Flamingo.

The Cairns Colonial Club’s newly refurbished poolside bar and restaurant is so relaxed it’s practically horizontal. Chilled music and plenty of sun loungers make this the perfect spot for soaking up some sun while tippling on killer cocktails, as well as indulging in mouthwatering cuisine served with a smile.

Start with a selection of sharing plates that can be enjoyed by the whole table before moving on to crowd-pleasers such as burgers, battered barramundi, handmade gnocchi with puttanesca sauce and steak served in onion jus. There is also a dedicated kids' menu for flamingo chicks.

Feeling a little sluggish after all that relaxing? Indulge in a chocolate espresso martini, or keep things classic with a selection of Australian wines and premium spirits.

Thirsty Flamingo at the Cairns Colonial Club ... Great memories start here!

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Thirsty Flamingo
18 - 26 Cannon Street
Manunda 4870

Open Hours:
Everyday 10am - 10pm

Phone: +61740538800

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Thirsty Flamingo
Location: Manunda
Cuisine: A La Carte, Australian
Mains: $20 - $35

Reviews

Frederick Schraner

We're so glad that we chose thirsty flamingo for first table as we were very pleased with the food ,generous portions and tasty. Compliments to the catering staff and the floor staff were friendly and welcoming as we got there early to sit around the pool with a drink, hubby got talking and the bar staff said that we could eat earlier if we like,so we did.

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Outdoor dining in pleasant tropical poolside setting. Mainly self serve but staff are lovely and very helpful. Good choice on menu. Fish and calamari is beautiful and fresh. Good size portions. Thoroughly enjoyable evening!

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Rachael Rowe

Arrived and had a special place card on my table. It was relaxed dining, placing your order with the cashier and collecting your food, which is great for a casual dinner. The space was very open and well designed. The staff were all lovely and interacted well with customers. Our food was perfect!!! We got calamari and barramundi; the calamari would have to be some of the best I’ve ever had.
We also arrived at happy hour so we had 20% off drinks aswell as the 50% off food.

Overall enjoyed my time here, amazing food and drinks, nice staff, casual and relaxed dining!

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Perfect ambience with live music and yummy food.

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Kylie Slack

Everywhere else was booked so I decided to book the Thirsty Flamingo, and what can I say. I’m very impressed! Excellent food, great atmosphere and good service.

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Great night out. We shared a selection of the small plates and really enjoyed the arancini and lamb skewer.

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Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was good.

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Friendly staff and great cocktails in a tropical setting. Burger was soooo good. Cant wait for our next visit to Cairns. Will be dining at Thirsty Flamingo again

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Frederick Schraner

We're so glad that we chose thirsty flamingo for first table as we were very pleased with the food ,generous portions and tasty. Compliments to the catering staff and the floor staff were friendly and welcoming as we got there early to sit around the pool with a drink, hubby got talking and the bar staff said that we could eat earlier if we like,so we did.

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Food and service were nice BUT they ripped me off. You have the option of ordering some of the meals as a small or a main size. I ordered 2 of the meals in the main size but when they came out they were very small (Like an on tray size) I checked my receipt and the lady had put the order through as a small plate ($16) but then charged me for the large plate ($22)

What I ordered:
Calamari main $22 (but $16 small was on receipt)
Pork belly main $22 (but $16 small on receipt)
Chicken burger $22
The total on my receipt was $66 then they gave me 50% off and I paid $33.
$16+$16+$22 =$54
She must have adjusted the total price to charge us for the main size but put through to the kitchen a small size.
The night was a nice night until I realized I had been ripped off....Nor happy

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Richard.Susan Ebel

Very casual dining. Good food.

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Outdoor dining in pleasant tropical poolside setting. Mainly self serve but staff are lovely and very helpful. Good choice on menu. Fish and calamari is beautiful and fresh. Good size portions. Thoroughly enjoyable evening!

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Rachael Rowe

Arrived and had a special place card on my table. It was relaxed dining, placing your order with the cashier and collecting your food, which is great for a casual dinner. The space was very open and well designed. The staff were all lovely and interacted well with customers. Our food was perfect!!! We got calamari and barramundi; the calamari would have to be some of the best I’ve ever had.
We also arrived at happy hour so we had 20% off drinks aswell as the 50% off food.

Overall enjoyed my time here, amazing food and drinks, nice staff, casual and relaxed dining!

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Food was just ok! Burgers were bland & steak very chewy! Ok value for 50% off but very happy that we weren’t paying full price as the $32 steak wasn’t even worth $16! A strange addition to all of the other First Table restaurants that are on offer in Cairns which are all first class! We won’t be returning!

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Perfect ambience with live music and yummy food.

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Kylie Slack

Everywhere else was booked so I decided to book the Thirsty Flamingo, and what can I say. I’m very impressed! Excellent food, great atmosphere and good service.

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Service was great, Entree was lovely Lamb Skewer & dessert was nice Orange cake. However the main absolutely disappointing! Cold steak which i was asked how i would like it cooked and that was Med Rare came out WELL DONE! Carrot puree was soo chunky!! The onion Jus... was just a pile of fried onions on top reminded me of a bunnings snag! Not impressed at all. Lucky it was only half the price, my goD!

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