Cairns restaurants and hotel help?

Oct 9th, 2003, 11:52 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 19
Cairns restaurants and hotel help?

I am staying at the Hotel pacific International at 43 Esplanade. is this a good location? i am staying here for 2 nights in december. are there any good restaurants nearby? am i close to town. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

thanks,

jon
jwolk is offline  
Oct 9th, 2003, 07:25 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,680
Hi Jon - after 10 years of scoffing in restaurants in Far North Qld I only yesterday compiled a list of my favourites for our visitors. Your hotel is very centrally located and the following are all within easy walking distance: ITALIAN - Donnini's Ciao Italia - upstairs in Pier Market - CHINESE: - Cafe China - cnr Spence & Grafton Sts; Taste of China - 36 Abbot St; JAPANESE: Kamome - The Conservatory - Abbot St; Yamagen - Village Lane, Abbot St; INDIAN: Marinades - 43 Spence St; Tandoori Oven - 62 Shields St; THAI: - Phuket Thai Seafood (not pretentious but AUTHENTIC Thai food)- 74 Grafton St; FRENCH: C'est Bon - 20 Lake St; GREEK: Yanni's - cnr Aplin & Grafton; SEAFOOD: Pesci's - downstairs at Pier Market overlooking inlet; AUSTRALIAN BUSH TUCKER: Red Ochre - cnr Shields and Aplin Sts.
These are not necessarily listed in order of preference - they're all excellent. Good eating!
pat_woolford is offline  
Oct 9th, 2003, 08:19 PM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 19
thank you for yuo suggestions.

jon
jwolk is offline  
Oct 9th, 2003, 08:19 PM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 19
do i need to make advanced reservations or just show up?
jwolk is offline  
Oct 10th, 2003, 02:45 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,680
Hi Jon - you don't say what time of year you'll be here but generally speaking you should make reservation for Friday or Saturday night. Mostly it's OK just to show up but you may have to wait for a table.
pat_woolford is offline  
Oct 11th, 2003, 08:22 AM
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 19
pat,

in my first message i mentioned i was going to be in cairns in december. the 13 and 14. sat and sun. i will take your great advice and book a reservation for the saturday night dinner and sunday just show up. this is a base for my whitewater raft trip sown the tully and a pit stop before i head to heron island.
jwolk is offline  
Oct 11th, 2003, 05:17 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,680
Sorry Jon - so you did say you'd be here in December. Meant to mention - if you go to Taste of China take a jacket (you certainly won't need one outside) - they keep their a/c at freezing level! Have a great time!
pat_woolford is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
ILuvLexie
United States
6
Mar 18th, 2008 10:14 AM
f64club
United States
5
Oct 26th, 2005 08:27 AM
sandi_travelnut
Europe
13
Jun 17th, 2004 07:02 AM
Gytha
United States
4
Mar 17th, 2004 07:49 AM
Kristen
United States
5
Jan 2nd, 2003 04:57 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:28 PM.