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2017-01-22 01:36 pm

- Overpriced.
- Below average food.
-Tried to overcharge other guests.
-No music /atmosphere.
-Fans on the deck were off (in summer).
-Rushed out before closing.

I attended a 21st birthday there and the buffet was very limited in options for the price ( $35) . Other all you can eat buffets in Cairns for less with better variety. They tried to charge other guests $38 and gave no explanation why when we questioned them. No Music or atmosphere and they seated us outside where the fans were off until we requested they be tuned on, and in a Cairns summer it's very hot. While wrapping dinner up and giving the final birthday speeches the manager on duty came and asked if we would be much longer, it was approx 9:00pm. We wrapped things up quickly as we could see the manager hovering and trying to move us on, making his presence and displeasure very known. By the time we were done we couldn't leave through the restaurant because he had locked it all and turned all lights off, there was no staff in sight. We ended up leaving through a side gate. I was in my car to head home about 9:20pm the restaurant according to trip advisor doesn't close till 9:30pm. I found it unprofessional, uninviting and extremely rude. Considering we were the largest group of the night they would have made most of the nights earnings from us. Never recommending or returning.

Posted By: chante-gebadi regarding Charlie's on the Esplanade Cairns


2009-05-02 07:37 am

Good to see! I have always rated the Raw Prawn for its extensive menu. From basic battered fish and chips to gourmet! Obviously there's a bit of freedom in the kitchen and it works!!!

Posted By: anonomous-user regarding The Raw Prawn

2010-03-07 11:23 pm

Was just wondering what everyone thought of Bushfire Flame Grill, I'm thinking of going there for my bitrthday dinner with a bunch of friends... Is it good?

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2010-03-02 06:11 am

My husband and I went to the Raw Prawn on the Esplanade for lunch on Saturday. They have a lunch deal $22.50 and you can have either entree/main or main/dessert and a glass of beer or wine. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic. There were a number of dishes to choose from so our biggest dilemna will be what to have next time. We will definitely be going back

Posted By: beckcns regarding The Raw Prawn


2009-08-10 01:19 pm

You just have to try Devine Gelato on Aplin street. They have the nicest Gelato ever!!! I was talking to the owners and they actually make it by hand every day from real ingredients, yep thats right real coffee, real chocolate, real mango
( who else does that?) great Ice Cream and Great service well done guys I will be back

Posted By: Beckb regarding Devine Gelato