Barnacle Bill’s Restaurant on the Esplanade Cairns

60th birthday celebrations at Barnacle Bill’s restaurant on the Esplanade Cairns last night. Staff very understanding of GF requirements and informative as to their handling and serving of your GF meal. Two of us chose the small serve of Prawns Risotto which was enough for each of us however a large serve is also available….

Marine Hotel Cardwell

Marine Hotel at Cardwell offered a few GF options. Reef and River made GF with rice instead of chips.  Local fish topped with prawns and calamari sauteed with garlic and white wine in a creamy GF Bechamel sauce with fresh dill and parsley served with a small salad. Absolutely delicious, fresh and satisfying in a…

Mama Coco Westcourt Cairns

A lot of Gluten Free options here. I chose Marinated Steak Burger on GF bread.  Next time I would ask for no bread at all as bread was a bit soggy on the bottom towards the end. Very tasty, steak was tender and the whole meal was very filling. Nice atmosphere and staff very helpful….

Ochre Restaurant Harbour Lights Cairns

Lunch at Ochre before Christmas.  Mention to wait staff Gluten Free and they came out with the menu with GF items highlighted.  Very pleased with that. Beef Fillet Satay was delicious and very filling. Dessert choices were fantastic.  I chose Davidson Plum Mousse and the presentation was beautiful and tasted devine. A great place for…

Plantations at the Bungalow Hotel Cairns

Last night we visited Plantations restaurant in Aumuller Street Cairns. Two out of the six guests are coeliac.  There are Gluten Free items and GF options on the menu. My fellow coeliac ordered Calamari (fried) for starters which she described as some tasted good and some not so good.     For the main course…

Coffee and cake in Atherton

Yesterday we enjoyed coffee and cake at P & P (Petals and Pine cones) coffee shop Atherton.  Situated at the very end of the Supercheap Auto shopping centre in Herberton Road (at the end of Main Street) Atherton. While not geared for GF except for cakes and only 4 varieties to choose from I did…

Splash on the Esplanade Cairns

Great meal for lunch at Splash Restaurant last Sunday on the Esplanade Cairns.  Wait staff were excellent and knew the difference between gluten intolerant and coeliac.  There are items on the menu listed as GF however staff will happily check with the kitchen anything you choose on the menu to make sure it is GF…

Botanical Gardens Cafe-Edge Hill Cairns

Enjoyed a scrumptious afternoon tea here last Saturday. I phoned ahead to make sure the cafe had GF afternoon tea. Delicious chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce and cream. Also pavlova with fresh fruit salad, cream and ice cream. All enjoyed in cool pleasant surroundings.

Vines Cafe at Limberlost Nursery Freshwater Cairns

We enjoyed a lovely lunch in very pleasant surroundings last Wednesday at Vines Cafe. We both ordered a three egg omelette which came with chutney, pesto and GF toast – this was very tasty, satisfying and beautifully presented. With coffee I had the GF Pineapple, Passionfruit and Coconut cake – absolutely delicious.  

Myer at Central Cairns – cafe upstairs

Limited gluten free choices for lunch here- soup which is usually GF was sold out however frittata with garden salad available.  I have had this before but yesterday it was particularly tasty. The serving was a good size. A couple of GF choices in the cakes however frittata and salad substantial enough as to leave…

Mondo Cafe Bar & Grill Esplanade Cairns

Revisited Mondo’s  on the weekend – not a lot of choice if you don’t want meat. The menu the first time can be confusing as the options that have gluten in them have (g) next to them and the gluten free options have (gf).  The menu hasn’t changed in years. None of the starters have…