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The Cassowary Restaurant, Cape Tribulation, AU-QLD

The Cassowary Restaurant

3.7
3.7
32 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian
Our restaurant is secluded within the gardens of Ferntree Rainforest Lodge. We welcome all to join in, relax, and enjoy The Cassowary Restaurant’s tropical rainforest dining ambience.

We keep our menu options fresh for all our guests to enjoy well-known classic dishes, true Aussie dining platters, and we make a conscious effort to work with local produce and suppliers to support local businesses.

SPECIAL NIGHTS:
- Wednesday is Pasta Night
- Thursday is Pizza Night

* Main menu is not available on Special Nights.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

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What 32 people are saying

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3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tropical North Queensland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Healthy

  • Tropical North Queensland

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. T

    Thijsv

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very balanced, original dishes and outstanding taste!
  2. MC

    MarkC

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful setting in the rainforest. Set menu on Wednesday and Thursday nights but on Tuesday night a good selection. Moderately priced considering the location. Staff were very welcoming.
  3. BY

    BridieY

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    More Vegan options would be amazing. Beautiful view and outlook.
  4. AM

    AndreaM

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Delicious food with an Australian twist. Every meal we ate we enjoyed!
  5. PJ

    PipJ

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Due to inexperienced staff our dining experience was spoilt. Four of us at the table but the waitress forgot to order one meal so three of us ate while the fourth person twiddled their thumbs. The meal only arrived after we had eaten because we asked where it was. Even then the waitress insisted we hadn’t ordered the fourth meal- despite the fact that we had paid for it! Nobody came and asked if everything was ok. So the error went unnoticed.
  6. DR

    DavidR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff, good food, serving was a bit slow but quite a big crowd slowed it down. One has to be patient in TNQ! Overall a good restaurant.
  7. M

    Mick

    Adelaide

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    The location is beautiful and the staff very friendly. That's where the good news ends unfortunately. The prices are quite expensive though this could be expected for the Daintree in general. Although the menu and the resulting plated meals looked good ... what actually hit your taste buds did not suggest the restaurant has a trained chef or even cook on the payroll. A key step is for a chef is to taste the food before it goes out - I find it hard to believe this happened at any step at this restaurant. All of our meals were hideously under seasoned and lacked any real flavour. The quality of ingredients seemed to be there but the proper preparation not. It is a shame and I suspect the blame is not all on the proprietor. Most eateries in the Daintree seem short staffed and many are closed on key days or restricting patrons to those staying at the associated accommodation. Hopefully the restaurant can find a better chef or at least reduce the prices to be more in line with the quality of the meals.
  8. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Really stupid and annoying system. Staff seat you at the table, then ask you to order trough the app. Which their WiFi from reception doesn't extend to cover the dining room, so ypu have to use your own data, which is super slow because it's in thr daintree. Staff told us we could order on the app but pay at the bar as we don't like adding card details to apps. This was wrong, we waited 15 minutes to slow load and place order on the app, to be told we had to pay over the app. So I ended up going to the bar. Which we could have done in thr first place. It's so stupid to I sort on an app ordering system in a tiny place where the bar is like 5 meters away
  9. WL

    WendyL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Although having to make an earlier reservation than preferred, we still waited 20 minutes to order then 50 minutes till being served, and the food was almost cold. Very simple food, upmarket restaurant price.
  10. M

    Melissa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience5
    We were still hungry after eating here. The children's menu was dissapointing- $15 for a small bowl of pasta with some sauce on top. The restaurant at night is beautiful with all the lights but food was just average.
  11. U

    Unhappy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The menu was limited in options. Expensive and small serves (granted it is in Cape trib!) the worst part of our experience was the wait and bar staff. Indifferent, rude and inattentive.
  12. JL

    JoyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Unique dining experience right in the middle of the rainforest. The restaurant itself is open to the outdoors and has an amazing feel amongst the dense forest. There’s a creek running underneath, running after rain, giving extra gentle running water sound effects. The food was excellent and a good selection of wines. Staff were professional and friendly, helpful and polite. We had a wonderful dining experience at this unique restaurant in the middle of the jungle. Highly recommend it.
  13. FD

    FrancesD

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely gluten free vegetarian curry was delish and they swapped out the naan bread for poppadoms which was lovely
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    We really enjoyed our breakfast at The Cassowary Restaurant whilst on holidays. What a beautiful place to sit and eat brekky with the rain pouring down. It was absolutely beautiful. Really great value for money and friendly staff. Would recommend this if you’re in the area!
  15. PW

    PhilW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, lovely setting although the retreat is looking ‘a bit tired’. Prices were very affordable. Staff were lovely although some of our wait staff were a ‘little sleepy’.
  16. KW

    KerrieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere and the food was well presented and delicious
  17. H

    Hungry

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I booked for breakfast after receiving at least 20 emails advising me to do so. I was there 15 minutes after opening, ordered a coffee and some eggs and toast. Coffee came quickly but waited 45 minutes for the eggs that never came. Had to get to work so left. People who ordered after me had their meals so not sure what happened.
  18. DL

    DanieleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a couple of lovely meals. Really enjoyed the kangaroo filet in particular
  19. E

    Effepi

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    Food took well over over hour, and it was really bad
  20. RS

    RobynS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very nice special of barramundi. The restaurant was very quiet and we ate outside - really lovely (although a little dark to read the menu!). Service was prompt. Dessert was lovely (lime panacotta). The one negative was that the potato wedges were soggy/limp.
  21. RS

    RobynS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Thursday night is pizza night - pizza and nothing else. We were booked on a 7pm excursion (to meet at 6.55pm) and ordered two pizzas at 5.45pm. They arrived at 6.50pm (after questioning where they were and being told they were in the oven and would be ready very soon at 6.30pm). The pizzas were delicious, including being able to cater for a vegan. But it was impossible to really enjoy them in the 5 mins available. They were good for lunch the next day (cold). Would I recommend The Cassowary? If you go on a Thursday night, allow plenty of time (several other people had the same experience that night).
  22. RS

    RobynS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Wednesday is pasta night - and only pasta. There was very limited choice, particularly as one of the party was eating lactose free. The restaurant was understaffed and we needed to go in search of a wait person to see what had happened to our order. When it came, the food was very average - overcooked pasta and a sauce that seemed to be a puree of vegetables that had been cooking for a while. The meal was not expensive - but then quite expensive for what it was.
  23. JJ

    JayJayQ

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality of the food: Ordered the Slow Cooked Belly for our entre which was delicious. Great selection of meat (kangaroo, steak, crocodile) and seafood (barramundi, prawns) and they were all flavoursome. The accompanying sauces really complemented the meats. Would recommend this dish. Service: Staff were friendly and attentive to our needs. Knowledgeable about the wine selection. Interior and exterior design: Ambience: Relaxing intimate atmosphere set by the soft glow of the artificial tea lights. High ceilings and natural timbers were attractive. Spacing between tables was adequate. Music volume was set accordingly to enable ease of conversation for diners. Cleanliness: Well-maintained. Value for money: Satisfied with the food pricing and the platter was well worth its value. The bottle of Elephant in the Room Pinot Noir was just a tad bit pricey though.
  24. RC

    RebeccaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Australian platter was amazing! Highly recommend
  25. JM

    JanM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious food. Pleasant staff. A good restaurant at Cape Tribulation.
  26. NS

    NicolineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding customer service, wholesome and delicious dishes. Would highly recommend this gem of a cape trib restaurant
  27. LM

    LouiseM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food in a rainforest setting. Great value for money.
  28. TM

    TessM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, beautiful scenic atmosphere submerged in nature
  29. LT

    LisaT

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Relaxed outdoor spacious restaurant and bar to enjoy good food and drinks.
  30. SW

    SoniaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    lovely dinner with delicious food, (we had the platter), and great atmosphere. thanks
  31. GH

    GeoffH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, really well cooked and very fresh tasting foo, considering how remote the location is. Staff are excellent, very accomodating and patient. Like all dining locations in the top end, they struggle with staffing levels so dont expect a big city quick dine and back out the door, you need to take your time and relax, enjoy the ambience and make a great night out of it.
  32. SR

    ShaneR

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place, amazing food, ver surreal to be in the Daintree having an experience like that.

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The Cassowary Restaurant is rated 3.7 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Cassowary Restaurant

36 Camelot Cl, Cape Tribulation, AU-QLD 4873

Additional information

  • Area

    Cape Tribulation

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 07:30–09:30 Dinner Daily 17:30–19:30

  • Cuisines

    Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

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