The CQUniversity Cairns Taipans provide the best live entertainment that Far North Queensland has to offer and ensure they align themselves with the best food and hospitality services in the region. The Taipans are pleased to partner with the following establishments and ensure they are the top dining choices for the players, the club and of course, the Orange Army!


The Chambers

Setting sights on a historical building in the heart of The Cairns City and with the help of the original builders (The Watkins Family), The Chambers underwent a two-year-long restoration process to expose the original history of the former 1920s’ bank.

With a mantra of ‘old meets new’ we at The Chambers stand by a set of principles that encourages us to constantly reinvent the wheel and use local suppliers with quality produce wherever possible.

Cafe by day function spaces by night The Chambers is committed to creating dishes banging with flavour that has a somewhat rustic flair. Forget the white tablecloth, and join us at The Chambers where we enjoy the simple things in life. Good food, good drinks and great company.

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Ollies Italian

Ollie’s Italian Steakhouse is a waterfront Italian restaurant where people can eat, drink and celebrate day or night. Located on one of Cairns’ award winning dining strips Ollie’s Italian overlooks the Cairns harbour and features outdoor deck seating and indoor air-conditioned seating. With the outdoor deck set amongst colourful umbrellas, it makes for the perfect destination to soak up the Cairns sun all year round. Ollie’s Italian brings the best of Italy to Cairns where handcrafted pastas, classic pizzas, charcoaled steaks, fresh seafood and warm hospitality come together to create a casual dining experience.

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Waterbar & Grill

The ultimate steakhouse in Cairns! Succulent meat, big flavours, exceptional service and a superb waterfront location. Waterbar is the best place to enjoy prime beef with inviting décor, vibrant music and enthusiastic staff add to the buzz where hearty, value-for-money food and great views of the Cairns Marlin Marina take centre stage.

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Water Bar & Grill

Blackbird Coffee

The ultimate one stop shop for any coffee lover in Cairns, Blackbird is the espresso of choice before Taipans training! Committed to creating something special in the café scene, Blackbird roast their own beans locally (available to purchase wholesale in store and online) with two great locations to dine in and enjoy – Newall Street and Oceana Walk in the CBD. 

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Blackbird Coffee