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 Pier Bar

In an enviable location by the water, the Pier Bar is somewhat of an institution in Cairns, known for delicious wood fired pizzas, relaxed Sunday sessions and big party events on the weekends. They offer a huge range of local and craft beers on tap, and are known for their bespoke cocktails – the perfect spot to soak up the Far North Queensland vibe before a Taipans game. Like Rattle n Hum, Pier Bar has also expanded to Cairns Airport.

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The Pier Bar

Rattle n Hum

Since 2004 Rattle N Hum has been at the heart of the Cairns Esplanade, providing countless memories and occasions for locals and visitors alike. A popular option for a late-night post-game feed, R N H always keep a spirit of friendly service, big and delicious meals with a great atmosphere. Don’t forget to check out their other restaurants at Port Douglas and Cairns Airport.

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Ochre Restaurant

Dining at Ochre Restaurant is like a virtual tour through the culinary delights of Australia. With a dedication to local produce and experience like no other in crafting native foraged ingredients into modern exciting cuisine, Ochre Restaurant offers a range of exquisite dishes, specialising in sustainable Australian regional produce, for tourists and locals alike.

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Ochre Restaurant

Bushfire Flame Grill

Bushfire Flame Grill is an Award Winning Brazilian inspired restaurant with a unique Australian BBQ style experience. Located on The Esplanade, the theatre of the kitchen is brought to your table after the skewers of meats are slow roasted on a triple-decker open flame churrasco grill. Carvers will circle your table with the seasoned and marinated meat, paired with delectable sides served to your table.

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Bushfire Restaurant

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