Splash Seafood Restaurant, Cairns

Today my mate LL and I decided to take advantage of some of the many lunch specials that are available in Cairns.  We ended up at local seafood restaurant Splash, located on the esplanade just down from Barnacle Bills and Villa Romana.  For $14.90 you can choose from 7 lunch specials which change regularly.  There is even a couple of dishes on the menu entice the non-seafood lover however being avid seafood lovers LL and I opted for a seafood dish each.  Luke, being a typical male, ordered the Fish and Chips.  The fish was lightly battered coral sea bream direct from the restaurants own fishing vessel (very impressive) with Beer Battered fries and tartare sauce.

Lightly battered coral sea bream with Beer Battered fries and tartare sauce.

I ordered the Chilli Squid and Cucumber Salad with Spanish Onions, Shallots, Mesculin and Passionfruit Dressing.  On ordering I asked the waitress if the squid was imported and I was assured that it wasn’t however I wasn’t entirely convinced with her assurance, she seemed a bit unsure.

Chilli Squid and Cucumber Salad with Spanish Onions, Shallots, Mesculin and Passionfruit Dressing

Splash has great atmosphere and it was a beautiful day to enjoy a bit of lunch on the esplanade.  One of the things that I think is pretty cool about Splash is the Australian Charts that are laminated to the table tops.  Its something different and gives you something to look at and point to while you are waiting for your food to arrive. We didn’t wait long for our mains at all, probably only about 10-15 minutes which was good.  My salad was very eye-catching with the passionfruit dressing drizzled around the plate and it tasted pretty good too.  The squid was cooked nicely and the serving size was just right.  LL’s Fish and Chips was a good size and the fish pieces looked, well just as the menu said ‘lightly battered’ but delicious also.  The chips were crunchy and he seemed pretty satisfied by the end of it.  Delicious lunch at Splash!  I’ll be back for sure.


103 Esplanade Cairns QLD 4870

Ph: (07) 40 319300

Posted on May 14, 2011, in Cairns and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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