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The Backyard Restaurant

Unwind on the Waterfront

The Backyard by Shangri-La is famous for casual waterside dining, but there’s more to us than that chilled Cairns vibe and great views.

We’re Tropical North Queensland on a plate, with our dishes celebrating the best local ingredients, and a menu featuring an abundance of seafood and Australian barbecue favourites.

Think grilled, smoked, seared, charred and roasted.

We are cocktails and charcuterie platters, shady Sunday sessions, buffest breakfasts in the morning sunshine, long lunches on the deck, sunset drinks in the garden, and dreamy dinners under the sparkling fairy lights.

The Backyard is about having fun with family and friends while taking in those magical views across Marlin Marina to the mountains surrounding Trinity Inlet.

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+61 7 4052 7670


Ground floor

Operating Hours

6am – 10:30am (Breakfast)
Noon - 2.30pm (Lunch)
Noon - 9.30pm (Bar)
5pm – 9:30pm (Dinner)

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Smoking Policy

No Smoking

Children's Meal Plan

Golden Circle members: When accompanied by a dine-in adult, up to 2 children of registered in-house hotel guests at the age of 6 and below can enjoy buffet meals at the all-day dining venues at no additional charge. Additional in-house children and children of walk-in guests under the age of 12 will receive a 50% discount on buffet meals at the all-day dining outlets.