Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort restaurants

Whether you’re seeking a casual experience or a more formal fine dining restaurant, the restaurants and bars at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort are ideal for any taste and occasion. From our international restaurants to our pool bar, many of our dining settings offer indoor and outdoor terrace seating so guests may savour the beautiful resort surroundings.

  • Christmas Day Lunch Buffet at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort



    Monday 25th December 2017

    12:30pm – 3:30pm

    Selection of fresh seafood, traditional Christmas favourites, live cooking station, delicious Christmas desserts; and a standard 3 hour beverage package consisting of house sparkling, red and white wines, house beers and soft drinks. Plus a visit from Santa.

    After lunch guests are welcome to enjoy some relaxation by the lagoon style swimming pool.

    Adult $164*

    Child (4-17 years) $95*

    Infants (0-3) complimentary


    Booking essential.

    *Book by 30th September 2017 to receive EARLY ELF OFFER --- only $154 per adult / $90 per child! 


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  • Mizuna Restaurant

    Named after a delicate green leaf found in gourmet salads, Mizuna Restaurant offers hotel guests and Cairns residents a refreshingly different perspective on modern à la carte dining.

    Little guests are warmly welcomed with a special children’s menu adapted to their age with balanced food.

    Mizuna Restaurant is open for breakfast from 6am to 10am; and dinner is served from 6pm

    New menu coming soon... stay tuned

  • Aqua Bar (Poolside)

    After a refreshing swim in the lagoon style pool, swim up to the pool bar to order from the delicious lunch and snack menu.

    Aqua Bar is open daily, beginning at Noon (weather permitting).

    New menu coming soon... stay tuned

  • Novo Bar

    Located on the ground floor, Novo Bar is ideal for a quiet drink.

    Wind down before dinner in one of our comfortable lounge chairs and enjoy a pre dinner drink.

    Novo Bar is open daily from 5:00 p.m. until late.

    New menu coming soon... stay tuned



    After a spell in the metaphorical wilderness, Mizuna is back in the game.

    This hotel restaurant has, over the years, generally been consistent, but there have been some road bumps.

    Tonight some interesting culinary twists bring an opportune return to the fold.

    Seated, by request, al fresco with views to the lagoon-style swimming pool there is plenty of privacy having the large patio to ourselves, just a couple of other tables of diners indoors.

    Drinks ordered – the house sauv blanc served very cold is agreeable – we share a plate of bruschetta. Four slabs of toasted ciabatta drizzled with olive oil are accompanied by a self-serve bowl of diced fresh tomato, red onion, basil and balsamic vinegar.

    Off to a good start. It is surprising how many restaurants can mess up something so basic.

    Entrees look adventurous - karaage chicken lotus bun with Asian salad and five-spice pickled vegetables; as well as sesame-seared tuna with pickled red onion, baby fennel and mayonnaise, noted for future reference.

    Also of interest is baked brie with confit cherry tomatoes, caramelised onions, sourdough bread and bread sticks, but perhaps for sharing with a like-minded guest.


    This time around, my companion is young and rather conventional, so we stay on familiar territory.

    Our main courses include super food salad of burghul wheat, quinoa, roast vegetables, cashews, avocado, soft-boiled egg, kale and wild roquette with a preserved lemon and yoghurt dressing (guilty) and for the young’un, seared duck breast with braised kale, cauliflower gravel, saffron potato crush and sour cherry jus.

    I pinch a bit of duck (nice thick meaty slabs with just a little fat, could be a tad pinker perhaps), inherit the entire portion of kale (kids and kale are polar opposites, I am informed) and shovel over a bit of my generous salad.

    This is some salad! Crunchy, tangy, herby, nutty – it’s a rainbow with all the elements of greatness and certainly constitutes a balanced meal.

    The duck dish is classic and, in context, the braised kale is satisfyingly salty, clashing deliciously with the cherry jus. The earthy “gravel” is grated or ground cauliflower, which assumes a grainy consistency.

    For dessert, we’ve been eyeing off chocolate and beetroot brownie with raspberry sorbet, but concede our eyes are bigger than our bellies and should probably have forgone the bread.

    As they say, forewarned is forearmed and we have no regrets, having enjoyed it all.

    Verdict: Worth a return visit.



    Mizuna Restaurant
    122 Lake St, Cairns (Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort). Ph: 4080 1801

    Bruschetta $9; entrees $16 - $21;
    salads $18.5 - $19.5; mains $28 - $34; desserts $13 - $16.5

    Need to know: Mizuna is a leafy salad vegetable popular in Japan.

    26 Nov 2016

    Weekend Post, Cairns

    Author: Narelle Muller • Section: Cairns Eye