Cairns Restaurants | Rydges Tradewinds Cairns | Drift on the Esplanade

Food & Drink

Treat yourself to decadent dining and refreshing cocktails at our Cairns hotel

Enjoy delicious fresh seafood at Drift on the Esplanade while staying in one of our Cairns hotel suites. Dine in a relaxing atmosphere with views of our lush tropical gardens, resort-style pool or pristine beaches of the Coral Sea. The Cairns restaurant’s globally inspired menu features options for every diner.

Main course favorites include filet mignon cooked to perfection and Aussie beer battered reef fish fillets. For dessert, guests especially enjoy the chocolate cheesecake. All dishes feature fresh, seasonal ingredients to ensure optimum flavour in every bite.

Drift on the Esplanade is open daily for breakfast from 6am to 10am and for lunch and dinner between 11am and 9pm. Room service is available 24 hours a day so that guests can treat themselves to a hearty meal or midnight snack in bed – and why not? After all, you’re on vacation. 

 

Drift on the Esplanade

Important information about Drift,

We wish to advise that Drift will be closed for Lunch during the month of March - We will however have light snacks available during this period, please contact our friendly team for any assistance.

Drift will open from 4pm onward - Let us tempt you with our exciting cocktail menu so come and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the Esplanade with us.

Drift on the Esplanade offers a relaxed atmosphere nestled beside lush tropical gardens where one can sit back, relax and take in the views around the resort style pool and across the Esplanade Boardwalk towards the Coral Sea. Enjoy your meal alfresco or by the pool for a tropical dining experience.

The globally inspired menu traverses many cuisines and cultures while utilising one common thread; fresh, seasonal ingredients bursting with flavour. Complimented by our extensive, and individually selected wines and beverages.

You will also love the breakfast concept with an inspired selection of dishes that invite guests to spend time indulging in their favourite breakfast dishes with the opportunity to try something new.

Drift on the Esplanade is open daily for breakfast from 6am until 10am and for lunch and dinner from 11.00am to 9.00pm.

Group bookings welcome.

Opening Hours

Open for Breakfast and Dinner 

Drift on the Esplanade

Important information about Drift,

We wish to advise that Drift will be closed for Lunch during the month of March - We will however have light snacks available during this period, please contact our friendly team for any assistance.

Drift will open from 4pm onward - Let us tempt you with our exciting cocktail menu so come and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the Esplanade with us.

Drift on the Esplanade offers a relaxed atmosphere nestled beside lush tropical gardens where one can sit back, relax and take in the views around the resort style pool and across the Esplanade Boardwalk towards the Coral Sea. Enjoy your meal alfresco or by the pool for a tropical dining experience.

The globally inspired menu traverses many cuisines and cultures while utilising one common thread; fresh, seasonal ingredients bursting with flavour. Complimented by our extensive, and individually selected wines and beverages.

You will also love the breakfast concept with an inspired selection of dishes that invite guests to spend time indulging in their favourite breakfast dishes with the opportunity to try something new.

Drift on the Esplanade is open daily for breakfast from 6am until 10am and for lunch and dinner from 11.00am to 9.00pm.

Group bookings welcome.

 

Drift on the Esplanade Bar

Drift on the Esplanade Bar offers a stylish, laid back venue overlook the Cairns Esplanade.

Sit back and watch the world go by while sipping on an Australian wine or an ice cold beer from our extensive beverage menu. Or perhaps treat yourself to a decadent cocktail.

Kick start your weekend at Drift with live music every Friday from 5.30pm - 7.30pm!

Opening Hours

04.00pm to Late

Drift on the Esplanade Bar

Drift on the Esplanade Bar offers a stylish, laid back venue overlook the Cairns Esplanade.

Sit back and watch the world go by while sipping on an Australian wine or an ice cold beer from our extensive beverage menu. Or perhaps treat yourself to a decadent cocktail.

Kick start your weekend at Drift with live music every Friday from 5.30pm - 7.30pm!

Tradewinds Catering

Rydges Tradewinds Catering is an award winning, HACCP accredited, gold licensed corporate catering company. Delivering exceptional food to interesting venues for nearly a decade.

Download the Rydges Tradewinds Catering PDF

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Tradewinds Catering

Rydges Tradewinds Catering is an award winning, HACCP accredited, gold licensed corporate catering company. Delivering exceptional food to interesting venues for nearly a decade.

Download the Rydges Tradewinds Catering PDF